Nura:rise of the yokai clan
By Scarletrose on Jan, 5 2015 | See all reviews by Scarletrose
For a shounen action series, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan's first thirteen episodes are surprisingly low-key and comfortable while still containing enough action to keep the viewer interested. Based on the manga of the same name by Hiroshi Shiibashi, the series follows unassuming twelve-year-old Rikuo Nura. Rikuo is one-quarter yokai, a fact which enables him to transform into “Night Rikuo,” an older, powerful demonic version of himself, although it may be more accurate to say that Night Rikuo is trapped within Day Rikuo. In any event, Rikuo just wants to be a normal human boy and resists his grandfather's plans to make him into the third clan head. This being the kind of story it is, Rikuo soon learns that his rejection of his yokai heritage has serious consequences not only for the yokai clan, but also for his human friends. This forces him to rather quickly accept who he is, a decision he comes to with what feels like a little too much ease. Nevertheless, as Rikuo comes to terms
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