Nura Rikuo continues his adventure as leader of the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons, this time going to Kyoto to take on the Nue.
This is a continuation of the first series, and to be honest, I liked the first season better. This season falls into the traps that most shounen fighting shows seem to: endless training arcs and fights. The majority of the season was a big training arc until they reached Kyoto, at which point it became an endless battle.
The first season did well at adding some variety to the mix, by having a focus on Rikuo’s classmates. It had some funny moments too. But here it was just fight after fight after fight, especially in the second half. Fighting by itself gets stale. Some variety is what gives you a reason to care about the characters and their battles. Plus, it gives fodder for the shipping wars! (FYI, I’m with Yura all the way.)
- Plot / Script – D – Too much fighting.
- Characters – C – Didn’t progress much from the first season.
- Production – B – It looked fine, although there was a lot of posing.
- Overall – C-
Recommendations – Shounen Onmyougi, DN Angel, Amatsuki