Tiger Mask To See Live-Action Movie This November

By Ishaan . February 12, 2011 . 10:29am

You might recall a stand alone complex-esque affair that took place in Japan this past December, triggered after someone posing as manga hero, the Tiger Mask, left ten school bags, gift-wrapped, at a welfare society for children.


This act was followed by hundreds of other Tiger Mask copycats, also making various donations to the underprivileged, and resulted in demand for publisher, Kodansha, to reprint the Tiger Mask manga series.


Anime News Network reports that anime producer, Hisao Maki, is establishing a “Naoto Date Foundation” (Naoto Date being the Tiger Mask’s real name), to support disaster relief efforts. Maki is also set to produce a live-action Tiger Mask film for a theatrical release in Japan this November.


The movie is scheduled to begin shooting in May. Meanwhile, the influence of the “Tiger Mask’s” heroic deeds is still being felt as donations to various welfare organizations by Rei Ayanami, Suzumiya Haruhi and the Mario brothers (amongst many others) continue to pour in.

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  • That’s so touching, not to mention awesome.

  • Ren

    I found my new hero. This proves that not everything good from Japan has to have tentacles, lolis or moe.

  • Sal

    Ah the days of my youth… Just like the scent of fresh lemon.

    • How’s them hemorrhoids?

  • Pichi

    Inspirational that one person was able to make a big wave like that. And the donations are still going strong. Glad that after all this time, the franchise can now find new audiences. Keep it going!

  • Guest

    Tiger Mask in playable in Sunday vs Magazine for PSP

  • Zero_Destiny

    Always nice to hear good stories in the news for once :)

  • PrinceHeir

    yay now he can powerbomb people to justice :D

    • z_merquise

      Just the bad guys.

  • Hopefully the plot would be The Tiger Mask falls from grace, is down on his luck, ends up saving a child, gets the courage from this act to turn his life around and become a success again.

    I’m gonna have to check this manga out now :D

  • Pro_from_Dover

    This has so put a smile on my face! What a wonderful act!

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