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Kurokami The Animation

Kurokami The Animation

Alternative Titles

English: Black God
Synonyms: Kurokami, Kurogami, Kuro Kami, Dark God
Japanese: 黒神 The Animation

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.361 (scored by 24099 users)
Ranked: #19852
Popularity: #608
Members: 55,559
Favorites: 220
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

High school student Ibuki Keita has been haunted by misfortune for as long as he can remember. For no apparent reason, everyone around him dies tragically. Ultimately, he refuses to become too close to anyone, even his childhood friend Akane. This leaves Keita alone in a life full of misery and disgrace.

While eating at his favorite ramen shop one evening, Keita meets a strange young girl named Kuro. Possessing abilities that surpass that of a normal human being, Kuro classifies herself as a Mototsumitama. She explains to Keita about "Terra," a life-energy force split between three identical looking people; a global phenomenon dubbed the "Doppeliner System." As a Mototsumitama, Kuro guards the "Coexistence Equilibrium," the beings that protect the flow of Terra around the world. Keita refuses to believe her story, until he is caught up in the crossfire of this hidden world. On the verge of death, he makes a contract with Kuro, unbeknownst to its true meaning. Now he is bound to Kuro, and must be with her at all times. Could Keita's misfortune possibly get any greater?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuro
Kuro
Main
Shitaya, Noriko
Japanese
Shitaya, Noriko
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
...
Ibuki, Keita
Ibuki, Keita
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Kim, Yeong Seon
Korean
Kim, Yeong Seon
...
Sano, Akane
Sano, Akane
Main
Taylor, Julie Ann
English
Taylor, Julie Ann
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
...
Excel
Excel
Supporting
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
...

Staff

Satou, Hiroyuki
Producer
Kobayashi, Tsuneo
Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kitahata, Tooru
Episode Director



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Sep 16, 2009
Archaeon
I "love" it when an anime tries to ask deeply philosophical and ethical questions, only to answer them with fists, feet, and super powers. Personally I find it annoying when characters claim that they can overcome things like God, Fate, Destiny, Karma, etc, with nothing more than willpower and a kickass partner (since the main character so often is a complete novice in combat, or has no redeeming qualities whatsoever).

Enter then Kurokami, as a shining example of these things at work.

Now, when I started watching this I had no idea that Kurokami was originally a manga Sung-Woo Park (illustrator), and Dal-Young Im (story), and to read more
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Mar 29, 2014
Devastator004
#Ring A Fing Ding Ding#
or something like that so its been a while since i viewed an anime which i though deserved an honest review so lets get to it

Story so in this we have 3 main protagonist 1st the high school student who thinks and is more or less cursed with a warped fate which he is trying to evade desperately while hurting others as he believes that it will save their lives if they don't come into contact with him and i mean save them from a gory death due to his past encounters. 2nd a working woman in read more
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Jun 24, 2009
Retro8bit
"Can you change a destiny that has already been written for you?"

Enter "Kurokami", a series that shows the struggle of two individuals, as they attempt to change their own path that others say can not be changed.

Story: 7/10
The center of the plot revolves around "the Dopleliner System". What this means is there exists three versions of the same person (2 subs and 1 root). Should any one of these three come in plain sight of the other, they will perish, and only the root will live, and thus will consume the energy force of them known as tera. Our main heroes are Kuro (a Tera read more
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Jul 3, 2009
Dredgy
“Power to achieve something”

The Story…

It revolves on a system that we called “Doppeliner System”. The story tells about the involvement of the three main characters, which is Kuro, Keita, and Akane. They are somewhat confused on this system and willing to find out the real main reason why this system exists, making it as an obligation as they put their life in danger or helping others to find out the cure to its existence.

The point of view here is not the twist of the story rather the main attraction here will be the action / super power scenes. It gives excitement and thrill but on read more
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Recommendations

The atmosphere (battles and other) is quite similar with villains popping out and a black/red-haired girl intruding on the days of an innocent male.
These are both fantasy anime about a man who has a contract with a rather skilled girl that comes from nowhere. Moreover, the guy seems really useless at the beginning but will begin to fight along with her.
both have a similar plot where a girl and a guy sign a contract together too fight it seems like there is a lot in common here with the fighting and the action
Both anime begin with male protagonists trying to save a girl only to have a his heart rip apart. They are later saved by the said girl using supernatural means and are dragged into a lot of fights. Both anime are also set in present day world.
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Random guy who is kind hearted, meets cute girl in random circumstances. Girl happens to be related to some kind of supernatural power, and thus boy gets thrown into a choatic world of fighting, action, complex strange new principles, etc.
Both anime have a male protagonist that makes a contract with supernatural being to escape death. However, as soon is revealed the contract will kill him in time. Both supernatural beings (girls) have also a goal to achive in this world, for wich they need a contractee (finding a memories in Pandora Hearts and killing a sibling in Kurokami).
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Opening Theme

#1: "Sympathizer" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 1-12, 23)
#2: "tRANCE" by GRANRODEO (eps 13-22)

Ending Theme

#1: "Irodori no Nai Sekai (彩の無い世界)" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 1-16, 22-23)
#2: "Gekkou no Chigiri (月光の契り)" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 17-21)

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