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Yukiyasha Den

Yukiyasha Den (The Legend of Yukiyasha) is a Fushigi Yuugi light novel by Yuu Watase and Megumi Nishizaki. It tells of Nuriko's past and his reasons for being a crossdresser as well as entering the Imperial Harem. It also tells of the legend of the snow demon Yukiyasha and how the village's fate was affected.

Story

The beginning opens with a seventeen-year-old Nuriko, posing as "Korin," on his way to see his uncle in a small farming town called Yukigase. It is supposedly named after snow but it hadn't snowed in nearly 100 years. 

But on the day he arrives, snowflakes begin to fall. Nuriko then encounters the humorous transvestite, Tamatama, who teaches him the best ways to conceal his true gender from even the most expert of eyes. As it continues to snow, howls echo from the peak of the mountain (dubbed "Goddess Peak"). Nuriko finds himself caught up in a local legend where the villagers must appease a demon, called Yukiyasha, who demands that the most beautiful virgin of the village must be a sacrifice or else they will face certain doom. 

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As the villagers begin to panic, a messenger from Eiyou comes seeking girls to join the Imperial Harem. After many grandfathers threw their granddaughters at him, he says he will return in one week for the most beautiful girl in the village. But only two girls are really worthy of going; Byakuren and "Korin." 

The story soon reveals that Byakuren is a girl who wants to join the harem to thank the Emperor for saving her years ago. But her jealous wrath ensues when "Korin" receives praise from Tenbun, Byakuren's older brother, and others. She then finds out that this "Korin" is actually a man and develops feelings for Nuriko.

After a fleeting encounter with Ashitare, Yukiyasha, the demon, chooses Byakuren as its virgin sacrifice. Nuriko, not willing to stand aside and accept his friend's fate, takes Byakuren's place. He realizes that the true reason he is there is to put his Celestial Warrior powers to the test. This is his rite of passage, however, he struggles against Yukiyasha and in the end, Byakuren gives her life to save his. Nuriko adopts his friend's dream of meeting the Emperor and thanking him for a deed done long ago alongside his desire to live Korin's life for her. This is why he goes to be a part of the Imperial Harem in the first place.

Chapters

Nuriko
Chapter 1: First Chapter of Snow

Chapter 2: Messenger from the Emperor

Chapter 3: The Way of a Transvestite

Chapter 4: The Smell of Blood

Chapter 5: The Law of Virgin Sacrifice Chapter 6: The Forbidden Night

Chapter 7: The Mark of Suzaku

Chapter 8: The Maiden of the Full Moon

Chapter 9: The End of Love

Chapter 10: Final Chapter of Snow

"Why did Nuriko join the harem? Did he really fall for Hotohori? On the bottom line, is he really GAY? Read this book and find out!"
— Megumi Nishizaki
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Novels: Shoryu Den | Seiran Den | Shugyoku Den | Suzaku Hi Den | Yukiyasha Den | Ryusei Den | Oumei Den | Genro Den