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Nurarihyon no Mago

Nurarihyon no Mago

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 218
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 10, 2008 to Dec 28, 2012
Authors: Shiibashi, Hiroshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.081 (scored by 12876 users)
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Ranked: #7542
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Popularity: #201
Members: 26,941
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Volumes: /25
Chapters: /218
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Rikuo Nura appears to be an ordinary middle school student. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. In reality, the young boy has one-fourth of youkai blood and is the heir to a large clan of youkai led by his grandfather, Nurarihiyon. As a small child, he was told that youkai often perform evil deeds, leading to his reluctance to succeed the Nura Clan and doing whatever he could to avoid his destiny.

During the night, Rikuo undergoes a transformation into a fearsome youkai who resembles Nurarihiyon in his prime. Realizing that he can use his power to protect others, he accepts his inheritance, aiming to unite all the youkai factions across Japan and establish his own "Night Parade of a Hundred Demons."

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Nurarihyon no Mago was published in English as Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from February 1, 2011 to February 3, 2015; and in Italian as I Signori dei Mostri by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint from April 25, 2010 to May 31, 2014.

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Jun 12, 2017
xiliqs (All reviews)
I decided to write this review because all other people that wrote the reviews here haven't finished the manga....

So first I need to say that I watched both seasons of the anime, and after that I decided to read the manga (started on chapter 134 until 210 and then read the 5 omakes that come after)

I will be sincere, the story starts slow, but after a while it gets really good.
The second main arc (with Hagoromo Gitsune) is the best for me... after that the manga gets a little bit slow again, but then it get's better, SO DON'T GIVE UP

The manga got axed by read more
May 27, 2010
Cobbles (All reviews)
Nurarihyon no Mago had a really bumpy start in my opinion. The first couple chapters were generic, the lead was boring, way too many characters to care about, and it was pretty boring. The whole "youkai" angle just seemed like a cheap gimmick to cover up how utterly bland and mediocre it felt. However despite that, I continued because I thought it had some potential and man oh man did it really become something else. The beginning is EASILY the worst part of the manga. Unlike most shounen, where strong beginnings are the norm, Mago plays it completely differently and does the opposite. It starts read more
Mar 3, 2010
Grimmm (All reviews)
Solid 8's all around (minus the art, which gets a 9 from me).

Story: Nurarihyon no Mago (or Mago for short since I never remember how to spell the Nurarihyon part) is the perfect example of a story that takes time to get really good. It begins with an introduction of our main protagonist, Rikuo Nura, who is a demon...or kinda. He's human, but 1/4 of him is part youkai (/ayakashi/demon). The beginning of the manga really tends to focus on his human life which sort of makes the series boring. I don't know about you, but when I read a series in WSJ, I read more
Oct 31, 2009
Scrypt (All reviews)
Nurarihyon no Mago was an underrated manga I had picked up early 2009 which amalgamates all your typical yakuza/supernatural stories you may have read in the pass and crossing them over to give you an interesting tale about yokai chivalry (which is not always written or portrayed about as we always see yokai/demons as being the bad guys).

The story is about Rikuo Nura(part human/part demon) and his trials to taking over his grandfathers clan the Hyakki Yako. A clan of demons known for their 'fear'.

As your looking at this story from a yokai's perspective, the concept of gauging fear as a level up is what read more


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