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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  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:34 AM)
    @Vincent No shit.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:14 AM)
    @Bam Slightly. Did americans use manifest destiny as an excuse to steal land from the natives?
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:05 AM)
    @Vincent: I guess we were slightly more honest about it. It is funny how we use the fact after the matter as evidence of our divine providence. It’s like holding a gun to somebody and saying “fate wants you to die”, proceed to shoot them, and then say “see! I was right” lol
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:56 AM)
    @Bam But unlike the american concept of manifest destiny, the Japanese used it as an excuse to wage what they were really doing: a war to hoard resources.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:52 AM)
    @Vincent: I see. A similar doctrine to Manifest Destiny.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:49 AM)
    @Bam Not to my knowledge. From the government, at least. It was always about expanding the glory of the homeland or something like that, which is why the Japanese took glee with the invasion of Manchuria and the Philippines, places they had no ethnic ties to.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    *admitably
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    @Vincent: I am admirably not too knowledgeable when it comes to the history of that region, but I still know that atrocities were committed.
    The interesting thing is that Japnese believe that their ancestors actually came from Korea. I wonder if this fact was ever used as a propaganda for why they have the right to annex Korea.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:40 AM)
    @Bam There also was the fractures within the Korean Peninsula itself. Quite astounding, really, that a nation as small as Korea is divided to this day. Not even counting the Japanese and Chinese aggression.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:39 AM)
    @Vincent: you probably know of it twinfold: both with the aborigines and then again with the Japanese invasion of Korea.

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