On Monday (10/5), the Twitter account of m&c!’s comics editors teased the sequel manga to Kamen Rider W tokusatsu series, Fuuto Tantei. The post itself only shows a picture of the manga’s double page spread illustration of a man in fedora looking over a city with a giant windmill tower, accompanied by a caption that says “PI”. The fedora is a part of the usual getup of Kamen Rider W’s co-lead Shotaro Hidari, who works as a private investigator (PI) in the city of Fuuto which has the giant windmill of Fuuto Tower as its landmark. Further details about the format and release date of the manga has not been announced yet.

Kamen Rider W is the 11th Kamen Rider TV series in the Heisei era and the 20th TV series in the Kamen Rider franchise overall. The series features two main characters, the self-proclaimed hard-boiled private investigator Shotaro Hidari and the mysterious Philip, who transform together into the eponymous hero using the W Driver and USB flash drive-like devices called Gaia Memories. They investigate cases where the criminals use Gaia Memories to transform into monsters called Dopants.

The Fuuto Tantei manga takes place after the end of the TV series, as they continue to solve Dopants-related cases. The manga is written by Riku Sanjo, who is the main writer of Kamen Rider W TV series, and is illustrated by Masaki Sato. The manga is serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits since 2017 and has been collected into 10 volumes at the time of this writing. An anime adaptation has been announced and is set to air in 2022.

Fuuto Tantei would be the third Kamen Rider manga to be officially published in Indonesia after Shotaro Ishinomori’s Kamen Rider Black manga, which was published as Ksatria Baja Hitam by PT Gramedia Majalah in 1994, and Kenichi Muraeda’s Masked Rider Spirits from Elex Media in the 2000s. Also, in 2013, Indonesian TV station Indosiar has previously broadcasted the series’ feature film Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate and the crossover films Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 and Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider OOO & W Feat. Skull: Movie War Core with Indonesian dub by Studio Erfas.

m&c! is an Indonesian comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia group. Other than publishing manga, the publisher also publishes Disney comics magazines, and books, Hong Kong martial arts comics, as well as Indonesian comics under the Koloni imprint. The publisher also has the Akasha imprint for mature comics and the Clover imprint for domestic and translated novels.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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