Saturday, October 08, 2005

仮面ライダー

Hongo Takeshi

Kamen Rider (仮面ライダー, also known as "Masked Rider") is a very famous and successful Japanese superhero created by Ishinomori Shotaro ( 石ノ森 章太郎 ). It premiered on TV Asahi (as tokusatsu TV show) and Shonen Magazine (as manga) almost simultaneously in 1971. The story took place in a world plagued by Shocker, a mysterious terrorist organization. To fulfill its plan of world domination, the group recruited its agents through kidnapping, turning them into monstrous cyborgs using advanced technology and, ultimately, performed DNA manipulation. However, one of the victims was rescued just before the final step, and his name was Hongo Takeshi ( 本郷 猛 ). With his sanity and moral conscience remaining intact, Hongo was given the power to change into a costumed grasshopper-like cyborg superhero Kamen Rider and battled Shocker with his newly acquired powers of strength & speed as well as his customized super motorcycle Cyclone. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

XD Henshin!!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Really nice! The level of detail is amazing. I am impressed with the rendering of the clothing.