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Mahou Tsukai Kurohime (Manga)

Mahou Tsukai Kurohime

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 3994 users)
Ranked: #12172
Popularity: #459
Members: 8,354
Favorites: 253
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy fantasy

Synopsis

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.


Characters

 Kurohime
Kurohime
Main
 Zero
Zero
Main
 Oka
Oka
Supporting
 Onimaru
Onimaru
Supporting
 Asura
Asura
Supporting
 Yukiotoko
Yukiotoko
Supporting
 Yuuka
Yuuka
Supporting


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Jul 15, 2008 8:31 PM
tuqui
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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Jul 15, 2011 10:05 AM
Archaeon
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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Jan 21, 2010 11:46 AM
Akachi_Tem
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 5:04 PM
Blixus
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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