Light Novel: Tokyo Ravens
In World War II
the Japanese military approached the genius onmyoji
Yakou Tsuchimikado, seeking new weapons to further the country's
ambitions of becoming a world power
. With their resources he was able to rewrite the book on magic
, creating a modernised form of Onmyodo
with incredible power. Yakou was regarded as a hero or even a figure of worship
... until he brought about the Great Spirit Disaster
during a Last Stand
to avert Japan's defeat. While Yakou died in the Disaster, magic and Magitek
derived from his teachings are still in use today.
Harutora Tsuchimikado comes from a branch of the same prestigious family as Yakou, but his ability to detect spirit energy
is zero. Since he has no interest in becoming a proper onmyoji nor obligation to do so, he's been enjoying a peaceful daily life with his friends at a normal high school. And then one day his childhood friend Natsume Tsuchimikado
, heir to the head family, suddenly appears...
A manga adaptation is currently running, while an anime adaptation aired in October 2013.