Taking inspiration from American-style comic books and superhero tales, Tiger & Bunny is the original TV anime produced by Sunrise and directed by Keiichi Sato with scripts by Masafumi Nishida and character design by Masakazu Katsura.
In NC 1978 in a fictionalized version of New York known as Sternbild City, superheroes known as NEXT (Noted Entities with Extraordinary Talents) make regular appearances on a TV reality show called Hero TV where they each have a corporate sponsor and branded superhero outfits. The heroes fight crime live on air and earn points for their efforts with the winner being declared King of Heroes at the end of the season.
The series revolves around Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, otherwise known as Wild Tiger, who is unwillingly paired up with new guy Barnaby Brooks Jr., otherwise known as Bunny. Whilst fighting crime on live TV alongside fellow stars Karina Lyle (Blue Rose), Keith Goodman (Sky High), Nathan Seymour (Fire Emblem), Huang Pao-lin (Dragon Kid), Antonio Lopez (Rock Bison), Ivan Karelin (Origami Cyclone), and Ryan Goldsmith (Golden Ryan), Tiger and Bunny also begin to investigate the strange events surrounding the deaths of Bunny’s parents.