Nov 14, 2011

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Nurarihyon no Mago Sennen Makyou episode 20

Now this I like! This week’s episode arrived earlier than normal. Doesn’t quite make up for making us wait another day on last week’s episode, but it’s a start, I’ll give ‘em that. I must say that the anime follows the manga’s story very accurately, which is a good thing, proves to me that there’s definitely going to be a third season. The Kyoto arc will end in the next four episodes, but the storyline of this arc will somewhat continue in the next one, which brings me to believe that a third season is more than just a possibility.

This episode continues their fight against Tsuchigumo, the one Youkai you just don’t want to encounter. Fortunately that Rikuo just learned that new technique, because he needed it to bring down Tsuchigumo. He wanted to wear Tsurara’s fear in order to accomplish that, but she was distracted by earlier events and wasn’t mentally capable of doing so. He decided to go with Itaku, a Youkai whose fear he’s seen before.  Itaku was reluctant at first, but he decided to go through with it as they had no alternative option at the time. It was grand, Rikuo’s weapon turned into a death scythe, and with it he sliced through Tsuchigumo like a hot knife through butter.

Everyone was surprised by Rikuo’s new technique, and so they should be! But Tsuchigumo didn’t stay down for long, he stood up almost right away and shook it off like it was nothing. Meanwhile the rest of Rikuo’s allies, including Yura, join them as Tsuchigumo tells them, whilst putting himself back together, about Hagoromo-Gitsune and her offspring. He told them that her offspring, also known as Nue, was actually human.  In fact; he was an Onmyouji, just like Yura. She, as expected, was shocked to have of learned this. He goes on about how strong Nue is, how only Nue could bring him to his knies, until Rikuo that is.

Meanwhile Rikuo’s grandfather decided to pay Hagoromo-Gitsune a visit by just barging in there unannounced. Hagoromo-Gitsune was surprised to see him and immediately attacked him. The only reason he went to see Hagoromo-Gitsune was to find out whether or not she was really the one who killed his son, Rihan. She didn’t really answer his question, but he couldn’t wait around any longer as the rest of her forces were approaching. He was about to take his leave when suddenly Nue started talking from inside Hagoromo-Gitsune. Nurarihyon was thrown off by the evil and foul fear he sensed coming from Hagoromo-Gitsune’s womb, allowing himself to be attacked by her minions. He wouldn’t have successfully escaped if it wasn’t for Karasu Tengu. Next episode is going to be it! Rikuo is going to start his march towards Hagoromo-Gitsune!

  1. I’ve been following the manga all this time, I love it! But I too am under the impression that a third season is more than just a possibility.

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