Nurarihyon no Mago – first impressions

July 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm 3 comments

Since the days of old, people have feared demons. The one who stood at the head of these demons, a man who commandeered the ‘Hyakki-Yakou’, known to all as the Supreme Commander of Demons himself…”

Nura and his demon friends

I must admit, even though I did watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood faithfully, I’ve never been a real fan of shounen mangas and anime series. I quickly got bored of your mainstream money-makers Naruto and Bleach, and I’ve never really caught on the whole shounen business. However, if you do enjoy these series, you’ll probably enjoy Nurarihyon no Mago a lot.

"Are you always like that, or are you just happy to see me?"

It’s some about some grandson of the head of a large demon (youkai) clan who has a quarter of demon blood in him. However, due to this, he lives out the majority of his life as a ‘normal’ human, with only one occasion where he has reverted to his true demonic form.

Nura's 'real' form

The concept is decent enough and the characters aren’t actually annoying. It’s not overfilled with gratituitous amounts of fanservice, and it’s hardly over-dramatic. In fact, the whole episode is never over-something. The humour, drama and characterisation are all fairly level.

The effects of sun damage

That all results in a pretty tame first episode. I heard the manga does get very good later on, so I’m gonna assume the anime will pick up soon-ish.

OP: nice tune; everything else is pretty orthodox.

ED: cute and somehow catchy.

Under pressure~


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fabrice  |  July 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I personally liked it. It makes me want to know what happened four years ago and what happens next. I hope that Rikuo isn’t a flop as a character. His demon self seems cool, but his human self… well he’s just average so far. I hope that the pacing isn’t too slow as there’s only 24 episodes, usually shounen are really long.

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  • 2. Baka!  |  July 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    It was really childish but then that’s what was expected…

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  • 3. Reltair  |  July 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I have to watch this series to see him power up and become pro.

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