Tiger Mask W - Fall 2016, Winter 2017, & Spring 2017

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Tiger Mask W

Sports, Action, Drama

Airing Date:
October 2 2016

Toei Animation

Honey’s Highlights

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What's this? A sports anime? Does that mean more BL shipability for us fujoshi?
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You never know! But considering this is a reanimation of a series from 1969, it's more likely going to be similar to Hajime no Ippo and Slam Dunk.
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Don't ruin the only sports anime I've been interested in in a while! Also, doesn't the art style kind of remind you of Western comics/cartoons? Like Boku no Hero Academia!
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I see what you mean looking at the PV/trailer!

Promotional Videos / PV

Official Images / Key Visuals


A new anime series based on Tiger Mask.

Two young wrestlers face each other at Tora no Ana, an underground pro wrestling organisation that has been resurrected.

The pro-wrestling dojo where the two trained together had been crushed by Tora no Ana. One is the successor of the special training facility at the foot of Mt. Fuji and the tiger mask, left to him by Naoto Date. The other however enters Tora no Ana, wins a succession of fierce fights, and gets his hands on the jet-black tiger mask.

Tiger Mask, the one who walks the path of light, and Tiger the Dark, who walks the path of shadows. Neither of them know the other's real identity. While they may be natural enemies in the ring, their objective is one and the same: Crush Tora no Ana!

Three Episode Impression

A wrestling anime? Yes, you have read correctly, Toei Animation has stumbled upon a fairly unexplored area in anime and dared to venture into it. The lack of wrestling anime out there means that you can expect to see something that you are (most likely) not too familiar with. This being said, if we view Tiger Mask W as yet another Sports anime, it does merely an average job. Sports shows rely on fluid movements and quick-paced action and Tiger Mask W doesn’t excel at this area. The artwork is neither pretty nor unique and the plot doesn’t really pull you in. Is it a bad show? Maybe not, especially if you are a fan of pro wrestling and have waited for the day it would create a love child with anime. For most of you though, this show doesn’t have much to offer except corny dialogues and predictable fighting scenes.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Naoto Azuma (Tiger Mask)

Voice Actor: Taku Yashiro

The new protagonist of the story, a 21 year old man. He was a young player for Zipang, a small pro-wrestling association, but then it was crushed by GWM, a large pirate association. He is determined to defeat Tora no Ana, the organisation behind GWM, by training to become Tiger Mask, the wrestler who once defeated them. Fights with Tiger the Dark, with the purpose to destroy Tora no Ana.

Takuma Fujii (Tiger the Dark)

Voice Actor: Yuuichirou Umehara

The second protagonist of the story, Naoto’s friend and former fighter for Zipang. When Zipang was crushed by GWM his father was gravely injured, and so Takuma is out for revenge. He enters Tora no Ana and tries to destroy it from the inside. Through the harsh training he receives at Tora no Ana, he manages to become Tiger the Dark. 21 years old.

Haruna Takaoka

Voice Actor: Suzuko Mimori

The niece of Kentarou Takaoka, the only person to know the true identity of the first Tiger Mask. She’s one of the few people who know’s Naoto’s identity and Tiger Mask’s manager. She admires Naoto but doesn’t show it, supporting him as a manager.

Kazuchika Okada

Voice Actor: Masakazu Morita

The champion of New Japan Pro Wrestling. He fights against GWM alongside Tiger Mask.

Hiroshi Tanahashi

Voice Actor: Kenichi Suzumura

The ace of New Japan Pro Wrestling. He helps develop Tiger Mask’s new special move.

Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Ike! Tiger Mask! by Shounan no Kaze
  • Ending Song: KING OF THE WILD by Shounan no Kaze

Main Staff
  • Director: Toshiaki Komura
  • Series Composition: Katsuhiko Chiba
  • Character Design: Hisashi Kagawa
  • Music: Yasuharu Takanashi (Team MAX), Yaiba

For more information: Official Website

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