Ushio & Tora Casts Ai Kayano, Ayahi Takagaki, Kana Hanazawa
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The official website for the television anime of Kazuhiro Fujita's supernatural battle manga Ushio & Tora (Ushio to Tora) confirmed more of the voice cast and unveiled the anime visual and character designs on Sunday.
A promotional video unveiled the voice cast at the Sunday Fes 2015 event earlier in the day:
Rikiya Koyama as Tora
Mikako Komatsu as Asako
Kiyono Yasuno as Mayuko
The rest of the cast (without announced character roles) includes:
- Ai Kayano
- Maaya Sakamoto
- Ayahi Takagaki
- Aki Toyosaki
- Yuuka Nanri
- Kana Hanazawa
- Keiji Fujiwara
- Yui Makino
- Nana Mizuki
ADV Films released the earlier original video anime project, and it describes the story:
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?
Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo) is directing the anime at Mappa (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) and a relatively new company, studio Voln. Toshiki Inoue (Chaos;HEAd, Death Note, Ranma ½) and Fujita himself are in charge of the series scripts, and Tomoko Mori (guest character designer on Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, Juden Chan) is designing the characters.
The television anime will premiere in July.
Fujita ran the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday two decades ago from 1990 to 1996, and the manga's 33 compiled book volumes have 25 million copies in circulation. (The smaller bunko edition of the manga and other publications raise the total to 30 million.) He has since drawn a two-chapter Ushio & Tora short in 2012 to raise funds for areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake. Shogakukan is reprinting the original manga series in a complete edition starting this spring.