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Kure-nai

Kure-nai

Alternative Titles

English: Kurenai
Japanese:

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Jun 20, 2008
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 21232 users)
Ranked: #10792
Popularity: #656
Members: 43,163
Favorites: 170
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action comedy drama romance

Synopsis

He's only a teenager, but Kurenai Shinkurou is already both a master of an arcane martial art and an experienced professional mediator with a long track record of resolving disputes. Not bad for someone who's just sixteen and still in school, but everyone has their limits and Kurenai may have met his when his boss and role model, Benika, responds to his request for a more challenging assignment by giving him the task of protecting young Murasaki Kuhoin. Never mind that she's only seven, the fact that the people Kurenai's supposed to protect her from are her own very rich and extremely powerful family is guaranteed to take this job into the danger zone. Now the heat is on and Kurenai's scrambling to put out as many fires as he can, even as the secrets surrounding his young charge bring everything else to a flashpoint.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Adaptation: Kure-nai, Kure-nai
Alternative setting: Kure-nai OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Houzuki, Yuuno
Houzuki, Yuuno
Main
Shintani, Ryouko
Japanese
Shintani, Ryouko
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook
...
Kuhouin, Murasaki
Kuhouin, Murasaki
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Sindberg, Susan
French
Sindberg, Susan
...
Kurenai, Shinkurou
Kurenai, Shinkurou
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Yang, Seok jeong
Korean
Yang, Seok jeong
...
Murakami, Ginko
Murakami, Ginko
Main
Masu, Nozomi
Japanese
Masu, Nozomi
Yeo, Min Jeong
Korean
Yeo, Min Jeong

Staff

Matsuo, Kou
Director
Sugawara, Seiki
Episode Director
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director



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Jul 15, 2008
TheLlama
Kurenai is the 08 spring anime I had the highest hopes for, and I surely wasn't let down by it.

The artwork in the series is amazing. The main reason for this is the coloring - it's so vivid! It's sharp and varied colors, something which - as of what I've experienced - is unprecedented. The detail may skimp a bit now and then - which drags it down to a 9 (yes, I wanted to give it a 10). Oh, and the OP theme animations is pretty whacky - which is both good and bad.

The characters are as colorful as the animation is, even the read more
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Jun 23, 2008
mr_utopia_man
A couple months ago, I decided to scout out some of the series in the Spring 2008 anime season. I found Kure-nai, and decided to give it a try. The OP scared me, and I almost turned this into an instant "drop." Really glad I didn't, because this show was a rare find.

Story
With only 12 episodes, it can be difficult to turn out that perfect storyline. Even so, they did a good job. The show is focused around the inner struggles and relationships of and between a seven-year-old aristocrat girl and her bodyguard, a poor, sixteen-year-old high school student. Nothing mind-blowing, but a sufficient premise read more
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Recommendations

Both series are about young, sheltered children who are exposed to the outside world through their guardians.
Both anime feature a high school student taking on the responsibility of a young child, though the circumstances of the child are different (and therefore lead to different storylines), the theme is present in both. So for this reason I suggest Kure-nai lovers to try out Aishiteruze Baby, especially if the relationship between carer and child is what appealed to you.

Opening Theme

"Love Jump" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

#01: "crossing days" by Ryoko Shintani (eps 1-7, 9-11)
#02: "Tenohira no Taiyou" by Ryoko Shintani (ep 8)

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