Tiger & Bunny

TV Show • 2011 • Animation  

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Tiger & Bunny 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 and MBS, and ended on September 17, 2011. Viz Media are also simulcasting the series, streaming on Hulu and Anime News Network. It is set in a futuristic city where heroes fight crime whilst promoting real life sponsors, focusing on two superheroes, the old-fashioned "Wild Tiger" and the rookie hero Barnaby Brooks Jr., as they are forced by their employers to work together. A one-shot manga drawn by Masakazu Katsura was published in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on August 4, 2011 and the production of two films based on the series were announced during a special event on November, 2011. The first film, entitled Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning was released on September 22, 2012. The second film, Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Rising-, will be released in February 2014.
This tv show contains 11 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone tortured?
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SPOILER: Barnaby is tortured by the main villain altering his memories.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Blue Rose is stalked by a creep at one point.
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Yuri has a flashback to his childhood where he witnesses his father beating his mother. He tries to stop it and ends up killing his father. Years later, his mother suffers dementia and doesn’t fully believe her husband is dead. When Yuri reminds her, she lashes out and throws plates at him.
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**SPOILER** there is a character with the ability to change people's memories and convince them that things did or did not happen.
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Is a child abused?
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Yuri was abused as a child and had to watch his parents fight often.
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Addiction
Is there addiction?
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[Spoilers for 1x16].

Yuri's father fell into alcoholism; he is shown drinking, beating his wife and son, and his alcoholism is discussed by other characters.
Kotetsu's relationship with alcohol is complicated and never explicitely stated by the show: his flat is covered in empty bottles and he is shown drinking alone a few times. However, he is not violent, and is shown drinking soda and water as well, so his dependance to alcohol is subject to interpretation and analysis.
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Kotetsu has empty bottles and cans of alcohol lying around in his home. It’s also stated in a later episode that Mr. Legend “drowned himself in alcohol”, but this is mostly offscreen.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Thankfully, no. Karina, who is a minor throughout most of the season, has a crush on Kotetsu, but it is not reciprocated.
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A man stalks Blue Rose and hides in her dressing room. He goes through her things and steals her stuff.
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A gay man groping an unconsenting man is portrayed as if it is supposed to be funny.
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Bodily Harm
Is there cannibalism?
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Lunatic burns his victims alive in order to kill them. Also, Mr. Legend is burned to death in a flashback. On another note, both Yuri and Kotetsu have burn scars. They get burnt onscreen, but it is not fatal.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Not per se, but [SPOILER] Kriem has seizure-like convulsions when she's dying
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Someone falls to his death and is crushed by a helicopter. There is another character who falls to his death after getting kicked off of a tower by the main villain.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Kaede has a few near-death experiences, but she turns out okay in the end.
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Blue Rose debuts as a 16-year-old. The camera angles that show off her body are male gaze-y.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Part of the plot is uncovering the mystery behind the murder of Barnaby’s parents. There are also two other parents that die; Kotetsu’s wife passes away from a terminal illness some time after having Kaede. Mr. Legend, who was also a parent, dies in a flashback.
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Mental Health
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Barnaby struggles with PTSD-like symptoms throughout the show.
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Barnaby has lots of PTSD flashbacks and panic attacks.
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A patient commits suicide in a hospital bed.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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There is an entire episode where the heroes have to watch over the mayor’s baby, and the baby cries a LOT.
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Is there shakey cam?
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As far as I can remember, only in episode 3 where there's some found-footage-like segments
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Dragon Kid’s electric powers can be a bit flashy.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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One episode is centered around babysitting the mayor’s baby.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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Nathan refers to themself with the feminine forms in the original dub (in Japanese). They also state at multiple times that they "belong with the girls", are "part of the girls". In every official translation, they are gendered with the neutral form "they", but the English dub of the anime has kept the "he/him".
Their character is not well-written in season 1 (2011), however changes appear in The Rising (2014) and it's getting WAY BETTER in season 2 (2022). The producer apologised for the way Nathan was written in the first season since.
All the characters respect Nathan and there is no transphobic slurs or insults said to them.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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Not that sexual, but Barnaby has pretty suggestive photos taken of him at a photo shoot. There is also a strip club scene and a man is seen putting money in a woman’s cleavage.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
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The ending is made to look sad at first, but it turns out to be a happy ending.
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Violence
Is there blood/gore?
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There is minimal blood, but no gore.
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Barnaby's parents die after getting shot. There is also a flashback where Ivan witnesses his friend accidentally shoot a woman. And in general, there is plenty of gun violence from fight scenes with criminals. Many victims are held at gunpoint by outlaws, but are then saved.
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