OtakuAnthony’s 2011 Spring Anime First Impressions: Tiger & Bunny episode 1

Good evening everyone.  So the Spring 2011 anime season has started.  I decided to do some previews for some of the shows that are premiering this season.  I will only be reviewing the first episode of each show that I will review (Note I will not be review every show this season just a select few).  Without further ado here is the first review for the 2011 Spring anime Season

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Synopsis:

The city of Stern Bild is protected by corporate superheroes known as NEXT, who fight crime while promoting their sponsors on the popular show “HERO TV.” Veteran hero Wild Tiger relies on his years of experience and instincts to fight crime, but his tendency to destroy public property for the sake of protecting the lives of the innocent has earned him the nickname “Crusher for Justice.” Now, under orders from his new employer, Wild Tiger finds himself forced to team up with Barnaby Brooks Jr., a rookie with an attitude.

Thoughts:

I have to admit two things after watching the first episode.  The first thing I will admit is that the concept of the show itself is interesting.  Having heroes fight crime on TV and make it a competition is interesting and unique.  The show itself has a flair for being aimed at the Western audiences; I feel that the show would do well in the West with a solid dub and a BD release.  The show had some great fight scenes and the dialogue was excellent as well.

That being said the show did not grip me into something that I want to watch to the end.  While the concept of fighting crime on TV as a game show is not that bad of an idea, I just do not like it.  It comes as to me as saying, “well fighting crime can be fun”.   The cast was enjoyable except for the producer of the TV show.  She is such a bitch and I hope something happens to her in the show.

Tiger & Bunny may be a change of pace from the types of shows that normally get released these days, but it may not appeal to everyone.

Score: 3 out of 5

Tiger & Bunny is streaming on Hulu.com

Note: The Hulu stream is only available to those who live in the United States.

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