Ushio & Tora DVD

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About Ushio & Tora DVD

This Ushio & Tora complete collection contains episodes 1-10.

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?

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: SECTION23 FILMS
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 275
  • Release Date: 12/23/2008
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.4
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

A Great Set up to an Anime that Should've had a Longer Run Time

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The English voice actors were ok. The comedy was not on the same level as the action scenes. It was a mix of mediocre laughs and bad ass monster fights. The opening and ending songs were good, for such a short series they had 2 of each. The classy 1992-93 animation was way cool. Overall plot was a bit cheesy. They curse a lot, like for no reason. It kinda tends to lose it's effect after a while. During the sea monster kill my disc stutters a bit, not real skipping, but it was still a bit worrisome. Could be because the coating on the discs is cloudy? I'm bummed that there were some unanswered questions at the end of the series. Nothing was summed up. It didn't even feel like a real ending. There was a monster fight per usual, day was saved, and then nothing. What about Ushio and Tora's relationship? Did they become friends? Did Tora finally betray Ushio? Do Ushio and Asako ever reveal their feelings to each other? Will any of these questions get answered in a reboot?!

Hugely recommended for 90s OVA fans!

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This is one of my favorite OVA series from the early 90s and it holds up incredibly well today. I first saw it on VHS way back in the day and the characters and concept always stuck with me. This set collects the whole series along with the super deformed bonus episodes, which are a delight. Great animation, solid fights scenes, a unique concept and plenty of humor. Like many OVAs from the era, it just ends abruptly and there's no conclusion, but if you're a fan of older anime that's nothing unusual. It's still absolutely worth watching. Good stuff!!

Not bad, but not quite a gem.

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I decided to check this out before digging into the 2015-16 remake of the series. It's a fairly standard supernatural shounen with certain elements vaguely similar to Yu Yu Hakusho and Inuyasha. The music has a pleasant retro hard rock / metal style. The animation, while adequate, is pretty dated and doesn't quite hold up to modern standards. The main English cast is great, but there are some questionable deliveries and occasionally awkward line choices made throughout. The storyline and characters were alright, but I didn't find them particularly engaging or clever. Maybe the manga develops into something deeper, but judging from this 10-part run, I felt that other series have much more effectively accomplished what this show was aiming for. It doesn't quite satisfy the action, comedy, supernatural world building, or romance categories for me. It excels at being "just okay".