In the world of Tiger and Bunny, you are only allowed to be a superhero if you get the most views, fandom points, as well as a sponsorship that sponsor you. In this story, we follow the hero Wild Tiger, an aging superhero that is close to losing his sponsor and therefore his job. One day, his heroic life changes when his employers forced him to get a crimefighting partner.
This anime is what would happen if X-Men and The Boys had a lovechild (although not as graphic or violent). It tackles the question of what’s right and what’s wrong, self-identity and all that jazz, and every answer they have matches the story at hand. It’s also nice to see that they aren’t just giving us the hero’s point of view, but the “audience” point of view of the whole thing.
The banter between Tiger and his crimefighting partner Bunny does remind me of movies such as Lethal Weapon, which fits perfectly for a show like this.The rest of the cast, for the most part, works great for the show at large, although some characters are more confusing than others. Confusing in the sense of why was this character not scrapped on the editing board or got another rewrite at least.
They don’t work with the rest of the characters really. My favorite character of this show is probably Wild Tiger aka Kotetsu T. Kaburagi. He is a struggling father that fights for his philosophy of how to being a hero while doing his best to care of his daughter. But I have to agree with some that the villains of Tiger and Bunny
are some of the best out there. The big bad in particular.While it has some dated 3D animation, the 2D animation still holds up. The English dub is something you can put on the list of good mix.
The show is 25 episodes long with every episode being around 23 minutes long. If you are a fan of superheroes, Tiger and Bunny is something I will go so far to call it a must watch for any superhero fan, no matter what your stance is on anime. It’s a clever and fresh approach to what Is the biggest genre right now.
If you want to watch it, you can find it on Amazon
Co-host of the Amateur Otaku Podcast. A writer of many things. Loves everything nerdy from anime/manga to comics and video games. Fire Emblem is the greatest of all time.
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