Netflix revealed a new visual and the April 2022 worldwide debut date for the Tiger & Bunny 2 anime during the Netflix Festival Japan 2021 on November 9.
The sequel will follow a new story set after the events of the Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- anime film. The cast members will reprise their roles in the new season, including Hiroaki Hirata as Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger, Masakazu Morita as Barnaby Brooks Jr., Minako Kotobuki as Karina Lyle/Blue Rose, Taiten Kusunoki as Antonio Lopez/Rock Bison, and more.
Tiger & Bunny 2 is being produced by studio BN Pictures, with director Mitsuko Kase as the new director. Masafumi Nishida returns as series composition and Zetman manga artist Masakazu Katsura as character designer.
The anime’s first season premiered on April 2011 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the production of a second season.
▍Tiger & 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 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 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 & Bunny 2 Anime Staff
Director: Mitsuko Kase
Series Composition: Masafumi Nishida
Character Design: Masakazu Katsura
Animation: Bandai Namco Pictures
▍Tiger & 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