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: 6.821 (scored by 86578,657 users)
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Ranked: #44892
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Popularity: #4182
Members: 17,534
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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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Tanaka, Eiko
Onda, Naoyuki
Director, Storyboard, Original Character Design
Kasamatsu, Kouji
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Huang, Chengxi
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End (All reviews)
The magic of first love is the ignorance that we believed could never end.

If two people are meant for each other, it doesn’t mean they have to be together immediately or as soon as possible, but they will, eventually. Loving the wrong person doesn't mean you're stupid. It means that the person does not appreciate your love. One can not truly experience the beauty of love without enduring the pain that comes along with it once it is lost.

As a romance fan, I can say that this is a great series that I’ve watched in a while. Even though the series is quite short, with read more
May 13, 2014
Flawfinder (All reviews)
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 read more
May 13, 2014
Artful (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 17, 2016
ProfaneValkyrie (All reviews)
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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 read more

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