Chūtora

Name
Kanji中虎
Kanaちゅうとら
Römajichuutora
Translation
MeaningMedium Tiger
OriginJapanese
In Other Languages
FinnishHarmaa Tiikeri
SwedishGrå tigern
DanishGrå tiger
NorwegianKii Tiger
HungarianSzürke tigris
Status
Deceased
CauseUnknown
Affiliation
CurrentŌu Army
FormerKai Brothers
Information
GenderMale
BreedKai Ken
BirthplaceYamanashi Prefecture
Voice Actor
GNG Kōzō Shioya
Age
GNG
4-5 years old
Appearance
Fur ColorAmber
Eye ColorBrown
CharacteristicsBrindle

Chūtora – sometimes called Chūtorage or Tora and known as Demon Dog Kai – is a minor character of Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin. He also has a role in Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin: Shin Gaiden, being the protagonist of the short story Kai No San Kyōdai, together with his brothers.

Chūtora is a member of the Ōu Army and of the three Kai Brothers.

He is the second-born brother of AkatoraKurotora and two unnamed siblings. He is the father of BuruDodo, Shigure and Shōji. As well he is the uncle of Harutora, Kagetora and Nobutora.

Appearance

Chūtora is a medium brindle Kai Ken. Middle meaning between black and red brindle. He has amber eyes.

The differences between him and his brothers is his fur color and his missing right ear. Chūtora’s ear was ripped off by the same marten who bit out Kurotora’s eye.

In the GNG Anime he has fully brown fur, while in the manga he has a paler underbelly.

Personality

Chūtora is aggressive and quick-tempered, like his brothers. He turns nicer after joining the pack and getting new friends.

He fights with Cross and gets furious after finding out that she’s a female, attacking the other Ōu dogs for sending a female in the battle. He refuses to fight Cross even if she tries to, but remarks that he will kill her if she doesn’t stop. Like his brothers, Chūtora dislikes to run away from the enemy. However, like Akatora and unlike Kurotora, he knows that running is at the times better option. Chūtora gets angry if he sees disrespectfulness towards the leader. He is often annoyed by Smith in Shin Gaiden. He shows respect towards Gin by calling him supreme commander instead of calling him by his name like most of his friends do. Like all the brothers, he respects Ben greatly and would be ready to die for him.

Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin

When Chūtora was only a month old, he and his two brothers, Akatora and Kurotora, were abandoned as puppies out of five siblings, in a box in the mountains. One day, a snake came to their box and was about to eat them. Suddenly, the three brothers killed the snake and ate it instead. They were attacked by the marten, who tried to eat them and bit out Kurotora’s eye. Luckily enough, they were saved by Ben.

Akakabuto Arc

When Ben first enters their territory, they think he’s out for their prey, and do not recall him as their savior. The kai-brothers fight Ben, but Gin and Cross interfere. Chūtora fights Cross, but stops as he gets told by Gin that she is a woman. Cross grips him by the neck and tells him to fight her and to prove by killing her how strong he really is. Chūtora gets amazed by Cross’ courage, and as soon as they understand that it’s Ben they’re fighting, they join the group.

It’s the Kai brothers who tell Ben about Moss and his soldiers. For a long period of time, Chūtora does not play a large role – only when they have to talk to the fighting dogs in Shikoku, where Sniper takes Chūtora and Kurotora hostage. Gin and the pack soon turn up to save them, and then the leader of the wild dogs, Bill, shows up. Chūtora and Kurotora are released after Gin beats Sniper in a fight.

Chūtora is always seen with his brothers and sadly his older brother Akatora dies in the battle against Akakabuto. Chūtora survives the final battle along with his younger brother Kurotora. They stay in the Ōu Mountains with many of their comrades.

Wolf Arc

When the mysterious wolves kidnap Cross and her puppies, Chūtora and others go to search for her. Chūtora does not enter the Palace of Reima as he is sent back to fetch the armies of Mutsu Generals, Moss and Hakurō to help. Moss leads their army into Reima’s palace. Chūtora is seen cheering for his brother and later fights Gaia’s soldiers.

Ginga Densetsu Weed

Chūtora does not appear in this series, as he has been confirmed to be deceased. Why he died is unknown, though. He has four mixed-breed sons: Shōji, Buru, Dodo and Shigure, raised by his brother Kurotora. He appears alongside his brother Akatora in the Anime’s ending credits.

Trivia

Tags: *Needs Content Check | Dog: Kai Ken | Gender: Male | Series: Ginga | Species: Dog | Status: Deceased | Story: Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin | Story: Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (Anime) | Story: Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin: Shin Gaiden

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