The upcoming Kamen Rider W sequel, FUUTO PI, has received two new image boards as well as staff information.
The new image boards offer a look at protagonist Shotaro and the favorite machine of Kamen Rider W, Hardboilder. Also previewed are Shotaro’s partner Philip, the mysterious beauty Tokime, Narumi Detective Agency head Akiko, and Akiko’s husband Ryu Terui, who is also Kamen Rider Accel.
Meanwhile, FUUTO PI‘s staff includes Yōsuke Kabashima (Fate/Grand Order THE MOVIE Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Paladin; Agateram chief animation director, Symphogear XV chief animation director) as the director, Ayataka Tanemura (Black Clover Ep 153~ director, Symphogear XV storyboarder and episode director) as the assistant director, Tatsuto Higuchi (Revue Starlight movie scriptwriter) as the series composer, Riku Sanjō (Fuuto Pi manga writer) as the script supervisor, and Hidekazu Ebina (Fate/Grand Order 5th Anniversary Animation PV animation director, Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 Ep 5 solo key animator) as the character designer and one of the chief animation directors.
Other staff include Sei Komatsubara (Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon co-animation director) as the other chief animation director, Kabashima and Rihiro Yamane (KING’s RAID: Successors of the Will animation director, Back Arrow CG action supervisor) as the Kamen Rider and Dopant animators, with Yukiyoshi Shikiji (Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2 co-main animator, Symphogear XV action director), Kazuhito Tominaga (Scarlet Nexus animation director), and Kenta Yokoya (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 -The Eve of Awakening- Ep 1 and 2 transformation scene storyboarder) as the main animators.
FUUTO PI‘s staff lineup also includes Hiroyuki Taiga (Symphogear XV co-mechanic designer) as the mecha and prop designer, Yukihiro Watanabe (Warlords of Sigrdrifa co-art director, Symphogear XV) as the art director, Sayoko Yokoyama (LBX Girls) as the color designer, and Gō Shimura (Adachi and Shimamura, Symphogear XV) and Yūichi Takezawa (Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM, Symphogear XV assistant photography director) as the photography directors.
Additionally, unknownCASE’s Hiroyuki Kashima (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time unknownCASE. inc. CGI director) and Atsushi Sakiyama (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time unknownCASE. inc. CGI animation director) are the CG director and CG animation director respectively, while Kōtarō Nakagawa (MAJOR SECOND Season 2) and Shūhei Naruse (Hundred) are the music composers.
Studio KAI was previously announced as the show’s animation production studio.
Announced in April, the FUUTO PI anime is meant to commemorate the Kamen Rider franchise’s 50th anniversary and is set to release in Japan in Summer 2022. The anime will stream outside of Japan on Funimation.
The anime is based on an ongoing manga that began in 2017 and released its 10th tankōbon volume in March 2021. The manga is written by Sanjō with illustrations from Masaki Sato. The Kamen Rider website describes FUUTO PI as:
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.
Meanwhile, Kamen Rider W is described as:
In the 11th Kamen Rider series of the Heisei era, detective Shotaro Hidari and his mysterious sidekick Philip transmute into Kamen Rider W (Double). Maintaining the mystery elements of a detective drama, the series also focused on comical interactions between the main characters and the people of their city.
Source: FUUTO PI website