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Manga Shouts! Ushio and Tora!

+ posted by njt in Shout-Outs on Mar 19, 2008 01:16
Starting this week, we'll be announcing a new manga shout each week. Don't know what a "Manga Shout" is? Check this thread and find out more. Now, on to the "Shouting"!!


Japanese: うしおととら (ushio to tora)
English: Ushio and Tora
Author: 藤田和日郎 Kazuhiro Fujita
Amazon: Japanese (Mostly used books, so a Japanese address might be required.)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Martial Arts, Mystery , Shounen, Supernatural
Status in Japan: 33 Volumes (Complete)
Translation Status: Currently not translated.
Scanlation Status: Volume 1 released by G.O.D. Manga, very lq, could be a lot better.

Description of Ushio and Tora:
Ushio and Tora is about a guy, Ushio Aotsuki, and a tiger named Tora who hides his appearance at will. Straight out the books like a shounen action version of Calvin and Hobbes Ushio goes around with Tora and together they take out many old creatures from Japanese legends that want to give the two trouble. But don't let their current "friendship" fool you, their original meeting wasn't exactly friendly with Tora wanting to do nothing but eat him, and raise hell with all the humans that are alive at the present time. But who could blame Tora? He was pinned down in a dark hole for the past 500 years by a samurai. Coincidentally, it just so happens to be Ushio's relative that pinned him down using a cursed spear called the "Beast Spear" and thus their love-hate relationship begins.

Art:
The art is of the Shounen look so not the best but definitely not the worst. Sometimes it's comical, sometimes it's a bit messy and sometimes it's actually quite clean. But overall it's nicely done and shouldn't distract you from enjoying the series.


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Thoughts:
With the whole Nurarihyon no Mago (Nurarihyon's grandchild) manga just coming out, Gantz fighting a Nurarihyon in the current chapter and then this manga it seems like the perfect time to learn a whole bunch about Japanese mythical creatures. This manga was originally released in 1990 and ran for 6 years winning a award its second year released makes it a manga that I'm sure will appeal to a lot of people. However it's 33 volumes, and so a daunting task for any translator and scanlating group. But personally it looks like a neat series and I'm sure it could get quite popular.

Interested? Click to Download the Raws
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Comments
#1. by Nimloth (よろず屋 / Yorozuya)
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
dang :P this looks like it could be fun.
#2. by octopusman ()
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Hell yeah! watched the OVA as a kid I hope this gets scanlated!
#3. by az060693 ()
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
the links don't work
#4. by terrorei ()
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Looks like a great Manga with really clean Scans, still the links aren't working ...
#5. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
My bad! They work now^^;;
#6. by Helltroll ()
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Looks like a good series..I hope there will be some guys that will do the job.
#7. by enigman ()
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
http://www.angelfire.com/comics/lcdk/ The group who was scan this series. (and another one from the same mangaka) You can find 1st volume scanned on several manga hosting sites.(evil empire, for ex)
#8. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Well I'll be! They need to update mangaupdates then :p. Thanks for letting us know :).
#9. by enigman ()
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
I submit an update there...wait and see if mangaupdates will accept. Then you should update here as well, no? ;P
#10. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
Hmmm I checked out the scan (was a challenge to find) And not only is the quality very LQ but the translation (while not horrible) could be done a lot better. (the major problem was, while they got the meaning across they often didn't translate the entire dialogue of what is being said.) That said, I'm not sure if I should say there is a scanlation out, or to let it be and hope someone redoes it with much higher quality.
#11. by AfterMath ()
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
i've read this manga a long time ago(too bad i havent finished it yet as the magazine which serialized it in my country discontinued the series), its a very very good manga. I really hope someone will scanlate it here.. btw,this manga also have some comedy in it.
#12. by Halosty ()
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
This manga looks pretty awesome, I'd love to read it! Too bad I don't know Japanese.
#13. by AfterMath ()
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
thats why we hope some group will pick up this series.
#14. by kevsterly ()
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
this is prolly one of the best youkai mangas, pretty complex story with many interconnected subplots leading to one final awesome arc. btw, the spear is cursed, not blessed.
#15. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
oh! thanks for letting me know :)
#16. by alessandriana ()
Posted on Apr 2, 2008
So, are those scans okay to translate/scanslate from? *is interested*
#17. by jsoc ()
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
The new season?
#18. by dsr ()
Posted on May 28, 2008
This manga is a classic!!! I read it in Italian and it's surely one of the best and underrated manga in history. There's a lot of stuff from the end of '80s till the mid of '90s that is really unknown to the world.
#19. by serogane ()
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Haha, oh man I can't believe people are still linking to GOD Manga.

Not to sound like I'm shifting the blame, but the Mandarin version used was very poor in terms of translation (Typical of older series translated in the 90's; I guess they figured it's mostly for children so they didn't bother putting in the effort). But then again, I don't know squat about Japanese so using the original was out of the question.

Ushio's name was changed to "Chen Ma" and the title was changed to "Magical Power Shiao Ma". I guess they thought Tide & Tiger would be unappealing to younger readers. Ironic thing is, I didn't pick up this series until way later.

Anyways, I'm glad other groups are taking on this series. Too lazy to translate these days. :)
#20. by rhoga ()
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
why cannot download?

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