Nurarihyon no Mago – First Impressions

The kid this show follows around looks like a wimp, but I don’t think he is one. He is firm in his desire to simply go to school and live a normal life, rather than inherit his birthright, which is dominion over hundreds if not thousands of loyal youkai (demons, CajunJapanese-style) with all kinds of awesome powers. He too seems to be a youkai, who can transform into a badass when the conditions are right.

But frankly, I don’t think he has a choice; this show isn’t going to be very interesting if his demon underlings-to-be simply let him live that normal human life he wants. Obviously, the show will cause him to become irrevocably intertwined with the demon world, and hopefully, the two worlds will continue clash, with him having to be a man and fix things. While not groundbreaking, this is a competent start to something that may hold my interest as long as the kid doesn’t get too whiny. Rating: 3

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