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Yakumo Tatsu (Manga)

Yakumo Tatsu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eight Clouds Rising
Japanese: 八雲立つ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1992 to Nov 5, 2002
Authors: Itsuki, Natsumi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 7.361 (scored by 69 users)
Ranked: #54482
Popularity: #11041
Members: 287
Favorites: 1
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Synopsis

Kuraki Fuzuchi is a quiet young man who has immense psychic powers and sword skills. He later meets Takeo Nanachi, a college student with similar latent powers. The story opens with Nanachi traveling to a small shrine in the mountains for a festival that only occurs every 49 years in order to purify his (now deceased) grandfather’s sword. There he meets Kuraki and later accidentally stumbles upon Kuraki’s initiation ritual as a Shaman. From there on, their lives are inexplicitly intertwined as they encounter various ghosts, spirits, demons, and other characters with supernatural powers while the author also provides a parallel running story depicting their previous life.

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Adaptation: Yakumo Tatsu


Characters

 Kuraki
Fuzuchi, Kuraki
Main
 Takeo
Nanachi, Takeo
Main
 Maid Kayoko
Maid Kayoko
Supporting
 Ushio
Fuzuchi, Ushio
Supporting


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Mar 4, 2015
Maz-Maz
Yakumo Tatsu follows Nanachi, a 21 year-old university student, who goes on a trip with his seniors to Izumo village. Why Izumo? Well, because the leader of this expedition wants to gather info for his new play with the theme of ancient Japan. But what they find there are suspicious villagers who want to kick them out, a teenager with hormonal mood-swings, closed-door witchcraft and-
RITUAL MURDER! Dumdumdah!

First of all, the art was mainstream. No details, a little lack of consistency and disproportionate mumbo-jumbo. It wasn't the shoujo sparkly-sparkle, big round lava-lamp eyes with omnipresent flower backgrounds, type of mainstream; it was the I’m-too-lazy-and-inartistic-to-have-stylised-illustrations type. Not read more
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They are both closely connected to ancient Japanese swords. YT is a lot darker, with the swords being tools for fighting evil, while the Katana Series is a bit lighter, with the problems revolving around the swords themselves. The main characters are also similar, in that they both are easy-going, glasses-wearing guys who don't really want to get involved. They also both come from ancient sword-smithing families. 
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