Nurarihyon no Mago
A Small-Scale War
-> RTS Page for Nurarihyon no Mago 197
(right) Live coverage at the Nura Clan's main house!!
(left) Act 197: A Small-Scale War
(beneath panel, star) Volume 21, the latest from Jump Comics, is now on sale in bookstores across Japan!!
Peanut Gallery: We're getting a video feed from the eyeball!!
Peanut Gallery: Rikuo-sama has arrived in Kyushu!!
Peanut Gallery: Lemme see, lemme see!
Zen: So then... they're Gokadoin family heads? Those guys.
Peanut Gallery: There's 3 there.
Peanut Gallery: They're riding a giant snake!!
Zen: That's Kyushu's spider family...?
(left of Zen) Hyakume~ show more of what's going on.
(above Tofu) Something looks familiar...
Peanut Gallery: AHHH!!
Ko-oni: Tsuchigumo?! Isn't he supposed to be dead?!
Yokai: No waaaay?!
Natto: Is Rikuo-sama alright?!
???: You mustn't panic! Everyone!!
Natto: Yuki Onna...?!
Tsurara: Please believe in Rikuo-sama!!
Tsurara: Our commander went to the front lines himself for the sake of yokai nationwide!!
Tsurara: If we waver, how can the main house be a place to which he can return?!
Tsurara: In order to follow Rikuo-sama's will!
Tsurara: We will make this place into a support pillar for the yokai world!!
(above yokai) Yeaaah!
(Shouei): B-big sis...
Wakana: Thank you, Tsurara-chan!
Wakana: Tsurara-chan... you really have faith in Rikuo.
Wakana: I think that would definitely make him happy, too.
Tsurara: No, that's...
Tsurara: As Rikuo-sama's trusted aide, this...
Tsurara: Is the only way I can be of use, so...
Wakana: Don't worry! He'll definitely come back!!
Wakana: To see Tsurara-chan's smiling face!
Tsurara: EHHHH?! I-is that so?!
Wakana: He hasn't actually said that, but it's probably true?
(left side of Wakana's bubble) Hohoho
Tsurara: Really?! I don't believe you, mother!!
(The kanji used here can mean step-mother, foster mother, mother-in-law, etc. - but the reading given is simply "mother".)
Zen: Calling her mother... that's completely wro...
Tsurara: Shut up, Zen-sama!! It's a figure of speech!
Mokugyo: Be quiet, you lot!!
Wakana: But, you know,
Wakana: Lately, Rikuo... has seemed really happy.
Tsuchibro: The Nura Clan... Nurarihyon's son, or grandson, huh...?
Tsuchibro: So you're telling us to fall behind your general...
Rikuo: ...I'm not really saying that sorta thing at all, though?
Tsuchibro: ...We... are a collection of warriors who endured the cleansing of a thousand years ago...
Tsuchibro: Certainly, our numbers are lesser now, but...
Tsuchibro: We ask for no help!!
Tsuchibro: We will... protect this village!!
Rikuo: If that's the case, then fine.
Rikuo: However... from here on out,
Rikuo: in order to defeat Abe no Seimei...
Rikuo: and for the good of the night,
Rikuo: I want to lend you lot a hand.
Rikuo: That's why... You'll definitely be surviving this! Warriors of Kyushu!
Hiruko: Defeat Seimei-sama...?
(Tsuchibro): This youngster...
Tsuchibro: Alright... We shall accept... your offer.
(Tsuchigumo): What the hell.
(Tsuchigumo): Why are you all having such a conversation... without me there.
Rikuo: You lot are Gokadoin heads, right...
Rikuo: First, I'm going to stop you!!
Gokaponytail: 3-on-3, huh... fine by me.
Hiruko: Oi!! I'll take care of those two over there, too!! Don't take'em for yourselves!!
Gokabeard: Don't underestimate them, Hiruko. These two also seem to be in the same class as the lord of this village.
Gokabeard: We will each be in charge of one.
Gokaponytail: My name is Nagachika, and you?
Tamazuki: Inugamigyobu Tamazuki... lord of the Shikoku Hachijuuhakki Yako...
Nagachika: I see.
Nagachika: Let us change locations. Follow me.
Nagachika: Don't be suspicious of me... this is so we may fight to our hearts' content.
Shikoku Hachijuuhakki Yako Boss
Gokabeard: So you are my opponent, hm.
Dassai: Oooh? Ossan, you use birds, huh?
Dassai: That's pretty smart.
Dassai: Oi, oi!
Dassai: Hold on a sec!!
(small text) You're just dropping me and not letting me ride!!
Gokabeard: I am not as gentlemanly as Nagachika.
Gokabeard: I just simply attack.
Gokabeard: I am the Gokadoin's 10th head, Arihiro!!
Arihiro: The yokai extermination... has already begun!!
Heavy Drinker Hoodlum
Dassai: It's been a while... let's do this~
Hiruko: Hmph... so you're all that's left...
Hiruko: Leader of all Kanto... what was it, again?
Hiruko: Don't bother giving me your name.
Hiruko: You say you'll defeat Seimei-sama?
Hiruko: You sure talk big... well... you've lucked out facing me from the start.
Hiruko: And that's because!
Hiruko: If you can defeat me, it'll be as if you've already defeated every member of the Gokadoin!
Hiruko: Since I'm the strongest one...
Yura: Nura-kun... be careful... this guy's body is made up of the five elements...
Hiruko: Well... that just means
Hiruko: I'm the
Hiruko: hardest to defeat!!
Leader of all Kanto yokai and third head of the Nura Clan
Yura: Wh... what the?!
Yura: Th... the fuda are...
Yura: It's just as if he were utilizing "fear"... is this guy really human?!
Rikuo: Yura... it seems this is impossible to do while protecting you.
Rikuo: Look out for yourself.
Yura: Wh...what the heck?!
Yura: Who would want to be protected by you, anyway?!
(small text) How rude!!
(Hiruko): That katana...
(Hiruko): It'd be bad... if I took it head-on, huh?
(Yura): His leg...
(Yura): absorbed Nura-kun's attack?!
Hiruko: Yeah, yeah
Hiruko: But it ain't gonna hit meeeeeee?!
(right of Hiruko) Muhahaha!
Rikuo: Seems that this guy...
Rikuo: Isn't just running his mouth off...
Nagachika: Concerned about them? You should really worry more about yourself, you know?
Nagachika: The purification of Shikoku will be carried out shortly after this, after all.
Tamazuki: I wonder about that...
(left) "Kureha Tsubute"
(lit. Divine Power: Autumnal Leaves, Thrown as Stones)
Nagachika: Th...this is...?!
Tamazuki: Now, you won't be able to see a thing.
Tamazuki: You may as well die in this bewitching world, trapped within these leaves...
Nagachika: I see, so you manipulate tree leaves and blind your opponent.
Nagachika: Sorry, but
Nagachika: There is a set distance past which... nothing can come any closer to me.
Nagachika: That is my "Kekkaigan"!!
(lit. Ocular Barrier)
Years in Power: 1927-1945
Nagachika: As I have poor eyesight... I can only see a faint light.
Nagachika: The extent of my vision is 2.5 m.
Nagachika: My katana "Bukyura" has a length of 1.5 m. ...and my arm is 1 m. long...
(diagram, above arrow) Field of vision
Nagachika: In other words, my field of vision is equal to their combined distance!!
Nagachika: My Bukyura destroys everything the instant it enters this 2.5m. barrier!!
Nagachika: Naturally, arrows and bullets can't reach me either.
Nagachika: What bad luck... you may bewitch with leaves, but your attacks will not reach me...
Nagachika: Shikoku will be destroyed...
Tamazuki: That is an interesting ability.
(left of bubble) For a human, that is...
Tamazuki: Certainly, it seems
Tamazuki: entering that barrier... would be difficult for me...
(left, star) What is Tamazuki's true power...?!
Tamazuki: However, allow me to warn you... before long, leaves "change their colors".
Tamazuki: Soon... it will be the best time to go and view them.
(bottom) The start of a 3-on-3 small-scale war!! What are Tamazuki and Dassai's abilities!?
page 3: Mother / Okaasama
The kanji used here (お義母様) can mean step-mother, foster mother, mother-in-law, etc. - but the reading given is simply "mother". Since I know this is one of those instances where people are going to latch onto this like a water in the desert, I figured it worth explaining. Just because Tsurara calls Wakana "mother" doesn't mean she views Wakana as her mother-in-law - It's the same as with Shouei calling Tsurara "big sis", and Yura referring to most of the Keikain onmyoji as "brother", while using the kanji for "brother-in-law". It's showing that there's a familial feeling, despite people not being related by blood.