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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: 7.771 (scored by 65,707 users)
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Ranked: #9222
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Popularity: #463
Members: 144,350
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- 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 
report Recommended by hao-sama
Both have protagonists whose appearance changes during fight scenes and both include demons (yokai) and exorcists. 
report Recommended by YukuZetsuji
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 
report Recommended by ElemenT
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. 
report Recommended by Lyfa
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. 
report Recommended by Galatea
Both main characters are partly human and youkai and have long white hair in their youkai form. They both are strong and get along with humans. 
report Recommended by kitten320
A young boy must succeed his famous grandfather. Both also have supernatural and fantasy themes. 
report Recommended by Talu
First and foremost it gives the same vibe.
Transformation of Protagonist.
Fighting with Youkai.
Protagonist is both Youkai and Human hence connects two worlds together.
Kind Protagonist.
Past History with main rival.
1st season is episodic.
Romantic feelings. 
report Recommended by Don_Maou
Both happen to have stories revolving around Japanese demons, half breeds and have very bright, crisp styles. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have the human yokai transformation for the main character, with alot of mystery of the relationship between the yokai part and human part of the main character. 
report Recommended by Geekhavok94
both deal with supernatural non human beings and similar style of art 
report Recommended by Denmark-Chan
Both are about Youkai.
report Recommended by shinki7
Both are set in the human world as well as the demonic world, and the demonic world setting is very similar to Nurarihyon's.  
report Recommended by chrissy12
Both are related to the Yokai world althought Nurarihyon no Mago is more serious. 
report Recommended by MJSpice
Similar theme and setting (although Nuraihyon no Mago tends to be set in the modern era). Battle involving historical weapons and ninja techniques are worth noting as well. Both series involves a group of warriors and the main characters has a hidden power. 
report Recommended by Stark700
In these Anime's, the main characters live with there grandfather, their parents one or both are deceased. Their grandfathers are well known members of their society that hold great power and prestige. Both main characters begin to assimilate in there role as "Heirs" to there grandfather and work and meet different people. Creating different bonds and friendship, going through different complicated rough ships and more!

The difference between the two is that Princess Lover, has a huge Harem/Romance aspect. While there is a sub harem in Nura with a hint of romance. One includes normal Humans while the other is about Yokai (Demons).  read more 
report Recommended by Luinex
If you're interested in Japanese folk legends 
report Recommended by SamuraiBlue19
The thing that is similar is that both the princess and Rikuo are naturaly soft. Even though on other circumates (Rikuo has another side of his personality and Arita switched her body with another person), they both become rather cocky and very skilled in combat. 
report Recommended by Kyo-
I got a similar feeling watching both of these series. Although Nura takes place in a more modern setting, both series shares similar structures that are similar to those of the Edo-era.

Both series also involves a group of characters in an organization/clan with their own ambitions and objectives. The antagonists of the series endangers the lives of others and it's up to them to stop them.

There's action, drama, comedy, and supernatural themes involved. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Omamori Himari and Nurarihyon no Mago are both extremely similar. Why? Because they both are based around the theme of ayakashi. In Omamori Himari, the male protagonist Amakawa Yuuto is the one that inherited the Amakawa family's powers, but does not want to be a Demon Slayer. Similarly, in Nurarihyon no Mago, the male protagonist Nura Rikuo is the grandson of Nurarihyon, the supreme commander of the Nura clan (the dominant clan), but does not want to be the one leading the clan.

They both eventually meet a lot of comrades, and accept their fate. Although Nurarihyon no Mago does not have elements of  read more 
report Recommended by thesnnitro
Both of these animes are about the world of youkai and a boy trying to hide them from his friends. Otheer than that the plot are different but their both amazing 
report Recommended by allanimes8
- Both have to deal with a lot of monsters/demons
- Both MCs are real OP
- Both have characters with undying loyalty to the MC 
report Recommended by pokerocker19
If you appreciated the storytelling of Nuraihyon, a coming of age story where a young man trains and is groomed as a leader, then that is a notable similarity. Additionally, the use of sexuality is not thrown in their for some cheap entertainment.

It's also worth noting that Arslan is a series that takes itself a tad more serious. 
report Recommended by TheZarrox
-Main character's hides his abilities and wonders if his friends find out , they may think that hes weird
-Creatures that cant be seen by humans / hide from humans 
report Recommended by Lynffy
Gugure! Kokkuri-san is Nurarihyon No Mago on crack. If you like japanese mythology anime with a better story and still have captivating characters like Kokkuri-san, be my guest. 
report Recommended by IsaChu
Both series have a conflict of Exorcists/Onmyoujis vs Demons/Kogane.
Both include details of Exorcist activities, powers and myths.
They are also both action-oriented series. 
report Recommended by GoldenPincers
lots of similarities, starting with the main characters looking similar. both have that good verses evil thing and both prodginist's have heir own band of ''mosters'', negi's being his students with special abilities and nura with his monsters.
also both main characters have some form of special ability which makes them stronger than almost everyone else i,e, negi being a mage and nura transforming into an ultimately powerful ninja/mage

both have their cutesy and serious moments and both have their romancy love triangles. 
report Recommended by kefkas_big_sis
the two animes are about spirits, in addition to finding similar characters and both have an awesome storyline 
report Recommended by arthurmz
Two stories revolving around the interactions of Yokai and humans and what it means to be either one. Great animation, great stories and great characters set these two anime apart. 
report Recommended by noirgrimoir
Both are quality supernatural shounens
Both deal with the balance between humans and youkais
Both deal with protagonists that have to take over from their legendary grandparent.
If you like one then you would like the other 
report Recommended by Soccersss
Both have a protagonist who have an "another self". In Nura, his other self is his Youkai form. Like in Yu-Gi-Oh! the other form is more strong and confident and eventually is what the protagonist want to become (and later manage to become). Both series focus on the character development and how they keep trying to change theirselves to face all the danger they are going to have to fight. The main difference is pacing, Nura is really straight to the point, where Yu-Gi-Oh! takes it's time and, for some, overstay it's welcome. 
report Recommended by Matsu_Felgrand
Both male leads defeat youkais, and said male lead isn't human, along with a lot of the other cast. One of the female leads are humans and is involved with the male lead. The male lead is extremely overpowered, but rather stupid. The said male lead is involved in a demon patrol, but that male lead is the only one who can actually fight. There is a person who uses ice to defeat youkai in both anime. 
report Recommended by MisaTange
Both series are similar, fight of good v. evil, demons, small romance, etc... However, D. Gray-Man is a bit more serious and dark; might jerk a tear or two from you. 
report Recommended by Aiege_Rikumaru
If you liked Jigoku Sensei Nube you will like Nurarihyon, the slight difference is that Nurarihyon is more teenage-themed with a big responsability of being half human/half yukai, and JSN is more like a dutty from Sensei Nube to protect everyone using his curse as a way of defense, but both main characters share the same feeling: BE STRONG, HIDE ALL THE YUKAI! or destroy the ones causing troubles if u cant argue with them...  
report Recommended by Masked_Skull
Both animes deal with the main character fighting against demons known as yokai's, and both have a lot of other strange characters. They are both very interesting to watch. 
report Recommended by srlacount
Both involve demons and other figures from Japanese folklore. The main protagonist of both series has a prominent relationship with these figures. 
report Recommended by shadowsword
Both protagonists can see youkais (which are drawn really cute) and has super-powers. 
report Recommended by Zeino
Both deal with Yokai but Hoozuki is more comedy based unlike Nurarihyon which is more serious. 
report Recommended by MJSpice
"Good" demons and "good" pirates even though that's contradictory to their very nature.  
report Recommended by onepieceisbetter
Both series involve the main male protagonist having 2 appearances while having the same memory (For Mago it's a while before he retains his memory of his other self).

And.... the male guy has a crush on a girl who likes his other self, and the girl thinks that the other self is his friend.

Differences: Mago is youkai-related while Kampfer focuses on ecchi and fighting between 2 sides: red and blue. 
report Recommended by Dunkjoe
Both are with demons and swordplay 
report Recommended by Black-Flash
Similarity between these might come from the same "level of seriousness". Not totally philosophical and not gory, but on the other hand not sweet, cute or hilarious. Lots of monsters here and there (all presented in convincing way). Young protagonists with problems of role in the world and identity. NnM is more graphical (nice 3D usage) and story is not as complex as 12K, imho mainly because setting in modern Japan and not in a parallel world. 
report Recommended by odolany
in this shonen anime there are no duel monsters but there are yukai and the hero has two personalities just like yugi while the heroine reminded me alot of anzu..thank god there is no seto kaiba replacement here!! 
report Recommended by tooth
In both, the protagonist is a powerful heir of a supernatural (god/demon) family but tries to live as an average human, causing funny situations. Both also have a romantic storyline. 
report Recommended by Arrvilja
In both comedies, the protagonist is an heir of a powerful clan, but tries to live a normal life and thus hides his true identity while having to solve the problems of the clan. Both also have a romantic plot line. Plus, both have supernatural (in Gokusen it is a human-like talking dog). 
report Recommended by Arrvilja
xxxHolic has the same athmosphere with Yokai. Another similarity is that both main characters are weak even through in Nurarihyon the character transforms into a strong Yokai 
report Recommended by deebam2010
Both anime have supernatural non human characters in both urban/fantazy settings. Their styles are similar - with figting action and comedy+ drama. Though Noragami is a short series, it resembles Nurarihyon no Mago, just characters have kami's (gods) powers.  
report Recommended by Halettan
The hero in this two anime has the same personality and charisma. 
report Recommended by Yuuki-Sama