UPDATE 5/3/22: Updated the opening theme and theme song credits accordingly.
Hop on the motorbike because a lot of news for the upcoming FUUTO PI anime was released today, alongside a brand new visual, theme songs details and international streaming information for the upcoming Kamen Rider anime series, with Crunchyroll officially announcing today the upcoming Kamen Rider anime series FUUTO PI will stream on the service this Summer!
Air Date: August 2022
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS
New Key Visual
The theme song for the series is “Tsumi to Batsu to Underground” and is performed by former live-action Kamen Rider actor Mitsuru Matsuoka, with the opening theme “Private Eye” performed by Big Gadgets featuring Aya Kamiki with TAKUYA.
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The main staff for FUUTO PI includes:
Director: Yosuke Kabashima
Assistant director: Ayataka Tanemura
Series composition: Tatsuto Higuchi
Script director: Riku Sanjo
Character design, chief animation director: Hidekazu Ebina
Chief animation director: Seiji Komatsubara
Main animators: Yukiyoshi Shikiji, Kazuhito Tominaga, Kenta Yokoya
Animation production: Studio KAI
Copyright: “FUUTO PI” Production Committee
FUUTO PI is based on the manga of the same name written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Masaki Sato with creative design by Katsuya Terada, Ishimori Pro, and Toei and is a sequel to Kamen Rider W. The story of the series is described as such:
The story is canonically set after the events of Kamen Rider W (the 11th of the Heisei era), which aired in 2009. It follows private investigator Shotaro Hidari and the mysterious boy Philip, two strangers who become one Kamen Rider!
FUUTO PI premieres in Japan on the U-NEXT streaming service on August 1 ahead of its TV broadcast on August 8.
Sources: Press Release, FUUTO PI on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.