Big news everyone! One of the most popular superhero anime series of the last decade, Tiger and Bunny, is coming back!
— TIGER & BUNNY (@TIGERandBUNNY) April 2, 2020
Announced on the official Tiger and Bunny Twitter account on April 2nd, the announcement revealed that the series will hit the airwaves in 2022! Along with a very simple key visual, we can also reveal some primary crew members. Masafumi Nishida and Masakazu Katsura are returning from the previous season to write the scripts and design the characters, respectively. Sitting in the director’s chair will be Atsuko Kase. We also know that the two main characters, Kotetsu Kaburagi and Barnaby Brooks Jr., will have their voices reprised by Hiroaki Hirata and Masakazu Morita, respectively.
Originally airing in the golden year of 2011, Tiger and Bunny set the high water mark for what a superhero series should be in the previous decade and very few series were able to touch it in terms of storytelling quality. With animation produced by Sunrise, the series was a tour de force of story beats. The series eventually spawn multiple manga spinoffs, two additional anime movies, and a spinoff anime titled Double Decker! Doug & Kirill.
The original series is licensed by Viz Media, who describes the story as:
Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called “NEXTs” protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it.
Veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (AKA Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new hero Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by Kotetsu) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible.
Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, all with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the “Ouroboros,” and earn enough points to become this year’s “King of Heroes.”