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Sunrise to Start Tiger & Bunny Hero TV Series in April

posted on by Egan Loo
Zetman's Masakazu Katsura designs characters with Karas director Keiichi Satou

The anime studio Sunrise and the television network MBS revealed via newspaper advertising and a website on Wednesday morning that they will launch a new television series called Tiger & Bunny. The series will premiere next April, and the Tokyo MX station will run the program at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. It will also run on Osaka's MBS station late at night, on the BS11 Digital satellite channel on Saturdays at 24:30 (Sundays at 12:30 a.m.), and on the streaming website Ustream.

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 newspaper advertising for Tiger & Bunny offers to place company logos within the series on the characters, who are called both "heroes" and seishain (company employees).

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.

[Via Satoru Ōnishi, BS 11 Anime]

Image © Sunrise/T&B Partners, MBS

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