Late 70s Toku

Kamen Rider Stronger and Kamen Rider V3) with the protagonists of other popular tokusatsu franchises of the late 1970s: The Ultraman (Ultra Series), Spider-Man and the team of Battle Fever J (Super Sentai). The photo also features Doraemon.

Tokusatsu (特撮?), sometimes shortened to Toku, is a Japanese term that applies to any live-action film or television drama that usually features superheroes and makes considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as "special filming" in Japanese).

Tokusatsu is the genre that the Kamen Rider Series belongs to. Other popular Tokusatsu franchises are the Super Sentai (1975-) and Metal Heroes (1982-1999) series.

The Kamen Rider Series has crossed over with other tokusatsu series on occasion. Kamen Rider 1 teamed up with Ultraman in Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider (1993) and four heroes from Shotaro Ishinomori's other works (Kikaider, Kikaider 01, Inazuman, and Zubat) made a cameo in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders (2011). Most of all, Kamen Rider has a strong relationship with Super Sentai, they have made up the Super Hero Time block on TV Asahi for over a decade now and are often seen together, but have only had two official crossovers, with shorter crossovers seen in TV specials.

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