Kuro no Su: Chronus

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Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2014 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2014, Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Japanese: 黒の栖 -Chronus-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 1, 2014
Producers: Exa International
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Original
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.781 (scored by 93899,389 users)
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Ranked: #53822
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Popularity: #4946
Members: 19,265
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For as long as he can remember, Makoto Nakazono has had the power to see grim reapers watching people shortly before their deaths and escorting their souls to heaven. He realized long ago that nobody would believe him if he talked about his ability. Since there is nothing he can do to alter people's fates, he tries his best to pretend that he does not see anything out of the ordinary.

This all changes when a reaper at Makoto's high school speaks to him and questions him why he never interferes. After learning that the reaper is there for his best friend, Hazuki Horiuchi, Makoto starts to wonder if he can defer her grim fate, even if only for a little while.

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Onda, Naoyuki
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Kasamatsu, Kouji
Sound Director


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May 13, 2014
There are two anime studios I can safely say I’m a huge fan of without any real caveats: Ghibli and Studio 4c. The former delivers for me more in terms of consistency, but the latter is by far my favorite in terms of how they use animation. As such, whilst a few of my more Studio Rikka-inclined colleagues were eagerly looking forward to Harmonie, I was more looking forward to Chronus. And I’ve got to say, whilst I don’t think it’s great overall, it delivered way better than the former did.

First off, I loved how the first half or so basically resembled Boogiepop Phantom or ...
May 13, 2014
Makoto Nakazono is a high school student with a small dark secret. Since he was little, he has had the mysterious power to see "black entities" that steal souls.
One day, he is suddenly interrogated by one of the "black entities," Akira Seno: "Will you get in our way?"
But Makoto replies with an air of resignation, "There's nothing I can do anyway, so I won't."
At that moment, Makoto didn't notice the threatening shadow approaching his childhood friend Hazuki...

When I read this, I thought it was just going to be another Bleach rip off, what I wasn't expecting was that I would really enjoy this short movie ...
Sep 17, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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Kyro no sumika: chronus has a somewhat more minimalistic but fluent animation(I do not mind more minimalistic animation) but what it lacks in details it compensates with the use of effects, POV, camera motion and especially the sound effect.
For a one episode story it did more than many animes cannot do in 12 episodes:
- It presented enough detail to understand the setting but still left enough out to wanting to explore more.
- Even though characters had classic personalities there were still character development.
- And it told a story without plot holes (or I didn´t notice)

The story on the other hand wasn´t original but quite ...

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