This article is about a/an reimagined take on a rider in the reboot film series which includes Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next.
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Hayato Ichimonji (Katsuhiko Yano)
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider The First
Kamen Rider The Next
Motif: Grasshopper
Skull Man
Rider Type: Anti-Hero (First)
Hero (Current)
Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance: Kamen Rider The First
Last Appearance: Kamen Rider The Next
Number of Episode
2 (Movies)
Actor: Hassei Takano
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For the original version, see Hayato Ichimonji.

Hayato Ichimonji (一文字 隼人 Ichimonji Hayato?), formerly known as Katsuhiko Yano (矢野 克彦 Yano Katsuhiko?), is an alternate version of the original Hayato Ichimonji from Kamen Rider, the original series.


The FirstEdit

Unlike the series, Hayato was completely rewritten. Formerly known as Katsuhiko Yano, the lover of Asuka Midorikawa, Katsuhiko was killed by the Shocker Inhumanoid Spider, with his lifeless body recovered and turned into a cyborg similar to Hongo. His brain was altered to believe he was a man named Hayato Ichimonji in competition for Asuka's affection.

Like all Inhumanoids created by Shocker, Ichimonji suffers the wasting disease that results from being experimented on and needs a transfusion only Shocker scientists can execute to survive. Ichimonji originally served as Hongo's enemy, and later as a hesitant ally who fights to uphold his own principles. He disappears at the end of the movie, leaving his helmet on the road. Kamen Rider The First

The NextEdit

He has apparently managed to survive the two years following The First, and lives the lifestyle of a popular bar regular in Ginza. Like Hongo, his Hopper uniform has become scarred and dented, including the scratched out remains of the Shocker logo on his gloves and back. However, he still suffers from his body rejecting its reconstruction. Without Shocker's aid to manage his body, the effects on Ichimonji had become more life threatening and debilitating.

By the time he returns to support Hongo, he insists on aiding him in spite of his condition. Towards the end of the film, his condition has become so severe that he coughs up blood through the mouth of his mask, and was nearly killed if not for V3's intervention. After the battle, he leaves in a similar manner to the first film, carrying his helmet over his shoulder. Kamen Rider The Next

Director Cut's endingEdit

After the final battle, Ichimonji accepts his inevitable death, and dies peacefully in the company of women in the same club he visited at the start of the movie.

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"The First" costume


"The Next" costume

Behind the scenesEdit


This version of Hayato Ichimonji was portrayed by Hassei Takano (高野 八誠 Takano Hassei?). Hassei Takano previously played Miyuki Tezuka/Kamen Rider Raia in Kamen Rider Ryuki. As Hopper 2, his suit actor was Mark Musashi (マーク 武蔵 Māku Musashi?). In his return in Kamen Rider The Next, Kamen Rider 2's suit actor was Tomohiko Akiyama (秋山 智彦 Akiyama Tomohiko?).


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