Ushio and Tora TV Announce 001 - 20150202The latest issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday revealed that a TV adaptation of Ushio & Tora will receive an anime adaptation. The series, which will be directed by Satoshi Nishimura (Hajime no Ippo, Trigun), is slated for a summer 2015 première.

Ushio & Tora will be a joint production by studios MAPPA (Terror in Resonance, Hajime no Ippo Rising) and Voln. Character designs will be handled by Tomoko Mori, who served as a guest character designer on Garo: Honoo no Kokuin and Juden Chan. The show’s scripts will be written by Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Dragon Ball, Ranma ½).

This is the second major adaptation of the Ushio & Tora manga series. It originally saw an OVA release in 1992, which spanned 10 episodes. The series was released in North America by ADV Films, who used the following as their back-of-box blurb:

Ushio thinks his father’s tale 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! Fortunately, Ushio knows it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie and leave captured demons where they are. Unfortunately, the release of the monster’s evil energies begins to beckon other demons to Ushio’s hometown! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the cure prove to be worse than the curse? Will Ushio end his life a Tora-snack? Or will the Beast Spear keep Tora in line long enough to save the city? Find out in Ushio & Tora!

Source: Anime News Network