Just recently I finished watching Tiger & Bunny, now that Viz Media has finished releasing the series. I really loved it, and can definitely see why the title was such a hit when it originally aired. I’ve since purchased the first volume of the manga adaptation which is soon to be followed by a series of anthology books by various creators. More, I say, more!
Well Viz Media isn’t stopping there and confirmed with ANN this weekend that they’ll also be releasing the manga adaptation of the series’ first movie, Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning. This two part series will begin in October of this year, and will cost $9.99/US, $12.99/CAN for each book.
Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning is one part rehash, another half bonus chapter for the original series, which is about commercial-backed superheroes having their work broadcast for viewers’ entertainment and rating. The Beginning retells the story of the main characters first partnering up, and then gives us a story that happened during a small time skip early on in the episodes. I don’t know the exact pacing of the manga series, but the release of this side story looks to be pretty well timed to the manga which has its third volume out the same month.
It’ll be a bit odd reading the origin story again but, like the movie, this manga should offer some small little twists and a new bonus story to satisfy until the series’ more direct sequel, The Rising, comes out next year.