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Behold the Parade of 100 Yokai!
By Adam S
I really like this series. It is one of the better ones I have come across in a few years. It is a little slow to get going, but becomes interesting. I will be purchasing the following sets for sure. It reminds me of the old 70's Japanese Yokai films. It makes me want to delve into the Japanese Mythology of various yokai/oni more. The more common ones like Cappa and Tengu are easy to find out about, But others are obscure and hard to find info about for an English speaker/reader. Whats up with that Yokai who is a wheel with a human head? The Lourousse Dictionary of Mythology touches on the Demon Parade a little bit, but I am afraid now I am obsessed to find out more.
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If You're A Fan Of Inu Yasha And The Like Then This Series Is One You Should Look At.
The series give a nice mix of Kekkaishi and Inu Yasha with a entertaining emphasis on the lore of Yokai and the tradition in Japan society. The series shows us a clan of yokai who have recently been introduced to their new clan leader a mix of yokai/human heritage but with hidden power that rivals any other clan leader and also with his upcoming positions has him set to become leader of all yokai. Of course there are some yokai who refuse this and start their own hidden agenda of rebellion and pretty much you have the intro to the series. The characters are both unique and endearing with their own quirky personalities and habits and of course the young lord who has to juggle both his yokai clan responsibilities along with his human social life.
The animation is good and the soundtrack fits the series nicely with a good tempo for the action/drama scenes. For the animation I say it's pretty similar to the mentioned series Kekkaishi to a point and kudos to the voice cast both the Japanese subbed and English dub for doing a terrific job with their character roles. So for fans of the mentioned Kekkaishi or Inu Yasha series or just anime fans looking for an entertaining series in general here's one to definitely look at.
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Great fun for everyone...winning animation, voice acting, story, and lovable characters.
One of my favorite anime (a growing but selective list); I appreciate the attention and accuracy given the Japanese folklore used to imagine/develop the characters, both good and bad, my mythology craze largely bypassed Japan as I'd had little exposure despite being a longtime fantasy fan. While I admire all good art/animation, especially anime, Nura can be appreciated by fans of all age and shared with most anyone as it avoids 'fan service'. Anyone complaining about this being only half of 'season one' should realize, by now, that Amazon and other companies do not always utilize the same reference to 'season's' that other animation venders or manga might use, but always contain a list of the episodes with the price for each adjacent. It's always wise to look at what you are paying for what you are purchasing and silly to complain when no subterfuge was intended. Quite often they will have different seasons merely be the dubbed or remastered version of original seasons. This should be watched before the other two Nura anime 'seasons' as, despite some overlap, I feel that approach presents a more fluid chronology.