06 April 2011

First Impression: Tiger & Bunny

My first initial impression about Tiger & Bunny when I saw the synopsis wasn't good. Looking at the first minute of the anime, I am afraid that I could be right about it. However since I've started watching the OP, I might as well sit through the whole episode. Who knows that it could turned out to be something that I might actually enjoy like Star Driver?

Pfft! who am I kidding? I can't take this show seriously.

I mean, look at this piece of shit here.

And the supposedly superheroes are nothing more than paid actors. What superheroes have to wait for commercial break to be over to start saving life. Sure Wild Tiger didn't get through with the producer's idea but can you see how they make a mockery of this whole shit?

The heroes care more about their popularity than be of service. The worst (or the best, if you want to look at it from comedy side of things) part of it is that they are really terrible at what they are doing, except for Sky High, maybe. And that's a big maybe. They even need saving themselves, that's how freaking bad they are. If that wasn't enough, they still have to think of their sponsors so basically they can't do things impulsively.

But at least there's one hero that wasn't as shit as the rest of them. No one knows who he is (yet) an that's the best part about this episode (which sadly last for less than a minute). He turned out to be quite a jack ass.

Towards the end of the show, the tone kinda switched and I finally see the human side of it. Wild Tiger is the struggling hero and unwanted by the public because... well, he's kinda bad at what he does. He has a daughter who his mom take care of. I assumed his wife is dead. His character is totally the opposite of the jack ass and I almost feel for him. I said almost, because when he joined the new company, he got an upgrade (including his super hero suit) and he wasn't as pathetic anymore, except maybe in the eyes of his daughter. He also has to pair up with the jackass. He can't say no because that's what the company wants *facepalm*

I guess this show is about he and the jackass (Tiger & Bunny), how they overcome their differences and be the best of buddies by the time the show ends. It is also about defeating NEXT, the company who is responsible for the bad shit that happened, for example the Iron Statue that they will fight in the next episode.

These two weren't bad as a character. They kinda entertaining with their opposite personalities. Can't say the same thing about the other heroes though since they are hardly get any screen time. Then there's the producer who is hungry for ratings and will do anything to get it. She maybe working for NEXT. I am just assuming here...

Surprisingly I did enjoy the show. If time permits it, then I will continue watching. If not, well, I don't think I will be missing much, in term of anime fandom.

arts & animation 7/10
story 7/10
characters 7/10
sound 6/10
enjoyment 7/10
overall 7/10


NEXT isn't an opposing company, but what they call mutants, or rather the mutation that causes super powers, in this universe.

When they said that a NEXT was involved with the walking statue, they meant that a person with super powers caused.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation

I did a post on this as well and not really grabbing me either. Funny how I gave it a 'C' rating because not enough of Blue Rose keeping me entertained.

The whole commercialism rubbed me wrong anyway.

we are too familiar with how a hero should act/behave thanks to marvel/DC. They set up that bar for the other heroic series. Unfortunately for Tiger and Bunny, the idea of heroism has been commercialized and these guys kinda lack the integrity of a hero because of it. Like i said, it's like a popularity contest when that shouldn't even be something to considerate on.

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