Tiger & Bunny (タイガー＆バニー, Taigā Ando Banī) is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character design by Masakazu Katsura. The series began its broadcast run in Japan on April 3, 2011 on Tokyo MX followed by rebroadcasts on BS11 Digital and MBS. Viz Media are also simulcasting the series, streaming on Hulu and Anime News Network. A one-shot manga drawn by Masakazu Katsura will be published in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on August 4, 2011.
A spin-off entitled Double Decker! Doug & Kirill (Double Decker! ダグ＆キリル) was announced as the second instalment to the Buddy Series following Tiger and Bunny. The anime premiered on Tokyo MX from September to December 2018, animated by the same T&B staff.
The series takes place in a fictional, re-imagined version of New York City called Sternbild City, where 45 years before, individuals with superpowers called "NEXT" started appearing and some of them became superheroes. Each of the city's most famous superheroes work for a sponsor company and their uniforms also contain advertising for real-life companies. Their heroic activity is broadcast on the popular television show "Hero TV", where they accumulate points by each feat accomplished and the best-ranked hero of the season is crowned "King of Heroes". The story mainly focuses on veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka Wild Tiger who is assigned with a new partner, a young man named Barnaby Brooks Jr. However, Barnaby and Kotetsu usually have trouble working together as they have conflicting opinions on how a superhero should act.
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In the city-state Risvaletta, while people go about their tranquil everyday lives, crimes and illegal drug trafficking run rampant. Above all, a dangerous, highly-fatal drug named "Anthem" is casting a dark shadow on the streets. The "Seven-O" special criminal investigation unit whose speciality is to supervise the Anthem investigation, institutes a "Double Decker System" policy of forming groups of two investigators, and all members are given nicknames.
One team consists of the veteran investigator Doug Billingham accompanied by the rookie Kirill Vrubel. This unconventional duo combines an aloof veteran detective who is hard to get a read on, and an inexperienced detective who is a little too eager.