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'Tiger & Bunny' (タイガー＆バニー, Taigā Ando Banī), is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character design by Masakazu Katsura. The series began its broadcast run in Japan on April 3, 2011 on Tokyo MX followed by rebroadcasts on BS11 Digital and MBS. Viz Media are also simulcasting the series, streaming on Hulu and Anime News Network. It is set in a futuristic city where two superheroes, the old fashioned "Wild Tiger" and the rookie hero Barnaby Brooks Jr. are forced by their employers to work together. A one-shot manga drawn by Masakazu Katsura will be published in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on August 4, 2011.
The series takes place in a fictional, re-imagined version of New York City called Sternbild City, where 45 years before, individuals with superpowers called "NEXT" started appearing and some of them became superheroes. Each of the city's most famous superheroes work for a sponsor company and their uniforms also contain advertising for real-life companies. Their heroic activity is broadcast on the popular television show "Hero TV", where they accumulate points by each feat accomplished and the best ranked hero of the season is crowned "King of Heroes". The story mainly focuses on veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka Wild Tiger who is assigned with a new partner, a young man named Barnaby Brooks Jr. However, Barnaby and Kotetsu usually have trouble working together as they have conflicting opinions on how a superhero should act.