Masked Rider BLACK RX Episode 1


Episode 1: Child of the Sun! RX

Some time after the defeat of Golgom, Minami Kotaro attempts to create a new life for himself in peace. But when the Crisis Empire arrives to conquer Earth, they come prepared to deal with the hero, forcing him to awaken a new power to face this new threat.


Time to release a Showa Rider that isn’t part of a crossover movie or special short! I needed a small break from Wizard and as the first disc from the BLACK RX BD Box went up on ADC recently, I figured why not?


These are 720p encodes as testing indicated the film sources were upscaled from 720p to 1080p, so there’s no need for a larger encode. We’re using Stone’s subs with some additional styling for the on-screen text, as well as adding romanji for the OP/ED. The usual grammar fixes and assorted tweaks to lines for CPS purposes are being done as well. We’ve also done dual tracks like the 3D specials we did a month or so back, so you have Kamen translated as “Masked” (which is the default option) or left as Kamen.


We’ll be doing these as the sources become available, so maybe 1-2 episodes a week as time permits. Also, the DDL mirror for this will be posted in the next day or so. Enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “Masked Rider BLACK RX Episode 1”

  1. Woohoo! Seeing Black RX here makes me unreasonably excited.

    I am a little concerned about the visibility of the Wizard dub posts. Have you thought about doing quarterly batches? Or after you’ve totally finished the sub for Wizard making a new dedicated post for each dub release?

    1. Well, I post the dubs every week on either Sunday or Monday, so anyone interested in them can check the appropriate post by Tuesday, and I always tweet when they go up. However, a quarterly batch is a good idea and I think I might do that.

  2. Cheers, keep up the good work, I was looking for better subs than my hk/malay dvd. Just a random question, why did you choose to start with RX? Was it just a case of it was there? haha

    1. Pretty much. With the CK subs for Black already applied to BD raws, I didn’t see much need to do those too unless I get enough demand for 8-bit encodes. I also really love the RX suit and have ever since they used it for that awful Masked Rider adaptation in the 90s. There are earlier Showa-era Riders I’d like to do though whenever it might be possible. Honestly, there’s really not much I wouldn’t want to work on when it comes to this stuff, as long as there’s a need for it to be done.

    1. Because I’m not a translator and so far, no one is throwing themselves our way volunteering to retranslate it. I’m going to fix up whatever I can, but unless someone steps up to help, this is the best I can do.

      1. If you don’t mind a bit of a delay as I work on other projects, I would be willing to correct the scripts you have as a translator. It looks like you only have the first disc though, so the delay shouldn’t be too bad compared to doing the whole series in one go.

        1. That would be great. I only planned to do 1-2 episodes a week anyway, so hopefully that’s enough time for you if I stick to that release speed. Let me know if you need raws or the scripts or anything and I’ll get those sorted out. I actually have the 2nd and 3rd discs now as well, but that isn’t going to change my timetables as I still have Wizard and Ghost to work on too. I can just issue v2’s for the first 2 episodes and then we can go from there with further releases.

          1. I’ve only got the old DVD raws from BunnyHat on hand. Scripts alone should suffice for the TL work, though if you don’t mind sharing raws for the BDs I’d love to have them entirely for selfish reasons. 😉 Anime Expo is this week so I won’t be able to do anything on them until next week, but other than that there should be no major delays with your release schedule.

            1. Sure thing. Did you want the BDMVs or just the encoded raws? I can provide either one. As for your timing, no problem. With the holiday weekend coming up, I’m utterly swamped with work related tasks for one of my side jobs so I am in no rush to get additional episodes out for the next week. You can drop me an email if you want, ozc [at]

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