A new key visual for the 2nd cour of Tiger and Bunny has been revealed. The second cour of the season will be available on Netflix from October 7. The visual depicts Toratoru and Barnaby in hero suits with only their faces exposed.
Alongside the key visual, it has been revealed that the ending theme song is Pilot by Taichi Mukai. According to the singer, he “interpreted the characters’ bonds and emotions” in their own way, and sang about the strength to go on in the midst of sadness and resentment.
Tiger & Bunny 2 is directed by Atsuko Kase and features animation production by Bandai Namco Pictures. The first part of the series debuted on Netflix worldwide on April 8, 2022.
▍Tiger and Bunny 2 Anime Story
The series takes place 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 Noted Entities with eXtraordinary Talents) started appearing and some of them became superheroes. Each of the city’s most famous superheroes works 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 saving 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, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, who is assigned a new partner: a young man named Barnaby Brooks, Jr. who has the same power as Kotetsu. However, Barnaby and Kotetsu have trouble working together, as they have conflicting opinions on how a superhero should act, while at the same time they are 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 place of heroes in the city.
▍Tiger and Bunny 2 Anime Staff
Director: Mitsuko Kase
Series Composition: Masafumi Nishida
Character Design: Masakazu Katsura
Animation: Bandai Namco Pictures
▍Tiger and Bunny 2 Anime Cast
■ Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger – CV: Hiroaki Hirata
■ Barnaby Brooks Jr .- CV: Masakazu Morita
■ Karina Lyle/Blue Rose – CV: Minako Kotobuki
■ Antonio Lopez/Rock Bison – CV: Taiten Kusunoki
■ Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid – CV: Mariya Ise
■ Nathan Seymour/Fire Emblem – CV: Kenjiro Tsuda
■ Keith Goodman/Sky High – CV: Go Inoue
■ Ivan Karelin/Origami Cyclone – CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto