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Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning

Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning

Alternative Titles

English: Tiger & Bunny Movie 1
Synonyms: Tiger and Bunny Movie 1, Taibani Movie 1
Japanese: 劇場版 TIGER & BUNNY -The Beginning-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 22, 2012
Producers: Sunrise, Viz MediaL
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The first of two Tiger and Bunny movies, based on the first two episodes of the TV series with additional new scenes.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning
Parent story: Tiger & Bunny
Sequel: Tiger & Bunny Movie 2: The Rising

Characters & Voice Actors

Brooks Jr., Barnaby
Brooks Jr., Barnaby
Morita, Masakazu
Morita, Masakazu
Lowenthal, Yuri
Lowenthal, Yuri
Kaburagi, Kotetsu T.
Kaburagi, Kotetsu T.
Hirata, Hiroaki
Hirata, Hiroaki
Wingert, Wally
Wingert, Wally
Norris, Daran
Norris, Daran
Wittenberg, Dave
Wittenberg, Dave
Iwasaki, Hiroshi
Iwasaki, Hiroshi


Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Director, Storyboard
Takeuchi, Hiroshi
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance

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Mar 29, 2013
"We love it when big anime companies repackage the same damn thing in a more consumable product instead of getting more of we loved!" -said no anime fan ever, but in all honestly I'm willing to give this one some incredible leeway... Yes I am a fervent fanboy of this particular series, but at least this one manages to give it's fans so much more than most of the same breed has done in the past.


Tiger & Bunny The Beginning is, to sum it up simply, a directors cut of episodes 1 and 2 with a lost episode included. Not an actual lost episode, but read more
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Nov 14, 2012
Dear Scamp,

I heard a new Tiger and Bunny movie is coming out and that you got the chance to see it. I like Tiger and Bunny, but not enough to watch a rushed retelling of the TV series. Is there any reason for me to watch this new movie?

Yours sincerely,

Imaginary correspondent created to provide a opening segment to a review.

Hi there! Thanks for writing in. You’re right, I did get a chance to see the new Tiger and Bunny movie and I too sorta liked the Tiger and Bunny TV series but not enough to eagerly devour the exact same material all over again. This read more
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Mar 11, 2013
I was finally able to watch the first Tiger & Bunny movie yesterday, and I'd like to share my opinions.

Story: The first movie is 2 parts retelling, 1 part new story. The first two episodes of the series are used, with new sequences added in. Some additions are purely cosmetic (scenes with Kotetsu struggling to put on his CrapSuit in his car) and others serve to flesh out characters (we finally learn what Rock Bison's NEXT power is!).

The new scenario was on-par with an average episode. The villain had an interesting power, and the heroes dealt with him in classic T&B style: everyone read more
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Sep 22, 2012
Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning is one part recap and two parts new material. The film reuses scenes from the first few episodes and adds new content to expand the story and characters.

Story: 8 - the main event explored in the film is the starting point of the show: the beginning of Bunny's career and Tiger being forced to become his partner. When I first watched the show this did feel a bit rushed, so Sunrise choosing to address this feels like a good move. The scenes that are reused are mainly the action and comedy ones, and almost all the new scenes focus read more
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-Both have heroes/villains fighting with CGI power suits
-Both have a reckless/straightforward MC paired with a serious/calculating Teamate.

A difference is the MC is T&B has had his power for a long time while Majin Bone MC just gained them.
-Main character is obsessed with being a hero
-Sponsors and the main team's actions are publicized
-Teamwork is key
-Mecha/power suits
-Team consists of members with very different personalities
-Comical character interactions in and outside of battle
-Tragic backgrounds involving family
-"Trust your partner(s)"

Opening Theme

"Earth Diver" by NOVELS

Ending Theme

"Linear Blue wo Kiki Nagara (リニアブルーを聴きながら)" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN

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