Directed by Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo)
It is officially announced today, April 28, that Keiji Fujiwara and Yui Makino are cast as the protagonist Ushio's father Shigure Aotsuki and his schoolmate Reiko Hanyuu, respectively, in the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita's Ushio to Tora (Ushio and Tora) manga. Other VAs who have been waiting for the announcement for their characters are: Ai Kayano, Maaya Sakamoto, Ayahi Takagaki, Aki Toyosaki, Yuuka Nanri, Kana Hanazawa, and Nana Mizuki. The TV anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan this July.
Previously announced main voice cast:
Ushio Akatsuki: Tasuku Hatanaka (Yuma Tsukumo in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
Tora: Rikiya Koyama (Kiefer Sutherland in 24)
Asako Nakamura: Mikako Komatsu (Seishiro Tsugumi in Nisekoi)
Mayuko Inoue: Kiyono Asuno (Megumi Kato in Saenai Hiroin no Sodate-kata)
The manga was serialized in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday from 1990 to 1996, then compiled in 33
tankobon volumes with one spin-off stories volume. It received the 37th Shogakukan Manga Award
in 1991 and the Seiun Award's Best Comic Award in 1997, and is still considered as Fujita's best work.
Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo) directs the TV series with Toshiki Inoue (Galaxy Angel, Kamen
Rider Agito/555/Hibiki/Kiba) on series composition. Tomoko Mori, who recently worked as an episode animation
director for the new Hunter x Hunter TV series, designs the anime characters. MAPPA (Terror in Resonance,
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) co-produces with studio VOLN.
© Kazuhiro Fujita, Shogakukan/Ushio to Tora Production Committee