This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider Hibiki.
The Echoing Oni
Kamen Rider Hibiki, Episode 1
Air date January 30, 2005
Written by Tsuyoshi Kida & Shinji Oishi
Directed by Hidenori Ishida
Episode Guide
The Eternal Trump
The Howling Spider

The Echoing Oni (響く鬼 Hibiku Oni?) is the first episode of Kamen Rider Hibiki.


A teenager named Asumu Adachi goes with his mother on Yaku Island for a family reunion and meets a man named Hibiki. He later meets with his cousin, two monsters and Hibiki transforms into an armored figure and kills the one monster. What is really going on?


A young teenager named Asumu Adachi wakes up and dresses to go to school. Time passes and he leaves from school and weekend begins. Asumu travels to Yaku Island with his mother for a family reunion and in the boat, he meets and a man named Hibiki. A child is amazed by the dolphins and goes to see them and falls overboard but Hibiki saved him. Asumu is amazed at Hibiki.

Asumu and his mother arrived at Yaku Island and they reunited with their family living there. On Yaku Island, people are disappearing in the forests and Hibiki goes in to investigate. Meanwhile, Asumu was eating with his family but gets bored and goes to a forest with his cousin, Chizu Adachi, to enjoy the view. The two kids were followed by the Makamou Douji and Hime. Asumu and Chizu meet Hibiki coincidentally.

The Makamou make a web and trap Chizu into it. Hibiki leaves Asumu to take care of Chizu and goes after Douji and Hime. Hibiki takes out a thing named Onkaku and transforms into an armored figure called "Oni". Hibiki fights with the two Makamou. Asumu goes to the scene and sees Hibiki fighting Douji. Hibiki fires a flame from his mouth and kills Douji.


Guest castEdit


  • The section of the opening scene where Asumu is "singing" while speaking a conversation to a friend is similar to the style of conversation seen in the 1964 French film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg).

DVD releasesEdit


Kamen Rider Hibiki Volume 1

Kamen Rider Hibiki Volume 1 features episodes 1-4.[1]


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