My familiarity with “Tiger & Bunny” begins and ends with last year’s feature, “The Beginning,” a Reader’s Digest-sized version of the corporate superheroes’ origin stories as they worked together to protect (and become the most popular) characters on the capes and tights set in Sternbild City. But I really, really liked what I saw, the show bringing a fresh take on the whole “cynical heroes learn to do better” concept, and the animation in the feature was terrific.
The 26-episode series has been streaming on Hulu for a while now, but if you’re too lazy (like me) to navigate a couple of menus to check it out, Viz is releasing the series on Blu-ray and DVD starting next week.
Next week’s two-disc set will contain the first 13 episodes from the series, plus Viz is offering a virtual screening of the first episode on YouTube.
The show, from animation studio Sunrise, was written by Masafumi Nishida, with character designs by artist Masafumi Nishida (Akira Toriyama “Jiya,” “DNA²”).