Усио и Тора 1 сезон 14 серия "Hiyou Pursuit:
Ushio and Tora have finally made it to Hokkaido, but Ushio's got another think coming if he thinks he'll get to Mom that easily. Every yokai along the way is targeting the wielder of the Beast Spear—and now four new humans are too. The first is Hinowa, a girl who totally looks like Ushio's type (given her resemblance to Asako), except she doesn't
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 13 серия "The Road to the Touno
Fortunately, this is an episode where Ushio's good deeds have come back to reward him, so he doesn't need Tora, at least not right away. No fewer than four characters that Ushio has saved in the past come to his aid today. Aside from being mighty convenient, these cameos continue to emphasize Ushio's role as the moral center of the show. Ushio
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 12 серия "The Road to the Touno
It's amazing how well Ushio & Tora can tell a story with a single color. Even if I didn't have subtitles, I think I'd get the gist of what's going on by the way color sets the tone. The curtain opens on creepy purples while yokai vow to destroy Ushio. It's all blue and orange when Tora gleefully begs to ride the bus, making him look like a Studio
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 11 серия "Mirror of a Single
Ushio's been away from home for four episodes now, and his friends are starting to worry. Back at home, Mayuko and Asako (who Ushio calls Nakamura) are upset that he left without saying goodbye. Asako, who's a little bit tomboy and a lot bit tsundere, is especially charming to watch as she sidesteps around how much she misses Ushio. In a scene at
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 10 серия "The House Where the
Ushio's journey up north is reminiscent of many shounen anime, where characters undertake an extended journey and meet lots of friends and allies along the way. But before we get to the good stuff, the weakest part of the show is the very beginning, when an order of Shinto monks comments on the events of previous episodes to explain away why we
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 9 серия "Mad Wind"
Ushio and Tora are continuing their journey north, but get sidetracked quite literally by a gust of wind that turns out be a kamaitachi, or “sickle weasel.” Provoked, Ushio is prepared to defend himself against the threat until a bombshell begs for forgiveness at his feet. These weasel yokai can take human form, and they want Ushio's help to kill
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 8 серия "He Is in the Sky"
What makes Tora such a compelling nonhuman character is that his superhuman power is paired with a childlike fascination with the modern world. It's hard to get over the comic juxtaposition of an enormous fierce yokai capering like a kid when confronted with the airport. The airport is also where this week's main players are introduced—an Air
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 7 серия "Legend"
What do you make of Ushio's father? He seems like a bit of a deadbeat dad, always traveling for nebulous reasons, leaving a middle-schooler unsupervised at a temple responsible for sealing a dangerous yet easy-to-stumble-upon yokai. His relationship with Ushio can switch from serious to slapstick in an instant, but only now does it appear that
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 6 серия "The Sea of the
What do we really know about Ushio? Just that he lives with his barely-there dad. This week, he crosses paths with a little boy named Tatsuya who serves as a vehicle to begin telling the tale of Ushio's apparently tragic past. Tatsuya's mother has died, and in order to deal with his feelings, Tatsuya acts out by misbehaving. Ushio is furious
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 5 серия "Exorcist Hyou"
The episode begins by introducing a new character: Hyou the exorcist. Hailing from Hong Kong, Hyou is mysterious and dangerous, but with seemingly good intentions. When it comes to children-eating yokai, he is a cold-blooded and capable killer. Even when he's annihilating monsters for a very good cause, his tactics are excessively brutal,
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 4 серия "Tora Goes to the City"
The episode begins like every Saturday morning cartoon I remember from childhood: a bunch of people are ignoring supernatural warnings and proceeding with something stupid. It's a plot right out of a box—literally—when some construction workers unearth some vengeful disembodied heads who are searching the city for their exorcist. Of course, they
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 3 серия "The Demon That Dwells
Ushio & Tora is a stunning example of the “three episode test” in action, as it doesn't reach its full potential until you reach that point. To modern eyes, Ushio & Tora can seem like it's been done before. It wasn't as cliche when it came out in 1993, but today its initial premise is a dime-a-dozen shounen plot. In order to stand out from the
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 2 серия "Rock Eater"
The show's mood rocks effortlessly between life-or-death serious to bust-a-gut comedy to give it a tone that has often been imitated but never duplicated in the years that have followed. It's the characters—which retain their '90s exaggerated facial expressions and unpolished pre-moe design aesthetic—who make these sudden reversions possible. You
Усио и Тора 1 сезон 1 серия "The Fate That Brings
Meet Ushio, the show's hot-blooded hero and ordinary middle-school student. While Dad is on vacation, Ushio has to clean out the family's Buddhist temple. He stumbles into the cellar, where a demon he dubs Tora has been pinned to the wall for 500 years by the legendary Beast Spear. Tora and Ushio's first interaction sets the tone for their