Nurarihyon no Mago

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

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Synonyms: The Grandson of Nurarihyon, Grandchild of Nurarihyon
Japanese: ぬらりひょんの孫
English: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
French: Nura: Le Seigneur des Yokai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2010 to Dec 21, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:44 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.611 (scored by 116567116,567 users)
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Ranked: #13842
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Popularity: #857
Members: 267,235
Favorites: 1,351

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Rikuo Nura, a part-youkai and part-human boy, grew up as the young master of the Nura Clan. Comprising youkai of all shapes and sizes, Rikuo treated the clan like family, however, he learned that he was the only one among his classmates who saw them in this light. To most, they were terrifying creatures of folklore who ate children and relished in bloodshed. Taking this to heart, he swore to live his life as a normal human.

Normalcy, however, is hard to come by for young Rikuo. Complicating his goal are his youkai attendant, who under the name Tsurara Oikawa, goes to school alongside him; the young onmyouji Yura Keikain; and his close friend Kiyotsugu, who idolizes youkai and hopes to prove their existence. To make matters worse, rival youkai and other entities threaten to harm those Rikuo holds dear.

If he wants to protect what's important to him, Rikuo must acknowledge his ancestry—that he is the grandson of the legendary Nurarihyon—and transform at night into a youkai, becoming worthy of being the next leader of the Nura Clan.

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Advanced screenings of the first two episodes of Nurarihyon no Mago were held in select TOHO Cinemas on June 13 and 20 of 2010. The full anime aired on Yomiuri TV, Tokyo MX, Chuukyou TV, BS11, Animax, among other stations in Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakurai, Takahiro


Yabe, Masahito


Toriumi, Kousuke


Sugita, Tomokazu


Hoshino, Takanori


Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 24)


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 ...
Dec 27, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 4, 2011
I was looking forwad to this show, as i had heard a lot of good things about its source. After the first episode i felt euphoric; a shounen that would provide bad ass fights, but has a dark background, and looks like it will avoid the pitfalls of the others. A plot based on the complexity of a nation of youkai but the simplicity of a shounen. A mix of the happy day rikou and the dark mysterious commander at night.

Expectation: 8-9
Episode Scores: -,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-, 5, 5, 3, 2, 6, 7, 6, 5
Actual: 4 (Bad)

However while everything could have been promising every episode i cried about ...

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