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Ushio & Tora’s Promo Video Previews Opening Theme


Earlier today, the official Tokuma Shoten YouTube channel updated with a new promotional video for the Ushio & Tora anime series. The 90-second teaser gives a brief preview of series opening Mazeruna Kiken (Mixing Danger) by Kinniku Shōjo Tai.

Ushio & Tora is based on Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga of the same name. The series was first announced in the pages of Weekly Shonen Sunday in February. Satoshi Nishimura (Hajime no Ippo, Trigun) will helm the series, while Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Dragon Ball, Ranma ½) handles the scripts. Character designs will be handled by Tomoko Mori, while animation will be provided by studios MAPPA and Voln.

Ushio to Tora Key Visual 001 - 20150329The confirmed cast for Ushio & Tora is as follows:

  • Ushio Aotsuki: Tasuku Hatanaka
  • Tora: Rikiya Koyama
  • Yū Hiyama: Aki Toyosaki
  • Hyō: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Shigure Aotsuki: Keiji Fujiwara
  • Mayuko Inoue: Kiyono Yasuno
  • Kyōji Atsuzawa: Masaki Terasoma
  • Asako Nakamura: Mikako Komatsu
  • Kagari: Risa Shimizu
  • Raishin: Shinichiro Miki
  • Reiko Hanyū: Yui Makino
  • Kenichi Masaki: Yūichi Nakamura
  • Saya Takatori: Yuuka Nanri
  • Jūrō: Yuuki Kaji

In addition, the following actors were confirmed to be attached to the series, though their roles are still unknown as of press time:

  • Ai Kayano
  • Ayahi Takagaki
  • Kana Hanazawa
  • Maaya Sakamoto
  • Nana Mizuki

Ushio & Tora will hit Japanese TV on Tokyo MX on July 3.

Source: Tokuma Shoten YouTube Channel

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