Tiger & Bunny Films' Director Confirms He Will Not Work on New Anime Series
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Yoshitomo Yonetani, director of the Tiger & Bunny anime films, confirmed on Twitter on Friday that he is not working on the new anime series project. He said that he did not receive an offer to work on the project, and he will root for the staff and cast "as just an ordinary citizen."
The original 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 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- (seen above right) in 2014. Viz released the television series, the films, and the tie-in manga in North America.