Eight Clouds Rising
|Eight Clouds Rising|
|Written by||Natsumi Itsuki|
|Original run||October 19, 1992 – November 5, 2002|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Tomomi Mochizuki|
|Written by||Tomomi Mochizuki|
|Music by||Hajime Mizoguchi|
|Studio||Bandai Visual, Studio Pierrot|
|Released||October 25, 1997 – November 25, 1997|
Eight Clouds Rising (Japanese: 八雲立つ Hepburn: Yakumo Tatsu) is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Natsumi Itsuki. It won the 21st Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo. It was adapted in 1997 into an OVA series.
Kuraki Fuzuchi is a very handsome and quiet young man who has immense psychic powers and sword skills. He meets Takeo Nanachi, a college student with similar powers.
The story opens with Nanachi traveling to a small shrine in the mountains to purify his deceased grandfather’s sword in a festival that only occurs every 49 years. 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 ghosts, spirits, demons, and other characters with supernatural powers while the author provides a parallel running story depicting their previous life.
- Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
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