Reviewed by: Eeeper
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 12
Region: 2 - UK
Volume 2 of 4
Length: 175 minutes
Japanese 2.0 Stereo
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.
Despite knowing about this series since it's streaming debut back on Anime on Demand, I hadn't sat down and watched my copy of the first volume of T&B until the review copy for volume 2 arrived in the door. I am sad to say that I should have watched it sooner as this is one of my favourite series in recent years and it's not hard to see why. Fighting crime in a future time, the second of Kazé UK's releases has our heroes having jumped from the frying pan of masked badguy Lunatic and into the fire of genuine psycho Jake Martinez. The change in tone marks a gear up from the frolics of the previous episodes to a really tension filled group of stories as the trap laid by Martinez and his cohorts unfolds and how our heroes deal with it.