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Inori-D Station strives to give spoiler-free Episode Reviews and Impressions in this post.
Shotaro and Philip traveled in a distant place from Fuuto, where Philip is in a search for the mushrooms around the mountainside. The weather is bad, and the two are travelling in the middle of the stormy blizzards.
They ended up in a mansion, where people who wear masks, are there, as part of their tradition. Kuya Kagamino is the head of that mansion, and he is deciding on which of the girls who stayed shall be his future wife. But then, there are rules when they have worn their masks — One does not have their true identities revealed, or they are out from the household.
And then, something is strange going on when Shotaro has suddenly awakened from his sleep, until a girl has warned him about the incoming danger. When he chased her until outside, an ugly Dopant has finally shown up.
Speaking of suspense and surprises, let’s head on to the review and impression!
As I have known, if I could remember, Philip does like to do research on that thing once he got curious. He would never stop until he has finally got a glimpse out of it. However, when he has finally seen that object that he has been looking for, he will just ditch it aside. And this was totally seen and observed from the original Kamen Rider W TV Series, from Episodes 7 and 8. Philip got a sense of curiousity, where his interest on a thing or object would only last for a short time. And when a “new” thing that interests him has jumped into his borders, then he would eventually go to that one next. What happens is that the “old” curiousity for that object or thing would eventually go away from him.
It seems that Bando, who disguised himself under a different name (Aurora Dopant), has made appearance here. And it seems that he can really face the detective duo, really soon, in a battle. And then, for the other side characters, like that fat cat, Mick, is really cute and strange. And to mention, Mick is a former pet of the fallen Sonozaki Family who used to be the ones who were distributing the Dopant Gaia Memories. And Mick was once a Dopant, too. On the other hand, Ryu Terui is just acting the same here, who is always serious and straight-minded.
Story is basically deep and mature, where it could involve some plot which are related to alcohol and murder. Definitely, it has become a highlight and has finally targetted the “older” Kamen Rider fans (Something those from the other late-night TV Series, like Amazons, for example). And then, there is nothing special to highlight here, except some little action scenes, where I got a slight confusion on when did Philip was able to switch Gaia Memories on time, when the enemy Dopant attacks. Well, they should have done it in a slow motion, just like that millisecond transformation sequence! So then, my Episode Review here might be incomplete, but it seems that I can do a multiple Episode Review on one blog post next time, I think?
And then, I have learned that concealing our true identities under our masks can be a way in order to hide and protect ourselves from any stalkers, or anyone who are trying to break through to our own privacies. But then, there are times that our true identities can be revealed, at some points that crimes and problems have finally risen and escalated. If that’s the case, then the police are the only ones who are eager to help us, and to give our own information in order to trace the origin of crimes.
Fuuto PI (Fuuto Tantei) is an Anime series which is based from the “sequel manga series” of Kamen Rider W, a 2009 TV Tokusatsu Series.
PI in the title can be either “Private Eye” or “Private Investigators”. Otherwise, it is called as “Detective”.
For more info, see this page.