Viz has announced plans to simulcast next month’s sci-fi action anime television series Tiger & Bunny. The Sunrise produced series will begin streaming for viewers in the United States on the VizAnime site on April 2. New weekly episodes will premiere every Saturday at noon PST.
“TIGER & BUNNY is the latest series from the famed anime studio, Sunrise, and we’re very excited to make it available to fans in North America exclusively through VIZAnime.com,” says Ken Sasaki, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of VIZ Media. “The inventive story matches a veteran hero who is dealing with all kinds of quirky personal and professional problems with a young partner who is impulsive and unmanageable. When they team up to fight crime, they also usually end up battling each other. TIGER & BUNNY is a fun new series that combines plenty action and humor with an exploration of an unlikely friendship, and we invite fans to catch the premiere!”
I’m a bit surprised to see Viz secure distribution rights to an anime series produced and owned by the Bandai Namco group. But then America’s Bandai Entertainment doesn’t have an established video streaming site.