Ranked #2710
Kurozuka

Kurozuka

Alternative Titles

English: Kurozuka
Japanese: 黒塚

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2008 to Dec 23, 2008
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.141 (scored by 16772 users)
Ranked: #27102
Popularity: #982
Members: 39,697
Favorites: 178
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Synopsis

Adaptation of Takashi Noguchi's manga, which itself adapts Baku Yumemakura's supernatural romance novel.

The original novel is about a 12th-century man named Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Kurou). Kurou flees into the mountains after losing to his brother Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Shogun to rule all of Japan. History records that he committed suicide, but instead, Kurou meets a strange, beautiful woman named Kuromitsu in her mountain hermitage. Eventually, Kurou falls in love with Kuromitsu, but then realizes she conceals a dark secret. He learns that he is unable to die and continues to live for a thousand years as Japan evolves into a future society.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kurou
Kurou
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Kuromitsu
Kuromitsu
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Kuon
Kuon
Supporting
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Rai
Rai
Supporting
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko

Staff

Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Itou, Tomohiko
Itou, Tomohiko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hirao, Takayuki
Hirao, Takayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

'SYSTEMATIC PEOPLE' by WAGDUG FUTURISTIC UNITY

Ending Theme

"Hanarebanare (ハナレバナレ)" by Shigi



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Archaeon
Jan 10, 2009 1:18 PM
It's often strange how some anime can divide opinions on how good it actually is, and the reasons for these divided opinions are often logical and plausible. In the case of Kurozuka however, there is a definite misinterpretation of the story as a whole.

Kurozuka began life as a novel written by Yumemakura Baku, which was later illustrated by Noguchi Takashi in manga form. The manga was serialized in Super Jump magazine from 2003 to 2006, before being turned into an anime by Madhouse in 2008.

The story in Kurozuka is where many of the divided opinions stem from. Many people consider the story to be confusing, read more
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SilentMuse
Dec 30, 2008 9:51 PM
The animation seems to overpower an exaggerated plot. Viewers who crave cyberpunk animations consisting of time lapses and vicious fight scenes will have a pleasant taste out of this series. Yet there is much of the plot that may leave the audience hungry. Once you take a bite out of my review, you'll understand what I mean.

~[ S T O R Y ]~ [6]
Kurozuka focuses on the concept of immortality along with the quest for the meaning of mortality. Initially, I had assumed a vampiric aspect came into play [Kuromitsu sucking blood for example]. As the series progressed, the aspect grew more scientific. Here we read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Nov 1, 2011 4:22 PM
Kurozuka is a title which proves that no matter how great a book looks, it still needs to have some sort of manageable writing in it to sell and be liked. This only meant to be a metaphor and not my opinion of the source material, which was a novel, turned manga, turned anime. I haven’t read those (which are hear are far more entertaining) and I am only going to talk about the anime version.

So basically, the problem with this show is that it lacks context. And by that, I do not mean action, cool looking warriors, explosions, and the like. It has read more
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Master10K
Jan 11, 2009 2:29 PM
Kurozuka is a lot of things but for the most part it’s a Seinen, Historical, Sci-fi, Action anime jam packed full of high-octane Rated-18 action to please action lovers. However like most series, this one starts of grand but eventually wanes as it progresses.

It begins with the main protagonist, Kurou being pursued for reasons not explained and one intense action sequence later, he and his companion seek shelter in some mysterious woman’s home. Kurou soon develops feelings for this woman named Kuromitsu but soon after he discovers her dirty little secret. Another insanely gruesome action sequence later and the real story begins, as Kurou embarks read more
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