Eight Clouds Rising

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Eight Clouds Rising
(Yakumo Tatsu)
Written byNatsumi Itsuki
Published byHakusensha
Original runOctober 19, 1992November 5, 2002
Original video animation
Directed byTomomi Mochizuki
Written byTomomi Mochizuki
Music byHajime Mizoguchi
StudioBandai Visual, Studio Pierrot
Released October 25, 1997 November 25, 1997
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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.[1] It was adapted in 1997 into an OVA series.

Plot summary[edit]

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.


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

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