Tiger Mask W Wrestling Anime – The official website of Toei Animation’s new Anime Tiger Mask W which is based on Tiger Mask manga written by Kajiwara Ikki and Tsuji Naoki is set to release on October 1st 2016. The site also revealed a new key visual, featuring anime’s likeness of real-life “New Japan Pro Wrestling” (NJPW) wrestlers Okada Kazuchika, Tanahashi Hiroshi, Nagata Yuji, Makabe Tougi.
Note – This new “Tiger Mask W Anime” is a sequel to old “Tiger Mask Anime” which was released during the period of Oct 2, 1969 to Sept 30, 1971. Which tells the story of First Tiger Mask “Naoto Date.”
Tiger Mask W Wrestling Anime – More Information
The following is the list of the previously include casts and since the characters of this Anime is based on the real life pro wrestlers this is really going to be interesting one to watch!!
Yashiro Taku as Azuma Naoto/Tiger Mask – Once a young trainee of the Jipang Pro Wrestling team, until the wrestling team Global Wrestling Monopoly (GWM) destroyed their dojo. He trains to defeat “The Tiger’s Hole,” which manipulates GWM, and in order to do so, he starts using the Tiger Mask persona, as Tiger Mask once dealt a defeat against The Tiger’s Hole.
Umehara Yuichiro as Fujii Takuma/Tiger the Dark – 21 years old. Naoto’s friend, and was similarly affiliated with Jipang Pro Wrestling. When GWM destroyed Jipang’s dojo, Takuma’s father was gravely injured. It was then that he swore revenge. He enters The Tiger’s Hole, enduring its grueling training regimen, to become Tiger the Dark. He plans to destroy the organization from within.
Mimori Suzuko as Takaoka Haruna – is the niece of Kentarō Takaoka, the only person who knew the original Tiger Mask’s identity. As one of the few people who knows the current Tiger Mask’s identity, she serves as Naoto’s manager. She admires Naoto, but hides her feelings to support him as manager.
Morita Masakazu as Okada Kazuchika – is based on a real-life wrestler, The New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s champion who joins up with Tiger Mask to fight GWM.]
Suzumura Kenichi as Tanahashi Hiroshi – is based on a real-life wrestler, The New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s ace. He helps Tiger Mask develop a special move.
Tanaka Ryouichi as Takaoka Kentarou – he is friend of the first generation Tiger Mask Naoto Date. While running a small motorcycle shop called Takaoka Motors, he also trains Naoto Azuma to become the new Tiger Mask. Together with his niece Haruna, they work together to support the new Tiger Mask.
Kusao Takeshi as Fuji Daisuke – Takuma’s father, and the manager of Jipang Pro Wrestling. As a wrestler he challenged “The Tiger’s Hole,” and he was injured when GWM destroyed the Jipang dojo. He is now in a hospital undergoing rehabilitation.
Chiba Cheimi as Yamashina Ruriko – a nurse at the hospital where Daisuke Fujii is currently admitted. She likes Naoto, who visits Daisuke every day, but because she sympathizes with Naoto’s current situation, she hides her true feelings.
(Source – ANN)
Two young wrestlers face each other in a recently revived underground wrestling organization, the Tiger’s Lair, which destroyed the wrestling dojo they grew up in. One took over the training facilities of Naoto Date at the foot of Mount Fuji, as well as the mask he left behind. The other dared to enter the Tiger’s Lair and won a fierce competition, receiving a jet-black tiger mask. One tiger walks the path of light, while the other walks the path of shadows. Neither one knows the other’s face. On the ring, they are natural enemies, but they have the same purpose—destroy the Tiger’s Lair!
(Source – MyAnimeList)
The old Tiger Mask Anime was a masterpiece, hope this new one turned out to be well animated and will continue the legacy of old masterpiece Anime. Eagerly waiting for the release!!