Toei revealed on Saturday that FUUTO PI, the anime of the Fūto Tantei manga, will premiere on Tokyo MX and the U-NEXT streaming service in August. This new anime, FUUTO PI, was previously announced with an intention to release sometime this year but has now revealed even more details.
The anime is confirmed to premiere in August, but there’s no specific release date yet. But as a way to celebrate its imminent premiere this Summer, the series has revealed a new poster featuring the cast of characters and confirmed the voice cast.
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The anime project commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Kamen Rider franchise. Funimation will stream the anime when it releases.
The revealed cast are Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shotaro Hidari, Kouki Uchiyama as Phillip, Makoto Furukawa as Ryu Terui, Mikako Komatsu as Akiko Narumi, Akira Sekine as Tokime, and Daisuke Ono as Yukiji Bando.
The production staff consists of the following:
- Yousuke Kabashima (Uma Musume Pretty Derby character design, chief animation director), directing the anime at Studio KAI, with Ayataka Tanemura as assistant director
- Kabashima, listed as “Kamen Rider Dopant Animator” alongside Masahiro Yamane
- Tatsuto Higuchi (Revue Starlight, Midnight Occult Civil Servants), in charge of series composition, with original manga author Riku Sanjō credited for script supervision
- Hidekazu Ebina (AMAZING STRANGER), designing the characters for animation, and also serving as the chief animation director alongside Sei Komatsubara
- Yukiyoshi Shikiji, Kazuhito Tomonaga, and Kenta Yokoya, credited as main animators
The manga launched in Shogakukan‘s Big Comic Spirits magazine in August 2017.
Taking on the original manga series written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Masaki Sato, FUUTO PI is a sequel to the 11th Heisei era Kamen Rider series (and 20th overall), Kamen Rider W, and features the characters from that series returning to investigate all sorts of strange new mysteries.
Toei describes the manga:
FUUTO is under the protection of Shotaro and Philip,
But bizarre incidents continue to occur frequently on the far side of the city.
Tokime, a mysterious beauty, appears and a new evil casts its shadow over the windy city.
It’s the beginning of a new battle for Kamen Rider W.
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