Kotetsu and Barnaby return for an anime sequel to Tiger & Bunny. Photo credit: Studio Sunrise

Netflix’s Tiger And Bunny Season 2 release date has been officially confirmed and is slated to be April 8, 2022, the Spring 2022 anime season.

The second season will be a Netflix exclusive with a total of 25 episodes spread over two courses. For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a quarterly block of TV broadcasts based on the physical seasons usually consisting of 10 to 13 episodes.

Tiger And Bunny Season 2 Part 1 will be released worldwide as 13 episodes on its premiere day. The Netflix Tiger And Bunny Season 2 Part 2 release date has not yet been announced.

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The main visual for Netflix’s Tiger & Bunny 2. Pic Credit: Netflix

Titled Tiger & Bunny 2, the announcement says the story is set in the world after Tiger & Bunny: The Rising.

Original Japanese voice actors Hiroaki Hirata and Masakazu Morita return to portray Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Wild Tiger) and Barnaby Brooks, Jr., respectively. to speak.

In early May 2020, more returning cast members were announced.

  • Minako Kotobuki as Karina Lyle/Blue Rose
  • Taiten Kusunoki as Antonio Lopez/Rock Bison
  • Mariya Ise as Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Nathan Seymour/Fire Emblem
  • Go Inoue as Keith Goodman/Sky High
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ivan Karelin/Origami Cyclone

On March 12, 2022, several new characters were confirmed. Japanese voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki will voice “He is Thomas” Thomas Taurus. Shoya Chiba plays “Mr. Black” Subaru Sengoku. Tomori Kusunoki plays “Magical Cat” Lara Tsaikoskaya.

While the main cast returns, there will be some changes since a new studio and director creates Tiger And Bunny 2.

Among the new changes are new character designs. During the “HERO TV presents Anniversary Special Program” in April 2021, it was announced that Tiger & Bunny will include 2 new hero suits.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tiger & Bunny series, BN Pictures will stream the first season for free on its YouTube channel from April 10, 2021. Japanese voice actors Hiroaki Hirata and Masakazu Morita will also conduct weekly interviews after each episode.

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The Tiger & Bunny season 2 anime will feature the “Style 3” hero suits designed by Masakazu Katsura. Photo credit: Masakazu Katsura

It’s been a long time for Tiger & Bunny 2. The original anime aired in 2011 with 25 episodes in two courses.

(Since the original series was two courses, some anime fans refer to Tiger & Bunny 2 as Tiger And Bunny season 3. Google search patterns reflect this belief.)

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Visual art for the Tiger & Bunny 2 characters was released in early 2020. Pic credit: GDP

In 2015 the official Twitter account for the anime series only said that the “T&B project will continue”, but then let anime fans hang.

Bunny jumps ahead to 2016 and Hirata Productions, the voice talent company of Tiger voice actor Hiroki Hirata, teased Tiger And Bunny season 2 by tweeting a photo featuring all of the Tiger & Bunny characters.

The original story was created by writer Masafumi Nishida and produced by animation studio Sunrise, which is best known for its Code Geass anime series. Masafumi also wrote the story for the Tiger And Bunny manga series.

A new Tiger And Bunny 2 manga adaptation is coming and will be serialized in Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump from April 15, 2022. Tiger & Bunny: The Comic is created by writer Erika Yoshida and artist Hiroshi Ueda.

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The visual was released as part of the Tiger & Bunny 2 anime announcement. Photo credit: Studio BN Pictures

Tiger And Bunny Season 2 is being produced by Bandai Namco Pictures (BN Pictures), a spin-off studio of Sunrise. Lately they have the Welcome To Demon School! Iruma-kun anime (Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 is in production).

The first season was directed by Keiichi Sato, while both film projects were directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani. Tiger And Bunny Season 2 is headed by director Mitsuko Kase, who has worked on anime such as Young Black Jack and Mobile Suit Gundam.

The 2012 film Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Beginning was a recap of the first TV season. The 2014 film Tiger & Bunn The Movie: The Rising was a direct sequel that showed what happened to Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, aka Wild Tiger, and his young partner, Barnaby Brooks, Jr. after the events of the first season.

Back in 2018, Yoshimoto said studio Sunrise has not offered him the directorial position for the Tiger & Bunny 2 project. Instead, he encouraged the new behind-the-scenes staff as “just a civilian.”

Likewise, director Sato said in 2018 that he initially accepted an offer to direct the Tiger & Bunny sequel, but when his ideas were rejected, he dropped out of the project. At the time, Sato doubted Tiger & Bunny 2 would use his story ideas, but he asked fans to “love both the new work and the original” anime.

Writer Masafumi Nishida returns for Tiger & Bunny 2 to create the series composition. Tiger & Bunny manga artist Masakazu Katsura is the character designer.

The Tiger And Bunny season 2 opening (OP) theme song music “Kaleido Proud Fiesta” will be performed by Unison Square Garden, while the ending (ED) “Aida” will be performed by debuting music artist ano.

  • Updated March 12, 2022: Added new character voice acting and ED info.
  • Updated December 23, 2021: Added Tiger & Bunny Season 2 exact release date, trailer, and OP info.
  • Updated November 16, 2021: Tiger & Bunny Season 2 release date confirmed on Netflix for April 2022. Total Episodes/Course also confirmed.
  • Updated April 5, 2021: Added Tiger & Bunny HERO TV Presents Anniversary Special Program video.
  • Updated May 1, 2020: Added more returning cast members for Tiger & Bunny 2, along with the new character art.

This article contains everything known about Tiger And Bunny Season 2 (Tiger & Bunny 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.

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Double decker bus! Doug & Kirill was considered a Tiger & Bunny project because of the shared staff. Photo credit: Sunrise

Double decker bus! Doug & Kirill anime was a Tiger & Bunny anime project

In March 2018, anime studio Sunrise announced that the Double Decker! Doug & Kirill’s anime series was just “one of Tiger & Bunny’s new animated series projects. That was the first solid hint that Tiger And Bunny season 2 was coming.”

Here’s the official summary:

“The once-peaceful city-state of Lisvalletta is plagued by a dangerous new drug called Anthem. The side effects of the drug allow the user to enter a state of Overdrive, where they mutate into super-powered beasts with inhuman abilities. With the police powerless to stop this new threat, the responsibility falls to the Special Crime Investigation Unit SEVEN-O. To neutralize the dangers of this work, the researchers work according to the patented ‘Double Decker’ system, which requires them to work together in ‘buddy cop’ pairs.”

The double decker! anime’s story had no direct connection to the Tiger & Bunny universe. Some anime fans hoped that Doug and Kirill’s story would somehow be directly related to Kotetsu and Barnaby, but it seems the only story connection between the veteran and novice detective duo and the Tiger & Bunny characters is their friendly rivalry dynamics.

The main connection was that studio Sunrise director Joji Furuta, series producer Ryo Ando, ​​screenwriter Tomohiro Suzuki and composer Norihiro Itagaki were all involved in the previous Tiger & Bunny anime projects.


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