Kamen Rider anime FUUTO PI release date of August 2022 revealed by key visual

Two male anime detectives and mysterious female
Key Futon PI visual featuring the main characters. Pic credit: Studio KAI

Fans of the Kamen Rider W franchise only have to wait a little while longer as the Fuuto PI release date has been announced!

The new series, which is a sequel to Kamen Rider W, will begin streaming on the Crunchyroll platform in August 2022, the middle of the Summer 2022 anime season. According to their website, the series will be available in the North American, Central American, South American, European, African, Oceania, Middle Eastern, and CIS regions. 

The anime will be based on the Fuuto PI manga written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Masaki Sato. Studio KAI will oversee the series production. 

The Fuuto PI Twitter page also released a new key visual to accompany the announcement. 

What will Fuuto PI be about?

Fans who are new to Fuuto PI, or the Kamen Rider franchise in general, may be wondering what the new series will be about. 

According to a translation from the official anime website, the series will follow Hidari Shotaro and Phillip, two detectives working at the Narumi Detective Agency. 

The once dangerous organization called Museum is no more. Yet their most dangerous export, “Gaia Memory”, is still being released throughout the already emotionally unstable city of Fuuto. It’s causing “dopants”, or monsters, to pop up at alarming rates. 

As more mysterious encounters occur, Shotaro and Phillip find themselves opening a new case of Masked Rider W. 

A banner ft. characters from Kamen Rider and Futon PI
The upcoming Kamen Rider sequel, Futon PI, will be released in Aug. 2022. Pic credit: @anime_Fuuto/Twitter

Fuuto PI OP theme song music revealed

For fans who are really looking forward to Fuuto PI, the production team has released some other extras to keep them satisfied. 

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Along with a release date and staff, the theme song and opening theme have been revealed as well!  

The theme song will be “Tsumi to Batsu to Angura” by Koji Kikkawa & Mitsuru Matsuoka.

The Opening OP theme will be “Private Eye” by Big Gadgets ft. Aya Kamiki w TAKUYA. 

Who will be on the series staff?

Along with an official Fuuto PI release date, the staff for the series has been announced as well. 

The series will be directed by Yosuke Kabashima (Afro Samurai and the Yowamushi Pedal Movie). Ayataka Tanemura (Black Clover) will serve as assistant director. 

The series composition will be handled by Tatsuto Higuchi (Toradora!), while Riku Sanjo will be the script director. He is also the manga author and previously worked on several live-action Kamen Rider series as well.

Hidekazu Ebina (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) will serve as the character designer. The chief animation director will be Sei Komatsubara (Akudama Drive). 

Wrapping things up as main animators are Yukiyoshi Shikiji, Kazuhito Tominaga, and Kenta Yokoya respectively. 

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