Ushio to Tora

Author(s): FUJITA Kazuhiro

Status: Completed

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Volume 35Chapter 0
Ch 0 The Flame Special Ex...     Apr 16, 2015
Volume 34Chapter 1-5
Ch 5 Present     Sep 3, 2011 Ch 4 Thunder Dance     Aug 13, 2011 Ch 3 Rain Falling on a Vi...     Aug 3, 2011 Ch 2 A Tale in the Shadow...     Aug 1, 2011 Ch 1 Bakemono Konjaku Mon...     May 3, 2011
Volume 33Chapter 0
Ch 0 Chapters 305 - 309:...     May 2, 2011
Volume 32Chapter 296-304
Volume 31Chapter 287-295
Volume 30Chapter 277-286
Volume 29Chapter 267-276
Volume 28Chapter 258-266
Volume 27Chapter 248-257
Volume 26Chapter 238-247
Volume 25Chapter 228-237
Volume 24Chapter 219-227.5
Volume 23Chapter 209-218
Volume 22Chapter 199-208
Volume 21Chapter 189-198
Volume 20Chapter 179-188
Volume 19Chapter 169-178
Volume 18Chapter 159-168
Volume 17Chapter 149-158
Volume 16Chapter 139-148
Volume 15Chapter 129-138
Volume 14Chapter 119-128
Volume 13Chapter 110-118
Volume 12Chapter 100-109
Volume 11Chapter 91-99
Volume 10Chapter 82-90.5
Volume 09Chapter 72-81
Volume 08Chapter 63-71
Volume 07Chapter 53-62
Volume 06Chapter 44-52
Volume 05Chapter 35-43
Volume 04Chapter 25-34
Volume 03Chapter 16-24
Volume 02Chapter 7-15
Volume 01Chapter 0-6
It centers around the travels and battles of one Aotsuki Ushio, who is constantly being stalked and aided by a gigantic, supernatural and sometimes invisible tiger (Some people describe it as akin to Calvin and Hobbes on acid). Ushio's family maintains a Shinto temple in Japan, where 500 years ago, his samurai ancestor battled that same tiger to a standstill, and eventually trapped him against a rock using, a blessed spear called the "Beast Spear", which in addition to its intrinsic formidability as a weapon, can also boost the physical powers of the user. While cleaning out the temple storage, Ushio accidentally unseals the chamber which Tora was trapped in. Initially, Ushio wisely refused to remove the spear pinning Tora (とら, Japanese for tiger) down, as Tora unwisely makes 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 demons to the premises, and Ushio is forced to free Tora in exchange for his help. The series focuses on their relationship, interspersed with battles against mythological foes, and with Tora's attempts to grapple with modern life and gobble up Ushio. Won the Seiun Award for Best Comic of the Year in 1997. It also received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen in 1992.
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