Episode 20 or could this get any worse?

Things just keep getting worse and worse. And what makes it even worse than that is that there are still five episodes left and we’re not sure if our bodies can take all this.

This episode had some really horribly derpy animation in the beginning, but to be honest I think it just adds to the charm of the series. Tiger & Bunny is even more awesome considering how well it sells compared to many other series with better animation. These guys are doing it right, despite being so constricted by the shoe-lace budget. (And I have no doubt this episode will receive corrections for the BD/DVD release.)

20. Full of courtesy, full of craft.
-口に密あり、腹に剣あり-

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Episode 19 or plot and tears

Another one of those “I don’t even know where to start” -posts. We thought that episode 12 was painful to watch but this was even worse now that we’ve gotten even more invested to the characters and so many bad things are happening. This episode had two major points: Kotetsu and Barnaby’s unsteady partnership, and the revelation of what really happened on that day 21 years ago when Barnaby’s parents died.

19. There’s no way out.
袋の鼠

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Episode 18 or you ain’t gonna get off the hook that easily

This episode sure lived up to its name. Barnaby’s been pretty happy for the past 10 months but now the truths are starting to surface and he probably wishes he didn’t know about them. I’m not quite sure where this all is going from here because we’ve got even more questions but no answers for them.

18. lgnorance is bliss.
-知らぬが仏-

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Episode 16 or the higher they are the harder they fall

Before I say anything else about this episode, I just wanted to say that Keiichi Sato (director) and Masafumi Nishida (screenwriter) are amazing. The characterization, relationships and the issues Tiger & Bunny tackles and the way it is done are just incredible. We can’t remember seeing anything like this in an anime before and not even many live action dramas go this deep. The more we get into the characters and their motives the more our mind is blown. If anyone can pull this series through to a good ending, it’s these guys. And they’re turning Tiger & Bunny into a masterpiece. You have our trust, keep on rocking.

I made a separate speculah post last week, but it’s not gonna work this time. There’s simply too much stuff packed into this episode, not to mention dropping the bomb on Lunatic’s backstory.

16. Truth lies at the bottom of a well.
-真実は井戸の底にある-

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