Devil in disguise!

Posted by Neko Kyou in Thoughts on April 20th, 2008

When you put ninja and anime together, you usually get lots of sneaking around (with the exception of Naruto), plenty of ninja action and ninjutsu. Nabari no Ou, while still have those elements, throws in a new twist. The one who holds the hijutsu Shinrabanshou and destined to be the ruler of the ninja world is not only a weakling brat, but a little devil trapped in a lolishota body.

Rokujou Miharu


Thanks to Miharu, this show dangerously wavers towards BL and I’m sure the fanfiction world would see an explosion of Miharu X every other guys (and girls or that matter) in the series stories. There doesn’t seem to be any yet, but mark my words, give it another couple of weeks more and we’ll definitely see a lot of them.

Miharu’s mischievous behaviour is what actually draws me into liking the show. His “Master of Apathy” character and shameless abuse of his build and look are deviliciously fun to watch. Now if he could start using bunshin and henge jutsu’s, we’ll probably see him abuse it way more than harem no jutsu.

He appears to be pretty smart and cunning, too. Maybe not on the same level as Lelouch, although Miharu does resembles him, especially his oh-so-evil grin. At the same time, his devilish pranks and expressions also reminds me of the Hitachiin twins of Ouran.

Miharu devil in disguise

Bat wings, checked. Pointy tail, checked. Miharu is definitely a devil in disguise.

The devil aside, Nabari no Ou still stands out on its own. It’s not everyday you find a main character in a ninja series who not only can’t fend for himself (so far) but lacks the motivation to do anything about it despite knowing that he’s being targeted. Instead of trying to do something on his own, he decided to stick to his nonchalant behaviour and even abuse those who are trying to keep him safe from harm.

While he does seem to have some principles of his own, and probably doesn’t want anyone else to get hurt because of himself, it’s possible that he really just don’t care. When the Shinrabanshou offered to give him anything he wants, there was nothing. I was expecting one of those cliche “I want power to protect my friends” but that didn’t happen and that was somewhat refreshing.

Miharu in action

I think the guys on the receiving end of this actually fell for him…

Nabari no Ou is currently my #5 favourite among the Spring season lineup, although this could change since we’re still at the start of the season. But considering this is animated by J.C. Staff, I have high hopes for it.

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5 Comments to “Devil in disguise!”

  1. Alvin | April 21st, 2008 at 5:45 am

    nah, I definitely won’t expect shounen cliche like “I want power to protect my friends” form him.

    it would be hilarious if he said it tho 😀

  2. J. Screeb | April 22nd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Like the site, especially the layout along with the content.

  3. Impz | April 23rd, 2008 at 12:10 am

    I wonder if I should watch this…You do trigger my interest on it X_X

  4. Neko Kyou | April 23rd, 2008 at 12:27 am

    @Alvin: I can actually imagine him saying that just to make fun of Tobari and the others right before revealing his bat wings and pointy tail lol

    @Impz: Yes, you should definitely absolutely watch it! XD

  5. Haku | May 3rd, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Thank you for letting me know about this anime.


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