It’s going to be a slobber knocker! Tiger Mask’s making his way toward the ring, and Crunchyroll’s heading down with him!
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Tiger Mask W as part of their Fall 2016 lineup. The series première on Crunchyroll’s platform on October 1 at 12:45PM Pacific (3:45PM Eastern).
Tiger Mask W will be available to audiences in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
In July, the Tiger Mask W started streaming a 43-second teaser that outlines the general plot:
Tiger Mask W is based on Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji’s Tiger Mask manga. Toshiaki Komura (Ultimate Muscle, Magical Twilight) is directing the series at Toei Animation, with Hisashi Kagawa (Fresh Pretty Cure, Toriko) providing character designs. Katsuhiko Chiba (Rune Soldier, Freedom) is in charge of series composition. The team of -yaiba- and Yasuharu Takanashi will score the soundtrack, while Yoshito Watanabe handles art design. Junichi Hayama will direct the show’s action scenes.
The show’s opening theme, Ike! Tiger Mask (Go! Tiger Mask), and ending theme King of the Wild will be performed by Shonan no Kaze.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Naoto Azuma/Tiger Mask: Taku Yashiro
- Takuma Fujii/Tiger the Dark: Yuichiro Umehara
- Haruna Takaoka: Suzuko Mimori
- Kazuchika Okada: Masakazu Morita
- Hiroshi Tanahashi: Kenichi Suzumura
- Yellow Devil: Bin Shimada
- Ruriko Yamashina: Chiemi Chiba
- Ryu Wakamatsu: Daisuke Kishio
- Odin: Eiji Takemoto
- Mr. X: Hidekatsu Shibata
- Red Death Mask: Hiroaki Miura
- Hikari Kuruma: Izumi Kitta
- Kevin Anderson: Jun Fukuyama
- Yuji Nagata: Masaki Terasoma
- Kentaro Takaoka: Ryouichi Tanaka
- Daisuke Fujii: Takeshi Kusao
- Togi Makabe: Togi Makabe
- Mike Rodrigues: Yasuaki Takumi
- Miss X: Yu Kobayashi
The New Japan Pro-Wrestling organization is collaborating with Toei to produce Tiger Mask W. The organization’s stable of wrestlers will appear in the show under their real names. Both companies intend to stream the show globally.
Crunchyroll describes Tiger Mask W as:
The main characters are Naoto Azuma and Takuma Fujii, two young pro wrestlers. They were trainees at a small wrestling organization called Zipangu pro wrestling, but it wound up getting crushed by the wicked pro wrestling organization Tiger’s den. In retaliation, Naoto trains at the base of Mt. Fuji and becomes the new tiger mask, and Takuma meanwhile deliberately joins Tiger’s den and becomes Tiger the dark.
The legacy left behind by the original Tiger mask is inherited by a new wrestler…!