Greetings! Sorry for the late posts, was just out of state for awhile and now I’m back and here to post more Anime reviews!!~~I’m going to be posting quite a few since all I have been doing most of my time off is to watch anime. So lets start with this one “Tiger & Bunny”. Hope you like my review.ヽ(￣д￣;)ノ
Plot/Story: Sternbild City is home to people called “Next,” who use their special abilities to protect the people as superheroes. These heroes solve cases and save lives so they can wear sponsor logos or acquire “hero points.” Their activities are documented on the popular program “Hero TV,” which picks the “King of Heroes” in a yearly ranking. The veteran hero Wild Tiger has always preferred to work alone, but now he’s been assigned the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., who has a different perspective on being a superhero.
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.
My Turn: [As always , I’m trying to keep my reviews as simple as possible so bare with me] There has been quite a few superhero themed anime in the industry. To name some, there is: Gatchaman or … (I ran out 〆(・∀・＠).. [By the way, anime like Dragon Ball Z or Ghost Fighter are not hero type genre. Well sure they’re out saving the world from evil ghosts or aliens but the hero I speak of are the ones little kids look up to like Superman or Batman..You get what I mean right?? ๏[-ิ_•ิ]๏ ANYWAYS!!!] You don’t see a lot of these superhero themed anime around but this anime “Tiger & Bunny” delivers. Tiger & Bunny has your typical superhero shenanigans like your superhero powers, superhero crimes, and even your famous superhero capes. Running only 25 episodes and being the animation is very retro-like,it will leave you itching and scratching for more. The story revolves around Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka ‘Wild Tiger”and being overlooked because of the young and new heroes coming out, he is forced to partner up with a new hero named Barnaby Brooks Jr. because his producers said so,literally.These two heroes will get you so into the story that you will think that you were there.The story will leave you laughing most of the time and in some cases it will make you teary eyed just like any anime but this show will not leave you hanging without any action,and there is A LOT of it. The action scenes are very well animated and very colorful from wild chases and invading teddy bear looking things and seems like it is to be on par with the western superheroes..And to note that our superheroes is very well commercialized, you’ll know when you watch it. It is said that there will be a 2nd season coming up this year but we will just have to wait and see.
SCORE:This anime gave me what I was searching for a long time.I must admit when I saw the first episode, I was a a bit confused and no clue what was happening.I will give this anime a 10/10.
Have a great plot it is to be recommended for those shonen fans and on top of that, great animation as well. I recommend this anime to everyone male or female and I promise you that you would not be disappointed.
Here is a trailer video of Tiger & Bunny so you don’t have to search for it.(●ゝω)ノヽ(∀＜●)