English: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan - Demon Capital
Synonyms: Nurarihyon no Mago 2, The Grandson of Nurarihyon 2, Grandchild of Nurarihyon 2
Japanese: ぬらりひょんの孫 千年魔京
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2011 to Dec 18, 2011
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 8.271 (scored by 19206 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Jul 26, 2011
But even so, I decided to watch this new series, the sequel to the first show. And dear god it has surpassed the first series by a thousand miles! I couldn't be happier with it! This new show is definitely more exciting, productive and interesting than the first one by far! Already I have fallen in love with it.
Story: 9 (Great)
If you've watched the first series, you'll know that the main character is Rikuo, who is 1/4 Youkai (demon) and is chosen to be the successor of the Nura Clan. The original series does an excellent job of making us want more...and never giving us what we want. Sorry, but it's true. Whenever there was a fight starting, the bad guys would just retreat after two minutes or so, making the audience have to wait longer just to see the same looping battle over again. That is definitely part of the reason I disliked the first series after only a few episodes (I didn't hate it, but it wasn't up to my expectations).
But mostly what made me angry about it was the serious lack of character development from beginning to end. Rikuo was constantly saying he didn't want to be the successor, to the point that it was really annoying. He also didn't fight his own battles very well. It was quite ridiculous.
Now that I've briefly covered the first series. I'm happy to say that this second series is one of the greatest step-ups from any prequel I've seen. With only a few episodes, I've become hooked and will most definitely watch it until the end. Rikuo has already shown how badass he can become in Youkai form and the shounen-style battles have already gone beyond my expectations!
In the beginning of the show, we get to see Rikuo as a kid, which seemed a bit boring for a little while but gradually became more interesting. It did give a bit more insight to how Rikuo acted as a child, which is basically the same as he acts now, except that he loved Youkai as a child and wanted everyone to love them as well. But now he hides the fact that Youkai exist, for the obvious reasons, because nobody will believe him.
To be brief, if you disliked the first series story as much as I did, don't think that this second one will be the same at all. It is a great improvement and definitely a must-watch for Shounen-anime fans!
Art: 9 (Great)
The art is still pretty much the same as it was in the first series. Even though the story in the first one wasn't nearly as good as it could have been, the art was still spectacular, and still is. However, I feel like even NnM 2 has better art than the first because it is a bit more eerie and intense.
Sometimes in anime we see some really awesome fights; but having a cool fight in broad daylight with bright colours swarming all around sometimes can kill the intensity of a fight (sometimes, not always). Which is why NnM 2 is definitely at the top with the art.
The first few fights we see take place just as the sun starts to go down or late at night (for obvious reasons, because Rikuo can only turn into a demon at night). It really grabs our attention with the moonlight glow and then of course the additional bright neon attacks that really light up the scene for a few brief moments.
Just having a dark lit style makes NnM 2 different from general shounen animes, which is something that I can always look forward to and admire.
Sound: 8 (Very Good)
There are some very "big names" in this show, or rather, very popular voice actors and actresses doing the voices of the characters.
For starters, we have Fukuyama Jun as Rikuo. He has been in, well, just about everything. He's extremely famous and has done hundreds of voice roles (ranked number 3 on top favorite people for MyAnimeList). He is very talented and knows how to sound wimpy or epic for when the time is right of course. He does both Rikuo's somewhat higher pitched, young child's voice AND the voice of his demon side. Even though that doesn't sound totally amazing when said, the difference in voices is quite drastic, and it's impressive that he can do both of them so perfectly.
Next we have Hirano Aya as Ienaga Kana. Also a very popular voice actress, in fact, she is ranked number 1 on top favorite people for MAL. She has also done hundreds of voice acting parts, in other words, she's really good. Kana's character may not be my favorite, but her voice is spectacular. She has the right emotions and most importantly the right 'tone'. I am not always a huge fan of the high pitched and whiny high school anime girls just because their voices make me want to scratch my ears off. Hirano Aya has a beautiful medium voice, not too low and definitely not too high.
Next we have Keikain Yura voiced by Maeda Ai, who is quite the opposite of the previous two. She has barely been in any shows worth mentioning and rarely has been the main character in shows. But for NnM and NnM 2 I really think they picked the right person for Keikain Yura. She is similar to Hirano Aya because she has a good medium voice but unlike Hirano, she doesn't always capture the perfect emotion needed for the scene
Lastly we have Oikawa Tsurara (Yuki Onna), yet again another famous voice actress (ranked number 8 on top favorites). I believe that she purposely changed her voice to fit Yuki Onna, because it is obviously not her regular voice, and it definitely fits Yuki Onna, but either way it can annoy me sometimes. Oikawa is talented and has a great voice, but the character voice that she has in this show isn't that amazing.
Overall the sound (voice acting) in this show is great to listen to, and the creators definitely picked the right people for the main characters.
Character: 8 (Very Good)
I mentioned earlier that the character development in the first series wasn't the greatest, in fact it seemed to spiral backwards with development rather than pushing forward. NnM 2 took a huge leap in the very beginning and is managing to make up in character development that the first series lacked.
Nura Rikuo - I have come to love his character in just a short while because of how much he has stepped up since the first series. He isn't being nearly as whiny and annoying as he was before. He still hesitates and disagrees with the Youkai ways, but is more willing to accept things now and is wanting to become stronger which makes him so much better.
Ienaga Kana - I am still torn between liking Kana and hating her. The thing I like about her is that she is brave and cares about her friends a lot, but what I dislike is her inability to act. But maybe I'm being too harsh, because she IS human and is pretty much in the dark when it comes to Youkai. She is also kind of oblivious; some things that should be really easy to notice go right past her without much thought, which is probably why she is so 'in the dark' about demons and such. So there's good and bad to her character.
Keikain Yura - In the first Nurarihyon no Mago, I couldn't stand her character. She believed herself to be strong and she showed a bit of potential, but in the end she was pretty much just a weak human being. That was in the first one. The second series has really showed how amazing she can be and shows how strong she really is. Even though she does of course have a few moments of weakness and ends up being on the sidelines, she is still doing much better than the first series where it was mostly just painful to watch her fight.
Oikawa Tsurara (Yuki Onna) - In the first series and even now, Yuki Onna has showed a lot of potential, but has always seemed to fall short in one way or another. She hasn't changed a whole lot from beginning to end. Basically all she has shown that she can do is throw some ice around and call out to Rikuo. Hopefully she will improve by the end of the series, but for now she is mostly a sideline character.
One of the best things about this second season is that we get to see Rikuo's grandpa a lot more in flashbacks and such. He plays a much bigger role than before. In the first season, all we really knew was that he was the leader of the Yokai at one point, but that's about it. There was no history lesson given to the audience at all, which was part of what made the first one so uneventful. NnM 2 gives a great insight to what happened in the past, and what's surprising is that the flashbacks aren't boring!
Come on, in several animes, there's a flashback that makes us all want to fall asleep because we couldn't care less about it. With this show, I actually want to learn more about what happened because it is so interesting and exciting!
Anyone ever wonder what happened to Rikuo's dad? That's something that was never really explained in the first series. Well, I won't give any spoilers of course, but you DO find out what really happened. Another plot progession that makes this series amazing!
There are definitely some new characters and enemies to be excited about, such as Yura's brother, who happens to be a huge jerk. And most of all, the enemies look more promising than the first series where the bad guys were pretty lame and not threatening.
Enjoyment: 9 (Great)
I am always looking for some new exciting shows to watch. Nurarihyon no Mago may not have fulfilled that want at all, but Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou is at my expectation level for a good, interesting anime.
Art and Sound are good things to have high scores on, but for me personally, my enjoyment is all based on the Story and Character, that is what matters the most when it comes to a good anime. And since I think both of those are pretty outstanding, my enjoyment is of course a high number as well.
Overall: 9 (Great)
I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great show to watch. If you haven't seen the first, I won't tell you to go watch it, because that was quite painful for me personally. You can probably get away with starting Nurarihyon no Mago 2 and still get what's going on.
Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou is better than the first series in every way possible, if you've seen the first and haven't started the second, definitely give it a shot, you might find that you really love it!
Jan 2, 2012
Well, that was the first season of this anime. So of course i hesitated in starting the second, but thank goodness, i spoiled myself with the manga to see if it was worth a watch. and i got so surprised.
Sennen Makyou almost seems like a CLAMP work. The happy kiddos disappear of the cast almost entirely. The main guy, Rikuo, finally decides to accept his true self and embrace his mission, so he stays in his adult form 90% of the time. Many blood, many violence and everyone is unhappy. New Supporting characters appear and they are simply amazing to the point you get to love them more than the protagonists, and most of them are adults, not kiddos. A lot of action, fights and you get some drama/tragedy mixed and hints of romance.
Art- The art was better than the first season. Great art.
Sound- The soundrack also surprised me with its dark tones. It differs greatly from the openings/endings which are addicting and ofc are not intrumental as the rest of the soundtrack. The Voice actors are epic.
Character- A huge developpment for all. This time we dont have Kana, but we have the spotlight on Yura, a omnyouji that actually gets useful this season. Rikuo matures not just in powers but in personality. Tsurara keeps the same cheerful personality but you dont mind her because she is adorable even like that.
Enjoyment- I had a great time watching this and im very pleased to see they followed the manga so closely.
Overall- I would rate this a 8.5. GREAT. The first season was like a shoujo, this one is a real shounen.
This season seems almost like an entire different dimension from the crappy first season. Its like comparing FSN with Fate/Zero: No comparison possible.
If you didnt enjoy the first season, try this one, you´ll love it. For those who didnt watch the first season and want to watch this dont worry, you´ll get flashbacks and you´ll understand everything that happened in the first season.
Inuyasha and Rurouni Kenshin fans might love this too^.^
Mar 31, 2012
The story itself is way better than the first. The first one always focuses on bunch of kids on their adventure on searching yokais, and that sucks. The battles themselves didn't have much of a meaning and many of them were just wall displays-- they ended so quickly without any tension. Everything just remained unclear there and leaves us into satisfaction. Well then, trust me, you'll get the 180 degrees different feeling in this second season. Since the very first catchy episode, we've been hooked straight to the main, whole point of this season. While the first doesn't have any main goal to achieve, the second one really does. The battles were amusing and completely different from the first one that lacked of almost everything needed in a shonen series. And all the aspects of this story was described well, beautifully... and when the story ended, they didn't left us confused. My personal best part was Rihan's story.... no spoilers coming out from my mouth though.
The art is slightly different from the first season, and it improved in a good way of course. The fights were drawn and animated quite well, got to admit.
The sound... what to say, the seiyuus were outstanding. We've got FukuJun for our main character that is a professional seiyuu, has played hundreds of roles, and is able to achieve that high because of his awesome voice and great understanding of the characters. It's such a shame that we couldn't get much of Aya Hirano's cute voice in Kana but at least Yura and her dialect was pretty entertaining. The opening and ending were cool as well. Then.... the BGMs quite fit the situations. The only thing that disappoints me was that they change Natto Kozo's seiyuu.. and he totally lost his cuteness. *le cries*
To me, character is one of the best part in this series besides the plot itself. The characters changed so much from the first season, where they didn't have much of a personality. As for Rikuo, i was so impressed, he was completely different from how he was on the first season. He matures a lot in personality, he becomes braver and more competent as a leader, he came to agree with his fate and decided to work himself out to be better. Aaand what got me stunned the most is how Night Rikuo changed. In the first season, he was shown as a ruthless, cold, and inapproachable scary yokai. But here, we got to know his soft side. He becomes more humanly and he himself finally shows some weaknesses, that we didn't got to know in the first season (well, one of the reasons for us to relate to the character is when the characters are weak. If they're so, duh, PERFECT, all we can do is just staring at him in awe, nothing more). And he finally shows some realistic way on learning-- what i meant was how he trained to be a better person, something that the first didn't offer much.
Aside from Rikuo's overflowing coolness coming from the 2nd season, the supporting characters were also getting cooler and have some stronger roles in this season. Yura, especially, has gotten much stronger, unlike her first appearance that was so..... pathetic that it hurts just to watch her fighting, and seconds later she loses. Yura is also getting more humanlike here, she has shown some of her alter-personality like the tsundere her. Way to go.
Well... this series was really enjoyable, either the first or the second season. Duh, it's a series with cool boys, fights, and ghosts. But if you're craving for a more intense and heartpounding one, be sure to watch the second. Well, you could just watch the second and ignore the first but i think it's better to watch both of them, so you could have some more understanding and could relate better to the story. read more
Oct 1, 2012
//WARNING: This review will compare a lot first and second season of Nurarihyon. Lazy readers better go to conclusion. Sorry if I´m way too biased for the awesomeness of this anime//
SM has one of the most consolidated stories you´ll ever see. All the points that didn´t make much sense on the first season are fully explained here. The consolidation of the Nura Clan, the beginning of the First Nigh Parade of One Hundred Demons, Nurarihyon´s personality and, if I may add, awesomeness (not sure that word exists, but let´s think it does) and such are included here. The director knew how to make a strongly-story-based series and drove the anime with quality, taking care of the plot so there weren´t any holes. The episode director knew what was on his hands, and, as it is, produced a linear sequence, where the flashbacks and the real-time happenings were clearly separated and the cliffhangers were right placed( they still were annoying. I mean, who likes cliffhangers?) Also, they did a good transition into a more comedy-driven series than in the 1st season. The remarks and reactions felt as many other anime´s we´ve seen, but it didn´t damage the quality of the show as a hole. If so, it added to it a little more of what it lacked before.
We find out a lot more about Rikuo´s family and encounter truly hateful villains. Not the ones who have a valid reason to do evil as it seem to be on vogue. Even after you know their reasons, they keep on being as wicked and insane as ever. But try not to get way too ahead of yourselves on this matter, as there is more than meets the eyel on the villain´ s side.
SM shows that characters depth is as important as the plot. What I truly liked on this season is that Rikuo´s both personalities became one. His speech still changes as drastically as in the first season when it comes to the Nigh Version, but now it really feels like him. No matter if he is polite or uses a yakuza-slang, he is himself. That is, on my opinion, a huge success on what it represented his character. He becames more of a shounen MC : his remarks, his bratty attitude when he faces his superiors, the way he takes things head-on, his compassion of the wrong-and-tricked-onto-it-doers, and a lot more of things give him that shounen hero feeling. Even so, Rikuo keeps his originality as a character, being honest, unhesitant and taking his own decisions. He behaves as the virtuous child who was presented upon us since the beginning, and that is truly appreciated.
In reference to the rest of the cast, I will be briefer. The one who´s gotten more development from the female cast is Yura Kekain, as she´s a MC on this season. She´s gotten a lot more depth in plot and story matters as before and has gained more attention than before (her Kyoto-slang is as funny as always). In the case of Tsurara, her feelingstowards Rikuo have evolved from the blind faith to something more deep and romantic. Now that Rikuo´s gotten more serious, she finds herself on the need to redefine her role as a member of his Night Parade. This happens to other members, namely Kurotabo, Aotabo, and Kubinashi. Everyone starts realizing that Rikuo doesn´t need to be protected, but rather to be trusted and accompanied. Kana doesn´t get as much spotlight, and there´s a point where you wonder what happened with her, as she went from main to side-character.
Yes, I´m going to be honest. What drove me to Nurarihyon no Mago was the 2nd opening of Sennen Makyou. I found it somewhere which name I can´t remember anymore (not that it matters now). L.M.C is a band that knows how to make the right songs for the right story-arcs. They did a great job on Reborn! (first time I heard of them) and they keep on being a reference when it comes to Theme songs. Both OP sequences were awesome, where the second one is the best. Kataze *Size does a good job on the ED sequences, and here I recommend once again the second one. The BGM was beautiful made and placed, being sometimes as darker as it was needed, but with beautiful pieces thrown here and there.
The best! They took the right amount of light and dark, the right colors and tones to each of the parts. Even the blood looked real, and we all know how hard it is to find real looking blood on some series. The night and day sides of the story were well done, and the art took a huge advance from what it was before. Is as you go through the art evolution of the mangaka, which is a plus to this series.
My most sincere regards to the team which created and gave life to this season. Now that I finished this anime I know I took the right decision when I decided to watch it and I´m even taking into consideration reading the manga. Iit takes a good plot and characters to make a horror-hating girl like me to enjoy this. My camp of genres has broadened a little after this. I sincerely encourage anyone to watch this, be it you like the genre or not.
+the art is more refined. It has the right color palette and tones,
+both OP and ED sequences as the BGM are awesome,
+more main characters,
+development and depth in both the MC as SC (side-characters),
+better than the prequel.
To you who´s read till the end of this biased review of a well-produced-shounen-series-lover girl as me, I encourage you to watch this anime. I found it as a piece of 24 episodes that shouldn´t be missed.I myself can´t wait anymore for the OVA that comes on December. read more
Jan 21, 2012
However, if you are still deciding whether to go on and watch this season, I say go for it! You wont go wrong. The story has more depth, more violence, and more exciting battles. Rikou gets trained, and grow stronger as the series progress. The only bad part about this season is that are a couple of "mainstream fillers." Like the episode about some of the Yokai's past, although it may serve the purpose of getting to know more about their character.. maybe to hint that something may happen to them in the near future or just to in depth our knowledge of them since they were there since season 1.
Also the producers seems to prolong the story and cramp a lot of info at the end (last 3 episodes)
With the ending provided, it is clearly stated that there will be a season 3! Looking forward to it.
Truth to be told, season one is indicated to aim for shoujo genre but maybe it didn't make the result the producers were hoping for thus the season season became to aim for shounen genre. Which thus made a bit hit! and I salute to those supported the decision!
If your looking for a similar series to this, I would recommend Katekyoshi Hitman Reborn. It is very similar to this series. Main character is weak and pathetic at first and then become stronger and cool. The outline for both stories are similar.
Overall, if you actually read my review, then my final thought are: this season is fantastic, if you haven't watched season one, it's okay! The two isn't really related very much, but to get more of a feel for the characters its recommended and hope you enjoyed as much as i did! Including the feeling of the opening of season 3!
Feb 10, 2012
I think my biggest problem with this show is that it takes forever to get to the point. I don’t mind that at all with shows that only vaguely hint that something might happen and refuse to tell you what it is until it does. With this show, it was pretty obvious what was going to happen most of the way through. Maybe I’m just losing patience with entertainment made primarily for kids, but seriously, I got bored.
This show starts out doing something a little different from usual, but by its end it has changed (slightly) into something totally formula. I could hardly sit through an episode at a time. When I did finally sit down and try to force myself to finish it, I got to the point where the birth happens, paused the show, and started looking for reviews. I couldn’t find any negative ones so I decided mine could be the first.
Okay, so this isn’t really negative per se, but all the people clicking “not helpful” just because they don’t like what I have to say will see it that way. What I’m actually saying is that this show is pretty mediocre overall. If you don’t expect much you probably won’t be disappointed.
Dec 16, 2012
I will be giving this story 9/10 but the plot can still be further developed like why is the night so long? I am actually surprised that rikuo classmates are not going on a yokai journey since like they are so interested in them which always put themselves in danger. Not to mention, kana chan which is seemingly rikuo love interest is not really developed in season 2 which is kinda bad yeah.
For the art of this anime, I will be giving it a 10, I mean there is nothing to fault, yokai or ohmyouji are all drawn so well that you can't really choose which one is the best in their looks which is good!
For the sound... I kinda don't like the opening and closing songs since its so easily forgettable... other than that, the voice acting are really intrigue that they go deep into the character which is good! Hence, I will be giving it a 9/10!
For character development, I will be giving it a 9, yes they do develop rikuo but as for sub plot character, 2/3 yokai have been developed but the human side has been neglected which i think can be done better... yeap.
As I certainly do enjoy this anime a lot, I will be giving it a 10/10 for both the enjoyment and overall. read more
Nov 3, 2012
While watching this anime, some moments give me goosebumps. you cant help but think "how did he do that?!", "wow that was unexpected!", "impossible!".
well for me that is. if i put this anime in one word, that would be "AWESOME!"
now lets get to the review:
Nurarihyon no mago: sennen no makyou
Story: ( 9 / 10 )
The story was Great. sometimes it get a little boring part where there's talking. but most of the action will make you go "WOW". Unlike the first season they give this one heavy action scenes. The main story will give you a urge to watch episode by episode none stop!.There is so much unexpected turn of events. The time i watched the last episode it give me questions in mind..(hopefully there's season 3 ^^)
Art: ( 9 / 10 )
The art work was great, sometimes the details are off but over all the art is just right for a shounen anime!
Sound ( 10/ 10 )
Well nothing to say about the sound it's just normal. The Music is suited for the theme.
Characters: ( 9 / 10 )
The Characters development was GREAT. Main character was part Cool and normal. Funny supporting characters, Awesome Clan members, unexpected Enemy. Overall its a great bunch.
Overall: ( 9 / 10 )
Its a great shounen anime if you want action and coolness., for me it's a 9 out of 10 ^^
I'm Hoping for another season ^^ read more
Oct 23, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
If you're still in your teens (damn you) and love shounen stuff, then this will feel like a masterpiece to you. If you're old like me (:sadface:) then this 2nd season will make you want to go back to being prepubescent boy again. ^.^
On the surface, the plot may seem generic to most viewers (ie. good guys try to stop bad guys from trying to take over the world). However, the story behind each characters from different factions is very deep/interesting/engaging making the plot much more interesting.
This is the shining point of this anime. You'll find yourself immersed in each character and their backgrounds. As I've said before, they're very deep and mesmerizing.
OP and ED songs were nothing to write home about, but INS and sound effects were great.
Very fluid and easy/fun to watch. Fighting scenes were exceptional.
Great Anime with deep backstory and great art/anime/character design. It's over 9000 times better than piece of shit 1st season. It doesn't matter if you hated or loved first season because this 2nd season is a different kind of animal. If it's worth the watch for an old man like me, then you'll have no regret picking this one up.
Feb 9, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Aug 23, 2013
The story is certainly better. Not just talk and explanation, it has more actions, tension. It is really exciting. The art is better as well. There are more exciting characters here. I really enjoyed it.
Well, I know this is impossible but I was kinda hoping that there's some kind of romance and harem version of Nurarihyon focusing on his love story. There's no doubt that I love the girls, tsurara and kana, being rikuo's love rival. read more
Dec 10, 2012
About the STORY
There are major different revelations from the past and back stories of the main characters. This really makes the storyline way more interesting than the previous season. There is even a look back at the love story of Rikuo’s grandparents. There are exciting mysteries to be revealed all throughout the series until its ending. There are more exciting yokai yakuza clan’s fights over territories or who’s the strongest. And this time, it genuinely feels like one. If we have seen stories about characters using chakras and reiatsus during battles; this time we will see characters using “fear” in order to fight which only befitting for a story about yokai. Using chakras for ninjas, reiatsus for shinigamis and fear for yokais. The action is a lot more exciting. The techniques are also in details. These improvements really make the series truthfully an action series as before was not really that convincing. Again, there are another interesting trivia about Japanese folklores.
About the CHARACTERS
It is given that sequels always have new characters. From villains to allies to past characters; there are new interesting characters which really make the series more interesting. There are a huge number of new interesting yokai and ayakashi. As there are revelations from the past, we get to see some of Nurarihyon’s and Rihan’s (Nurarihyon’s son and Rikuo’s father) interesting back stories. And it’s really fascinating to see the three (Nurarihyon, Rijhan, and Rikuo) appeared together. They even sparred together. Compared to the villains before, the antagonists in this sequel are more powerful and made more irritating. It is also rare to see a female antagonist go against a male protagonist particularly if it’s a shounen series. It’s kind of refreshing. And another thing, it’s kind of weird that the female antagonist is fighting while holding a school bag.
About NURA RIKUO
There’s also a major character development for Rikuo which makes him likeable and memorable compared from the last season where his character was not. His character improves a lot and becomes far more interesting. If in the previous one it wasn’t convincing if Rikuo was really the leader but this time, he’s acting more leader-like. He was undecided and despises his yokai side before, but this time he finally learns to accept that his both human and ayakashi which really shows how matured he has become. It also makes him cooler. He’s not the typical protagonist who would always shoulder everything or the self-righteous hero type. He literally trusts his subordinates and knows that he needs them which no doubt makes his character likeable.
About the ANIMATION and SOUND
It hasn’t been that long since the season one so it is extremely surprising that the animation improve this much. The fight scenes are more in details which really makes every action scenes exciting and anticipating. The illustrations and character designs are more refined. The details in the “fear” aura are interesting. It’s really just like using chakra and reiatsu. As always the sounds is so perfect for a story about yakuza and yokai.
About the ENJOYMENT
It is no doubt that this is far better from the previous season. Somehow, it’s kind of unexplainable. It feels like they are two different series. From storyline to characters to fight scenes to animation to sounds; every element of the series improves tremendously. It’s not boring anymore and there are no longer dull moments. The back story of Nurarihyon made me love his character even more. He’s so cool and interesting. Now, this is more like a story about battles between groups with strong members. This is definitely making me like stories about team, group, crew, and gang fights even more. I just love stories that don’t let just one character to fight. The ending is a little bit of disappointing but in a greater note, at least this obviously means there should be a sequel which I prefer than having it really ends here.
Jul 17, 2012
I said it before and I will say it again: Nurarihyon is a very sexy Yokai! In Season 2, we even get 3 Nurarihyon! woohoo!
Anyway, i'll make this short. In my opinion, Season 2 is better. I know I scored them the same but I guess i like the theme of the story here.
Season 1 concentrated on the intros and character build-up. Season 2 will be more action, some background/history and more characters. If season 1 was kinda light/funny, season 2 is all business since it is more serious.
- Nura Rihan, Nura Rikuo, Nurarihyon
- All Action, Less Kana
- Stronger villains
- Very good beginning but it kinda went downhill
- Story feels rushed after eps10
- Ended abruptly
Recommended to those who watched and who are interested to watch Season 1. Looking forward to Season 3! :)