Mizuki Sakakibara's Tiger & Bunny Manga to End
posted on by Kyle Cardine
The 159th issue of Niwango's Kadokawa Niconico Ace announced on Tuesday that Mizuki Sakakibara's Tiger & Bunny manga adaptation will end on December 16.
The original anime series centers around heroes for hire — super powered beings known as NEXT who wear sponsor logos while fighting crime on live television. The original series premiered in 2011. 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. The series also spawned two movies: Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning in 2012 and Tiger & Bunny The Movie: -The Rising- in February.
Sakakibara's manga adaptation began serialization in 2012 in Kadokawa's Newtype Ace Magazine. It then moved to the free digital magazine Kadokawa Niconico Ace in 2013. Kadokawa shipped the eighth compiled volume on November 10. Viz Media licensed Sakakibara's manga adaptation in 2012 and shipped the fifth compiled volume in June.