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Kamen Rider Redux by torokun Kamen Rider Redux by torokun
Okay...

Genocidalpenguin, I did it.

I never got into Kamen Rider/ Henshin genre... I never could get past the bodysuit and spandex these heroes were wearing... Not only that, I found Kamen Rider rather grotesque... I did go over to my friends place to watch it though... (maybe I was a closet Kamen Rider fan).

Oh well, with this sketch, I tried to over emphasize the gross factors I felt about the design of the Kamen Rider.

That whole bug... thing... and they have such smooth chest and stomache! And that silly belt with henshin power!!!

Can you tell I had a lot of fun drawing this?

(Edit: Upon reviewing the design. I felt I deviated from the original spirit of Kamen Rider little too much. So, I added a henshin Stage 01. The premise is that there are different stages of henshin a la Dragonball. In a typical hero genre struggle, when he is compelled (or forced) to have more power, he goes through another stage of transforming. Becoming an even more powerful ... ur... bug.)
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saint82 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
ooooo my GOD...this is so cool...it's like the root of all kamen rider series, it's not about some high tech gadget that transform you into a kamen rider. but this...this is the real....the root....the soul of kamen rider.
and this is my opinion about what kamen rider should be
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RokuroCarisu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Well, the actual "root" of Kamen Rider was Skull Man, who was basically a mutant a la X-Men.
There were only two organic Riders yet: Amazon and Shin. The others were all eighter cyborgs, guys in hi-tech suits or holders of a mystical power.

But you have one point there: Essencially, the story of Kamen Rider 1 was that of a human who got turned into a monster, but chose to become a hero.
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Ryand-Smith Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
It looks like Shin, very impressive, and I like his ultimate/super form. It has a nice evolutionary theme.
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RokuroCarisu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I think it resembles Doras even more.
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KevinAustin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Bugmen ftw. I lorve how this looks.
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eymax Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
If you don't like Kamen Rider with bodysuit and spandex, I recommend you to watch Shin: Kamen Rider Prologue. It feature a monstrous Kamen Rider.
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eymax Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
If you don't like Kamen Rider with bodysuit and spandex, I recommend you to watch Shin: Kamen Rider Prologue. It feature a monstrous Kamen Rider.
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eymax Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
if this is just Kamen Rider we see on TV...
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3xMoreAnonimous Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
You know, what you have drawn here is actually what Kamen Rider was supposed to be in his early concept stages - a grasshopper/human organic mutant.
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okavango Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
god, why'd you give him hi-heels?

i'm not familiar with that one, i only really know of the Duo and V3. what generation/season is that?
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
It's a re-conceptualization of the original, which is similar to KR's original design, which was a grasshopper-man.
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amigobear Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
looks guyver-y
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kamenmaster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
you rally brought out the insect factor of the early years.
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Mf-Ajif Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007   Digital Artist
HENSHIN!!!
long live kamen rider!
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metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007   General Artist
Man this awesome
and we have the same opinion for tha riders :D
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Heatnix Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Looks to me like a cross between Shin Kamen Rider and a Guyver unit.
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wongjoe82 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
WAHHH..damn good hope to c tis in Movie
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aphaits Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the bug style is more similar to guyver than kamen rider :)
but still awesome.
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cjec21 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That really reminds me of Shin Kamen Rider.
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Nix91 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007   Digital Artist
Strange Curiosity..is he a Grasshoper or another kind of insect? Cuz i can't really tell!
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torokun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
I have no idea...

LOL
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Nix91 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007   Digital Artist
Nice....look like a cross between Kamen Rider I and Kamen Rider Amazon!

Personally, i would really love to see such a desing in action!
Henshin!!!
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Well, are you familiar with a japanese film maker Keita Amemiya? I see bits and pieces of your work that remind me a lot of his. Like Samus' gun in the pic of her breaking out of her suit and your dark knight samurai pic gives off the initial impression of Amemiya's monster Zeiram. Anyhoo, Amemiya made a Kamen Rider movie using the Kamen Rider Black suit, however the monster in it looked a lot closer to this. I really dig this alternate take stuff. This is the kind of juice the henshin genre needs to revitalize itself. Great work!
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torokun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the late reply.

Yes, because of Genocidalpenquin, I became very familiar with Keita Amemiya's work...

I think Garo series is my favorite so far...

:)
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't seen Garo yet, but I've been keeping up with its stellar reviews. He just keeps getting better as an artisan and as a film maker, so I can only imagine....
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weremole Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
You seen the movie Shin Kamen Rider? Well, its pretty much this. Exactly this.

Kamen Rider by the way of The Hulk.

The freakyness factor is amped in the Super Imaginative Chogokin line wich reinvisions tokusatsu heroes in a McFarlane spectacle (but with loads more articulation). Pretty much every rider is like this in the series.

The current series, Kabuto even has the two-staged Henshin. Armored and speed mode.

Anyway. Nice drawing, KR is supposed to be a heroic monster. =)
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torokun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah?

I didn't know that.

I've abandoned anything komen rider since the 80's... And Power Ranger nailed my interest in this genre into thte coffin...
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weremole Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
You owe it to yourself to see the SMAP skit "Rolling Bomber Special" at least. ;) Youtube it and giggle your brains out.

Yes this is relevant.
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torokun Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ahaha! Thanks for the info on "Rolling Bomber Special". That was awesome!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I must say this thing is freaky wild. You certainly nailed down the bug vibe, no question :) It's out there, I digs!
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torokun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! You know... i used to have no problem catching bugs as a kid... But, more I grow older, i don't like them... But, they are cool looking none the less... No wonder so many designs are based on bugs..
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Yeah bugs are not somehting I'm a fan of... in my home or on my face but for designing stuff, especialy mechanical they're great. I think it's really the brilliance of nature and the whole exoskeleton that inspires many a design.
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torokun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
They are an amazing creation! All so called designs (including mine) are rehashing of what's already been incredibly designed by God.
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genocidalpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
dude, thatís really cool. looks a bit like a cross between Kamen and the Guyver (which is obviously based on KR anyway).
I think there was a Kamen series that were more like this, rather than leather/spandex.
yeah, I bet you had a blast.

come out of the Kamen closet!
you could always check out Kamen Rider Hibiki. no bugs in that one. I think it has the most well made suits to date as well, they must have spent like 80% of their budget on the suits alone :D itís still as silly as ever though.
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Diakron79 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
That's because Guyver is actually based on Kamen Rider.
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MamoruAngeru Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Watch Shin Kamen Rider, this design a bit resembles it..more Bug then Spandex
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torokun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
I did like animated hero shows... like Cyborg 009. I wonder if there is a DVD collection of Kamen Rider series in English...
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genocidalpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
009 rocks. Starzinger (Saatujinga) was pretty sweet as well.
I’m not sure there is, but I know where you can find fansubs of the most recent series.
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