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Plot Summary/Premise:

Ushio and Tora centers around the travels and battles of Ushio Aotsuki (蒼月潮 Aotsuki Ushio?), who is constantly being stalked and aided by a gigantic, supernatural and sometimes invisible tiger-like monster.

Ushio's family maintains a temple in Japan, where 500 years ago, his samurai ancestor battled that same monster to a standstill, and eventually trapped him against a rock using a cursed spear called the "Beast Spear", which grants strength, speed, and endurance to the wielder in exchange to his soul. Ushio accidentally unsealed the cave Tora was trapped in.

Initially, Ushio refuses to remove the spear pinning Tora (とら, Japanese for tiger) down (as Tora made the strategic blunder of mentioning that the first thing he would do upon being freed would be to devour Ushio), but Tora's unsealed presence attracts various monsters to the temple. 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. During the regular battles, Ushio slowly begins to notice that as much as Tora claims to be irredeemable, the demon takes to fighting evil and defending the innocent with more enthusasim than he cares to admit.


Announced on ANN, it's getting a TV series anime adaptation

This year's 10th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a television anime adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita's supernatural battle manga Ushio & Tora has been green-lit.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-02/ushio-and-tora-supernatural-battle-manga-gets-tv-anime/.83981

Staff & Studio

Director: Satoshi Nishimura
Studio: MAPPA & Voln
Scripts: Toshiki Inoue
Character Designs: Tomoko Mori

Other Information

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jul 2015 to ?
Producers: MAPPA, Studio VOLN
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Supernatural


It's based on this manga:
http://myanimelist.net/manga.php?id=7747

A lot of chapters to adapt. Also, it's by MAPPA and a recently new studio so we'll see what happens. Also, going to use another summary/premise I found rather since that one refers more to the OVA.
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Who-oah, this looks very interesting.
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Looks cool.
Though it sort of reminds me of Tenchi Muyo (Ryoko in the cave).
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AH SH*T!!!! YESSSSSSSSSS!!!! I never would have thought they would ever revisit this series again! Well, now a new generation will get to know what the series was about. Those who have seen the old 90's OVA or have read some of the manga will appreciate this. I cannot wait to watch this.
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Key Visual:


Official site is also up now:
http://ushitora.tv/
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interesting I remember seeing the OVA long ago it was alot of fun.
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Casts announced:

Tasuku Hatanaka: Ushio
Rikiya Koyama: Tora
Mikako Komatsu: Asako
Kiyono Yasuno: Mayuko

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-29/tasuku-hatanaka-rikiya-koyama-star-in-ushio-and-tora-tv-anime-in-summer/.86491
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Oldie but a Goodie Really looking forward to this

kind of interesting how we are getting so many older manga animated lately.
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Some character designs for the upcoming series:



http://ushitora.tv/character/

Also, a new key visual:


More info revealed for upcoming characters/cast
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-25/keiji-fujiwara-yui-makino-characters-revealed-for-ushio-and-tora-tv-anime/.87534
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Oh, cool!


This is a manga I read. One of like .. erm ... 6 I've ever read?

My god, I'm so not an Otaku.


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I am really hype about this series. Is the manga good ?
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