Which Heisei Kamen Rider Captured 120 Women’s Hearts?
Kamen Rider is a hero created by the late Shotaro Ishinomori. Riders have spanned the past few eras in Showa, Heisei, and now Reiwa. The heroes particularly gained popularity in Heisei.
To be specific, recent Heisei Rider protagonists have been models who have won Junon Boy contests. Their appearances have appealed to many fans. They often move on to become successful actors, for example, Jo Odagiri, the protagonist of Kamen Rider Kuuga, is now acting in works outside of Japan.
Merumo News decided to conduct a survey with 120 women to find out “Which is your favorite Heisei Kamen Rider.”
In first place was Renn Kiriyama, who played Shotaro Hidari in Kamen Rider W. The show was broadcast from 2009 to 2010. Kiriyama said that his dream was to become a Kamen Rider, and that dream came true.
In second place was Kento Handa, who played Takumi Inui/Kamen Rider Faiz. He was a finalist in the Junon Super Boy Contest.
Making third place was Takeru Sato, who portrayed Ryotaro Nogami/Kamen Rider Den-O. Den-O captured the hearts of many for its train motif, from children to adults. Satoh has moved on to have a successful acting career.
The remaining rankings are:
(please note that many Riders were tied).
4th Kamen Rider Agito 7.5%
5th Kamen Rider Ryuki 6.7%
6th Kamen Rider Kabuto 5.8%
6th Kamen Rider Hibiki 5.8%
6th Kamen Rider Kuuga 5.8%
7th Kamen Rider OOO 4.2%
8th Kamen Rider Build 3.3%
8th Kamen Rider Wizard 3.3%
8th Kamen Rider Fourze 3.3%
8th Kamen Rider Decade 3.3%
9th Kamen Rider Blade 2.5 %
10th Kamen Rider ZI-O 1.7%
10th Kamen Rider Ghost 1.7%
10th Kamen Rider Drive 1.7%
10th Kamen Rider Kiva 1.7%
Of course, Heisei Kamen Riders aren’t popular only because they’re handsome. Even if the primary demographic is children, the show’s stories are often deep enough to interest adults.
Article Sources Merumo