Ryota Ohsaka Joins ‘Ushio & Tora’ Anime Cast

Ryota Ohsaka Joins ‘Ushio & Tora’ Anime Cast The anime adaptation for Ushio & Tora turned up the heat over the weekend with a scan that revelaed that the show might be 39 episodes long, though unclear on how its season spread would turn out. While that’s percolating, new cast announcements have arrived. The series is set to premiere on July 3rd, 2015 premiere at 10:30pm and is almost done with its casting announcements. The latest official Twitter feed announcements for the series has revealed that Ryota Ohsaka has joined to take on the role of Satoru Moritsuna. Check out the tweet below with the character visual for the former. We also recently learned that the group Kinniku Shojo Tai will be handling the opening theme song for the series while Sonar Pocket is handling the ending theme. The anime adaptation is directed by Satoshi Nishimura with animation done by MAPPA and studio Voln. They’ll be working off of scripts by Toshiki Inoue and character designs by Tomoko Mori.

The announced cast now includes:

  • Tasuku Hatanaka as Ushio
  • Rikiya Koyama as Tora
  • Mikako Komatsu as Asako
  • Kiyono Yasuno as Mayuko
  • Keiji Fujiwara as Shigure Aotsuki
  • Yui Makino as Reiko Hanyu
  • Daisukie Namikawa as Hyo
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Kenichi Masaki
  • Aki Toyosaki as Yu Hiayama
  • Masaki Terasoma as Kyoji Atsuzawa
  • Miki Shinichiro as Raishin
  • Yuuki Kaji as Juro
  • Risa Shimizuo as Kagari
  • Yuuka Nanri as Saya Takatori
  • Ai Kayano as Omamori-sama
  • Maaya Sakamoto as Sumako
  • Fumiko Orikasa as Mikado
  • Nana Mizuki as Hinoawa Sekimori
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Nagara Akiba
  • Ryota Ohsaka as Satoru Moritsuna

キャスト発表リレー14!「杜綱悟」役は逄坂良太さんです。 明日は、悟の妹役「杜綱純」の発表です。 #うしおととら #ushitora pic.twitter.com/Fa5E766yqa

— TVアニメ「うしおととら」公式アカウント (@Ushitora_TV) June 23, 2015

Ushio & Tora comes from the manga by Kazuhiro Fujita, which had an anime OVA adaptation was done back in the early 90′s that ADV Films licensed and released years ago on VHS and DVD. The manga originally ran for 33 volumes between 1990 and 1996 and Fujita has done a couple of little things with it since there, largely for charity.

Plot concept: 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?