Ranked #835

Nurarihyon no Mago

Alternative Titles

English: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Synonyms: The Grandson of Nurarihyon, Grandchild of Nurarihyon
Japanese: ぬらりひょんの孫


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2010 to Dec 21, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 48,686 users)
Ranked: #8352
Popularity: #404
Members: 101,180
Favorites: 774
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Rikuo Nura appears to be an average middle school student. No one knows that he comes home every day to a house full of youkai, nor that he transforms into the all-powerful leader of these spirits at night. However, much to the disappointment of many, Rikuo is determined to live as normal a life as possible.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nura, Rikuo
Nura, Rikuo
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Oikawa, Tsurara
Oikawa, Tsurara
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Keikain, Yura
Keikain, Yura
Maeda, Ai
Maeda, Ai
Ienaga, Kana
Ienaga, Kana
Hirano, Aya
Hirano, Aya


Nishimura, Junji
Nishimura, Junji
Director, Script
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Takahashi, Natsuko
Takahashi, Natsuko
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 Becoming the Lord of Pandemonium
Chimimoryou no Nushi to Nare (魑魅魍魎の主となれ)
Jul 6, 2010
2 Poison Wings Flutter in the Bamboo Thicket
Doku Hane wa Chikurin ni Mau (毒羽根は竹林に舞う)
Jul 13, 2010
3 Yura Keikain and the Kiyojuji Paranormal Patrol
Keikain Yura to Kiyojuuji Kaiki Tanteidan (花開院ゆらと清十字怪奇探偵団)
Jul 19, 2010
4 The Rat of Darkness Devours the Cat
Yami no Nezumi wa Neko wo Kurau (闇の鼠は猫を喰らう)
Jul 26, 2010
5 Red Plum Blossoms on the Demons' Mountain
Oni sumu Yama ni Akaki Ume wa Saku (鬼棲む山に紅き梅は咲く)
Aug 3, 2010

Opening Theme

#1: "Fast Forward" by Monkey Majik (eps 1-12)
#2: "Sunshine" by Monkey Majik (eps 13-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Sparky☆Start" by Katate☆SIZE (eps 1-12)
#2: "Symphonic☆Dream" by Katate☆SIZE (eps 13-23)
#3: "Brilliant☆Message" by Katate☆SIZE (ep 24)

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Sep 6, 2010
Edited this review by the way :)
Grammar Nazis? GTFO lol. This review is not for you. Why not create your own then? :P

Glad that my friend let me watch this great stuff.
Okay now let’s start.
What will you do if you will become a powerful commander?

Story: 9/10
The story revolves around Nura Clan. A Clan of “youkai” that controls 10,000 demons. Amongst them is what they called “supreme commander” a very powerful “youkai”.
Now for the protagonist story so far. Nurarhiyon no Mago didn’t lack story backgrounds at all. They explained what happened in the past with the right execution. Except for the flashbacks that his read more
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Dec 27, 2010
If there's one word I could describe Nurarihyon no Mago, it would have to be BORING.

Having read the adaptation I really had high hopes for this series as the formula to which Mago is about, is seldom used in shonén anime and if done right, would have definitely been one of the better series for 2010.

...but like I said, BORING. Here's why:

Story - 8
Nurarihyon no Mago is a tale of the supernatural. It's a tale of demons and spirits and the co-existence between their kind and ours. It's also a tale of Rikuo Nura and how he takes over his grandfathers clan known as read more
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Jul 6, 2010
"Yet,when dawn breaks,you will return to your human form.And then will you forget that you are an youkai? If the day does not recognize your youkai form.Are you one person by day and another by night?"
"From the moment I became aware of my blood,my wish has been the same."

Nurarihyon no Mago is a breath of fresh air in the supernatural genre.The most awaited anime of the summer 2010,or even of the whole year? Absolutely !When I first read the manga in Autumn 2009 I had the same feeling when I read Fairy Tail,Kaichou wa Maid-sama,Letter Bee etc.,no,they don't have much in common,but it read more
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May 1, 2011
Ah...Nurarihyon no Mago. An interesting anime indeed.

Before I start reviewing, I have to admit, I'm a big sucker for Jun Fukuyama voicing characters with alter egos (e.g. Lelouch/Zero in Code Geass, Ryner/Ryner with Alpha Stigma activated in Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu and of course, Rikuo Day/Rikuo Night in Nurarihyon no Mago), so excuse me if I sound a bit biased here.

Now, on to the actual review:

Story (7/10): You have your classic reluctant hero, Nura Rikuo, heir to the Nura Clan. 3/4 human and 1/4 youkai, he lives a normal school life by day and controls an army of youkai by night. The story details read more
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Anime: Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
- Both heirs to their respective families, Nura Rikuo and Sawada Tsunayoshi are expected to take up the mantle as their next respective heads, and both are trying to evade their fate.
- Both have their respective cool transformations (Yoru Rikuo and HDWM Tsuna, respectively)
- Both have their own entourage (Nura Clan and Vongola Family)

- Tsuna's still denying it, while Rikuo accepted his role with a bang after the first few episodes
- Tsuna only found out about being boss at the first episode, while Rikuo lived with yokai all his life
- Tsuna seems detached from his HDWM, and  read more 
reportRecommended by hao-sama
Anime: Kekkaishi
There is more than one similarity within these two series. The biggest one is the life of the two main charachters. In the morning Yoshimori (Kekkaishi) and Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago) they going to school having a normal life with their friends, classic Slice of Life anime, but when the Sun goes down they both become a different persons they both chosen ones - so to say, and they are not sure at the beginning are they fit to inherit they grandfathers place! They both protect humans although Rikuo is 1/4 demon!
The fighting, comedy and tension is mutual in both anime's. So there  read more 
reportRecommended by ElemenT
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
Both have protagonists whose appearance changes during fight scenes and both include demons (yokai) and exorcists. 
reportRecommended by YukuZetsuji
Anime: D.N.Angel
Nurarihyon no Mago shares with D.N.Angel a crucial premise: your average teenager dealing with his first crush that can transform in a supernatural, fascinating and strong being. Reason and plot are different, but the feeling the shows both give are similiar. 
reportRecommended by Galatea
Anime: Shounen Onmyouji
A young boy must succeed his famous grandfather. Both also have supernatural and fantasy themes. 
reportRecommended by Talu
Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou
In both anime "youkai" play a keyrole. In both anime as well the maincharacter would like to hide the fact that he can see youkai/is part of a youkai family (In Natsume from his friends and family and in Nurarihyon from his friends)
Even thought Natsume is a slice of life another and Nurarihyon is an action anime, if you like 1 you like both for real. 
reportRecommended by Lyfa

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