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Nabari no Ou – 12

「意志」 (Ishi)

Episode at a Glance:
Realizing that Miharu plans to use the Shinrabanshou powers to help Yoite, Raimei insists on lending a hand in some way after coming to terms with what happened between Raikou and her family. Hearing this, Miharu asks her to help him get Banten’s forbidden scroll, even if it’s just information on it, which Raimei surprisingly agrees to. In the meantime, Miharu gets the Idzuna Shingan scroll from Katou (which Kotarou secretly permits with a plan in mind) and uses it to join the Kairoushuu. Having received a written invitation from the Kouga to see Miharu, Hattori believes this is perfect timing, but is unaware that this is (most-likely) part of Kotarou’s plan. After eating together, Yoite tells Miharu not to be so perplexed/concerned about him since he probably just wants to save Kumohira and the others, which makes Miharu think how different he is from when they made their promise. The next day, Yukimi, Raikou, Yoite, and Miharu pick up some new clothes before heading off towards Kouga as part of the invitation, where they plan to obtain the village’s forbidden scroll.


Next Episode:
「眠らない学舎」 (Nemuranai Manabiya)
“School that Doesn’t Sleep”

I’m finding it a bit hard to pick sides now since the Kairoushuu are surprisingly “normal”, just like the Fuuma and Banten side we’ve become so accustomed to. While the Kairoushuu’s goals are presented as the antagonist’s side of things, the way they carry out their Nabari world conduct is no different than our protagonists. Because of this, I get the feeling that characters from both sides (other than Miharu and Yoite) will end up working together at some point down the road. That’s not to say I’m expecting some sort of Earth Alliance + ZAFT -> Orb outcome, but simply the scenario where the line between who’s supposedly good and bad begins to blur.

On another note, I’m finding Yukimi’s “saying it like it is” lines pretty funny lately, probably because that’s the type of humour I personally use in real life. Most of his lines are pretty sarcastic, much like a tsukkomi in a manzai routine.

Next time, ninjas from Kouga…?

P.S. Raikou can’t drive worth a damn. Quite the epic failure if I do say so myself.


- Rokujou Miharu (六条 壬晴) / Kugimiya Rie (釘宮 理恵)
- Yoite (宵風) / Saiga Mitsuki (斎賀 みつき)
- Kumohira Thobari Durandal (雲平・帷・デュランダル) / Namikawa Daisuke (浪川 大輔)
- Aizawa Kouichi (相澤 虹一) / Hino Satoshi (日野 聡)
- Shimizu Raimei (清水 雷鳴) / Fujimura Ayumi (藤村 歩)
- Yukimi Kazuhiko (雪見 和彦) / Tsuda Kenjirou (津田 健次郎)
- Hattori Toujuurou (服部 柊十郎) / Nakata Jouji (中田 譲治)
- Ichiki (一季) / Amano Yuri (天野 由梨)
- Shimizu Raikou (清水 雷光) / Suwabe Junichi (諏訪部 順一)
- Amatatsu Kazuho (天立 和穂) / Kano Yui (鹿野 優以)
- Fuuma Kotarou (風魔 小太郎) / Okiayu Ryoutarou (置鮎 龍太郎)
- Katou Sourou (加藤 候) / Kakihara Tetsuya (柿原 徹也)
- Grandmother (祖母) / Takizawa Kumiko (滝沢 久美子)
- Customer (客) / Saitou Jirou (斉藤 次郎)
- Customer (客) / Mori Natsuki (森 夏姫)
- Occhan (おっちゃん) / Matsuda Kenichirou (松田 健一郎)
- Shopkeeper (店主) / Sugino Hiroomi (杉野 博臣)
- Wife (妻) / Oda Fumi (織田 芙美)

June 24, 2008 at 11:25 am
  • June 24, 2008 at 11:51 amakuma

    Looks like a good episode, catch wait to see Raikou’s driving.

  • June 24, 2008 at 11:53 amakuma

    *catch -> can’t

  • June 24, 2008 at 12:13 pmLlora-chan

    Raikou’s hat must be on too tight.

    Me: Raikou-san! Take off your hat! You apparently can’t see the road with that thing on.
    Raikou: (turns around to face me) I LIKE my hat, so I’m going to keep it on!
    Me: Gya! The road! The road! Look in front of you!!!
    (Crash) BAD END

    Can’t wait to see the episode ^^

  • June 24, 2008 at 1:03 pmAsa

    I LOL’d when I saw that the Idzuna Shingan was hidden inside a porn DVD box.

    Raikou is amazing in all his bad fashion sense and bad driving skills glory.

  • June 24, 2008 at 1:42 pmyomax

    This ep is sux. Just like the previous one. The only action was Raimei vs. Raikou and even that fight was short. This anime is bad. And i mean baaaaad.

  • June 24, 2008 at 2:02 pmHoshi

    “…but simply the scenario where the line between who’s supposedly good and bad begins to blur.” Definitely seeing that too. Then who’s the antagonist in this series? They’d better make clear soon, or else this series will go plain soon…

    O____O Is that Miharu in a girl’s uniform?!

  • June 24, 2008 at 2:22 pmblinx01

    @ yomax
    It sounds to me like you were expecting some sort of generic Shonen action series. You’re sadly mistaken though as this isn’t full of brainless fights every episode. I suggest you revert back to Naruto for your ninja adventures…

  • June 24, 2008 at 3:35 pmnyaa~~

    at last …already come to this part(actually its next week)
    i’ve been waiting for alya

  • June 24, 2008 at 4:03 pmAsa

    For those of you thinking Nabari is a good vs. evil shounen fighting series: it isn’t. It’s a series about the the characters and how they develop and interact with others. None of the characters are clearly good or evil. So yes, please look elsewhere for your generic shounen fighting.

    That being said, I’m also really looking forward to the Alya arc. It’s my favorite arc of the series so far.

  • June 24, 2008 at 4:10 pmkumo

    @blink01: I second that. Well said.

    In any case, thank you Omni for another summary! I can’t wait until the Show Spoiler ▼

  • June 24, 2008 at 5:00 pmDarkReign

    Are the summer preview soon coming up?

  • June 24, 2008 at 5:17 pmKaitune

    The story cover through the material pretty fast. But I am glad that they would probably be able to cover vol.7-9 with the left 12 episodes.

    Personally, I like Kairoushuu’s side the most. May be due to the fact that I like people on the team such as Yukimi and Raikou.

  • June 24, 2008 at 6:17 pmDana

    If anyone still thinks this is your usual generic shounen perhaps we can convince them that Bleach is Yaoi.

    Ninja’s were about more than fighting, they were about strategy and skill and…shudo.

  • June 24, 2008 at 6:45 pmLithium17

    I’ve only watched the first 4 episodes of this series so far, although I have up to ep 10 on my hard drive,…. I don’t know how much time has passed in the story since the first ep, but doesn’t Miharu look a bit oder here?

  • June 24, 2008 at 9:11 pmcalde

    Here we have a gakuen(school) anime upcoming next week.

  • June 24, 2008 at 11:24 pmKaitune


  • June 25, 2008 at 12:29 amSailor Enlil

    I wonder what exactly they’re conveying to each other here
    If they were also sticking their thumbs outward with those hands then it would potentially constitute a two-way love confession :D

    Getting a bit moe here? :D

    LOL :D

    Good thing Raikou never appears in Wangan Midnight or Initial D

  • June 25, 2008 at 12:50 pmakuma

    It was Divine who wrote this, not Omni

  • June 27, 2008 at 11:42 amalbeitalways

    @Sailor Enlil


    I think this means there’s hope for Miharu x Raime here. Or maybe they just want to show there’s a slight, I mean, very slight, possibility of a hetero pairing from the cast of the main characters.

  • June 30, 2008 at 12:30 ammiden

    lmao @ raikou’s driving of the 5-6seconds near end of episode :))

  • July 1, 2008 at 2:17 pmXylona

    Or maybe they’re just saying good-bye to each other…
    I don’t see anything to look into with the hand sign they gave each other. For all we know, they could be saying ‘Rock and Roll!’ :P