|Tiger and Bunny, in that order|
|Wild Tiger gets the SoftBank logo. Fail!|
|Bunny gets the Bandai acct., obvs.|
|Blue Rose: Idol AND superhero, tough combo!|
How these two misfit team members begin to find a middle ground is part of the formulaic fun of Tiger & Bunny, but there are so many character stories yet to be told of the other heroes in this animation and that, too, is also the fun of seeing how this anime will develop. Episode 5, where most of the screen shots for this post originate, begins to build on the central theme of the relationship between Tiger and Bunny, but we also begin to see glimpses of the other characters, such as Blue Rose, who is torn between a singing career and using her superpowers for good. As at least one of the reviewers on ANN noted, Fire Emblem is the token gay character - and why the gay character in Japanese animes has to be both a drag queen and black is still somewhat beyond me, although I have a couple of theories. The fact that he owns his own company and therefore is a free agent in the superhero game is a nice touch, however.
One last thing I'll note that the reviewers didn't is the weird gleam in everyone's eyes - it's distinctive but makes everyone look glassy-eyed like they're sick, or something.