Ushio to Tora
This show turned out to be a lot more amusing than I had thought. I thought it was going to be one of those childish shows with very little to no action, but I think it wasn’t that bad at all. It was actually quite funny and interesting.
The artwork isn’t that bad. The protagonist, Ushio, kind of reminds me of Ippo from Hajime no Ippo. Perhaps it’s the artwork or perhaps they really do look a little similar, but yeah, I like that, especially when his hair grows longer.
The story isn’t all that bad either. It’s by no means unique since there are similar shows (and movies) out there, but I still feel like I want to continue watching. Just because it started out this way doesn’t mean it won’t be interesting for much longer.
I think comedy and action fans will come to like this if they give it a chance. There has to be a good reason why this show was given twenty-six episodes.
Plot Summary: While cleaning out his family’s Shinto temple, middle-school student Ushio Aotsuki stumbles upon a hidden cellar which houses a dangerous yokai. The yokai, pinned by a legendary weapon called the Beast Spear for 500 years, attracts many other supernatural creatures to the premises. Ushio is forced to free the creature – whom he names “Tora” – in return for his help in defeating them. Tora, who wishes to eat Ushio but is stalled by the Beast Spear, begins to haunt the boy in the hopes that an opportunity will present itself. However, Ushio’s possession of the Spear seems to result in trouble after trouble, and Tora finds himself an unwilling ally to Ushio in his battles against various supernatural foes. Meanwhile, a greater danger lurks in the form of Hakumen no Mono, an incredibly powerful yokai with a thirst for destruction who is about to awaken from an extended slumber.