Kamen Rider Punch Hopper
"Rider Punch!"

Character Type:

Villain Boss/Anti-hero

Initial Level:





Saint Lords



Original appearance:

Kamen Rider Kabuto (2007)

Kamen Rider Punch Hopper (仮面ライダーパンチホッパー Kamen Raidā Panchi Hoppā) is one of the main anti-heroes of the Japanese tokusatsu show, Kamen Rider Kabuto created by Shotaro Ishinomori. Punch Hopper's motif is based on the Treehopper.


His real name is Shun Kageyama (影山 瞬 Kageyama Shun) who once operated as Kamen Rider TheBee, acquiring the TheBee Zecter after Kagami relinquished it. Prior to it, Kageyama was originally under Yaguruma's command and a good friend of his believing deeply in his superior's philosophy of teamwork and "Kanzen Chouwa". After TheBee Zecter rejected Yaguruma and chose Kagami, Kageyama attempted to make Kagami understand his new responsibilities. He was baffled when Kagami rejected TheBee Zecter in favour of his friendship with Tendou, whom he developed a grudge against.

Becoming the new leader of Shadow, Kageyama turned his back on Yaguruma and used many methods that contradict his former mentor's beliefs of "Kanzen Chouwa." Tendou saw Kageyama to be unfit as a leader. Overtime, Mishima also saw Kageyama as being unable handle the missions assigned to him. Eventually, Kagamaya was defeated by a vengeful Yaguruma who relieved him of the TheBee Zecter which ended up in Tendou's possession. No longer qualified as TheBee, Kagayama was exild from the Shadow elite. Battered and broken in both body and mind after being facially scarred in the crossfire between Shadow and the Worms, Kageyama is saved by Yaguruma, who once again invited Kageyama to hell. This time, giving him his own Hopper Zecter as a present, which allows him to transform into Kamen Rider Punch Hopper. Now under Yaguruma's wing, he refers to him as "aniki" (Bro or boss). As either TheBee or Punch Hopper, Kageyama uses a fighting style themed around punching attacks.

Hopper Zecter (Red Side)Edit

  • Device type: Rider Belt
  • Animal: Grasshopper
  • Primary Finisher: Rider Punch

Role in Rakenzarn TalesEdit

Kamen Rider Kick Hopper was supposed to make an appearance, but was scrapped.

Role in Rakenzarn SeigiEdit

Kamen Rider Kick Hopper is confirmed to appear in the third Rakenzarn game, Rakenzarn Seigi.