The BEST Episodes of Ushio and Tora (2015)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

Ushio and Tora centers around the travels and battles of Ushio Aotsuki (蒼月潮 Aotsuki Ushio?), who is constantly being stalked and aided by a gigantic, supernatural and sometimes invisible tiger-like monster. Ushio's family maintains a temple in Japan, where 500 years ago, his samurai ancestor battled that same monster to a standstill, and eventually trapped him against a rock using a cursed spear called the "Beast Spear", which grants strength, speed, and endurance to the wielder in exchange for his soul. Ushio accidentally unsealed the cave Tora was trapped in. Initially, Ushio refuses to remove the spear pinning Tora (とら, Japanese for tiger) down (as Tora made the strategic blunder of mentioning that the first thing he would do upon being freed would be to devour Ushio), but Tora's unsealed presence attracts various monsters to the temple. Ushio is forced to free Tora, who would like to eat Ushio, but dares not since Ushio keeps the spear close by. The series focuses on their relationship, interspersed with battles against mythological foes, and with Tora's attempts to grapple with modern life. During the regular battles, Ushio slowly begins to notice that as much as Tora claims to be irredeemable, the demon takes to fighting evil and defending the innocent with more enthusasim than he cares to admit.

The Demon Returns

#1 - The Demon Returns

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 13, 2015

Ushio and Tora travel back in time to ancient China and encounter Hakumen no Mono. Ushio quickly realizes he's no match for Hakumen no Mono and barely makes it out alive. Jie Mei and Giryou then take the tragic necessary steps to create the Beast Spear and Ushio learns the truth about his mother.

star 8.70
82 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Runemaster Hyou

#2 - Runemaster Hyou

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 31, 2015

Hyou is an exorcist that lives in the world of darkness. He lost his beloved wife and daughter to a youkai that gave him a scar on his face, and continues to search for it to get revenge. What he remembers of the youkai is that it was a dark shadow that suddenly came out from behind him. Hyou then sees news footage of Tora on TV, and believes he's the youkai he had been after and heads to Japan. Eventually, he finds Tora, and... ▽ Exorcist Hyou [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Fujushi Hyou [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Runemaster Hyou [Japan: literal English translation]

star 8.60
93 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
To the Promised Night

#3 - To the Promised Night

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Jun 3, 2016

Ushio begins to inspire hope amongst humans and youkai, which causes Hakumen's power to weaken. Surrounded by everyone's hope, Ushio reemerges wielding the revived Beast Spear. In the distance, the fateful battle between Hyou and Guren continues.

star 8.55
44 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Eater of Stones

#4 - Eater of Stones

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 10, 2015

"One day, I'll destroy you with this spear," swore Ushio, as his odd adventures with the giant youkai which he named "Tora" began. Tora was also looking for an opportunity to eat Ushio. While this bizarre combination became a thing, an old stone armor that was in one of the old school buildings of Ushio's junior high assaulted some of the students. One by one, students were being turned to stone, and then the evil spirit was now going after Ushio's childhood friends, Asako and Mayuko... ▽ Eater of Stones [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Ishikui [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ The Stone Eater [Japan: literal English translation]

star 8.54
96 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
The Destined Meeting with Ushio and Tora

#5 - The Destined Meeting with Ushio and Tora

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 3, 2015

Middle-school student Aotsuki Ushio lives with his temple master father, Shigure. One day, as Ushio is cleaning around the house, he finds something unspeakable in the basement. ▽ The Destined Meeting with Ushio and Tora [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ The Fateful Meeting of Ushio and Tora [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Ushi o tora to deau no en [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 8.44
111 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Tora Goes to Town

#6 - Tora Goes to Town

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 24, 2015

Ushio hears about an incident that happens at a construction site. The bodies at the site happened to have bite marks on them, so he immediately thinks Tora is behind the incident. Tora tells him that he's innocent, but Ushio goes far as to transform and won't believe him, so Tora runs off into the city. Ushio goes after him and meets an old man who says that "Gamin-sama has awoken." He then learns a shocking truth from the book that the old man is holding... ▽ Tora Goes to the City [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Tora Goes to Town [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Tora machi e yuku [Japan: literal English translation]

star 8.41
96 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
A Demon Inhabits the Painting

#7 - A Demon Inhabits the Painting

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 17, 2015

Hayuu Reiko is a student at Ushio's junior high school that is known as someone who doesn't want to live, due to the fact that she has attempted suicide multiple timees. One day, Ushio goes with Asako and others to an art exhibit of his favorite painter, and the portraits of Reiko catches his eye. Ushio eventually finds out that the Reiko in the portraits is the same Reiko that goes to his school, and asks her to be his model for his paintings. However, he finds out that death seems to follow those who try to get too close to her... ▽ A Demon Inhabits the Painting [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ E ni sumu oni [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ The Demon That Dwells in the Painting [Int'l: renamed English title]

star 8.40
100 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Legend

#8 - Legend

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 14, 2015

Ushio finds out that his mother is still alive, and seems to be hated by the youkai. Ushio can't handle this shocking truth, and goes to his father to learn more. Ushio finds out that his father had to report to his superiors that the Beast Spear had been released. Following, however, assassins are sent after Ushio and Tora. Next, Ushio's father... ▽ Denshou [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Legend [Japan: literal English translation]

star 8.40
85 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
The End

#9 - The End

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Jun 17, 2016

Hakumen has once again been forced into the barrier. As humans and youkai push together to end Hakumen, he is cornered and begins unleashing the power of all his tails. Ushio and Tora remain inside and fight Hakumen on their own.

star 8.38
48 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
The Journey of No Return

#10 - The Journey of No Return

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 22, 2016

A mysterious ghost appears in front of Atsuzawa and calls herself Jie Mei. She says she has a favor to ask him in regards to Hakumen no Mono... Meanwhile, Ushio and Tora are asked to come meet some people who want to see them. While they are on the way to meet these people, they run into Nagare, and Ushio can't hide his surprise. The happy reunion is cut short by some shocking news...

star 8.18
44 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Tora

#11 - Tora

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired May 20, 2016

Nobody is a match against Hakumen no Mono. As Ushio falls to the bottom of the seas, he begins to dream about a man from long ago. The truth about Hakumen's birth and Tora is finally revealed!

star 8.17
46 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Going Down the Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part Two~

#12 - Going Down the Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part Two~

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 25, 2015

As the Youkai show no signs of giving up the chase, Ushio is forced to run around the forest. ▽ Going Down the Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part Two~ [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ The Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part Two~ [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Toono youkai-sen michiyuki ~Sononi~ [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 8.15
52 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Hiyou Pursuit~Successor

#13 - Hiyou Pursuit~Successor

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 2, 2015

Ushio and Tora finally get to Hokkaido where they run into a girl named Hinowa, who says she is one of the rightful successors of the the Beast Spear. Meanwhile, Hakumen no Mono sends youkai called Hiyou to kill Ushio and get a hold of the spear. Ushio and Tora encounter a young man on a motorcycle. As soon as Ushio walks away and heads toward the bus to the final destination, the young man attacks Tora. ▽ Hiyou Pursuit~Successor [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ Hiyou tsuiseki~denshou-sha [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 8.13
45 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Hope

#14 - Hope

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired May 27, 2016

Ushio learns of the sad story between Tora and Hakumen. Ushio rises up once again and the Beast Spear shards begin to react. Hakumen heads to mainland Japan to begin his reign of terror.

star 8.13
45 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
The Ultimate Insult

#15 - The Ultimate Insult

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Jun 10, 2016

Hakumen no Mono is cornered and everyone begins to force him back towards the barrier. As Tora slowly sinks to the bottom of the ocean, Mayuko comes to talk to him. As Tora regains himself, he heads towards the battle to join Ushio.

star 8.07
46 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
The Demon That Turns Back Time

#16 - The Demon That Turns Back Time

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 6, 2015

Ushio regains his senses and heads into the cave at Kamuikotan. When in the cave, they encounter a monster who can turn back time and he sends them back to ancient China where the Beast Spear was first made.

star 8.02
52 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
TATARI BREAKER

#17 - TATARI BREAKER

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 25, 2015

Hakumen's impending arrival causes a monster disaster, and also adversely affects the people involved.

star 7.96
49 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
I Won't Lose Anyone Else

#18 - I Won't Lose Anyone Else

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 8, 2016

Upon getting a premonition that the Beast Spear would break, the yokai chiefs from all over make a collective decision.

star 7.96
45 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Going Down the Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part One~

#19 - Going Down the Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part One~

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 18, 2015

Ushio and Tora leave Touno and head to Hokkaido once again, but they're attacked repeatedly on the way by Youkai. ▽ Going Down the Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part One~ [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ The Road to the Touno Youkai Battle ~Part One~ [Int'l: renamed English title] ▽ Toono youkai-sen michiyuki ~Sonoichi~ [Japan: original Romaji title]

star 7.94
47 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
The Wind Blows

#20 - The Wind Blows

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 1, 2016

Ushio, anxious over the approaching decisive battle with Hakumen, runs into Asako on the way home from school and ends up arguing with her as usual.

star 7.92
49 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
The Fate of Ushio and Tora

#21 - The Fate of Ushio and Tora

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Jun 24, 2016

Despite its fear toward the Beast Spear, Hakumen no Mono goes in for its final attack against Ushio and Tora. Tora tells Ushio his plan to deal counter Hakumen no Mono's high-speed attacks. Will the two be able to prevail against Hakumen no Mono in their final battle? Only the fate between Ushio and Tora will be able to tell.

star 7.91
75 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Sea of the Ayakashi

#22 - Sea of the Ayakashi

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 7, 2015

On a beach trip, Ushio encounters a little boy who seems determined to ruin everyone else's fun. Meanwhile, Tora encounters a gigantic ayakashi that seeks to devour humans and yokai alike. ▽ Ayakashi no umi [Japan: original Romaji title] ▽ Sea of the Ayakashi [Japan: literal English translation] ▽ The Sea of the Ayakashi [Int'l: renamed English title]

star 7.85
87 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Eternal Solitude

#23 - Eternal Solitude

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 4, 2015

The truth about Kirio and the Elzaar Scythe is revealed, and Ushio and Tora settle things with Kirio and Towako once and for all.

star 7.83
52 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Crossing of the Pursuit~Successor

#24 - Crossing of the Pursuit~Successor

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 9, 2015

Tora manages to defeat Nagare and then heads to reunite with Ushio, but the bus he was on was taken over by Hiyou. Nagare helps him stop the bus and get the people to safety, but then they encounter even more bikers. One of the members ask for help finding her brother, who is another chosen successor to the Beast Spear.

star 7.82
51 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita
Mother

#25 - Mother

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired May 6, 2016

Ushio heads to the stone pillar in order to save his mother from Hakumen no Mono. He approaches her quietly in the cave and she softly calls his name. They get to share a heartwarming moment together, but then a terrible sound interrupts their reunion. Torpedoes break through the barrier, and then...

star 7.81
43 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Kazuhiro Fujita