Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

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  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 102 Seasons
  • 7.4  (825)

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is an anime series based on the manga of the same name created by Hiroshi Shiibashi. It follows the story of Nura Rikuo, a young boy who is the grandson of the supreme commander of the Yokai Clan, Nurarihyon. However, unlike his grandfather, who is loved and respected by all Yokai, Rikuo is half-human and half-Yokai, struggling to come to terms with his identity and place in the world.

Set in modern-day Japan, the show takes place in a world where humans and Yokai live alongside each other, but they are largely unaware of the Yokai's existence. The Yokai Clan, which is made up of various supernatural creatures such as demons, spirits, and monsters, is ruled by the Nurarihyon, who is considered to be the most powerful Yokai of them all.

Rikuo, who is initially reluctant to embrace his Yokai side and succeed his grandfather as the next Nurarihyon, slowly starts to understand and appreciate his heritage as he becomes embroiled in various conflicts between human and Yokai factions. Along with his loyal friends and followers, who are mostly Yokai themselves, Rikuo must navigate both worlds and learn to master his powers in order to protect those he cares about and prevent a possible war between humans and Yokai.

The show features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique personalities and backstories. Rikuo is a relatable protagonist who is not overpowered from the start, but instead, must work hard to gain the respect and trust of his fellow Yokai. His human friend, Kana, serves as a love interest and a source of support for Rikuo as he struggles with his identity. Meanwhile, his Yokai companions, such as the loyal and protective Yuki Onna, the hot-headed and impulsive Kubinashi, and the aloof and mysterious Kejoro, provide both comic relief and dangerous allies during battle.

The show also includes a number of villains, ranging from rogue Yokai who seek to overthrow the Nurarihyon and seize power for themselves, to human factions who want to eradicate all Yokai from society. Along the way, Rikuo must navigate political intrigue, confront his own fears and doubts, and ultimately prove himself worthy of leading the Yokai Clan.

Visually, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is a stunning anime with vibrant colors, detailed character designs, and fluid action sequences. The animation is well-choreographed, and the fight scenes are often intense and exciting. The show also features a memorable soundtrack that adds to the atmosphere and enhances the emotional impact of key scenes.

Overall, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is a compelling and entertaining anime that combines elements of action, fantasy, and coming-of-age stories. Its exploration of identity and heritage, as well as its many dynamic characters and engaging plotlines, make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is a series that is currently running and has 102 seasons (78 episodes). The series first aired on July 5, 2010.

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The Fate of the Demon Capital
13. The Fate of the Demon Capital
December 25, 2011
A look back on past events as the Nura clan, led by Rikuo, and the Keikain onmyoji, led by Yura, each take on the powerful Kyoto yokai.
Rikuo's Declaration
12. Rikuo's Declaration
December 18, 2011
In order to defeat the powerful Abeno Seimei, the Nura clan yokai and Tono yokai entrust their power of a Hundred Demons to Rikuo.
Banquet of Darkness
11. Banquet of Darkness
December 11, 2011
Abeno Seimei has been resurrected back into this world. With the Devil's Blade in his hand, Seimei proclaims that he will build a demon capital ruled by darkness. Rikuo must stop Seimei at all costs, and the final showdown begins.
Fragments of the Past
10. Fragments of the Past
December 4, 2011
Rikuo is overwhelmed by Hagoromo-Gitsune's full power in her Nine-Tail form. Heavily beaten, Rikuo attempts to settle the score against the most powerful ayakashi by reaching out to the memories of the host possessed by Hagoromo-Gitsune.
9. Birth
November 27, 2011
Hagoromo-Gitsune has given birth to her son, Nue, and the Kyoto yokai rejoice. However, Rikuo realizes that the newborn Nue can still be stopped, and with help from Yura and Ryuji, he proceeds to attack.
The Cycle of Rebirth
8. The Cycle of Rebirth
November 20, 2011
Hagoromo-Gitsune is about to give birth inside Nijo Castle's Nuegaike pond. Rikuo and his allies race to stop Hagoromo-Gitsune from giving birth, but standing in their way is Kidomaru, who intends to prevent their advancement at all cost.
A Bond of Trust
7. A Bond of Trust
November 13, 2011
The battle between Rikuo and Tsuchi-Gumo reaches its climax. Meanwhile, Nurarihyon enters Nijo Castle to confront Hagoromo-Gitsune for the first time in 400 years, where he discovers the evil existence that the Kyoto yokai are trying to bring forth.
Entrust it All to Me
6. Entrust it All to Me
November 6, 2011
During his training with Gyuki, Rikuo learns that by accepting his human side, and believing in his allies, he can become stronger. Completing his training, Rikuo then sets out to save Tsurara from Tsuchi-Gumo by using the technique of the Lord of a Hundred Demons, "Equip."
Equipping a Hundred Demons
5. Equipping a Hundred Demons
October 30, 2011
As the battle in Kyoto intensifies, the Keikain onmyoji and the Nura clan yokai realize that only by working together can they become a match against the Kyoto yokai. Meanwhile, Rikuo continues his training at Mt. Kurama, where he must discover what is necessary to become stronger.
Shared Past
4. Shared Past
October 23, 2011
Hagoromo-Gitsune takes up residency in Nijo castle, having destroyed all eight of the onmyoji seals. Now, the onmyoji and Nura clan must try to get past the Kyoto yokai in order to reseal the area.
Descent into Darkness
3. Descent into Darkness
October 16, 2011
Rikuo is left severely beaten by Tsuchi-Gumo, when Gyuki arrives to take him to Mt. Kurama for treatment. There, Gyuki tells Rikuo that in order to become stronger, he must embrace his human side and surpass the "Fear" of his grandfather Nurarihyon.
An Ayakashi to Avoid
2. An Ayakashi to Avoid
October 9, 2011
Having reunited with Yura, Rikuo is introduced to Hidemoto Keikain, the 13th Heir. But the Keikain onmyoji and Nura clan members are suddenly attacked by Tsuchi-Gumo, an ayakashi who seeks only to fight the strongest.
Torii Labyrinth
1. Torii Labyrinth
October 2, 2011
At Fushime-Inari Shrine, Awashima the Amanojaku falls into a trap set by the Kyoto yokai 27-Faced-Senju-Mukade. Now, Awashima must use "Possession" to cut through the enemy's "Fear."
Where to Watch Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is available for streaming on the VIZ Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 5, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (825)