While making it clear that they don’t have the rights to it yet but are in negotiations with Sunrise, Viz Media has posted two new pieces for the formally announced February 8th, 2014 release of Tiger & Bunny – The Rising. The second feature from the recent popular property has done well for Viz Media and the push to get this new feature is an obvious one. With the announcement of the date for its release in Japan, a new promotional video has been released and a short-form teaser trailer as well, both of which are below with subtitles where needed and an English voiceover.
Property Concept: 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.