Nobuhiko Akizuki
Nobuhiko Akizuki-1-




Kamen Rider Black

Rider Type



Earth ( Black )

First Appearance

Eps 46:Grand Baraom's Death

Last Appearance

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

Number of Episode Appearances

6 ( Black ), 3 ( Movies )


Takahito Horiuchi

Century King Shadow Moon (世紀王シャドームーン Seiki Ō Shadō Mūn?) is a fictional character who serves as the primary antagonist in the Japanese tokusatsu drama Kamen Rider Black.

Fictional character biographyEdit

Nobuhiko Akizuki (秋月 信彦 Akizuki Nobuhiko?, portrayed by Takahito Horiuchi) was born on the day of a solar eclipse alongside his stepbrother Kotaro Minami, revered by the Gorgom as the heirs to their leader's throne: the Century Kings "Shadow Moon" and "Black Sun". Raised together, the two were like brothers. Once

Shadow Moon

the two were of the ideal age, Gorgom captured them and infused them each with a King Stone. While Kotaro manages to escape with his memory intact, Nobuhiko's mind was wiped clean while left in a state of suspended animation before being finally reborn as Shadow Moon through the Stones of Land, Heaven, and Sea. Shadow Moon sets up his regime as a general of Gorgom, serving as Black's nemesis and forcing him to fight him so he can become the new Creation King. In their final battle, Shadow Moon is weakened by Kamen Rider Black after the Satan Sabre is used to slash his King Stone. Though he appears to die after being left inside the Gorgom headquarters when it explodes, Shadow Moon returns years later to seek revenge against Kotaro, who is now Black RX. However, he lost all of his memories related to Gorgom after its destruction. He is finally defeated by Black RX when he thrusted the Revolcane through Shadow Moon's King Stone, destroying it once more. He turns back into Nobuhiko, renouncing his evil ways as he saved two children trapped in the explosive lava, shortly before he dies.

In all of Shadow Moon's appearances, he is voiced by Masaki Terasoma, including the 3D short film Kamen Rider World, and the 40th anniversary film OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders.


King StoneEdit

The King Stone (キングストーン Kingu Sutōn?) is Shadow Moon's transformation belt. Embedded upon the center his belt is a green stone called the Stone of the Moon (月の石 Tsuki no Seki?). Through this stone, Shadow Moon can telepathically communicate with Kotaro via his own King Stone.

Satan SabreEdit

The Satan Sabre (サタンサーベル Satan Sāberu?) is a weapon created for use by the Century Kings. Though Bilgenia took it, Shadow Moon reclaimed the weapon and took it as his own. Though he lost it to Black during their final battle, Shadow returns during Black RX with the twin Shadow Sabers (シャドーセイバー Shadō Seibā?).

Battle HopperEdit

The Battle Hopper (バトルホッパー Batoru Hoppā?) is a living motorcycle created by Gorgom, made specifically for the upcoming Creation Kings Black Sun and Shadow Moon. Battle Hopper was later stolen by Shadow Moon via his Shadow Flash before Black uses his King Stone Flash to free under Shadow Moon. As a results, Shadow Moon attacks Battle Hopper with the Satan Sabre before Battle Hopper rams with the suicide attack and dies.