Takeru TenkÅ«ji, whose father was a ghost hunter who died 10 years earlier, dies at the hands of an evil monster known as a Gamma (çœ¼é” Ganma, lit. “Eye Demon”) while trying to protect his childhood friend Akari Tsukimura from an attack. A mysterious hermit brings Takeru back to life and bestows upon him the Ghost Driver transformation belt and an Eyecon (çœ¼é‚ï¼ˆã‚¢ã‚¤ã‚³ãƒ³ï¼‰ Aikon, lit. “Eye Soul”), an orb-shaped device which can see ghostly creatures like spirits of dead creatures, Gamma, and other Riders. The hermit tells Takeru that he has 99 days to gather 15 additional heroic Eyecons in order to be brought back to life permanently, and must fight the Gamma as Kamen Rider Ghost to obtain them. He is assisted by the Buddhist priest Onari, who previously supported his father as a ghost hunter, and Akari, who tries to find more scientific and logical reasons behind their supernatural encounters. In his way are Makoto Fukami, a mysterious living young man capable of utilizing a Ghost Driver to transform into Kamen Rider Specter (ä»®é¢ãƒ©ã‚¤ãƒ€ãƒ¼ã‚¹ãƒšã‚¯ã‚¿ãƒ¼ Kamen RaidÄ SupekutÄ), and the Gamma led by Aran and his mysterious benefactor.
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