Interest Tiger & Bunny's Kotetsu Voice Actor Teases Cast Reunion
posted on 2016-12-23 02:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Voice actor Hiroaki Hirata posted an image on his professional Twitter account on Thursday. In the Tweet, he hints that it is a reunion of cast members for a certain project. Besides Hirata, the image includes Taiten Kusunoki, Mariya Ise, Masakazu Morita, and Kenjiro Tsuda, and Hirata hints that Minako Kotobuki was also in attendance (although the Twitter post specifically only mentions her first name Minako). All the above voice actors and actresses voiced roles in the Tiger & Bunny anime.
★久しぶりに集合したこの面々、美菜子嬢もいますぞ♪— ひらたプロダクションジャパン (@hiratapro) December 22, 2016
Many of the voice actors and actresses in the image also retweeted the Twitter post on their own accounts. The post itself reads, "We've all gathered after a long time, and Minako's here too! Now, what work could it be? You get it? You get it right? Now everyone, together: one, two, three!"
The original Tiger & Bunny television anime series centers around heroes for hire — super powered beings known as NEXT who wear sponsor logos while fighting crime on live television.
Keiichi Satou (Karas director, The Big O character/mechanical designer) directed the original anime, and Masafumi Nishida (live-action Kaibutsu-kun) wrote and oversaw the scripts. Manga artist Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA², I''s, Zetman), a well-known fan of Batman and other superhero comics, created the original character designs.
The 2011 anime series spawned two anime movies: Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning in 2012 and Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- in 2014. Viz Media released the television series, the films, and the tie-in manga in North America. A live-action Hollywood film adaptation is in production.
[Via Hachima Kikō]