|Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning|
|Air Date||September 22, 2012|
|Directed By||Yoshitomo Yonetani|
|Licensed By||Viz Media|
Tiger & Bunny: The Rising
Tiger & Bunny - The Beginning is an anime film based from Tiger & Bunny series and is the first of two Tiger and Bunny movies.
The first half of the movie retells the events of the first two episodes of the TV series. Following the events of the second episode, Kotetsu tries to arrange a get together for Barnaby to get along with the other heroes, which ultimately fails due to them considering themselves rivals in Hero TV. The heroes are quickly called in to chase after a thief named Robin Baxter, who has stolen a statue that represents the importance of heroes. The heroes chase after him into an amusement park but find him near-impossible to catch due to his NEXT ability to instantly switch places with anyone that he can see, leading to infighting amongst the heroes. As Robin heads towards the observation deck, where he could use anyone in the city he can see to escape, Barnaby gets the idea to use his suit as a decoy, allowing him to catch Robin by preventing him from seeing anyone to switch with. The next day, Barnaby learns that it was Kotetsu who helped convince the other heroes to let Barnaby go on his own as he trusted him.
After the crisis is over, Kotetsu was forced to have another hangout with him treating his friends as repayment as he asked them to let Barnaby capture his first criminal.