Ushio to Tora

Ushio and Tora

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Synonyms: Ushio & Tora
Japanese: うしおととら
English: Ushio and Tora
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 11, 1992 to Aug 1, 1993
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #34962
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Ushio thinks his father's tale of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! Fortunately, Ushio knows it's best to let sleeping dogs lie and leave captured demons where they are. Unfortunately, the release of the monster's evil energies begins to beckon other demons to Ushio's hometown! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the cure prove to be worse than the curse? Will Ushio end his life a Tora-snack? Or will the Beast Spear keep Tora in line long enough to save the city?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Wakamoto, Norio


Yao, Kazuki


Hayami, Show

Hizaki, Mikado

Yamazaki, Wakana


Tsuru, Hiromi


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Kato, Takao
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ikehata, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Yuuki no Fighter (勇気のファイター)" by Yasu (eps 1-6)
2: "Kemono no Yari (獣の槍)" by Shinya Iguchi (eps 7-10)

Ending Theme

1: "Dear My Best Friend" by Nozomu Sasaki (eps 1-6)
2: "Dareka ga Omae wo Neratteru (誰かがおまえを狙ってる)" by Nozomu Sasaki (eps 7-10)


Apr 15, 2013
My heart really goes out to classic anime featuring ghosts and demons, it really does. Ushio to tora when i first saw it kinda looked kinda dumb to me based on Toras design but when i actually took the time to watch the first episode i was surprised how much i enjoyed the series. This anime is mostly a goof spirit fighting anime that was pretty common at the time when it was made but it felt more original as it did not go for really overdone tropes.

The story is pretty straightforward it doesn't get very deep or complicated, its very episodic and is mostly ...
Apr 28, 2009
How does one adapt 33 volumes of manga into 10 OVA's? You can't. Especially something from the post-yokai boom.

Ushio and Tora is one of those series that is so shonen it's amazing. I personally found it to be quite bland, Ushio finds a beast in his basement, Tora helps him against his will to fight beasts, blah, blah, blah, but it was so from back in the day that I liked it. It reminded me of Inuyasha. Or, the other way around. There is no plot line in this anime. It's just a series of "yokai of the week" episodes, but that's what ...
Apr 20, 2015
Mixed Feelings
A little while ago, Mappa announced that one of their future projects would be an adaptation of an old classic manga and sometime around February, they revealed that the manga they'd be adapting would be Ushio to Tora - a title I've never heard of prior to the announcement, but quick research showed that it was long-running shonen series about a boy and his animal guardian. I also discovered that it was adapted into a series of OVAs in the early 90s and figured I might as well sample those for myself before I dive into the remake considering the little research I did indicated ...

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