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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Raida.. 101

chapter 1 : Rider Themes

ok, boys and girls... some how i need to share these toughs. it's about the likeness between the raida design and the animal it resembles..

basically the first 2 raida... we based on an insect theme which is a grass hopper.. but then it evolved in to many kind of insect and even other animal...

the question is WHY ? well from my opinion, i guess it has some thing to do with the MUSHI which is Each summer and fall, many Japanese children (mostly boys) spend hours catching and playing with insects and its has become a tradition... so the insect had a strong relation with the heart of people in japan... may be.... i became one of the major factor for them to use the idea of insect in kamen raider theme..... well, any way, lets just continue...

now let's take a closer look...

this is a grass hopper...
famous for the antennae and the eye....and comes with a green color.

and this is the hopper riders...

Kamen Rider 1, 2, Black, Black RX, Shadow Moon, Shin (especialy this guy..), ZO, J. Three basic colors (Green, Black and Silver), but different shades of green have been used, whic is the basic color of a grasshopper...

and then... this is a stag bettle...
comes in mostly red and a mandibles (wich often use as weapon for the riders)
and here are the boys...

Kamen Rider Kuga, Garren, and Gattack. Red and Blue have been used.

and there aslo a Rhinoceros Beetlesstrong and elegant ... with a big long horn...

these are the riders...
Kamen Rider Stronger, Blade, Kabuto and Dark Kabuto. Red and Blue have used

this one is a dragonfly
easly noticed..because it can fly (kwkwwkw)
well you can see by the mouth cover design of the riders....

thes guys ar nonfly dragon riders.....

Kamen Rider V3 and Drake, both have the same mouth cover design...

and the there's a locustyou guys..probably say "what the F***ing diffrent with the grasshopper.."
well the locust have a shorther antennae and the got wings !
and the riders.....are.......
Skyrider, Another Agito, Kick Hopper and Punch Hopper. Kick Hopper and Punch Hopper are actually Oriental longheaded locusts (you can only find these in Japan).

and here are rest...........................................

(Especialy for can only be found in HIDUP INDONESIA !!)
Kamen Rider Caucasus and Kamen Rider Blade's King Form

Longhorn Bettles

Kamen Rider ZX and Gills

Other Insects
Kamen Rider X - Giant water bug
Kamen Rider Super 1 - Hornet
Kamen Rider Alternate/Alternative Zero - Cricket
Kamen Rider Chalice - Elegant Praying Mantis
Chalice's Wild Form - Ghost Mantis
Kamen Rider Leangle - Onigumo Spider
Kamen Rider TheBee - Wasp
Kamen Rider Sasword - Scorpion
ZECT Troopers - Ants
Kamen Rider Hercus - Hercules Beetle
Kamen Rider Ketaros - Centaurus beetle
Kamen Rider Decade - Graphosoma lineatum
Kamen Rider Diend - Zicrona caerulea

and then suddenly the creatives team run of idea on which insect they going to use.. so the change the ony maintaining the big round eye (except for hibiki)...

Kamen Rider Amazon - Spotted monitor lizard
Kamen Rider Verde - Chameleon

Kamen Rider Agito (yes...agito is not an insect form..) - Chinese Dragon
Kamen Rider Ryuki - Red Dragon
Kamen Rider Ryuga - Black Dragon
Kamen Rider Den-O Gun Mode - Tatsu no Ko Taro/Japanese Dragon

Kamen Rider Zolda - Bull
Kamen Rider Gai - Rhino
Kamen Rider Tiger - White Tiger
Kamen Rider Imperer - Antelope
Kamen Rider Touki- Polar Bear
Kamen Rider Nishiki - Tiger
Kamen Rider Den-O Ax Form - Bear

Kamen Rider Femme - Swan
Kamen Rider Habataki - Hawk
Kamen Rider Garren's Jack Form - Peacock
Kamen Rider Den-O Wing Form - Swan
Kamen Rider Vega Form - Hawk

Other Animals
Kamen Rider Knight - Bat
Kamen Rider Scissors - Crab
Kamen Rider Raia - Manta Ray
Kamen Rider Ohja - King Cobra
Kamen Rider Den-O Rod Form - Sea Turtle
Kamen Rider Zeronos Altair and Zeo form - Bull
Kamen Rider Gaoh - Crocodile
Kamen Rider Abyss - Shark

Mythical Creatures
Kamen Rider Odin - Phoenix
Kamen Rider Glaive, Larc, Lance - Cerberus
Kamen Rider Kirameki - Shachihoko

well.... that's it for now... i would like to show and the pictures.. but i think its fun for you guys.. to for it your self and imagine the likeness to the riders... thanks for now... se ya...


Additional by Kyo :

Rider Faiz - Shark
Kamen Rider Hibiki, Todoroki, Azuki - Oni (Japan Demon)

4 Comment:

  1. Nice report dude..
    We learn more about rider...!!

  2. as i know, faiz is not inspired by firefly. it's shark. take a look at the antenne and his mouth. lokks like shark.

  3. I, of course, a newcomer to this blog, but the author does not agree

  4. About the origin- Kamen Rider was suposed to be an adaptation of Shotaros well known manga "Skullman". But The Skullman wasn't kid frendly. As the matter of fact, he was an anti-hero, so his son gave him a suggestion that he should make his helmet to be buglike and less violent.


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