‘Tis The Season
The Christmas season is a very important time in TIGER&BUNNY. Though, not all of it is merry…
- Barnaby’s parents were murdered on Christmas Eve, leading to him losing 20 years of his life to revenge.
- The events leading up to the showdown at Justice Tower take place in the week before Christmas.
- At the end of the first series, Wild Tiger and Barnaby reunite in the Second League on Christmas Eve.
- The second series part 1 resolution takes place, again, on Christmas Eve.
There’s not even a mention of Christmas in Part 2 of TIGER&BUNNY 2, so why am I typing this while being plagued by the spirit of Mariah Carey?
In case you have missed it, the weekly watch party streams that discuss (or more often than not, discuss everything else) one episode per week are winding down for part 2. The final one will be streamed from Marunouchi Piccadilly theater on Christmas Eve, with live audience. Hosted as usual by Hiroaki Hirata (Wild Tiger) and Masakazu Morita (Barnaby Brooks Jr.) the guests for the event are Atsuko Kase (T&B2 director), Masafumi Nishida (story director and screenwriter) and Masakazu Katsura (character and hero designer). With a lineup like that, we can’t help it, we get our hopes up. Part 1 final watch party had the same guests, and they announced the Part 2 release date there.
If there is an announcement for continuation, what are we likely to get?
If we had to bet on something, we’ll get a promise of a new project but it will be undetermined at the time and contents announced later. Betting on this further, a movie is the strongest possibility – these things tend to come in trilogies after all. OVAs are the second contender, with a third season coming in last on our list of most likely outcomes. It’s also possible they announce a stage event, which then will announce the new project. After the first season, Hero Awards 2011 stage event was held and the movies were announced there.
While T&B2 ended in a way that could be the definite ending, it also left possibilities open for exploring the characters and their future, not to mention the numerous timeskips also allow for stories to be told in the gaps. There’s also the scrapped first draft for T&B2 which involved Kotetsu and Barnaby going to another city to help with the hero system there, which could be brought back and rewritten to continue after the events of T&B2. This is all just pure speculation though.
Still, our Christmas wish is more TIGER&BUNNY. Have we been good enough for that this year? 🥺
Text by derpchan, art by Tania.