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Nurarihyon no Mago – 02

「毒羽根は竹林に舞う」 (Dokubane wa Chikurin ni Mau)
“Poison Wings Dance in the Bamboo Thicket”

I find one of the humorous points about this series is how all the Yokai go around and do bad deeds because that’s what they are. It’s similar to Monsters, Inc., where all the monsters scare kids because that’s just what monsters do. Humans, likewise, we go to school, go to work, interact with other people because… we’re humans. Philosophical ramblings aside, the second episode was started off fairly light-hearted, with the introduction of the popular Lord Zen who “unknowingly” pressures Rikuo about succeeding his gourd-head gramps as the third head of the Nurarihyon clan. It’s a similar situation to what Tsuna faces in Reborn, and likewise I assume Rikuo will step up at some time and take the position to protect his friends or family (a common theme in anime).

Indeed, almost right after Zen leaves, his servant Hebidayu betrays him after he refused to secede with the Nura clan. Rikuo shows up, transforms into his Night form, and slices open Hebidayu in one slash. Night Rikuo sure is a long shot from his day form. Not only is he apparently insanely strong (even as a quarter-youkai), he’s also a person of few words, my favorite type of character. For now, he’s back to his kiddy “grandpa-choking” form with no memory of his transformation; such a shame, though it’s funny watching him get teased by “Tsurara-chan” who also causes problems for Rikuo and Kana’s relationship. Well actually Yuki-onna messes with him a lot in general.

As with last time, there was a funny omake-like conversation during the preview (which is similar to what Bleach does). Apparently poor Night Rikuo’s head is elongated because he is a Nurarihyon; and I was thinking it was because of too much hair gel. Also as with last time, at the beginning there was a short scene involving Night Rikuo; at this point I don’t see the connection yet, so I’m assuming it’s a preview of the future. Anyways, with a lot of the manga readers saying this series gets good several chapters in, I’ll keep watching. Next week’s episode will show the final main character, Keikain Yura; from my first impression she looks like a soft-spoken yet serious girl.



July 13, 2010 at 12:51 am
  • July 13, 2010 at 1:14 amRei

    I love Yuki-onna XD

    • July 13, 2010 at 1:50 amRyouichi

      I do too :D. Vote Tsurara for waifu!

    • July 13, 2010 at 2:02 amKerfirou

      Yuki-Onna(s) are definitively the cutest girls in Nurarihyon, yep!!!

    • July 13, 2010 at 2:08 amAnnyms

      All hail Yuki-Onna!

    • July 13, 2010 at 2:48 amunlisted

      yuki-onna is a great character. This show is a pretty standard shounen. If this show were a 7 yuki-onna could make it an 8

    • July 13, 2010 at 4:29 amSora no Kaze

      Yuki-onna for the win!

    • July 13, 2010 at 4:42 amGetsuga

      Agreed, guys! :D
      In fact the reason why I first started this series was a screenshot of Yuki Onna… Her eyes just totally got me… Instant-Love! She’s awesome! <3

      • July 13, 2010 at 7:46 amemeraldz

        same to me, I like her eyes too
        plus, her voice melt my heart :) That’s why I watch this

      • July 14, 2010 at 4:11 amquigonkenny

        Yui Horie’s voice has been known to melt a heart or two…

    • July 13, 2010 at 7:34 pmShinjiro

      Definitely a great girl to look forward to this season!

    • July 15, 2010 at 2:28 pmfrubam

      I’m not watching the show, but I read the first 10 chaps of the manga a while back. Still, i’d like to join the Yuki fan club with you guys =03~! She’s awesome!

    • July 17, 2010 at 3:02 pmWeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      Started watching this show because of her too. :D
      I’d be happy if she blows and freezes me all the time. Haha! <3

  • July 13, 2010 at 2:08 amlHyDrAl

    Wow, I’m really loving how the art was changed in the anime. Most often, the quality of art tends to get worse when transferred from manga to anime, especially apparent in Fairy Tail and Negima, though it’s somewhat impossible to capture Akamatsu’s art. But damn this series looks nice. Just makes me wish Fairy Tail was treated with this much care and respect. Also a comment on the episode, the scene where the wind was blowing Kana back, did that lead to anything at all? There wasn’t any pantsu shown so obviously it wasn’t for service purposes and wasn’t in the manga. Guess it’s just the directors way of showing random love for Kana?

    • July 13, 2010 at 2:16 amAnnyms

      Probably just a way to get Hirano Aya more lines in the ep lol.

    • July 13, 2010 at 2:20 amSecsuey

      well, thanks god that this isn’t another drive with fanservice..

      • July 13, 2010 at 4:31 amSora no Kaze

        Fanservice would have taken so much away from this. Plus great graphics!!!!!

    • July 13, 2010 at 6:12 amRei

      I still can’t believe it’s Studio DEEN D: I totally wish Fairy Tail got a better adaptation too. I cry at the animation and turn to the manga for compensation due to butchery of the original.
      Definitely glad no random fanservice xD

    • July 14, 2010 at 5:13 pmdiet otaku

      that was how lord zen got out of the house without her seeing him.

  • July 13, 2010 at 2:56 amDany

    lol Secsuey

    one of my fav mangas plus the anime looks good

    can’t wait the next episode

  • July 13, 2010 at 6:34 amMD

    Well, as I said in Ep 1 review, studio DEEN done a great job here, the characters are even better than in the manga (IMO), Tsurara FTW!! After FSN UBW studio DEEN seems to have an upgrade :)

    • July 13, 2010 at 6:38 amMD

      Forgot this : When I said the characters here in the anime is better than the manga I mean studio DEEN really gave them “souls” here through great designing and coloring and animation :)

  • July 13, 2010 at 7:32 amVermillion

    The art is wonderful. I’m happy that the anime is up to par with the manga.

  • July 13, 2010 at 8:18 amKit Kat

    Aw man, seeing Rikuo with his grampa’s huge elongated head just took away some of his coolness. Now it’s just… hilarious. :D
    Can’t wait to see him permanently stuck in Nurarihyon form, if it ever happens.

    • July 14, 2010 at 1:38 ammako

      It depends in how long is going to be this anime, yes he is 1/4 yokai but there are some times when exceptions occur Show Spoiler ▼

      Ohh and as a side note, good thing they didn’t add transformation secuenses… imagine having to watch rikuo transform every 2 o 3 episodes

      And about the girls, kana doesn’t get enought “screen time” at the manga and as the history goes on she gets even less… maybe they want to get the most from hirano aya

  • July 13, 2010 at 10:24 amTwi

    Hurray, Yura popped up! While I think Tsurara is okay, I gotta vote for Yura!

  • July 13, 2010 at 2:17 pmSuppa Tenko

    I like Tsurara the same reason why I like Kanade.

  • July 14, 2010 at 5:48 amzmil

    Yeah!! for yukionna AKA tsurara and Tenshi AKA Kanade

  • July 14, 2010 at 11:14 pmamc9988

    Love Tsurara,I hope we will get more tsurara in the next episodes!

  • July 15, 2010 at 12:04 amtman

    you okay prooof?

    What happened to the current bleach episode review?

  • July 16, 2010 at 8:21 amZombieland

    Delicious Yuki-onna!

  • July 16, 2010 at 11:22 amxiah

    When Rikuo changes into that red-eyed delicious yokai and talks, my hearts stop a little.

  • July 19, 2010 at 11:45 amZombiebiebie

    It’s Rikuo, not Rikooou

    • July 19, 2010 at 1:24 pmDivine

      I’ve made corrections to his posts and let him know.

  • February 24, 2011 at 4:42 pmkawaii♥tsurara

    i love yuki onna