Tiger & Bunny ep 25 [Final] ! Partners
Oki’s Impressions / Summary –
The episode starts off on a grim note. It seems like Kotetsu….didn’t make it. I don’t want to believe it’s true and I’m writing my favorite style of review right now, where I watch and comment as I go. I guess it’s because this is the very last episode I can’t help but just hope maybe if I watch it all the way through Kotetsu will be okay! I don’t know though….in any case.
Barnaby tells the other heroes that Kotetsu knew his powers were declining, and that despite that he knew that was their only opening and told Barnaby to fire. Everyone is distraught until Maverick turns up and it seems he’s mass produced the H-01…meaning all hope is lost as the heroes stand no chance. All of the heroes were defeated by one of them, and it seems now all hope is lost.
The Heroes are surrounded by the H-01 and Maverick and Rotwang give them the order to destroy all of the heroes. Barnaby glances sadly over to Kaede and Kotetsu.
UNTIL SAITO AND BEN’S PLAN WORKED ! Barnaby’s parents implemented a safety mode and it in turn is what saved their son! Maverick realizes what has happened and before he can reboot the system he and Rotwang are nearly knocked completely out of the tower by Antonio (I will henceforth be calling all of the heroes by name, since this is the finale) and finally Rotwang is killed by Maverick who was merely using him. Rotwang didn’t even realize he was a Next XD. Lawl. But Maverick reveals the futility of all of this and reminds him how influential he is….until AGNES SHOWS UP ON HER FUCKING HELICOPTOR AND SHE IS A WOMAN SCORNED AS FUCK!
Turns out she DID see Kaede’s awesomesauce ball of light and has RECORDED EVERYTHING HE SAID. AND she’s showing EVERYTHING TO THE WORLD! I love you Agnes! >_> But then …Maverick runs away and returns with a gun to Kaede’s head. And once again everything looks bad until KOTETSU GETS UP AND PUNCHES MAVERICK AND
DUN NA NANANANANANANANA!!!!! NANANANANANANA!!!! JFHDKJGHDJKGHDFLJGHFDJKH I’M TRYING TO IMITATE THE HOORAY CELEBRATION MUSIC OKAY!
I LOVE YOU I AM SO HAPPY YOU LIVE ANOTHER DAY! I LOVE YOU BABYCAKES! He even says, “I just passed out from all the pain. Did you even check my pulse?” LOL omg that totally inverted all the ~Beautiful sunset deaths~ we see in hero animes. xD And then Origami throws a throwing star at him- BUT WAIT NO IT’S AT MAVERICK WHO IS GOING FOR THE GUN AND KOTETSU EVEN SAYS “Maverick, that’s totally lame of you” LOLOLOL OMG I LOVE YOU. KOTETSU. SO MUCH.
IT IS LITERALLY LIKE THIS
Okay so anyway.
Maverick goes on about how it’s him that gave this city it’s life. Before he made people accept the heroes, there was no security and Sternbild was a run down joke. However before he can be taken in, he brainfucks himself in order to erase the memories pertaining to Oroborous. And then while Maverick is taken away, Kotetsu apologizes for getting Kaede involved in this mess. Kaede responds, “It’s alright, you were totally cool dad!”
“You were totally cool, Dad!”
YUI EXPLAINS IT ALL. YES! KOTETSU GOT ALL HE WANTED!
Barnaby admits he doesn’t know anything about the safety code his parents used. He also doesn’t know if he was even properly able to avenge their deaths. It seems there are plenty of mysteries THAT SHOULD BE GETTING SOLVED IN SEASON 2…….WHICH SHOULD EXIST. LAWL. And Kotetsu admits then and there that he is retiring, because he has no idea how long his powers will last. Not only that, he got his wish of Kaede thinking he is cool! But Barnaby adds that there is no reason for him to be a superhero if Kotetsu isn’t one, so he intends to retire as well. He also wants to live his own life, one Maverick didn’t set up.
YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, KIDS!
After that, we cut to a year later! Keith is chasing after John…which is still a stupid name for a dog, Sky High.. >_> Pao-lin is getting all girly with a dress from her parents….so…so cute
OH SHUT UP ABOUT BEING A TOMBOY YOU ARE SO CUTE IN DRESSES. Just wear one once a year like me! XD Origami is talking to his old bff about incorporating Sumo into his routine, Antonio and Fire Emblem (you notice how I only know SOME of the heroes names XD) are at a bar and Fire Emblem tells him he has some fiery buns >___>; Karina is talking with her friends, who are Blue Rose fans…but she is reading THE BEST THING EVER. XD
go get him girlfriend…..It amuses me greatly XD
Barnaby visits his parents grave while the heroes (tiger and bunny have quit, true to their word) are on their way to catch criminals.
Incidentally, what is it with Barnaby having thousands of different pictures of his parents? I mean that’s awesome but his house burnt down. Did he like go through the burning house going, NO, I MUST SAVE THEIR TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD 2 YEARS BEFORE I WAS BORN! HOW WILL I EVER RECALL THE DAY MOTHER WORE THAT MICKEY MOUSE HAT OTHERWISE? Barnaby’s never been to Disney World since, fucking Maverick. RUININ FUCKIN EVERYTHING.
Anyway THERE IS A MYSTERIOUS NAME ON THE GRAVE, >___> OF EMILY BROOKS. CUT AWAY FROM SCENE WITH BARNABY
(AND ON ONE LAST NOTE, HOW CAN I EVER ENJOY KETCHUP AGAIN?1 IT WAS YOUR FAVORITE, TOUSAN, KAASAN)
Apparently, Kotetsu has returned to the world of superheroes as Wild Tiger One minute…as his powers only last one minute. Oh Kotetsu, you dog. XD
Kotetsu’s powers of one minute have run out and he falls through a roof…only to be caught bridal style by Bunny! Barnaby says he’ll have to make a comeback too, and when Kotetsu asks why he simply answers “Because I’m your partner.”
But then at the end, a kid’s dollar bill is caught in a puddle and when wet it reveals…
Oh dear. CLIFFHANGERS FUCK YOU >:|
Wow, what do I say? I literally watched a good portion of this anime in a week to be able to review it. I obviously couldn’t do that if I thought it sucked. It was such a contrast to go from Blood fucking C every week to this. I have to honestly say, this is one of the best animes in a really long time. I feel the love in this project. The english aspects were well researched, the characters are amazing…man I can’t even just sum it up, so here goes.
All the characters are a little bit diverse enough to make us interested. From a teenager to a gay man, to a middle aged man who is confident to one who just wants his daughters approval….we saw a lot and a little at the same time. You have stuff like Cyborg 009 where everything is so diverse it is insulting and racist even. Then you have this. How do you dislike something that has interesting characters like this? Every character sans Antonio got developed in their own episode and everyone of them was extremely fun to watch. It really touched me when they all developed, too. And my daddy issues were so touched. It’s hard to watch something so personal, you know? But Kotetsu is an amazing character. It’s been such a long time since I really liked and related to a main character like that. I related to him in a reverse way than say, a single dad who never sees his daughter would…but similarly. I understand them. I like them all, even! It’s not an anime that takes cheap stabs, relies solely on angst, and is completely fun while also being a legitimately good anime. You can’t say that a lot nowadays. This is literally a treasure of an anime. The music is astounding, the art is great, all in all it is one of my top ten anime. It deserves a second season. I want to see more of Yuri! I want to see how the characters grow! This anime was worth the marathoning. It was worth every second of wait the regular watchers did. And it’s worth your view.
Oki‘s Rating: 9 / 10
Extreme Recommendation (and this time it’s not just because the girls are cute!)
Dear Tiger and Bunny, please have a second season.
With all my love,
Eva’s Impression: Oh my god, Oki I wonder if anyone’s going to even see my impression! XD
But you heard her, this whole journey and episode was amazing! If it weren’t screaming that there’d be a sequel, then yes I’d say this would’ve ended up anti-climaxed and it probably wouldn’t have revealed that Ouroboros is closer than they think with that Justice Tower faded into their organization symbol.
After waiting all day long– and extra hours because over here in Canada, we aren’t accepted into Hulu and ANN’s streaming because of region protection and all that shitz. *HEADESKS*
Preoccupying myself was hell. BUT NOW IT’S HERE, I WATCHED IT, I SCREAMED, I LAUGHED, I CHEERED, I SQUEALED- YES I WAS ENTERTAINED FROM START TO FINISH, AND BEST OF ALL.
TIGER AND BUNNY IS FAR FROM OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
8D THE LAST 20 SECONDS WAS SCREAMING MORE TO COME, AND ALL THAT SECOND SEASON TALK IS ALMOST, AND MOST DEFINITELY- HAS TO BE GUARANTEED AT THIS POINT BECAUSE OF THIS:
So without any further ado, lets get started!
Since Tiger & Bunny is far from over, let’s just say this. This was quite an eye opener episode.
Though it was short, the combat fighting scenes with the Heroes VS H-01s was phenomenal. That was the first serious fight we’ve seen in this entire show. After seeing this, I barely count Jake’s one on one as something that counts as ‘serious’ stuff. I actually really wanted to see more of that, but of course the H-01’s top the heroes, so having Saito get through the system to shut them down was necessary.
Kotetsu was fucking amazing. The way he rose up from the ‘dead’ (though really he was just unconscious from the pain (NO KIDDING, AFTER A BLOW LIKE THAT, HALF SHOCKING TO SEE HE’S NOT DEAD!)) and fucking punched Maverick from holding his little girl hostage. THAT WAS FUCKING AMAZING, I’VE BEEN DYING TO SEE THAT FOR AGES!!!
Here, have this fabulous GIF of the moment we’ve been all waiting for! :D
KOTETSUUU WE LOVEEEE YOUUUU!!!! AND YOUR LINES WERE COOL TOO! ❤ ❤ ❤
I’m pleasantly surprised that even after a year later, he still has some of his powers left even though it only lasts for one minutes (what a shame though, I really loved it when he used his powers).
As for Kaede, I WAS SO HAPPY SHE CALLED HER DAD “COOL” AND ENCOURAGED HIM TO RETURN TO THE BUSINESS! AKSDHASKJHFASKLG! I SQUEALED! FINALLY! THOSE WORDS THAT WE AND KOTETSU ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!!!!!!
BARNABY! Oh god, the poor guy. Everything is left so incomplete, and a mystery to him about his parents’ death. Even though he had officially captured the criminal responsible for it (Maverick), he turns out that he’s not the boss like they had thought he was of Ouroboros and understand that Ourorbos is still under their noses. Barnaby had such a development, and it’s really interesting how he reacts now with the true culprit arrested VS Jake’s incident when he had originally thought it was Jake who had done it. I found Barnaby to be ‘weird’ after the Jake incident which his whole new attitude and such, and seeing how he has reacted this time even after a year, I found it was more like him. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t enjoy seeing Barnaby facing despair, but it’s just how I see it.
I wasn’t entirely surprised to hear him say that he was going to stop being a Hero after Kotetsu had announced it. He’s right how it was Maverick who set him upon this path and that now he wants to figure out what he wants to do himself. It was certainly a pleasure to see him jump back into the business at the most brilliant timing ever- as usual, by almost acting his and Kotetsu’s first encounter. It was great to see their usual bickering and awesome partnership again.
NOW AGNES, HOLY SHIT!!!!
WOMAN YOU ARE A CUNNING,
INHUMAN GENIUS TO PLAY ALONG WITH BEING BRAINWASHED! YOU ARE TRUELY ONE OF A KIND PRODUCER!!!! I LOVED HOW SHE REVEALED THAT EVERYTHING WAS RECORDED! IT WAS FUCKING BRILLIANT!
AND LOOK HOW HAPPY SHE IS!!! THIS IS A JACKPOT FOR HER!
LETS TALK ABOUT YURI!
OH MY FUCKING GOD, YOU HAVE GOD TO BE KIDDING ME!
ONE SCENE AS LUNATIC, ONE SCENE AS HIMSELF IN HIS OFFICE AND THAT’S IT- COME ON!!!!!!!
WELL SUNRISE, HE BETTER HAVE MORE SCREEN TIME IN SEASON 2, OKAY? AWESOME!
And Maverick… ah Maverick, that one hell of a villain that I was most certainly pleased to see Lunatic get rid of for once and for all. BUT, I was super enraged to see he wiped out his own memories to avoid slipping any secrets about his involvement with Ouroboros. It was inevitable, but it still pissed me off.
Overall, Tiger & Bunny is a stunning, touching and unbelievably lovable show! The way they made Kotetsu’s character was just amazing. Though he’s a fictional character, he’s a huge role model, a source of inspiration that makes his character connect and be loved by the audience. Heck all the characters were awesome!!! They had such a variety, it was brilliant!
Back in the past, I never had someone who I considered as a Hero. We were always asked in both elementary and high school, ‘Who is your hero and why?’.
Well now, it’s safe to say I have finally found my hero and I don’t give the damn that he’s a fictional character. It’s the one and only Wild Tiger, Kotetsu! I will forever love his character because of what he represented, what he did, how he behaved and his adorable derpy quirks! In fact he’s my ideal hero! He was never the coolest hero, he was always the underdog, never received credit for all of what he has done for years during his career, but that didn’t stop him because he didn’t care about the fame, the acknowledgement, the points, he cared about the people who he wanted to protect and that’s all he wanted out of it.
I think this pretty much sums up how much I enjoyed the episode and the show. Oki’s impression really speaks for itself. I’ll be making a separate entry for the Overall Review, look forward to it.
Eva: Oki and I both decided to take part of this super cool event going around the fandom! Sure enough some of you must’ve heard about Sternbild Friend Rice Event! So here’s my friend rice which I made for the very first time! <3 I’m so happy how it turned out!!!