On Thursday, Tamashii Nations updated its item listings for S.H.Figuarts Tiger Mask and Tiger The Dark from Tiger Mask W. Both are slated to be August releases, and will be sold for 6480 yen. Orders for these figures are confirmed to going up for pre-order tomorrow, March 27th. The series is currently on-going, and is simulcasted on Crunchyroll. What is really interesting about the series is its crossovers with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The anime feature several of the wrestlers such as Hiroshi Tanahashi, Rainmaker Okada, and Yuji Nagata. In addition, Tiger Mask W jumps off the screen as Kota Ibushi portrays the character at NJPW events. Just this year at Wrestling Kingdom, Tiger Mask W squared off with Tiger the Dark (portrayed by ROH’s ACH)!
Crunchyroll’s Synopsis for those interested:
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…!