This bangin’ anime postcard reached me from Malaysia! This one’s from the manga/anime series “Nurarihyon no Mago”, or “Nurarihyon’s Grandon” (alias is “Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan”). This is a supernatural anime (and when I say “anime”, I mean “anime/manga”… it’s just easier to write one :P) featuring Rikuo Nura, the protagonist of the show, who is shown here. Rikuo lives with his grandfather and is slated to become the next head of the Nura clan. He’s 3/4 human and 1/4 yokai, and his grandfather is full-on yokai (naturally). If you’re not familiar with the term “yokai”, it’s one that encompasses many, many of the demons, spirits, ghosts, etc. of Japanese folklore. Such yokai include the kappa (which I did a bit on some time ago) and the tengu (a long-nosed winged creature). The thing about Rikuo is that he’s a benevolent soul – always doing good for humans and such. But his grandfather really wants him to become the head of the Nura Clan, and eventually he does so, which makes him a target for other yokai factions who are out to make trouble for him as well as his human friends! Life is hard when you have to be part of the family business. Thank you so much for another wonderful and fun swap, Jane!