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Feb 2, 2015 12:26 AM
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A TV anime adaptation of supernatural battle manga Ushio to Tora was revealed in Shounen Sunday's tenth issue. It was announced to debut in Summer 2015.

The manga is written by Kazuhiro Fujita and began serialization in Shounen Sunday's sixth issue in 1990. It finished with 33 volumes. In 1992, the series received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen. An OVA adaptation consisting of 10 episodes was also released that year, finishing in 1993.

The animation studio and staff were also announced.

Staff
Director: Satoshi Nishimura (Hajime no Ippo, Trigun)
Studio: MAPPA & Studio VOLN
Series Composition: Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist)
Character Designer: Tomoko Mori (Hunter x Hunter (2011))

Official site: http://ushitora.tv/ (not yet live)

Source: Scan via ANN

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Feb 2, 2015 12:29 AM

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After all those years, this series is revived. There's a load of chapters to adapt so I expect at least a 2 cour (with some obviously cuts). Good thing is that MAPPA is adapting this. I guess this is the "old series" they planned to adapt since there were talks about the studio to adapt a manga from over a decade ago.

Anyways, looking forward to it. The premise has potential. And it's also scheduled for Summer so expect a PV to be released soon. I hope they get a decent cast for this but I also wonder what MAPPA plans to adapt in the future as well. They have this show and Spring's Punchline for lineup this year. Also not much info on Voln yet as it seems to be a relatively new studio.

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Feb 2, 2015 12:37 AM

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Looks promising....nice that they really plan to adapt old mangas from 80's/90's....like they did with Kiseijuu....hope this will be good ^^

 
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Feb 2, 2015 12:45 AM

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Sweet, I hope adapting older, completed manga becomes a new trend
 
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Feb 2, 2015 1:00 AM

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Now, this is nice. I heard a few good things about the manga but for now I enjoy the fact that MAPPA is adapting an old action manga with a promising staff.

Also, this:
Ginpika said:
Sweet, I hope adapting older, completed manga becomes a new trend
Stone Ocean adaption when?
 
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Feb 2, 2015 1:04 AM

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I am excited, the amazing studio MAPPA + the director of fucking Trigun and Hajime No ippo, i'm all in!
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Feb 2, 2015 1:07 AM

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Seems like an interesting choice of manga to adapt - perhaps someone's pet project? I hope it turns out well.
 
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Yeah, I don't see this going anywhere worthwhile, it'll probably be 1 cour and end before anything really happens. Not much faith in MAPPA.
 
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Feb 2, 2015 1:09 AM

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remake from 1993...wow
 
Feb 2, 2015 1:24 AM
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Parasyte and now it is Ushio to Tora. Sweet news.

 
Feb 2, 2015 1:51 AM

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Sweet, sounds interesting really and it's by MAPPA, nothing could go wrong with that...
 
Feb 2, 2015 2:12 AM
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Does this series have something like a live-adaptation or manga re-release? Seems like an odd choice.
 
Feb 2, 2015 2:33 AM

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Started with Hunter X Hunter (2011), followed up with Berserk movies. Then JoJo rocks it again and again followed up by Kiseijuu. Arslan Senki might follow it up and now this? Well this might be something to look forward to.
 
Feb 2, 2015 2:37 AM

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Nice, more MAPPA shows. I'm looking forward to this.

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Started with Hunter X Hunter (2011), followed up with Berserk movies. Then JoJo rocks it again and again followed up by Kiseijuu. Arslan Senki might follow it up and now this? Well this might be something to look forward to.

All of these had reasons for adaptations a.k.a guaranteed profit and promotion, unlike this one.
 
Feb 2, 2015 2:37 AM

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Really? Ushio to Tora will be animated? Am I dreaming or what? It's one of the manga that I really loved in the past, can't wait to see Tora again!
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Older manga being revived? I am in.
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I remembered reading a bit of earlier chapters quite a while ago and thought it was a decent read. MAPPA is doing it with a new studio along with promising staff so can't say I'm not looking forward to it. The budget won't be big I think but this is certainly not a series that will only be 1-cour since it's a long-running shounen and a completed one at that. Also, this
Ginpika said:
Sweet, I hope adapting older, completed manga becomes a new trend

There's lots of old manga on my mind right now that I want adapted so I'm hoping for the same thing. :)

 
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I heard a rumor last year that MAPPA was planning a huge project. It looks really interesting and the staff holds a lot of promise.
 
Feb 2, 2015 3:11 AM

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Cool. Might as well check out the ova's now.
 
Feb 2, 2015 3:12 AM
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I'll keep an eye on this one. It looks interesting and MAPPA did some good stuff recently, so it might turn out to be good, as well.
 
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Z4k said:
I heard a rumor last year that MAPPA was planning a huge project. It looks really interesting and the staff holds a lot of promise.

Maybe they're planning to adapt several old manga instead of one. :>

 
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It's always great to see older manga done in current animation.

As Ginpika said, hopefully it becomes a trend.
 
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Z4k said:
I heard a rumor last year that MAPPA was planning a huge project. It looks really interesting and the staff holds a lot of promise.

Maybe they're planning to adapt several old manga instead of one. :>

Its really cool with what they're doing but I hope they don't get bankrupt like Madhouse.
 
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Interesting news this, would probably watch it.
 
Feb 2, 2015 3:48 AM

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Huh, this doesn't sound too bad. I might watch it.
 
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Is Tomoko Mori a freelancer or something? I thought she works at Madhouse.
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Well some interesting news for a change. Adaptations of old manga are always a rarity, and since the studio is MAPPA this could be something.

I wonder how long this is going to run, the manga is 33 (!) volumes long.
 
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Well some interesting news for a change. Adaptations of old manga are always a rarity, and since the studio is MAPPA this could be something.

I wonder how long this is going to run, the manga is 33 (!) volumes long.


I'm guessing it'll be at least more than 24 episodes. :P
 
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Looks promising....nice that they really plan to adapt old mangas from 80's/90's....like they did with Kiseijuu....hope this will be good ^^


o hope they do not fuck it up like they id with Kiseijuu
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MAPPA? I'm in.
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Feb 2, 2015 4:58 AM

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Now this looks like something I want to check out.
 
Feb 2, 2015 5:08 AM
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This, seriously, looks great!! I will watch, of course :3
 
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HOLY SHIT! Nobody was expecting that. I'm really happy to see this because Ushio to Tora is easily one of the best manga I've ever read in my life and one of my favorite things.

I surely will watch it and I hope this anime brings more people to check the fucking masterpiece Ushio to Tora is.
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Get to rewwatch again this summer YAY
 
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Older manga being revived? I am in.
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Awesome to see another older manga getting new anime.Hopefully this becomes a thing from now on.
Also, MAPPA ftw so far, so we probably don't have to worry about anything.
 
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MAPPA? Hell yeah. Hyped
 
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Cheesekao said:
Is Tomoko Mori a freelancer or something? I thought she works at Madhouse.


she's a madhouse employee, but many animators work with different studios depending on paycheck or their own interest.
Plus, this is MAPPA a.k.a. MadHouse v2.0, so it's not surprising.

On topic : GO MAPPA!! LOOK AT THAT STAFF BABY!!
Overall this sounds good. Will check it out.
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I loved the 90's OAV, and since I'm such a sucker for the 90's (combined with my current disdain for shounen anime), I feel they might mess it up with the modern day shounen tropes that drive me insane and brunded me from the genre. That being said, this is an obscure title to revive. I also said that about Birdy Decode. And I HATED BIRDY DECODE!!!!!! I Don't trust it.
 
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EasyGo-er said:
Z4k said:
I heard a rumor last year that MAPPA was planning a huge project. It looks really interesting and the staff holds a lot of promise.

Maybe they're planning to adapt several old manga instead of one. :>


Oh I hope so.
 
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I am excited, the amazing studio MAPPA + the director of fucking Trigun and Hajime No ippo, i'm all in!
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Ginpika said:
Sweet, I hope adapting older, completed manga becomes a new trend


This.


 
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Sourire said:
alpha_shadow said:
I am excited, the amazing studio MAPPA + the director of fucking Trigun and Hajime No ippo, i'm all in!
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Please japanese studios, keep adapting older high quality manga, and not this newer cliche bull shit.
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VongolaXEspada said:
Please japanese studios, keep adapting older high quality manga, and no this newer cliche bull shit.

Did you even read that manga..
 
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will give it a try :)
 
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I really hope this new TV adaptations of old manga becomes a thing.
 
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tsudecimo said:
VongolaXEspada said:
Please japanese studios, keep adapting older high quality manga, and no this newer cliche bull shit.

Did you even read that manga..
It's old, it must be good.
 
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