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Ushio to Tora (TV)


Alternative Titles

English: Ushio and Tora
Synonyms: Ushio & Tora
Japanese: うしおととら

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2015 to Dec 25, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, Showgate
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: MAPPA, Studio VOLN
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.711 (scored by 37,883 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #639
Members: 90,684
Favorites: 326
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Ushio Aotsuki is a stubborn middle school student and son of an eccentric temple priest who goes about life without care for his father's claims regarding otherworldly monsters known as youkai. However, as he is tending to the temple while his father is away on work, his chores lead him to a shocking discovery: in the basement he finds a menacing youkai impaled by the fabled Beast Spear.

The beast in question is Tora, infamous for his destructive power, who tries to coerce Ushio into releasing him from his five hundred year seal. Ushio puts no trust in his words and refuses to set him free. But when a sudden youkai outbreak puts his friends and home in danger, he is left with no choice but to rely on Tora, his only insurance being the ancient spear if he gets out of hand.

Ushio and Tora's meeting is only the beginning of the unlikely duo's journey into the depths of the spiritual realm. With the legendary Beast Spear in his hands, Ushio will find out just how real and threatening the world of the supernatural can be.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tora
Tora
Main
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Aotsuki, Ushio
Aotsuki, Ushio
Main
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Japanese
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Togashi, Kazumi
Japanese
Togashi, Kazumi
Nakamura, Asako
Nakamura, Asako
Main
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako
Inoue, Mayuko
Inoue, Mayuko
Main
Yasuno, Kiyono
Japanese
Yasuno, Kiyono

Staff

Nishimura, Satoshi
Nishimura, Satoshi
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Koujina, Hiroshi
Koujina, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Sonar Pocket
Sonar Pocket
Theme Song Performance


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"Mazeru na Kiken (混ぜるな危険)" by Kinniku Shoujo Tai

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#1: "HERO" by Sonar Pocket (eps 1-13)
#2: "Makeru na Chiisaki Mono yo (負けるな小さきものよ)" by Waka Danna (若旦那) (eps 14- 26)




More reviewsReviews

Stark700
Dec 25, 2015
Tons of adjectives can be used to describe a show like Ushio to Tora. Fierce, powerful, and mystical are just a few of them. But for one, Ushio to Tora is a series that most people probably didn’t think would get a revamp again in the modern ages. After all, the series did get an official OVA series that debuted over a decade ago. A television adaptation would obviously expand on what originally started - a world where youkai exists and a young man realizing what destiny has in stored for him.

Based on the manga of the same name, Ushio to Tora (also known as read more
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Oiimn
Jan 22, 2016
SPOILERS

I was inclined to write this review because every other review for this show before they started being removed had less than 12 episodes seen, which means it was still in the "monster of the week" formula and it still had the potential to become something interesting.

Disclaimer i dropped this show at the end of the first cour (12 episodes) because while it tried to start to have a plot it was still episodic. I should have dropped it for good because the plot that started to appear is nothing special or even creative, the episodic stories about different monsters are far more interesting than read more
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Nervin
Dec 25, 2015
Adaptions of older manga works are always a pleasant change to the current ones, as these often have a slightly different execution or narrative to the more modern adaptations: besides, the art style can be an interesting aspect to it as well. In the case of Ushio to Tora, it was a disappointment: although it started with a generic, yet interesting premise, its execution was bad and repetitive , and the characters were uninteresting, as well as underdeveloped. In addition, it was amassed with all shōnen clichés together, the art style being the positive aspect of the anime.

~Story~

The story of Ushio to Tora is generic, read more
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Meowsorz
Dec 28, 2015
Depending on who you are, this show might tickle your fancy. Or it might be that stale TV dinner you've eaten alone in your bedroom at night for the third time this week. For me at least, it accomplished tickling my feet and making me giggle like a schoolgirl only to have an odd desire to kill something with a spear.

Straight to the point, this show is a good action series with some insane moments. There's always that hair-raising transformation Ushio goes through and occasional demon-like smile that makes the show what it is. Just some good ol action. If you're willing to give read more
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