In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?
If you enjoy the concept of people with superpowers living among humans, forming teams of heroes such as the X-Men, then I highly recommend Tiger & Bunny.
Tiger & Bunny brings a novel approach to the superhero genre, taking commercialism and celebrity to their logical extremes in a sci-fi world. Tiger & Bunny is also a longer series with more fleshed out characters and a good share of humour and tragedy. An all-around great show.
Jin is an energetic young boy living in a shanty town and making ends meet by performing good deeds for money. However, when his mentor dies during a fight with a strange monster he finally learns the meaning of death. Having been taken in by a stripper named Akemi whom he once saved, Jin begins to live a quiet and normal life - though in reality he is anything but ordinary. With superhuman abilities and a group of mysterious men searching for him under the name of Zet, over the years Jin finds himself drawn into a world of creatures with dangerous powers called "Players". But what is Jin really, and with his vicious methods of defeating these threats, is he really a hero for justice or simply another dangerous monster?
Both Zetman and X-Men share the same qualities of the usual "good guy vs. bad guy" theme. The main characters want to uphold justice, but at the same time they struggle with the tragedies and obstacles their superhuman abilities sometimes cause. X-Men isn't as violent or emotional as Zetman, but the atmosphere and superhero themes they share are too similiar to ignore.