Ushio to Tora
Ushio and Tora
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Ushio to Tora

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 33
Chapters: 313
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 1990 to Oct 9, 1996
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DemonsDemons, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Fujita, Kazuhiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.831 (scored by 23482,348 users)
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Ranked: #10612
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Popularity: #1990
Members: 6,741
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Ushio to Tora centers around the travails and battles of Ushio Aotsuki, who is constantly being stalked and aided by a gigantic, supernatural and sometimes invisible tiger-like monster.

Ushio's family maintains a Shinto temple in Japan, where ~500 years ago, his samurai ancestor battled that same tiger to a standstill, and eventually trapped him against a rock using a blessed spear called the "Beast Spear," which in addition to its intrinsic formidability as a weapon, can also endow its wielder with the martial ability of the ancestor who originally wielded it.

Ushio accidentally unsealed the cave Tora was trapped in. Initially, Ushio refuses to remove the spear pinning Tora down, but Tora's unsealed presence summons various monsters who wish to fight him, and by extension Ushio. Ushio is forced to free Tora, who would like to eat Ushio, but dares not since Ushio keeps the spear close by. The series focuses on their relationship, interspersed with battles against mythological foes, and with Tora's attempts to grapple with modern life.

(Source: Wikipedia)


Ushio to Tora was awarded the 37th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 1991.

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Feb 12, 2010
Scrypt (All reviews)
Story: 9
For those familiar with Rumiko Takahashi's 'InuYasha', will see a similar partnership that both Ushio and Tora have as they battle many of Japan's supernatural folklore in this epic manga.

At first you may come across this tale as your typical shōnen genre of boy receiving some sort of power(in this case Ushio receiving the beast spear) and using it to fight for justice, but once you delve further into the story and get to know the characters, you will learn that there is more than meets the eye, and will come across a classic that spans to 33 volumes of awesomeness that is Ushio read more
Jun 6, 2016
Lil-Bird (All reviews)
Shounen has a long history in the manga industry—or hell, in just about the entire entertainment industry, mostly in marketing. Catering to young boys is guaranteed to be the big money-maker whether it's because of the robots, the fight scenes with whatever superpower they wield, the really cool designs for all sorts of outfits the heroes put on, the fact young male characters are off saving the world, it just pushes all the right buttons. Regardless of any saturation that may have happened over the years, it's one of, if not the most successful demographics (which may mostly be because of its periphery demographic), and read more
Apr 17, 2014
DSA-7 (All reviews)
Well, here comes my 3rd review, okay, lets start.
Ushio and Tora is the tale about a boy who finds a mystical object which is called the beast spear. Being under attack by youkai he needs a way to be able to ward them off, however an imposing youkai named Tora is trapped along the spear. Needing each others the 2 strike a deal.
This mismatched team ends up facing evil entities across Japan since the beast spear is made for that purpose.
The story is simple, but good, it is quite periodical, facing a new enemy every couple chapters like most old school stories. However, behind that read more

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