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Mahou Tsukai Kurohime (Manga)

Mahou Tsukai Kurohime

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English: Kurohime
Synonyms: Black Princess
Japanese: 魔砲使い 黒姫


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 87
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 2000 to Feb 25, 2011
Authors: Katakura, Masanori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Monthly)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 3846 users)
Ranked: #12642
Popularity: #434
Members: 8,027
Favorites: 252
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In a land where magicians cast spells on bullets in order to perform magic, like summoning powerful monsters. There was once a witch so powerful that she challenged the gods and was cursed for it.

10 years before the current time of the story, that witch challenged and defeated another magician, and in doing so saved a small boy, who instantly fell in love with her and was inspired to use guns as his "Sword of Justice". That boy was called Zero. When he was ready, he set out on a quest and found that woman who saved his life... or did he? She is not the same person that he idealized; she is selfish, rude, arrogant... and quite a bit shorter. But at the times when she feels Zero's love and self sacrifice for her, she can bring forth incredible power. So the two set out together to find a cure and the reason why the gods only bothered to curse her.



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Jul 15, 2011
In 2006 a game was released for the Xbox 360 that surprised quite a few gamers with its uninspired game play, poor level design and terrible dialogue. After receiving largely negative reviews from both critics and gamers, Bullet Witch quickly sank into obscurity and poor sales have thankfully prevented a sequel from being made. What many people didn't realise was that the game took a great deal of inspiration for its main character from a manga by Katakura Masanori that began serialisation in Monthly Shounen Jump four years earlier.

So how does Mahou Tsukai Kurohime compare to a game that received widespread criticism?

The story begins with read more
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Jul 15, 2008
When i started to read Kurohime I thought it would be a common action-adventure story but i got inmersed in the story in less time than in the common, i just got in love whit the characters, excluidings some minor flaws, the art its great I can easily understand whats happening in the story, I greatly recommend this manga and wait for a posible anime.
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Jan 21, 2010
At first it doesn't seem promising but after the first volume it does its magic.It's a manga that goes unnoticed most of the time,the cause of this could either relate to the unknown mangaka or the fact that at first it's mistaken to be like all typical shounen mangas.
My decision to write a review on this one was to offer you my point of view.

Story 8/10
The story of this manga is being told quite nicely.It unravels softly and slowly with no problems concerning its telling(maybe one or two) or leaving holes behind.The way it is told mostly resembles a legend,but that's the charm of it.It read more
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May 7, 2011
This story starts off beautifully with characters and a way of fighting that one can truly fall in love with. It rises into a beautiful crescendo of love and self sacrifice and comes into one of the most heartbreaking scenes one can imagine. -_- Then it goes on for another 65 chapters and all the beautiful scenes and character development gets sh** on. It turns into such a pathetic piece of crap that it makes you wish you hadn't read it at all because the characters you cared for so much are (figuratively) trampled to death. Wanna enjoy this manga? Please for your own sake read more
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Similar characters, similar area, similar history. Felicia is just like Kurohime.
Both deal with memory loss, magic, love, and loss. Although the plot lines differ a little I believe that if you enjoy one you will enjoy the other as well, although both can be quite saddening at times.
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Both feature a female protagonist with special powers and a male protagonist who ends up falling for the female.
In both, a male and female character are travelling together, With the female lead. Both have a similar Farwest amabiance, and some goods fight.
Based in a supernatural world that both haves witches and other things, the main female character's extraordinary powers are suppressed but constantly released by the main male character in times of trouble.

The genres both mangas share are romance, comedy, kind of slice-of-life, and fantasy.
Almost a Gender Swap of each other, though Kurohime is only Ecchi while Bastard!! is outright hentai. For those who like Bastard!!, Kurohime is a must. It HAS an ending! - a hasty but good one. For those who like Kurohime, keep away from Bastard!!, cause it hasn't and probably won't ever have an ending, hasty or not. Anyway, if you liked one you'll probably like the other. See below why.

Bastard!! has Dark Schneider, a hated warlock finally defeated, sealed within a sweet boy named Lushe Renren. He wants vengeance. When Darsh's ex-partners (including a "daughter-lover", an emo, a highly visible - and loud - ninja master and an old, strange guy) start a plan to ressurrect the evil goddes Anslasax, the people from Metarikana have no other choice than free Darsh again - with a kiss from a virgin, Yoko, daughter of the Priest that sealed him. From here we have earth-shattering battles between powerful warlocks, mystic mechas, fantastic lifeforms and even angels - of light and the others. There's a large cast of useless beauties and Heavy Metal based ugly villains too, and a little dragon as a maskot (and it has it's secrets).
We have some time skips and kind of an apocalypse.

Kurohime has, duh, Kurohime, a hated witch punished by the gods, sealed in a child form called Himeko. She wants vengeance, and a lot of people too, on her. Zero, a boy with a heart of gold, a past of crap, the face of an angel and aiming skills of the devil (using FOUR pistols simultaneously) starts to travel with her, searching for Kurohime, his savior. When his love touches Himeko, her seal gives way and she can use her full power again. From here we have earth-shattering battles between powerful witches, mystic bullets, fantastic lifeforms and even gods (almost all evil). There's a large cast of beauty and powerful witches and useless bishonens too, and a little tsuchinoko as a maskot (and you - only you - know it's secrets).
We have time travel and SUCH an apocalypse.

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