This blog is an offshoot from my other book blog that I've maintained since 2007. I read so many graphic novels it was time to give them their own blog here which I've maintained since Dec, 2012. Graphic & manga reviews prior to that date are still located on my *other* blog.
307. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 16 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
"Rikuo takes action to cement himself as the Third Heir to the Nura clan as Nurarihyon prepares to officially hand the mantle of power over to him. The political move will change the landscape of the yokai power structure, and could grant Rikuo’s friends higher positions than they ever dreamed! But new responsibility brings new problems and breeds new discontent.".
This is a great volume story wise and an important one. The Kyoto storyline ends here. We have the birth, major battles and back stories from the past about Rikuo's father. The second half of the book is even better as it takes up a fresh perspective focusing on Tsurara and her exploits as she gathers a team of followers and finally the book ends with the beginning of a new arc featuring an extremely creepy and scary enemy nicknamed "The Ripper". My most favourite book of recent volumes. Fantastic cliffhanging ending!