Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Shiibashi. From March 2008 to June 2012, it was published in the weekly Shnen Jump Shueisha and then in Jump Next! from August to December 2012. Its chapters were collected by Shueisha into twenty-five volumes of tankobons.
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Episodes – 01 – 48
Status – Completed
July 6, 2010 – December 20, 2011
Rikuo Nura is a 3/4 human and 1/4 youkai, in which he has a human form during the day, but transforms into his youkai form at night. He lives in a house full of youkai with his youkai grandfather. In an effort to escape his fate, he does good deeds to avoid becoming a youkai, despite his grandfather’s wishes for Rikuo to replace him as the third head of the Nura clan.
Rikuo is different because he helps people. He eventually resigns himself to his youkai blood and decides to take the position of the Third Head of the Nura clan. Multiple factions seek to stop him or usurp his position, and he must rally friends and allies, the new Hyakki Yako, under his banner of Fear.