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!'''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.

He also makes an appearance in the smartphone RPG ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' as a limited-offer SSR ''shikigami''.
* AdaptationalDyeJob: Downplayed. His eye colors are yellow like his grandfather and father in the manga. But they are red in the anime, but they were also originally red in the manga.
* 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.
* AlternateIdentityAmnesia: He claims he can't remember anything his youkai form does. [[spoiler:By the time he faced Gyuki, he admitted to [[FakingAmnesia pretending to have no recollection]] to distance himself from the world of youkai.]]
* AlmostKiss: With Tsurara in the omakes... ''[[ShipTease at his own initiative!]]''
* BerserkButton: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT lay a finger on his attendants or he ''will'' cut you up.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Particularly as a human, he is all smiles and sunshine unless you press his BerserkButton.
* {{Bishonen}}: In his night form.
* BloodBrothers: With Zen.
* BrutalHonesty: PlayedForLaughs. While drunk and [[CasanovaWannabe trying to flirt with Keijoro]], he also calls him out because [[CantSpitItOut he didn't spill what he feels for her]]. Kubinashi is shocked, Aotabo and Kurotabo shouts that was a low blow, but Keijoro actually finds it funny.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Becoming drunk makes him a flirt who also wants some action in the vicinity. Though he forgets what happened in the morning.
** [[JustifiedTrope To be fair]], this happened after he drank the ''strongest'' youkai sake.
* TheCasanova: Apparently [[CantHoldHisLiquor getting smashed]] turns his night form into this. [[UpToEleven And he targets every lady ]][[DudeLooksLikeALady (and one dude)]] [[UpToEleven in the vicinity]], [[CasanovaWannabe though only few girls blushed because only a few attended]].
* FusionDance: Matoi.
* {{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, he insisted all he wanted was to live as a normal human. 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.
* {{Megane}}: As a human.
* MrFanservice: As his youkai self.
* MulticoloredHair: His hair is brown within the top half and dark brown within the bottom half (Saori describes it as "reverse pudding"), while in his youkai form the top half of his hair is white while the bottom half of his hair is 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* PowerDyesYourHair: His "Offense" fear adds more black to his hair.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: The essence of [[FusionDance Mato]]i. Another yokai(s) must transfer his/her/their fear to him, tremendously increasing his power and being to use said yokai's special ability.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Rikuo has excellent eyesight, and wears his glasses to better establish his diligent human persona, not because he needs them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes turn red in his youkai form in the anime and early manga.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Initially, he strongly refuses to assume his position as the third head of the clan. He eventually comes to accept it and [[TookALevelInBadass takes several levels in badass]].
* 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).
* SplitPersonality: Downplayed, but it's still there. Day Rikuo is your [[TheEveryman Generic]] NiceGuy human and Night Rikuo is more mischevious but more mature and HotBlooded (not unlike his grandfather in his youth). But they're essentially the same person.
* 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}}
* UnevenHybrid: He is 1/4 youkai.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* YouKilledMyFather: He's ''not'' pleased when he discovers that Hagoromo Gitsune was the one who murdered his father. It's ultimately subverted; [[spoiler:Yamabuki Otome was BrainwashedAndCrazy, and had actually killed Rihan ''before'' Hagoromo Gitsune possessed her.]]

!!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.
* AlmostKiss: With Rikuo in the omakes.
* BadassAdorable
* BodyguardCrush: As one of Rikuo's bodyguards, it's her duty to protect him. She also happens to have a huge crush on him, so she's more than happy about her job.
* ClarkKenting
--> "I wonder who that blue-eyed girl is... Her features are identical to Tsurara's... ''[[SarcasmMode Obviously not Tsurara!]]"''
* ClingyJealousGirl: Oh boy is she ever.
* CoolBigSis: To Shouei, young Rikuo and technically the Arawashi Clan.
* DeclarationOfProtection: She repeatedly states that she ''has'' to protect Rikuo.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Her eyes have a circle parallel to the iris.
* EyeColorChange: The only difference between her human and yokai forms is that she has [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold eyes]] as a yokai and [[ElementalEyeColors blue ones]] as a human.
* GenerationXerox: She not only looks like her mother but she seems to like the same type of men too!
* AnIcePerson: Her "fear" is the ability to manipulate ice and cold wind, which primarily enables her to release a long breath of snowstorm that can freeze her opponent.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: 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!]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: 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: Tsurara is the Japanese word for "Icicle". However, the characters for her name literally translate to 'Ice Beauty'.
* MulticoloredHair: Blue and white on top, black underneath.
* PluckyGirl: [[TheChick She may lack experience and power]] but not [[{{Determinator}} the spirit]]!
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes all the way down to her knees.
* ReflectionlessUselessEyes: Her eyes usually don't reflect highlights. They gain shine when she takes human disguise.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: She is always seen wearing a white scarf, befitting her ice powers.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She's the spitting image of her mother.
* SubordinateExcuse: She's so devoted to Rikuo not only because she's his servant, but because of her huge crush on him.
* 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: As expected from a YukiOnna, she always wears a white kimono in her {{yokai}} form.
* {{Yukionna}}: Tsurara is a female spirit of snow in a pure white kimono who can freeze her enemies with her breath.
* ZettaiRyouiki

->''"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.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Has an infinite number of weapons at his disposal.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
* 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: Her hair constantly covers her right eye.
* PrehensileHair
* RapunzelHair
* ShipperOnDeck: For Tsurara and Rikuo. She especially likes to ''tease'' Tsurara about it.
* TeamMom: Lampshaded by Kakimoto.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She has a fear of rats.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasahitoYabe (JP), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (EN)
* ADogNamedDog: Is a kappa, called kappa.
* HiddenDepths: Likes western music.
* {{Kappa}}: He's a youkai whose domain is the fear of water. He loves cucumbers and fights extremely well near water.
* 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/YuuAsakawa (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.
* 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.
--> "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.

->''"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: He is a hanyo.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: His mother is human, his father a youkai.
* InTheHood
* MulticoloredHair: White, with strands of red.
* 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
* TheStoic
* YouKilledMyFather: He wants revenge on Tamazuki for killing his father.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom

!!The Sanbagarasu

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

The three oldest children of Karasu Tengu. Kuroumaru is the first of the triplets, Tosakamaru the 2nd and Sasami the youngest and only girl.
* {{Bishounen}}: Kuroumaru 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, Kuroumaru ships [[spoiler: Gozu x Tsurara.]]
* SiblingTeam
* TheStoic: The three of them rarely show any emotion, but Kuroumaru stands out.
* {{Tengu}}: The three are pure-blooded tengu. They usually appear as humans with crow wings, but can take a full humanoid crow form.
* WingedHumanoid: They have black wings on their backs.


[[folder: Nura Clan members]]

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->'''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.
* 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.
* MadeOfIron: He survived [[spoiler: ''[[AndShowItToYou getting his heart ripped out]]'' by Hagoromo Gitsune.]]
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He significantly shrunk down in his old age.
* MrFanservice: In his younger days.
* MyGreatestFailure: Not being able to avoid [[spoiler: his son's]], and [[spoiler: Hihi's deaths.]]
* OddFriendship: With Hidemoto.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's over 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.
*** The way he describes his own power when fighting Muchi could double as a BadassBoast. He basically says that he's so overwhelmingly powerful that lesser beings stop being able to perceive him ''out of sheer terror''.
** Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the [[ 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.]]
* {{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, a human.
* MrFanservice: Even more than his father and son.
* 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: He was around 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.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: When he was a kid, his fellow students were jealous of his exceptional aptitude and used to throw stones at him.
* 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: The right half of his face is covered by his long hair.
* 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.
* {{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 Kuroumaru]], though he is in [[{{Tsundere}} absolute denial.]]
* PeekABangs: His hair covers the left half of his face.
* 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}}
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gozu.
* {{Keet}}
* PeoplePuppets
* ShipperOnDeck: He ships [[spoiler: Gozu x Tsurara]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gyuuki.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Karasu Tengu
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->'''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.”
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's of the size of a real crow, despite his wife and children being of regular human size. Flashbacks show he was a lot taller when he was younger.
* PettingZooPeople
* {{Tengu}}: He appears as a small crow-styled tengu.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: His wife is a StatuesqueStunner. He's almost as small as a real crow.

!!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.
* MoralityPet: He is quite protective of [[TheCutie Kokehime]].
* PetTheDog: He saved a human girl who was going to be assaulted by the {{Mooks}} who had occupied Kokehime's shrine and claims this.
* 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.
* {{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.
* 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.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* 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.
* MumLooksLikeASister
* OlderThanSheLooks: At 30 she only looks a few years older than her ''13 YEAR-OLD SON''!
* 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 green eyes, in the anime she has brown eyes.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler:With Nurarihyon, while holding baby Rihan, briefly in the last chapter of the manga.]]
* 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.
* LuminescentBlush: Her reaction when Nurarihyon confesses he's been [[StalkerWithACrush watching her for a while]] and wants her to be his wife. Her entire face turns beet-red.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Since Yohime wasn't a youkai, her husband Nurarihyon easily outlived her.
* PosthumousCharacter: She lived 400 years ago, and since she's not an youkai, it's pretty obvious she's long dead by the beginning of the series. We only see her in flashbacks.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reached down her hips.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She was dark-haired, pale-skinned, and considered Kyoto's number one beauty.
* 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.

->'''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.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Even more than her daughter.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Like her daughter, her eyes have a circle parallel to the iris.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Both her and her daughter have names ending in -ra.
* HopelessSuitor: She was in love with Nurarihyon, but he never felt the same way.
* AnIcePerson: She's a Yuki-Onna, which naturally gives her ice powers.
* InconsistentColoring: In her first appearances for both the manga and anime, her eyes are colored amber like her daughter's. The eye color was later changed to red.
* LikeASonToMe: Towards Rihan.
* MeaningfulName: The writing of her name translates to "Snow Beauty".
* MulticoloredHair: Just like her daughter's, her hair is blue and white on top, black underneath.
* MumLooksLikeASister: Although less than Wakana, a ''human''.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is long enough reach down her knees.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She appears to be in her mid-twenties or early thirties, as hasn't aged at all in the last 400 years.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ReflectionlessUselessEyes: Her eyes reflect no light, probably to show she's a youkai.
* 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: As part of her traditional Yuki-Onna image, she wears a white kimono.
* {{Yukionna}}: She's a snow spirit youkai.

!!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.
* {{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: [[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.]]
* 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.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: While her body still remained for Hagoromo, Otome herself finally reunites with Rihan in the afterlife.]]

!!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
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She was around 400 years ago.

!!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.
* CatBoy: He looks like a young man wth cat ears.
* CatSmile
* NiceGuy
* ProfessionalGambler

->'''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.
* MulticoloredHair: Black hair with pink sidetails.
* RapunzelHair
* StatuesqueStunner
* {{Tengu}}: She's also a tengu, but unlike her husband and children, she looks completely like a human woman.
* 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 "Great Grandpa"(sometimes mistranslated as "Granpa 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 "Great Grandpa" 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
* 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.
* UnevenHybrid: An eighth of her blood is youkai.

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