Tiger and Bunny Season 3: Is it renewed or cancelled?

Tiger and Bunny Season 3

When we talk about superheroes, all that come to mind are Superman, Iron Man, Batman, and all the live-action kinds of heroes that Marvel and DC have been giving us for a very long time now. Our image of a superhero has a proper suit of his own like Iron Man, an awesome mode of transportation like Batman’s batmobile, elaborate geeky science-obsessed villains like Dr. Octopus, and a lot more. However, how many times do we pen down a manga character in our superhero lists?

That’s something the creators are now trying to change by coming out with stories that trace along with out ‘superhero expectation’. With shows like My Hero Academia, Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, One-Punch Man, or Samurai Flamenco, superhero anime trope has started seeing a rise in both production and following. One such show is Tiger and Bunny. First released back in 2011, it gave a whole new perspective and storyline to the superhero business. Since then, two seasons have been on air, and now we are expecting the third one to hit. 

Tiger and Bunny Season 3

Here’s everything we know about Tiger and Bunny Season 3:

Tiger and Bunny Season 3 Renewal Status

Netflix hasn’t said anything out loud about the renewal till now. However, the Season 2 of Tiger and Bunny is developed as a split-cour production-wise. Split cour is defined as an anime that is technically one series/season but released in parts. So even though Tiger and Bunny 2 has released independently on Netflix and the streaming platform is tight-lipped about any further details, the official announcement of Tiger and Bunny Season 3 has already been made long back. So, yes Tiger and Bunny Season 3 is happening.

Tiger and Bunny Season 3 Release Date

Tiger and Bunny 2 premiered on Netflix on April 8, 2022 which is clearly not long ago. We can expect the upcoming installment to hit the screens somewhere between August 2022 and October 2022 if nothing goes south. 

Tiger and Bunny Season 3
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How many episodes will be there in Tiger and Bunny Season 3?

As Tiger and Bunny is a split cour, Season 2 and 3 combined were announced to have 25 episodes in total. Thirteen of them were released as a part of Tiger and Bunny 2 on Netflix recently, and the rest 12 are expected to be in the next installment. 

Tiger and Bunny Season 3 Trailer

Though the series has been renewed for the third season, there hasn’t been any new trailer that might have surfaced. Till then, do take a look at the of Tiger and Bunny 2 incase you missed it:

TIGER & BUNNY 2 | Main Trailer | Netflix Anime

What is Tiger and Bunny all about? 

**Spoilers Ahead**

The story is set in a re-imagined city of New York, called the Sternbild City, where the whole ‘superhero fighting supervillains and saving the city’ concept is highly commercialized.

Let’s take a little history lesson on the city. Forty five years ago, some individuals started manifesting superhuman abilities, and as no one wants to miss an opportunity, some of them became costumed superheroes. Major companies came into the frame by sponsoring those superheroes, and their uniforms and suits became the source of advertisements for them. All of their ‘heroic feats’ started getting filmed and broadcast on Hero TV. Based on one’s achievements, they are awarded points, and the hero with most number of points by the end of the season is crowned as “King of Heroes”. The concept has been up for multiple decades, and in that time being, multiple heroes rose to stardom, and some remained the underdogs.

Tiger and Bunny Season 3

Tiger and Bunny follows the story of one such veteran hero, Kotestsu T. Kaburagi or better known the Wild Tiger. Now in his middle age and with a young daughter, his ratings continued to drop against other much younger heroes. He was paired up with a new hero with powers similar to him, Barnaby Brooks Jr, making them the first tag team ever after his sponsor was brought out. 

However, it is not going to be as easy for anyone of them, taking into account their conflicting opinions on the ways a hero is supposed to conduct operations and present themselves. 

Tiger and Bunny Season 3

Tiger and Bunny Cast

  • Hiroaki Hirata plays Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
  • Masakazu Morita plays Barnaby Brooks 

Where to watch Tiger and Bunny?

Both seasons of Tiger and Bunny are available on Netflix for streaming. It is also available on Hulu and Peacock.