Swashbuckling heroes, a la Conan the Barbarian, quests, sagas, larger than life enemies to defeat – that is the stuff of legends. Or not, in the case of ‘Tigtone’. What you get instead is an adult-oriented American animated series – yes, that’s right, it’s a “cartoon” – playing on Adult Swim. ‘Tigtone’ is the classic anti saga, or maybe twisted saga, happily parodying all the standard clichés and familiar heroic tropes from ancient sagas, tales of mighty heroes, and medieval fantasy. Throw in the occasional steampunk reference, and you have a fun, even if weird, series perfect for the grown-ups to enjoy a laugh off of.
‘Tigtone’ is based on the original characters from the first independent short film in the series, called ‘The Begun of Tigtone’, which Andrew Koehler, Benjamin Martian, and Zack Wallenfang created as an introduction to the character and a way of funding a longer saga. It released on YouTube way back in 2014 and employed crowdfunding in its creation. In 2018, the ‘Tigtone’ pilot aired on Adult Swim and was finally accepted as a full series by the end of the year — created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian. With season 1 having opened to good reviews, here is when season 2 will hit tv screens.
Tigtone Season 2 Release Date:
‘Tigtone’ Season 1 premiered on January 13, 2019, on Adult Swim. It ended with its 10th episode on February 10, 2019. The series is also available on Amazon Prime Video. As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. On July 6, 2019, Adult Swim announced the show has been renewed for a second season. In August 2020, the channel confirmed the release date. ‘Tigtone’ season 2 will premiere on September 13, 2020, at Midnight ET.
Tigtone Season 2 Cast: Who Can be in it?
Tigtone, the main protagonist, is voiced by Nils Frykdahl as an adult, Cree Summer as a child. Helpy, Tigtone’s companion, is voiced by Debi Derryberry. King Queen, the two-headed ruler of Propecia, is voiced by Bill Corbett and Lucy Davis. Prince Lavender, the man-child son of King Queen, is voiced by Jeffrey Combs. Command-Or Mathis, the put-upon attendant of King Queen is voiced by Trace Beaulieu. Barteener is voiced by Gary Anthony Williams. Season 2 should see the entire lead voiceover cast making a comeback.
Tigtone Season 2 Plot: What Can it be About?
Tigtone is an intense adventurer with a thirst for quests, especially if they come with over-dramatic dialogue opportunities. In the sort-of-macabre, medieval kingdom of Propecia, obsessed with sagas, ruled by a two-headed King Queen, Tigtone exists surrounded by character mashups like Prince Lavender and King Queen’s attendant called Command-Or Mathis. His trusty sidekick, Helpy, who possesses the ability to regenerate himself, accompanies Tigtone regularly on over-the-top tasks and strange assignments all over Propecia which, more often than not, lead to much slaughtering of enemies as a byproduct.
The YouTube original ‘The Begun of Tigtone’, introduced this skewed and surreal fantasy tale that to the audience, where gorgeous 2D facial recognition based art combined with an over-the-top quest obsessed hero to create a bizarre and hilarious world. The new series follows the quirky misadventures of the hero Tigtone, the sociopathic – albeit hilarious – adventurer whose only two desires are to write braggy tales in his journal and go on quests that he wins by any unscrupulous and crazy methods, and extreme violence.
He usually teams up with someone, and often just leaves those partners – used, abused, and ground into the dust – just so our hero can finish the quest and get back to bragging in his journal. His bizarre quests range from something mundane like discovering where the bland chicken dinners came from in the royal banquet, all the way to helping vile villains destroy the beauty and ugly-fy their kingdom again. The only common factor across quests is that they are all violent, bloody, unpredictable, hilarious, and crazy.
‘Tigtone’ fits perfectly into Adult Swim’s brand of weirdness. Season 2 will stick to the same premise, combining clever animation technology with gorgeous yet grotesque art. Yes, the show almost makes one feel as if a Renaissance painting — with worms under its skin, has come alive to carve a swathe across the fantasy landscape in service of the Quest.
You can watch the trailer for season 2 below:
Read More: Best Anime on Amazon Prime