Indonesian TV station Rajawali Televisi (RTV) has announced that it will start airing Kamen Rider W (2009), the 20th overall entry to the long-running Kamen Rider series and 11th entry in the Heisei era of the series. The station at the time of this writing is airing Kamen Rider Gaim, and has aired a plethora of other tokusatsu shows such as Ultraman Z, Lupinranger VS Patranger, and Power Rangers Beast Morphers with Indonesian dubs.
Through their social media channels, RTV has confirmed that Kamen Rider W will air daily from Monday-Sunday, beginning on July 12, 2021. The show will air starting at 2100 West Indonesia Time (UTC+7) in the evening, in the same timeslot that Kamen Rider Gaim was also aired in.
In addition to airing the shows on TV, RTV has also uploaded episodes of tokusatsu shows they’ve licensed to their official Youtube channels. Indonesian-dubbed episodes of Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Super Sentai, and Power Rangers can be viewed on their respective RTV channels.
Also known as Kamen Rider Double, 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 series has spawned a sequel manga titled Fuuto Tantei, which 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. Indonesian comics publisher m&c have teased their plans to publish the manga in Indonesia.
Indonesian TV station Indosiar has also previously aired two of the Kamen Rider W movies. They include Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 and Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate.
The Indonesian Anime Times | Text by Dody Kusumanto | Translation by Caesar E.S |