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Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning London Cinema Screening on September 23

Screening same weekend at Japan opening, says Neo magazine website.

The website of the British magazine Neo reports that London's BFI Southbank centre will screen the first Tiger & Bunny feature film, Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning-, on Sunday September 23 at 5.50 p.m. This will be the same weekend as the film is released in Japan, Neo reports.

The first Tiger & Bunny film is directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani (Betterman, GaoGaiGar: King of Braves, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera). According to the April 2012 issue of Animage magazine, it will have story elements similar in outline to those in the television series. However, producers Kazuhiko Tamura and Chika Matsui said that the film project as a whole will also have new characters, and the second Tiger & Bunny film - which they hope will be released in 2013 - will be an entirely new story.

Tiger & Bunny centres 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 project, 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.


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