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Kamen Rider (仮面ライダーシリーズ Kamen Raidā Shirīzu, translated as Masked Rider Series) is a metaseries/media mix of tokusatsu television programs and films, and manga, created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. The Kamen Rider media generally features a motorcycle-riding superhero with an insect motif who fights supervillains, often known as Kaijin (怪人). The franchise began in 1971 with the original Kamen Rider series, which followed college student Takeshi Hongo and his quest to defeat the world-conquering Shocker organization. The popularity of the series has grown, with the original series spawning television and film sequels, and launched the Second Kaiju Boom (also known as the Henshin Boom) on Japanese television during the early 1970s, impacting the superhero and action-adventure genres in Japan.