Monday, July 18, 2011
Tiger & Bunny is a new anime series from the people at Sunrise (Gundam, Code Geass). It takes place in a fictional world where superheroes are sponsored and fight crimes for points on a reality competition called "Hero TV." The main characters are the world's first superhero team: the veteran hero Wild Tiger and the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., the only hero who doesn't keep his identity secret. Both of them have the same power: 100X enhanced strength for a five-minute period.
Since it's a show about superheroes, there's a nice variety of guys to be found. They include "King of Heroes" Sky High, the super-strong Rock Bison, the teenaged Origami Cyclone, and the flamboyant, openly gay Fire Emblem. The original character designs were done by Masakazu Katsura, the creator of Zetman.
Even though this show is quite awesome, there really isn't a lot of official art out for it yet. I've compiled most of the art I could find with some screencaps. Some of the caps come from the great fan site This is Sternbild.
You can watch Tiger & Bunny online at VizAnime or Hulu.