Eight Clouds Rising

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Eight Clouds Rising
八雲立つ
(Yakumo Tatsu)
Manga
Written by Natsumi Itsuki
Published by Hakusensha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine LaLa
Original run October 19, 1992November 5, 2002
Volumes 19
Original video animation
Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki
Written by Tomomi Mochizuki
Music by Hajime Mizoguchi
Studio Bandai Visual, Studio Pierrot
Released October 25, 1997November 25, 1997
Episodes 2
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Eight Clouds Rising (八雲立つ Yakumo Tatsu?) is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Natsumi Itsuki. It won the 21st Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo.[1] It was adapted in 1997 into an OVA series.

Plot summary[edit]

Kuraki Fuzuchi is a quiet young man who has immense psychic powers and sword skills. He later meets Takeo Nanachi, a college student with similar latent powers. The story opens with Nanachi traveling to a small shrine in the mountains for a festival that only occurs every 49 years in order to purify his (now deceased) grandfather’s sword. There he meets Kuraki and later accidentally stumbles upon Kuraki’s initiation ritual as a Shaman. From there on, their lives are inexplicitly intertwined as they encounter various ghosts, spirits, demons, and other characters with supernatural powers while the author also provides a parallel running story depicting their previous life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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