And what better way to celebrate the birthday of the man that put the TOH! in Kamen Rider than by unveiling our new series. Kamen Rider - Season 1!
The series that kicked off the long standing, and much loved franchise is one that has seemingly eluded the attention of sub groups over the years. It has always been my personal favorite. And now, thanks to the help of our two translators UK Windom and Sky79, we can finally bring this show to you.
First, we have the first FOUR episodes. These were originally translated and timed by an anonymous poster on 4chan's /m/ forum about a year ago. Apparently, anyway. No information was given. The scripts were posted with little fanfare, and no more were released. When KITSubs first started, I retimed these scripts to work with the DVD quality raws at from Momotaros Raws Revolution, who graciously provides all of our raws. Here, I'd further improved the timing. As well as completely re-edited the scripts from begining to end, added the opening and ending themes, and uploaded them. These aren't V2s of the previous scripts, these are basically brand new, with many changes and corrections.
And finally, we have the completely new episode 5, translated from scratch by us, and it will mark the start of our new project! From 5 on, this will be KITsubs second dedicated project. Expect alternating releases of both Kamen Rider and Skyrider in the future!
What can I say about this series that hasn't already been said? It's a landmark. It started a phenomenon. But, disregarding all of that, it's a fantastic show. There's a tone to these stories that feels unique to any other tokusatsu show... unique to any Rider show, for that matter! The stunts, the costumes, the music, it all feels perfect for the story being told. And the sharp writing only helps moves those stories along. If you've never watched an older Tokusatsu show before, you're in for a treat. If you've got hesitations about watching a show that's celebrating it's 40th Anniversary this year, then give it a try anyway. You'll be surprised how good these shows hold up!
Kamen Rider - Season 1
01 - The Mysterious SpiderMan
02 - The Terrifying BatMan
03 - Monster, ScorpionMan
04 - Cannibal Sarracenian
05 - Monster, MantisMan