This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider, the original series.
Monster, Mantis Man
Kamen Rider, Episode 05
Kr 05
Air date May 1, 1971
Written by Mari Takizawa
Directed by Hidetoshi Kitamura
Episode Guide
Cannibalism, Sarracenian
Grim Reaper, Chameleon

Monster, Mantis Man (怪人かまきり男 Kaijin Kamakiri Otoko?), is the fifth episode of the original Kamen Rider series.

It introduces the first opening narration of the series - Takeshi Hongo is the cyborg, Kamen Rider. He was remodeled by Shocker, an evil organization bent on ruling the world. Kamen Rider stands against them for the sake of all humanity. Replacing the initial practice of a series of a clips featuring the episode's kaijin immediately following the opening sequence, the opening narration accompanies a shot of Kamen Rider doing a 360 turn and emerging as Hongo, the clawed hand of Shocker turning a globe (which appeared in first episode) followed by, most notably, a gallery of kaijin facing off against Kamen Rider as he does his pose. The opening narration and kaijin gallery would remain a constant throughout the series, receiving several changes and updates as the series moved on.


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