Tiger & Bunny Manga (Taigā Ando Banī?) is a 2011 Japanese anime television series made by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character design by Masakazu Katsura. The show began its program run in Japan on April 3, 2011 on Tokyo MX, followed by rebroadcasts on BS11 and MBS, and ended on September 17, 2011.Viz Media are also simulcasting the series, streaming on Hulu and Anime News Network. It truly is place in a futuristic city where heroes fight crime whilst promoting real life patrons, focusing on two superheroes, the old-fashioned Kotetsu T. “Wild Tiger” Kaburagi and the rookie hero Barnaby “Bunny” Brooks Jr., as they’re compelled by their employers to work collectively.
The series occurs in “NC 1978” in a fictional, re-imagined version of New York City called Stern Bild City, where 45 years before, superpowered individuals known as “NEXT” (an acronym standing for Known Things with eXtraordinary Gifts) began appearing and some of them became superheroes. Each of the city‘s most famous superheroes work for a patron business and their uniforms also include advertisements for real life companies. Their heroic task is air on the popular television show “Hero TV”, where they amass points for each heroic accomplishment achieved (arresting offenders or saving civilians, for example) and the greatest graded hero of the season is crowned “King of Heroes”.
The story mostly concentrates on expert hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka Wild Tiger who is assigned a new partner, a young man named Barnaby Brooks Jr. Yet, Barnaby and Kotetsu typically have trouble working together as they have conflicting opinions on how a superhero should act while at the same time attempting to crack the enigma of the murder of Barnaby’s parents. Additionally, the look of a homicidal vigilante NEXT named “Lunatic” stirs up the public and makes them question the meaning of heroes.