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Nurarihyon no Mago  
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Rikuo Nura is descended from Nurarihyon, Grand Master of the spirit world, but appears to be just a normal kid. He usually just wants to live peacefully as a human, but when his friends and allies are in trouble, his spirit blood boils, and he transforms into Nurarihyon to wipe out evil! A new concept story combining spirits and chivalry! A piquant, gallant ghost action story!


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Associated Names
Внук Нурарихёна
حفيد نوراريهون
Cucu Nurarihyon
Grandchild of Nurari Hyon
Grandchild of Nurarihyon
Grandson of Nurarihyon
Hậu duệ của Nurarihyon
Nura - A Ascensão do Clã das Sombras
Nura - Le Seigneur des Yokaïs
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nurarihyon's Grandchild

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Bod Rangzen

Latest Release(s)
c.207 by Utopia Scanlations over 5 years ago
c.206 by Utopia Scanlations over 5 years ago
c.205 by Utopia Scanlations over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 16, Chap 134

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1193 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 4th 2018, 7:50am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump Next! (Shueisha)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (25 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #412 increased(+141)
Monthly Pos #708 increased(+63)
3 Month Pos #879 increased(+16)
6 Month Pos #955 increased(+38)
Year Pos #973 decreased(-84)

List Stats
On 3992 reading lists
On 1306 wish lists
On 1637 completed lists
On 204 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Does his identity ever leak? over 2 years ago
Three more chapters... over 3 years ago
Pairing? over 4 years ago
Ending? over 5 years ago
Grandchild of Nurari Hyon TV Anime Gets 2nd Season over 5 years ago

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One of the most overrated manga   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
April 26th, 2016, 9:14am
It baffle me how this manga can be serialized this long and not get axed.

Let start with the character while it was diverse, but the personality was really bland and not unique or remotely interesting, that include all the character. Instead of focusing on the growth or building the personality, the author keep introducing side character that just end up suck. It makes this manga have so many half-assess character. To make thing worse the MC have so many drastic personality change, sometimes so weak sometimes act high and mighty, I'm talking about both human and ayakashi side. Also that hair it looks cool at the start but when it reach chap 80 or so it just look stupid and silly, wtf that hair.

The battle, its sooo boring, there's no clear strength you can't even predict anything sometimes the weak grow strength suddenly without any reason sometimes the strong one feel so weak. There's also sneak attack but that never work, whenever someone able to get behind the enemy they never be able to deliver blow or even a small cut, either they miss or got counter attacked seriously after a while I just know it wont work without turning the page. Of course I finally realize the author just can't draw any cool thing anymore so he just copy paste all old pose, which is why there's so many scene where someone suddenly appear behind, it looks cool at 1st repeat it many times without different outcome just make it silly.

The story, actually the story is quite good, too bad it doesn't have interesting character or battle to accompanied it making the story just barely feel okay.

... Last updated on April 26th, 2016, 9:19am
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Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
by [A]classfashionbunny
November 20th, 2014, 10:58am
It wasn't bad. Typical shounen from the start, not a bad build up with semi-interesting characters... And then something goes horribly, horribly wrong after chapter ~130. Plot goes bonkers, and there are so many things that are plain illogical considering the story is supposed to take place in "normal" world. Ending feels rushed as well.
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Great one for first 135...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MinatoAce
May 20th, 2014, 10:39am
It's a great read to Hagoromo(?) gitsine / Nue ark...
but, after it's ends and hundred tells clan starts...
and you starts to lack interest...
and after 150 it's feels not worth reading...
Though Rihan was a funny one... ^_~
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Great Manga for the first 100chapters   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CorneliusA
May 13th, 2013, 6:42pm
The last 50 chapters is crap leading to an ending in what I'll call the katekyo hitman reborn syndrome. In which you were left wondering what was the point of all this. A lot of questions and plot devices are left unanswered and unsolved. Other symptoms of this syndrome include but are not limited to;
-Somehow making alliances with enemies that hate you with no apparent effort.
-People who should be dead coming back to life.
-Characters who lost power gaining it back through plot hacks
- Random power ups to beat an impossibly strong enemy through the power of friendship aka "friendship punch"
Enjoyable up to the end though
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What yokai element   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by blackmokona
February 16th, 2013, 11:26pm
My friends keep bringing up the yokai element, but to me it's just monster of the week? It takes more than lip service and art style to incorporate a theme.

It's also funny how I like the female characters in Nurarihyon, but I don't like how it treats them, because Tsurara is serious badass but she's characterized by her crush on Nura, and the Hagoromo Gitsune is similarly devoted to her son?

Well beside that the story's got nothing interesting going on, like I guess some characters are interesting but their interactions are so utterly flat. I keep buying this manga because seriously look at the pretty. Like, I don't even read the word balloons anymore, I just give in the look at the pretty.
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A memorable series despite its faults   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kishu
July 13th, 2012, 11:34pm
I find it to be an enjoyable series with superb artwork. Each character has their own unique personality, and the sheer amount of yokai that you can learn about in this manga is amazing. They are portrayed in such a way that they are recognizible to those who are into mythology.
Overall: 9
Art: 10-Artwork is different from many of the other manga i've read. It's unique and yokai are recognizable due to their physical characterristics. Panels that include fighting sequences can be a bit messy, but otherwise, the artwork is amazing.
Characters: 7- Characters all have their own unique personalities. I found the character development lacking in quite a few places, but otherwise decent. One thing that I find annoying is the sheer amount of characters that appear/reappear in the series. Characters that disappear for a while are barely (if even) remembered later on down the storyline.
Plot: 7- Plot is quite repetitive. The plot is also a cliche shounen (Hero fights big bad guy--> Hero loses--> Hero has hissy fit next chapter--> Close friend/ whoever snaps Hero out of emo moment--> Hero somehow becomes unbelievibly stong in a short amount of time--> Hero goes back to defeat enemy--> Next enemy comes in), but despite it being cliche, it is also an excellent series that I will continue to read until the end.
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not bad...   
Rating: N/A
by ruidechen123
February 3rd, 2012, 1:36pm
this is not bad, with potential, unlike the bigger manga, which are now forcing out plot, but the art, i wouldn't say is the best (but defenitely not the worst either) and overall, this is your typical cliche shouen manga, with some relationship between characters, which i admit, is probably one of the strong point for nurarihyon, since none of the other big action manga focuses on romance and bonds, between characters smile
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Great style, decent characterization, Reborn-esque appeals.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by myopius
December 1st, 2011, 11:57am
At the start of the manga, Rikuo's hesitation as a character about what path he wishes to walk mirrored the author's own indecision about how he wanted the story to feel (e.g. balance betwen serious and comic) and what direction he wanted to take various members of the large cast of characters in. There seemed to be a wide variety of bishounen, with few female characters and lots of male comradery, so this manga deserves comparison to Hitman Reborn. I kept reading because there were many good points from the beginning: 1) the characters are all really likable, especially fan favorite Tsurara, with some good "secret identity" character intrigue, 2) the art is beautiful and has only gotten better, and 3) the author really does his research on youkai while putting interesting spins on old ideas. I guess you could say the plot was the weak point, because it progressed only very gradually in an interesting direction.

The manga got better. At some point into the Kyoto arc (the 2nd/3rd major arc, a really long one that composes the entire 2nd season of the anime) NuraMago settled with a mix of a heavy amount of dramatic action, a lot of plot intrigue, and some enjoyable side comedy that doesn't trivialize the plot. Rikuo takes up the mantle of protecting his friends and his family, fighting beside his honorable youkai comrades against aggressive and evil youkai with unpredictable powers. In other words, NuraMago is now a story about Rikuo's battles and those who play important roles in them such as fighting or being in need of protection.

As a change of pace from other WSJ fighter manga, the plot and the action are constantly in motion, with little focus on pride or on 1-on-1 matches. Major points for having the Yuki-Onna youkai Tsurara, be a girl who's constantly fighting, and yet we don't ever hear that "I can't fight girls" line. The main antagonist of the Kyoto arc is also a girl, and she makes quite an impressive villain.

NuraMago is lacking a few things. First is that the characterization is sometimes a bit direct, as the plot intrigue spins things out faster than characters can react interestingly. Second is that while the way that youkai powers work in battle is really clever, it's hard to follow and very hard to measure power levels (compare it to Negima with its billion spell names). Reborn does a way better job with power levels. Third is that the author has, for now, chosen to develop the relationships between characters gradually or indirectly; it's a million times better than little or no development like in Bleach or One Piece, but I still really wish he'd look to Yuyu Hakusho for inspiration there.

As of chapter 180 we're in the middle of the arc after the Kyoto arc, and it feels quite fresh and exciting. The author definitely has a talent for designing great villains.
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Best Series EVER!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kittikiti
June 12th, 2011, 7:56am
i like most manga i read but this is one of the best so far y:awesome art, action where needed, humor, great character reactions, good character personalities, youkai are scary-ish looking, outfits are really cool and traditional, the 1/4 of youkai really adds drama to Rikou's life and my fav part is his really big personality change from day form to night form
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Beautiful and Interesting   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by whistlebird
May 21st, 2011, 7:42pm
One of the things I love most about this manga is the art style. It's got a very traditional Japanese and calligraphic feel to it while not appearing outdated at all. It's like a perfect mix of that neat, bold flow and typical school shounen style. I kind of feel like the story and characters are the same way- all kinds of traditional type youkai (plenty to keep you eye and brain busy without being confusing) and the somewhat strange but otherwise normal kids from middle school. There's mystery, there's action, suspense, hilarity and a little bit of romance, all the things I like in a manga. And though, ya, the battles can get a little long-winded sometimes (it's a shounen thing apparently, can't escape it) they have enough surprises and cool twists to keep me interested.
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