The Best Episodes of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
#1 - Yura Keikain and the Kiyojuji Paranormal Patrol
Season 1 - Episode 3
A new student Yura, joins Rikuo's class. She knows a lot about youkai and can sense their presence. Rikuo's friends decide to form a paranormal investigation group and decide to have the inaugural ceremony at Rikuo's house since they've heard rumors of it being haunted. Much comedy ensues while they explore his house against his wishes. It comes out when they are attacked by a rat that Yura is an onmyouji (exorcist). While Kanna and Yura are heading home they are attacked by a group of youkai.
#2 - The 7:3 Pledge of Loyalty
Season 1 - Episode 20
Upon destroying most of Ukiyoe Town’s local deities and confirming the strength of the Nura Clan with Inugami’s attack, Tamazuki decides to finally bring on the main assault on Rikuo’s clan.
#3 - Nurarihyon and Princess Yo
Season 2 - Episode 4
During the era when the Toyotomi clan ruled Japan, there lived a young woman known as Princess Yo, who could heal any wound or disease with her magical powers.
#4 - Keikain Yura's Realization
Season 2 - Episode 3
Ryuji Keikain uses his Shikigami “Gyogen” to attack Rikuo, who defends himself with his blade. Ryuji halts his attack when he recognizes the blade as “Nenekirimaru,” a Spirit Blade that can only cut down yokai.
#5 - Kyoka Suigetsu
Season 2 - Episode 7
At Oshu-Tono's Hidden Village, Rikuo spends his days in intense training.
#6 - The Rat of Darkness Devours the Cat
Season 1 - Episode 4
The head of the rat clan who kidnapped the girls lures Rikuo to his lair. There he demands that Rikuo write a letter abdicating his position as head. On his way back he meets up with RyotaNeko the head of the cat clan who is being chased by minions of the rat clan. Once home he writes the letter that he has been ordered to while RyotaNeko sleeps. Upon hearing that Rikuo plans on giving up his position RyotaNeko despite being severely injured heads off to fight. Rikuo seeing this is moved and his night form takes over.
#7 - Awakening of the Nura Clan's Third Heir
Season 2 - Episode 1
Having lost his father at an early age, young Rikuo Nura aspires to become the Supreme Commander of yokai just like his grandfather and late father did.
#8 - Becoming the Lord of Pandemonium
Season 1 - Episode 1
Rikuo is the grandson of Nurarihyon thus becoming the third heir of the Nura clan, but he has not started acting like the third heir. All the yokai want him to be the Third Heir, but he just wants to be a normal human.
#9 - Towards Today
Season 2 - Episode 5
Nurarihyon enters Osaka Castle to rescue Princess Yo from Hagoromo-Gitsune.
#10 - Red Plum Blossoms on the Demons` Mountain
Season 1 - Episode 5
Rikuo is taken ill following the overuse of his powers. Tsurara is nursing him back to health when his friends visit. Kana is confused about the nature of the relationship between Rikuo and Tsurara. Kiyojyuji informs Rikuo that they are going on a trip. Once they reach their destination Rikuo learns that the mountain is the domain of Gyuki. A member of his clan and the person responsible for trying kill Rikuo.
#11 - The Legends of Tono
Season 2 - Episode 6
Kiyotsugu proposes that the Kiyojuji Paranormal Patrol members visit Yura's home in Kyoto as part of a summer yokai research project.
#12 - Darkness Moves on the Night of the New Moon
Season 1 - Episode 7
Yura is busy protecting the girls in the onsen when 3 new demons appear. They defeat the attackers in short order. Aotabo manages to find Rikuo's two friends and returns them to the inn. Meanwhile Rikuo is fighting Gozumaru who tried to kill Tsurara. As Kana is walking up the stairs looking for Rikuo she's sees a ghostly light and gets scared. It's actually Rikuo carrying Tsurara. He leaves Tsurara with Kana and heads off to find Gyuki.
#13 - A Trap is Set on the Evil Mountain
Season 1 - Episode 6
Rikuo and his friends reach the mountain retreat. While the girls are in the onsen Rikuo, the boys and Tsurara set off to look for sprits. Kana decides to follow them since she's jealous of the relationship Rikuo and Tsurara share. Meanwhile Guyki orders his minions to kill them all. After being separated from the group Tsurara is attacked. Just as she's about to be killed Rikuo saves her in his night form.
#14 - Two Justice
Season 2 - Episode 2
Ryuji Keikain and Mamiru Keikain, two onmyoji who are powerful enough to take down even Aotabo, have arrived in Ukiyoe Town.
#15 - Cold-Blooded Umewakamaru
Season 1 - Episode 8
Gyuki who was known as Umewakamaru while he was human, past is revealed. Umewakamaru is a noble child who excels at everything but after his father dies his mother leaves him at a monastery. News of his mother's illness prompts Umewakamaru to want to see her. On the way he is tricked by demons into going the wrong way. There he finds out his mother has been devoured by the youkai Gyuki. Umewakamaru goes mad with grief and kills the demon Gyuki and in this state he takes to killing other travelers. In time he also comes to be known as Gyuki. It is here that Rikuo's father meets him for the first time and after defeating him in battle requests that he join them as a member of their family.
#16 - Hagoromo Gitsune's Total Destruction Invasion of Kyoto
Season 2 - Episode 8
In Kyoto, the Keikain seals are broken one after another by Hagoromo-Gitsune.
#17 - Gyuuki's Beloved Nura Clan
Season 1 - Episode 9
Rikuo defeats Gyuki. Gyuki decides to commit suicide as atonement for going against the clan, but because he had the clan's best interest at heart Rikuo stops him. At the next general meeting of the clan Rikuo announces his intention to succeed his grandfather and pardons Gyuki for his conduct.
#18 - The Grey Onmyoji
Season 2 - Episode 9
Rikuo completes his training and returns to Ukiyoe Town with the Tono-Yokai. Seeing the progress his grandson has made, Nurarihyon allows Rikuo to go to Kyoto.
#19 - Long-Standing Wish
Season 2 - Episode 12
The Nura clan's Treasure Ship sustains heavy damage by the Kyoto yokai and begins to lose altitude.
#20 - Tamazuki and the Seven Shadows
Season 1 - Episode 12
Nurarihyon kills the yokai that attacked them while Yura is distracted. After the fight he disappears to look into this incident. While Rikuo is heading home he runs into Tamazuki, the figure behind all the attacks. Tamazuki informs Rikuo of his plan to take over and destroy the Nura clan.
#21 - Hagun
Season 2 - Episode 10
Yura and Ryuji are forced to fight Akifusa.
#22 - Eating the Fruit from Beyond the Evil Mirror
Season 1 - Episode 10
When Kana was six she looked into a mirror possessed by a youkai that promised to take her away on thirteenth birthday. Kana gets trapped in the mirror world but is able to tell her friends about her predicament through a spirit doll that was a gift from Kiyojyuji. Rikuo manages to save Kana at the last minute. Kana on the way home now in love with Rikuo night version wants more about him. He takes her to a youkai hangout. In the morning Kana asks Rikuo if the night version is his friend.
#23 - The Vanguard Wind Blows from the West
Season 1 - Episode 11
Hihi one of the Nura clan elders is killed while investigating an incident in Demon Cat Alley. Because of this Rikuo and the elders habe to put up with more bodyguards. Nurarihyon while walking around town comes into contact with Yura. Yura who is experiencing a crisis in confidence about her beliefs begins to open up to Nurarihyon. While they are having this conversation the yokai that killed Hihi. Yura thinking Nurarihyon is a simple old man leaps to his defense.
#24 - Fierce Fire and Sudden Rain
Season 1 - Episode 14
Inugamigyobu-Tanuki Tamazuki and his 88 Demons of Shikoku come to Rikuo and loudly declare that they will take over the Nura Clan. Sending a direct challenge to Rikuo. Rikuo in his human form hides his true feelings so that his friends wont find out about him.
#25 - Poison Wings Flutter in the Bamboo Thicket
Season 1 - Episode 2
An old ally of the Nura Clan visits to have a discussion about Rikuo's role as future head of the demon clan. Zen has been a long-time supporter of the Nura Clan, a play-mate with Rikuo when he was little; with a weak constitution their family has lent the Nura clan their support in return for protection. Rikuo once again evades the question, explaining he does not wish to become their leader, and Zen leaves doubting the future of the Nura household.