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{{nihongo|'''''Kamen Rider Kuuga'''''|仮面ライダークウガ|Kamen Raidā Kūga|''Masked Rider Kuuga''}} is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the 10th installment in the popular [[Kamen Rider Series]] of tokusatsu shows. It was a joint collaboration between [[Ishimori Productions]] and [[Toei Company|Toei]], and was shown on TV Asahi from January 30, 2000 to January 21, 2001.
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==

Revision as of 16:15, March 17, 2009

Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ Kamen Raidā Kūga, Masked Rider Kuuga) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the 10th installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows. It was a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and was shown on TV Asahi from January 30, 2000 to January 21, 2001.

Characters

  • Yuusuke Godai / Kamen Rider Kuuga (五代 雄介 / 仮面ライダークウガ Godai Yūsuke / Kamen Raidā Kūga)
    The young adventurer who changes into Kuuga. He is a happy-go-lucky and honest person that fights to protect everyone's smile. Yuusuke and his sister, Minori, lost their mother while they were both young and their father when they were older. He was born in Hokkaido Prefecture on March 18, 1975. His blood type is O.
  • Kaoru Ichijo (一条 薫 Ichijō Kaoru)
    The police inspector who assists Godai in fighting the Grongi. He is a model policeman that firmly believes in doing the right thing. Though he is very strict with himself, he will do everything he can, even bend police rules, to help Yuusuke fight the Grongi. He was born in Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture on April 18, 1974. His blood type is AB.
  • Sakurako Sawatari (沢渡 桜子 Sawatari Sakurako)
    A friend of Godai who translates the ancient writings of the "Rinto" as well as deciphering Kuuga's other powers. At first she was against helping because she was worried about Yuusuke, but now she believes in him fully and works hard to help Yuusuke understand his powers. She was born in Gunma Prefecture on October 30, 1976. Her blood type is B.
  • Shuichi Tsubaki (椿 秀一 Tsubaki Shūichi)
    A trusted friend of Ichijo, he is the doctor that looks after Yuusuke and treats him when he becomes injured. Though he's a light-hearted person, he was very serious and worried when talking about Yuusuke's future transformations because of the constant dangers that surrounded the Kuuga legend. He also performs the autopsies of the Grongi victims in order to determine causes of death.
  • Hikari Enokida (榎田 ひかり Enokida Hikari)
    Another old friend of Ichijo, she is in charge of the Science Division of the Police Department. She studies the biology of the Grongi in order to develop effective weapons against them. She also assists in the study of Kuuga and the Gouram. Because of the massive amount of work required of her to fight the Grongi, she was away from home quite often and her child felt alone and neglected.
  • Jean Michel Sorrel (ジャン・ミッシェル・ソレル Jan Missheru Soreru)
    A university student from America that shares the work office with Sakurako. He researched the broken fragments that later formed into Gouram. He has a crush on Enokida and hoped to help her reconnect with her child.
  • Minori Godai (五代 みのり Godai Minori)
    Yuusuke's younger sister. She is a teacher at a local day care for children. Yuusuke will occasionally visit her there to entertain the kids. Like Sakurako, she was at first apprehensive about her brother transforming into Kuuga, but she believes in Yuusuke and helps out however she can. She was born in Hokkaido Prefecture on September 4, 1977. Her blood type is O.
  • Oyassan (おやっさん Oyassan)
    He was friends with Yuusuke and Minori's father. He took them in after their father died. He owns and runs the Pore Pore Tea Cafe. He is a goofy, light-hearted character that keeps a scrap book of all of Kuuga's exploits from the newspaper. His real name is Tamasaburo Kazari (飾 玉三郎 Kazari Tamasaburō). He was born on June 9, 1955. His blood type is A.
  • Rose-Tattooed Woman (バラのタトゥの女 Bara no Tatu no Onna)
    The Judge of the Grongi's game. Ra・Baruba・De
  • N・Daguba・Zeba (ン・ダグバ・ゼバ N Daguba Zeba)
    The leader of the Grongi tribe who was responsible for resurrecting the Grongis in modern times. He appears to have killed other Grongi as well.

The Grongis

The Grongi Tribe (グロンギ族 Gurongi Zoku) are mysterious ancient Creatures that kill people as a game, referred by the Police as Unidentified Lifeforms (未確認生命体 Mikakunin Seimeitai). They embedded the object like Amadam of Kuuga in the belt. While in human form, they have a living thing motif tattooed on their body. B is attached to human form. As for a thick font, the figure has become clear.

N Group

Gurongi's ruler.

  • N・Daguba・Zeba (ン・ダグバ・ゼバ N Daguba Zeba) (Stag beetle) (1-48) - Unidentified Beings 0 and B13. Killed by Kuuga Ultimate Form
    • Imperfection Form (不完全体 Fukanzen-tai)
    • Perfection Form (完全体 Kanzen-tai)

Ra Group

Management of a game.

  • Ra・Baruba・De (ラ・バルバ・デ Ra Baruba De) (Rose) (3-48) - Unidentified Beings B1. Killed by Ichijo's Neurotmesis Bullet (The corpse was not discovered)
  • Ra・Dorudo・Gu (ラ・ドルド・グ Ra Dorudo Gu) (Condor) (23-46) - Unidentified Beings 47 and B9. Killed by Sugita and Sakurai's Neurotmesis Bullet

Nu Group

Manufacture of a tool.

  • Nu・Zajio・Re (ヌ・ザジオ・レ Nu Zajio Re) (Salamander) (21-41) - Killed by N・Daguba・Zeba

Be Group

Lowest class. All Be group were murdered by N・Daguba・Zeba, without acquiring the right of a game.

  • Be・Jimin・Ba (ベ・ジミン・バ Be Jimin Ba) (Water flea) (The stage show)

Zu Group

Low class. The creatures of Zu group which is not in a list are considered to have been murdered by N・Daguba・Zeba, without acquiring the right of a game. The leader is Zu・Zain・Da.

  • Zu・Gumun・Ba (ズ・グムン・バ Zu Gumun Ba) (Spider) (1-2): Referred to the police as "Unidentified Being 1". He was Kuuga's first opponent, though he survived as Kuuga was in "Growing Form". But by the next episode, Zu・Gumun・Ba reappeared to settle the score while aiding Zu・Gōma・Gu. But in the end, the Zu was destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Gōma・Gu (ズ・ゴオマ・グ Zu Gōma Gu) (Bat) (2-39): Labeled as "Unidentified Being 3" originally and B2. He posed as a human, though was unable to act in sunlight. Killed by N・Daguba・Zeba.
    • Strengthened Form (強化体 Kyōka-tai)
    • Ultimate Form (究極体 Kyūkyoku-tai)
  • Zu・Mebio・Da (ズ・メビオ・ダ Zu Mebio Da) (Leopard) (3-4): Labeled "Unidentified Beings 5", she fought Kuuga and ended up losing her eye to gunshots by the police. She was eventually Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick.
  • Zu・Bazū・Ba (ズ・バヅー・バ Zu Bazū Ba) (Grasshopper) (3-6) - Unidentified Beings 6 and B5. Destroyed by Kuuga Dragon Form's Splash Dragon
  • Zu・Gujiru・Gi (ズ・グジル・ギ Zu Gujiru Gi) (Whale) - Unidentified Beings 7. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Garuga・Da (ズ・ガルガ・ダ Zu Garuga Da) (Kangaroo) - Unidentified Beings 8. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Miuji・Gi (ズ・ミウジ・ギ Zu Miuji Gi) (Sea slug) - Unidentified Beings 9. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Gazubo・De (ズ・ガズボ・デ Zu Gazubo De) (Nepenthes) - Unidentified Beings 10. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Dāgo・Gi (ズ・ダーゴ・ギ Zu Dāgo Gi) (Octopus) - Unidentified Beings 11. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Nezuma・Da (ズ・ネズマ・ダ Zu Nezuma Da) (Mouse/Rat) - Unidentified Beings 12A. Destroyed by deadline of a game(?).
  • Zu・Nezumo・Da (ズ・ネズモ・ダ Zu Nezumo Da) (Mouse/Rat) - Unidentified Beings 12B. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Jamoru・Re (ズ・ジャモル・レ Zu Jamoru Re) (Gecko) - Unidentified Beings 13. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Zu・Zain・Da (ズ・ザイン・ダ Zu Zain Da) (Rhinoceros) (3-12) - Unidentified Beings 22 and B4. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick

Me Group

Middle class. The higher rank group of Zu group who promoted Zu group. A leader is Me・Garima・Ba.

  • Me・Bajisu・Ba (メ・バヂス・バ Me Bajisu Ba) (Bee) (7-8) - Unidentified Beings 14. Destroyed by Kuuga Pegasus Form's Blast Pegasus
  • Me・Agon・Gi (メ・アゴン・ギ Me Agon Gi) (Anglerfish) - Unidentified Beings 15. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Aguri・Da (メ・アグリ・ダ Me Aguri Da) (Giant Anteater) - Unidentified Beings 16. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Ibae・Ba (メ・イバエ・バ Me Ibae Ba) (Fly) - Unidentified Beings 17. Destroyed by Kuuga Pegasus Form's Blast Pegasus
  • Me・Gāge・Re (メ・ガーゲ・レ Me Gāge Re) (Lizard) - Unidentified Beings 18. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Mugado・Ba (メ・ムガド・バ Me Mugado Ba) (Centipede) - Unidentified Beings 19. Destroyed by Kuuga Dragon Form's Splash Dragon
  • Me・Gorigi・Ba (メ・ゴリギ・バ Me Gorigi Ba) (Cockroach) - Unidentified Beings 20. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Giiga・Gi (メ・ギイガ・ギ Me Giiga Gi) (Squid) (7-10) - Unidentified Beings 21. Destroyed by Kuuga Titan Form's Calamity Titan
  • Me・Biran・Gi (メ・ビラン・ギ Me Biran Gi) (Piranha) (7-14) - Unidentified Beings 23 and B7. Destroyed by Kuuga Dragon Form's Splash Dragon
  • Me・Gyarido・Gi (メ・ギャリド・ギ Me Gyarido Gi) (Hermit crab) (14-16) - Unidentified Beings 24. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Try Gouram Attack
  • Me・Gadora・Da (メ・ガドラ・ダ Me Gadora Da) (Tiger) (17) - Unidentified Beings 25. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Ginoga・De (メ・ギノガ・デ Me Ginoga De) (Mushroom/Toadstool) (18-19) - Unidentified Beings 26A. Destroyed by Kuuga Growing Form's Growing Kick
    • Mutant (変異体 Hen'i-tai) (20) - Unidentified Beings 26B. Melted by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Gaera・Re (メ・ガエラ・レ Me Gaera Re) (Frog) - Unidentified Beings 27. Destroyed by Kuuga Dragon Form's Splash Dragon
  • Me・Zoebi・Gi (メ・ゾエビ・ギ Me Zoebi Gi) (Shrimp/Lobster) - Unidentified Beings 28. Destroyed by Kuuga Titan Form's Calamity Titan
  • Me・Uzā・Da (メ・ウザー・ダ Me Uzā Da) (Rabbit) - Unidentified Beings 29. Destroyed by Kuuga Dragon Form's Splash Dragon
  • Me・Demudo・Ba (メ・デムド・バ Me Demudo Ba) (Lady bug) - Unidentified Beings 30. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Garume・Re (メ・ガルメ・レ Me Garume Re) (Chameleon) (3-22) - Unidentified Beings 31 and B3. Destroyed by Kuuga Pegasus Form's Blast Pegasus
  • Me・Ginē・Da (メ・ギネー・ダ Me Ginē Da) (Fox) - Unidentified Beings 32. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Gegura・Gi (メ・ゲグラ・ギ Me Gegura Gi) (Jellyfish) - Unidentified Beings 33. Destroyed by Kuuga Titan Form's Calamity Titan
  • Me・Gaperi・Gu (メ・ガペリ・グ Me Gaperi Gu) (Pelican) (Tere-Koro Comic) - Unidentified Beings 34. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Jūma・Da (メ・ジュウマ・ダ Me Jūma Da) (Zebra) - Unidentified Beings 35. Destroyed by Kuuga Mighty Form's Mighty Kick
  • Me・Garima・Ba (メ・ガリマ・バ Me Garima Ba) (Mantis) (7-24) - Unidentified Beings 36 and B6. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Titan Form's Rising Calamity Titan

Go Group

Upper class. The higher rank group of Me group who promoted Me group. Weapon is created from their own ornament. Achievement of a game acquires the right of the final game of fighting with N・Daguba・Zeba. A leader is Go・Gadoru・Ba.

  • Go・Būro・Gu (ゴ・ブウロ・グ Go Būro Gu) (Owl) (23-26) - Unidentified Beings 37. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Pegasus Form's Rising Blast Pegasus
  • Go・Bemiu・Gi (ゴ・ベミウ・ギ Go Bemiu Gi) (Sea snake) (25-28) - Unidentified Beings 38. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Dragon Form's Rising Splash Dragon
  • Go・Gamego・Re (ゴ・ガメゴ・レ Go Gamego Re) (Turtle) (25-30) - Unidentified Beings 39. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Mighty Form's Rising Mighty Kick
  • Go・Jiino・Da (ゴ・ジイノ・ダ Go Jiino Da) (Wild boar) (Super Secret Video) - Unidentified Beings 40. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Mighty Form's Rising Mighty Kick
  • Go・Badā・Ba (ゴ・バダー・バ Go Badā Ba) (Grasshopper) (21-33) - Unidentified Beings 41 and B8. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Mighty Form's Rising Mighty Kick
  • Go・Jaraji・Da (ゴ・ジャラジ・ダ Go Jaraji Da) (Porcupine) (25-35) - Unidentified Beings 42. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Titan Form's Rising Calamity Titan
  • Go・Zazaru・Ba (ゴ・ザザル・バ Go Zazaru Ba) (Scorpion) (25-39) - Unidentified Beings 43. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Pegasus Form's Rising Blast Pegasus
  • Go・Jāza・Gi (ゴ・ジャーザ・ギ Go Jāza Gi) (Shark) (37-41) - Unidentified Beings 44 and B10. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Titan Form's Double Rising Calamity Titan
    • Quick Form (俊敏体 Shunbin-tai)
    • Great Strength Form (剛力体 Gōriki-tai)
  • Go・Baberu・Da (ゴ・バベル・ダ Go Baberu Da) (Buffalo) (37-42) - Unidentified Beings 45 and B12. Destroyed by Kuuga Rising Mighty Form's Rising Beat Gouram Attack
    • Grapple Form (格闘体 Kakutō-tai)
    • Great Strength Form (剛力体 Gōriki-tai)
  • Go・Gadoru・Ba (ゴ・ガドル・バ Go Gadoru Ba) (Japanese rhinoceros beetle) (25-46) - Unidentified Beings 46 and B11. Destroyed by Kuuga Amazing Mighty Form's Amazing Mighty Kick
    • Grapple Form (格闘体 Kakutō-tai)
    • Quick Form (俊敏体 Shunbin-tai)
    • Shooting Form (射撃体 Shageki-tai)
    • Great Strength Form (剛力体 Gōriki-tai)
    • Electric Shock Form (電撃体 Dengeki-tai)

Episodes

  1. Revival (復活 Fukkatsu)
  2. Transformation (変身 Henshin)
  3. Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō)
  4. Dash (疾走 Shissō)
  5. Distance (距離 Kyori)
  6. Dragon (青龍 Seiryū)
  7. Conviction (傷心 Shōshin)
  8. Marksman (射手 Shashu)
  9. Sibling(兄妹 (Kyōdai)
  10. Fierceness (熾烈 Shiretsu)
  11. Promise (約束 Yakusoku)
  12. Teacher (恩師 Onshi)
  13. Suspicion (不審 Fushin)
  14. Omen (前兆 Zenchō)
  15. Armor (装甲 Sōkō)
  16. Creed (信条 Shinjō)
  17. Preparation (臨戦 Rinsen)
  18. Loss (喪失 Sōshitsu)
  19. Artifact (霊石 Reiseki)
  20. Smile (笑顔 Egao)
  21. Secrets (暗躍 An'yaku)
  22. Play (遊戯 Yūgi)
  23. Uneasiness (不安 Fuan)
  24. Strengthening (強化 Kyōka)
  25. Wandering (彷徨 Hōkō)
  26. Myself (自分 Jibun)
  27. Ripple (波紋 Hamon)
  28. Clarification (解明 Kaimei)
  29. Crossroads (岐路 Kiro)
  30. Fate (運命 Unmei)
  31. Retaliation (応戦 Ōsen)
  32. Trouble (障害 Shōgai)
  33. Cooperation (連携 Renkei)
  34. Tremble (戦慄 Senritsu)
  35. Emotion (愛憎 Aizō)
  36. Complication (錯綜 Sakusō)
  37. Approach (接近 Sekkin)
  38. Transition (変転 Henten)
  39. Strong Devil (強魔 Gōma)
  40. Impulse (衝動 Shōdō)
  41. Control (抑制 Yokusei)
  42. Battlefield (戦場 Senjō)
  43. Reality (現実 Genjitsu)
  44. Crisis (危機 Kiki)
  45. Enemy (強敵 Kyōteki)
  46. Indomitable (不屈 Fukutsu)
  47. Decision (決意 Ketsui)
  48. Kuuga (空我 Kūga)
  49. Yuusuke (雄介 Yūsuke)

Specials

  • (SP) First Dream Of The New Year (初夢 Hatsuyume)
  • (EX) Tiredness (乙彼(お疲れ) Otsukare)
  • (Comic) Trust (信頼 Shinrai)

Music

Opening theme
  1. Kamen Rider Kuuga (仮面ライダークウガ Kamen Raidā Kūga) by Masayuki Tanaka (田中 昌之 Tanaka Masayuki)
Ending theme
  1. Into the blue sky (青空になる Aozora ni Naru) by Jin Hashimoto (橋本 仁 Hashimoto Jin)

Cast

  • Yuusuke Godai / Kamen Rider Kuuga (五代 雄介 / 仮面ライダークウガ Godai Yūsuke / Kamen Raidā Kūga) - Joe Odagiri (オダギリ ジョー Odagiri Jō)
  • Kaoru Ichijo (一条 薫 Kaoru Ichijō) - Shingo Katsurayama (葛山 信吾 Katsurayama Shingo)
  • Sakurako Sawatari (沢渡 桜子 Sawatari Sakurako) - Kazumi Murata (村田 和美 Murata Kazumi)
  • Minori Godai (五代 みのり Godai Minori) - Wakana Aoi (葵 若菜 Aoi Wakana)
  • Oyassan (おやっさん Oyassan) - Kitaro (きたろう Kitarō)
  • Shuichi Tsubaki (椿 秀一 Shūichi Tsubaki) - Yoshitaka Otsuka (大塚 よしたか Ōtsuka Yoshitaka)
  • Hikari Enokida (榎田 ひかり Hikari Enokida) - Kaori Mizushima (水島 かおり Kaori Mizushima)
  • Nana Asahina (朝比奈 奈々 Asahina Nana) - Shio Mizuhara (水原 詩生 Mizuhara Shio)
  • Jean Michel Sorrel (ジャン・ミッシェル・ソレル Jan Missheru Soreru) - Serge Vasilov (セルジュ・ヴァシロフ Seruju Vashirofu)
  • Sadao Matsukura (松倉 貞雄 Matsukura Sadao) - Yudai Ishiyama (石山 雄大 Ishiyama Yūdai)
  • Morimichi Sugita (杉田 守道 Morimichi Sugita) - Takashi Matsuyama (松山 鷹志 Matsuyama Takashi)
  • Go Sakurai (桜井 剛 Sakurai Gō) - Nobuyuki Yoneyama (米山 信之 Yoneyama Nobuyuki)
  • Nozomi Sasayama (笹山 望見 Sasayama Nozomi) - Eri Tanaka (田中 恵理 Tanaka Eri)
  • Rose-Tattooed Woman (バラのタトゥの女 Bara no Tatu no Onna) - Mie Nanamori (七森 美江 Nanamori Mie)
  • N・Daguba・Zeba (ン・ダグバ・ゼバ N Daguba Zeba) - Kenji Urai (浦井 健治 Urai Kenji)
  • Tsurumaru Kameyama (亀山 鶴丸 Kameyama Tsurumaru) - Katsuaki Nishide (西手 勝秋 Nishide Katsuaki)
  • Mika Natsume (夏目 実加 Natsume Mika) - Yuka Takeshima (竹島 由夏 Takeshima Yuka)
  • Shoji Kanzaki (神崎 昭二 Kanzaki Shōji) - Takashi Inoue (井上 高志 Inoue Takashi)
  • Junichi Chono (蝶野 潤一 Chōno Jun'ichi) - Daisuke Uchida (内田 大介 Uchida Daisuke)
  • Keiko Motoshiro (元城 恵子 Motoshiro Keiko) - Rie Okada (岡田 理江 Okada Rie)
  • Kanako Suyama (須山 可奈子 Suyama Kanako) - Yukako Mino (三野 友華子 Mino Yukako)
  • Hitoshi Kashiwabara (柏原 仁 Kashiwabara Hitoshi) - Takashi Kikuchi (菊池 隆志 Kikuchi Takashi)
  • Narrator (ナレーター Narētā) - Fumihiko Tachiki (立木 文彦 Tachiki Fumihiko)

Suit actor

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