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Yakumo Tatsu  
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Kuraki Fuzuchi is a quiet young man who has immense psychic powers and sword skills. He later meets Takeo Nanachi, a college student with similar latent powers. The story opens with Nanachi traveling to a small shrine in the mountains for a festival that only occurs every 49 years in order to purify his (now deceased) grandfatherís sword. There he meets Kuraki and later accidentally stumbles upon Kurakiís initiation ritual as a Shaman. From there on, their lives are inexplicably intertwined as they encounter various ghosts, spirits, demons, and other characters with supernatural powers while the author also provides a parallel running story depicting their previous life.


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Associated Names
Eight Clouds Rising
Giữa muôn trùng mây

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.9 by Storm in Heaven (2373d ago)
v.3 c.8 by Storm in Heaven (2536d ago)
v.3 c.7 by Storm in Heaven (2642d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
10 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 3

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (65 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.07 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 1st 2016, 7:06am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #984 increased(+106)
Monthly Pos #1555 increased(+498)
3 Month Pos #3413 increased(+180)
6 Month Pos #3727 increased(+1001)

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On 319 reading lists
On 409 wish lists
On 41 completed lists
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Love this manga!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by torride
July 26th, 2011, 6:45am
I knew this manga through the OVA and it was very compelling -and sort of leaves you on a cliff I went and read the manga which is totally as awesome as the animation. My only concern is that if this manga has been dropped out of scanlation? I hope someone can tell me if it is, because it'd be such a waste of a good manga!

Oh, and I totally love the shounen ai hints going on between the two smile)
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Great art, cool plot   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by iyakuko
August 12th, 2009, 10:00am
This is a fabulous little series that uses the mythology of the kojiki as a jumping off point. I found both of the main characters appealing, cliches though they are, and the ending emotionally satisfying. The overall plot does rely heavily on mcguffins, but what fantasy quest plot doesn't?

It's not remotely shounen ai, but I think most shounen ai fans will see quite a lot of subtext between the leads.

What a pity that it hasn't been licensed! I think this series is an excellent candidate for professional translation.
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seems interesting   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by Nernel
May 8th, 2009, 12:27am
... the art is beautiful, the bishies hawt, the storyline is actually gripping even though it seems a bit wordy at times.

oh, but -.3 for not being a shounen-ai. i mean, seriously, the tension is staring at you in the face.
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The best of its kind.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Atlanta
August 1st, 2008, 8:59am
Gripping, layered and truly excellent supernatural drama! The art is beautiful, too. While the whole past-life thing has been done many times, this adds something of a new flavor to it. I'm still not sure this is shounen ai, though. (At least, not based on the current scanlations.) Kuraki and Nanachi definitely have some homoerotic tension going on between them, but their past selves were "brothers," so... I dunno. Regardless of whether it turns out to be shounen ai or not, I'm going to be reading this series! Please, In2k2 and SiH, continue with your fine work!

... Last updated on August 1st, 2008, 9:00am
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Pretty Cool !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cutterline
December 12th, 2007, 2:29am
Seen the movie, it was pretty cool. I cant wait to see the continuation of the movie !
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