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Kamen Rider W series' Hideaki Tsukada returning to helmet the anime series.

The celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise, the official Kamen Rider website announced that Futo Detective(Fuuto PI) will receive a television anime series. The anime based on the 2009 series Kamen Rider W, will be produced by Hideaki Tsukada. Tsukada also produced Kamen Rider W and supervised Futo Detective.

Written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Masaki Sato, the manga has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits since August 2017. The manga is a sequel to the Kamen Rider W television series. The manga is still ongoing.

Fuuto PI revolves around Shotaro Hidari, a private detective who works at Narumi Detective Agency, and his partner Raito “Phillip” Sonozaki, the sole survivor of the Sonozaki family who can access the Gaia Library. Together they transform into Kamen Rider W, who protects the city of Fuuto from Dopants, monsters created by Gaia Memories. They solve cases alongside their boss Akiko Terui, who often joins their investigations with her husband Ryu (a member of the police force who is also Kamen Rider Accel).

One day, Shotaro encounters an amnesiac pink-haired girl named Tokime, who is being targeted by Dopants. After saving her, they decided to hire her at Narumi Detective Agency as their assistant. As Shotaro and Raito solve more cases, they gradually uncover Tokime’s connection towards the mysterious Dopant Aurora.

Kamen Rider W: Futo Detectives will be released in 2022.

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