The digital magazine, Niwango’s Kadokawa Niconico Ace, announced on their 159th issue that Mizuki Sakakibara’s (Bayonetta: Bloody Fate) Tiger & Bunny manga will end on December 16. The announcement was made on the last page of chapter 37.
The action-comedy manga began publishing on Kadokawa’s Newtype Ace magazine last Spetember 10, 2011. It then moved to Niconico Ace last year. It has eight compiled manga volumes and the eighth volume was shipped last November 1o, 2014. Viz Media has licensed the manga in North America and has currently five volumes.
Tiger & Bunny received various adaptations from anime, manga, video games and stage play. The anime adaptations were under Sunrise’s Studio 6 (The Big O, Sgt. Frog) production. The first season of the series aired last April 2011, having 25 episodes. Succeeded with two movies: one being Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning which was aired last September 22, 2012 while the other one is Tiger & Bunny Movie 2: The Rising which was aired last February 8, 2014. The second movie grossed ¥130 million in its opening weekend. Tiger & Bunny also has a 1-episode special, Tiger & Bunny Pilot, that was released on May 27, 2011 along with the first BD & DVD volume.
There are four other manga adaptations of the series:
- Tiger & Bunny (One Shot) – Written by Msafumi Nishida and illustrated by Masakazu Katsura
- Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology – Written and illustrated by Shiichi Kugura and Erika Kari
- Tiger & Bunny – Written by Erika Yoshida and illustrated by Ueda Hiroshi
- Tiger & Bunny Koushiki Anthology – Written and illustrated by nearly 100 authors
There are two video game adaptations:
- Tiger & Bunny On Air Jack! – developed by Namco Bandai Games for the PlayStation Portable
- Tiger & Bunny Heroes Day – released by D3 Publisher for the PlayStation Portable
The stage play of the series titled Tiger & Bunny the Live was held on Tokyo’s Zepp Diver City theater from August 24 to September 1, 2012.
Summary of Tiger & Bunny from Haruhichan:
Sternbild City is home to people called “Next,” who use their special abilities to protect the people as superheroes. These heroes solve cases and save lives so they can wear sponsor logos or acquire “hero points.” Their activities are documented on the popular program “Hero TV,” which picks the “King of Heroes” in a yearly ranking. The veteran hero Wild Tiger has always preferred to work alone, but now he’s been assigned the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., who has a different perspective on being a superhero.
Source – Niconico Ace