Kamen Yaiba

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Kamen Yaiba

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Japanese name: 仮面ヤイバー
(Kamen Yaibā)
English name: Masked Yaiba
Age: unknown
Gender: unknown
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 036
Anime: Episode 005
Appearances: Chapters: 0
Episodes: 22
Movies: 0
Actors
Japanese voice: Isshin Chiba
Wataru Takagi

Kamen Yaiba (仮面ヤイバー Kamen Yaibā?, litt. "Masked Sword") is a children's television show inside the Detective Conan universe that falls into the genera of tokusatsu, live action special effects. It is a parody of the Kamen Rider franchise, created by Shotaro Ishinomori in the 1970s.

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Background[edit]

Kamen Yaiba is a fictional character in the series and a superhero that often appears on TV as a kids' show. Many relics have been made about him as publicity and marketing, including trading cards, posters, DVDs, and figurines. He is most liked by elementary schoolers like Conan, Ayumi, Genta, and Mitsuhiko, and many movies of the franchise have been produced. The plot is about a hero wanting to save the world from the Jocker's alien boss and his henchmen, and to conquer a young lady who is his first love. On the way to defeat his arch-enemy, Yaiba also has to fight other villains that come in the way.

Production[edit]

Kamen Yaiba is one of the most viewed shows in Japan in the series world and is produced by Nichiuri TV, based in Tokyo. The show's episodes sytem is based on the series one with episodes and seasons. It has a wide range of TV producers and ADs having two main actors: the one acting Kamen Yaiba and the one acting as Yaiba's girlfriend. The costume designs company used is Kitagawa Costumes and Nakamura Clothing Store. The show disposes of a wide range of animated presentations to children, most often in parks and public areas like the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. The lighting and illumination is done by Ken Abe, Eizo Mizuguchi, and Nao Omura. The recording staff team is made by Emiko Akahori and Kenji Matoyama. The visual effects team has only two members: Masahiko Abe and Masahiro Isobe. The show has also been cooperated with Tohto University's Tama Campus, a visual arts department of the fictitious university, Iwakuma Sightseeing, a tourism agency promoting the show, Koyama Buses, bus transports for the staff, and Nagasaka's Everyone Kindergarten, as a promoter for children's shows.[1] The show appears in a weekly basis and mainly targets a young audience range, although some fans are really older.

Appearance[edit]

Kamen Yaiba is a tall and handsome superhero, wearing a colored suit that distinguishes him from others when seen on TV. He has a helmet fully covering his head, which has green laser eyes and the Kamen Yaiba logo, a big yellow "Y". He has a red scarf and a metallic plastron with the big Y, white long gloves and a blue jumpsuit under, a belt with the same logo and white cowboy boots. He has a red motorcycle, that can overrun high obstacles, and a cape his scarf can become a cape separated into two red stripes.

The original Kamen Yaiba was more robotic and seemed like a strong boxer, with the abdominals visible and his metallic helmet. His powers gives him the ability to jump high and to avoid ennemies easily, and to shoot lasers on them.

The actor himself is not as powerful and strong as his character, since he is skinny, has black hair, and doesn't have any strength.

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Plot overview[edit]

Code Sheet Case (Manga: 036-039, Anime: 005)[edit]

First appearance.

Introduction to Kamen Yaiba through a special event at Tohto Tower. Conan begins to tell Ran who he is, but stops himself and announces his identity as Kamen Yaiba. The scene where Conan's identity was questioned was removed from the anime version of the Code Sheet Case and then added back in to The Shinkansen Bomb Case.

Innocent Suspect Case (Manga: 231-233, Anime: 156-157)[edit]

Dark and Clutered Room Case (Manga: 417-419, Anime: 335-336)[edit]

Conan's mother takes the Detective Boys to the studio where Kamen Yaiba is produced, Tohto Studio, for a sneak peak at Kamen Yaiba's second movie.

Takagi's Last Case (Manga: 450-452, Anime: 390-391)[edit]

The Original Kamen Yaiba.

The Detective Boys witness a suspicious man and the clues lead to Chiba's roommate. While in Chiba's apartment the Detective Boys watch the first six episodes of the Original Kamen Yaiba. The fourth episode, "The Intrigues of Baron Potato!!", features him fighting his alien arch-enemy, the Potato Baron.

Group Date Kidnapping Case (Manga: 511-514, Anime: 431-432)[edit]

A mysterious stranger gives a small kid a rare Kamen Yaiba battle card worth 3,000 yen, featuring a look at the cybernetics inside of Yaiba's head. During the case it is mentioned that one of the suspects bought two limited edition event Kamen Yabia battle card bags, and send one to a friend. Neither of the two got the legendary Potato Queen platinum card, who is the queen of the Potato Baron and his aliens. Seven cards come to a bag, and some of the cards are worth up to 800,000 yen.

Mysterious Job Case (Manga: 554, Anime: 465)[edit]

Onsen Murder Case (Manga: 722-724, Anime: 597-598)[edit]

The Original Kamen Yaiba's love interest.

The Detective Boys run into Mishio Natori, the 28-year-old actress who played the Original Kamen Yaiba's love interest.

The VHS Tape of Memories (Manga: 741-742, Anime: 624)[edit]

Chiba reveals that he made made a knock-off Tokusatsu tape as a kid titled "Kamen Baiya" thirteenth years ago, due to him being a fan of Kamen Yaiba. Which means that Kamen Yaiba has existed for at least that long.

A Missing Item Murder Case (Manga: 869-871, Anime: 748-749)[edit]

The Kamen Yaiba movie.

A Kamen Yaiba movie was used as a trick to commit murder.

The Old Warehouse of Teitan Elementary School (Manga: 966-968, Anime: 889-890)[edit]

Mitsuhiko mentions that the next episode of Kamen Yaiba will feature a mysterious female Yaiba.

Interchanged Betting Ticket Case (Manga: 975-977, Anime: 894-895)[edit]

It is mentioned that an episode featuring the second-in-command of the enemy boss in the Yaiba tv show will air that night.

Haibara's Lost Phone Charm (Manga: 997-999, Anime: 925-926)[edit]

A father described the length of travel time between two train stations as the same length as a Kamen Yaiba episode, 30 minutes.

Non-canon plot overview[edit]

Hijacked Department Store Case (Anime: 017)[edit]

Monday Night 7:30 p.m. Murder Case (Anime: 036)[edit]

According to Genta, that night's Masked Yaiber was very interesting, and for Mitsuhiko especially the final fight with Batora ("Butler"), a Green Alien.

The Third Fingerprint Murder Case (Anime: 064)[edit]

The Mysterious Mole Alien Case (Anime: 107-108)[edit]

According to the Detective Boys, Masao Kouda, a Kogoro's client, looks exactly like the Mole Alien, who shakes off his comrades and tricks Kamen Yaiba. Like a mole, he suddenly comes out of the earth.

The Kamen Yaiba Murder Case (Anime: 119)[edit]

This is Kamen Yaiba TV show. Kamen Yaiba is a normal young and good looking person who's always in the park with his childhood friend Rei Natsume selling hot dogs. But if something happens, he immediately drives to the scene and begin to battle the evil people or aliens. But, Rei does not know that he really is Kamen Yaiba. She only knows that her boyfriend often finds excuses to stop work, and ride away somewhere on his motorcycle. But every time, Rei forgives Kamen Yaiba with forgiving eyes. Ran can kinda relate to how she feels, and according to Conan that's almost how it works between Ran and him.

When the author was planning the story for Kamen Yaiba he made a scenario where his younger sister got killed. But, Kamen Yaiba doesn't fight for vengeance. He fights to maintain justice.

The Amusement Park Bungee Jumping Case (Anime: 149)[edit]

Moon, Star, and Sun Case (Anime: 163-164)[edit]

While this case is canon to the manga, it replaces the Voice-Changing Pen with a non-canon Kamen Yaiba Voice Changer.

The Small Eye-Witnesses (Anime: 281)[edit]

That night airing "The End of the Fake Yaiba", the last episode of the Fake Yaiba series. The Fake Yaiba is dangerously closing in on Shunsuke. The true name of Kamen Yaiba is probably Satoshi.

The Birthday Wine Mystery (Anime: 328)[edit]

The Car Stunt's Utmost Limit (Anime: 440)[edit]

During a stunt show, it's revealed Kamen Yaiba's actor face.

Red Wine Indictment (Anime: 520)[edit]

The Alibi of the Fall (Anime: 596)[edit]

A broadcast of the show of Kamen Yaiba was shown and we could see the hero fighting two ennemies as Kogoro, Ran, and Conan had to meet the organizer of the Kamen Yaiba programs for a case. The company called Orion Planning produced this show. Conan also remembers him and the Detective Boys seeing one of his live action shows. When Yaiba's ally, Laser Police, fired his laser gun, the Jocker monster with scales went "pushuu" and fell all flat.

The Séance's Double Locked Room Mystery Case (Anime: 603-605)[edit]

Kamen Yaiba is used on posters that Takagi and Chiba borrowed from Chiba's friend to recreate one of the murder tricks.

Kaitou Kid's Busy Date (Anime Special: Kaitou Kid's Busy Date)[edit]

In the manga, the 3-D movie that Kaito and Aoko go to is titled Captain E.T.; in the special anime version, it is a Kamen Yaiba movie. The original Magic Kaito manga predates the existence of both Kamen Yaiba and Yaiba, another one of Gosho Aoyama's manga.

The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa (Anime Special: The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Two Days in History)[edit]

A Kamen Yaiba festival is used as a backdrop for an assassination plot. Statues of Kamen Yaiba are placed around and a theme tune plays in the background.

The Man Who Died Twice (Anime: 834-835)[edit]

The suspect recalls there being a show of Kamen Yaiba on a local park where he had to meet with another man which established his alibi.

The Disappeared Detective Boys (Anime: 922)[edit]

Kamen Yaiba appear in the docks for a kids' show and jumps from a container to another before knocking out some Jocker Aliens and making his iconic pose. A lots of people attend the show, including the Detective Boys, and the Animation director in charge of the direct filming is introduced.

Meitantei Conan: Nazo no Suisei Kaijuu o Oe![edit]

Name origin[edit]

Kamen Yaiba is a parody of Kamen Rider.

The name Kamen Yaiba is a combination of a parody of the Tokusatsu tv show Kamen Rider, as well as Gosho Aoyama's previous manga and anime Yaiba. That franchise itself has had screenplays done by Toshiki Inoue. Several Detective Conan actors have appeared on Kamen Rider, including: Tori Matsuzaka, Seizo Kato, Rikiya Koyama, Takanori Jinnai.

Trivia[edit]

  • The characters in the series are often compared with those in Detective Conan:
  • Kamen Yaiba is the cell phone background of Mitsuhiko's phone in Emergency Situation 252.
  • He's been referred to as Samurai Kid since around volume 30 of the English translation, which is what the translation used to call Yaiba whenever elements of that series made a cameo. This is an obvious translation error: they have similar names.

In other languages[edit]

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 仮面 Kamen ヤイバー Yaibā
Flag of US English Masked Yaiba

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Semi credits on a TV in episode 391.
  2. ^ a b Episode 119
  3. ^ a b Manga Volume 23, File 10; anime episode 156.
  4. ^ a b Manga Volume 92, File 7; anime episode 895.

See also[edit]

Main Characters
Protagonists Shinichi KudoConan EdogawaRan MouriKogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ayumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta KojimaAi Haibara
Family & Friends Hiroshi AgasaSonoko SuzukiEri KisakiYusaku KudoYukiko KudoHeiji HattoriKazuha ToyamaYoko OkinoSumiko KobayashiTomoaki AraideMakoto KyogokuShizuka HattoriJirokichi SuzukiEisuke HondouAzusa EnomotoSubaru OkiyaMasumi SeraShukichi HanedaSakurako Yonehara
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeKiyonaga MatsumotoInspector YuminagaShintaro ChakiHyoue KurodaHiromitsu MorofushiYuya Kazami
Osaka Police District Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango YokomizoMisao YamamuraJugo YokomizoFumimaro Ayanokoji
NPA Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon)
FBI Shuichi AkaiJodie StarlingJames BlackAndre Camel
CIA Hidemi Hondou (Kir)Ethan Hondou
Black Organization The BossRumGinVodkaVermouthChiantiKornShiho MiyanoAkemi MiyanoElena MiyanoAtsushi MiyanoTequilaPiscoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaKi'ichiro Numabuchi
Magic Kaito Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriToichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiAkako KoizumiSaguru HakubaSnakeRose (OVA only) • Hakuba's HousekeeperSpider (TV special only)
Others "The Criminal"Hideo AkagiRyusuke HigoTakahiro SanadaScar AkaiMary SeraKohji HanedaRumi WakasaTsutomu AkaiMomiji OokaMuga IoriKanenori WakitaKamen YaibaGomeraNight BaronDetective Samonji