Ushio to Tora (TV)

Ushio & Tora (2015)

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Synonyms: Ushio and Tora
Japanese: うしおととら
English: Ushio & Tora (2015)
German: Ushio & Tora
Spanish: Ushio & Tora
French: Ushio & Tora
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2015 to Dec 25, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: MAPPA, Studio VOLN
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.571 (scored by 9983799,837 users)
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Ranked: #15332
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Popularity: #1062
Members: 225,190
Favorites: 685

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First and foremost it gives the same vibe. Transformation of Protagonist. Fighting with Youkai. Protagonist is both Youkai and Human hence connects two worlds together. Kind Protagonist. Hatred Past History with main rival. 1st season is episodic. Romantic feelings. 
report Recommended by Don_Maou
The main characters from both series are delinquents. They can see spirits/youkai. After an incident they gain spiritual powers in order face these spirits/youkai. Ushio to Tora was remade. Both series are from the 90's.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
A young boy releases a Youkai and they become partners with the intent of the yokai eating them in the end. In both a friendship type bond begins to form between them. There's also a similar "youkai of the week" thing going on. Ushio to Tora is more actiony than the slower paced Natsume Yuujinchou however. 
report Recommended by NaoiSama
In both anime, the protagonists are armed with an ancient weapon whose sole purpose is to kill other Yokai (demons, specters, ghouls...etc), and will occasionally transform into a beast to essentially fight fire with fire.  
report Recommended by Estoy_Gordo
Ushio to Tora and Hunter x Hunter are two well-crafted Shounen and Adventure works that share a few interesting similarities. Main characters are underage boys who were abandoned by one of their parents as little kids. After gaining some kind of power they travel around lots of places to find their lost parents as well so they can know the reasons for leaving them behind. As they travel, lots of obstacles, murderous beasts and dangers appear in front of their eyes. Both shows contain good comedy but also they manage to put up a nice dark environment every once in a while. The overall atmosphere  read more 
report Recommended by Heiize
Both anime are based on older 90s action shonen manga series written by the same author. Also both of them are being animated by studio VOLN and share similar comedy elements 
report Recommended by Pan0s
Both series have extremly similar protagonist and premise - main character is forced to fight supernatural creatures to protect his friends and family, both are great mix of fight scenes,drama and a little bit of comedy. 
report Recommended by helensan
While the manga of JoJo is seen as one of the forefathers of standard battle manga/anime, Ushio to Tora's manga is seen as one of the forefathers of youkai battle manga/anime. Both of these anime have an old-school feel to them and are re-adaptations of manga that got sub-par OVAs years ago. Also, they both have great action scenes and can get a bit brutal at times (JoJo especially). Both anime should be watched before other mainstream shounen because they have influenced those mainstream shounen. At least, that's what I think. 
report Recommended by usnb-bjuN-SU
both about a male lead who can see youkais and fighting them to help their friends and protecting them! both animes have similar ideas and both of them have interesting stories! IF U LOVED KEKKAISHI YOU WILL LOVE USHIO & TORA FOR SURE 
report Recommended by lady-leen
Cool action with dark secrets and deaths to not be taken lightly. Similar humor with school in the background. The MC's have good personalities and demons/youkai has a major focus in this anime. Both are solid and worth watching. 
report Recommended by GiantQAACSleier
Garo and Ushio to Tora are all about demons. Both have an unique artstyle and have quite an interesting story. Garo is about Makai Knights, who fight against demons and Ushio to Tora is about Ushio who uses the Beast Spear to fight demons. Leon and Ushio are both searching for the mother and are living with their dads. Garo started off slow but after a while the show improves. The character development is really good, but chances are that you won't like Garo in the beginning. Ushio to Tora is a show that is currently airing and will have 26 episodes in total (now  read more 
report Recommended by GunnerMTA
In both, the MC's deal with supernatural beings and are trying to defeat those to help other people. In JK the MC is forced to rely on the cursed spirit to fight back, in UtT the MC teams up with a powerful youkai. They both are against evil acts and wrongdoings, being similiar in their fate and also in character. Both are kind of episodic dealing with 'monsters' but also follow the main storyline in the process. Both have great trio/duo dynamics and same sense of comedy in between..., also they give off the same Shounen, action vibes.  
report Recommended by TheWhiteDemon
Mc have similar goal as some of the same characters  
report Recommended by snakelord63
Both the anime has the setting of a beast sealed by a sword which is released by the protagonist. 
report Recommended by Cyclist_otaku
The character development in both animes is great and resembles with demons being a common pillar of interest. Regardless both are a must watch and great for quarantine binging. 
report Recommended by Fa1zan
Change ninjas to yokais and get the same anime, but shorter. 
report Recommended by GrugaloraGB3
A young heir discovers a beast sealed away in a basement and unleashes them in a time of need. The two then team up to protect the unknowing masses from yokai/undead. They are also both a remake of an older anime. 
report Recommended by Eziprez
I'll tell you straight up, the two anime that I recommend doesn't have too many similarities. The main point that they share is the relationship between the two main characters in their respective series. •Both series stars a character who has absolute rule over the other person. •Of course, the other person doesn't like that idea so they try to kill him. •Obviously it doesn't work, so they are forced to work together. •Over time, the character who is forced to team up eventually likes the other person, either platonically and/or romantically. •It gives the "slave" a tsundere personality. •The person who is trying to kill their "ruler/master"  read more 
report Recommended by RFernandez23
The main characters from both series are delinquents. They can see spirits/youkai. After an incident they gain spiritual powers in order face these spirits/youkai. Ushio to Tora was remade. Both series are from the 90's.  
report Recommended by DEMO5
Both have a hotheaded main character hellbent on doing justice, bot also feature a number of interesting different side characters as well, both feature Demons and soul possesed weapons owari no seraph is however grittier and darker overall.  
report Recommended by Jojo_Reference
Both shows are modern adaptations of older manga that involve a human fighting youkai with the help of another youkai. 
report Recommended by ChangeLeopardon
Both are good monster fighting anime's, with dynamic duo partnerships and both Main character's wield an over powered spear 
report Recommended by MALobserver
The main protagonist in both anime has the ability to see monsters that are generally unseen by the human eye and must fight against evil powerful yokai. While Karas has a more serious tone compare to Ushio & Tora, both anime are action-packed and have some pretty violent moments. Both anime have awesome fight scenes as well. If you liked one, you'd like the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both titles deal with the main protagonist who is aided by a powerful demon (Pai in 3x3 Eyes and Tora in Ushio & Tora) to fight against evil supernatural forces. The biggest difference between the two is that 3x3 Eyes is more violent and darker compare to Ushio and Tora. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
both animes story line is about youkais! the stories in general are different but it's the same when it comes to youkais and a lead character who wants to protect everyone! both anime are exciting and deserve watching!! 
report Recommended by lady-leen
>Both animes are a new adaptation of an old manga. >In both animes, the protagonists share a similar situation. 
report Recommended by dahfydd
- Both MC have demon battling weapons. - Seems to be episodic with battling different demons each week. - Both are Shounen but have more of a Seinen feel to them. 
report Recommended by -Hyperion-
Both are modern adaptations of popular early 90s shounen manga which previously had only received an OVA series. Both are somewhat episodic and have many villains join the side of the hero after fighting with them. Both main characters are high school students who have a power which only they can see. 
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Both are modern re-adaptations of early 90s adventure shounen manga. They might seem dated by today's standards, but were exciting and original upon release and are a great way to get a classic anime experience with a more modern coast of paint. 
report Recommended by ChangeLeopardon
Similarities: -Monster unsealed in order to save people even though there is a risk that the monster will kill/eat everybody -Monster wants to kill and eat main character -The main character is very determined and willing to sacrifice themselves for others -the main character has a tool that controls the monster -The monster eventually warms up to the main character and protects them -both stories are about defeating Japanese/Chinese spirits that are doing evil -both monsters are afraid of said tools -stories passed down from generation to generation about said sealed monster Dissimilarities: -In Zenki, the main character is female while Ushio is male -the girl has a bracelet while the boy has a  read more 
report Recommended by PoisonSunflower
Monster helps human defeat monsters. Except that in Shounen Onmyouji the monster/shinigami actually likes the main character/onmyoji. Both main characters are relatives of great priests/monks/onmyouji/anything that has to do with a temple. These are so similar. When I was watching Ushio no Tora, the first thing I thought of was "Shounen Onmyouji"  
report Recommended by PoisonSunflower
Main Similarities: •Both shows are remakes (Guyver (2005) is a remake from the 1989 OVA Guyver while Ushio to Tora (2015) is a remake of 1992 OVA Ushio to Tora). •Both involves "beings" helping the main character. •Similar genres. •The remakes of the anime show has the vintage look as an homage to the earlier adaptions. •Both are a long series (26 episodes). Many might hate it at first but trust me, it gets better. 
report Recommended by RFernandez23