Tiger&Bunny The Beginning: a review


And now a break from our regularly scheduled program – aka posts written by derpchan – to bring you some first-hand info about Tiger&Bunny: The Beginning.

First thing you need to know about the movie: it starts with fried rice.

And then it just keeps getting better.

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New content = new books

The upcoming stage play and movies mean that we’re getting new source books. I’ve had to redo my September orders twice already because the publishers keep announcing new stuff every week. Here’s what’s available for pre-order so far (dates based on what the shops have announced), though I may have to edit this list soon because this is only stuff from Kadokawa Shoten.

TIGER&BUNNY THE LIVE Official Visual Fanbook
ISBN: 9784041102886
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Release date: September 13th, 2012
Notes: Visual guide to the stage play. I don’t own any other stage play books so I’m not sure what all this’ll include, but there will be cast interviews for certain.

TIGER&BUNNY -The Beginning- SIDEa
ISBN: 9784041204405
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Release date: September 26th, 2012
Notes: Manga of the first movie, art by Ohno Tsutomu. I’m not sure how many volumes this’ll be.

Theatrical Edition TIGER&BUNNY The Beginning Vol. 1
ISBN: 9784041102879
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Release date: September 20th, 2012
Notes: Movie novelization, this will be at least two volumes. The writer is Takahashi Yuuya, based on Nishida’s scripts. (I’d have preferred if Nishida could have written these himself, but I think he’s too busy at the moment.)

That’s the stuff for the stage play and first movie, but there are also new books for the TV anime. I’m still debating whether or not to get these because I have KING OF WORKS and they don’t seem to offer anything new.

TV Anime TIGER&BUNNY Scenario Document Vol. 1
ISBN: 9784041102848
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Release date: September 20th, 2012
Notes: Scripts for first cour (episodes 1-13) of the anime.

TV Anime TIGER&BUNNY Scenario Document Vol. 2
ISBN: 9784041103098
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Release date: October 20th, 2012
Notes: Scripts for second cour (episodes 14-25) of the anime.

I order my books usually from CDJapan, but these should be available at most of the usual stores that sell other T&B and anime merchandise.

There’ll also be a new one-shot manga by Katsura Masakazu and Nishida Masafumi, the latest issue of Young Jump announced that Katsura has put ZETMAN on break so he can draw some Tiger & Bunny.

Update: Miracle Jump’s T&B serialization volume 1 has appeared on Amazon Japan.

ISBN: 9784088794228
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: September 19th, 2012
Notes: Manga by Yoshida Erika (story) and Ueda Hiroshi (art), published in Miracle Jump magazine.

“The rumours of my demise…” etc.

I’ll take this chance to disrupt the normal service to do some personal blogging. So if you couldn’t care less about non-T&B stuff that gets posted here, just stop reading this post now, and go check out the latest info on Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning- U.K. premiere!

This post is mostly to clarify what happened last week, in case people were still worried about me.  Anyways, on Monday 23rd of July I woke up with a bad dizzy spell. And I mean really really bad. About 10 years ago I suffered from vestibular neuritis. It was – all things considered – pretty mild since I recovered almost completely within a month. Ever since then I’ve had occasional mild dizziness and sometimes trouble with balance, and one case of remission. Until Monday a week ago when I got a really bad case of remission and had to go to the ER to get some medication for the nausea (constant feeling of vertigo and the world just going around and around me like in a carousel, etc.) and also to get a proper diagnosis because I had been living abroad when I got it for the first time and they didn’t have my medical files.

As a result I have a packet of nausea meds that will probably come in handy if I ever have trouble sleeping (they did help with what they’re prescribed for but they also made me very tired), and a huge ass painful bruise on my left wrist where the nurse was trying (and failing several times) to locate a vein to stick an IV into. I also have a new experience of getting to ride in an ambulance.

Right now I’m pretty much back to normal, but the Twitter and Facebook updates were scarce for the past week because for days I was feeling too weak to keep up with what was happening. Sorry about that.

Normal service will resume now. Thanks, and thanks again for all the get well wishes!
– derpchan


Publisher: Bandai Visual
ISBN: 9784894571006
Size: 4 books, calendar and illustration in a box (8,5 cm x 41 cm x 29 cm, 4,7 kg)
Price: 5600 JPY

The “Definitive Blunt Instrument” as KING OF WORKS was dubbed was finally released on June 29th. Originally it was meant to be only half of the size than it what it turned out, so learning the final shipping cost caused much gnashing of teeth. Disregarding what it’ll cost to get this package to you, KING OF WORKS has an amazing amount of content for its price. Continue reading