The Sound of Tiger & Bunny Concert Gets Blu-ray with Mini Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the Tiger & Bunny franchise announced on Wednesday that the filmed performance of "The Sound of Tiger & Bunny Orchestral Concert" will be released on Blu-ray Disc in Japan on February 24. The Blu-ray Disc will also include an all-new 18-minute short anime titled "Too many cooks spoil the broth." The short was also shown during the concert.
The Blu-ray Disc will also include the viewer comments during the livestream of the last performance on September 20, as well as closing narration at the end of each musical piece. The Blu-ray Disc will contain 150 minutes of footage from the performance, as well as 20 minutes of extra footage (including the short anime). The disc will cost 5,800 yen (US$48).
"The Sound of Tiger & Bunny" concerts were held at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center on September 19 and September 20 for a total of three showings. The concerts featured orchestral performances of the music from the Tiger & Bunny television anime series and films. Yoshihiro Ike personally conducted the shows with performances by Minako Kotobuki (Karina Lyle/Blue Rose) and the Sternbild Orchestra and Band.
The Tiger & Bunny television anime series centers around heroes for hire — super powered beings known as NEXT who wear sponsor logos while fighting crime on live television. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi's is forced by a merger to work for a new company, and is assigned to a new antagonistic partner, Barnaby Brooks, Jr. The series premiered in 2011. Viz Media streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and released the series on two DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes in February and May 2013. Viz also released the Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning anime film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in October 2013, and similarly released the Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- anime film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on February 24.
Sunrise announced at New York Comic Con earlier this month that a live-action Hollywood film adaptation of the anime has been green-lit. All Nippon Entertainment Works is producing the film alongside Ron Howard and Brian Grazer at Imagine Entertainment.