We got some questions on Twitter about buying merchandise from Japan, and I figured I’d be able to answer them better here. This is all based on my experiences so your mileage may vary. Note also that I live in Europe. It is cheaper and faster for me to order directly from Japan than wait for American sellers to stock these items – and eventually some of the merchandise will get a release in the States for the fans there, it has been confirmed by Viz.
I’ve seen more than a few comments about Masafumi Nishida, the screenwriter and co-creator of Tiger & Bunny in the lines of “no one knows who this guy is”. True enough, if you just look at anime sites you won’t find anything on him. Tiger & Bunny is the first anime he’s worked on but he’s far from rookie.
Disclaimer: Translations from Japanese sources are by me. I’m far from a pro, so if you spot any errors please don’t hesitate to comment so I can fix them.
Masafumi NISHIDA (西田征史) born May 22, 1975 in Tokyo is a screenwriter, actor and director. He’s a graduate of Gakushuin University law school. He was part of a Horipro Inc. comedy duo from 1995 to 1999, and after that he has worked on numerous movie, TV drama and stage productions.
- Shinuka to Omotta (screenplay, episode 7)
- Sento no Musume!? (actor)
- Loss Time Life (actor)
- Maou (screenplay)
- Mama-san Volley de Tsukamaete (screenplay, director)
- Kaibutsu-kun (screenplay)
- Tiger & Bunny (screenplay, co-creator)
- Kikikomi (screenplay, director)
- Yuu-kyan Shikaku Movie (screenplay)
- Gachi Boy (screenplay, actor)
- Oppai Volley (screenplay collaboration)
- Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (screenplay)
- Oniichan no Hanabi (screenplay)
- Afro Tanaka (screenplay)
- Dorobo Yakusha (script)
- Ame no Hi no Mori no Naka (script)
He has also acted in a number of stage plays, and appeared in some educational programs on NHK. He wrote the novelization of Gachi Boy.
He has a blog which can be found here (in Japanese).
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07: Tamaki – Mind Game (2nd ED single)
17: Tiger & Barnaby Key Chains
22: Bluray/DVD vol. 5
23: Wild Tiger figure (S.H. Figuarts)
26: Hero TV Gossips (Kadokawa Shoten)
26: Tiger & Bunny anthologies vol 1-2 (Asuka Comics)
27: Tiger & Bunny Roman Album (Tokuma Shoten)
30: Tiger & Bunny GO! GO!! Anthology 1 (Movic)
19: Original Soundtrack
25: Comic Anthology 2 (ID Comics/DNA Media)
25: Tiger & Bunny 4-koma Kings (ID comics/DNA Media)
26: Bluray/DVD vol. 6
26: Deformeister Petit figure set
28: Katsura Masakazu Original Drawings Regular Edition
29: Barnaby Brooks Jr. figure (S.H. Figuarts)
31: Tiger & Bunny GO! GO!! Anthology 2 (Movic)
31: Stereo Headphones
05: 2012 Calendar
16: Official Hero Book 2
16: Hero TV Fan vol. 2
19: Deformeister Petit Rubber Collection
25: Bluray/DVD vol. 7
26: Tiger & Bunny anthology vol 3 (Asuka Comics)
30: Tiger & Bunny GO! GO!! Anthology 3 (Movic)
07: Tiger & Bunny Character Song Album
19: Rock Bison figure (S.H. Figuarts)
22: Bluray/DVD vol. 8
27: Bluray/DVD vol. 9
30: Blue Rose Chibi Arts