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Nura Clan

The clan to which Rikuo and his True Companions 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.


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     Rikuo Faction 

The group of Rikuo's True Companions 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: Jun Fukuyama (JP), Darrel Guilbeau (normal), Grant George (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 Split Personality 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 Fusion Dance of sorts.

He also makes an appearance in the smartphone RPG Onmyōji as a limited-offer SSR shikigami.

Yuki Onna (Tsurara Oikawa)

"I shall protect you forever. I pledged my loyalty to you!"

Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP), Cassandra Lee (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.

  • Almost Kiss: With Rikuo in the omakes.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Bodyguard Crush: 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.
  • Clark Kenting
    "I wonder who that blue-eyed girl is... Her features are identical to Tsurara's... Obviously not Tsurara!"
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Oh boy is she ever.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Shouei, young Rikuo and technically the Arawashi Clan.
  • Declaration of Protection: She repeatedly states that she has to protect Rikuo.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes have a circle parallel to the iris.
  • Eye Color Change: The only difference between her human and yokai forms is that she has gold eyes as a yokai and blue ones as a human.
  • Generation Xerox: She not only looks like her mother but she seems to like the same type of men too!
  • An Ice Person: 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.
  • Interrupted Suicide: 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!
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Tsurara is the Japanese word for "Icicle". However, the characters for her name literally translate to 'Ice Beauty'.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blue and white on top, black underneath.
  • Plucky Girl: She may lack experience and power but not the spirit!
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes all the way down to her knees.
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Her eyes usually don't reflect highlights. They gain shine when she takes human disguise.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: She is always seen wearing a white scarf, befitting her ice powers.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's the spitting image of her mother.
  • Subordinate Excuse: She's so devoted to Rikuo not only because she's his servant, but because of her huge crush on him.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: A distinct characteristic of her youkai form. When she's in her human disguise she has blue eyes.
  • Undying Loyalty: 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.
  • Woman in White: As expected from a Yuki Onna, she always wears a white kimono in her yokai form.
  • Yuki-onna: Tsurara is a female spirit of snow in a pure white kimono who can freeze her enemies with her breath.
  • Zettai Ryouiki


"If you want to boast about your strength, do it after you beat me"

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (JP), Kyle Hebert (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.

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Ben Pronsky (EN)

One of Rikuo's attendants. He is the other assault commander of the Nura clan.

  • Accidental Pervert: 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.
  • Berserk Button: It was really unwise to attack children near him when he was made by people to protect children.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The list of humans and demons who owe their lives to his last-minute saves is growing.
  • Bishounen
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: How the Hundred Tales overrode his original tale and turned him to their side.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The story of how he joined the Nura Clan is the setup for the Hundred Tales Arc.
  • Friend to All Children: Incarnated, he was born of a tale about a monk with infinite arsenal appearing wherever children were threatened and saving them from bad guys.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After falling hard for Rihan's charms, er... "fear".
  • Horned Humanoid: 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.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Has an infinite number of weapons at his disposal.
  • The Lancer
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Nice Hat
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: 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 comrades

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (JP), Todd Haberkorn (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, he was very loyal to a 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 Rihan, this changed and with time he returned to being gentle and polite, though he still can be serious and dangerous.

  • Battle Couple: With Kejoro.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Just ask the Tōno youkai.
  • Bishounen
  • Defeat Means Friendship: How he joined the Nura clan. He was defeated By Rihan but after being spared, he become one of his most loyal underlings.
  • First-Name Basis: He calls Kejouro by her human name.
  • Heroic BSoD: 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.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: 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.
  • Official Couple: According to the light novels and certain manga chapters, he and Kejoro have had quite the past and are still going strong.
  • Razor Floss
  • Scarf of Asskicking
  • Undying Loyalty: After the Defeat Means Friendship 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.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Or more like he has trouble fighting against women, he would rather make them give up before harming them.

Kejōrō / Kino

''Stop trying to shoulder your burdens alone. We're Nakama, aren't we?"
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (JP), Wendee Lee (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.

Voiced by: Masahito Yabe (JP), Bryce Papenbrook (EN)


" More than dying I was thinking of what would happen if I could not protect that person."
Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa (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.
  • The Faceless: His face is covered in paper seals.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Not him but rather his Lord's wife who was extremely jealous of him.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • The Quiet One
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: In ep. 23 of Sennen Makyou, we get a brief glimpse of his face when he saves Awashima from the Nue's tentacles. Not surprisingly, he's very pretty.
  • Undying Loyalty: 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: Tomokazu Sugita (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN)

A childhood friend of Rikuo. He's a poisonous bird youkai and specializes in making medicine.

  • Bishōnen
  • Childhood Friends: He has this dynamic with Rikuo and Shouei.
  • Ill Girl: A male version of this trope. His species weaken as they get older and due to this he has a weak body.
  • Poisonous Person: Zen's from a poisonous bird youkai species. It's his feathers/wings that carry the poison. Just touching them can be dangerous.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • The Medic: He uses his extensive knowledge of herbs and plants to make medicine. Patches Rikuo, and others, up quite often.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Rikuo.


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

Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino (JP), Liam O'Brien (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.

The Sanbagarasu

Voiced by (JP): Hiro Shimono (Kuroumaru), Miyu Irino (Tosakamaru), Ami Koshimizu (Sasami)
Voiced by (EN): Doug Erholtz (Kuroumaru), Todd Haberkorn (Tosakamaru), Julie Ann Taylor (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.

     Nura Clan members 

Click here  to see his appearance when young

Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (current form), Koji Yusa (past form) (JP), William Frederick (current form), Keith Silverstein (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.

Rihan Nura
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)

Nurarihyon's son and Rikuo's father, Rihan was the Second Supreme Commander of the Nura Clan before his death.

Gyūki /Umewakamaru
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (JP), Jamieson Price (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.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: When he was a kid, his fellow students were jealous of his exceptional aptitude and used to throw stones at him.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Twice. Once when he was defeated by Nurarihyon and the second time when he was defeated by Rikuo.
  • I Let You Win: 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
  • Knight of Cerebus: 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.
  • Meaningful Rename: Changed it to Gyuki to reflect his rejection of humanity
  • Multicolored Hair: He has a green version of Setsura and Tsurara's hair.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: The right half of his face is covered by his long hair.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Benign example like Rikuo's Night Form
  • Stealth Mentor: To Nura the first time to test her resolve as a yokai, the second to awaken his Matoi technique.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Nura Clan. He won't forgive anyone who endangers his beloved Nura Clan, even if that means killing Rikuo and committing seppuku.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Then Humans Are the Real Monsters happened along with a gyuki eating his mother, leading to become an inhuman monster.
  • Was Once a Man: Used to be one, but ends up being Ambiguously Human compared to the more traditional Gyuki.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: He became known as Gyuuki after killing the original Gyuuki.

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (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.

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (JP), Steve Staley (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.

Karasu Tengu
Click here  to see his appearance in the past

Voiced by: Junji Majima (JP), Spike Spencer (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.

Hitotsume Nyūdō
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Patrick Seitz (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.


"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), Tony Oliver (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.

Mokugyo Daruma
Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), Keith Silverstein (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.

Mitsume Yazura
Voiced by: Minoru Hirota (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)

Mitsume Yazura 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 Maō's Hammer to Tamazuki. After the battle between the Nura Clan and Tamazuki's forces, Yosuzume returns it to him, calling him "Sanmoto Gorōzaemon" and it is revealed that his face is actually a skin-like mask.

  • The Big Guy: Not as big as Hihi or Shoei, but he is very tall.
  • The Mole: The current Mitsume is in fact Sanmoto's brain.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: 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: Risa Mizuno (JP), Erika Harlacher (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.

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (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.

Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP), Cassandra Lee (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.

  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Even more than her daughter.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Like her daughter, her eyes have a circle parallel to the iris.
  • Family Theme Naming: Both her and her daughter have names ending in -ra.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She was in love with Nurarihyon, but he never felt the same way.
  • An Ice Person: She's a Yuki-Onna, which naturally gives her ice powers.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: 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.
  • Like a Son to Me: Towards Rihan.
  • Meaningful Name: The writing of her name translates to "Snow Beauty".
  • Multicolored Hair: Just like her daughter's, her hair is blue and white on top, black underneath.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Although less than Wakana, a human.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is long enough reach down her knees.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She appears to be in her mid-twenties or early thirties, as hasn't aged at all in the last 400 years.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Her eyes reflect no light, probably to show she's a youkai.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Tsurara and Rikuo.
  • Tsundere: A bit towards Nurarihyon, and also 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.
  • Woman in White: As part of her traditional Yuki-Onna image, she wears a white kimono.
  • Yuki-onna: She's a snow spirit youkai.

Yamabuki Otome
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Dorothy Elias Fahn (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.

Nattō Kozō
Voiced by: Satomi Arai, Etsuko Kozakura (episodes 8-20) (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)

Voiced By: Kosei Hirota (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)

     Other Nura Clan members 

Branch members and land gods affiliated to the Nura Clan.

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP), Steve Staley (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.

  • Because You Were Nice to Me: 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.
  • Physical God
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Since he doesn't have as much believers as he once did.

Voiced by: Aiko Okubo (JP), Michelle Ruff (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.

Ryōta Neko
Voiced by: Makoto Ishii (JP), Bryce Papenbrook (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.

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (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.


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.


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.


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