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Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning

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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
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 7,607 users)
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Ranked: #17712
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Popularity: #3179
Members: 18,118
Favorites: 9


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Nov 14, 2012
5camp (All reviews)
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
Mar 29, 2013
artist-retired (All reviews)
"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
Sep 22, 2012
tomhannay (All reviews)
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
Mar 11, 2013
maddynamite (All reviews)
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
Jan 9, 2014
Karhu (All reviews)
Pfff. Another recap from Sunrise. They sure want their money well... NO, wait. This is all new and.. and different? And better? What the shit!?

Tiger & Bunny The Beginning is like Tiger & Bunny tv series in the beginning, except this movie isn't lost. The problem with the start of the tv series was that Sunrise had not decided what to do with the series when they started with it. It was a mess, ugly and basically one rough diamond. What Tiget & Bunny The Beginning movie does, is polish that diamond, and it polishes it good.

The story starts off the same, the idea is read more
Apr 2, 2013
Cruzader93 (All reviews)
1st Film from the Tiger & Bunny property
2012 Anime produced by Sunrise and licensed by Viz Media
Review from my POV (w/ personal biases)
I've seen the TV series and will include comparisons between Film and Series.

+ Its storytelling is much more cohesive, which gives a more movie-like feel.
+ There's a good balance of screen time for the all other heroes (with the exception of one)
+ They use that extra screen time to further explain some of the heroes and their respective abilities (although short, there's a significant scene involving Rock Bison)
+ Last 3rd of the movie was all new material.
+ The design of the new villain read more
Mar 30, 2013
kiokushitaka (All reviews)
The first half of it is basically the first three episodes of the series with added scenes to explain things or whatnot, but after that there is a never-before-seen villain and a plot all of its own, so it’s still worth watching! I really enjoyed the movie, and I can hardly wait for the second movie to be released.