Today, Crunchyroll announced that Tiger Mask W would be join its Fall 2016 schedule of simulcasts. Tiger Mask W, is a reboot of Ikki Kajiwara and Naoko Tsuji’s 1960s professional wrestling manga which features an incredible voice cast, as well as characters based on members from the New Japan Pro Wrestling roster such as Rainmaker Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi! It will also feature the return of Hidekatsu Shibata, who will reprise his role as Mister X. The series is scheduled to join the Crunchyroll line up tomorrow, Saturday, October 1st at 12:45pm PDT.
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…!
Main Voice Cast:
- Naoto Azuma/New Tiger Mask – Taku Yashiro (Kakeru Juouin in KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm)
- Takuma Fujii/Tiger The Dark – Yuichiro Umehara (Hayato Kujo in Aquarion Logos)
- Haruna Takaoka – Suzuko Mimori (Sora in Digimon Adventure Tri, Chinatsu Suzumoto in Wanna be the Strongest in the World)
- Kazuchika “Rainmaker” Okada – Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Whis in Dragon Ball)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi – Kenichi Suzumura (Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny)
- Mister X – Hidekatsu Shibata (Sarutobi in Naruto, General Shadow in Kamen Rider Stronger)
- Yugi Nagata – Masaki Terasoma (Shadowmoon in Kamen Rider Black/Black RX)
- Series director – Toshiaki Komura (Ultimate Muscle, Yes! PreCure 5)
- Series Composition – Katsuhiko Chiba (Beyblade: Metal Fury, Inuyasha, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)
- Character Design – Hisahi Kagawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Pokémon, Sailor Moon)
- Action Animation Director – Junichi Hayama (Fist of the North Star, Gundam Build Fighters, Transformers)
- Art Design – Yoshihito Watanabe (Digimon franchise, Zatch Bell!, Majin Bone)
- Music – Yasuharu Takanashi/Team-MAX (Naruto Shippūden, PreCure series)