Kamen Rider is a series of manga, tokusatsu television programs and thetrical movies created by Shotaro Ishinomori. It started as featuring a motorcycle-riding cyborg superhero with an insect motif who fights supervillains with various forms but changed its format through time.
Kamen Rider series often have female leads and also female warriors, even if this si more prominent in recent series.
The variosu series are divided in two subgroup: Showa Era and Heisei Era. The Showa Era or Showa Period is the historical period corresponding to the reign of Showa Emperor Hirohito ( December 25, 1926 - January 7, 1989). The Heisei Era is the current era in Japan.