Hi, everyone! I’m Mishi! How are you doing? Today What I want to introduce to you guys is Ushio and Tora (うしおととら). Since the 3rd season has started in Japan, I have to talk about this anime!
Ushio and Tora (うしおととら) was started from Shukan Shonen a Sunday magazine from 1990-1996. Since 2011 the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami has happened, to support people who live in Tohoku, they brought back Ushio and Tora (うしおととら).
In 2015, they released the anime to present.
Let’s take a look at the detail of Ushio and Tora (うしおととら)! o(。'(ェ)’。)○☆
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Ushio Aotsuki is the main character who is a junior high school student. His father is the chief priest of a temple. On their property, there is a storehouse which Yokai are shut in with a spear. The Yokai are called Tora that used to be frightened around that area 500 years ago. One day while Ushio was cleaning the storehouse, he found the entrance to the basement. In the basement, he found Tora that can’t move because of the spear. For solving the problem of Yokai, he pulled the spear out to set the Tora free.
This spear has a secret. The spear was made to beat Yokai in china 2000 years ago. Since he was able to pull the spear out, he becomes a successor of the legend spear. After this, he will start to get involved with a bunch of problems he never expected to happen. The Tora want to eat Ushio because they are hungry for humans. But Ushio is straight up guy who don’t look down on Yokai. He judges everything without being prejudice to the Yokai . The Tora start to be impressed by him and like him. But hardship will be falling on them. Will Ushio and Tora be able to deal with Yokai and make it to the end together? What will happen?
Asako Nakamura – Ushio and Mayuko’s childhood friend. She is a daughter of Chinese restaurant who is a boyish girl. She learns Karate from her father. She always fight Ushio but in bottom of their heart, they connect each other.
Ushio Akatsuki – Main character. He is a junior high school student. He is a straight up boy who carries a responsibility and justice. If he can save others to make them happy, he will not be afraid to face anything! That goes to a Yokai too. This is how Tora will start to like Ushio.
Mayuko Inoue – Ushio and Asako’s childhood friend. She is a relaxing person who is a opposite side of Asako. According to how she acts to tora, she loves Tora???
Nagare Akiba – He is like a big brother to Ushio. Since Ushio and Nagare fought a monster together, he shows up often. He has a sharp brain that can create a strategy to fight Yokai. He usually rides his bike!
Kirio – He has a sad experience in his past. As the story goes further, he will start to live with Mayuko’s family.
Tora – He is a legendary Yokai that is best buddy of Ushio. They fight each other a lot but when it comes to dangerous situations, they cooperate and fight Yokai together. He wants to eat Ushio all the time!
Kagari – She is not a human! Actually she is a Itachi(weasel) that transforms into a human look. She has two brothers. They hated human for a reason but Ushio changes them. Since that, they help Ushio.
Hyo – His son and wife were killed by Yokai. To chase the Yokai that killed his family, he comes to Japan from China. He lives for revenging a Yokai!
How to find this anime
Anime Studio : MAPPA, studio VOLN
Episodes : 39 episodes
Opening and Ending Songs
Mazeruna Kiken – Kinniku Shojotai (混ぜるな危険 – 筋肉少女帯)
Shugawari no Kiseki no Shinwa – Kinniku Shojotai (週替わりの奇跡の神話 – 筋肉少女帯)
Hero – Sonar Pocket
Makeruna Chisakimono yo – Wakadanna (負けるな小さきものよ – 若旦那)
Kessen Zenya(決戦前夜) – LUNKHEAD
Mishi’s top picks for Otaku
1 I like Ushio and Tora’s relationship. It is described funny way. Tora always says something which steps out of line and Ushio stops him as continuing to say with the spear. They always get into a fight over every little thing. But if you watch this anime, you can tell that they are trusting each other and the relationship between them is getting deeper and deeper in every episode. “A spat is the evidence that they get along with each other.” this saying is for them. （*＾ワ＾*）
2 There are some episodes that might make you feel sentimental. Ushio is an honest guy who goes straight to deal with everything. In other words, he is a clumsy guy. But as you see him facing everything that way and giving everything he has, sometimes he will make you feel sentimental. He the a type of a guy who becomes a hero without trying to be a hero. (You will know what I am talking about if you watch this anime!). His emotions are so straight and strong that it will touch your heart!
3 This anime is easy to watch! Because all episodes are connecting to one story. One by one things are piling up and you can get to know everything about the story of Ushio and Tora (うしおととら). It is not a busy anime, like what is going on? Why does it happen? You don’t even have to worry about it! It is straight like Ushio!
Could you feel a taste of this anime? If so, I am glad to hear! Let’s call it a day today! See you ~~! ( ´∀`)/~~
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