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Fuuto, the windy city. In this city, small joys and even grand misfortune... are always carried by the wind.

Fuuto P.I.note  is a manga sequel to the 2009 Japanese series Kamen Rider Double. It began serialization in August 2017 in Shogakukan's Seinen imprint Big Comic Spirits with 14 volumes published in Japan. Illustrated by Masaki Sato, it reunites Double's original writer Riku Sanjō and Dopant designer Katsuya Terada.

Fuuto, the windy city. Even two years after the collapse of Museum, the addictive Gaia Memories remain in circulation on the black market, capable of transforming a normal person into a superpowered Dopant. While investigating a series of strange robberies, Shotaro Hidari finds an amnesiac young woman, Tokime, who appears linked to the new dealers. Their leader, a man known as Yukiji Bandou, is creating his own "city" parallel to Fuuto, to be inhabited only by the greatest of Dopants. Using their powers, Shotaro and Philip will have to find the secrets behind Tokime’s identity, while keeping Fuuto safe from this new menace.

An Anime adaptation by Studio KAI started airing on August 1stnote , 2022, as part of the Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary Celebration Project. It features the return of voice actors who dubbed over Double's characters in the game memory of heroez, along with others. It can be watched on Crunchyroll.

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  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Some elements, such as the Road Dopant's roads, the Stag Phones when in bug form and the occasional Rider fight and Transformation Sequence are handled with computer animation.
  • Actionized Sequel: The manga still has plenty of action scenes, but they're spaced out a bit more than in Double. The duo's first transformation isn't until the end of chapter 5 (the end of episode 2 in the anime), at first at least. As the story progresses and the villains get tougher, the amount and scale of the action scenes also increase.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Terui's anime debut has him beating up a member of EXE who resembles Leo. Leo's actor, Shouhei Nanba, appeared as one of the members back in W proper.
    • In episode 7 Bandou says that Gaia Memory users tend to attract each other, in a bit of a nod to Daisuke Ono's role as Jotaro in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, where it is indeed the case for Stand users.
    • In episode 10's Imagine Spot, Bandou imagines his fellow STREET members as band members. Scream, well, screams "Love!" at the audience, in a nod to Miku Itō's other notable Kamen Rider role as Lovekov.
  • Adaptation Deviation:
    • In episode 5, instead of being attacked in her underwear, Monako was wearing her Meg costume. Also Tokime's Iconic Outfit babydoll was ripped as she was on her way to the dressing room to help Monako. Because of the change, in episode 6, after defeating the Meganeura Dopant it is Tokime who is covering herself in a towel instead of Monako.
    • Kamen Rider Accel's motorcycle form receives a small change. In the original series, he'd transform into it by holding up his Driver, the Memory facing away from him. Here, he flips it around so the Memory is facing towards him.
  • Adaptation Distillation:
    • The third episode has the Summation Gathering be compressed, Ryu Terui doesn't physically appear, and the part that adapts chapter 8 shortens the Cockroach Dopant fight and Tokime's explanation to Shotaro on how she got to the scene.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • The first episode of the anime also adapts the first episode of Double's Begins Night segment, as an extended introduction for new viewers.
    • The third episode of the anime expands the vehicle chase in the other Futo to include the Luna Trigger form shooting down suspended I-beams to slow down the Road Dopant.
    • In The Teaser opening of episode 5 when the anime finally debuts Ryu Terui's physical appearance, he is shown arresting some of The Remnant of EXE, the Memory dealer gang from the last episode of Kamen Rider W.
    • Beyond the reach of the anime, the manga gives numerous forms and finishers that were never shown in the original TV series, such as the arm bow using Fang Trigger and Maximum Drives activated via Philip's memories rather than Shotaro's.
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: Ryu Terui first appears in the denouement of the first arc in the manga, but debuts in Episode 5 of the anime in the middle of the second arc.
  • Adapted Out:
    • The Caracal Dopant arc was skipped over in the anime, likely due to having no connection to the overarching arc regarding STREET and the fact that it is more of a Breather Episode for the manga to give Tokime some character development away from incidents involving them.
    • The Puzzle Dopant arc was skipped in the anime which introduced the cards that allow non-STREET members access to Shadow Fuuto.
  • Asshole Victim: The landowners based around the scene of the dismemberment murders in the first case - and the victims - are all implied to be Yakuza.
  • Badass Biker: Shotaro, as he was in W. This is especially given attention in the anime's trailer.
  • Big Bad: Yukiji Bandou, the Aurora Dopant and the leader of Street.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Meganeura Dopant. After being upgraded, it becomes able to summon bugs to infest everything around it.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing:
    • Chuta Tsubosaki, the first new client of the series, also happens to be the Toadstool Dopant. He didn't want his bag back just because it was his; he wanted it because his Memory was inside.
    • The entire Chujo family, who all call upon Shotaro to find the patriarch's cat Ciao under the pretense of wanting to take care of it, when all they really cared about was her collar, and the jewel that came with it.
  • Book Ends: In the anime, Episode 1 begins with a flashback to Begins Night and Shotaro encountering Tokime for the first time on a pier. Episode 12 ends with Shotaro telling the story of Begins Night to Tokime at said pier.
  • Bowdlerise: The anime adaptation goes out of its way to obscure or remove explicit female nudity scenes from the manga, with even some relatively tame examples of fanservice scenes getting downplayed.
    • For some reason, Crunchyroll's Youtube upload of the opening changes Tokime's shirt in one shot so that her arms are completely covered up. Her outfit remains the same in the rest of the opening, the episodes themselves on Crunchyroll's website, and the ending theme. In Episode 6, Tokime receives a new outfit (that wasn't in the original manga) that the alternate opening had shown.
    • When Monako is attacked by Mitsuo the second time, the manga leaves her only in her underwear, holding her Megu outfit. The anime has her attacked while dressed in said outfit.
    • In episode 8, the nude corpse of Kei Arito is found floating in a pool. Unlike in the manga, the scene is heavily obscured not only by steam but also by the characters and the fountain in the room. When a flashback shows Kurumi's reaction to her death, she is also not missing her bath robe like in the manga.
  • Brains and Brawn: Philip and Shotaro, respectively. With the arrival of Tokime, she adds in Beauty to the trio.
  • Cat Girl: Quite literally, with the Caracal Dopant.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: "Murder", real name Mitsuo Mihara, the Meganeura Dopant, was a freelance journalist and gamer who cheated at Monster El-Dorado, and was shown up by Meg. This ends up being his motivation to kill her.
  • Closed Circle: Shotaro and Philip get stranded at a mansion due to a freak blizzard in the beginning of the manga's 4th arc/anime's episode 7, where they witness a bizarre courtship ritual involving the mansion's owner. Then the Alcohol Dopant appears alongside a dead body.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Not only is Akiko's marriage brought up, but Jin-san's sidekick Makura sports the close-shorn hairdo he was seen with during Movie Taisen Core.
    • Akira from the last episode of the original series appears in episode 2, now a bit older to indicate a Time Skip that presumably covers any other crossovers and other movies.
    • The "Healing Princess NEO" segments at the end of episodes 5 and 6 bring to mind Wakana's radio show of the same name, with the implication that Tokime rebooted them.
    • Tokime brings up CycloneAccel in the segment at the end of episode 6, bringing to mind how Shroud had planned for Philip and Ryu to be the partners using the W Driver.
    • When Shotaro and Philip are stranded at the Kogamino mansion in episode 7, they're handed blue and yellow masks that not only resemble LunaTrigger, but also hearken back to their "Kamen Singer" act back in the Liar Dopant arc of the original series. In at least the manga version, the two even reminisce about that case.
    • Later in the same arc, in episode 8 of the anime, Philip dresses up as Kanna in order to lure out the user of the Alcohol Memory, not unlike what he did in the aforementioned Liar Dopant arc where he dressed up as Wakana.
    • When Tokime returns to the Other Fuuto early in the Reactor Dopant arc (episode 10 in the anime), she spots the Beast, Sweets, and Triceratops Dopants.
    • Philip realizes Nikaido is a Dopant who can generate high amounts of energy like Jun Kazu/Utopia Dopant, and brings out the W Prism Extreme Finishing Move to deal with him.
    • The "Hardboiled Delusion Diary" at the end of Episode 12 imagines Tokime, Philip and Ryu as the Three Unifiers of Japan (Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Oda Nobunaga respectively) in a nod to Akiko and Ryu's cameo in Movie War Sengoku, as well as Nobunaga's appearance in Movie War Core, which featured W.
  • Darker and Edgier: Zigzagged. While the manga retains a lot of humor from its predecessor, the trailer for the anime shows a lot of mutilated bodies and murders within gory detail, unsurprising for a Seinen manga and surprising for those who watched the series thinking it's still the same kids' show. Almost all the Dopants are villains unlike the series, and Chapter 116 ends with Ryu lying down on the ground after being pierced by a sword.note 
  • Eldritch Location: Shadow Fuuto. It's a dark mirror of Fuuto where everything has a dark and red tone to it with a dark purple sky, can only be accessed by portals leading to it, and is full of crazed Dopants fighting each other.
  • Exact Words: Nikaido attempts to reassure Rentaro that the part he's making won't be used to hurt other people. He's technically correct, being made as part of a machine to alleviate Nikaido's Power Incontinence, but it doesn't change the fact that he's an enforcer for an underground terrorist cell.
  • Fair Play Whodunit: Shotaro is able to track down Tokime in the very first episode by noting that for someone living on the lam, she's oddly well-groomed and clean, which leads him to seek her out in places where someone without a home would be able to bathe for free.
  • Five-Man Band:
    • The Hero/The Heart: Shotaro, as the main viewpoint character and moral center of the team.
    • The Lancer/The Smart Guy: Philip, who is the other lead and therefore Shotaro's partner, as well as the brains due to his book smarts and Gaia Library access.
    • The Big Guy: Ryu, whose primary role in the manga and anime is serving as added muscle as well as the Friend on the Force.
    • The Heart: Akiko, who alternatively serves as the source of levity and the other moral center of the team.
    • Sixth Ranger: Tokime, who joins the already established team and serves as the source of the manga and anime's driving questions.
  • Gentle Giant Sauropod: Thoroughly averted with the Brachiosaurus Dopant, who appears to be Bandou's Brute.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Koizumi, one of the workers at Maxsoft, is secretly jealous of Meg's unwanted spotlight, to the point of relaying information to Murder, the Meganeura Dopant.
  • Happily Married: Akiko and Ryu, even if it's not obvious to outsiders.
  • Hotter and Sexier:
    • W was aimed at young kids and teenagers at most, so it was mostly tame, but Fuuto PI's first arc alone contains straight-up nudity. The anime tones it down, though Tokime still keeps her design, which is shown off in episode 1.
    • Tokime suffers from Clothing Damage in episode 5, despite it not happening in the manga.
  • Living a Double Life: Meg Kazamatsuri, the idol of the game Monster El-Dorado, is actually Monako Moriguchi, the introverted lead programmer of the very same game.
  • I'm a Humanitarian:
    • The Road Dopant, whose powers require a loooooot of fuel.
    • The Brachiosaurus Dopant doesn't mind eating a feral Beast Dopant trying to kill Tokime.
  • Market-Based Title: The manga/anime's known in Indonesia as "Detektif Fuuto" (Detective Fuuto).
  • Nerd Glasses: Monako wears these when not in her Meg persona, which enhances the disguise.
  • Oddly Named Sequel: It's a direct sequel to Kamen Rider Double that doesn't even have "Kamen Rider" in the title, unlike many other Kamen Rider spin-off manga like Kamen Rider Kaixa or Amazons Gaiden: Firefly. Instead, it references the setting of the series and the main characters' occupations.
  • Phlebotinum Pills: There are drugs/supplements that can enhance Dopant powers.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Thanks to the fact that this is an anime and not a live-action Tokusatsu, they're a lot less limited. The Dopant designs can be far more monstrous and larger, while in Tokusatsu they'd either be made of CGI, or much smaller suits.
  • Relationship Chart: The character relationship charts are shown every episode after the first one in the vein of Previously on… in order to let the viewer remember what happened in the last episode.
  • Show Within a Show: Well, video-game within a manga/anime, but Monster El-Dorado, or just "Mon-Rado" for short, by Maxsoft, is central to the second arc.
  • Spoiler Opening: While the anime tries to initially present Tokime as a suspicious character, and possibly the culprit behind the first case of the story, her appearance in the anime's opening and ending animations make it clear she'll become part of the Narumi Detective Agency.
  • Super-Deformed: The anime has small skits at the end of episodes featuring the characters in this style, with a similar animation to Symphogear's OVAs (which several of the animation staff have worked on).
  • Team Pet: Mick serves this role to the Narumi Detective Agency.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: The entirety of Volume 6, the "Portrait of s" arc, is a flashback set before Begins Night, showing how the main duo first met and why Sokichi chose Shotaro as his successor.
  • Wintry Auroral Sky: The Aurora Dopant is based on this. Perplexingly, his power appears to be to disintegrate people with a touch.
  • The Worf Effect: The Beast Dopant, whose raw power necessitated Double getting his Super Mode, is shown being easily torn to shreds by the Brachiosaurus Dopant.


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Alternative Title(s): Fuuto PI, Fuuto Tantei


Mutsuo Mihara is no more

Yukiji Bando carries out the execution of Mihara. Since he wasn't able to take out the POI and the Kamen Riders defeated him, he's no longer up to snuff.

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