79-Year-Old Hidekatsu Shibata Reprises His Role as Mister X in "Tiger Mask W"

Yu Kobayashi, Bin Shimada also join the cast as Miss X, Yellow Devil

The official website for Toei Animation's upcoming TV anime Tiger Mask W confirmed today that 79-year-old Hidekatsu Shibata reprises his role as Mister X, the manager of the evil organization Tiger's Cave. The veteran voice actor, also well known as Baron Ashura in Mazinger Z and King Bradley in Fullmetal Alchemist, played the villain character in the first TV anime adaptation inspired by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji's Tiger Mask manga series in 1969-1971, and it was his first regular anime role. 

 

34-year-old Yu Kobayashi (Sasha Blouse in Attack on Titan) is also confirmed to voice Mister X's assistant Miss X, and 61-year-old Bin Satoshi (Paptimus Scirocco in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam) is cast as Yellow Devil who becomes an enemy wrestler against Naoto/New Tiger Mask and Takuma/Tiger The Dark. 

 

Tiger Mask W is set to premiere on TV Asahi at 26:45 on October 1 (JST).

 

 

 

  

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 (En Yufuin in Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!

Haruna Takaoka: Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda in Love Live!)

Kazuchika Okada: Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach)

Hiroshi Tanahashi: Kenichi Suzumura (Masato Hijirikawa in Uta no Prince-sama)

 

Main Visual

 

 

 Series director: Toshiaki Komura (Ultimate Muscle, Yes! PreCure 5)

 Series Composition: Katsuhiko Chiba (FREEDOM, Baby steps)

 Character Design: Hisahi Kagawa (Fresh PreCure!)

 Action Animation Director: Junichi Hayama (A town where you live, Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu)

 Art Design: Yoshihito Watanabe (High School Fleet, One Piece Heart of Gold)

 Music: Yasuharu Takanashi/Team-MAX (Naruto, PreCure series)、-yaiba-

 

 

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Source: "Tiger Mask W" official website

 

© Ikki Kajiwara, Naoki Tsuji/Kodansha

© TV Asahi, Toei Animation

 

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