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


Two male anime detectives and a mysterious woman
Key Futon PI Visual with the main characters. Photo credit: Studio KAI

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

The new series, which is a sequel to Kamen Rider W, will be streamed on the Crunchyroll platform in August 2022, in the middle of the Summer 2022 anime season. According to their website, the series will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, Middle East and CIS regions.

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

Fuuto PI’s Twitter page also posted a new key image to accompany the announcement.

What is Fuuto PI about?

Fans 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 of the official anime website, the series follows Hidari Shotaro and Phillip, two detectives who work at the Narumi Detective Agency.

The once dangerous organization called the Museum no longer exists. But their most dangerous export, Gaia Memory, is still being released in the already emotionally unstable city of Fuuto. It causes “dopants” or monsters to appear at an alarming rate.

As more mysterious encounters unfold, Shotaro and Phillip open up a new case of Masked Rider W.

A banner featuring characters from Kamen Rider and Futon PI
The upcoming Kamen Rider sequel, Futon PI, will be released in August 2022. Photo 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 goodies to keep them satisfied.

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

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 staff of the series?

Along with an official Fuuto PI release date, the staff for the series was also announced.

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

The series will be composed by Tatsuto Higuchi (Toradora!), with Riku Sanjo directing the script. He is also the manga author and has previously also collaborated on several Kamen Rider live-action series.

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

Yukiyoshi Shikiji, Kazuhito Tominaga and Kenta Yokoya end up as the main animators.

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