The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita’s first serialization work in the 1990s, Ushio to Tora (Ushio and Tora), launched today with the first key visual.
The staff was also announced and is as follows:
- Director: Satoshi Nishimura (Hajime no Ippo, Trigun)
- Studio: MAPPA & Studio VOLN
- Series Composition: Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist)
- Character Designer: Tomoko Mori (Hunter x Hunter (2011))
Ushio and Tora is a yokai manga by Kazuhiro Fujita. It was adapted into three OVA series: one with six episodes released from September 11, 1992 to February 1, 1993; one with four episodes released from June 11, 1993 to August 1, 1993; and one single episode OVA released on October 1, 1993. The anime was released in the United States by ADV Films. A new television anime series based on the manga, to be co-produced by MAPPA and Studio VOLN, has been announced for summer 2015.
Ushio to Tora (TV) synopsis from Haruhichan:
Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?
Source: Ushio & Tora official website