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Wakadanna Performs Ushio & Tora Anime's New Ending Theme

posted on by Karen Ressler
Rock song will premiere in Friday's episode

This year's 41st issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday announced on Wednesday that Wakadanna's song "Makeruna Chiisakimono yo" will be the anime's new ending theme. The solo artist's rock song is written from Tora's point of view.

The song will premiere in the 11th episode on September 11. The single CD will be available on November 4.

Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America.

Ushio & Tora is based on Kazuhiro Fujita's supernatural battle manga. ADV Films released the 1992 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. Rock band Kinniku Shōjo Tai is performing the anime's opening theme song "Mazeru na Kiken," and Sonar Pocket is performed the first ending theme song "Hero."

The 39-episode anime will be split into two seasons. The series premiered on July 3 and will run for 26 episodes until December. Then, 13 more episodes will air from April to June of 2016. The anime's final episode will coincide with the manga's final battle.

Source: Comic Natalie


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