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Viz Simulcasts Sunrise's Tiger & Bunny Superhero Anime

posted on 2011-03-23 22:27 EDT
Heroes for hire from Karas director Satou, Video Girl Ai/DNA²/I''s/Zetman's Masakazu Katsura

The North American anime and manga distributor Viz Media announced on Wednesday that it will simulcast Sunrise's Tiger & Bunny superhero television anime series starting on April 2. The company's VizAnime website will stream the anime.





The anime 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) is helming the project, and Masafumi Nishida (live-action Kaibutsu-kun) is writing and overseeing the scripts. Yoshihiro Ike (Blood: The Last Vampire, Karas, Dead Leaves) is composing the music. Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA², I''s, Zetman), a well-known fan of Batman and other superhero comics, is creating the original character designs.

The anime will feature the following Japanese cast:

Hiroaki Hirata as Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Wild Tiger)
Masakazu Morita as Barnaby Brooks Jr. 
Minako Kotobuki as Karina Lyle (Blue Rose) 
Taiten Kusunoki as Rock Bison 
Mariya Ise as Dragon Kid 
Kenjiro Tsuda as Fire Emblem 
Go Inoue as Sky High 
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Origami Cyclone 

Thanks to Liam and Hugo Reyes for the news tips.

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