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Flying Tiger Copenhagen Reviews

Absolutely awful. do not order anything from Flying Tiger online. I placed an order and paid a £9 delivery fee (which in itself is shocking!) only to receive an email 12 hours later saying the items I mainly made the order for were now out of stock.

I had to email Flying Tiger three times and wait three days to get a response, only to be told that there was nothing they could do and they would not be refunding me my £9 delivery charge (which, because of the ‘out of stock’ items) has ended up being almost as much as the order items I placed.

I will absolutely not be ordering or shopping in Flying Tiger again. unreliable, and extremely poor customer service.

Date of experience : April 13, 2023

Wish I’d read these reviews before…

Wish I’d read these reviews before parting with my hard earnt cash! Ordered mid Nov 22, heard nothing. no update on delivery and emails being ignored. Have sent report to citizens advice and Trading standards as this simply shouldn’t be allowed. Trading standards website says: You can also tell Trading Standards about a business if:they scammed you. for example, you paid for something online that you didn’t receive and you couldn’t contact the seller. Please consider doing likewise wise so that legal action can be taken on these companies. Thank you

Date of experience : December 06, 2022

Order came within the estimated time

I made an online order on the 2nd of December with bits and bobs for Christmas. I tracked my order using SkyNet and my order, which is coming to the UK seemed to be stuck in Germany for a while. However, my tracking said it would arrive within 10-12 working days. I got worried when I then came and looked on here with so many negative reviews. However, my parcel arrived this Saturday, within the 10-12 working days timeframe given. Items are in good condition, can’t fault anything. I would probably buy in store next time, as the shipping does take a long time, BUT it is coming from abroad so should be expected.

Date of experience : December 17, 2022

Faulty item and shoddy Customer Services

Bought a faulty pair of £8 earphones and have been trying to return them via pst to Tiger. I live very far away from the store and it would cost me a significant amount of money to get there and back. Have explained this via email and social media only to be told that all you need to do is return them to your local store with a receipt. Excuse me, but please listen to what the customer says before churning out another copy and paste reply. Shoddy items and even worse customer service.

Date of experience : December 06, 2022

I love Tiger usually however I just…

I love Tiger usually however I just bought an LED candle and couldn’t get the screw out of the battery pack to fit the batteries. Damaged the candle in the process trying to unscrew it then the bottom fell off and ripped the wiring. Beware, these are a waste of money.

Date of experience : December 20, 2022

Unfortunately I have the same story as…

Unfortunately I have the same story as everyone else! ordered 24th Nov. tracking hasn’t been updated since the 2nd Dec since it arrived in London. Heard nothing, no delivery of goods and I’ve contacted Flyer Tiger twice now with no response.

Shocking service and will never buy from them again, such a shame as I love this shop and was very sad when my local branch closed.

Date of experience : December 15, 2021

Ordered 20th Nov, still not arrived by 14th Dec

Absolutely terrible! Ordered on 20th Nov €55 order. Fed Ex tracking number shows arrived in UK 2nd Dec and has not moved but they`ve `sent a message to the recipient in Warsaw`, no bloody good when I`m in the UK. All my kids stocking fillers which I`m now going to have to go out and purchase again (elsewhere) no communication AT ALL despite contacting their customer services via e mail AND Messenger. I`m so disappointed and upset. Who`s actually managing these orders their end! Ordered last year and no problem! SO many people have been taken for a ride it seems reading the Комментарии и мнения владельцев. DO NOT BUY ONLINE!

Date of experience : December 14, 2021

Order never arrived

Made an order online on November 30th, which was due for delivery in 4-6 working days. It’s December 20th and still no sign. I emailed customer service who closed the case before responding to my query. It was all items like Christmas gift tags and wrapping paper which I’ve had to re-buy in the meantime. Really disappointed.

Date of experience : December 20, 2021

My youngest loves this place and super…

My youngest loves this place and super for stationery, paint and art materials that are really cheap. They do have a lot of strange little items that you just can’t get anywhere else on the high street. It also give younger children the experience of the kids in a toy shop, when so many purchase are now made on amazon.

Date of experience : August 18, 2021

Reply from Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Thank you so much for your review. We’re so glad to hear that you and your youngest enjoy visiting our stores 🙂 We hope yo see you again soon!

Best regards,Pernille / Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Our Area Manager violates the company’s…

Our Area Manager violates the company’s code of conduct and/or code of ethics and is cutting hrs for everyone without our acceptance.She wants to kick out the workers against their will because they don’t want to accept cutting hours.This is ridiculous!Unprofessional company!Small salaries.

Date of experience : May 22, 2020

Reply from Flying Tiger Copenhagen

I’m sorry to hear about this. I think you should contact you local HR department and let them know about your concerns.

Best regards Barbara/Flying Tiger Copenhagen


I Echo all Комментарии и мнения владельцев from other buyers, ordered in November and still waiting for the parcel mid Dec. No support via their email address, not even an apology or any explanation. Tracking has not changed since 5th dec. No idea if the items are coming or when. If i could punch flying tiger in the face i would, not the best time of year to be scamming people out of their hard earned money, Cnts.

Date of experience : December 15, 2021

Refund less due to exchange rate

I ordered £32 of small gifts in November. Like others had an email saying I would be refunded and if the stuff came I could keep. Brilliant I thought, annoying but good customer service, Still no stuff and the refund is £5 short due to the euro currency exchange rate, So actually pretty appalling customer service!

Date of experience : December 21, 2021


Charger overheats at USB entrance to the phone, almost burnt my finger unplugging it, luckily my phone isn’t damaged because I noticed it by the smell of smoke but the charger is melted at the end where it was so hot. If this had happened whilst I was asleep it would have caused a house fire Extremely dangerous.

Date of experience : February 27, 2020

Reply from Flying Tiger Copenhagen

We are so sorry for the unfortunate incidence you have had with your charger. Please contact us at so that we can find out what cable you are talking about.

Best regardsBarbara/Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Just don’t do it

Placed an order online on 20 November and it stated delivery time 3-6 business days. On the 6th business day the package was tracked twice to arriving in a hub in Warsaw Poland and a week later there is no more tracking information. Courier is skynet Malaysia which makes no sense to me and they are uncontactable.

Had ordered a few small bits from Santa for Christmas thinking I’d loads of time but now I’m not convinced my order will ever arrive. I have emailed twice for an update and both emails have gone ignored.

So disappointed. I’ve always had such a good experience in store and was delighted to be able to shop from the comfort of my home.

Date of experience : December 02, 2021

Both cosy lamps Ive ordered have…

Both cosy lamps Ive ordered have arrived within a week of ordering well packaged and both work really well. Love the little suitcase they were delivered in. First time ordering from flying tiger as couldn’t find the lamps in store and sure it wont be the last time

Date of experience : March 26, 2022

Bad quality products

Some products are low quality and there is no outlet on their website for me to share my experience.

I’ve got a measuring cup that is advertised as it’s ok to wash in a dishwasher. After nine-ten uses in the dishwasher, the indicators are washed out and it turned into a regular glass without any measuring capabilities.

Another purchase was a keychain squeeze toy, it burst open in a week, and I didn’t even use it that much.

We also got a set of markers, some of them were fully empty, and the ones that work stopped working after an hour of regular use.

Their products are mostly a disappointment, and I had to spend £12 to learn that.

Date of experience : November 25, 2021

Don’t order online!!

Placed an order for Christmas tree decorations three weeks ago and after receiving an email saying your order was on the way I never heard anymore. tracking was last updated on the 6 of December, and as of today, 13/12/2021 there’s no way to find out where the order is. The only thing to do is to get a refund from my bank. Terrible service and no one to contact.

Date of experience : December 13, 2021

I’ve had a similar experience to others…

I’ve had a similar experience to others in that I did an online order on 11th November for a bunch of stocking fillers. When the package hadn’t arrived a month later I emailed Flying Tiger and in fairness to them they replied fairly promptly stating that their shipping courier Skynet was experiencing major delays. I had also managed to speak directly to Skynet through the phone number on their contact page. Flying Tiger refunded my order quickly after my email. The package then arrived today but it was missing quite a few items. As it has already been refunded I figured there was no point trying to get the missing items. Overall quite a disappointing experience!

Date of experience : December 20, 2021

I’m really disappointed I ordered my…

I’m really disappointed I ordered my Christmas presents on 12 December with an estimated delivery of 4. 6 working days, it is now Christmas eve eve and my presents have not arrived and there is no update on the status of the delivery either. I emailed to get an update but I haven’t received any updates or correspondence from anyone from their customer service and uts already been 3 days. This is beyond disappointing, if I could give zero star I would. Stay clear of this company at all costs.

Date of experience : December 23, 2021

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Hos Flying Tiger Copenhagen designer vi ikke for at gøre ting pæne. Vi designer for at gøre folk glade. Vi designer overraskende produkter til hverdagsbrug og skaber noget, der bringer folk sammen. Ting, der får dig til at smile. Gaver, du har lyst til give. For vi bliver ikke rige af de ting, vi ejer, men af de oplevelser, vi deler. Hver måned lancerer Flying Tiger Copenhagen 300 nye produkter. Ting, du har brug for. Ting, du drømmer om. Ting, du ikke vidste eksisterede. Et rigere liv koster ikke en formue. I hvert fald ikke hos Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

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The Best Power Banks For 2020 – Your Guide To Portable Phone Chargers

The biggest problem that smartphone owners have is keeping their phone charged up during the day. While smartphone batteries are getting bigger, there’s nothing worse than finding your battery dead halfway through the afternoon.

Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to this when there is no power socket available: power banks. There are tons of choices out there when it comes to power banks, so which one is right for you? We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as some great model recommendations.

Why You Need a Power Bank

Power banks, or portable chargers, are basically an extra store of juice for your battery. Rather than needing to plug your phone into a wall charger, instead, you can plug it into a power bank and fill your battery that way. The reason most people buy a power bank is simply to allow them to charge their phones whenever necessary, without having to rely on finding an electric socket.

Since they’re extremely portable and usually very small, power banks are an easy accessory to carry around with you. And if you’re frequently away from home or the office, then a power bank is easier to rely on than finding a wall socket when you need one. Plus, you can carry your phone around whilst you’re charging it, so you won’t be tied to that wall socket either. And since power banks are pretty affordable, they’re a great thing to carry around ‘just in case.’

What Are My Options?

The essential buying point for power banks is a very simple one: size. Sure, there are other features that we’ll look at in a moment, but your first decision will be what kind of power bank size are you looking for. We divide banks up into three main classes:

Small (2500-3000 mAh)

A small power bank will store somewhere between 2500 and 3000 mAh, meaning it has enough juice to give most smartphones one full charge. Be aware that this isn’t always true these days, since many phones are coming with larger batteries, but this size should give you somewhere between 60% and a 100% charge.

Pros: Small power banks are cheap, and generally small in size as well, making them an easy option to stick in your bag or

Cons: They’re only good for one charge or even less with some bigger battery phones.

Best For: Those looking to carry a power bank only as an emergency measure to be used every now and again. Those who perhaps might need a top up before going from work to a night out perhaps.

Medium (from 3500- 10000 mAh)

A medium-sized power bank will give you from between 3500 up to 6500 mAh, generally on the higher side of that range. This should be enough to give a full charge to big battery phones (like the Huawei Mate series), or two full charges to an average smartphone.

Pros: Perfect for those that need to fully charge their phones at least once a day as well as overnight, a medium power bank should top you up completely.

Cons: expensive than smaller versions, and if you’ve got a big battery phone you’re not going to get more than one full charge and maybe another 25% to 50% charge out of it.

Best For: Those looking to regularly fully charge their phone during the day. Or if you’re heading out camping for the weekend, a medium power bank should get you through your trip.

Large (10000 mAh)

There are all kinds of sizes for power banks, with the largest ones running up to around 40,000 mAh. Larger packs give you more power, obviously, but they also bring with them more weight and more expensive. A large power bank may give you 3, 4, 5 or even more full charges. However, they tend to be preferred by those looking to charge multiple phones, or who want to charge tablets as well as phones.

Pros: Loads of power. You should have enough power here to get you through several days of being away from a wall socket, or enough to charge more than one mobile or a tablet as well.

Cons: The larger the capacity you go for, the more expensive your bank is going to be. And larger versions tend to be less portable as well as heavier.

Best For: Those who are frequently away from wall sockets for days at a time, or those who need to charge more than one device (either multiple phones or phones and tablets).

Anker PowerCore 20100

No surprises here as our top pick is one of the most widely recognised brands in the power bank space, Anker. Anker’s 20100 models have tons of power, more than enough to get you through a long weekend. And two USB ports means you can simultaneously charge two devices.

Amperage here is a massive 4.8, so you’ll get the fastest charge speeds that your phone is capable of. There’s surge protection to keep your electronics safe and sound. And there’s also a four LED light display so you’ll know how much power you have left.

What Do I Need to Think About Before Buying?

Other than size, there are a few things that you’ll need to check out before deciding which power bank is the one for you:

Current Draw

Current draw or amperage tells you how quickly a power bank can transfer power to your phone. Generally there are two options available: 1 amp/5 watt, or 2.4 amps/12 watt. Some power banks will have two USB ports, offering you both options together, others will have only one. 2.4 amps is faster and means you’ll get a full charge more quickly, other than that, it really shouldn’t matter which option you go for. HOWEVER, there are a handful of top phone models that will only accept 2.1 amps or above. You can find out if your phone is one of these by checking your manual, googling your phone model, or looking at your original charger plug. You may see faster current draws advertised, but these are generally for power banks that can charge multiple devices at the same time and refer to the shared current draw.


Your power bank will have at least one port, or place where you can plug your phone in. You might want to look for multiple USB ports if you wish to charge multiple devices simultaneously. And you’ll need to ensure that you can plug your phone in the best way possible, so if you’ve got a USB-C charging phone then a power bank with a direct USB-C port will be a better choice than one that has only a regular USB port (you’ll get a faster charge with direct USB-C, however, both kinds of port will charge your phone).


Your power bank may or may not come with an attached cable. In general, you want a bank that does NOT have an attached cable, since this way you can use your own cables and mix them up if you need to (using an iPhone charger, Samsung charger, or USB-C charger depending on your needs). However, a bank with an attached cable means that you can’t lose or forget that cable, which could be an advantage. An attached cable will not give you the flexibility to change chargers though, so keep that in mind.

Cell Type

Finally, there are two different kinds of power bank when it comes to cells (basically, the kind of battery they use to store charge). Lithium-Ion (or Li-ion) is very common and usually quite cheap. However, the newest tech is Lithium-Polymer (Li-poly), which is much more expensive but will give you more charge for less weight. Long story short, a Li-poly bank will cost a bundle, but you’ll get more power inside and it’ll be easier to carry around. Li-poly banks are not very easy to find, unfortunately, though if you look hard you should find some options.

What Features Should I Be Looking For?

As well as the big things we mentioned above, there are a few other things that you might want to think about as you’re making your decision:

  • Size: The larger your power bank is the more difficult and inconvenient it will be to carry around. The decision here is really yours, but really, the more portable the better.
  • Shape: There are two real designs for power banks, the more common ‘block’ shape, or a kind of cylindrical ‘pen’ shape. Pen banks tend to be smaller and carry less charge. Block charges are bulkier, but are more stable, since they can’t roll around on flat surfaces.
  • Charge Lights: Some power banks feature LED lights that let you see how much charge is left in the bank (usually four or five lights that all glow when the bank is full and go out as power is drained). This is particularly useful if you’ve got a larger bank and need to know how much charge is left inside.
  • Price and Quality: Finally, you will want to look at both price and quality. Lower quality banks are likely to be cheaper but they simply won’t last as long. If you’re looking for something to use daily, then you’ll be better off going with something a little more expensive that’s going to last you longer…

How We Selected Our Top Models

But before we get to our actual recommendations, let’s first talk about how exactly we went about deciding which banks to feature on our list. We looked at all the above criteria, so we were interested in different sizes, ports, portability, and everything else, obviously. We also looked at price and quality, since those should form part of any buying decision.

Once we’d handled the basic qualifications to get on our list, we looked at customer reviews and feedback so that we could get an idea of how satisfied others were with specific models. Plus, we spend most of our time around mobile developers, salespeople, tech developers, and mobile users, the sort of people who need power banks every day, so we got plenty of professional advice as well.

Real World Testing

With several remote employees dotted across the globe, all of our team are supplied with some slick tech, one item being a power bank. Most of our team use the Ravpower power bank which features in our list below, the only negative being the super long charge time. We’ve also heavily tested the Anker and Poweradd models so we’ve got some solid hands-on experience with these products to know their pros and cons.

That being said, it’s time to get on to those recommendations. So which power banks should you be considering?

The Best 8 Power Banks for 2020

Anker PowerCore 20100

Poweradd Pilot 2GS

Anker PowerCore Mini Charger

RAVPower 26800 mAh Power Bank

Aibocn Small Power Bank

MAXOAK Ultra High Capacity Power Bank

Iceworks 3000

imuto 27000 mAh Power Bank

A Closer Look at Our Recommended Power Banks

Now you should have a clearer idea of what you’re looking for. But you still might be finding the options a little overwhelming. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite power bank models and reviewed them in more detail, so you know which options might be a solid choice.

The Anker PowerCore 20100 (Large)

Capacity: 20,100 mAh (around 5 to 7 charges)

Number of Ports: 2

Cables: included micro USB, not attached

Weight: 349 grams

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The first entry on our list is a big one and one of the best deals around. That should come as no surprise since Anker are well known for their power banks. The 20100 models have tons of power, more than enough to get you through a long weekend. And two USB ports means you can simultaneously charge two devices.

Amperage here is a massive 4.8, so you’ll get the fastest charge speeds that your phone is capable of. There’s surge protection to keep your electronics safe and sound. And there’s also a four LED light display so you’ll know how much power you have left.

On the downside, the 20100 is relatively heavy, so it’s not the most portable choice. And the device itself takes a full ten hours to completely recharge, but that’s mostly down to its big capacity. On the whole, though, this quality, this capacity, for this kind of price is a great deal.

The Poweradd Pilot 2GS (Medium)

Capacity: 10,000 mAh (around 3 to 4 charges)

Number of Ports: 2

Cables: included micro USB OR lightening charger, not attached

Weight: 260 grams

This Poweradd power bank is a great medium sized option for most customers. You get 10,000 mAh of power, so enough for at least a couple of full charges for all devices. And double USB ports means simultaneous charging too. Plus, both those ports get 3.4 amps too, so you’ll get fast charging to boot on both devices.

The Poweradd does have Li-poly batteries, so you’re getting a lot of charge for little weight, making it nice and portable. The aviation aluminium body means the bank is very durable, and Smart charging tech automatically detects what kind of charging speed your phone is capable of and reacts accordingly. There’s even an LED display so you can see how much charge is left.

There aren’t many negatives here. The 6 hour recharge time is a little long for just 10,000 mAh, but as long as you charge overnight that shouldn’t be a huge problem. Otherwise, this is a great medium power bank choice!


  • Recharge time is longer than we’d like to see
  • A little pricey for 10,000 mAh (but those Li-poly batteries are worth paying for)

The Anker PowerCore Mini Charger (Small)

Capacity: 3350 mAh (around 1 charge)

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Number of Ports: 1

Cables: included micro USB, not attached

Weight: 73 grams

If you’re looking for a small emergency power bank, then this could be the choice for you. This lipstick style charger is extremely portable, and carries 3350 mAh of power, enough to fully charge most phones and get a solid 60% to 70% charge on big battery devices. And since it’s so small, you’ll be able to recharge it in just three hours or so.

You get LEDs to let you know the charge status of the charger, and there’s surge protection and short circuit protection as well, so your devices will be safe. You even get an included travel pouch, so you can safely throw the PowerCore into your bag without fear of damaging it.

On the more negative side, you only get around 1 amp of output, so your phone isn’t going to charge particularly quickly. And some customers have complained that the device doesn’t automatically charge your phone (there’s a small button you’ll need to remember to click) so operation isn’t quite as intuitive as it could be. But as far as small capacity chargers go, this one is really the gold standard.


  • Very light and portable
  • LED lights to show charge status
  • Surge and short circuit protection


  • Operation isn’t as intuitive as it could be
  • Single USB port, so no multiple charging
  • Only 1 amp output, so charging is pretty slow

The RAVPower 26800 mAh Power Bank (Large)

Capacity: 26,800 mAh (around 8 to 10 charges)

Number of Ports: 3

Cables: 2 included micro USBs, not attached

Weight: 458 grams

If you’re looking for a monster charger, then this is it. With a massive 26,800 mAh, this RAVPower device should be more than enough to get you through a week in the wilderness with your smartphone. And there’s three USB ports, so you can charge up to three devices simultaneously, perfect for family trips.

This is a plug and play device, just connect your phone and you’re good to go. You get surge and short circuit protection too, as well as an included travel pouch and two micro USB cables. And given the huge capacity the fact that you can recharge the entire device in just fourteen hours is pretty amazing. The amperage here is 5, but that’s combined for all three ports. One device will charge very quickly, but add three and you’ll see those charge times extend. And you do get LED status lights.

The negatives? Well, this is a big device and a heavy one too, so it’s not the most portable option. There have been a couple of complaints about one or more of the USB ports not working, but from customer reviews, it seems that RAVPower customer service had dealt with these issues quickly and efficiently, so be sure to report any problems should they occur. These things aside, this is a great deal, tons of power for a bargain price!


  • Heavy!
  • Recharge time could be a deal breaker for some (though it’s good for this capacity)

The Aibocn Small Power Bank (Medium)

Capacity: 10,000 mAh (around 3 to 4 charges)

Number of Ports: 2

Cables: included micro USB, not attached

Weight: 292 grams

The Aibocn power bank is the perfect choice if you’re looking for something to take out into the wilderness with you. With 10,000 mAh of power on board, you should be fine for the weekend, and double USB ports means you can charge two devices as well. The casing is durable and fingerprint-proof, and the power button means that you can’t accidentally discharge to device either. All in all, this is a rugged choice.

You get a backup flashlight on board as well, plus all kinds of added security (anti-surge, overcharging, over voltage, over current, and short circuit). There’s a four LED display to let you know how much charge is left. And one of those USB ports is a 2.1 amp port, so you’ll get a quick charge as well.

On the downside, the second port is only a 1 amp output, so it will charge a little more slowly. And recharge time here is around ten hours, which is pretty high for something of this capacity. But if you’re looking for a power bank to take out into the great outdoors, then this rugged choice should be fantastic.

The MAXOAK Ultra High Capacity Power Bank (Large)

Capacity: 50,000 mAh (around 15 charges)

Number of Ports: 6 (four USB, a 20v laptop charging port, and a 12 volt digital camera port)

Cables: included micro USB, not attached

Weight: 1.26 kilos

Okay, this is a serious power bank, and it’s only for those that truly need something dependable and huge to take away with them. However, if you’re frequently gone for a week or more, the MAXOAK Ultra will more than fulfil your needs. A whopping 50,000 mAh of power, and six charging ports (including dedicated laptop and digital camera ports, 2x 1 amp ports, and 2x 2.1 amp ports), means that you’ll never have to worry about dead batteries again.

You get LED status lights, tons of added security against short circuits and power surges (MAXOAK say there are 6 safety protocols in place), and even a carrying bag to keep everything together. Better still, thanks to a full power supply connection you can recharge the entire thing in just six to eight hours.

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Sounds perfect, right? The downsides here are definitely price and weight. The Ultra isn’t light, and at over a kilo it’s not something you’re going to carry around in your And it’s not cheap either. But if you’re looking for something serious that’s capable of charging even a laptop, then this is the power bank for you.


  • Oodles of power
  • 6 output ports (including dedicated laptop and digital camera ports)
  • Very short recharge time

The Iceworks 3000 (Small)

Capacity: 3000 mAh (around 1 charge)

Number of Ports: 1

Cables: included micro USB attached (includes iPhone charging adaptors)

Weight: 90 grams

If you’re looking for portability, then this is going to be the power bank for you. Ultra slim, ultra lightweight, the Iceworks 3000 slips easily into your So easily that you might forget it’s there. At just 3000 mAh, you won’t be carrying a lot of power, but you’ll have enough in case of emergencies.

The cable is attached, so there’s nothing for you to forget or lose, and you simply need to plug in and you’re charging. There’s even a full money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. This power bank is absolutely as simple as they get.

On the downside, you’re not getting any extras here. There’s no LED indicators, no rugged casing, and you can only charge one device at a time. And output is only 1 amp, so no fast charging either. However, if you want simple, affordable, and portable, the Iceworks 3000 has got you covered.


  • Very portable and lightweight
  • Attached cable means you don’t need to remember to bring another
  • Full money back guarantee, and very affordable

The imuto 27000 mAh Power Bank (Large)

Capacity: 27,000 mAh (around 7 to 9 charges)

Number of Ports: 3

Cables: included micro USB, not attached

Weight: 499 grams

And finally, another big contender, the imuto 27000 mAh power bank. You get tons of power here, enough for a good week away from a plug socket. And 3 USB ports means simultaneous charging is possible. Better still, all of those ports offer 3.4 amps, so you’ll be getting fast charge times no matter where you plug in.

One of the key features of the imuto is the digital display that lets you see exactly what percentage of charge is remaining, very convenient. You get a waterproof travel pouch as well, and protection against over charging, over current, over voltage, and short circuits. You can even charge laptops, Nintendos, and tablets too.

The downside here is probably going to be weight, since this isn’t a particularly light device, and it’s bulky too. And recharge time is pretty long too, at around twelve hours or so. But if you’re looking for something with a digital display and that you can take away for a week or more, then this is going to be a good bet.


  • Lots of power
  • Digital display shows the exact percentage of charge remaining
  • 3 3.4 amp fast charging USB ports

Frequently Asked Questions and Final Thoughts

Some common questions we’ve received after publishing our guide are answered below:

What about cheaper power banks sold on Alibaba, Aliexpress and other Chinese outlets?

If you start searching on eBay or Aliexpress, you will come across a lot of power banks claiming to pack high charge capacity with very attractive prices. As always, if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. If they are unbranded you can run into both safety risks via spontaneous combustion or buying completely dud units. Some buyers have disassembled power banks and found bags filled with sand to give the item extra weight so tread carefully.

Which brand of power bank is the best right now?

A lot of websites and reviews are reluctant to back one specific brand for fear of looking biased. However, our job is to inform based on experience and we can say unequivocally that the best power bank brands right now are Anker and Ravpower.

It’s a close run thing between the two but Anker just about edges it for us. The firm has been producing top-notch power banks and solar power chargers for several years so they’re one of the most established brands out there with the tooling, manufacturing processes and customer service in place to offer a solid buying experience so you can’t really go wrong.

Which power bank will last the longest (charge cycles)?

We can’t make a single product recommendation here as there are too many variables at play. Hypothetically, the power bank that lasts the longest will combine the following three things:

  • The highest quality batteries
  • The largest number of batteries
  • The latest technology to aid longevity

Is that our top overall pick, the Anker PowerCore 20100? Possibly. But it really depends on how often you use it, how you charge it and the conditions it operates in.

There’s also variability in manufacturing and from time to time lithium-ion batteries can have differing reliability. For example, our team use Dell XPS 13 laptops for day to day work and are supplied with a Dell Power Companion. We’ve had Dell Power Banks that have completely died after 6 months, while others continue to work perfectly despite being two years old. The reality is that even with something simple like a power bank you do get a bad Apple from time to time.

How do I use my power bank for the first time?

The key thing is to always read the user manual before using any power bank. While power banks are relatively simple devices with universal best practices, there are nuances between manufacturers so reading the instructions specific to the device you purchased is a must.

However as a general rule, when you buy a power bank it usually has a certain level of charge when you take it out of the box. Before you use it for the first time most manufacturers recommend giving it an initial charge to the max as indicated by the charge level LED. That’s basically all there is to it.

How do you know when the power bank is fully charged?

Generally, power banks have 3 or 4 LED light indicators that tell you the current charge level. The 1st one indicates 25% of power, 2nd one indicates 50% power, the 3rd one indicates 75% power and the 4th one indicates full power which is around 95%.

It’s not recommended to keep your power bank on continuous charge as this can degrade the battery. However, this isn’t really a safety issue, just a best practice, as lithium-ion batteries have built-in safeguards designed to prevent them from exploding if they’re left charging while at maximum capacity.

When should you recharge your power bank?

You’ll find a lot of conflicting information about this but the science suggests that partial discharge cycles are the way to go. That means it’s better to charge your power bank when it shows 25% rather than waiting until it becomes empty.

The lithium-ion batteries used in portable power banks do not have a charge memory. That means deep-discharge cycles are not required.

There is one exception. After 30 or so partial charges, you should allow lithium-ion batteries to almost completely discharge. Repeated partial discharges create what is known as a digital memory, decreasing the accuracy of the device’s power gauge. The full drain then a full charge will allow the power gauge to be recalibrated.

I don’t use my power bank often, how should I store it?

If you’re going to be storing your power bank for an extended period of time, you should leave it with a charge somewhere around 50 per cent.

How long does a power bank take to charge?

The charging time basically depends on two things – the capacity of your power bank e.g. 20,000 mAh and the charging rate. The following formula can be used:

Charging time in hours = Power bank capacity in mAh / charging rate in mA

Most power banks will be charged via a Micro USB charger and usually, this comes from a wall charger at 1 or 2 amp.

If we take the example of a 20,000mAh, a 2A input will charge it in about 10 hours. However, if it’s only a 1A output the time to charge would double to 20 hours.

Power Bank Charging Times Guide

Power Bank Capacity Charging Time via 2A Charger (double the time if using a 1A charger)
Under 500mAh Under 15 minutes
500mAh to 599mAh 15 min to 18 min
600mAh to 699mAh 18 to 21 min
700mAh to 799mAh 21 to 24 min
800mAh to 899mAh 24 to 27 hour
900mAh to 999mAh 27 to 30 min
1000mAh to 1499mAh 30 to 45 min
1500mAh to 1999mAh 45 to 60 min
2000mAh to 2499mAh 1 to 1.25 hours
2500mAh to 2999mAh 1.25 to 1.50 hours
3000mAh to 3499mAh 1.50 to 1.75 hours
3500mAh to 3999mAh 1.75 to 2 hours
4000mAh to 4499mAh 2 to 2.25 hours
4500mAh to 4999mAh 2.25 to 2.50 hours
5000mAh to 5499mAh 2.50 to 2.75 hours
5500mAh to 5999mAh 2.75 to 3 hours
6000mAh to 6499mAh 3 to 3.25 hours
6500mAh to 6999mAh 3.25 to 3.50 hours
7000mAh to 7499mAh 3.50 to 3.75 hours
7500mAh to 7999mAh 3.75 to 4 hours
8000mAh to 8499mAh 4 to 4.25 hours
8500mAh to 8999mAh 4.25 to 4.50 hours
9000mAh to 9499mAh 4.50 to 4.75 hours
9500mAh to 9999mAh 4.75 to 5 hours
10000mAh to 10999mAh 5 to 5.50 hours
11000mAh to 11999mah 5.50 to 6 hours
12000mAh to 12999mAh 6 to 6.50 hours
13000mAh to 13999mAh 6.50 to 7 hours
14000mAh to 14999mAh 7 to 7.50 hours
15000mAh to 15999mAh 7.50 to 8 hours
16000mAh to 16999mAh 8 to 8.50 hours
17000mAh to 17999mAh 8.50 to 9 hours
18000mAh to 18999mAh 9 to 9.50 hours
19000mAh to 19999mAh 9.50 to 10 hours
20000mAh to 20999mAh 10 to 11 hours
Over 21000mAh Over 11 hours

How many times can a power bank recharge my phone?

The main factor at play here is how much capacity your smartphone’s battery is. You can get that figure from the manufacturer’s website. Then it’s simply dividing mAh of the power bank by the mAh of your device battery.

So a 20000mAh power bank, in theory, should charge an iPhone XS Max from 1-100% 6.3 times (20000 /3174 = 6.3).

This is never 100% accurate as there always other factors involved such as temperature, the condition of the power bank etc. which will influence the charging capabilities but as a ballpark estimate, it’s good enough.

How long do the lithium-ion batteries last in a power bank?

As technology has improved, scientists have fine-tuned the chemical mix inside lithium-ion batteries to try and get them to last longer, charge faster, and work more efficiently. Despite that, the nature of the chemicals means that lithium-ion batteries still have a set lifespan.

This set lifespan is due to the nature of the chemical reactions happening at the anode and cathode, thin layers of insulating atoms are created, obstructing the effectiveness of the electrodes. Most manufacturers give an estimate and it’s usually between 300 and 1,500 charge cycles. If you’re looking for a real word number we suggest 500 cycles as a figure to expect from any of the power banks in our top 8 list.

Bottom Line

So there you have our top 8 power banks for 2019. If you have any questions about the products featured here feel free to contact us. Finally, if you have any products you think we should review and add to our list, send your recommendations our way.

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Brandon Ackroyd

In house mobile phone expert at I head up our help and advice section; answering customer questions and queries to help them make better buying decisions. I specialise in cybersecurity, smartphone tech and related tech products, authoring some of our buying guides and contributing to the wider technology community.

Wild Tiger

Tomoe Kaburagi (Wife; Deceased)Kaede Kaburagi (Daughter)Anju Kaburagi (Mother)Muramasa Kaburagi (Older Brother)Amanda Kaburagi (Sister-in-law) [3] Kaitlyn Kaburagi (Step-niece)Jera Kaburagi (Step-niece)Kaito Kaburagi (Nephew)Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Partner)

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Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (鏑木・T・虎徹), aka Wild Tiger (ワイルドタイガー) is one of the series’ main protagonists and a veteran Hero whose lack of regard for collateral damage when fighting crime earned him the nickname, Crusher for Justice from the public. He starts the series as one of the least popular heroes of Sternbild City. Kotetsu cares more about helping the people of the city than earning ratings, points, or fame; a trait many of his colleagues disapprove of.


  • 3.1 Series One
  • 3.1.1 The First Hero Tag-Team
  • 3.1.2 Jake Martinez and a City Held Captive
  • 3.1.3 Powers in Decline
  • 3.1.4 Mistaken Memories
  • 3.1.5 The Return of Tiger Bunny
  • 4.1 Kaede Kaburagi
  • 4.2 Tomoe Kaburagi
  • 4.3 Barnaby Brooks Jr.
  • 4.4 Antonio Lopez
  • 4.5 Anju Kaburagi
  • 4.6 Muramasa Kaburagi
  • 6.1 Original
  • 6.2 Hero Suit
  • 7.1 HeroTV Communicator
  • 7.2 Lonely Chaser
  • 7.3 Storage Bangle

Personality [ ]

Kotetsu has a very traditional view of being a Hero, concerning himself primarily with protecting civilians and making sure justice is served. (In short, he represents the pure ideology of heroism from real world comics.) As a result he often charges off and does his own thing, regardless of Agnes’s instructions to boost ratings (and much to Barnaby’s exasperation as it either costs them points or gets them in trouble). This also tends to cause a lot of property damage, much to the dismay of his sponsors and company. He dislikes doing things like photo shoots and interviews when he could be out in the field, and is shown to adore former Hero Mr. Legend, often watching recordings of him when he’s feeling down. Mr. Legend inspired Kotetsu to become a Hero, telling him that his NEXT Powers can be used to protect those he cares for. Kotetsu has lived by those words ever since, often telling others the same. Despite believing that heroes should worry more about those in danger as opposed to the recognition, he dislikes it when people disregard him, and even dislikes not getting points to an extent (though people’s lives still come first). He can be stubborn and at times a little slow, though there are times when he can think analytically and will sacrifice himself if it is for the greater good.

Though Kotetsu often acts bumbling, goofy and playful and is shown to be a klutz, he is actually deeply troubled by his personal circumstances and often tries to drink his sorrows away. He can be clueless of the feelings of others and a little rude at times, but he means well. He can also be irresponsible, often breaking his promises to Kaede due to his job as a superhero. Despite this, he is generally proactive and a positive thinker, and even a little naive at times.

Though Kotetsu takes great pride in his career as a Hero, he gets very little respect from both his co-workers and the public and is often overlooked or flat-out ignored. Nonetheless, Kotetsu acts as a (self-proclaimed) senior to the rest of the heroes and shows an almost fatherly concern for the younger ones in particular. Kotetsu often has genuine advice to offer, and always tries to do what is best for the group.

He is a kind person who thinks about the wellbeing of others before himself. He keeps his true feelings bottled up in order to avoid troubling others and is always there to help a friend and provide support. This earns him the respect of his co-workers, most notably Barnaby, as the series progresses. As stated by Barnaby; once he commits, he will never let a person down.

Though Barnaby appears to be more intelligent than Kotetsu (Barnaby relies on intellect while Kotetsu relies on instinct), Kotetsu can be quite perceptive. When a bomb threat was issued against Fortress Tower, Kotetsu was able to quickly deduce the location of the bomb based solely on the strange behavior of the elevator maintenance worker. He was also the first one to figure out Jake Martinez’s second power. Kotetsu realized this after Jake called him by his civilian name even though he had never revealed it to him.

Because of his superhero duties and his dedication to them, he is often forced to spend time away from his daughter Kaede, who resents him in the beginning of the story as he never visits her or keeps his promises to her. Despite this, she loves him and grows to respect him once she finds out the truth, even encouraging him to follow his heart the way his late wife did. He dearly loved his wife Tomoe, who was in fact the inspiration for him being a Hero, as she often encouraged him to help others. He still loves her and thinks of her fondly, and even continues to wear his wedding ring, despite her passing several years prior.

Additionally, Kotetsu seems to be rather oblivious to romance, as he never notices Karina’s crush on him.

History [ ]

Wild Tiger decided he wanted to become a super Hero at the age of 10 [4]. when he was present during an attempted bank robbery which was foiled by the veteran Hero Mr. Legend.

One of the criminals took Kotetsu hostage and the latter activated his NEXT powers out of stress and fear, sending his captor flying across the room with a punch. Kotetsu believed that anyone near him while his power was active would be hurt, but Mr. Legend convinced him otherwise and told him that his power was meant to save people. This encounter with Mr. Legend inspired young Kotetsu to later become a Hero himself.

During his high school years, Kotetsu became known for never having lost a fight, which drew the attention of Antonio, a then-gang leader from the next town over. Though Antonio repeatedly called Kotetsu out to fight him, it wasn’t until the members of his gang kidnapped Kotetsu’s classmate Tomoe to use as bait. Kotetsu was surprised to discover upon arriving at the gang’s location that Antonio was a NEXT, but the two fought regardless. After a while, having reached a standstill, it was revealed that Antonio hadn’t known of Tomoe’s kidnapping and both boys demanded to know where she was being kept. The warehouse pointed out by the gang members suddenly burst into flames, and Kotetsu used his powers to rescue Tomoe. When Antonio asked why Kotetsu hadn’t used his powers during their fight, Kotetsu stated that he had decided only to use his powers to save people, like a true Hero. The encounter led Antonio to choose a similar path. deciding only to use his powers to protect people. and the two met repeatedly after that, still trying to determine who was stronger while also becoming fast friends.

Tomoe would later go on to become Kotetsu’s wife, and they had a daughter named Kaede years later. However, Tomoe passed away five years prior to the series’ start from an illness, leaving Kotetsu lonely.

Storyline [ ]

The First Hero Tag-Team [ ]

Kotetsu’s previous sponsor, the fictional publication company Top MaG, is bought out by Apollon Media in the first episode and his new employers force him to work alongside rookie Hero Barnaby Brooks Jr. as the first Hero tag-team. They don’t get along, as their beliefs and fighting tactics are complete opposites. This results in several disastrous incidents due to their utter lack of teamwork.

Jake Martinez and a City Held Captive [ ]

During the Hero battles versus Jake, Wild Tiger is chosen as the third opponent and ends up being the only one who lands a hit against Jake. by sheer accident. Even despite his 5-minute time limit running out, he continues to fight and trips, injuring Jake with an accidental dropkick. This drives Jake into an angry frenzy, and he beats Kotetsu up so badly that the latter ends up in the ICU. Later, during Barnaby’s match, Kotetsu regains consciousness and has an epiphany about Jake’s powers. The other heroes try to stop him from leaving the hospital, but he puts on a show of seemingly speeding up his own healing using his Hundred Power to prevent them from worrying. He then has Saito construct a combined ultrasonic-flash bomb, which the injured Kotetsu hand-delivers to Barnaby on the battlefield. As a result, Barnaby is able to win and Kotetsu regains his partner’s trust.

Powers in Decline [ ]

Ten months after the incident with Jake, Wild Tiger and Barnaby have become both well-known and popular. Additionally, their relationship has greatly improved and Lloyds is now adamant that Kotetsu not even consider quitting being a Hero. As a result of their new popularity, the duo become the FOCUS of numerous photoshoots and TV appearances, which Lloyds often prioritizes over actual Hero work. They even end up performing alongside Blue Rose in a live concert. During said concert, when a criminal steals Blue Rose’s bag, Kotetsu’s usual Hundred Power seems to gain a boost in strength as he finds himself running faster and jumping farther than he would usually. Subsequent uses of his power run out before the 5-minute time limit.

After a radio interview where Kotetsu mentions his supposed power-up, he receives a call to meet with his old boss and friend Ben. Kotetsu then learns that his powers are gradually fading, and must face the fact that he will likely have to quit being a Hero. He ends up returning to his hometown to visit his family and collect his thoughts, and his time there results in him reaching a final decision to resign.

Mistaken Memories [ ]

Once Kriem wakes from her coma and informs Kotetsu and Barnaby that Jake hadn’t been responsible for the Brooks’ deaths, Kotetsu checks the video footage from the Hero battles to verify her story. He discovers that Jake has no Ouroboros tattoo, which leads to his Barnaby having a mental breakdown when his memories of the incident start to unravel. Meanwhile, Kotetsu puts off telling Barnaby and the other heroes of his decision to quit, much to the dismay of his family. who are trying to deal with Kaede’s developing NEXT powers in his absence.

In an attempt to help his partner’s mental state, Kotetsu suggests they retrace Barnaby’s steps on the day of his parents’ deaths. Unfortunately, this leads to Barnaby overhearing a phone conversation between Kotetsu and Kaede and thus learns in the worst way possible of Kotetsu’s intentions to quit the Hero business. He and Kotetsu have an argument, Kotetsu slaps him across the face on the spur of the moment, and Barnaby ultimately activates his Hundred Power and flees. Not long after, Kotetsu finds he is unable to contact Barnaby and ends up receiving a summons from Maverick. Kotetsu talks about his concern for the missing Barnaby, and finds a decorative pin on the floor of Maverick’s office which he first believes to be his own. During their conversation, he receives a call from Samantha, who has a photograph to show him. and so he heads out to meet her, not knowing that Maverick had been trying to drug him the entire time.

Before Kotetsu can see Samantha, however, an attack (courtesy of Maverick) occurs and he is called into action with the other heroes. By the time he gets back to Apollon Media, Samantha appears to have left. When Kotetsu stumbles across a second decorative pin in his car, he realizes that the one from Maverick’s office must have been Barnaby’s. He calls Maverick, suggesting that Barnaby had visited the former’s office while he was out and was subsequently kidnapped. Kotetsu then mentions his plan to visit Samantha’s house in the hopes that she is there. and, after waiting a lengthy amount of time for her, ends up falling asleep on her couch. When next he tries to enter Apollon Media, Lloyds doesn’t recognize him and his employee badge won’t work. Soon, a newscast identifies him as a homicidal NEXT responsible for Samantha’s death and Kotetsu is forced to run for his life as not only the entire city, but the other heroes come after him.

Forced to deal with one Hero after another, Kotetsu is shocked and frustrated to discover that none of the

heroes remember him to be Wild Tiger and tries to remind them of previous interactions with him. To add insult to injury, the appearance of a fake Wild Tiger further increases Kotetsu’s problems. Albert Maverick also took the opportunity to make it even worse for Kotetsu by removing him from the Apollon database. After witnessing footage of Maverick delivering a press conference, Kotetsu finally realizes that the former is responsible for his current predicament. He then encounters Ben, who provides him with his original Hero costume, and prepares to turn things around as the real Wild Tiger.

Back in his original costume, Kotetsu confronts the other heroes on Apollon Media’s rooftop and tries to jog their memories by mentioning secrets about each of them that only someone close to them would know. The heroes, unfortunately, remain unconvinced and prepare to resume their attacks. Kaede then shows up, and Kotetsu finds out that she is aware of his identity as Wild Tiger. When the other heroes still won’t listen, she grows frustrated and inadvertently uses the Memory Implantation power she had unknowingly copied from Maverick. This brings the other heroes back to normal, much to Kotetsu’s relief, and he introduces them to his daughter. Soon after, Barnaby arrives and Kotetsu asks Kaede to fix Barnaby’s memories as well. only to discover that, thanks to Sky High having touched her shoulder, Kaede has now copied his power and lost the use of the previous one.

Kotetsu leaves the other heroes on the rooftop, telling Rock Bison to look after Kaede if anything bad happens. In his flight, he drops in on Saito’s workshop and is overjoyed that the latter remembers him. Saito provides him with his usual Hero suit and accompanying motorcycle, and Kotetsu’s efforts to restore his partner’s memories of him resume. to no avail. They end up seriously battling atop a bridge, with Barnaby showing no mercy to the man he believes to be Samantha’s killer rather than the man he fell in love with. The look of hatred in Barnaby’s eyes throughout heavily damages Kotetsu’s spirit, bringing him to tears. When Barnaby is about to make a final, finishing blow and Kotetsu inadvertently calls him Bunny, Barnaby’s memories revert to normal and Kotetsu is beyond relieved.

The pair soon learn that the other heroes (and Kaede) were defeated and taken captive, courtesy of a call from Maverick. It takes considerable effort for Kotetsu to retain any sense of calm with his daughter in danger. He and Barnaby travel to Justice Tower to confront Maverick, but end up being forced to battle the extremely powerful Android H-01 against which they have very little chance of winning. Ultimately, Kotetsu is able to get behind H-01 and immobilize it by holding it in place. He shouts at Barnaby to shoot them both, with the assumption that he will survive the blast thanks to his Hundred Power or jump out of the way at the last second. After some hesitation, Barnaby shoots using H-01’s own laser gun and the Android is destroyed.

Unfortunately, Kotetsu’s power had run out just before the beam hit and he suffered severe injuries. After a short scene where Kotetsu reveals his gradual power loss and Barnaby breaks down in tears, Kotetsu seemingly dies in his partner’s arms right as the other heroes and Kaede arrive.

Some time later, after the other heroes have chased Maverick into a corner, he takes Kaede hostage with a gun to her head. Suddenly, a figure lurches at him from the shadows punches him square across the jaw. The other heroes are stunned to see that it was Kotetsu, and he says a corny re-entrance line before stating that he had only fainted from the pain. adding it was something Barnaby would have realized by checking his pulse. He is then sandwiched in a hug between Kaede, Barnaby and Blue Rose.

After Maverick wipes his own mind and is taken into police custody, Kotetsu announces his retirement to the other heroes. They are all shocked, but understand. and Barnaby opts to retire as well. Kotetsu then returns home to Oriental Town, keeping in touch with Barnaby.

The Return of Tiger Bunny [ ]

A year later, Hero TV is still going strong and the other NEXT heroes are busy catching criminals. Wild Tiger. now with only 1 minute’s worth of power total. turns out to be running with the Second League members. He corners a criminal, who is well aware that Tiger’s powers have reached their limit already. As Tiger steps onto the glass rooftop of a building, the window breaks and sends him hurtling toward the ground. only to be caught by the sudden reappearance of his partner Barnaby, also in his Hero suit. The pair argue for a little while, but ultimately decide to both get back into the Hero business, thus closing their suits’ faceplates.

It is later revealed that the main reason why Wild Tiger returned to being a Hero was because Kaede told him that sitting around at the house all the time had made him a really lame dad.

Relationships [ ]

Kaede Kaburagi [ ]

Kotetsu’s 10-year old daughter Kaede lives with his mother and, until episode 21, had no idea that her father is the Hero Wild Tiger. Originally, she was often disappointed and did not understanding when he failed to visit her like he promised, as she believed he had a normal job. Possibly due to his Hero work keeping him away from her, Kotetsu seems to treat her as being younger than she is. He loves her dearly, but can’t compromise his identity and thus has to tolerate her disappointment in him. A very telling incident occurs early on in the series, when Kotetsu (as Wild Tiger) is unable to reach Kaede in time to prevent a chunk of ceiling from crushing her and is so relieved when Barnaby rescues her that he immediately blurts out a heartfelt thank you. Their relationship improved somewhat after Kotetsu’s trip home and even more so after Kotetsu is framed for murder, and his mother finally tells Kaede the truth about her father’s job.

Tomoe Kaburagi [ ]

Tomoe is Kotetsu’s late wife, who died five years before the events of the series. They met in high school, and it was in fact Tomoe who encouraged Kotetsu to pursue working as a Hero. She is also the one who chose both his and Antonio’s Hero names. They presumably married at some point between graduating high school and the birth of their daughter, Kaede. After falling ill, Tomoe is visited by Kotetsu, who raises concern about how his Hero career is conflicting with his ability to spend time with her in her time of need. She nonetheless encourages him to prioritize his work over her, which unfortunately causes Kotetsu to be absent when she dies, much to his dismay. He still wears his wedding ring as a tribute to her memory afterwords, despite being single. He thinks of her often, and occasionally compares Barnaby’s mannerisms to her’s.

Barnaby Brooks Jr. [ ]

The pair are, at first, forced into a partnership which neither particularly enjoys or wants. Their teamwork is atrocious and their priorities frequently clash as Barnaby is more concerned with points and ratings, whereas Kotetsu simply wants to save people. Barnaby frequently grows irritated at Kotetsu’s tendency to insert himself into others’ affairs, but despite their rocky start they end up becoming a good team and eventually friends. Ten months after Jake’s arrest, they have become a successful super Hero team rising to the 1st and 4th ranks. Barnaby now understands Kotetsu’s kind-hearted nature and seems to both appreciate and accept it.

A testament to the progress they have made as friends and teammates is the fact that Barnaby was the only person whose memory Kotetsu was able to jog manually following Maverick’s memory manipulation. By the end of the series, Barnaby has grown so used to having Kotetsu as his partner that becomes deeply hurt upon discovering Kotetsu’s intentions to resign. Nevertheless, they are able to reconcile a year later when Kotetsu decides to resume his work as a Hero, thereupon continuing to work as partners as they did before. This is further cemented by the events of Tiger Bunny: The Rising, wherein Barnaby discovers after working with Ryan that Kotetsu is the only person he would want to be his partner.

Antonio Lopez [ ]

Kotetsu first met Antonio in high school. Antonio heard rumors that Kotetsu was very strong, so sought him out to challenge him to a fight to see who is stronger. Not interested in fighting him, Kotetsu tried to avoid Antonio until a member of Antonio’s gang kidnapped Tomoe. When Antonio found out about the kidnapping he teamed up with Kotetsu to rescue Tomoe, and the two became best friends soon after.

Occasionally they will argue and decide to finish the fight to see who is stronger, declaring that whoever wins will be the winner of the argument as well. However, something always interrupts them before they can finish and determine a winner.

When Kotetsu has problems, he occasionally goes to Antonio for advice. When half the heroes were sent to the hospital by Jake Martinez, he could tell that Kotetsu was still injured while the others thought he had completely healed with his Hundred Power.

Anju Kaburagi [ ]

Kotetsu has a good relationship with his mother Anju. Anju worries about Kotetsu because being a Hero is dangerous, but she is also very proud of him.

Muramasa Kaburagi [ ]

Muramasa is Kotetsu’s older brother. They seem to have a average relationship with some bickering about Kotetsu’s problems with Kaede and how to solve them.

Powers and Abilities [ ]

Kotetsu’s Hundred Power increases his physical capabilities such as strength, speed, and agility by a hundredfold for five minutes at a time. After those five minutes, he must rest for one hour before activating it again. His partner Barnaby has stated that Kotetsu has strong endurance, and Kotetsu has above-average physical ability due to a daily/weekly exercise regiment. This is demonstrated when he was able to lift a tree without his powers to save Kaede. Kotetsu’s attacking forte is in punching (contrary to Barnaby’s forte in kicking), which would indicate that he has the greater strength and endurance of the pair. He also has more experience with his powers than Barnaby, able to use it for more than just fighting.

With his Hundred Power activated, he is able to punch through walls as well as lift an entire section of train rail and tie it into a knot. He can withstand a bullet wound to the chest at point-blank range with only minimal injury, and even taking a flaming crossbolt to the shoulder isn’t enough to incapacitate him. During the Hero battles, he showed he could use his NEXT ability to slightly heal himself 100 times faster, but was still far from recovered when he went to help Barnaby. His power can also be used to heighten his sense of hearing, as he did to find Kaede. His signature attack is the Wild Roar, which appears to push back an opponent with a burst of energy and is generally used right when Kotetsu activates his Hundred Power.

In the second half of the series, his powers seemed to have dramatically increased, but it was revealed that his powers now fade sooner than normal by increasing intervals. It’s been stated that, as with a small percentage of NEXT, Kotetsu’s powers will continue diminishing and likely fade away entirely. When experiencing a power increase, Kotetsu has difficulty controlling his movements and ends up jumping farther or running faster than he had intended to do. Kotetsu’s glow turned orange during this power increase, but no signs have shown that he’s experienced this glow again as his glow has remained the normal light blue since then.

Kotetsu’s powers eventually decline his time limit from five minutes to one minute. His powers may stabilize as they are, decline entirely, come back, or he may even gain a new power.

In Today is not just tomorrow’s yesterday., Kotetsu later retires from being a Hero due to losing his NEXT powers. Currently he started his new company called Wild Tiger: Anything Consultation Office with Barnaby helping him occasionally.

Costumes [ ]

Original [ ]

Kotetsu’s first and original Hero costume, affectionately referred to as the crapsuit (くそスーツ) by the fans, has a traditional design, with a cowl-type mask and cape. As he had only one sponsor (Top MaG), the name was prominently displayed across the chest area. Whenever he activated his power, the suit as well as his muscle mass would increase. It is very likely that Kotetsu had several of these costumes, as Saito burns one and later Ben has a second stowed away in a suitcase. Kotetsu dons his original costume again after Maverick manipulates the other heroes’ memories in order to convince them that he is the real Wild Tiger. He also uses his catchphrase It’s time to let out a wild roar. to convince them.

The suit also seems to feature a grappling wire like Kotetsu’s new suit, shown during Saito’s presentation of how superior his suit was compared to the original in episode 2. Also supported by the fact in episode 2, Kotetsu demonstrating skill in swinging with the wires after freeing himself from the statue.

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In 2021 Tiger Bunny director Keiichi Sato uploaded a piece of cleaned up concept art on depicting Kotetsu in a new Wild Tiger 1 minute version of his old suit alongside Barnaby in a MAX Speed Bunny costume that is stylistically similar to Kotetsu’s original suit. [5]

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