Ushio to Tora (TV)

Ushio and Tora

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Synonyms: Ushio & Tora
Japanese: うしおととら
English: Ushio and Tora
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, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.571 (scored by 9645796,457 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #991
Members: 216,869
Favorites: 654

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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


Nishimura, Satoshi
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Koujina, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tanaka, Tomoya
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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)

Jan 22, 2016

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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