The original work of the anime “Fuuto PI” is a manga with the same name, which depicted the 11th Heisei Kamen Rider Series called “Kamen Rider W” (broadcast in 2009). The drama starred both Kiriyama Ren (Hidari Shoutarou) and Sugada Masaki (Phillip), and was popular for the hardboiled detective buddy drama.
An image board that raises the expectation toward the view of the world and quality was additionally released.
The image board describes the protagonist Shotaro together with “Kamen Rider W”’s favorite machine called Hardboilder. Additionally, it further depicts Shotaro’s indispensable partner Phillip, a mysterious beautiful lady Tokime and other important characters having fun time inside the detective office.
Staff information was also announced. The director for this anime is Kabashima Yosuke, who was the general director and character designer for “Uma Musume Pretty Derby”. The sub director is Tanemura Ayataka, who was the assistant and the main director for “Black Clover”, the character designer and general art director will be Ebina Hidekazu from “Fate/Apocrypha”, and another general art director will be Komatsubara Sei. The music will be composed by Nakagawa Kotaro and Naruse Shuhei, who were formerly part of several Kamen Rider works in the past.
The interview movie of Sanjou Riku, who was the scriptwriter for “Kamen Rider W” and the producer Tsukada Hideaki has been revealed. Check this movie out also because it contains unrevealed production episodes and the passion of the creators toward the drama.
Anime “Fuuto PI” will be streamed from summer 2022.
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Director: Kabajima Yosuke
If “Fuuto PI” ever becomes a TV anime, I wanted to direct it no matter what. I had that feeling since “Kamen Rider W” was adapted into a manga as “Fuuto PI”, and I strongly hoped it would come true. “Kamen Rider Series”, including “Kamen Rider W”, helped me every time I was in trouble throughout my life. That is why I wanted to give something back to them. Luckly, I got the opportunity to do so. Together with my own love and thoughts, I will do my best producing it. I will recreate the atmosphere of “W”, so please do look forward to it!
■ Anime “Fuuto PI”
Scheduled on Summer 2022
Director: Kabajima Yosuke
Sub Director: Tanemura Ayataka
Series Structure: Higuchi Tatsuhito
Script Director: Sanjo Riku
Character Design/General Art Director: Ebina Hidekazu
General Art Director: Komatsubara Sei
Kamen Rider Dopant Animator: Kabajima Yosuke and Yamane Rihiro
Main Animator: Shikiji Yukiyoshi, Tominaga Kazuhito, and Yokoya Kenta
Mechanic/Prop Design: Okawa Hiroyuki
Art Setting: Aoki Chiyuki and Morioka Kenichi
Art Director: Watanabe Yukihiro
Color Setting: Yokoyama Sayoko
Shooting Director: Shimura Go and Takesawa Yuichi
2D Graphic: Kageyama Jiro
3DCG Production: IPS Animation Studio
3DCG Action: unknownCASE
CG Director: Kashima Hiroyuki
CG Animation Director: Zakiyama Atsutsugu
3D Modeling: Jet Stduio, Ishi Ken
Editor: Takahashi Ayumu
Music Director: Akedagawa Jin
Music Production: Magic Capsule
Music: Nakagawa Kotaro, Naruse Shuhei
Music Producer: Ida Mayu (avex entertainment)
General Producer: Tsukada Hideaki
Animation Producer: Masuo Masashi
Animation Production: Studio KAI
Production: “Fuuto PI” Production Committee
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