TIGER and BUNNY
Tiger & Bunny 1st OPENINGGenre
: Science Fiction (Sci-Fi), SuperHero.TV ANIME
Directed : Keiichi Sato
Kenji Hamada (Bandai Visual
Masayuki Ozaki (Sunrise
Seiji Takeda (MBS
Written : Masafumi Nishida
Music : Yoshihiro Ike
Studio : Sunrise
Licensed by : - United States, Canada --- Viz Media
- United Kingdom --- Manga Entertainment
- Australia, New Zealand --- Siren Visual
Network : BS11 Digital, MBS, Tokyo MX
Original run : April 3, 2011 – On_Going
Episodes : 23 announced (List of episodes
Written : Masafumi Nishida
Illustrated : Masakazu Katsura (other works : ZETMAN, Video Girl Ai)
Published : Shueisha
Demographic : Seinen (Adult)
Magazine : Weekly Young Jump
Published : August 4, 2011PLOT
The series takes place in the year "NC 1978" in a fictional, re-imagined version of New York City called Sternbild City, where 45 years before, superpowered individuals known as "NEXT" started appearing and some of them became superheroes. Each of the city's most famous superheroes work for a sponsor company and their uniforms also contain advertising for real-life companies.
Their heroic activity is broadcast on the popular television show "Hero TV", where they accumulate points for each heroic feat accomplished (arresting criminals or evacuating civilians, for example) and the best ranked hero of the season is crowned "King of Heroes".
The story mainly focuses on veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka Wild Tiger who is assigned with a new partner, a young man named Barnaby Brooks Jr. However, Barnaby and Kotetsu usually have trouble working together as they have conflicting opinions on how a superhero should act while at the same time trying to crack the mystery of the murder of Barnaby's parents. In addition, the appearance of a homicidal vigilante NEXT named "Lunatic" stirs up the public and makes them question the meaning of Heroes.Here Are The HEROES
:1.) Kotetsu T. Kaburagi as Wild Tiger
One of the main protagonists and a veteran superhero past his prime whose total disregard for private property when fighting against crime earned him the nickname "Crusher for Justice". Originally, he was the least popular among the heroes of Sternbild City and his company (a fictional publication known as "TopMag") had been taken over thanks to the high costs of his collateral damage. He was then forced by his new employers, "Apollon Media", to become Barnaby's partner.2.) Barnaby Brooks Jr.
The other protagonist, known as the "Super Rookie", who is nicknamed "Bunny" by Kotetsu because of his armor's earpieces and his penchant for long jumps and kicks. Barnaby is a 25 year old rookie hero who does not conceal his appearance or identity and is the newest addition to Hero TV. Partnered with Wild Tiger, he has the same power, though Barnaby relies more on strategy than outright brute force, saving his Hundred Power for the most dire of circumstances. His powered suit displays advertising for Amazon.co.jp as well as Bandai and its "Crusade System" Card Series.3.) Karina Lyle as Blue Rose
Nicknamed the "Super Celebrity of the Heroes", Blue Rose is a highschooler with freezing powers who still lives with her parents and makes use of her heroic feats to boost her career as a singer. She also works as a pianist in bars under her real name. Her revealing costume, which her father disapproves of, includes advertising for Pepsi NEX, a zero calorie Pepsi available in Japan developed by Suntory, a company who took part in the experiment which successfully produced the first true blue rose through genetic engineering, hence her alias and rose-themed uniform.4.) Keith Goodman as Sky High
Also known as the "Wind Wizard", Sky High is an enthusiastic and friendly hero who was the most popular hero in the city and longtime consecutive holder of the "King of Heroes" title at the start of the series. His overly dramatic and optimistic personality is actually his main selling point, with his catchphrases being a cheerful "Thank you, and again, thank you!" to his fans and his own name when he launches an attack. Sky High is able to fly with the assistance of a rocket backpack and has the power to control the wind and air currents. His uniform includes advertising for Bandai's subsidiary Tamashii Nations and streaming website Ustream.tv. His sponsor company is "Poseidon Line".5.) Nathan Seymour as Fire Emblem
A flamboyant hero with flame abilities known as the "Bourgeois Open Flame Broil", equipped with a highly maneuverable race car. He displays an advanced level of control over his abilities, able to shape his flames into many elaborate shapes and sizes with varying levels of intensity. He is also the owner of his sponsor company, "Helios Energy," and his costume contains advertising for FMV of Fujitsu and anime/manga retailer Animate.6.) Pao Lin Huang as Dragon Kid
A young, tomboyish Chinese girl, known as the "Lightning Bolt Kung-Fu Master", armed with a staff and able to generate strong electrical discharges. Pao-Lin's parents did not go with her to Sternbild City, and stayed behind in China. They did, however, leave her a purple flower hairpin that she was originally against wearing, claiming it was "too girly", despite her caretaker's insistence. However, after learning the flower's symbolic meaning was "thinking of you always", she makes a habit of wearing the hairpin whenever she is in civilian attire. Her Chinese-styled uniform includes advertising for Japanese food company Calbee and Japanese website DMM.com. Her sponsor company is "Odysseus Communication".7.) Antonio Lopez as Rock Bison
A green-armored brute nicknamed the "Bull Tank of the West Coast", and Kotetsu "Wild Tiger" Kaburagi's best friend since high school. His power renders him invulnerable. After ranking last in Hero TV's standings behind Origami Cyclone, he was in danger of losing his job as a hero before helping to catch a backstage thief. His bull-themed costume, which is equipped with large drills on its shoulders, includes advertising for Japanese barbecue restaurant chain Gyu-Kaku. His sponsor company is "Kronos Foods".8.) Ivan Karelin as Origami Cyclone
The "Hidden Hero", a young hero in a ninja-themed costume who rarely takes action and engages himself more in advertising than in actual crime-fighting, appearing in the background of photos and broadcasts to please his sponsors. His shapeshifting ability allows him to copy the appearance and voice of other people, but not their abilities or powers, and change into various inanimate objects such as a poster on a wall. Ivan is initially a very reluctant hero, only acting as he does because of insecurities regarding his "useless" power and guilt over becoming a hero over his former friend, Edward. After helping Edward (who had broken out of jail to kill Ivan in jealousy) escape Lunatic's judgement, Ivan vows to become a more active hero and move out of the background, quickly rising out of last place in Hero TV's rankings for the first time.
However, he still engages in the occasional "photobomb", with a running joke having him appear hidden somewhere in the background of a scene, even ones not broadcast on Hero TV. His sponsor company is "Helperidese Finance". In the epilogue of the series, it is revealed that Ivan regularly visits Edward in prison to tell him about his exploits as Origami Cyclone.
My comment ? Animenya rameee.
Ternyata Kotetsu bisa bikin "Fried Rice" atau, artinya Nasi Goreng. Hahah.