Monday, September 19, 2011
Final Impressions: "Tiger and Bunny"
Last Chance: There will be spoilers in this post, so if you haven't watched it yet (as I encourage you to do), don't read this post!
25 episodes later...I stuck with this show, and was glad that I did. A lot of excitement in its two halves -- while the first half focused on Barnaby's search for his parents' killer, the second was solely on Kotetsu's dealing with his powers declining and subsequent frame up by the true bad guy of the series -- his and Barnaby's boss, Albert Maverick. And I felt like I didn't want to miss a moment of it.
The non surprise for me was how Kotetsu's daughter Kaede discovered she was now a NEXT. I knew that was coming. I thought that she would inherit her father's Hundred Power, but instead she can copy the powers of other NEXT she touches, which plays a huge part in later conflicts when she goes into the city to look for her father.
There were several avenues that I would have liked to have seen them explore in the series, such as getting more into the lives of some of the other superheroes that weren't featured in the show, such as Rock Bison, but they did a good job with this series.
The creators have said they have another project in the works. Don't know if it's another anime or what, but we will see in November. I hope it is, preferably one that focuses possibly on Kaede and her possible decision to be a hero like her father.