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Kamen Rider Persona
Number: 31
2 (Reiwa)
Number of episodes: TBA.
First episode: Heart Awakening ☆ My Name is Joker
Last episode: TBA
Intro: Wake Up!
DAYBREAKERS
Original airing: September 13, 2020 - 2021
Producer: Toei Company
Atlus
CloverWorks
PurFox Studios
Author: PurFox
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For the series' main character, Persona, see Ren Amamiya.

Kamen Rider Persona (仮面ライダーペルソナ Kamen Raidā Perusona?) is a Japanese tokusatsu/anime drama in Toei Company's Kamen Rider Series. It is the second series to debut in the Reiwa period, the thirty-first series overall, as well a joint collaboration between Toei, Atlus, CloverWorks and PurFox Studios. The series premiered on September 13, 2020, joining Senjuu Sentai WildrangerIcon-crosswiki.png in the Super Hero TimeIcon-crosswiki.png line-up after the finale of Kamen Rider Deku. Starting on March 7, 2021, the series will be joined in the Super Hero Time line-up by Kikai Sentai ZenkaigerIcon-crosswiki.png. After the finale of Kamen Rider Persona, Zenkaiger currently airs alongside Kamen Rider Luchador in the Super Hero Time block.

Similar to its predecessor, this series is a crossover between the Kamen Rider series, the Megami Tensei franchise and the 2016 videogame Persona 5. The tagline of the show is "Awake your Heart of Justice" (正義の心を呼び覚ます Seigi no Kokoro o Yobisamasu) and "I am thou, thou art I" (我は汝…汝は我… Ware wa nanji… nanji wa ware...).

Production

The show's name was trademarked on May 1, 2020. The show's logo was unveiled on June 2, 2020 as part of an update to the trademark. The show premiered on September 13, 2020.

Plot

"In a world where many people show their corrupted side, a mysterious world called the Metaverse appears, where the hearts of the corrupted people turns into Palaces. You're now the Prisioner of Fate, and the only way to redeem yourself is by redeeming others and freeing them from their sins. Your redemption is about to begin!"
―Opening narration by Igor (episode 2-23)[src]

"In a world where many people are corrupted and set their own tyranny against innocent people, there's a group that always bring justice and hope to everyone. However, someone has been causing cases of metal shutdown and many people are starting to lose faith on us, labelling us as "murderers". To clear our names, we have to continue fighting, now against a new menace. Our path to redemption continues now!"
―Opening narration by Ren Amamiya (episode 24-present)[src]

In a world where adults are corrupted, greedy and power hungry, the student Ren Amamiya is captured by the police, being labeled as an "juvenile delinquent", after he attacked a mysterious man that was abusing a woman, as an attempt to save her. As a result of this, he's put on probation for one year, forcing to live with a man called Sojiro, the friendly and wise manager of Café LeBlanc. During his first stay, Ren encounters with a man named Igor, and two girls called Caroline and Justine, with Igor telling him that he must "rehabilitate" and to avoid forthcoming ruin. One day, Ren is sent to a new school called Shujin Academy, where he meets a new guy, Ryuji Sakamoto and a lot of people, including his new teacher, principal and new PE Teacher, his PE Teacher being a man called Suguru Kamoshida. However, Ren and Ryuji began noticing something suspicious with Kamoshida, until a mysterious app sends Ren and Ryuji into an unknown world that looks like their school, where Kamoshida is a "king". When both Ren and Ryuji are in trouble, Ren begans to awake a mysterious being... his own Persona called Arsène, as well gaining the ability to trsnsform into a masked, armored hero known as a Kamen Rider.

The two, alongside the young model Ann Takamaki and the amnesiac cat-like ally Morgana awake their Personas during that particular incident, plus forming the group known as the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, in order to redeem and reform the hearts of the corrupted adults. Aside from gaining the ability to summon their respective Personas, they also gain the ability to transform into powerful, masked warriors of justice known as the Kamen Riders, to fight more powerful enemies.

When something weird and corrupted happens in the city of Tokyo, the Phantoms are there to reform the dark hearts of corrupted adults and protect the civilians from the Shadows. Let the curtain rise for this grand and mysterious story!

Characters

Kamen Riders

TV Show

Kamen Riders (From left to right): Noir, Queen, Panther, Persona, Ryuji, Fox, Navi, Mona

Phantom Thieves of Hearts (From left to right): Queen, Fox, Navi, Joker, Panther, Skull, Noir, Mona

Kamen Rider Persona
Ren Amamiya
Kamen Rider Ryuji Ryuji Sakamoto
Kamen Rider Panther Ann Takamaki
Kamen Rider Fox Yusuke Kitagawa
Kamen Rider Queen
Makoto Niijima
Kamen Rider Navi Shadow FutabaFutaba Sakura
Kamen Rider Noir Haru Okumura
Kamen Rider Mona Morgana
Kamen Rider Kuroi
Black Mask
Kamen Rider Crow TBA

Movie/Special-exclusive

Kamen Rider Shujin Joker
Ren Amamiya
Kamen Rider Tojiru Persona Phantom Thief World

Allies

Café Leblanc

Shujin Academy

Velvet Room

Tokyo District Special Investigation Department

Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (S.E.E.S)

Investigation Team

Personas

Arsène Arsène
Captain Kidd
Captain Kidd
Zorro Zorro
Carmen
Carmen
Goemon
Goemon
Johanna Johanna
Necronomicon
Shadow Futaba/Necronomicon
Milady
Milady

Others

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U.A. High School

Pro Heroes

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider 1 Takeshi Hongo
Kamen Rider 2 Hayato Ichimonji
Kamen Rider V3 Shiro Kazami
Riderman Joji Yuki
Kamen Rider X Keisuke Jin
Kamen Rider Amazon Daisuke Yamamoto
Kamen Rider Stronger Shigeru Jo
Kamen Rider Black RX Kohtaro Minami
Kamen Rider Kuuga Yusuke Godai
Kamen Rider G3-X Makoto Hikawa
Kamen Rider Knight Ren Akiyama
Kamen Rider Femme Miho Kirishima
Kamen Rider Blade Kazuma Kenzaki
Kamen Rider Gatack Arata Kagami
Kamen Rider Den-O Sword Form Momotaros
Kamen Rider Saga Taiga Nobori
Kamen Rider Skull Sokichi Narumi
Kamen Rider OOO
Eiji Hino
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto Soma
Kamen Rider Beast Kosuke Nitoh
Kamen Rider Drive Shinnosuke Tomari
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Emu Hojo
Kamen Rider Brave Hiiro Kagami
Kamen Rider Snipe Taiga Hanaya
Ride-Player Nico Nico Saiba
Kamen Rider Build
Sento Kiryu
Kamen Rider Cross-Z Ryuga Banjo
Kamen Rider Grease Kazumi Sawatari
Kamen Rider Rogue
Gentoku Himuro
Kamen Rider Zi-O
Sougo Tokiwa
Kamen Rider Geiz
Geiz Myokoin
Kamen Rider Deku
Izuku Midoriya
Kamen Rider Kacchan
Katsuki Bakugo
Kamen Rider Uravity
Ochaco Uraraka
Kamen Rider Shoto Shoto Todoroki
Kamen Rider Ingenium Tenya Iida
Kamen Rider Froppy
Tsuyu Asui
Kamen Rider Riot
Eijiro Kirishima
Kamen Rider Volts Denki Kaminari
Kamen Rider Creaty
Momo Yaoyorozu
Kamen Rider Kyoka Kyoka Jiro
Kamen Rider Budou Minoru Mineta
Kamen Rider Pinky Mina Ashido
Kamen Rider Tokoyami
Fumikage Tokoyami
Kamen Rider Nejire
Nejire Hado

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Villains

Shadow Selves

Major Targets
Minor Targets

Shadows

Cognitions

Kageyuma

Main article: Kageyuma
Izanami Izanami
Nyx Avatar Nyx Avatar
Kageyuma Shadows

Tokyo District Special Investigation Department

Yomijin Zetsuboujuu

Others

Hard Guardian Hard Guardian
Kamen Rider Shigaraki Tomura Shigaraki
Kamen Rider Dabi Dabi
Kamen Rider Toga Himiko Toga
Ant Nomu Ant Nomu
Spider Nomu Spider Nomu
Cobra Nomu
Cobra Nomu
Bat Nomu Bat Nomu
Scorpion Nomu
Scorpion Nomu
Chameleon Nomu Chameleon Nomu
Wolf Nomu Wolf Nomu
Jackal Nomu
Jackal Nomu
Mammoth Nomu Mammoth Nomu
Turtle Nomu Turtle Nomu
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Episodes

Main article: Kamen Rider Persona Episodes

In a similar or different way to W, each of the episodes have two titles, which are broken by a star.

The series is divided into three story arcs:

  • Episodes 24-29 - Kageyuma Arc: This arc features the rise of the Kageyuma, fused Shadows that can merge with a person to corrupt their heart, as well the appearance of a mysterious man in black that is rumored to be the one behind the cases of mental shutdown.
  • Episodes 30- - Persona Universe Arc: This arc features the Phantom Thieves joining forces with different organizations such as S.E.E.S, in the wake of defeating the Kageyuma.
  1. Heart Awakening ☆ My Name is Joker (心の目覚め ☆ 私の名前はジョーカーです Kokoro no Mezame ☆ Watashi no Namae wa Jōkā desu)
  2. A Talking Cat!? ☆ It's Morgana (おしゃべり猫!? ☆ 私はモルガナです Oshaberi Neko!? ☆ Watashi wa Morugana desu)
  3. Blooming Rose ☆ Panther's Lament (咲く薔薇 ☆ パンサーの嘆き Saku Bara ☆ Pansā no Nageki)
  4. Steal the King's Treasure! ☆ A New Persona is Born!? (王の宝物を盗もう! ☆ 新しいペルソナが誕生!? Ō no Takaramono o Nusumou! ☆ Atarashī Perusona ga Tanjō!?)
  5. We Are The Phantoms ☆ Welcome to Mementos (私たちは... ザ・ファントムです ☆ メメントスへようこそ Watashitachiha... Za Fantomu desu ☆ Mementosu e Yōkoso)
  6. The Artist that Changed My Life ☆ Our Next Target (私の人生を変えた画家 ☆ 次の目標 Watashi no Jinsei o Kaeta Gaka ☆ Tsugi no Mokuhyō)
  7. The Truth Behind Madarame ☆ Awake, Goemon! (斑目の背後にある真実 ☆ 目覚、ゴエモン! Madarame no Haigo ni Aru Shinjitsu ☆ Mezame, Goemon!)
  8. Let's Put an End to This! ☆ Goodbye Forever, Madarame (これを終わらせましょう! ☆ さようなら、斑目 Kore o Owara Semashou! ☆ Sayōnara, Madarame)
  9. My Teacher is a Maid!? ☆ Welcome Home, Becky (私の先生はメイドです!? ☆ おかえりなさい、ベッキー Watashi no Sensei wa Meido desu!? ☆ Okaerinasai, Bekkī)
  10. Show Me Your Way of Justice ☆ The Phantom Thieves' Identity Crisis (あなたの正義の道を見せてください ☆ 怪盗の身元の危機 Anata no Seigi no Michi o Misetekudasai ☆ Kaitō no Mimoto no Kiki)
  11. Shall We Be Friends? ☆ The Queen Rises! (友達になりませんか? ☆ クイーンが昇る! Tomodachi ni Narimasen ka? ☆ Kuīn ga Noboru)
  12. The Place Where I Belong ☆ Kaneshiro's Last Stand (私が所属する場所 ☆ 金城の最後の抵抗 Watashi ga Shozoku Suru Basho ☆ Kaneshiro no Saigo no Teikō)
  13. We Are Finally Popular! ☆ The World That Inspires My Art (いよいよ人気! ☆ 私のアートを刺激する世界 Iyoiyo Ninki! ☆ Watashi no Āto o Shigeki suru Sekai)
  14. The Personas That Awake My Soul ☆ I am The Trickster! (私の魂を目覚めさせるペルソナ ☆ 私はトリックスターです! Watashi no Tamashī o Mezame Saseru Perusona! ☆ Watashi wa Torikkusutā desu!)
  15. What Life Do You Choose? ☆ The Queen's Final Decision (あなたはどの人生を選びますか? ☆ クイーンの最終決定 Anata wa Dono Jinsei o Erabimasu ka? ☆ Kuīn no Saishū Kettei)
  16. I am Alibaba ☆ Your Next Target is Futaba Sakura (私はアリババ ☆ あなたの次の目的は佐倉 双葉です Watashi wa Aribaba ☆ Anata no Tsugi no Mokuteki wa Sakura Futaba desu)
  17. This Place is My Grave ☆ Please Change My Heart! (この場所は私の墓 ☆ 心を変えてください! Kono Basho wa Watashi no Haka ☆ Kokoro o Kaete Kudasai!)
  18. Futaba's Awakening ☆ The Truth Revealed (双葉の目覚め ☆ 明らかにされた真実 Futaba no Mezame ☆ Akiraka ni sa Reta Shinjitsu)
  19. Let Me Guide You To Victory ☆ A Trip To The Beach (勝利へと導きましょう ☆ ビーチへの旅 Shōri e to Michibikimashou ☆ Bīchi e no Tabi)
  20. Alohawaii! ☆ The Phantom's Tropical School Trip (アロハワイ! ☆ 怪盗のトロピカルの修学旅行 Arohawai! ☆ Kaito no Turopikaru no Shūgakuryokō)
  21. My Name is Beauty Thief! ☆ Enter, Kamen Rider Noir (私の名前は美少女怪盗! ☆ 仮面ライダーノワール登場 Watashi no Namae wa Bishōjo Kaitō! ☆ Kamen Raidā Nowāru Tōjō)
  22. Now Call Me "Noir"! ☆ The 8 Phantom Thief Riders (ノワールと呼んでください! ☆ 8人の怪盗ライダー Nowāru to Yonde Kudasai! ☆ Hachinin no Kaitō Raidā)
  23. Is This Our Fault? ☆ The Phantoms' Downfall (これは私たちのせいですか? ☆ ザ・ファントムの没落 Kore wa Watashitachi no Seidesu ka? ☆ Za Fantomu no Botsuraku)
  24. From The Depths of Mementos ☆ We Are The Kageyuma (メメントスの深みから ☆ オレたちわ影獣魔です Mementosu no Fukami Kara ☆ Ore-tachi wa Kagejūma desu)
  25. The God of Thieves ☆ Picaro Persona Has Arisen (怪盗の神 ☆ ピカロペルソナが発生しました Kaitō no Kami ☆ Picaro Perusona ga Hassei Shimashita)
  26. The Dark Assassin ☆ The Man With The Black Mask (闇の暗殺者 ☆ 黒い仮面の男 Yami no Ansatsusha ☆ Kuroi Kamen no Otoko)
  27. Dark Redemption ☆ Showdown Between Justice and Corruption (暗闇償還 ☆ 正義と腐敗の対決 Kurayami Shōkan ☆ Seigi to Fuhai no Taiketsu)
  28. Shocker's Terrifying Return ☆ The Double Riders Appear! (ショッカーの恐ろしい帰還 ☆ ダブルライダー登場 Shokkā no Osoroshī Kikan ☆ Daburu Raidā Tōjō)
  29. The Double Riders' Last Stand! ☆ Sudden Death Showdown at Mementos (ダブルライダーの最後の抵抗 ☆ メメントスでの突然の死の対決 Daburu Raidā no Saigo no Teikō ☆ Mementosu de no Totsuzen'noshi no Taiketsu)
  30. Runaway Koromaru ☆ The Loyal Dog of S.E.E.S (暴走虎狼丸 ☆ S.E.E.Sの忠実な犬 Bōsō Koromaru ☆ S.E.E.S no Chūjitsuna Inu)
  31. Remember Your Death ☆ S.E.E.S and The Dark Hours of Earth (メメント・モリ ☆ そして地球の暗い時間 Memento Mori ☆ S.E.E.S Soshite Chikyū no Kurai Jikan)
    • Tribute to Persona 3
  32. The Fall is Near ☆ The End of Mankind, or The End of Nyx? (滅びは近い ☆ 人類の終わり、またはニュクスの終わり Horobi wa Chikai ☆ Jinrui no Owari, Matawa Nyukusu no Owari)
    • Tribute to Persona 3
  33. The Rebellious Thief ☆ Wassup, Sensha Ryuji! (反抗的なの怪盗 ☆ ワサップ、戦車・竜司! Hankōtekina no Kaitō ☆ Wasappu, Sensha Ryūji!)
  34. The Deadly TV Channel ☆ The Students That Seek The Truth (致命のテレビチャンネル ☆ 真実を求める学生 Chimei no terebi Channeru ☆ Shinjitsu o Motomeru Gakusei)
  35. The Factor of Hope ☆ The Two Worlds Collide (希望の要因 ☆ 2人の世界の衝突 Kibō no Yōin ☆ Futari no Sekai no Shōtotsu)
    • Tribute to Persona 4

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider Reiwa Generations Ultra Royal: Persona × Deku (仮面ライダー 令和ジェネレーションズ ウルトラ・ロイヤル ペルソナ×デク Kamen Raidā Reiwa Jenerēshonzu Urutora Roiyaru: Perusona × Deku)
  2. Kamen Rider Persona & The Seven Legendary Riders (仮面ライダーペルソナ&七人伝説のライダー Kamen Raidā Perusona & Shichi-nin Densetsu no Raidā)
  3. Kamen Rider Persona: The Movie (劇場版 仮面ライダーペルソナ Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Perusona)

Specials

  1. Kamen Rider Persona Special Preceding Video: Day Breakers (仮面ライダーペルソナ 特別先行動画 デイ・ブレイカーズ Kamen Raidā Perusona Tokubetsu Senkō Dōga: Dei Bureikāzu)
  2. Kamen Rider Persona: Transformation Lessons (仮面ライダーペルソナ変身講座 Kamen Raidā Perusona Henshin Kōza)
  3. Kamen Rider: Reiwa The Interview - ULTRA ROYAL Edition (仮面ライダー 令和 ザ・インタビュー ULTRA ROYAL EDITION Kamen Raidā Reiwa Za Intabyū - Urutora Roiyaru Edishon)
  4. Kamen Rider Persona The Tournament: Strongest Rider Battle Royale (仮面ライダーペルソナ THE TOURNAMENT 最強ライダーバトルロワイヤル Kamen Raidā Perusona Za Tōnamento: Saikyō Raidā Batoru Rowaiyaru)
  5. Kamen Rider Persona: The Hee-Horde of Fun! Protect Jack Frost's World (仮面ライダーペルソナ:楽しいのヒーホード!ジャックフロストの世界を守る Kamen Raidā Persona: Tanoshī no Hīhōdo! Jakku Furosuto no Sekai o Mamoru)
  6. Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger × Kamen Rider Persona: Full-Force Special! Great Hero Rally! (機界戦隊ゼンカイジャー×仮面ライダーペルソナ 全力スペシャル! 大ヒーロー集会! Kikai Sentai Zenkaijā × Kamen Raidā Perusona: Zenryoku Supesharu! Dai Hīrō Shūkai!)

Cast

Motion Capture Stunt Actors

Songs

Opening themes

Ending themes

  • Life Will Change
    • Lyrics: Benjamin Franklin
    • Composition: Shoji Meguro
    • Artist: Lyn Inaizumi
    • Episodes: 4, 12, 29, 33
  • Found a Light
    • Lyrics: Benjamin Franklin
    • Composition: Shoji Meguro
    • Artist: Lyn Inaizumi
    • Episodes: 8
  • IT'S TOO LATE
    • Lyrics: Benjamin Franklin
    • Composition: Shoji Meguro
    • Artist: Lyn Inaizumi
    • Episodes: 18, 22, 24

Notes

  • Kamen Rider Persona is the first series:
    • to have an Phantom Thief motif, however, the Main Rider isn't the first Kamen Rider with a Phantom Thief motif, that title actually goes to Lupin.
    • to be based on a videogame franchise rather than an Anime series, although the Persona series and by extension, the Megami Tensei franchise, also counts as an Anime franchise.
    • since Kamen Rider Ryuki where the Riders summon monsters or supernatural creatures (in this case, the Personas) to aid them in battle.
    • since Kamen Rider Ghost to have multiple collectibles and forms based on historical figures.
  • This series marks the first time since Hibiki where Seiji Takaiwa is not the suit actor of the main protagonist's Rider form. Instead, Takaiwa will be supervising the series behind the scenes in some capacity while Yuya Nawata took on the role of Persona.
  • Similar to Kamen Rider Ghost, this series has frequent use of stock footage transformation sequences.
  • The series was originally supposed to be called "Kamen Rider Genji" (仮面ライダーゲンジ Kamen Raidā Genji?) and was intended to be a crossover between the Kamen Rider franchise and the 2016 game Overwatch. However, this was cancelled due to the creator's decision.
  • Coincidentally, this series premiered on "Kaixa Day" (9/13/2020), a meme holiday partaken by many Kamen Rider fans to celebrate the "inner jerkiness" of Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa.
  • For the first time since Kamen Rider Black RX, this marks the reintroduction of the eyecatches before and after commercial breaks.

References

P5 Phantom Thieves Logo.png Kamen Rider Persona
Kamen Riders
Ren Amamiya - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Shadow Futaba - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Morgana
Transformation Gear
PersonaKeys - MetaverseDriver - Navi GunChanger
Weapons
Persona GunSaber - Ryuji BludgeGun - Panther WhipBlade - Fox KatanSniper - Queen KnuckleBreaker
Others
Machine HeartStealer
Allies
Morgana - Sojiro Sakura - Yuuki Mishima - Shiho Suzui - Sadayo Kawakami - Principal Kobayakawa - Igor - Caroline and Justine - Sae Niijima - Goro Akechi - Tae Takemi - Munehisa Iwai
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