History Manga / UshioAndTora

29th Apr '16 11:03:31 AM Gecko3
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* CoolVsAwesome: Many of the fights turn into this, such as Tora and Nagare's second fight where both of them go all out to battle each other.



* PleaseDontLeaveMe: A tearful Asako says this to Ushio in episode thirty-one right before he leaves in a sub to protect his mother. Despite having been hit by some LaserGuidedAmnesia and forgetting about their earlier interactions, she still recalls how much trouble he went through to save her from sacrificing herself in Mayuko's place despite the cold treatment she gave him earlier. She then tells him to come back safe, even if he's no longer human.



* TheScapegoat: Ushio immediately assumes that the workers killed at the construction site in episode 4 was Tora's doing, as a news reporter mentioned what's left of them appear to have been attacked by wild dogs.

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* TheScapegoat: TheScapegoat:
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Ushio immediately assumes that the workers killed at the construction site in episode 4 was Tora's doing, as a news reporter mentioned what's left of them appear to have been attacked by wild dogs.dogs.
** Hyou believes that Tora was the one responsible for killing his wife and daughter. Since he was angry with Tora at the time, Ushio tells Hyou that Tora was the one who did it. But he has a change of heart later and begs Hyou to spare Tora, and just barely gets him to stop. [[spoiler:Fortunately for Hyou, he does run into the demon responsible, Guren, and attempts to kill him, though he's unsuccessful during their first fight.]]



* TooDumbToLive: A slight variation of this is used when Ushio first bumps into Tora. The latter demands he pull the spear out, and when questioned about his newfound freedom, Tora promises to kill him. Ushio jams the spear into him some more, then leaves. And even after he frees Tora, his ability to channel the spear's immense power keeps Tora in line, as he doesn't want to spend more time impaled by that thing.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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A slight variation of this is used when Ushio first bumps into Tora. The latter demands he pull the spear out, and when questioned about his newfound freedom, Tora promises to kill him. Ushio jams the spear into him some more, then leaves. And even after he frees Tora, his ability to channel the spear's immense power keeps Tora in line, as he doesn't want to spend more time impaled by that thing.thing.
** Kirio's "mother" does this. After being overpowered by Ushio and Tora, she begs Kirio to save him, and promises not to hurt anyone anymore. He initially believes her, and tries to stop the duo from killing her. Unfortunately his "mother" immediately attacks them again the moment she's able to, prompting Kirio to kill her himself after she lied to him yet again.
22nd Apr '16 3:05:56 PM Gecko3
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** Tora deliberately does this in ch268, recreating the original meeting between him and Ushio.

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** Tora deliberately does this in ch268, ch268 and episode thirty of the anime, recreating the original meeting between him and Ushio.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Ushio first meets Tora this way, who has a spear stuck in his body keeping him impaled and imprisoned for the last 500 years. And being a demon-killing spear, this trope is also used any time he stabs a demon with it.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
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Ushio first meets Tora this way, who has a spear stuck in his body keeping him impaled and imprisoned for the last 500 years. And being a demon-killing spear, this trope is also used any time he stabs a demon with it.
** Tora is subjected to this in episode thirty when some of Guren's minions hit him with an attack which roots demons into the ground much in the same fashion as the Beast Spear did to him before Ushio showed up. Fortunately the Azafuze help break him out of
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* MidseasonUpgrade: In episode thirty, Ushio gets the armor that the demons originally meant to give him earlier before Hakumen no Mono's mass LaserGuidedAmnesia attack. Tora also receives some "upgrades" as well, in the form of the Azafuze who allow him to use their powers so that they can take part in the final battle against Hakumen no Mono.


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** The Azafuze do this as well in order to not forget their hatred of Hakumen no Mono, the one thing that's keeping them going. [[spoiler:Though their stone forms are destroyed by some of Guren's minions, their spirit lives on, and they give Tora their powers so that they can get their vengeance on Hakumen no Mono.]]


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Much of Ushio and Tora's early fights work in this fashion, as they can barely tolerate each other. As the series moves on, and they learn more about Hakumen no Mono's past and what it plans to do to destroy both humans and youkai, it gradually morphs into FireForgedFriends.
22nd Apr '16 2:41:23 PM Gecko3
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* CavalryBetrayal: In episode thirty, Ushio and Tora are escorted in a military jeep with some soldiers pointing their guns at the two. He's confused as to what's going on, as the soldiers don't answer his questions. Nagare then attacks the jeep and rescues them. [[spoiler:Unfortunately he then announces his FaceHeelTurn, and that he was siding with Hakumen no Mono, after Ushio thought he was rescuing them from soldiers who were suspicious themselves. A helicopter from the HAMMR institute then arrives, forcing Nagare to leave, but he once again announces that he's on Hakumen's team now.]]
4th Apr '16 7:06:08 AM Gecko3
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** Hakumen no Mono was such a terrifying force that the youkai of Japan ended up working mostly alongside humans in an attempt to kill it. Unfortunately they were unsuccessful at it.

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** Hakumen no Mono was such a terrifying force that the youkai of Japan ended up working mostly alongside humans in an attempt to kill it. Unfortunately they were unsuccessful at it. [[spoiler:Mostly because Hakumen no Mono, on the verge of defeat, embedded itself into the bedrock of the Japanese island, becoming a LoadBearingBoss and ensuring a form of TakingYouWithMe should it be killed. Jie Mei, the first one to reach it and hear it, then immediately forms a shield around it to prevent the youkai from killing it. Unfortunately because she didn't explain it to them, they felt the humans betrayed them, and held a grudge against them ever since.]]
** Even in Ushio's time, he ends up forming the old alliance again once it's revealed that Hakumen no Mono was close to waking up after its centuries-long slumber. Though both the humans and youkai are reluctant to do so, they ultimately conclude that Hakumen no Mono is a much bigger threat, as it has slain both species with relative ease and impunity.



* HopeSpot: A rather long one is shown in episode twenty-seven. Many of the people, and youkai, Ushio and Tora have run into, were on the verge of forming an alliance against Hakumen no Mono, their common enemy. They're even shown preparing various gear for the duo to use during the upcoming battle. Unfortunately Hakumen no Mono's minions infiltrate their minds, and subjects them to LaserGuidedAmnesia, causing them to forget the duo. Even some of the humans were afflicted with this, most notably Asako, who promptly forgets who he was and only sees him as a total stranger.



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: In Episode 11, Mayuko is kidnapped by the monster of a cursed mirror. The monster strips her naked and gets all touchy-feely with her until Ushio and Tora arrive to save her.

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: IHaveYouNowMyPretty:
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In Episode 11, Mayuko is kidnapped by the monster of a cursed mirror. The monster strips her naked and gets all touchy-feely with her until Ushio and Tora arrive to save her.her.
** Done again in episode twenty-seven, when Mayuko and Asako are kidnapped by the Youkai, then taken to their fortress in the sky.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Ushio first meets Tora this way, who has a spear stuck in his body keeping him impaled and imprisoned for the last 500 years. And being a spear, this trope is also used any time he stabs a demon with it.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Ushio first meets Tora this way, who has a spear stuck in his body keeping him impaled and imprisoned for the last 500 years. And being a demon-killing spear, this trope is also used any time he stabs a demon with it.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Used to heartwrenching effect in the final arcs [[spoiler: where Hakumen hits ''everyone'' who met Ushio and Tora with this so they will forget them, weakening and causing confusion to the bakemono and human forces and being instrumental in his NearVillainVictory.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Used to heartwrenching heart wrenching effect in the final arcs [[spoiler: where Hakumen hits ''everyone'' who met Ushio and Tora with this so they will forget them, weakening and causing confusion to the bakemono and human forces and being instrumental in his NearVillainVictory.]]



* TakenForGranite: The Rock Eater does this to its victims.

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* TakenForGranite: TakenForGranite:
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The Rock Eater does this to its victims.victims.
** The monks, including Ushio's father, are subjected to this by Hakumen no Mono in episode twenty-seven, probably because they were either resistant, or immune to its attempts at LaserGuidedAmnesia to make them forget about Ushio and Tora.
8th Feb '16 10:06:32 AM drac0blade
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** Asako, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/ushio_to_tora/v19/c185/6.html here]], after we thought she was strong but no fighter.
13th Dec '15 12:51:32 PM Gecko3
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 24 focuses heavily on Mayuko and her interactions with Tora.


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* ScaryTeeth: Most of the demons have these kind of teeth, including Tora. However, because he's the TokenEvilTeammate, along with being a ButtMonkey to Ushio, Tora doesn't seem nearly as menacing as the random MonsterOfTheWeek demons who show off their pearly whites.


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Kirio's "mother" attempts this when she was about to be killed by Tora and Ushio. She promises not to hurt anyone again if he saves her. In a moment of TooDumbToLive, she then immediately starts attacking Ushio and the priests again the moment she's able to. When Kirio finally realizes his "mother" is a lying bastard, he ends up killing her himself.
22nd Nov '15 4:49:41 AM sorako
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* GreatOffscreenWar: Hundreds of years ago, there was a war in which all humans and youkai of Japan had to join forces to destroy Hakumen no Mono. They almost succeeded and Hakumen no Mono was forced to retreat.
16th Nov '15 8:11:04 AM Foamer
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** [[spoiler: Jie Mei and Giryou make peace with their fate in the creation of the Beast Spear.]]
16th Nov '15 8:06:05 AM Foamer
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* DramaticIrony: During episode 20, Jian Mei states that the Beast Spear laid dormant in a hidden valley in China until one man decided to use it against Hakumen. Tora snarkily states that he should've been wise enough to leave it alone, but [[spoiler: his human self was the the very same man that decided to first wield the spear.]]
12th Nov '15 10:06:04 PM sorako
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** Ushio acquires one on his trip to find out about his mother. Unfortunately, sinve he got it from a yakuza it's far too big for him.

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** Ushio acquires one on his trip to find out about his mother. Unfortunately, sinve since he got it from a yakuza it's far too big for him.
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