Best Kamen Rider Series

The Top Ten
1 Kamen Rider Gaim

It's one of my favorites so far, due to what you don't expect to be dark and serious at the same time very light and funny at the same time.

A bizarre concept with an excellent execution. A truly addicting grim story that wants you to learn more about it's characters, environments and the interactions that occur within it. There is nothing more to say than to "Just live more." (Although they milked the series in tons of movies that do not compare to the series.)

Samurai concept, well defined transformations, good designed costumes, well balanced power ceiling, good CG compared to other previous generations, actors are good looking, everything is just awesome.

Fantastic mystery and dark twist keep you entertained, but of a sad ending though.

2 Kamen Rider OOO

My second Rider Series I've watched, I really enjoyed the story and how it doesn't paint Greed and Desires in a black and white view as it shows the positive sides and negative sides.

The characters were really good and I really liked Ankh character development.

I thought the villains were some of the best I've seen in a long time. And the costume was so Awesome! (I think it might be my favorite.)

But overall OOO is a show I'm glad I watched!

Best first episode and best final episode. Really a fantastic series plenty of humor heart and a villain with insane yet relatable motive, and a look at PTSD is unique for a toku show. Fantastic for newcomers and not too hard to understand.

A fun, entertaining and very emotional start to the series. I had never watched Kamen Rider before and then I watched this. Also the jingles are catchy

Eiji and Ankh's dynamic is great, and the consistent adherence to theme of desire and greed is well done.

3 Kamen Rider Build

Sorry to say. But, it's 1st time for me to fall in love with 2nd hero more than Kamen rider build himself.
Hyuga Bonjo (kamen rider cross z) character more entertaining. Story line make him looks more heroically, manly and honest. Because of him I feel worth to watch it.
Kazumi Sawatari (kamen rider grease) was the hilarious one. The best part is, he was one from Misa fanboy. But, didn't have much story about him. And so sad when he had to die. Always hope he still alive.
It become more hilarious after Gentoku Himuro (kamen rider rouge) become one of them. I love when Bonjo, Kazumi & Gentoku did something foolish. It's hilarious.

1. The story are simple to follow, just one straight line from start, climax and the end. All happen because the forbidden box.
2. Every characters are unique, even having their own ending in V-cinemas which is great.
3. All forms have unique traits and skills that simply not too powerful than any other forms, so all of them are useful, depends on the area and the enemies that he facing.
4. Supportive sidekick with big of bromance.
5. Epic last battle because it doesn't simply solving it with kick their ass in instant by using final form but fight until both in critical condition then use final attack to save both world from colliding each other and create a new world.

There was so many twists that made sense and strengthen the plot more. The ending was sad, it was like a sacrifice that the main character had to make even though there was a movie afterwards that continued the ending. There were some things I would have liked to see, but I really recommend it. It's humorous and heartwarming with an amazing plot, never a dull moment.

The plot is just as intricate and the writing is just as solid as with Gaim, but Build has much more heroism, hope and love, despite the grim reality the characters find themselves in. It's not an instant hook, but once the underlying schemes of villain characters start to show you won't be able to stop watching until you have found out all the secrets behind these plans. A solid 10/10

4 Kamen Rider W

The first series that got me into Kamen Rider. The moment I saw the first episode, a huge wave of excitement was thrown at me and I had to watch more! And I loved everything about it!

I love the idea of two people becoming one, I love the characters, I love the overarching mystery that went on, and I love Shotaro Hidar and Philip character dynamics.

The series does a great job At drama, and comedy! Overall it's one of my favorite!

Wonderful characters great chemistry between the two leads, but the main villians being seitched and taken out too early kinda ruins the momentum.

Absolutely beautifully crafted. The characters are very nicely made. Everything was very clearly designed. Tears will be shed.

Best storyline and very simple yet awesome suit (Extreme Double is crazy cool design) love all the character too, heck one of em get married with one of the main character

5 Kamen Rider Faiz

Faiz is too underrated. This series is such a gorgeous, magnificent piece of art. It's overall designs and characters are fleshed out really great. The story is also well written. It started lighthearted(well, not really but really close to that point) then it got darker and more badass through the episodes.

One of the most Rider that I like since my childhood. If you just begin to start your first series, than Faiz is your answer.

Best storyline, when the protagonist reveal to be the monster is a masterpiece.
Too bad the ending is typical kamen rider series, underrated

Most realistic one out of them all!

6 Kamen Rider Den-O

I like Kamen Rider Den-O because of the Imagin. The Imagin show us that one person does not have just one personality. It's like Nogami Ryotaro, he has four Imagin. The first one is Momotaros, who represents Ryotaro's anger. The next one is Urataros, who represents Ryotaro's romantic side. The third one is not from Ryotaro, but Ryotaro made a contract with him because he was almost dying. His name is Kintaros, and he represents Ryotaro's strength. The last one is Ryutaros, who represents Ryotaro's childlike side. Among all the Imagin, I like Ryutaros the most because of his cute attitude. After all, I want to say that everyone has their own attitudes that they hide from us. Goodbye.

Watched this show when I visited my grandparents in Japan. Fun memories, basically my childhood.

Love this one since I was 9 and still do! Makes me laugh every time I see it!

It was kinda like watching a parody os super sentai and it was on point.

7 Kamen Rider Drive

Best plot ever! Its started with funny scene then its getting intense and more intense! Moreover the best couple, hide feeling for each other ahaha

A rare kamen rider who is smart. Nice.
The end of the serie is a bit frustrating but the characters are really cool!

8 Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

Personally LOVE Ex-Aid. Praise to the almighty Shin Dan Kuroto. Cool, fun and funny characters, awesome storyline and incredible plot twists. I love how the story is so twisted. It makes me want to be in the world. Love Kujo Kiriya and very enjoyable story. Thank you Toei for making Ex-Aid.

It may start off looking pretty stupid, but it shifts drastically by episode 12 (those who've seen it know what I mean). It has a well paced and mostly filler free story filled with many great characters, and the greatest villain in all of Kamen Rider. Watch it now

Little bit of bias because it's my first and I love video games but the characters are all really unique especially kuroto "I am God! " and the story is amazing. One critique though, too many plot twists!

Despite the plot being changed from the original version, they found a good way to keep the series going with rarely any filler. The writers must have Kami no sainou.

9 Kamen Rider Black

Written by the writer of Resident Evil 2 with strong production values by the standards of the genre. No wonder it was remade.

Darker, relatable, amazing story and acting! Design, transformation, final attacks, Battle Hopper!. The epitome of Kamen Rider!

The best episodes, overall, from acting to execution, originality, cinematics, story, design. All the ideas has an impact. The best formula exist in this kamen rider (series)

The best looking suit, and story, a lot of recent kamen rider series are starting to look too cartoonish and overdone.

10 Kamen Rider Kuuga

No other Kamen Rider show can even compare to the sheer amount of character and story development present in this series. Every episode in Kuuga is artfully spaced, story arcs and character arcs satisfactorily resolved, yet the entire series never fails to stray from its central theme. Though some may complain that Kuuga feels overpowered at times, the same critics miss out on the fact that emotional damage is caused as much as physical damage. No character exists merely for fanservice and everyone affects the plot in their own important manner, with even the comedic relief injecting a dose of reality towards the end of the series. Bonus points for it being the first Heisei era show. Simply one of the best Kamen Rider shows ever made.

I can't possibly say more than what's been said already. Kamen Rider Kuuga is a genuine masterpiece; fun characters, fantastic pacing, wild villains, and the fights are cool. There's some really good stunt work, since they couldn't just make fights happen with cheap CGI back then--well, they COULD have, but it wouldn't have looked good. It's a real shame the Kamen Rider franchise became a mostly-bland toy commercial after something as groundbreaking and cool as Kuuga.

Ichijo is one of the best supporting characters in Kamen Rider. Unlike others that are morale support he helps Godai with intel. Kuuga also has police doing things which doesn't happen that much in Kamen rider.

Godai Yusuke is not your typical rider protagonist. He is a thoughtful, talented, kind, and every other positive you could think of. If you thought Kisagri Gentaro was the most lovable primary rider ever, you would be mistaken. If you haven't already, watch Kuuga! :0

The Contenders
11 Kamen Rider Blade

An amazing season. It's doesn't get really good until the 20 episode mark, but after that it does an amazing job.

What a great story! You all have to watch this kamen rider series. Too bad the ending was very sad..

Blade is legends

12 Kamen Rider Ryuki

Ryuki really set itself apart from the rest of the kamen rider series at that time. Leaving behind the righteous hero persona and focus on a more interesting human vs human desire thus the conflict between the riders. All of the character were so well developed you can't help yourself to fall in love with evert single one of them, including the villain. Actually the villain is my favourite character.

It was my first and the best. I liked the drama, the human conflict, desires, and tragidies. You cannot even say that a rider is evil or doing the wrong thing. Almost everyone have his reason to fight. You will find your self at a conflict of emotions, you do not want anyone to die and want everyone to achieve his goal. I wish it get more focus and better remake making it into longer story.

Ryuki does not get the credit that it deserves. It is not a masterpiece, but it is a breath of fresh air compared to other rider series.

The series was awesome there were many cool riders like Ryuki, Knight, Zolda. Gai, Ryuga and Imperor, Tiger, Odin and many bad ones like Ouja, Femme, Verde, Scissors, Alternatives all in all good series.

13 Kamen Rider Kabuto

Kabuto is the most amazing rider among all the rider I've known and the cool guy Hiro Mizushima match with the attitude as Tendou Souchi. Please make a comeback Kabuto.

14 Kamen Rider Wizard

This is the one which got best Plot as the one I watch yet underrated. 555 is great too but the end is not cleared about is the King dead, Amazon wreck because too much plotholes on S2, Kabuto is good yet too rush at 5 final episode so plenty situation unanswered, Fourze's boss characteristic weird at end because forcing to happy end, OOO plot is so-so, Gaim is too childish.

Different flow from the other Kamen Riders, if you enjoyed the storyline aspect of the show as much as I do, I would highly recommend you to watch this!

Very emotional, my favourite kamen rider out of all 35 current riders. Cool henshin transformation, cool rings. He's my idol.

My favourite out of all

15 Kamen Rider Fourze

I love the whole goofy tone of the show! Especially after OOO was more drama heavy. This was refreshing.

And I love the Main Character Gentaro Kisaragi, he was just a great and fun character that I really enjoyed watching. (He reminds me of Pinkie Pie in a way.)

And the action was a lot of fun, the story was really good and fun, and the characters were really good and fun!

Overall that's the best way to describe Fourzeā€¦ it's just fun to watch and one of my top favorites next to W.

Just a fun ride from start to finish, good gimmicks through the astroswitches, my favorite secondary rider ever, taking zeronos's spot after many years, great side characters through the kamen rider club, with my favorites being tomoko and jk, overall just a great season, my 2nd favorite overall behind Den-O.

I love this season because of 2 reasons: gentaro and the story telling. From the first episode to the last it's a steady build up I didn't get from some other seasons.

A fun cast with a lot of heart, some of the best-looking Riders in the Heisei era, and badass monster designs by the legendary Kia Asamiya.

16 Kamen Rider Ghost

Meaningful characters and solid forms.

Great ending and good movies as well!

17 Kamen Rider Amazons

Amazons was an incredible series that gave the older genreations what they wanted and played a great homage in season one, to the original 1974 series. Number 1 in my personal top 5.

Wow! Just wow! Darkest series yet! They truly had balls when they made this one! Brass balls! Kudos for the perfect first season, but down voted because of horrible 2nd season. Stop at s1 you'll thank me.

18 Kamen Rider Agito

Best storyline, best plot driving, best plot twist.

It's a perfect rider series. Period

19 Kamen Rider Kiva

Has the best soundtrack in Kamen rider. Also Wataru has the best character development out of all the main characters. With Wataru being a major shut-in and he slowly breaks the chains that cofine him to being shy. Wataru starts making friends and he starts to be able to deal with his own problem like his neighbors.

Amazing storytelling, the insert themes are rocking, and amazingly sung, and some amazing characters. This series is way underrated.

Has great story-telling, writing, and acting! All around a fantastic entry. Each episode leaves you wanting to know more!

Please try Kiva, the storyline of this series can be considered the best in heishei kamen rider series.

20 Kamen Rider Decade

You get to see all the previous Heisei Riders just by watching this alone! A really good starting line for those who are interested to dive in the Kamen Rider universe... Isn't it so badass that the main rider can transform to another new rider?

Great war movies

21 Kamen Rider Black RX

I still watching it these days because too many classic scenes!

22 Kamen Rider Hibiki

Had the potential to be one of the best, but Toei had to go and fire the director and ruin the series onwards, especially with Kiriya. Episodes 30 onwards are a total disaster.

1-29 and Seven Senki are amazing though, so at least watch that.

Kamen rider hibiki has a story of its own as they are based on oni and I think that's really cool

23 Kamen Rider Saber
24 Kamen Rider Geats
25 Kamen Rider Zi-O

A good intro to the past of the Heisei Riders. Like Decade, but handled better.

The best kamen rider show by far!

Its very funny and silly

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