Posted on 31 August 2010 with categories: Nurarihyon no Mago



Well, it was a bit of a wait, but this episode definitely delivered. Gyuki’s climax definitely was worth the wait, and this episode really changed the course of this series now that Rikuo stopped running away from his demon side, while at the same time not abandoning his human side as Gyuki suggested. It’s great to already see character-development at this stage in the series.

I also see why the previous episode was so necessary, as it really explained the loyalty behind Gyuki’s actions, added to Gyuki’s pride as a youkai. In either case, it’s great to see that the people in this series are willing to grab their own responsibilities instead of running away. I guess that that was the entire point of these introduction arcs.

I do hope that either Rikuo’s classmates will develop like this, or that the story is indeed going to move away from them, as the youkai part of this series is looking to be a lot more interesting than the human part. I understand why they were necessary, though.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

3 Responses

  1. Ransom says:

    Rikuo certainly embraced his youkai side but regarding his human side… It’ll take him a while to completely accept it.

    Next episode preview promises to be really interesting, at least it’s manga counterpart really was. I think that since the production team has managed to do a nice performance with the atmosphere, the outcome will be good… I just wonder if they intend to use two episodes for that part or just one for this mini-arc.

  2. wandering-dreamer says:

    In the manga after this point Rikuo starts to focus more on the yokai activities so, while his classmates are still there in the background a good deal of the time they don’t really get developed (with the exception of Yura).

  3. Mushyrulez says:

    Personally I’d like it more if they focus more on ta ‘YO GUIZ, I’M A BADASS YOUKAI LEADER’ instead of ‘Oh lolololol we’re stupid kids who want ta like look at ghosts and stuff :V’.

    But that’s just me, obviously nobody else agrees :V

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  • K-Off
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:36 AM)
    @bam Seriously. The best way to create jobs is putting factories back in the small American towns, not raising the salary of the Koch Brothers or ignoring T-Mobile’s unethical money leeching.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:34 AM)
    I’m gonna leave this subject with one last personal gripe: How do we keep defending the banks as our primary job creators? How many jobs have they created since the bail-outs and the great quarterly turn-arounds that it provided for them? Too big to fail?! as the great late Robin Williams once said “that’s like saying you’re too fat to diet you assholes!”.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:33 AM)
    I’d say the damage from 2008 has still not healed.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:32 AM)
    @Bam In conclusion, it does have it’s merits, no doubt. But that process from the graph to your financial report, is all it takes to fuck us over in the bum.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:30 AM)
    @K-off: can’t argue with The Science Guy :)
  • Bam
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:29 AM)
    @K-off: But I do see your point. There were many conflicting extrapolations (intentionally maybe?) from the same data, and a lot of the other, more indicating information, were simply withheld or misreported.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:29 AM)
    @Bam As Bill Nye likes to say, we all agree on the facts. The conclusions we derive from the facts however, are in the air.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:26 AM)
    Then it the proceeding 4 years they passed two more pieces of legislation through the supreme court (the Citizens United ruling and the McCutcheon decision) with devastatingly detrimental consequences. So I don’t apologize for not foreseeing the betterment of our politics in the near future.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:26 AM)
    The Federal Reserve intervened to save Bear Stearns, the first casualty of the subprime mortgage crisis. The Dow dropped to 11,650.44, but seemed to recover. In fact, like idiots, many thought the Bear Stearns rescue would keep markets from sliding below 20% of the October high, and avoid a naked market. But then of course, as history tells us, it went to shit. There were conflicting reports, and the extrapolations made from the data were all over the place.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 03:24 AM)
    @Bam Yes, which is why I bring up Socioeconomics. By the end of January 2008, the BEA announced that GDP growth was a paltry .6% for the fourth quarter of 2007. The Dow shrugged off the news, and hovered between 12,000-13,000 until March. The Federal Reserve intervened to save Bear Stearns, the first casualty of the subprime mortgage crisis. The Dow dropped to an intra-day low of 11,650.44, but seemed to recover.

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