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 116603116,603 users)
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Ranked: #13932
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Popularity: #857
Members: 267,405
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 10, 2021
Man where to start, Nurarihyon no mago is one of my all time favorite animes and it's so underrated. I luv the characters, the art, the story and the fights. Nurarihyon no mago is kinda similar to Bleach just more supernatural. It has yokia, demons and awesome fight scenes.

I luv the main character and his goals he 1/4 yokia but instead of harming people he wants to protect everyone

I luv the fights and the cast of characters that help nura on his journey

Overall this is a great series which is super underrated and definitely worth the watch it's way better than most ...
Feb 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Lots of mixed feelings about this series, the concept is good but it's filled with wasted potential.

My opinion is that this series definitely suffered because it focused so much on the yokai side of things while neglecting the human aspect despite the fact that our protagonist is 3/4 human and only 1/4 yokai. The only time I ever felt invested was whenever the human characters aka Rikuo's mom and the Kiyojuji squad, were on screen.

They're always a breath of fresh air considering how much time is spent being suffocated under the oversaturation of the arrogant and honestly unlikable yokai of the Nura clan.
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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