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Goro Watari (渡 五郎 Watari Gorō?) is a mutant human who transforms into Inazuman (イナズマン Inazuman?).

Background

Goro Watari is a young college student; a soccer club star and a mutant. He lost his mother as a child and had other dark moments in his childhood (he had a childhood girlfriend named Teresa who was taken away by an American soldier during the US occupation of Japan).

History

First series

One night, mysterious soldiers of the Phantom Army appear and run into children of the Youth League. The children fight them, but the soldiers release sleeping gas to retaliate against them. Afterward, a man named Gosaku Marume finds them, and his college friend Goro Watari is with him. They fight off the Phantom Army soldiers, but are in for a surprise. A five headed monster, named Quintuple Banbara, appears. He launches a fiery attack on Goro and he falls in the water. He is woken up at the Youth League's base, and there, he meets Captain Sarra, who tests Goro for mutant powers. It was revealed that Goro is one of the strongest mutants, even breaking the mutant tester machine. He is then put in another machine, which after use, allows him to turn into the great psychic warrior Inazuman to fight against the Phantom Army.

Inazuman Flash

After the Phantom Army is defeated, Watari's day job is full-time hero. He had some semblance of a college life early on in the first series, but he basically drives around Japan fighting Despar Army as Inazuman.

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Goro in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders

Inazuman has a cameo in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders where he teams up with Kikaider, Kikaider 01 and Zubat to destroy General Shadow as he attempted to escape from the riders.

Forms

As both Sanagiman and Inazuman, his kiai fighting cry is "Chest!" (Chesuto!), which originates from the Japanese island of Kyūshū where the main character, Goro Watari, hails.

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Sanagiman

Goro's monster form which achieved by shouting "Gōriki Shōrai!!". His body is warped with hard skin, resembles an armored brown larva mutant with a white belt which has a biomechanical power meter on it. Sanagiman is able to absorb the kinetic energy of any attack used against him.

Inazuman

Inazuman

Once Goro shouts "Chōriki Shōrai!!", he trades his hard skin body for a much lighter body which makes him capable of performing lighter attacks and greater speed. He is a moth-like mutant wearing the same power belt as Sanagiman and resembles a blue humanoid with huge colorful oval eyes, prominent lightning-shaped antennas, black gloves and boots, yellow lightning-shaped marks that stream down his body, and a yellow scarf he can transform into various weapons, including a whip-like chain.

Inazuman Flash

Inazuman Flash

Inazuman is a moth. Goro is like the caterpillar stage, Sanagiman is the cocoon. In this show, Inazuman develops some new powers using Zeber like teleports and new form. He also gaining the ability to hurl lightning bolts.


Transformation

First, he performs a transforming pose (crossing his arms in front of his chest) and uttering the phrase, "Gōriki Shōrai" (Summon Mighty Power), he is wrapped in a blue cocoon, which bursts, revealing the creature Sanagiman. After he gathers enough energy into his belt, he crosses his fists in front of his chest, uttering the phrase, "Chōriki Shōrai" (Summon Super Power), and spreads them aside, with his chest emitting a swirl of colorful energy. Sanagiman's exterior then explodes to pieces, and in his place is Inazuman.

In Inazuman Flash, the transformation sequence is the same, except that the cocoon effect is missing and Sanagiman no longer explodes.

Equipment

Unused Costume

This early costume, Inazuman has the gloves and boots with yellow accent, a different bodysuit, and a blue transformation belt. For Sanagiman, it doesn't have black boots, and his belt also blue.

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Behind the Scenes

Conception

Inazuman was created by Shotaro Ishinomori.

Portrayal

Goro Watari is portrayed by Daisuke Ban, credited as Naoya Ban, while Sanagiman and Inazuman's suit actor is Bunya Nakamura.

In the 2011 film OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, Inazuman was portrayed by voice actor Hideo Ishikawa (石川 英郎 Ishikawa Hideo?) and suit actor Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya?).

Recognition

Inazuman is featured as #43 in the 1986 archive compilation video Toei 100 Great Heroes Super FightIcon-crosswiki.

Notes

Appearances


See Also

  • Inazuman's appearance in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders
  • Saburo Kazeta - The modernized Inazuman as a character in Kamen Rider