Rikuo Nura, a kid that is 3/4 human and 1/4 youkai. He lives in a house full of spirits alongside his grandfather who is the leader of the youkai. Rikuo is destined to take over his grandfather leadership but his human side has no interest. Rikuo is just a normal kid who has no interest to become the leader of youkai. (Source: Wikipedia)
If you like Inuyasha then you will like this show.
The story revolves around a high school student named Rikuo Nura who lives his every day life with yokais (demons) The Main plot line is he want to live a life as a human being whilee his grandfather the First Heir of the Nura Clain wants his grandson to succed in his dying age.
It does come up a couple times in the manga about Rikuos Father not being there because he was killed by some Demon and the First is still looking for the killer even though it sounds stupid that The Second Heir was the most powerfullest Half Human and Half Demon because the First Married a Human but it still has a long story to get through.
The Manga is has 11 Volumes published already and the arcs and fairly short but it gets to be a great manga because of all the battle scenes i would highly recommend to read the manga first then watch the anime because the Anime seems to be rushing along and probably wanting to end at 13 episodes or 26 episodes - that what they usually do to most popular demand animes and then they have like bleach and naruto which have so many bloody fillers ( EPISODES THT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WIT SERIES!!!!) but whatever pick this manga up and start reading it i very much doubt you will not enjoy it, its currently at chapter 116 so happy reading at i would recommend a site but the only one of would of given you would be :
www.onemanga.com but it was shut down because publishers dont want people to get free manga every person has to pay for their own view which i can understand but then sell them over here and not wait like bloody 10 years to get here!!!
Ever watched Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire? Seen how it almost accurately depicts historical records? Nurarihyon no Mago's like that, except all this never happened and instead romanticizes history to add Japanese folklore involving youkai. This pretty much helps me understand Japanese folklore more than what my history professors never told me, since I don't have any.
Character designs are awesome, as they don't look too generic and they depict their respected youkai quite well, like Nurarihyon's head and the fact that he drinks tea and barges into anyone's strongholds without anyone even noticing. Story's a zigzag line that goes forward, then back to the far past, then back to the spot where it turned back to continue forward. It's like trying to drive an F1 at full speeds into Stelvio Pass.
If you're the kind of guy or girl who wants to know more about Japanese folklore while enjoying the scenes of characters stabbing each other Six Ways 'Till Sunday, give this anime a try.
I discovered this series by reading the manga. It captivated me with all the supernatural & demon elements but I do admit it's a LITTLE too bloody for demon children!
I'm not so sure what to think about the ending? I mean, the bad-guy's punishment isn't severe enough! Jokes! I actually think that maybe Rikuo was being "rational" and "fair" in his decisions. But seriously. I have nothing else to say besides that face that I hate Kana, love Tsurara and I love this anime <3
So this is Aki's Review & Ratings of "Nurarihyon No Mago".
Will be reviewing other animes soon!
As the previous review-er pretty much covered all the bases I will only add you can read the manga online here:
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/nurarihyon_no_mago/ as it appears to have picked up in fairly short order following the collapse of onemanga.com
And you can view the anime online for free (with ads of course) @ http://www.vizanime.com, new episodes out Mondays.