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Ushio & Tora: Comically Deformed Theater (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Ushio to Tora: Comical Déformer Gekijō (Japanese)
うしおととら コミカル・デフォルメ劇場 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Ushio encounters a strange purple monster that seems to be helpful, Tora deals with a kitten, and finally there is a mass chase, reprising all of the monsters from the OAV series.
User Ratings: 49 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Very good: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 12 votes (sub:10, dub:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 15 votes (sub:12, dub:2, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 80 users, rank: #5602 (of 9527)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.612 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.4821, rank: #5304 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 6.644 (Good−), rank: #5077 (of 9641) (seen all: 6.71 / seen some: 6.93 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.830 (Good−), rank: #4030 (of 7238)
Running time: half hour
Episode titles: We have 1
Vintage: 1993
Opening Theme:
"Brave Fighter" by Yasu
Ending Theme:
"It's A Joke" by Hosana
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ushio & Tora - Complete Collection (DVD) 2003-05-13 (from $29.99)
    Ushio & Tora - Complete Collection (DVD) 2008-12-23 (from $29.98)
    Ushio & Tora - CD Theatre [UK] (Sub.VHS 6) 1995-06-26

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Script: Kunihiko Yuyama
Kunihiko Yuyama ("Brave Fighter","Idaten")
Masamitsu Hidaka ("Akaname","B-W Monster")
Yoshio Kato ("Tora&Kitten","Mysterious Adv")
Etsuko Yamakawa ("Idaten","Tora&Kitten")
Hiroshi Okamoto ("Akaname","Idaten")
Original creator: Kazuhiro Fujita
Character Design:
Kokomahi ("Akaname")
Kouichi Kanna ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Norihiro Matsubara ("Brave Fighter")
Sayuri Ichiishi ("Tora & the Kitten")
Takafumi Sakai ("Mysterious Adventure")
Takaya Yamada ("Idaten")
Animation Director: Kumiko Shishido ("Akaname")
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Motoaki Ikegami
Adjustments: Nobuteru Ikegami
Animation Check: Fujika Enomoto ("Idaten")
Associate Director:
Masamitsu Hidaka ("Akaname","B-W Monster")
Masashi Abe ("Brave Fighter","Idaten")
Yoshio Kato ("Tora&Kitten","Mysterious Adv")
Color design: Kumiko Oka
Key Animation:
Akio Kawamura ("Akaname")
Kazuhiko Ishii ("Akaname")
Kenji Hattori ("Idaten")
Kouichi Kanna ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Sayuri Ichiishi ("Brave Fighter","Tora&Kitten")
Takafumi Sakai ("Mysterious Adventure")
Music Arrangement:
Etsuko Yamakawa ("Tora & the Kitten")
Hiroshi Okamoto ("Akaname","Idaten")
Music Director: Yuuko Asai
Music producer: Junji Fujita
Planning: Ren Usami
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
Sound Producer: Hiroshi Kuroda
Sound Production Manager: Takayoshi Noguchi
Special Effects: Toshio Hasegawa
Theme Song Arrangement:
Achilles Damigos (ED,"Mysterious Adventure")
Takeo Mirazu ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Takeshi Hayama (OP)
Theme Song Composition:
Hosana ("Mysterious Adventure")
Kōji Makaino ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Kouji Magaino ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Takeshi Hayama (OP)
Yasuhiro Mizushima (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Hosana (ED,"Mysterious Adventure")
Kouichirou Maeda ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Minko Oikawa (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Hosana (ED,"Mysterious Adventure")
Yasu (OP)
Yumi Touma ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Yuri Amano ("Boogie-Woogie Monster")
Chikao Ohtsuka as Tora
Nozomu Sasaki as Ushio Aotsuki

Yumi Touma as Mayuko Inoue
Yuri Amano as Asako Nakamura

Shigeru Chiba as Akaname
Takeshi Aono as Shigure Aotsuki
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Pastel
Animation Production Cooperation: Cope
Film Processing: Imagica
Finish Animation: Studio OZ
Finishing Check: Studio Toys
Music Production: Yumex
Photography: Studio Cosmos
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: David Williams
Art Director:
Lorraine Reyes (VHS Subbed)
Ruby Halipoto
Project Translator:
Chris Hutts
Masako Arakawa
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud (2008 DVD)
John Ledford
Mark Williams (2003 DVD)
Producer: David Williams

Assistant Director: Janice Williams
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Paul Martin
DVD Menu Design: Paul Martin
DVD Producer: David Williams
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design:
Douglas Smith (VHS Subbed)
Larry Koteff (2008 DVD)
Paul Martin (2003 DVD)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Script Consultant: Jonathan Clements (Western Connection)
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Script: Frederic Badin
Subtitle Timing: Frederic Badin
Brett Weaver as Tora
Randy Sparks as Ushio Aotsuki

Allison Sumrall as Asako Nakamura
Mandy Clark as Mayuko Inoue

Carl Wormley as Dog
Hilary Haag as Kitten
Joe Congdon as Dog
John Swasey as Ushio's Father
Kelly Manison as Kitten's Mom
Paul Sidello as Akaname
Rob Mungle as Dog
English companies
DVD Authoring: M.O.F.C.
DVD Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Western Connection (UK)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Italian cast
Italian staff
Dubbing Director: Marco Balbi

Dialogues: Marco Balbi
Sandri, Luca as Ushio Aotsuki** 

Carlo Bonomi as Shigure Aotsuki
Elda Olivieri as Asako Nakamura
Gianni Quillico as Akaname
Lorella De Luca as Mayuko Inoue
Luca Sandri as Ushio Aotsuki
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video

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