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Cult TV Essentials: Kamen Rider Agito

Kamen Rider Agito, is the eleventh instalment in the popular Kamen Rider tokusatsu franchise. The series represented the 30th Anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series. The series was also a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei and was shown on TV Asahi from January 28th 2001 to January 27th 2002 (51 episodes). The series served as an indirect sequel to Kamen Rider Kuuga.

A man named Shouichi Tsugami has lost his memories. He doesn’t know who he is, where he came from, or how he came upon his peculiar circumstances. Tsugami, seemingly for no reason, transforms into a powerful superhuman, Kamen Rider Agito, whenever in the presence of the beings referred by the police as the “Unknown”, a race of powerful monsters that have been causing murders around Tokyo, targeting certain people as their prey.

In response, the police department unleash their newest weapon: the Kamen Rider G3 powersuit, originally developed to fight against the “Unidentified Lifeforms”, the enemies of No.4 (Kamen Rider Kuuga). G3 and Agito don’t know whether they should join up and defeat the Unknowns, their common enemy, or to combat each other, keeping the mysteries that entwine them separate. Ultimately, even more mysteries unfold, with the appearance of Kamen Rider Gills, who is on a search to uncover why his father committed suicide. These mysteries and others collide, as the true nature of Agito would ultimately determine the fate of humanity.

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