And finally the greatest mystery is revealed ...

Episode 25 of Tiger & Bunny finally reveals what we have been waiting to find out … As you can see on the TV screen above, the name of the director with all that hair is Cain Morris. I can already hear the anguished cries, “now that the series is over, is it possible there will be a second season, so we can see Cain in action once again”? I haven’t seen any announcements, but this episode made it clear that, even though Hero TV has been reduced to only six heroes, there is interest in the adventures of the second league heroes. Further, as was widely speculated, Ouroboros is by no means shut down.

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When pitted one against the other, the heroes rationalize their own importance at the expense of their comrades' lives.

It’s hard to believe that the end of Tiger & Bunny is the death of every hero, and of course EVERYONE doesn’t die. Sadly we get a tragic ending nonetheless. It’s been a pretty wild ride, and I enjoyed getting to know the heroes. This series did a pretty good job of living up to its potential. It was full of eye candy. The CGI was tastefully employed. I really enjoyed The expressive postures that Kotetsu would strike in his battle suit; it really gave what could have seemed sterile a human dimension. Also there were plenty of characters that were fun to see each week, even if they weren’t all as well-developed as Kotetsu.

The android, H-01. Will he be the perfect hero?

Episode 23 gets Tiger and Bunny back on the same team, just in time to face their biggest challenge yet. And that is exactly how you want things to end up at the end of the season. The stakes are high. There’s all kinds of potential for action, and the outcome seems uncertain. I’m definitely looking forward to the thrilling conclusion of Tiger & Bunny.

In the world of Anime, as in Life, anything can happen.

I’m having an Internet service disruption, so I have to post this at the town library. Consequently I don’t have a lot of time to mull over these posts and am submitting comments forĀ Tiger and Bunny 19, Kamisama no Memo-chou 5, Cardfight Vanguard 30, Mawaru Penguin Drum 5 all together. Read on for random musings about life, giant rodents, and more.

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The colors in this scene were fascinating.

I know I said that I wasn’t going to bother blogging Tiger & Bunny, but the scene from episode 18 that you see in the screenshot above was so impressive, I just had to say, “Wow”. The issue wasn’t the emotional impact, although I think it came across well. I was really impressed by the use of color. That having been said, I might as well comment quickly on the rest of the episode.

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Here it is! Part Four of the 2011 OP (opening credit) collection. This will be the final installment of this series (links to earlier parts: One, Two, Three). I’m going to include here what I can of the remaining OPs of the season. Sometimes it is not possible to include a show, because I can’t track down a copy on Youtube. I’ll finish by citing my favorite OPs of the season, but really, check them out for yourself, as your taste might be quite different.

The shows covered in this post are presented in alphabetical order (not personal preference!):

  1. Dantalian no Shoka
  2. IdolM@ster
  3. Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi
  4. Manyuu Hiken-chou
  5. Nichijou (OP 2)
  6. Tiger & Bunny (OP 2)

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Mr. Legend ~ nostalgia tells us the past was always a golden age.

Tiger & Bunny episode 16 was a significant development for the series. It was darker than most episodes have been, not because of more graphic violence, or because it peered into the minds of evil characters, but because it examined human limitations, and human failings. It also very cleverly intertwined at least three stories (all related in some way). It is so significant that I don’t recommend reading this post unless you are caught up with the series.

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With Tiger, Origami, Sky High, and Bison hospitalized, and an army of mecha-suited teddy bears terrorizing the city, things are looking pretty grim.

Episode 13 ends the first half of Tiger & Bunny, and seemingly resolves at least some of the issues facing Barnaby Brooks.

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Sky High, the King of Heroes, in action.

Tiger & Bunny episode 12: With the city as hostage, Jake Martinez indulges in a series of showdowns against our heroes.

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Mr. Maverick has a plan. I guess that means we can all relax, and trust that this evil-looking dude will make sure that the city is safe.

Tiger & Bunny episode 11 was clearly a build-up episode, with more tension, and less action than most. It had a couple of nice moments, such as Kotetsu’s attempt to cover up for Bunny’s temper tantrum, and Origami’s first opportunity to properly use his skill. But what really struck me was the role being played by Mr. Suspicious Maverick.

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