!'''Nura Clan '''

The clan to which Rikuo and his TrueCompanions belong to. Created by Rikuo's grandfather and later led by his father, the Nura clan rules over eastern Japan. There are about ten thousand youkai in the clan's ranks, divided into roughly 70 sub-groups. The group is kind of like a youkai yakuza, getting its funds from land gods who pay for protection (land gods in turn get money from offerings humans leave at their shrines) and members providing various services for both youkai and humans.


[[folder: Rikuo Faction]]

The group of Rikuo's TrueCompanions who support him as the candidate for the third Head. They form Rikuo's Hyakki Yakō, and support him during battle. Its members wear black jackets with the symbol for "fear" emblazoned on the back, which can only be worn by those Rikuo has acknowledged.
The first members of Rikuo's group were his bodyguards.

!!'''Rikuo Nura'''
->''"Being the master of all spirits doesn't mean piling the corpses of your clan on top of you!"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunFukuyama (JP), Creator/DarrelGuilbeau (normal), Creator/GrantGeorge (Night form) (EN)

The protagonist of the manga, Rikuo is a human-youkai hybrid and the grandson of Nurarihyon, the leader of the Nura clan. As such, he is entitled to become the third head of the clan. Since he is a quarter youkai, Rikuo spends the day as a human and turns into a youkai at night. His day and night form have a bit of a SplitPersonality going on, as they often have different opinions on many subjects, though it was more apparent in the beginning.

As a Nurarihyon, Rikuo possesses power over the perception of others, allowing him to become functionally invisible or appear where he isn't. Additionally, his mixed lineage allows him to wear the "fear" of his followers, resulting in a FusionDance of sorts.

[[spoiler: After the Kyoto incident, he decided that it was finally time to take over as the third.]]
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Why he didn't want to be the leader of youkai.
* AllYourPowersCombined: One of his abilities, which was also used by his father, Rihan.
* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:With Tsurara in the omakes... ''[[ShipTease at his own initiative!]]'' ]]
* {{Badass}}: Especially during the fight in Kyoto.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Particularly as a human, he is all smiles and sunshine unless you press his BerserkButton.
* {{Bishonen}}: In his night form.
* BerserkButton: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT lay a finger on his attendants or he ''will'' cut you up.
* BloodBrothers: With Zen.
* FusionDance: Matoi.
* [[GogglesDoNothing Glasses Do Nothing]]: He doesn't really need them. They are just part of his "hardworker human persona".
* {{Hammerspace}}: A dramatic variant; where does he keep that sake bowl?
* HotBlooded: He does maintain an air of calmness, but it becomes more apparent the further a fight goes on.
* IdenticalGrandson: Rikuo looks almost exactly like his grandfather did when he was young.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: At first. But as he realized youkai would still come after his human friends, he realized he needed to be badass and rule the youkai.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Nenekirimaru.
* MagneticHero: Like his father and grandfather, one of Rikuo's greatest strengths is his ability to attract yokai to his side and make allies with almost anyone. The Tonou Yokai are a living example; when asked why they came to Kyoto with Rikuo in the first place, they stumble for an answer until Itaku being the Tsundere he is states that Rikuo wouldn't last in Kyoto without them. Though this is definitely true, you can see that that they already accepted Rikuo as one of their own.
* MaybeEverAfter: More like [[ShipTease Probably Ever After]] with Tsurura. There's nothing explicitly stated, but given her obvious infatuation with him and how he would have kissed her had they not been interrupted, not to mention being extremely embarrassed afterwards, it's likely they get together at some point in the future.
* {{Megane}}: As a human.
* MrFanservice: As his youkai self.
* MulticoloredHair: one's brown and black in a style [[{{Expy}} similar to a certain]] [[MahouSenseiNegima Negi Springfield]], while his demon form is white and black.
* NiceGuy
* NighInvulnerability: Played straight earlier on, but is eventually subverted as tougher enemies appeared, beginning notably with Hagoromo's group.
* OlderAlterEgo: [[YoungerThanTheyLook Played with]]. While his youkai side looks older than his human side, he is ''still'' only twelve years old. This may have something to do with how a youkai is considered to be an adult when they turn thirteen.
* PlayingWithFire: One of Rikuo's techniques is to ignite a bowl of sacred sake, and breathe lightly into it, causing fire to go everywhere. As long there are ripples in the bowl the fire will keep burning.
* PerceptionFilter: His early fear makes him appear to be invisible to all those except the ones strong enough to see through it. When he learns how to better use the power, he adds decoys to trick his opponent with.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Rikuo has excellent eyesight, and wears his glasses to better establish his diligent human persona, not because he needs them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[HalfHumanHybrid Quarter-Human Hybrid]]
* ShipTease: He gets quite alot of shipping moments with several females during the course of the series, such as Tsurara, Kana, Yura, and even Awashima (though the latter is just teasing him but she did admit to liking Rikuo, of course not romantically).
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Subverted. Night Rikuo is simply a bit more HotBlooded and more mature than Human Rikuo.
* TheTease: In Youkai form. And he ''enjoys'' it a lot.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the Gyuuki incident, he finally accepted his destiny to become the third and stopped being a wimp.
* TricksterArchetype
* {{Tsundere}}
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

!!'''Yuki Onna (Tsurara Oikawa) '''
->''"I shall protect you forever. I pledged my loyalty to you!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuiHorie (JP), Creator/CassandraLee (EN)

Tsurara is Rikuo's trusted attendant and bodyguard, one of the first members of his Hyakki Yakō. She's a cheerful and dedicated Youkai who plunges wholeheartedly into any task, whether it's guarding Rikuo or taking care of the main house. As part of her bodyguard duty, she follows him to school as Tsurara Oikawa.

[[spoiler: After the Kyoto incident she became one of the Nura Clan heads and received her own territory.]]
* ActionGirl: She tries. [[TheChick She may lack experience and power]] but not [[{{Determinator}} the spirit]]! Though she had some BigDamnHeroes moments.
* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:With ''Rikuo'' in the omakes!]]
* AnIcePerson: She is the spirit of snow, after all.
* BadassAdorable
* ClarkKenting
--> "I wonder Who that blue-eyed girl is... Her features are identical to Tsurara's... ''[[SarcasmMode Obviously not Tsurara!]]"''
* CoolBigSis: To Shouei, young Rikuo and technically the Arawashi Clan.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Oh boy is she ever.
* DeclarationOfProtection: She repeatidily states that she ''has'' to protect ''[[{{BadAss}} Rikuo]]''...
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:''Almost''.. When she was trapped by Tsuchigumo, she knew that she had almost no chance of defeating him so she decided that she would rather kill herself than be a bait to lure Rikuo in a fight with Tsuchigumo... Luckily, ''he'' arrived to save her just in time!]]
* GenerationXerox: She not only looks like her mother but she seems to like the same type of men too!
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: She is willing to let Kana be near Rikuo as his human side would be happiest. Of course she also knows in 100 years, Kana will likely be dead and she can move in and be close with Rikuo.]] Let's not forget that she lives and breathes by this trope. For her, as long as Rikuo is happy she is willing to do ''ANYTHING''.
* MeaningfulName: It means "Icicle".
* MulticoloredHair: Blue and white on top, black underneath.
* PluckyGirl
* RapunzelHair
* ScarfOfAssKicking
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She's the spitting image of her mother.
* SubordinateExcuse[=/=]BodyguardCrush: Like you have no idea.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: A distinct characteristic of her youkai form. When she's in her human disguise she has blue eyes.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards ''Rikuo'' of course! She respects and admires him not because he is the third heir, but because of whom he is as a person.
* WomanInWhite: She always wears a white kimono in her {{yokai}} form.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!'''Aotabō '''
->''"If you want to boast about your strength, do it after you beat me"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP), Creator/KyleHebert (EN)

One of Rikuo's attendants. A depraved monk wearing a navy blue monk robe, he has superhuman strength that allows him to pulverize youkai with one hit. He is Rikuo's bodyguard as well as the Nura clan assault commander. He was once human, but turned into a youkai after killing many people.
He is loud and boisterous, but possesses a kind heart and loves children. When he has to go as a human, he is the leader of a local biker gang.

[[spoiler: After the Kyoto arc, he became one of the clan's higher ups.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: In his past he was partially redeemed by a priest, and to avoid becoming a kishin, he was told to take care of children. He was forced to kill again when the children were attacked, and became what he is now.]]
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the strongest youkai in the Nura clan, and has won in virtually every battle he's been in.
* BerserkButton: Threatening children in his presence.
* BoisterousBruiser
* {{Delinquents}}: He falls ass backwards into becoming the leader of a Japanese delinquent biker gang.
* DreadlockRasta
* FriendToAllChildren
* PowerLimiter: His skull necklace works this way.
* SuperStrength
* TheBigGuy
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KosukeToriumi (JP), Ben Pronsky (EN)

One of Rikuo's attendants. He is the other assault commander of the Nura clan.
[[spoiler: Was originally a youkai who is the guardian of children and orphans. Was also a former member of the "Hundred-Tales" Clan.]]
* AccidentalPervert: Always manages to have his hands in the wrong place on the wrong gender at the wrong time, resulting in him almost getting arrested by police (for Natsumi) and getting called an "erotabou" ("hentai monk") by Awashima.
* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: It was really unwise to attack children near him when he was made by people to protect children.
* BigDamnHeroes: The list of humans and demons who owe their lives to his last-minute saves is growing.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: How the Hundred Tales overrode his original tale and turned him to their side.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The story of how he joined the Nura Clan is the setup for the Hundred Tales Arc.
* FriendToAllChildren: Incarnated, he was born of a tale about a monk with infinite arsenal appearing wherever children were threatened and saving them from bad guys.
* {{Hammerspace}}[=/=]HyperspaceArsenal: Has an infinite number of weapons at his disposal.
* HeelFaceTurn: After falling hard for Rihan's charms, er... "fear".
* HornedHumanoid: A very handsome model of this trope. Thin and spiral-shaped while he was a General in the Hundred Tales Clan, his horns were filed down into short nubs after joining the Nura Clan and are perpetually hidden under his hat.
* TheLancer
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceHat
* RapunzelHair
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Unanimously considered one of the "Top 2 Most Handsome Youkai" in the land according to a poll of female youkai.

->''I wouldn't want a boss who kills his own [[TrueCompanions comrades]]''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (JP), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (credited as Todd Stone) (EN)

Kubinashi is a yōkai whose head floats above his shoulders and who has no neck. When he was still human he was a thief,[[spoiler: he was very loyal to a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold oiran]] named Shiragiku, but after hers and all of his friends's death]] related to a yōkai incident he became one himself, bent on revenge against all yōkai and believing that friends were nothing more than hindrances to him.
After meeting [[DefeatMeansFriendship Rihan]], this changed and with time he returned to being gentle and polite, though he still can be serious and dangerous.
* {{Badass}}
* BattleCouple: With Kejoro.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just ask the Tōno youkai.
* {{Bishounen}}
* DefeatMeansFriendship: How he joined the Nura clan. He was defeated By Rihan but after being spared, he become one of his most loyal underlings.
* FirstNameBasis: He calls Kejouro by her human name.
* HairOfGold
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:When Rikuo got beaten by Tsuchigumo and he was unable to do anything he kind of lost it and returned to his pre-meeting Rihan persona... but thanks to Kejouro he got better.]]
* JustLikeRobinHood: When he was still a human. Briefly mentioned in the manga/anime but developed in the novels.
* LadyKiller: He is called this by other characters.
* OfficialCouple: According to the light novels and certain manga chapters, he and [[SecondLove Kejoro]] have had quite the past and are still going strong.
* RazorFloss
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Shiragiku.]]
* ScarfOfAssKicking
* UndyingLoyalty: After the DefeatMeansFriendship incident, he became extremely loyal to Rihan and, by being cherished by Rihan, Wakana, the mother of Rikou. Even after Rihan's death, his loyalty to both of them has not wavered.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Or more like he has trouble fighting against women, he would rather make them give up before harming them.

!!'''Kejōrō /[[spoiler: Kino]]'''
->''Stop trying to shoulder your burdens alone. We're [[TrueCompanions Nakama]], aren't we?"
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiKakazu (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

Kejōrō is a yōkai who uses her hair to fight, and most frequently handles kitchen duties around the Nura household. The members of the Kiyojūji Paranormal Investigation Squad frequently mistake her to be Rikuo's older sister. She has known Kubinashi since she was a child and both were still humans.
* BattleCouple: With Kubinashi.
* BuxomIsBetter
* CoolBigSis
* CuteMonsterGirl: Appears as a very sexy demon woman.
* FemmeFatale
* MuggleBestFriend: Her relationship with Wakana after years of living together and sometimes bathing together.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With Kubinashi]], according to the light novels and certain implications in the manga. Chapter 166 even gives us this:
** [-[[spoiler:'''Kejoro''': When we're alone together, he calls me "Kino."]]-]
* PeekABangs
* PrehensileHair
* RapunzelHair
* ShipperOnDeck: For Tsurara and Rikuo. She especially likes to ''tease'' Tsurara about it.
* TeamMom: Lampshaded by Kakimoto.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Rats?]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasahitoYabe (JP), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (EN)
* ADogNamedDog: Is a kappa, called kappa.
* HiddenDepths: Likes western music.
* MakingASplash
* NiceGuy:
* {{Ninja}}
* RedRightHand: His hands are still webbed in his human disguise.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: A [[ActorAllusion yellow]] [[{{LightNovel/Durarara}} scarf]], to be exact.

->''" More than dying I was thinking of what would happen if I could not protect that person."''
->Voiced by: Creator/YuAsakawa (JP)

Jami is a yōkai who was thought to be terrorizing Shinako Suganuma by looming over her bedside each night, but was actuality protecting her from the corrupt priest of the local shrine. He laters exchanges sakazuki with Rikuo and joins his Hyakki.
* {{Bishounen}}: When he was a human and more likely he still is.
* {{Badass}}
* TheFaceless: His face is covered in paper seals.
* GreenEyedMonster: Not him but rather his Lord's wife who was extremely jealous of him.
* RapunzelHair
* TheQuietOne
* TallDarkAndHandsome: In ep. 23 of Sennen Makyou, we get a brief glimpse of his face when he saves Awashima from the Nue's tentacles. [[{{Bishounen}} Not surprisingly]], he's ''very'' pretty.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his master, Sadamori Suganuma. His entire reason for becoming a youkai was to protect him and his descendants even after his own death.
--> [[http://mangafox.me/manga/nurarihyon_no_mago/c050/28.html "All this time, I have continued to protect my lord's children... I... have continued to protect that person..."]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/KeithSilverstein (EN)

A childhood friend of Rikuo. He's a poisonous bird youkai and specializes in making medicine.
* {{Bishonen}}
* ChildhoodFriends: He has this dynamic with Rikuo and Shouei.
* IllGirl: A male version of this trope. His species weaken as they get older and due to this he has a weak body.
* PoisonousPerson: Zen's from a poisonous bird youkai species. It's his feathers/wings that carry the poison. Just touching them can be dangerous.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheMedic: He uses his extensive knowledge of herbs and plants to make medicine. Patches Rikuo, and others, up quite often.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Rikuo.

!!'''Shōei '''
->''"Rising to action if your comrades are killed, isn't that the yokai code?!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakanoriHoshino (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

He is the current head of the Kantō Great Ape Alliance and son of its late leader Hihi. Though his father had sworn allegiance to the Nura Clan, his own trust in Rikuo is earned over time.
* {{Bishounen}}
* ChildhoodFriends:
** It's hinted that he has this kind of relationship with Tsurara, [[CoolBigSis whom he calls Nee-san(Sister)]].
** He has this relationship with Zen and Rikuo. His relationship with Tsurara is a bit [[HopelessSuitor different]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is human.
* InTheHood
* NiceGuy: He may look a bit intimidating since he is really tall, and when he is angry he can certainly be scary, but he is a really nice guy.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheBigGuy: ''[[SarcasmMode He isn't tall. No, not at all!]].''
* TheStoic
* [[YouKilledMyFather Tamazuki You Killed My Father]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: White, with [[MulticoloredHair strands of red]].

!!'''The Sanbagarasu '''



->'''Voiced by (JP):''' Creator/HiroShimono (Kuromaru), Creator/MiyuIrino (Tosakamaru), Creator/AmiKoshimizu (Sasami)
->'''Voiced by (EN):''' Creator/DougErholtz (Kuromaru), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (Tosakamaru), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (Sasami)

The three oldest children of Karasu Tengu. Kuromaru is the first of the triplets, Tosakamaru the 2nd and Sasami the youngest and only girl.
* {{Bishounen}}: Kuromaru and Tosakamaru.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Sasami.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: When they returned home with their father, they found out that their mother has recently given birth to a large number of new siblings.
* {{Meganekko}}: Sasami.
* ShipperOnDeck: As of chapter 209, Kuromaru ships [[spoiler: Gozu x Tsurara.]]
* SiblingTeam
* TheStoic: The three of them are, But Kuromaru stands out.


[[folder: Nura Clan members]]

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[[caption-width:264: Old]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (current form), Creator/KojiYusa (past form) (JP), William Frederick (current form), Creator/KeithSilverstein (past form) (EN)

The Supreme Commander of the Nura Clan, he's also Rihan's father and Rikuo's grandfather. As the one from Japanese legends, he likes to sneak into someone's house, drink their tea, eat their food and act as if it is their own house.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassGrandpa: Of course!
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler:In the last chapter of the manga he speaks briefly with Youhime, while she is holding baby Rihan.]]
* FourthDateMarriage: In their case more like "One Date Marriage".
* HappilyMarried: To Youhime. He never forgot her.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Compare his current self with his past self.
* MrFanservice: In his younger days.
* MyGreatestFailure: Not being able to avoid [[spoiler: his son's]], and [[spoiler: Hihi's deaths.]]
* OddFriendship: With Hidemoto.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 400 Years Old]]
* StalkerWithACrush: He watched Youhime from the shadows before trying to approach her.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In his youth.
* TranquilFury: When Muchi gloats about [[spoiler: killing Hihi.]]
* WeirdnessCensor: His main power. He has this as a constant power around himself, allowing him to walk around in his demonic form and have everyone simply assume he's a normal old man. Even exorcists. He and his descendants can ramp it up to create functional invisibility, for use in [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking combat, stealing, and dine and dashes]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway:
** Nurarihyon is described as "A yokai that sits in someones house and drinks their tea," which sounds pretty lame when you first think about it. Essentially this is the ability to enter and leave without being noticed. But since it ends up being a kind of invisibility, it turns out that HeartIsAnAwesomePower.
** Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/nurarihyon_no_mago/c071/14.html manga,]] where everyone pretty much reacts by going "Wut?"

!!'''Rihan Nura'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN)

Nurarihyon's son and Rikuo's father, Rihan was the Second Supreme Commander of the Nura Clan before his death.
* AllYourPowersCombined: [[spoiler: Matoi, a technique invented by Rihan himself.]]
* {{Badass}}: Possibly even more than Nurarihyon. [[spoiler: He was the one who invented Matoi and singlehandedly stopped Sanmoto-Gorozaemon and Hagoromo Gitsune from resurrecting for 400 years.]]
* {{Biseinen}}
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: He leaded the Nura Clan during its best times and now his son is following in his footsteps.
* HalfHumanHybrid: He's half-human, half-youkai.
* HappilyMarried: ''TWICE''. To Wakana and to Yamabuki.
* HealingHands: Inherited this ability from his mother, Yōhime.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: He's the son of Nurarihyon and Yōhime.
* MrFanservice: Even more than his father and son.
* [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]]
* PlotTriggeringDeath: His death led to the Nura Clan nearly falling apart and Rikuo having to restore it to its former glory.
* PostHumousCharacter: He only appears in flashbacks.
* PrecociousCrush: As a young child towards [[CoolBigSis Setsura]].
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 400 Years Old]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!'''Gyūki /Umewakamaru'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JojiNakata (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (credited as Taylor Henry) (EN)

A high-ranked subordinate of the Nura group and one of its board members. He was once a human boy named Umewakamaru. His father died when he was five and he was sent to a temple. After being bullied by his fellow students, he snuck out of the temple and went back home. However, he was tricked by two youkai into entering Mount Nejireme. As a result, he was eaten by the same yōkai which had devoured his mother. Through the power of his hatred and will, he was reborn as a youkai and became the new master of Mount Nejireme. Years later, Nurarihyon defeated him and convinced him to join his Hyakki Yakou.

[[spoiler: He orchestrated some of the first attempts at Rikuo's life to see if he was capable of leading the Nura Clan. After being discovered and defeated, he tried to commit [[{{Seppuku}} seppuku]], but he was stopped and forgiven by Rikuo.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: When he was a kid, his fellow students were jealous of his exceptional aptitude and used to throw stones at him.
* {{Badass}}
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Twice. [[spoiler: Once when he was defeated by Nurarihyon and the second time when he was defeated by Rikuo.]]
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler:He displayed his true Fear to Rikuo (albeit human at the time) than their first encounter, meaning he was holding back to test his resolve. Despite his intentions to have him killed if he didn't measure up, he was holding back in order to see whether he was worthy or not of being a leader]]
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: He's the first serious enemy Rikuo has to face and the one who forces him to acknowledge his yokai side and take part in the clan's dangerous business.]]
* MeaningfulRename: Changed it to Gyuki to reflect his rejection of humanity
* MulticoloredHair: He has a green version of Setsura and Tsurara's hair.
* PeekABangs
* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Benign example like Rikuo's Night Form
* StealthMentor: To Nura the first time to test her resolve as a yokai, [[spoiler: the second to awaken his Matoi technique.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Nura Clan. [[spoiler: He won't forgive anyone who endangers his beloved Nura Clan, even if that means killing Rikuo and committing seppuku.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Then HumansAreTheRealMonsters happened along with a gyuki eating his mother, leading to become an inhuman monster.
* WasOnceAMan: Used to be one, but ends up being AmbiguouslyHuman compared to the more traditional Gyuki.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: He became known as Gyuuki after killing the original Gyuuki.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP), Jason Wishnov (EN)

Gozumaru is the "Gyūki Clan's" young head. He is cool and cruel, he considers the main house to be inferior to the Gyūki Clan and is fiercely loyal to Gyūki and is willing to do anything the latter requests. He now resides in the main house along with Gyuuki and Mezu, which doesn't seem to make him very happy.
* {{Badass}}
* {{Bishounen}}
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mezu.
* HotBlooded
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* LovingBully: Towards [[spoiler: Tsurara]]. It was hinted on the manga whenever the two interacted, but confirmed on chapter 209 [[EveryOneCanSeeIt by Mezu and Kuromaru]], though he is in [[{{Tsundere}} absolute denial.]]
* PeekABangs
* [[TallDarkAndSnarky Short Dark And Snarky]]
* SourSupporter: Of Rikuo... He doesn't like/approves of him very much, but since he is loyal to Gyuuki who does, he "supports" Rikuo too. He also seems to have a bit of genuine respect towards Rikuo, saying that "he hides shrewdness behind his "good guy" facade".
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gyuuki.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SoichiroHoshi (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (credited as Steve Cannon) (EN)

Mezumaru is the Gyūki Clan's young head's assistant. He wears a horse's skull and has the ability to change his appearance to a girl. When he is serious, he looks quite fierce and cold. He now resides in the main house with Gyuuki and Gozu, though he seems to be more comfortable there than the latter.
* AttractiveBentGender: He can transform into a cute twin-tailed girl.
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* {{Bishounen}}/DudeLooksLikeALady
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gozu.
* {{Keet}}
* PeoplePuppets
* ShipperOnDeck: He ships [[spoiler: Gozu x Tsurara]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gyuuki.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Karasu Tengu'''
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[[caption-width-right:272: Past]]

[[caption-width:306: Present]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunjiMajima (JP), Creator/SpikeSpencer (EN)

A {{tengu}} who has followed Nurarihyon for 400 years and has become one of the advisers of the Nura Clan. He's married to the beautiful Nuregarasu and is the father of the Sanbagarasu.
* ADogNamedDog
* HenpeckedHusband: “Everytime I go home, I feel I shrink a little.”
* PettingZooPeople
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: His wife is a StatuesqueStunner. He's almost as small as a real crow. Although when he was younger he was a lot taller.

!!'''Hitotsume Nyūdō'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN)

Hitotsume Nyūdō is a member of the Nura Clan and the chairman of the One-Eyed Demon Clan. He greatly opposes the idea of Rikuo as the third head. Four hundred years ago, he was part of Nurarihyon's Hyakki Yakkō and as a result of Kokehime's rescue, she became attached to him.
* {{Cyclops}}
* GunsAkimbo
* TheGunslinger: Seems to have picked it up in the modern era.
* IWasJustPassingThrough[=/=]PetTheDog: He saved a human girl who was going to be assaulted by the {{Mooks}} who had occupied Kokehime's shrine and claims this.
* MoralityPet: He is quite protective of [[TheCutie Kokehime]].
* SmokingIsCool: He is regularly seen smoking a pipe.

->''"The reason I follow the Nura Clan is because I am enthralled by the Supreme Commander. Whether you follow the next generation's supreme commander, Rikuo-sama, is up to you of the next generation to decide."''

->'''Voiced by:''' Koji Tsujitani (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)

Hihi is a well-respected Nura Clan board member and the head of the Kanto Great Ape Alliance. He is Shoei's father, he is a quiet youkai who is loyal to Nurarihyon. Four hundred years ago, he was part of Nurarihyon's Hyakki Yakō and was among the Nura Clan forces who joined the assault on Ōsaka Castle. He and his clan are [[spoiler: suddenly attacked by Muchi and almost entirely wiped out.]]
* {{Bishounen}}: At least 400 years ago he was one.
* CoolMask: Hides his good looks.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: He is [[spoiler:killed by Muchi, under Tamazuki's orders.]]
* GoodParents: He is a good father to his son.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TheBigGuy: Like his son.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:The first time he even appears is when he is killed, all his later appearances come from flashbacks.]]
* TheStoic: It's his mask, he's actually more carefree under the mask.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Hides his good looks.
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:It's strongly implied that peace and age had worn down Hihi, and he would've easily killed Muchi in his prime, even with the ambush.]]

!!'''Mokugyo Daruma'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinpachiTsuji (JP), Creator/KeithSilverstein (EN)

Daruma is a board member and the of the Nura Clan and one of Nurarihyon's advisors. He is the leader of the Daruma Alliance. He was part of Nurarihyon's Hyakki Yakō 400 years ago, and fought against Shōkera.
* NoMouth: But amazingly he can speak.

!!'''Mitsume Yazura'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MinoruHirota (JP), Creator/DougErholtz (EN)

Mitsume Yazura [[spoiler: or Sanmoto's Brain]] is a member of the Nura Clan and chairman of the Three-Eyed Party. He is opposed to Rikuo becoming the third head and was responsible for giving [[spoiler: Maō's Hammer to Tamazuki]]. After the battle between the Nura Clan and Tamazuki's forces, [[spoiler: Yosuzume returns it to him, calling him "Sanmoto Gorōzaemon"]] and it is revealed that his face is actually a skin-like mask.
* TheBigGuy: Not as big as Hihi or Shoei, but he is very tall.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:The current Mitsume is in fact Sanmoto's brain.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:It's most likely that the real Mitsume is dead, Shiibashi hints in the character databook that the Mitsume Yazura who appeared during the Gagoze incident was the real one.]]

!!'''Wakana Nura'''
->''I'm the wife of a yakuza household, so... I've been wanting to do something like this.''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/ErikaHarlacher (EN)

Nurahiyon's daughter-in-law, Rihan's human wife, and Rikuo's mother. She lives in the the Nura home and is friends with the youkai.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Brown hair and eyes.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: While the Nura clan aren't evil as youkai they do preform more immoral actions, but Rikuo still loves her and cares deeply about her well-being.
* TheHeart: Both to her son and to Rihan's group of youkai. Even after his death, they still love and care about his wife, more than willing to die protecting her.
* MafiaPrincess: Through marriage, but has fully seen herself in this role after so many years. See VictoriasSecretCompartment below.
* OlderThanSheLooks: A human example, at 30 she only looks a few years older than her ''13 YEAR-OLD SON''!
** MumLooksLikeASister
* SecondLove: She's the woman who made Rihan get over the loss of Yamabuki Otome.
* ShipperOnDeck:
** For [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Rikuo and Kana]] in the anime's first season.
** For [[SubordinateExcuse Rikuo and Tsurara]] in the manga.
* TeenPregnancy: She gave birth to Rikuo when she was 18.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: She hid a gun in her breasts just so she can...
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Shoot an attacking youkai in the face.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (EN)

Nurarihyon's wife and Rihan's mother. Four hundred years ago, she was a nobleman's daughter from Kyoto. She could heal people with her spiritual powers, circumstance that her father used to make a lot of money. She first met Nurarihyon when the crafty ayakashi entered in her bedroom.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the manga she has GreenEyes, in the anime she has BrownEyes.
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler:With Nurarihyon, while holding baby Rihan, briefly in the last chapter of the manga.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses
* FourthDateMarriage: In their case more like "One Date Marriage".
* HappilyMarried: She didn't mind at all moving to Edo to begin a new life.
* HealingHands: An ability her son inherited.
* HouseWife: To Nurarihyon.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Since their romance happened 400 years ago, it's pretty obvious.
* PosthumousCharacter: She lived 400 years ago, and since she's not an youkai, it's pretty obvious.
* RapunzelHair
* RescueRomance: With Nurarihyon.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Nurarihyon even refers to her as a caged bird.
* TeenPregnancy: She was at least 16 when she gave birth to Rihan. Not that it was uncommon at that time, though.

[[caption-width:280: Tsurara's Mom]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuiHorie (JP), Creator/CassandraLee (EN)

A Yuki-Onna that joined Nurarihyon's Hyakki Yako four hundred years ago and had an unrequited love for him. She's the mother of Tsurara, the current Yuki-Onna.
* AdaptationDyeJob:
** She had [[SupernaturalGoldEyes amber eyes]] in the first season of the anime and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes in the second]].
** In the manga cover she has red eyes. In some older illustrations she has amber eyes.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: She was in love with Nurarihyon.
* AnIcePerson: Like mother, like daughter.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Even more than her daughter.
* CoolBigSis[=/=]LikeASonToMe: Towards Rihan.
* FemmeFatale: While her daughter is a sweet ClingyJealousGirl, Setsuna is more direct and seductive in her approach.
* MulticoloredHair: Just like her daughter's.
* MumLooksLikeASister: although less than Wakana, a ''human''.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She appears to be in her mid-twenties or early thirties, as hasn't aged at all in the last 400 years..
* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShipperOnDeck: For Tsurara and Rikuo.
* {{Tsundere}}: A bit towards Nurarihyon, and also [[spoiler: Youhime. Although she acts like she doesn't like her, the novel reveals that she's actually helped Youhime during her most difficult times, like when she was pregnant with Rihan, and she begun to respect Youhime's abilities and inner strength.]]
* WomanInWhite

!!'''Yamabuki Otome'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto (JP), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (EN)

Rihan's first wife, a beautiful flower ayakashi who was also a teacher at a temple school. Because of a curse put on Nurarihyon by Hagoromo Gitsune, she couldn't give Rihan a heir. She blamed herself and vanished without a trace. [[spoiler:She was resurrected as a little girl by Seimei and Sanmoto. They implanted fabricated memories into her, as well as a hypnotic trigger, courtesy of Minagoroshi Jizou, to kill Rihan with Maou's Hammer. After the deed was done, she became the new vessel for Hagoromo Gitsune.]]
* {{Brainwashed}}: By [[spoiler:Minagoroshi Jizou so that she could carry out the task of killing Rihan.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Realizing that she couldn't bear Rihan children sent her over one[[spoiler:, possibly [[DrivenToSuicide making her kill herself]]]]. [[spoiler:Killing Rihan while {{Brainwashed}} sent her over another one, and allowed Hagoromo Gitsune to possess her.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: Too passive one for Setsura's taste.
* FirstLove: For Rihan.
* FriendToAllChildren: She doesn't mind if they're human or ayakashi.
* HotTeacher: She was a teacher during the Edo era.
* HouseWife
* ManchurianAgent
* NiceGirl
* RapunzelHair
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Lauded by Nurarihyon himself and other characters as one of the most beautiful ayakashi.
* SealedInAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler:She's the can for Hagoromo Gitsune.]]

!!'''Nattō Kozō '''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiArai, Creator/EtsukoKozakura (episodes 8-20) (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
* TagAlongKid: To Nurarihyon.

-->Voiced By: Creator/KoseiHirota (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)
* TheAce: At least to the youkai. Nurarihyon thinks otherwise.
* ChildEater
* KilledOffForReal
* TheResenter
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TokenEvilTeammate


[[folder: Other Nura Clan members]]

Branch members and land gods affiliated to the Nura Clan.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroshiKamiya (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (EN)

Senba is the guardian god of a small shrine located behind Ukiyoe General Hospital, and is based on the senbazuru tradition that is that by offering him one thousand paper cranes and praying, he can cure sickness.
He saves Natsumi from Sodemogi-sama's curse thanks to the strength of her grandmother's belief in him.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: He has a soft spot towards Hibari and her grandaughter Natsumi since both of them prayed in his shrine. Especially Hibari who has prayed there since childhood.
* PhysicalGod
* SleepModeSize: Since he doesn't have as much believers as he once did.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AikoOkubo (JP), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN)

Kokehime is a Land God, she was once a human princess and she knew Youhime. She resides in a shrine within the Nura Clan's territory and was targeted by Sodemogi-sama during the invasion of Shikoku's forces.
* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses
* HairDecorations: Two big bows.
* MoralityPet: She is Hitotsume's.
* TheCutie
* PhysicalGod
* OlderThanSheLooks

!!'''Ryōta Neko'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MakotoIshii (JP), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (EN)

Ryōta Neko is the head of the Bakeneko Clan and leader of 1st street, he requested that Rikuo free the 1st street from the Kyūso Clan. The First District thrived as a place for yōkai entertainment - their specialty being gambling. They also own Japanese-style yōkai eatery called Bakenekoya.
* [[CatGirl Cat Boy]]
* CatSmile
* NiceGuy
* ProfessionalGambler

[[caption-width:284:Her size compared to her husband today]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukariTamura (JP)

She is the beautiful and violent wife of Karasu Tengu and the mother of Kuroumaru, Tosakamaru and Sasami. She thinks that family is a very important thing, as she scolds her children and husband for not thinking of their family much and only visiting their home in Mt. Takao once every year.
* RapunzelHair
* StatuesqueStunner
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: She can lift her husband with one hand; he at least was bigger back in the old days.


Shirohebi is a very old Nura Clan member and the Land God who presides over Ukiyoe Middle School. He is a large white snake who appears in a fountain and is considered one of the school's seven mysteries. His great-granddaughter Rinko calls him "Grandpa Hii," often giving him food and otherwise caring for him. His power is to bring extreme good luck, which has made his descendants very wealthy.
* AffectionateNickname: He is called "Grandpa-Hii" by Rinko.
* BornLucky: All of his descendants.
* PhysicalGod


She is a girl who is 1/8th yōkai and the great-granddaughter of the land god Shirohebi, thanks to him and their "genetic" great luck her family of traders is really wealthy. She attends Ukiyoe Middle School in the guise of a human, though her disguise isn't perfect since her eyes are slit-like pupils and she has small scale-like markings under her eyes and on her arms. She frequently visits Shirohebi and provides him with food.
* AnimalEyes: Snake eyes.
* BornLucky: Thanks to her great-grandfather.
* CuteMonsterGirl
* HalfHumanHybrid: An eighth of her blood is youkai.
* MysticalWhiteHair: As with her snake eyes, another sign that her blood is not entirely human.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted.
* ShrinkingViolet: Due to her heritage, she kept to herself and tried not to stand out among her human peers. After meeting Rikuo, whose blood is also mixed, she becomes more confident.

!'''Other Youkai Groups'''

[[folder: Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō]]
The first serious threat that the protagonist has to face, the 88 Demons of Shikoku were once so powerful that they sought to overtake a human castle three hundred years ago. After being defeated, however, the group fell into decline. It's rebuilt by Tamazuki, who wants to take over the Nura Clan's territory.

!!Tropes Associated with 88 Demons of Shikoku
* BigBadWannabe: They ultimately prove to be more of an annoyance than an actual threat.
* EvilCounterpart: All of the executives are this to Rikuo's TrueCompanions.
* SmugSnake: All of them, but especially Tamazuki.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite being a threat, they really don't stand a chance once the Nura Clan gets serious.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:They were used by Sanmoto to eliminate the Nura Clan for him, even giving him the Devil's Hammer to do so.]]

!!'''Inugamigyōbu Tamazuki'''
->"All of you... Sacrifice yourselves for me."
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tamazuki_2512.png [[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tamazuki_Demon_form_2012.jpg]]
[[caption-width:216:Human Form]] [[caption-width-right:299:Demon Form]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida (JP), Creator/VicMignogna (EN)

The leader of the current Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō, he is the eighth son of Inugamigyōbu Danuki's 88th wife and the one who most strongly inherited his father's divine power. His name was originally Tamazusa, but he changed it to Tamazuki (“Aiming for the throne”) as a symbol of his aspirations to become the master of all yōkai. He forms his own group and infiltrates Ukiyoe Town.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* BadBoss: Kills his minions when he wants to sacrifice them.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Tamazuki has an awful, literal case of this, discarding allies and subordinates without a second thought once he feels [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he has no more use for them]].
* CoolMask
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: When using his evil sword.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In his human guise.
* EvilCounterpart: To Rikuo, having a human guise, a QuirkyMiniBossSquad knockoff to his TrueCompanions and [[spoiler: the ability to assimilate minions within their own bodies.]]
* EvilWeapon: [[CoolSword Maou's]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter Hammer]]. He loses it after he's defeated, [[spoiler:and the sword is then taken back to one of Sanmoto Gorouzaemon's many body parts]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Not really by choice, after he was defeated. He seems to have improved by the next time we see him.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Poor Inugami.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: In his true form, he's taller than Rikuo's Night form.
* MeaningfulRename: He changed his name from Tamazusa (taken from a legend to showcase consideration) to Tamazuki ("Aiming for the throne").
* OedipusComplex: Hates his father, wants to surpass him and even tries to kill him in the anime.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Literally. Since Rikuo spared his life he's been taking care of a puppy, who seems to be Inugami's reincarnation.]]
* RapunzelHair: In his true form.
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler:Gets one on his face after righting with Rikuo.]]
* SmugSnake: Talks like a master planner, but once he fights Rikuo, it's obvious that his own strength is in his StatusBuff in the Devil's Hammer.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: A tell sign that he isn't normal.
* {{Tanuki}}: His true form.
* UnwittingPawn: For [[spoiler: the Hyaku Monogatari clan]] and [[spoiler: the Gokadoin House. Abe no Ariyuki goes as far as telling him that, had he won, his reign would have lasted only three days.]]
* VillainousBreakdown:
** He loses it once he begins losing control of the youkai he absorbed and when the Devil's Hammer is taken from him.
** Taken UpToEleven Not being able to sense Rikuo's presence, cumulating in a failed attempt on his father's life, only for Rikuo to strike him down and he is visibly terrified.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: In his true form.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (JP)

One of Tamazuki's executives. She's a mysterious yokai who can make people blind. [[spoiler:She betrays Tamazuki and since then she has been seen taking orders from the fake Mitsume Yazura, Minagorshi Jizo, Encho and Abe no Ariyuki.]]
* BladeOnAStick: Naginata, her weapon of choice.
* CastingAShadow: With her feathers.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The most triumphant example in the series. So far she has [[spoiler:betrayed the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō, the Kyoto Youkai and the Hyaku Monogatari Clan.]]
* TheDragon: Well, CoDragons with Inu-hoho and Inugami [[spoiler: till it was revealed that she was a mole for the Hyaku Monogatari Clan.]]
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* EnigmaticMinion: In whatever group she's in [[spoiler: and tends to betray them whenever they prove useless. In the last chapters of the manga, it's finally [[TheReveal revealed]] that she's not a youkai, but a shikigami, and has been working for Abe no Ariyuki since the beginning.]]
* TheVoiceless: Except for a few moments in the series.
* TotallyNotAWerewolf: [[spoiler:A Shikigami that others believed was a youkai.]]
* WingedHumanoid

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto (JP), Creator/ErikKimerer (EN)

Inugami is one of the executives of the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō, whose real form is that of a giant dog. His head is able to separate from his body and act on its own to bite open an opponent's throat.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He was ostracized by humans by how he looked and didn't even know what youkai were till Tamazuki came around.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: While Tamazuki did torture him in order to qualify his potential, he treated nicer than any human ever did.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Tamazuki had his minions beat him up until his powers awakened and convinced him to join his side.
* TheDragon: To Tamazuki.
* DrivenByEnvy: Why he hates Rikuo because he has a happier life than he and Tamazuki did.
* {{Envy}}: His main motivation other than loyalty to Tamazuki.
* GreenEyedMonster: What results because of his envy.
* OffWithHisHead: Needs to do this to activate his wolf head form.
* OneWingedAngel: Two of them, first, his wolf head form and the second is his wolf form.
* OverlyLongTongue: So long it is constantly sticking out since it can't fit inside his mouth in ''any'' of his forms, but it doesn't hinder his ability to talk or grit his teeth at all.
* {{Reincarnation}}: [[spoiler:The puppy that follows Tamazuki around is implied to be this.]]
* SympathyForTheDevil: It's hard not to feel bad when he was [[spoiler: killed and betrayed by the person he trusted.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Tamazuki which is why [[spoiler:[[EtTuBrute he's genuinely confused why Tamazuki kills him in the anime.]]]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can turn into a wolf.
->'''Voiced by:''' Cho (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

Sodemogi-sama is one of the executives of the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō and a Yōkai who specializes in killing guardian deities. He is frequently described as a "bald Buddha statue." He attacks Senba and Kokehime with the intent of weakening the Nura Clan's power by transferring the land gods' worship to himself, but is ultimately defeated by Kurotabō.
* [[CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve Caught Their Lives/Powers By The Sleeve:]] Unless they give him the sleeve he will curse them, as it happened to poor Natsumi.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: He does this to the land deities by tugging out their sleeves. Kinda downsized by the fact the gods themselves are weak and small.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kurotabo.
* EvilGenius
* ExpressiveMask: His stone face is capable of emitting emotions from time to time.

!!'''Hari Onna'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiOrikasa (JP), Creator/KarenStrassman (EN)

Hari Onna, known as Kagibari Onna in the anime, is one of the executives of the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō and a yōkai who can turn her hair into hooks. She hates being called an old lady and follows Tamazuki primarily because she fears him.
* TheDarkChick: The female example among the other three members that qualify.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kejoro.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: When remembering a chat she had with Inugami, she stated in her mind that she only followed Tamazuki because she feared him.
* PrehensileHair
* VillainousFriendship: She and Inugami got along very well, and when she [[spoiler: learnt that it was Tamazuki who killed him, she was shocked.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Tamazuki kills her unceremoniously in order to boost the Devil's Hammer's power.]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/TakedaMasanori (JP), Creator/KeithSilverstein (EN)
* TheDragon: Noted to be the leader of the Seven Phantom Thiefs.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Used as a shield by Tamazuki to block Rikuou's attack]] in the manga at least.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Tengu Siblings, anime only.
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Anime only, the Tengu siblings redirect his fire attack back at him.]]
* PlayingWithFire: His power is fire.

!! Muchi
-->Voiced By: Creator/SatoshiTsuruoka (JP), Creator/DaveMallow (EN)
%%* BlowYouAway
* HeroKiller: To Hihi, [[spoiler: but considering how easily Nuraihyon killed Muchi, it just shows the former [[{{WorfHadTheFlu}} was out of shape.]]]]
%%* RazorWind

!! Gangikozo
-->Voiced By: Creator/TetsuoGoto (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)
* TheDarkChick: Has pretty lame powers compared to the others, and is very easily agitated.
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Kappa.
%%* MakingASplash
* PaperThinDisguise: He looks more like a monster trying to go undercover than a human.

!! Tearoni
-->Voiced By: Atsushi Ono (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (EN)
* TheBrute
* EvilCounterpart: To Aotabo.
* SuperStrength

!! Danuki
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[[caption-width-right:300:Human Form]]
-->Voiced By: Katsuji Mori (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)
* TheAtoner: Since his son went and decided to take on the Nura Clan.
* BigGood:To the Shikoku yokai when [[BadBoss Tamazuki]] wasn't leading them.
* BreakTheHaughty: Obviously Nurarihyon, but more importantly when a human wielding the Devil's Hammer did this to 300 of his clansmen.
* LargeAndInCharge: As he grew with age, so did he with girth.
* MrExposition: An episode is dedicated to his explanation of the events leading up to the current arc.
* TheRival: To Nurarihyon in his youth.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Normally Tamazuki's group would be considered the TokenEvilTeammate, but since the majority follow his son, he's this.


[[folder: Tōno Village Youkai]]
Known as the martial arts experts of the northeast, many of those who live in Tōno Village were sent to various other yōkai groups as mercenaries, and gained a reputation as prideful ninja yōkai because of their independent nature and refusal to exchange sakazuki. They have an intense dislike of Kyoto yōkai, who have historically looked down upon them and used them for convenience's sake.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeKishio (JP), J.C. Miller (EN)

A Kamaitachi youkai. He was instructed to watch and teach Rikuo during the latter's stay in Tono. He fights using two or three sickles and his true form is that of a weasel-faced demon. Joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto. He also assists Rikuo against the Hundred Tales and Gokadoin Clans.
* {{Badass}}: There's a reason why Rikuo respects him very much.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Rikuo.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BrownEyes
* DualWielding: Usually uses two sickles, although has been known to hold [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth three at once]][[Manga/OnePiece ...]]
* MultiColoredHair: Light grey on top and black everywhere else.
* RazorWind
* TheStoic
* SternTeacher: He's very strict on Rikuo when he trained him.
* {{Tsundere}}: A male example.
* WickedWeasel

[[caption-width:344: Girl Form]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyokaYuzuki (JP), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (EN)

An [[GenderBender Amanojaku]] youkai, so Awashima is a man at day and a woman at night, nevertheless ''he'' identifies himself as ''male'' no matter which form he is in. Joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto.
* ActionGirl: As a girl
* {{Bishonen}} / DudeLooksLikeALady
* BladeOnAStick: Switches to this after losing his sword.
* BrownEyes
* TheBusCameBack: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, he reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, and he participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
* BuxomIsBetter: As a woman, ''he'' is well endowed.
* ClothingDamage: At the hands of the 72-faced demon.
* CoolBigSis: Especially in woman form, he acts like one to Rikuo.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Prefers to be male so that enemies won't look down on him for being a woman or for being weaker than them.
* FemaleAngelMaleDemon: Specifically part of his powerset, an angel by night, demon by day.
* GenderBender: Male by day and female by night. Sees himself as a man at heart.
* MarshmallowHell: Does this to Rikuo on occasion.
* MsFanservice
* StupidSexyFlanders
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: In girl form, he is the {{Tomboy}} to Reira's Girly Girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mostly towards Kurotabo.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroMizushima (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)

A Numakappa youkai. Like his friends he joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto.
* TheBusCameBack: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, he reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, and he participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
* GeniusBruiser
* MakingASplash
* TheSmartGuy: Knows a lot of lore and myths
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TurtlePower: He's more reptilian than Kappa which most likely has to do with the fact that he's a swamp kappa.

->'''Voiced by:''' Eiji Miyashita (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN)

A Futtachi youkai. Like the others he joined Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto. When he tried to help Reira against Tsuchigumo both ended crushed by him, as result of that they don't join the rest in the final battle.
* TheBigGuy
* TheBusCameBack: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, he reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, and he participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (EN)

As a Zashiki-Warashi youkai, Yukari brings good luck. She joined Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto but didn't take part in the final battle as she stayed behind with Reira and Dohiko to take care of them.
%%* BrownEyes
* TheBusCameBack: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, she reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, accompanying Itaku, Rikuo, Tsurara, and Ryuuji to Mount Osore. She also participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Though she isn't unhappy.
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Brings good luck to those around her.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (JP), Erika Harlacher (EN)

A Yuki-Onna youkai like Tsurara. She joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto.
She was heavily wounded by Tsuchigumo and she couldn't join the final battle in Kyoto.
* AnIcePerson: Naturally, since she's a spirit of snow.
* TheBusCameBack: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, she reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, and she participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
* OdangoHair: With a braid.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She is the Girly Girl to female Awashima's {{Tomboy}}.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]


[[folder: Kyoto Youkai]]
The Kyoto Youkai consider themselves to be the most powerful ayakashi in Japan and have been active for at least one thousand years. They're also the ancestral enemies of the Keikain onmyōji. Their goal is to resurrect the Nue and make Kyoto a paradise for youkai.

[[spoiler: After the Nue's resurrection, the Kyoto Youkai split into two factions. Most of them follow the Nue to hell, while the rest stay behind out of loyalty to Hagoromo Gitsune and make peace with the Nura Clan.]]

!!Tropes associated with Kyoto Yokai
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Basically, before the Nura clan won admittedly through coincidences (Nuraihyon using the blade he took from Princess Yo and Hidemoto's assistance), they were the strongest demon group in Kyoto, if not all of Japan.
* {{Badass}}:
** In stark comparison to the Shikkoku who were a bunch of [[SmallNameBigEgo braggarts who never stood a chance against the Nura Clan]], Nuraihyon specifically states that even a single {{Mook}} was too much for Rikuo, even after he defeated Tamazuki.
** The fact that Nuraihyon would have been killed if not for Hidemoto's assistance (both blade and sealing), and the entire group was the previous Night Parade cements them as this.
* BadassArmy: Since each one is a very powerful youkai.
* BadassCrew: Every one of their top elites qualify and even some of their {{Mook}}s are very impressive.
* SmugSuper: Since there hasn't been a major challenge and justifiably have the strength to back up their claims.
* UnwittingPawn: An even more elaborate example [[spoiler: than the Shikoku Yokai]], [[spoiler: since Sanmoto and the yokai they were trying to resurrect were using them from the beginning.]]

->"Very soon, our dearest wish will be fulfilled. The world of our dreams will come into being."
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto (JP Current Form), Creator/MichikoNeya (JP Lady Yako), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (credited as "Johanna Luis") (EN Both Forms)

The current leader of the Kyoto Youkai, she's a nine-tailed [[{{Kitsune}} kitsune]] whose goal is to give birth to the Nue and fill the world with darkness. She has lived a thousand years through reincarnation. She possesses the body of a notable child and takes control of it to attain adult form. Although she can only live as long as a human lifetime each time she reincarnates, she will continue to reincarnate into the next generation as long as her true form isn't sealed.

[[spoiler: Her current host body is a fabricated one with the soul of Yamabuki Otome, Nura Rihan's first wife. After giving birth to the Nue, she is separated from her host body and is sent to hell by her own son.]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Her modern incarnation. The maturity and coldness of a thousand-year-old kitsune inside a beautiful tall, dark-haired high school girl.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: Especially to Kyokotsu. This is in contrast to previous villain [[BadBoss Tamazuki]].
* AnimalMotif: [[FantasticFoxes Fox]].
* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to her power of [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnation]]. [[spoiler: She came back again in chapter 200.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: She wanted a world of Darkness ruled by youkai. In order to get that [[spoiler: her son tosses her into the depths of hell.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Until she gives birth to the Nue.]]
* BornAgainImmortality: She inhabits a child till it matures enough to take over. The downside is that she lives as long as her host and has to repeat the process over and over again.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her current host has black eyes and black hair.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Taken to such extremes that she's monochromatic even in color pages and the anime.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Women Love Their Son and Husband]]: She genuinely loved her [[spoiler:human husband]] even if she thinks the world should be ruled by youkai. Not to mention her son [[spoiler:Abe No Seimei.]]
* FantasticFoxes[=/=]{{Kitsune}}: The only pure-blooded kitsune that has appeared in the series.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:She combines with Nura Rikuo in order for the latter to use her "Fear" in order to defeat Abe no Seimei.]]
* GodivaHair: When she was in the ritual center to born the Nue.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After her last resurrection.]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: She was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yodo-dono Lady Yodo]] in one of her past lives.
* HyperspaceArsenal: She can get weapons out of [[{{Hammerspace}} her school bag or her tails]], [[OhCrap much to Rikuo's chagrin]].
* MsFanservice: Both in the anime and the manga.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Thanks to her constant switching of hosts.
* {{Oneesama}}: Called this by Kyokotsu, with her undying adoration.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her modern incarnation, in contrast with the other school girls shown in the series.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Even her enemy, Hidemoto the 13th, had to admit she had found a beautiful body for her last reincarnation. Understandable since [[spoiler: it's Yamabuki Otome's body.]]
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 1000 Years Old]]
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Hagoromo-Gitsune takes it literally and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/nurarihyon_no_mago/c124/12.html beyond]]:
-->"I will fill this world with something pure. Pure black, like these black eyes, this black hair, and black clothes..."
* WomanInBlack: She even lampshades it at one point.
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler: The only reason she lost was that she was suffering a VillainousBSOD when she remembers her killing of Rihan as Otome's memories were resurfacing. Up to that point, she was dominating the fight.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To her own son, Nue and Sanmoto.]]

!!'''Kyōkotsu (Daughter and Father)'''
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[[caption-width:300: daughter]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa (JP daughter); Kazuya Ichijo (JP father); Creator/DanWoren (EN father); Creator/KiraBuckland (EN daughter)

A youkai with the appearence of a young girl. Her father fought alongside Hagoromo Gitsune 400 years ago and now the daughter is one of her most loyal followers.
* BadassAdorable
* CreepyChild: It doesn't help that she carries a skull with her at all times. She can also use snakes to take your eyes.
* LegacyCharacter: Both share the same name as well as loyalty to Hagoromo Gitsune.
* LittleMissBadass: The daughter may be young, but she's one of the top executives of the Kyoto Youkai.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: And with [[HellishPupils very serpentine pupils]] too.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Hagoromo Gitsune, of course. [[spoiler: She doesn't recognize the Nue as her new master and so she becomes the leader of the remaining Kyoto youkai who await Hagoromo Gitsune's return.]] She goes as far as [[spoiler: TakingTheBullet for her. Fortunately, she gets better.]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayaKuroda (JP), Creator/MarcDiraison (EN)

A swordsman who has been part of the Kyoto Youkai for at least 1000 years. He tries to recruit warriors from the Tōno Village, but fails and then is unable to kill Rikuo after he learned how to master his youkai powers. However, he's still one of the most powerful core members of the Kyoto Clan.
* BadassBeard
* GameFace: Gains one little by little in order to increase his speed and power.
* HornedHumanoid: When using his GameFace.
* LastChanceToQuit: He insists that Rikuo and his comrades should cast aside their personal grudges and devote themselves to the creation of an ideal world for youkai. [[ShutUpHannibal Rikuo doesn't agree]].
* MasterSwordsman: After having trained for 1000 years, he has mastered some deadly techniques.
* {{Pride}}
* SiblingTeam: [[spoiler:With Ibaraki Dōji, his adopted younger brother.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Nue, [[spoiler: but not to Hagoromo Gitsune. After the Nue is reborn, he follows him into hell]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Only if you think that a world filled with darkness is an ideal world.

!!'''Ibaraki Dōji'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiroTsuda (JP), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN)

Once a demon child with a taste for blood, he became part of the Kyoto Youkai after the Nue killed his adoptive father, the oni Shuten Dōji. Easily recognizable by the wooden grave marker that covers the left side of his face, Ibaraki Dōji has a violent and bloodthirsty drive under his usual laid back appearance.
* AxCrazy: Normally a perpetually angry man, but when his grave marker is damaged, he goes insane.
* BloodLust: He's rather violent.
* CreepyChild: Was able to walk from birth, was violent, had sharp teeth, and was even called a Oni's child.
* DualWielding: Two katana.
* HairTriggerTemper: Is perpetually irritated so anything sets him off.
* HappilyAdopted:
** Not a good thing when your foster father is another bloodthirsty demon.
** Earlier he was adopted by elderly human parents. Though once he tasted his own blood he [[BloodLust craved human blood]] and ended up killing his adoptive father before running away. Which lead him to his demon foster father.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: [[spoiler: He erected the grave marker for his father, and is seen talking to him when the grave marker is broken.]]
* PsychoElectro: Since he's perpetually angry.
* RedOniBlueOni: To Shōkera's Blue Oni.
* SiblingTeam: [[spoiler:With Kidomaru, his adopted older brother.]]
* ShockAndAwe: Apart from being a swordsman, he also has lightning powers.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Shōkera's Blue.
* TwoFaced: [[spoiler: Under the grave marker he has an oni-like face.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: To the Nue.]]
* {{Wrath}}: Embodies this.

[[caption-width:296: No, Shokera; Hagoromo's not the Holy Mary, and Abe no Seimei is not Jesus.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsukiSaiga (JP), Creator/BrianneSiddall (EN)

A somewhat pious youkai wearing pseudo priest robes and a Christian cross on a necklace. He believes himself to be doing the work of God and often calls Hagoromo Gitsune “Lady Mary” or “Blessed Mother of Darkness”, much to Ibaraki Dōji's chagrin.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His youkai form.
* [[{{RedOniBlueOni}} Blue Oni]]: To Ibaraki Dōji's Red Oni.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Due to being a Christianity fanatic, he wears one and has another as a weapon.
* CrystalDragonJesus: Lampshaded by Ibaraki Dōji.
-->"She said “Nue”, didn't she? And Hagoromo Gitsune's name isn't Mary, you egotistical prick."
* GoodWingsEvilWings: He thinks his insect wings are those of an angel. The audience may think otherwise.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Of the 27th Hidemoto.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Hagoromo is trying to birth a savior to yokai and therefore, she's the Lady Mary and the baby will be [[BlatantLies Je]][[ManipulativeBastard sus]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness the]] [[AGodAmI messiah]].
* LightIsNotGood: He can release a light from himself when saying ''Let there be light'' and also unleash a cross shaped beam of light when using his cross shaped spear.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The role of Shōkera youkai is to report the sins of sinners to Heaven while they sleep. A role that is shared with certain Angels and he has a EldritchAbomination true form. It's easy to see why he would think he's an actual Angel.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Ibaraki Dōji's Red.
* SinisterMinister: Dresses like a priest, wears a cross, prays for the souls he kills, and honestly believes he is doing the work of God.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: When not in true form.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Seems to be under the assumption that [[InsaneTrollLogic Hagoromo is the Lady Mary and therefore Nue]] [[CrystalDragonJesus a youkai Jesus]] despite the fact that Hagoromo and Nue are Japanese yōkai and not related to Judeo-Christianity in anyway possible.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TaitenKusunoki (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (EN)

A Gashadokuro youkai. A Kyoto youkai who followed Hagoromo Gitsune. He was sealed away around 400 years ago until recently and returns as one of Hagoromo's most loyal followers.
* TheBrute: Relies on brute force, [[DumbMuscle as he isn't bright]].
* ConspicuousCG: How he appears in the anime.
* DemBones: Naturally.
* DumbMuscle: Has no subtly at all.
* [[OurGiantsAreBigger Our Giant Skeletons Are Bigger]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Was Sealed away by Hidemoto 400 years ago. But was recently freed by his master Hagoromo Gitsune.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Hagoromo Gitsune just like Kyōkotsu. [[spoiler: He also doesn't recognize the Nue as his new master and stays with Kyōkotsu to await the return of Hagoromo Gitsune.]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentaroIto (JP), Creator/JoshuaTomar (EN)

An honorable and old-fashioned youkai, he's the leader of the forces set to watch over the skies of Kyoto during Hagoromo Gitsune's attack.
* BladeOnAStick
* CoolMask
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Averted. Rikuo tries to recruit him, but his loyalty is for Hagoromo Gitsune. However, he still gives some advice to Rikuo and his companions.
* HonorBeforeReason: Very much so. It's noted several times that he should've just [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim destroyed their ship without announcing his presence]].
* IGaveMyWord: He grants Rikuo free passage after being defeated, but his underlings disobey him.
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: To Rikuo.
* NobleDemon: By far one of the more affable and honorable of the Kyoto Youkai, having a decorum of standards for fighting.
* ThresholdGuardians:
** For Rikuo, in order to prove he had what it took to fight the Kyoto Youkai.
** [[spoiler: Subverted, when Tsuchigumo immediately shows up to give Rikuo a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown immediately after this.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: He's more than ready to die for Hagoromo Gitsune. [[spoiler: He's one of the Kyoto youkai who stay with Kyōkotsu and await Hagoromo Gitsune's return.]]
* VillainousValor: He's one of the few Kyoto youkai to believe in chivalry.
* WarriorPoet. Although he sucks at Haiku.

->"Fighting really isn't about winning or losing. It's just fun to share the meal together."
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP), Creator/RichardEpcar (EN)

Not exactly part of the Kyoto youkai, he only helps Hagoromo Gitsune because he wants to fight powerful adversaries. He is often likened to natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes and plague.
* {{Badass}}: Barring Hagoromo Gitsune and Nue, he's probably one of the most powerful youkai around.
* BloodKnight: He wants to fight strong adversaries and he'll ally with you as long as you promise that.
* GeniusBruiser: You already know how {{Badass}} he is already, but he's much [[SmarterThanYouLook more perceptive than he appears]] [[spoiler:as he's the first to guess that Jizo replaced Great Tengu.]]
* HeroKiller: Not mentioning that he killed several minor Nura clan fighters, he caused a devastating blow to the Nura Clan's morale by subjecting them to a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
* TheJuggernaut: [[spoiler: Even a FusionDance that manages to cut him in half isn't enough to bring him totally down for the count, something that he immediately recovered from]]. He's also described as a natural disaster rather than a youkai.
* KnightOfCerebus: While the Shikoku group were a genuine threat, things really started to get serious once he beats down the Nura Clan.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Oh a finger? Stick it back on, Oh you managed to nearly cut me in half? Minor annoyance to recover from. Only the Nue could inflict serious injuries on him.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous
* NightmareFace: His Hannya-eque face.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: If you're not capable of surviving this, he doesn't consider you a [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponent]].
* PersonOFMassDestruction: And how!
* SealedEvilInACan: The onmyouji Hidemoto told him that he'd wake up in 1000 years and could fight The Nue if he was sealed. [[BloodKnight He accepted]].
* SmarterThanYouLook: For someone who cares only about fighting, he's [[spoiler: The first to notice Jizo replaced the Great Tengu as a member]], something not even the elite could do.
* ThresholdGuardians: The real threat Rikuo had to defeat in order to reach Hagoromo Gitsune.
* WakeUpCallBoss: No, Rikuo; Tsuchigumo does not believe that you feel you won't lose as long as you have the Night Parade behind you.
* WildCard: Even Hagoromo Gitsune knows it's better to let Tsuchigumo have his way.
* WouldHitAGirl: He explicitely says he doesn't discriminate. He targets anyone who can fight.

!!'''Great Tengu of Mount Kurama'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuhisaHouki (JP) Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

A powerful and old Tengu who served as the right hand of Hagoromo Gitsune for hundreds of years. He was replaced when Minagoroshi Jizou appeared [[spoiler: as he had brainwashed the other Kyoto Youkai into forgetting him and took his place]]. This leads him to [[spoiler:preventing the birth of the Nue and side with his enemy Gyuki and the Nura clan]].
* TheDragon: Originally one to Hagoromo Gitsune [[spoiler:till Jizo cast him aside.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Since Jizo replaced him as a member,so he had Rikuo trained in order to prevent the birth of Nue and prevent his and Sanmoto's plans from succeeding.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Maybe. [[spoiler:He only sided with them to get revenge and prevent the Nue's birth at this time. But now that the Nue has been born he may have to end up joining them for real. He was not one of the youkai who went with the Nue to hell however.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: He didn't like being thrown out by Jizo at all.]]

!! Nijūnanamen Senju Mukade

-->Voiced by: Creator/MakotoYasumura (JP), Creator/DougErholtz (EN)

A Kyoto yōkai who resembles a thousand-armed Guanyin. He is the guardian of a multitude of Japanese gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, through which he can extend his arms or capture the limbs of an opponent.
* ConspicuousCG: How he appears in the anime because he's far too complex to animated.
* CreepyMonotone: Especially in the dub.
* DimensionLord: Whenever he capture the victim's limbs, their limbs will appear in another torii. This torii acts like dimension portal. He takes root in the "realm of the heart" created by children he has frightened, and the greater the child's fear the stronger he becomes.
* EmotionEater: Thrives on the fears of children in order to become stronger.
* ImNotAfraidOfYou: How he can be defeated through weakening.
* MeaningfulName: "Twenty Seven Face One-Thousand Hand Centipede", and he is able to increase those limbs and faces based on the fear's obtained.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous
* SealedEvilInACan


[[folder: Hyaku Monogatari Clan]]
Can be considered as the main antagonist group of the series together with the Kyoto youkai, since Hyaku Monogatari Clan is behind almost all the incidents Rikuo and his group faced.

!! Tropes Associated With The Hyaku Monogatari Clain

* BigBadEnsemble[=/=]HiveMind[=/=]MentalFusion: This seems to be what [[spoiler:the seven excecutives of the present Hundred Tales Clan]] are turning out to be, working towards the same goals, but doing it in their own way. [[spoiler:Minagoroshi Jizou]] is a special example in that he is [[spoiler:not an excecutive, but is part of it regardless given how many things he has been responsible for, that benefitted the clan as a whole, before his death]]. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that it's just a BigBadEnsemble masquerading as both a HiveMind and MentalFusion, at least for the body parts that gained sentience and will.]]
* BodyHorror[=/=]{{Squick}}: Sanmoto was freaking huge and ugly and fat even as a normal human, and his transformation MELTED AND SPLITTED HIS FLESH INTO HUNDRED PARTS, which in turn become grotesque Yokai themselves. Example:
** [[http://manga-access.com/manga/N/Nurarihyon_no_Mago/chapter/72/19l Minagoroshi Jizou (Sanmoto's left eye)]] (in the middle).
** [[CoolSword Maou's Hammer]], which is a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] [[EvilWeapon sword]] with numerous slimey tentacles, started out as his heart that he pulled out.
*** ChekhovsBoomerang: Is used in each arc [[spoiler: in order for them to check up on their pawns' progress like Tanuki.]]
** [[http://manga.animea.net/nurarihyon-no-mago-chapter-163-page-2.html Enchou (Sanmoto's mouth)]] (on the right)
** [[http://eatmanga.com/Manga-Scan/Nurarihyon-No-Mago/Nurarihyon-no-Mago-169/page-22 Kyosai (Sanmoto's hand)]]
** [[http://www.mangapanda.com/nurarihyon-no-mago/156/7 Sanmoto's Duodenum]] looks like it wandered out of one of Creator/JunjiIto's nightmares. In the present time, "she" got a human disquise and went by the name of "Akujiki no Nokaze". [[spoiler:Rikuo killed her when she tried to eat Kana.]]
*** DumbMuscle: Probably the dumbest of the body parts that gained consciousnesses. She is more of a beast than an intelligent being when she really goes wild. [[spoiler:This could mean that she was one of the few body parts loyal to Sanmoto.]]
*** EliteMook
*** GlassCannon
*** ImAHumanitarian: One half of her powers.
*** [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
*** [[RubberMan Rubber Woman]]: The other half of her powers.
** [[http://manga.animea.net/nurarihyon-no-mago-chapter-156-page-12.html More of Sanmoto's body parts specifically "Sanmoto's Left Pinky, Eyebrow, Vestibular System, and Right Chin".]]
** [[http://manga.animea.net/nurarihyon-no-mago-chapter-156-page-6.html Sanmoto's Foot Arch, Enamel and Heel Bone]]
** [[http://manga.animea.net/nurarihyon-no-mago-chapter-163-page-19.html Raiden (Sanmotos bones) and Tamasaburo (Sanmoto's facial skin)]]
** [[http://manga.animea.net/nurarihyon-no-mago-chapter-159-page-18.html A baby like demon that was found after the death of his largest bodypart.]] [[spoiler:See Fake Mitsume Yazura below.]]
* FiveBadBand: The body parts who were made into excecutives ([[AndZoidberg and Yanagida]]) can be considered this:
** TheBigBad: [[spoiler:Sanmoto's Brain AKA Fake Mitsume Yazura]]
** CoDragons: [[TheHeavy Enchou (Sanmoto's Mouth)]] and Kyosai (Sanmoto's Hand). [[TheSixthRanger Yanagida]] may also count.
*** [[spoiler:TheStarscream: Enchou]]
*** [[spoiler:CoDragons [[DragonWithAnAgenda With An Agenda]]: Enchou and Kyosai.]]
** TheEvilGenius: Minagoroshi Jizou (Sanmoto's Left Eye)[[spoiler:, even though he's not an excecutive.]]
** TheBrute: Raiden (Sanmoto's Bones)
** TheDarkChick: Tamasaburo (Sanmoto's Facial Skin)
** TheSixthRanger: [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Yanagida]] (the unofficial Ears of Sanmoto), though he could also be counted as another [[TheDragon Dragon]].
* WeakButSkilled: In terms of skills, they have some of the most impressive arsenal in the series. However, they also tend to be {{Squishy Wizard}}s in terms of physical endurance. Which is why the group prefers to be ManipulativeBastard schemers than on the offensive.

!!'''Sanmoto Gorōzaemon'''
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[[caption-width-right:326: Demon King Form]]
->"I absolutely will become a buddha... I will not be destroyed... even if this vessel of flesh is gone... I will inherit all the Fear in the world!!"
-->Voiced By: Creator/{{Chafurin}} (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

The leader of the Hyaku Monogatari clan, he was original an ordinary, albeit gigantic and obese, human merchant living in Edo. Having grown bored of the usual entertainment, however, he acquired the Hyakki Teakettle and devised the creation of a Hyaku Monogatari to gather fear into it and use the fear to control Edo.However, when he was killed during a Nura clan assault, he made himself a yokai, which transformed himself and his bodyparts into yōkai. While his main body and consciousness ended up in hell, the yōkai who comprised the rest of his body remained to cause chaos. The strongest among them even seemed to develop their own consciousnesses.
* AGodAmI: Wanted to become a buddha, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent he becomes something more terrifying in doing so]].
* BigBad: Through his Brain to which he eventually reincarnates through in the Hyaku Monogatari arc and rguably the entire series, [[spoiler: since both Shikoku and Kyoto were manipulated by him; is responsible for Rikuo's father's death and resurrecting the final BigBad for his own purposes.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: He [[spoiler: and the Nue are responsible for all of the mess of the present era.]]
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Although he thought he had everything under control, at the same time he was being manipulated by Enchou and Abe no Ariyuki. When his time to return came, he was summarily betrayed and then Rikuo sent him back to hell, leaving the stage clear for the final confrontation against Seimei.]]
* BodyHorror: The result of his EmergencyTransformation causes his body parts to take a life of their own.
* {{Brainwashed}}: What he does to others who drink the Conquerors tea. Kurotabō was one of them.
* [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Merchant]]: Initially was one, manipulating almost all of Edo's political leaders into becoming his pawns and razing the poor ForTheEvulz.
* DisproportionateRetribution: When he was a young man, a lady ignored his advances for being ugly. So he has her entire family killed and takes her in once she's broken utterly. [[SarcasmMode That'll teach her.]]
* DirtyCoward: Was one as a human. His body parts after he became a demon are not.
* EmergencyTransformation: How he became a youkai.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: And ''how!''
* EvilMakesYouUgly: Going from ugly to pure NightmareFace.
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[GutturalGrowler Especially in the dub]].
* FatBastard, VillainousGlutton, {{Gonk}} , then finally DeadWeight.
* FauxAffablyEvil: While human, he put up a humble and somewhat friendly front while secretly viewing those around him as little more than means to an end. After becoming a demon, he drops the act.
* ForTheEvulz: His initial reason for why he created yokai was because he was bored of his usual activities so he decided to spice it up.
* [[FromNobodyToNightmare From Smug Snake Coward To Nightmare]]: Once was an orange merchant who used a {{Macguffin}} to achieve his ambitions, but through his "death", he manages to cause all the problems of the present story.
* {{Gonk}}: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sanmoto_8232.png Very much so as a human]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: To the Brain, as well as the rest of the villains who have been manipulated by him from behind the scenes.
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler: While the Nue was getting reborn]], he manipulated everything that happened for two major story arcs.
* HumanShield: Is willing to do this when pushed to corner.
* KarmicTransformation: Self-infliced. He becomes the same type of youkai he created to cause chaos on Edo.
* LargeAndInCharge[=/=]EvilIsBigger: Was very big as a human, then becomes [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever a huge youkai that towers over buildings]].
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Big time. Basically, two villain groups were manipulated into doing his work, with some help from another source for the latter of the two.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: To Kurotabo and the entire cast, including the two main antagonists who were UnwittingPawn pieces to him]].
* NotQuiteDead: Double subverted. He did end up going to hell after breaking his neck, but his remaining body parts remained alive and since they lived, he lived through them technically [[spoiler:while in hell.]]
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: WasOnceAMan and his remaining parts had taken sentience while he remains in hell.
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:By Enchou and Abe no Ariyuki.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against Rihan. [[spoiler: He succeeds big time with Seimei's collaboration.]]
* ShoutOut: His "mutated" form looks rather like the God-Warrior from ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
* TheStoryteller: Brings youkai to life through stories.
* SmugSnake: Sanmoto was once as a human when he desired to become a Buddha. His body parts after he became a demon are not.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Seimei is more about using him than being his partner, and even his own body parts use {{Revenge}} for an excuse for mindless evil]].
* WasOnceAMan: Once was an orange seller who desired his own Night Parade with a {{Macguffin}}. However it resulted in himself turning into a youkai, as well. [[spoiler:Arguably the biggest puppeteer of the series.]]

!!'''Fake Mitsume Yazura[=/=][[spoiler:Sanmoto's Brain (Sanmoto by proxy)]]'''

A youkai disquised as the Nura Clan affiliated youkai Mitsume Yazura. He is really a part of the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:He is Sanmoto's Brain and maybe even Sanmoto himself by proxy, born from the remains of Sanmoto Gorouzaemon's main body after he was defeated. Having the biggest connection to Sanmoto through sharing his thoughts and feelings from hell, as well as the thoughts and feelings of his body parts, he can sense where the other body parts are and what they are doing. This makes him the official leader of new The Hundred Tales Clan, though he let's Enchou act as the de-facto leader. In addition, he is one of the seven executives.]]

[[spoiler:His original appearance was as a baby-like demon that Yanagida found in Sanmoto's main body's remains. He has since grown up into an adult version of this.]]

[[spoiler:He was the one who orchestrated Tamazuki's rise to power by lending him Maou's Hammer through Yosuzume. After Tamazuki failed, he got the sword back and later gave it to Minagoroshi Jizou so that he could lend the weapon to Nue in accordance with their deal.]]

[[spoiler:Currently, he has met up with Enchou and was led to the new Hundred Tales Clan's base. He has been led to what's going to be Sanmoto's new body and is currently residing in it. He has also shed his disquise. In a twist however, Enchou betrayed and killed him. He was the third or fourth executive to go down, depending on if the old Nura Clan members killed Tamasaburo or not.]]
* BigBad: Of the Hundred Tales Arc, and possibly some of the other arcs as well. [[spoiler:At first! Then Enchou stabbed him.]]
** BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Despite being behind the majority of events, he's not nearly as tough as the others, and then Enchou decides to kill him once he outlives his usefulness.]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Like all of Sanmoto's body parts turned youkai, though he takes the cake!]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: He's been disguised as Mitsume Yazura from the beginning of the current story.]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler:Disguised as Mitsume Yazura in order to learn the Nura clan's secrets.]]
* EvilWeapon: [[CoolSword Maou's]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter Hammer]] is usually in his possession when it's not lent out to an affiliated enemy or another one of his clan.
* FullBodyDisguise: [[spoiler:His disguise of Mitsume Yazura, enough to fool the Nura clan.]]
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: [[spoiler:The official leader of the new Hundred Tales Clan and possibly Sanmoto himself... and he was living within the Nura Clan's walls all along. That takes guts!]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
** [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]]
* TheLoad: He doesn't appear to have any fighting ability, just the power of sensing what the other body parts were up to. He is also the part that is the most connected to Sanmoto and is the one who cares about his revival the most. Also, since he is Sanmoto in a way, he has the loyalty of all the mindless or animalistic body parts. [[spoiler:Unknown to him, this makes him a hindrance to all the body parts who gained sentience and will as they didn't really care for Sanmoto's revival. Thus, he was thus only useful for infiltrating the Nura Clan to keep them up to date on their activities, as well as for controlling the aforemented mindless body parts, and once that usefulness had run it's course, Enchou promptly stabbed him in the back of his head and let him die.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: Behind [[spoiler:Tamazuki]]'s rise to power as well as his weapon. [[spoiler:Yosuzume]] also answers to him. [[spoiler:Considering who he is, he may be behind most of the other arcs as well.]]
* ManipulativeBastard[[spoiler:: Or rather, a SmugSnake, who is a masterful manipulator, but falls apart at the sight of a possible challenge.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:While disguised as Mitsume Yazura.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Rikuo infiltrated the base of the Hundred Tales Clan, and again when he gets stabbed by Enchou!]]
** VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:He was certainly the one who resembled Sanmoto in personality after all, so it was to be expected.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Became the Demon King Sanmoto thanks to his hate. [[ClippedWingAngel Unfortunately for him, his hate isn't good enough.]]]]
* PsychicLink: [[spoiler:This is his power, allowing him to keep tabs on the other body parts as well as issuing orders for them to carry out. It also allows him to sense when a body part dies.]]
** [[spoiler: Since it's Sanmoto by proxy, it's to be expected. Despite his manipulations and infiltration, he proves useless when his minions discard him and panics easily once Rikuo barrages into their base.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against the Nura Clan like all members of the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:Doubly so since he is Sanmoto's Brain, and by proxy, Sanmoto himself.]]
* ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:His hate for the Nura clan and Enchou allowed him to become the Demon King Sanmoto.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan, because he is Sanmoto by proxy. [[spoiler:This ends badly for him!]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Enchou.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: By proxy of being TheMole and true BigBad of the fourth arc.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Enchou decides to betray after seeing how useless he is.]]
* YouWillBeAssimilated: [[spoiler:Implied to be the intended host of a new body that his body parts are building for him since, technically, he's not just Sanmoto's Brain but also Sanmoto himself by proxy. This presumably also includes merging any still-living body parts with it once the body is ready for action. After becoming the Demon King Sanmoto the other parts start to assimilate with him against their will.]]

!!'''Minagoroshi Jizou'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/{{Chafurin}} (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

A youkai with the appearance of an old man. His most distinguishing feature is the [[HypnoticEyes grotesque eye]] on his forehead, which he uses to hypnotize enemies. He can possess other people by going into them and taking the shape of a small eyeball in the back of the possessed person's body, and has memory alteration powers. He is one of the main villains of the Kyoto Arc, being the one who masterminded the Kyoto Youkai's present plan for Nue's return. He is part of The Hundred Tales Clan and was one of the more active ones, and while he is not one of the executives, he is a formidable planner and a competent schemer.

In truth, he is the left eye of Sanmoto Gorouzaemon, born in the Edo era when Sanmoto used his last tale to [[EmergencyTransformation emergency transform]] into a monster whose body melted and split into multiple youkai. Jizou was one of the special Youkai created from this transformation, possessing intelligence and cunning, speech, and his powers from the moment he was born. Sanmoto's main body's defeat by Rihan led to him and his fellow created Youkai to go into hiding.

[[spoiler:In accordance with the deal that Sanmoto and Nue had, he masterminded Rihan's death and Hagoromo Gitsune's reincarnation in the present using Maou's Hammer and the resurrected body of Rihan's first wife: Yamabuki Otome. After Hagoromo Gitsune's awakening, he assisted her in her plan to give birth to Nue, taking the spot of the Great Tengu by altering her subordinates' memories (except Tsuchigumo).]]

As a subordinate of Hagoromo Gitsune, he was the one who came up with the plan to break the seals that were put in place in Kyoto, barring Hagoromo Gitsune and the Kyoto Youkai from reaching the capital where they could give birth to Nue. He possessed [[spoiler:Akifusa of the Kekain onmyouji clan]], taking advantage of the latter's weakness. The possessed [[spoiler:Akifusa]] battled against Yura and Ryuuji but ultimately lost. Jizou survived however, and regrouped with Hagoromo Gitsune. He also received Maou's Hammer [[spoiler:in order to give it to Nue upon his birth as part of the deal between him and Sanmoto,]] which he later used to stab Nurarihyon, stealing part of his Fear[[spoiler:, the sword having absorbed part of the Fear of all three clanheads of the Nura clan as a result]].

Once Nue was reborn, Minagoroshi Jizou gave him Maou's Hammer, his true identity as part of Sanmoto Gorouzaemon exposed. [[spoiler:He was then killed by Rikuo, who impaled him with [[CoolSword Nenekimaru]].]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Averted. Despite not being an excecutive, he was just as competent as one, and may have surpassed [[spoiler:Raiden]] in sheer [[SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness effectiveness]].
* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* {{Brainwashed}}: Not him, but he can do this with his powers. He used it on [[spoiler:Hagoromo Gitsune's subordinates]] to erase their memories involving a former subordinate, in order to take that subordinate's place and on [[spoiler:Yamabuki Otome to erase her memories of her former life and former husband Rihan]].
* BodyHorror: He already looks like a deformed old man, but the eye in his forehead... *shiver*
* ChekhovsGunman: He can be seen in both Chapter 17 and Chapter 51, about 58 and 24 chapters before he is properly introduced.
* DemonicPossession: He did this to [[spoiler:Akifusa]]. See MoreThanMindControl below.
* TheDragon[=/=]TheEvilGenius: For Hagoromo Gitsune and the Kyoto Youkai. He is definitely the latter, being the mastermind of the plan to break the seals and having a good part of schemes running. He also acted like a [[TheDragon Dragon]] to [[spoiler:Enchou when they were first created]].
** DragonWithAnAgenda: He is definitely this, assisting the Kyoto Youkai in giving birth to the Nue because it's in [[spoiler: Sanmoto's and The Hundred Tales Clan's]] best interests in doing so. Best demonstrated when Gitsune is [[spoiler:forced out of the body of Yamabuki Otome]] and when he is talking to the newly born Nue. [[spoiler:However, with the recent revelations about Sanmoto's Brain, he may not have been as loyal to the Clan as he seemed.]]
*** TheManBehindTheWoman: [[spoiler:Though not to the extent of the Nue. May qualify as TheDogWasTheMastermind (of at least part of the Kyoto Arc) as well.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: Possibly how he survived being hit by a blast of [[spoiler:Yura's Hagun powers]]. [[spoiler:This is also how he was born, thanks to Sanmoto.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Has the appearance of one.
* EvilWeapon: [[CoolSword Maou's Hammer]], a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and Sanmoto's Heart that is delivered to him [[spoiler:by Yosuzume]] and temporarily wields when Nurarihyon infiltrates the base of the Kyoto Youkai. He uses it to stab Nurarihyon and absorb his Fear, thus having absorbed the Fear of all three clanheads of the Nura Clan. He later gives it to the reborn Nue [[spoiler:as part of the deal between Nue and Sanmoto]].
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The large eye on his forehead, possibly because he is [[spoiler:Sanmoto's left eye]].
** CharmPerson: This is the power of the large eye on his forehead. He has used it to erase [[spoiler:Gitsune's subordinates']] memories of the Great Tengu, erase the memories of [[spoiler:Yamabuki Otome]] to set her up as [[spoiler:the killer of Rihan and the host body of Hagoromo Gitsune]]. He also tried to use it [[spoiler:when he was just created no less]] on [[spoiler:Kubinashi, restrained by Enchou, in order to find a weakness in the Nura Clan. Fortunately for Kubinashi, he had to abandon this when Sanmoto's main body was killed]].
** RedEyesTakeWarning: Or just red big eye.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:He may have suffered this fate at the end of the Kyoto Arc, being impaled on Rikuo's blade and dying shortly thereafter. Due to the nature of his creation however, it is possible that he may yet [[BackFromTheDead come back]].]]
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler: He has almost single handedly brought the death of the previous Nura Clan leader, manipulated the Kyoto Youkai leader into releasing his master's partner into the living world and not to mention even briefly turning one of the omniyojis against his comrades, a '''great deal more effective than most of the villains ever accomplished'''.]]
* MoreThanMindControl: He possessed [[spoiler:Akifusa]] by exploiting his [[{{Envy}} jealousy]] over him being [[TheUnchosenOne passed over]] by the Hagun in favour of [[TheChosenOne Yura]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Just '''LOOK''' at him! You'll be hard pressed to find a person who didn't peg him off as evil right from the start! [[spoiler:The only surprise turns out to be how utterly [[SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness effective]] he truly was at this!]]
* OhCrap: His reaction when Nurarihyon uses his powers to turn invisible. [[spoiler:Also his reaction when he is killed by Rikuo.]]
* TheReveal: Nue saying that he is [[spoiler:Sanmoto Gorouzaemon, though Jizou corrects this by saying that he is merely a part of him, more specifically the left eye,]] qualifies as one.
* {{Revenge}}: Along with the rest of The Hundred Tales Clan, this is his primary motivation against the Nura Clan.
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that the said clan could be less than interested in their master's wishes. Jizou seems to be the only loyal one.]]
* SquishyWizard: Has an impressive set of abilities, is cunning enough to use them effectively, and boasts great intelligence[[spoiler:, but when Rikuo actually got a shot at him, he went down fast]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:Recent revelations casts doubt over this!]]
* YouKilledMyFather: Indirect example. [[spoiler:A {{Brainwashed}} Yamabuki Otome may have done the actual deed to Rihan, Rikuo's father, but he was the one who orchestrated it through his powers.]]

!!'''Kyosai '''
A yokai of the Hundred Tales Clan and Sanmoto's hand. Taking the form of a good-looking man with a neutral expression, he paints pictures of yokai which come to life. [[spoiler:He is also one of the seven excecutives of the new Hundred Tales Clan.]] His purpose is creating new yokai from the tales that Enchou tells to the public.

[[spoiler:He has used Torii twice in his paintings: Once as the base for a story, while the during the Shibuya Outbreak he just transformed her into a yokai who had to be rescued by Rikuo.]]

Once [[spoiler:Raiden is killed]] he goes on a rampage across Shibuya, creating and transforming humans into yokai, to spread chaos and fullfill his desire to create a landscape of hell. When Rikuo shows up to put a stop to his rampage, he inflicts him with a {{Curse}} that wastes away his body and leaving him only minutes to live[[spoiler:, but this was not enough and Rikuo managed to kill him, lifting his {{Curse}} at the same time. The yokai created by him did not disappear after his death, leaving the gang to clean up his mess. He was the second excecutive to go down]].
* ArtAttacker: His power, which is one of the most formidable in the series. It's likely that he has it because he is [[spoiler:Sanmoto's hand]].
** ArtInitiatesLife: He is the creator of the [[EliteMook youkai from the stories]] that Enchou tells. He is not limited to this.
*** EnemySummoner: While he creates youkai from tales, he is also capable of creating generic {{Mook}} youkai to assist him.
** BalefulPolymorph: Can turn humans into youkai by painting on them! [[spoiler:He did this to Natsumi.]]
*** BodyHorror: Most yokai created from his powers. Also inflicted on the humans whom he turns into yokai[[spoiler:, and on Rikuo when Kyosai {{Curse}}s him.]]
*** {{Curse}}: By making a painting of a person he can inflict this. [[spoiler:In Rikuo's case, the curse wasted away at his body leaving him with only minutes to live.]] [[spoiler:Thankfully, it was lifted when Kyosai got killed.]]
*** [[spoiler:DungeonBypass]]: [[spoiler:Youkai can't enter certain buildings without being invited. Kyosai bypasses this by turning the walls, windows, and doors into youkai.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is one of the seven excecutives of the Hundred Tales Clan and had quite formidable powers.
* {{Bishonen}}
* DisposableWoman: Most of the humans he transformed into youkai are women.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:In stark contrast to other [[spoiler:killed]] members of the Hundred Tales Clan.
* TheHedonist: While he still puts the agendas of The Hundred Tales clan as the foremost priority, he still comes of as this, wanting to satisfy his desires to kill Rikuo and create what he calls a landscape of hell. [[spoiler:However, later revelations show that he was only loyal to the Hundred Tales Clan as long as he got to do what he wanted, playing this trope straight.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:However, like Minagoroshi Jizou, it is possible that he may come BackFromTheDead due to the nature of his creation.]]
* MadArtist: Gives of this vibe.
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: See ArtInitiatesLife, BalefulPolymorph, and EnemySummoner above.
* {{Revenge}}: Against the Nura Clan like the rest of the Hundred Tales Clan.
* SquishyWizard: Much like Minagoroshi Jizou, he has a formidable ability and is good at utilizing it's full potential[[spoiler:, but if you can overcome his powers, he's not going to survive for long]].
* TheStoic: Almost always has a neutral expression on his face.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:NOT!]]


Sanmoto Gorōzaemon's loyal aide. A demon who served him willingly and helped him in his goal to complete the Hundred Tales. After Sanmotos transformation into a demon and defeat at the hands of Rihan and Kurotabō he has become a servant of Sanmotos body parts. He collects Tales to be added to the Hundred Tales, and this is his main purpose in the present as well [[spoiler:as he is the unofficial "Ear of Sanmoto" and one of the seven executives of the new Hundred Tales Clan]].
* TheDragon: Formerly to Sanmoto and now to his body parts. [[spoiler:However, the body parts considers him one of them, which is probably why he is an excecutive.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: He was always envious of Kurotabō, who was Sanmatos favorite.
* {{Revenge}}: Against the Nura Clan like all Hundred Tales Clan members, but especially against [[spoiler:Kurotabou]].
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: The only excecutive that's not one of Sanmoto's body parts.
* TearsOfBlood: After seeing Sanmotos dead demon body.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:With the recent revelations, he is the only executive loyal to him.]]
* YouWillBeAssimilated: According to [[spoiler:Minagoroshi Jizou]], this might be his final fate [[spoiler:when and if Sanmoto Gorouzaemon is resurrected.]]
** And when [[spoiler:when Demon King Sanmoto was finally brought to life he was not assimilated. [[VillainousBreakdown He didn't take it well]].]]


A youkai of the Hundred Tales Clan and Sanmoto's mouth. He is supernaturally persuasive and can also bind and restrain a youkai by reciting the tale behind it. He pretty much acts as the de-facto leader of the Hundred Tales Clan, and is also one of the seven Excecutives, but answers to [[spoiler:the fake Mitsume Yazura AKA Sanmoto's Brain]]. He appeared before Rikuo [[spoiler:after he killed Nokaze]] and has challenged him to a "game of tag": Rikuo must find and kill him and the other excecutives before dawn.

He currently resides in the base of the new Hundred Tales Clan[[spoiler:, along with the fake Mitsume Yazura AKA Sanmoto's Brain]].
* BodyHorror: Averted. Enchou is probably the most normal-looking one of Sanmoto's body parts.
** Kinda plays it straight, actually. Just take a look at those EYES, dear god, those eyes!
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:He didn't expect Sanmoto's Brain to survive and become the Demon King which, resulted in half of his body being assimilated.]]
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:the fake Mitsume Yazura AKA Sanmoto's Brain]].
** TheHeavy: [[spoiler:Sanmoto's Brain]] seems to let him run the Hundred Tales Clan in his absence[[spoiler: and Enchou was the one who made the new Hundred Tales Clan go into hiding since Sanmoto's Brain was just a baby]].
** DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:He simply wants to tell ghost stories that will terrorize people and doesn't care about Sanmoto's goal.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: As a result of his power, and being Sanmoto's Mouth and all.
** MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Much like Minagoroshi Jizou, except he was never really loyal to his master.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against the Nura Clan. [[spoiler:Subverted. He doesn't care about getting revenge on the Nura clan.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: When Abe No Seimei and Hagoromo-Gitsune are confronting each other, their collective fear overwhelms him to the point that he can't write the story he wanted. So he leaves to go watch the other fights]].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:He turned on Sanmoto's Brain.]]
* TheStoryteller: He tells the stories of the Hundred Tales Clan's [[EliteMook newly created youkai]] to strengthen them. It is also his power along with being a ManipulativeBastard.
** TheParalyzer: He can bind and restrain a youkai by reciting the tale behind it, as demonstrated [[spoiler:when he was created]] on [[spoiler:Kubinashi]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:Not!]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Does this to Sanmoto's Brain.]]


Another of Sanmoto's body parts, his bones this time, Raiden is quite the boisterous type, even showing off for the humans he's supposed to kill[[spoiler:, though he killed them right after]]. Since he is Sanmoto's Bones, his body is as hard as diamond and it also grants him exceptional strength. He can also extend his arms to give him more reach. He is one of the seven excecutives and seeked out Rikuo immediately after the "game of tag" had begun, hoping to finish him off early.

[[spoiler:He had the upper hand for a while, but when Rikuo used a new technique to switch his Fear from defense to offense, the tables were turned and Raiden was destroyed. He was the first excecutive to go down.]]
* BloodKnight: Loves a good battle, but following the orders of the Hundred Tales Clan comes first. [[spoiler:Or so we believe. It's likely that along with the rest of the excecutives and Minagoroshi Jizou, with the exception of Yanagida, being a BloodKnight is his real reason and motive for doing what he does.]]
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle: Though more intelligent than Akuja no Nokaze and the monstrous Hundred Tales youkai.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Shows off for the humans he's supposed to kill one moment. [[spoiler:Kills them in the next.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:It might be possible for him to [[BackFromTheDead return]] though, given how he was created.]]
* MightyGlacier
* NighInvulnerability: One of his powers. Notable because most Hundred Tales Clan members tend to be on the frail side. [[spoiler:It wasn't enough to hold of Rikuo once he switched his Fear from defense to offense though.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Suffered one when it turned out that Rikuo had survived taking his attack head on. Got another one when he got killed.]]
* SuperStrength: Another one of his powers.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:NOT!]]


Sanmoto's Facial Skin, and one of the seven excecutives in the new Hundred Tales Clan. By touching a person, Tamasaburo will be able to make a FullBodyDisguise of that person which others can wear. Ideal for espionage.

[[spoiler:Tamasaburo has incapacitated Kejoro and masqueraded as her to gain entry into the Nura Clan household for the purpose of assassinating Rikuo's mother. Kubinashi intervened and the two battled each other, a battle which Kubinashi prevailed. Afterwards, Tamasaburo was confronted by the other members of the Nura Clan, the fate currently unknown though it is likely that she was killed, which would make her the third to fall.]]
* AmbiguousGender
* TheDarkChick
* FemmeFatale: Has shades of this, despite being very ambiguous in gender.
* {{Improv}}: [[spoiler: How one defeats her fear.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Tamasaburo's main power is to make {{Full Body Disguise}}s that anyone can wear. [[spoiler:This is possibly how Sanmoto's Brain managed to successfully infiltrate the Nura Clan.]]
** NonLethalKO: The victim of this seems to be incapacitated in some way [[spoiler:as shown with Kejoro]].
* OhCrap: When Kubinashi turns the tables on her[[spoiler:, and when she is confronted by the other Nura Clan members]].
* {{Revenge}}: Against the Nura Clan.
* SneakAttack: On [[spoiler:Kejoro,]] after she attacked [[spoiler:the fake Kubinashi]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. [[spoiler:NOT!]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Akuja no Nokaze

* BodyHorror: A monstrous mesh of mouths and eyes is her true form.
* DumbMuscle
* EldritchAbomination: Her true form very much [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nurarihyon-no-mago-2437703_8291.jpg indeed]]
* ImAHumanitarian



[[folder: Kiyojūji Paranormal Investigation Squad]]

The Kiyojūji Paranormal Investigation Squad, also known as the Kiyo Cross Squad, is a group of students from Ukiyoe Middle School formed by Kiyotsugu to investigate youkai. Most of Rikuo's [[ChildhoodFriends human friends]] are members of the squad, as well as the disguised Tsurara and the onmyouji Yura.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KisshoTaniyama (JP), Creator/SamRiegel (EN)

Founder and president of the Kiyojūji Paranormal Investigation Squad. When he was younger he used to discredit the existence of youkai, but after being rescued by Rikuo's night form, his goal is now the opposite.

* AgentMulder: His current self.
* AgentScully: When he was younger.
* {{Bishounen}}
* ButtMonkey: Despite his enthusiasm, he's the only member of the squad who hasn't encountered a youkai firsthand.[[spoiler: That is, until the Hyaku Monogatari start attacking Ukiyoe Town]].
* LargeHam
* MuggleBestFriend:[[spoiler: Once he learns the truth about Rikou, he remains loyal to his friend and works on clearing his name.]]
* OnlyOneName: We never find out his last name.
* SpoiledSweet: He is quite rich, but he never brags about his money and he is always paying or providing for the Kiyo Cross Squad.
* StudentCouncilPresident: He wins the election after the students mistake [[AllPartOfTheShow a real youkai attack for Kiyotsugu's theatrical performance.]]

!!'''Kana Ienaga'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaHirano (JP), Creator/MelaLee (credited as Kayla Yesratsian) (EN)

Rikuo's neighbor and childhood friend. She doesn't know that Rikuo is indeed the grandson of Nurarihyon. She doesn't like youkai because she finds them scary. Ironically, she often finds herself involved in supernatural incidents.

[[spoiler: Kana finds out Rikuo's double nature during the Hyaku Monogatari arc.]]
* AscendedExtra: In the manga after the arc about her [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday birthday]] her relevance to the main story fades, while in the ''first anime season'' the director changed several things to make her more important to the plot.
* BunniesForCuteness: Kana has pink bunny decorations on her bag.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Rikuo.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Maybe not as much as Tsurara... but you can't deny that the feeling is there!
** She is really possessive of Rikuo, though the anime downplayed that trait of hers.
* [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Dangerous Thirteenth Birthday]]: When she was a kid, she looked at a cursed mirror. The Purple Mirror youkai came after her, but she was saved by Night-Rikuo.
* MuggleBestFriend: [[spoiler:She accepts Rikuo's double nature as she watches him defending humans from harm.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: She is one of the handful of a muggles in a story full of supernatural creatures and those that fight them.
* RomanticFalseLead
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She is the Girly Girl to Yura's {{Tomboy}}.
* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: While she is in love with ''Night-Rikuo'', she also harbours a small crush towards his human self.

!!'''Natsumi Torii'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ManaHirata (JP), Creator/{{Erika Harlacher}} (EN)

One of Rikuo's classmembers and Saori's best friend. When her grandmother got sick she prayed for her health to Senba (the deity whom her grandmother has prayed to since childhood) and unluckily got cursed by Sodemogi... But she was rescued by Kurotabo and Senba.
* ActionSurvivor: Not particularly strong or skilful yet she manages to survive ''lots'' of horrible encounters with youkai.
* [[CatGirl Cat Eyes]]: She is noted by several characters to have this.
* CatSmile
* DesignatedVictim: Dramatic variant. She gets attacked by youkai more often than any other member of the Kiyo Cross Squad.
* GenreSavvy: All that time with Yura made her capable of surviving during the Hundred Tales Arc...at least before she [[DesignatedVictim got caught again.]]
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She is a kind and nice girl. When she was accidentally gropped by Kuro, she understood it was an accident and defended him.
* RescueRomance: She has been rescued by Kurotabou two times, and she certainly has a little crush towards him.
* WeirdnessMagnet: She can't even pray for her sick grandmother without some weird youkai attacking her!
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Which is weird since she is a human.

!!'''Saori Maki'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaAsumi (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

One of Rikuo's classmates and Natsumi's closest friend.
* ActionSurvivor: Thanks to the [[KnifeNut tropes]] [[GenreSavvy below]], she manages to survive a dangerous encounter with youkai.
* BuxomIsBetter: In an extra chapter where all the girls had sumo matches against each other, after she won she said that she was glad that she had big breasts.
* GenreSavvy: All that time with Yura made her capable of surviving and even taking out a few yōkai during the Hundred Tales Arc.
* KnifeNut: Her first reaction to a yōkai attack? [[BadAss Pull out a knife.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* WeirdnessMagnet: Although not as often as Natsumi, she has her share of youkai encounters.

!!'''Jirou Shima'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP), Creator/BrianBeacock (credited as Donn A. Nordean) (EN)

One of Rikuo's classmates. A talented soccer player with a huge crush on Tsurara.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: You know Tsurara doesn't reciprocate his feelings.
** HopelessSuitor
* ButtMonkey
* DemotedToExtra: Out of all of Rikuo's friends, he gets less and less screen time.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Well, he ''did'' manage to take out a youkai with a football [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage (or soccer ball if you prefer)]].
* TheGenericGuy
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

[[folder: Keikain House]]
The premiere [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyouji]] house that protects the seal on Kyoto, they exorcise yōkai for a living. Their bloodline was cursed by Hagoromo Gitsune so that most of the males die an early death. For that reason, members from the branch families are frequently adopted into the main house.

!!'''Yura Keikain'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiMaeda (JP), Creator/MichelleRuff (credited as Sophie Roberts) (EN)

A young but very talented onmyōji. She is sent by her family to Ukiyoe Town as part of her training to inherit the headship of the Keikain House. She attends school with Rikuo and the other members of the Kiyojūji Paranormal Investigation Squad.

[[spoiler: She finds out that Rikuo is Nurarihyon's grandson at the beginning of the Kyoto arc and helps him against the Kyoto youkai and the Gokadoin House]]
* ActionGirl: When she's not being worfed.
* BadassAdorable
* BigBrotherWorship: Towards Akifusa.
* BoyishShortHair
** RapunzelHair: When she uses her [[spoiler:Three-way Fusion]]. [[http://mangafox.me/manga/nurarihyon_no_mago/c200/10.html Even Rikuo was impressed]].
* ChildhoodFriends: With Mamiru.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:By using Hagun and her shikigami.]]
* LittleMissBadass: One of the smallest characters in the cast, but she's an extremely strong and competent onmyouji.
* {{Necromancer}}: A sympathetic example. [[spoiler: Her Hagun is a special technique which summons the ancestors of the Keikain House.]]
* TeenGenius: She can bring out more shikigami at once than anyone, [[spoiler: and she's currently the only onmyōji who can use Hagun.]]
* TheChewToy: Yura is a bit of this, her older brother constantly criticizes and makes fun of her while the Youkai she is supposed to exterminate love to tease her and poke fun at her small stature.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:She's currently the only onmyōji who can use Hagun, so she became the prime candidate for inheriting the headship of the Keikain House.]]
* TheGift: She's a prodigy as an omniyoji.
* {{Tsundere}}: [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/96117/nurarihyon-no-mago_ch198_by_utopia/13 Lampshaded by none other than]] [[{{Tsundere}} Rikuo]] [[{{Irony}} himself]].
* TheWorfEffect: If anyone is likely to lose to show how powerful an enemy is, it's usually her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She is the {{Tomboy}} to Kana's Girly Girl.

!!'''Ryūji Keikain'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP), Kevin Delaney (EN)

Yura's older brother. He was once a potential candidate for the leadership of the Keikain household.[[spoiler: He gives the Nura Clan some assistance against the Hundred Tales clan and the Gokadoin House.]]
* AloofBigBrother: Not a villainous example, but still.
** He displays a bit of [[BigBrotherInstinct concern for Yura]] from time to time.
* {{Badass}}: Definitely. He's one of the most badass of all the onmyouji.
* CallingYourAttacks: Subverted.[[spoiler: He uses a different name for his shikigami and his attacks, in order to fool his opponent.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Poison, traps, psychological warfare and more.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* GuileHero
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!'''Mamiru Keikain'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNojima (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (credited as Steve Cannon) (English)

He acts and travels with Ryūji, and they are able to attack in tandem. He was Yura's childhood friend, but now he seems like a completely different person. He sees yōkai as a force of evil, has even greater talent than Yura, and is like a robot in that he doesn't show emotion.
* TheBigGuy
* ChildProdigy
* ChildhoodFriends: With Yura.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Towards Yura.
* CreepyMonotone
* TheStoic
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He once was a cheerful boy.

!!'''Akifusa Keikain'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo (JP), Creator/KaijiTang (EN)

He's a member of the Yaso branch of the Keikain House and the guardian of the first Kyoto seal at Nijō Castle. He's one of the most talented onmyōji and his a master craftsman of spirit blades. He was once a potential candidate for the leadership of the Keikain household, but Yura was designated in his place.

[[spoiler: He confronts Hagoromo Gitsune alongside fellow onmyōji Pato and Masatsugu, but they are defeated. Akifusa is then possessed by the youkai Minagoroshi Jizou and is used to lead the attack on the second seal. Fortunately, Yura frees him using Hagun. After the Nue returns to hell, Rikuo asks him to forge a sword stronger than Nenekirimaru.]]
* TheBlacksmith: We finally [[ForgingScene see him at work]] in chapter 187.
* ChildProdigy: He crafted his first spirit blade when he was only 3 years old.
* DemonicPossession: The Yaso branch's secret art. He fuses with his weapon to increase his attack power, although this technique exerts an excessive amount of strain on his mind and [[BodyHorror body]]. [[spoiler: Then he's possessed by Minagoroshi Jizou.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler: Although he appeared concerned only about his duty as an onmyōji, he secretely harbored feelings of jealousy against [[TheChosenOne Yura]] and [[{{Badass}} Ryuuji]].]]
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler: Minagoroshi Jizou managed to possess him by exploiting the darkness in his heart.]]
* NiceGuy: He may have some ''issues'', but underneath all that he is a good person.
* RedRightHand: When he uses his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Lance of Demonic Possession]].
* TheUnchosenOne

!!'''Hidemoto Keikain'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

13th Head of the Keikain family and Yura's ancestor. He fought alongside Nurarihyon against Hagoromo Gitsune 400 years ago. [[spoiler: He's returned thanks to the power of the Hagun as a spirit and is helping Keikain and the Nura clan against Hagoromo Gitsune once again.]]
* AffectionateNickname: Calls Nurarihyon ''Nura-chan''.
** OddFriendship: An onmyouji befriended a youkai.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Unlike the other ancestors he retains a human form and can't act without being ordered by Yura. Though he does disappear if Yura should become tired.]]
* TheGadfly: Doesn't have any problems teasing Yura.
* HumbleHero
* ItWasAGift: Allows Nurarihyon to keep the Nenekirimaru. Though he does expect him to return it in the future since it is a onmyōji weapon.
* {{Necromancer}}: Like Yura he can use [[spoiler:Hagun]]. Him learning it is what allowed him to become the Head and set the rule in place that the Heads can only be those who can use [[spoiler:Hagun]].
* NiceGuy
* SealedEvilInACan: He has sealed away several powerful youkai to create a powerful barrier that prevented youkai from invading Kyoto. Two of which are Tsuchigumo and Gashadokuro.
* SpiritAdvisor
* TheGift


[[folder: Gokadoin House]]
Onmyouji that are descended from Abe No Seimei. They loyally follow their ancestor's will and continue his work on earth. They're also immortal and have worked from the shadows to keep the country safe for Seimei's eventual return.

[[spoiler:Encho allied with them before betraying the Hyaku Monogatari clan.]]

!! Tropes Associated with Gokadoin House

* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: It actually depends on their power and skill. The younger they appear the more talented they are.[[spoiler:Tenkai being WeakButSkilled is an old man while Hiruko is a young bishounen.]]
** NoImmortalInertia: They age to dust when they die.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Each one is over a century old, despite appearances
** OlderThanTheyLook: Especial mention goes to Ariyuki and [[ElegantGothicLolita YuiYui]].

!!'''The Nue/[[spoiler: Abe no Seimei]]'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunkoTakeuchi (Nue fetus), Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP) Kevin M. Connolly (EN)

A very powerful ayakashi, he was the past leader of the Kyoto youkai. Now Hagoromo Gitsune is trying to resurrect him. [[spoiler: His real name is Abe no Seimei, both the greatest onmyouji from the Heain Period and a sorcerer of black magic. Looking for a way to live forever, he convinced his mother, Hagoromo Gitsune, to give birth to him repeatedly.]]
* AGodAmI: He says so himself to justify his actions.
* AntagonisticOffspring: To Hagoromo Gitsune.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:And he prepared it centuries ago.]]
* BigBad: Although he overthrows his mother for the position, in truth, [[spoiler: he and the next BigBad manipulated her resurrection to their benefit and therefore is the real main villain in the series.]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlackEyesOfCrazy[=/=]BlackEyesOfEvil: Has these for his reincarnation.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler: After his resurrection, his hair becomes blonde, and his actions are noticeably eviler.]]
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:His new body starts decaying right after being resurrected.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Does this to [[spoiler: Tsuchigumo and Rikuo upon his resurrection.]]
* DarkMessiah: For the Kyoto yokai and the Gokadoin House.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted. See UngratefulBastard below.
** Ironically his [[StartOfDarkness descent into villainy]] started when seeing his mother [[spoiler: was severely wounded/killed by humans.]]
* EvilWeapon: He is the one who currently wields [[CoolSword Maou's]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter Hammer]], in accordance with the deal struck between him and [[spoiler:it's original wielder Sanmoto Gorouzaemon]].
* {{Expy}}: [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Of Aizen]], right down to stopping TheHero's blade with a single finger.
* FetusTerrible: Talking to his mother from her womb.
* FreudianExcuse: Shown then defied upon his resurrection [[spoiler: since he casts his mother, the one whose death started him on his StartOfDarkness to hell.]]
* GravitySucks: Due to his use of astronomy combined with omyojutsu, he can control the planets movements to cause strong gravitational forces.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:His father, Abe no Yasuna, was a human.]]
* HellishPupils: Has pentagrams for eyes.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: [[spoiler: Abe no Seimei is a well recorded [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei historical figure]]. Although his life was surrounded by legends, he was always considered a wise man and one of the good guys.]]
* JerkAss
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Sending his mother to hell after she successfully resurrects him.]]
* LightIsNotGood: Associates himself with heavenly objects, but definitely not a good person.
* ManipulativeBastard: To [[spoiler: Sanmoto, a masterful ManipulativeBastard himself and his own mother.]]
* TheManBehindTheWoman: [[spoiler:To Hagoromo Gitsune.]]
* NakedOnArrival: After he is reborn.
* OedipusComplex: Inverted [[spoiler: While his feelings for his father are unknown, he definitely has a love turned hate thing with his mother.]]
* PhysicalGod: Having the best usage of omyojutsu to use planets to cause gravity pulls and the blood of one of the strongest youkai qualifies you for this. [[spoiler: Especially if you beat Tsuchigumo, referred to as a force of natural disaster without a sweat.]]
* RapunzelHair: Blonde.
* SealedEvilInACan: He is reborn [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan inside Hagoromo Gitsune]].
* SinisterMinister: Technically an omiyoji, but still counts.
* StartOfDarkness: Shown, then defied.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Tried this by sending his mother to hell, but she came back 40+ chapters later.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: He was very mad that humans killed his mother [[spoiler: which makes his offing of his mother all the more jarring.]]
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: The first thing he does after being reborn is toss his mother, who has endured countless reincarnations, into hell.]]
** LaserGuidedKarma: Thought it takes a while to catch up to him, [[spoiler: betraying her turned out to be one of his biggest mistakes. She later returns, understandably less than pleased with him, and proves important in bringing about his death.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Originally he wanted to find a way to become immortal to create a perfert world for humans and youkai. [[spoiler: Seeing his mother nearly being killed by humans caused him to come to the conclusion that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and decided to create a perfect world only for youkai.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Does this to [[spoiler: Tsuchigumo]] and Rikuo, [[AdaptationExpansion as well as the Nura Clan in the anime adaptation]].
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: He'd send his own mother to hell!]]

!!'''Abe no Yoshihira'''
->"Father, I will fulfill my role. Show me the magnificent world you wish to create!"

Seimei's son and second Gokadoin head (they count Seimei as the first head). Calm and collected, he cares about his fellow Gokadoin, although he will do whatever sacrifices are needed to fulfill his father's goal.
* ElementalPowers: He's so adept at it that he can summon rain when he wants to [[ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals pay his respects to his dead comrades]], or create volcanic eruptions.
* {{Kitsune}}: His youkai form.
* NotSoDifferent: When fighting against Rikuo. He even has his own youkai form.
* [[HalfHumanHybrid Quarter-Human Hybrid]]: He's the grandson of Hagoromo Gitsune, after all.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 1000 Years Old]]: The oldest of the Gokadoin, barring Seimei himself.
* ThickerThanWater: Although he knows his father doesn't care about him, he still follows him.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Even if he knows he will never hear those words.

!!'''Abe no Orochi'''
The third Gokadoin head. A woman with the power to summon giant snakes from the sky.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Even when she's surprised.
* HornedHumanoid: And not the only part of her body she has transformed.
* KrakenAndLeviathan: [[spoiler:Akuryu which gets [[CurbStompBattle killed in one hit]]]].
* NightmareFace: When unleashing [[spoiler:Akuryu,]] her mouth opens far too wide.
* {{Orochi}}: A shikigami used by one of the Gokadoin Heads who is also called Orochi.

!!'''Abe no Ariyuki'''
The fourth leader of the Gokadoin. He has the appearance of a kid, but he's very powerful. [[spoiler:He is frequently seen together with Enchō, even saving the latter from being fully absorbed by the revived Sanmoto Gorōzaemon.]]
* AffablyEvil: He's genuinely affable and polite with everyone, even those who despise him.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: [[spoiler: Helped Enchou manipulate and betray Sanmoto and the Shikoku yokai to further the Gokadoin's goals.]]
* EvilRedhead
* {{FanBoy}}: A fan of [[spoiler:Encho]] when he was working in theaters [[spoiler: which is how he met the Hyaku Monogatari Clan]].
* {{Keet}}
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Not only was he the man behind Encho's treason, but has been [[TheChessmaster manipulating some of the events in the series]] since the beginning.]]
** Also, he's [[spoiler: Yosuzume's]] true master.
* MirrorWorld: He can create his own boss level with his Dark Mirror technique.
* SayItWithHearts: A sign of his cheerfulness.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead

The sixth leader of the Gokadoin House. She ruled the family during the Sengoku period. She can control other people thanks to her powers.
* ElegantGothicLolita: One of the most modern looks among the Gokadoin.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: And she loves to torture them.
* MarionetteMaster: Has an army of teddy bears that she uses to fight.
* PeoplePuppets: She uses her army of teddy bears to take control of other people's bodies.
* [[BearsAreBadNews Teddy Bears Are Bad News]]

The seventh leader of the Gokadoin House. A master of barriers that always wears a mask.
* EvilCounterpart: Tenkai is one to Ryūji.
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler: Tenkai's true appearance.]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Tenkai was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenkai a real Buddhist monk that lived 400 years ago]].
* WeakButSkilled

The ninth leader of the Gokadoin House. He served during the troubled times of the Bakumatsu. Considers himself the most powerful Gokadoin.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's the most powerful member of the Gokadoin House (or so he says).
* ElementalPowers: Hiruko has mastered all five elements of [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[MakingASplash water]], [[ExtraOredinary metal]], [[GreenThumb wood]], and [[DishingOutDirt earth]].
** YinYangBomb: He can also combine opposite elements which is supposed to be impossible.
* SmugSnake

The eleventh leader of the Gokadoin House. He ends fighting Tamazuki.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Too bad he doesn't have the ability to justify it.
* SmugSnake: Things end badly for him because of that.

A member of the Gokadoin House living in Mount Osore.
* KnightTemplar: He only helped Akifusa to create the new Nenekirimaru because he didn't think it would end up in the hands of a youkai.
* {{Necromancer}}: He can raise the dead by using the spirits on Mount Osore.
* SinisterScythe: His weapon of choice. Very big and very sinister.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Got To Have Pink Hair]]: Official art reveals him to have this.


!Unaffiliated Humans and Youkai

[[folder:Fuguruma Yōbi]]

The Youkai World's Official Secretary. She roams the countryside, collecting whatever bit of youkai history she can.
* [[TheStoryteller The Historian]]: She is the number one authority when it comes to youkai history. Even with a small amount of information, she is able to create books filled with words and pictures.


A young woman who resides on Mount Osore. She is an itako, mediums with the ability to commune with dead spirits.

* TheEmpath: She tells Akifusa to take a break from forging [[spoiler:the Nenekirimaru]], as the area they are in has the highest concentration of Fear on Mount Osore and she's worried that he'll suffer like the blacksmiths before him if he doesn't. [[spoiler:Also, during Rikuo's battle with Taisei, she heard the voices emanating from the Nenekirimaru.]]
* MulticoloredHair: Dark pink and black.
* WillingChanneler: She can allow a departed spirit to inhabit her body for a while. [[spoiler:Hidemoto Keikain is summoned this way, when Ryuuji wanted to urgently speak with him concerning Seimei's "purification ritual".]]