Posted by psgels on 28 September 2010 with categories: Nurarihyon no Mago



Recap. Dammit, this show is one huge tease. Every time it promises to get better, it finds some excuse to delay this to next week. Of course this is making me hungry to find out in what way this series is going to end up becoming awesome, but this is getting rather annoying…

Nurarihyon no Mago was the series that was looking forward to the most for the past summer season, and in that way it ended up disappointing me a bit. I’m a huge fan of its director, Junji Nishimura, but in order for him to really shine, he really needs to be working on an original series in which he really can let his creativity loose, and not being bound by some sort of source material.
Rating: – (Disappointing)

11 Responses

  1. Puran says:

    “Every time it promises to get better, it finds some excuse to delay this to next week.”

    This is what I call “bad shounen syndrome”.

    I remember when I used to watch Naruto and Bleach and I was “well, this episode sucked, but at least it stopped at an interesting point, next episode should be good!” and it was the same for the next episode, and the next, and the next….

    Nurarihyon has all the makings of a bad to average shounen.

    All shounen should have Kekkaishi as their reference point. It wasn’t awesome but it managed to not be bad at anything.

    It had solid plot, characters, pacing, animation. It never reached any levels of excellence in any area, but with not actually having any area in which it is bad, it made it a very pleasing experience.

  2. Roldan says:

    So is Nurarihyon no Mago better then Kekkaishi? been torn if i should start watching it or just go watch something other.

  3. AnimeLuvr says:

    So just to be clear are you against recaps? i mean do you think they are pointless. For shows like this yeah I feel they are pointless, if it was a more complicated story perhaps I would feel different.

    I too really looked forward to this series and am a bit miffed at the moment.

  4. Paul says:

    I can’t believe they did a recap show after 12 episodes. Nurarihyon no Mago is not that complicated.

    Glad I saw it was going to be a recap before I wasted time watching it.

  5. Nayrael says:

    What is with recaps these days anyway? They are starting to get quite common… hell, they are actually more useless then ever yet they are starting to appear more and more often.

    Not that I am really bothered. Losing a week to a recap is not so bad, especially if there are other things to watch/do (and there always are).

  6. Moonhawk says:

    I’m a little bit annoyed by that recap as well but I can understand why they put one here.
    Afterall, the new season is starting and I guess they want to attract some new watchers by giving them the chance to get into this series withut having to watch all the present episodes.
    Like this, people can simply watch that recap and then start watching the new story arc together with all the other new premises of the new season.

  7. psgels psgels says:

    AnimeLuvr: let me put it this way: there have been recaps that I really enjoyed. My favourites that I can remember out of the top of my head right now are from Cross Game and Bokura no. It all depends on how much meaning the creators put into it, and this episode had none for me. I can understand its purpose of bringing in new viewers, but that doesn’t mean anything for people who were already watching it.

  8. Roldan says:

    @psgels i think the best one i’ve seen is one from Gundam Seed where everything was told from the main antagonist perspective. now that’s something you don’t see everyday. hell it even had footage that you might haven seen some in one episode but got everything on that episode.

  9. Ransom says:

    I already knew it was a recap… Don’t you people watch the previews? :D

    Anyway, this week was a total waste of time, and I don’t know why they decided to do it just when the arc was becoming interesting, well, I don’t see a reason for recaps in the first place.

    I’m expecting things to reach an interesting level based on the manga. And this is much more interesting than Bleach & Co. Remember that Jump is also the magazine that published Death Note…

    I hope next week will be better.

  10. Westlo says:

    “This is what I call “bad shounen syndrome”.”

    Uh listen up expert, this show or should I say manga does get better. The current arc that just got started is nice improvement over what came before and the currently long running arc is the “Kyoto” arc (it also happens to be called the kyoto arc or Gitsune!) of the manga.

    Kekkaishi which is the best in its genre since One Piece hadn’t even stepped up a gear yet at the same episode count.

  11. Westlo says:

    Also most recap episodes aren’t done by choice but are done due to production problems.

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  • Raggers
    (Saturday, Mar 28. 2015 02:19 AM)
    @Aidan: true, but I don’t think the level is anywhere close to a true shounen. And once the basic rules are established it’s strategising and straight out fighting.
    I’d be more inclined to call it seinen with shounen elements than actually shounen.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 09:59 PM)
    Good all action finale to cap off Garo there, went out with a bang, though thing is I have no idea where their going to go with this when the movie, second season comes along, this seems like a pretty good point to finish.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:35 PM)
    I think that just about all the manga serialized in ultra jump feel less seinen than those serialized in other seinen magazines.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:19 PM)
    There’s plenty of in battle explaining. I don’t think there’s been a battle without in battle explaining. You got the first time villain that ends up a good guy. You got powerups and levels of quinques. There’s a ton of shounen elements.
    Just because something has gore does not make it seinien. Deadman wonderland is Shounen and it has just as much gore and torture.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 02:52 PM)
    @Emma: ah, yes.
    @Aidan: How so? A variety of weapons and abilities does not turn something into a shounen battle manga.
    I’d need a lot more random in-battle explaining secret powers to your opponent, and a lot more mercy to not consider it seinen.
    Also, torture, balls and limbs being chopped off as a sick joke, slicing people in half without warning, breaking half their bones…
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:44 PM)
    I felt that the story became too shounen battle manga When at first it was portrayed as seinien. Especially with the quineqes and such.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:06 PM)
    @Raggers: His past with the old lady ghoul where he was castrated =<
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:48 AM)
    @Emma: which moment is that?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:26 AM)
    @Raggers : And in one moment, a rather disturbing development.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    @Raggers: Actually, thinking it over you’ve got a point there, As I had said I’ve been marathoning re and come to think of it, it is more enjoyable to do so that way.

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