Kamen Rider Kiva

Kamen Rider Nigo (仮面ライダー2号)

Hayato Ichimonji is Kamen Rider # 2, a fictional character from the Japanese Tokusatsu Television series Kamen Rider, the first in the famous Kamen Rider franchise of tokusatsu programs. The secondary Protagonist of the series, like Kamen Rider 1, is a Motorcycle-riding Superhero modelled upon a grasshopper.

Takeshi Sasaki As Hayato Ichimonji
Born 10 October, 1949, Hayato Ichimonji is a Free-lancer Photographer, kidnapped by the organization Shocker in order to become a reconstructed human able to fight the deserter Takeshi Hongo, aka Kamen Rider. In Shotaro Ishinomori's original manga, Hayato was born an raised in a fishing village in Hokkaido, which became the setting of one chapter. In Shin Kamen Rider Spirits, the first chapter reveals how he first met Hongo and was investigating Shocker by numerous victims, where his sources tell him that Hongo is Kamen Rider #1. After Hayato witnesses Hongo transform he gets a call from his friends who were being attacked by Shocker kaijin and decides to help them. He reveals that he is a sixth degree black belt in Judo and a fifth degree black belt in Karate. Doctor Shinigami took an interest in him after he managed to hurt one of the kaijin, which set course to him becoming "The Next". Before Shocker scientists had a chance to brainwash him, Hongo appears and saves Ichimonji's sanity. Hongo leaves Japan to fight Shocker branches overseas, and Ichimonji becomes his successor as Kamen Rider, protecting Japan from Shocker's actions.
Some time later, Takeshi Hongo returns to Japan and fights alongside Ichimonji. Now, Hongo is known as Kamen Rider 1 and Ichimonji, Kamen Rider 2. The pair is occasionally called "The Double Riders". With Hongo back, it's Ichimonji who now leaves Japan for training in South America. Near the end of the series, Rider 2 is back to help Rider 1 to defeat Gel-Shocker, Shocker's new denomination.

Kamen Rider Nigo Debut
           (1971 -1973)

(Kamen Rider Ichigo Right & Kamen Rider Nigo Left)

Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider
Motif: Grasshopper
Rider Type: Hero
Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance:
Raid of the Demon Sabotegron
Last Appearance:
Super Hero Taisen
Number of Episode
44 (original)
Last episodes of almost every Showa Era Series
TBA (Amazon)
4 Specials
5 movies

Takeshi Sasaki (original)
Takahiro Fujimoto (voice in All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max, & Super Hero Taisen)


  • Rider KickRider 2 using a Blind Rider 
  • Kick on Kamestone
  • Rider Kaiten Kick
  • Rider Manji Kick
  • Rider Punch
  • Rider Chop
  • Rider Gaeshi
  • Rider Ni-dan Gaeshi
  • Rider Hoden
  • Rider Double Kick


The original manga gave an in-depth analysis of the entire schematics used by Hongo, Ichimonji, and the Shocker Riders.
  • Ultrasensitive Antenna: a radar from the antenna
  • Cat's Eye: allows infrared night vision
  • Signal O: a brainwave transmission device that can detect other cyborgs
  • Crusher: The face plate that can break chains
  • Artificial Lungs: can recycle oxygen for two hours
  • Pulmonary Converter: catches wind power to convert it to energy, also acts as a radiator
  • Power Converter: capsules on the belt to store energy
  • Typhoon: transformation belt which is an anemometer which measures the rider's energy
  • Artificial Muscle: gives the rider the strength to jump like a giant locust
  • Jump Shoes: the soles are elastic-like springs.


Rider 2's Typhoon.
The Typhoon (タイフーン Taifun) is Kamen Rider #2's transformation belt which has the same functions just like Hongo. His belt has a red strap through the course of the series.


Rider 2's Cyclone.

  • Maximum Speed: 400 km/h
  • Jump Power: 30 m (40 m after alteration)
  • Engine: Nuclear Engine, 200 horsepower.
  • Designer: Hiroshi Midorikawa
  • Base Model: Suzuki T20 (original model); Honda SL350K1 (original model prior to henshin; second model)
A machine given to Ichimonji by Hongo. Cyclone takes the form of an on-road bike and can be ridden by people other than Ichimonji. When Ichimonji transforms into Masked Rider the switch for the bike is also activated and the bike becomes an off-road bike. The bike is able to handle any kind of terrain and can even ride vertically up walls.

New Cyclone

Rider 2's New Cyclone.

  • Maximum Speed: 500 km/h
  • Jump Power: 50 m (40 m after alteration)
  • Engine: Nuclear Engine, 250 horsepower.
  • Designer: Takeshi Hongo, Kazuya Taki, and Tobei Tachibana
  • Base Model: Suzuki Hustler TS250III; Honda CB1300 Super Bol D'Or (The First/The Next)
The second machine given to Ichimonji by Hongo. New Cyclone has the same abilities as Hongo’s altered Cyclone. In Kamen Rider The First & Kamen Rider the Next, Ichimonji obtains his own bike named the "Cyclone II", like Hongo, Ichimonji rides the Cyclone even in human form or rider form.