Publishing company Shogakukan announced an anime adaptation of Riku Sanjou and Masaki Satou's Fuuto Tantei (Fuuto Pi) manga on Saturday. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Summer 2022, and Funimation will stream the series in English.
Fuutou Tantei serves as a sequel to the 2009 television drama Kamen Rider W, the 11th entry in the drama series. The anime is one of the projects commemorating the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
In the city of Fuuto, criminals make use of USB-like devices called "Gaia Memories" to turn themselves into superpowered monsters known as "Dopants," wreaking havoc in the otherwise peaceful city. However, there are also heroes who utilize the Gaia Memories to fight these criminals, one of whom is the self-proclaimed, hard-boiled detective Shoutarou Hidari. With the help of his witty partner Philip, the two transform into Kamen Rider W—the legendary hero of Fuuto city.
After the fall of the Museum—the evil organisation responsible for many crimes in Fuuto—the production and distribution of Gaia Memories has halted. However, remnants of Gaia Memories still remain within society and are sold in the black market at high prices. Thus, the two heroes from Narumi Detective Agency are yet to have time to relax. Sights of Dopants still occur and the agency receives more and more clients who claim to experience supernatural phenomena.
Regardless of the arduous nature of the task, Kamen Rider W promises that those who hurt Fuuto will inevitably count up their sins. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Sanjou and Satou began serializing the action mystery manga in Big Comic Spirits magazine in August 2017. Shogakukan published the tenth volume on March 10. Fuuto Tantei has a cumulative 1.85 million copies in circulation across its ten volumes, and placed 15th in the 2019 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings.
The Kamen Rider (Masked Rider) franchise began as a four-volume manga drawn by Shoutarou Ishinomori in Weekly Shounen Magazine in 1971. It inspired multiple manga spin-offs, live-action drama series, films, and video games in the past 50 years. The latest television drama in the series, Kamen Rider Saber, began airing on September 6.
Source: Comic Natalie