Manga Monday: Nurarihyon no Mago by Hiroshi Shiibashi

Michael Blaker
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This week I’m covering a series that was cancelled much too soon, although it ran for a good 4 years. I’m talking about Nurarihyon no Mago, or Nurarihyon’s Grandson by Hiroshi Shiibashi.

Plot Synopsis: Rikuo Nura is 3/4 human and 1/4 yōkai. He has a human form in the day but transforms into his yōkai form at night. He lives in a house full of yōkai along with his yōkai grandfather. Trying to escape his fate, he does good deeds in order to avoid becoming a yōkai, despite his grandfather’s wish that Rikuo succeed him as the Third Head of the Nura Clan. Rikuo is different because he helps humans.

Plot: The plot is fairly good, although it devolves into a battle series there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I love seeing all the different Japanese monsters from Mythology, the Yuki-Onna (Snow Lady in Japanese) is probably my favorite. That said I wish the series had continued as it was definitely cut short.

Characters: Rikuo is a likeable guy, and while he’s always so courteous as a human his demonic form is a real jerk sometimes. The rest of the cast is memorable and interesting.

Art: The art for this series is amazing, which is why I started reading it in the first place.

Overall: If you like a good action series, or you want to learn more about Japanese Mythology, you’ll love this series.

For those who like: Shonen Jump, Action, Mythology, Great art.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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2 thoughts on “Manga Monday: Nurarihyon no Mago by Hiroshi Shiibashi”

  1. Hi guys My Name is Emma Walters and Am Big fan of Nurarihyon No Mago Anime series and i have to say that this Nurarihyon No Mago Series is the Best Anime Series to watch and if you guys want to watch the series here’s the links below and and could you guys please Rate the series and each episodes and could anyone know if there going to be season 3 coming out ? and if you guys are fans as well look at Nurarihyon No Mago Fanfiction Website they have amazing stories there if so could you guys Review them as well :D

    1. I don’t usually review series I’ve covered in a seperate format. I don’t cover Fanfiction, ever. As for season 3, no it will probably never happen as the series didn’t sell all that way in Japan and the source material was canceled before finishing it’s story.

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