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Synonyms: Black Corpse, Black Relic
Japanese: クロムクロ
English: Kuromukuro
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2016 to Sep 29, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.141 (scored by 6133261,332 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1598
Members: 143,775
Favorites: 425

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During the dawn of the 21st century, the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established in Japan to investigate an ancient artifact, which was discovered during the construction of the Kurobe Dam. Scientists from around the world have gathered in the facility to study the object, while their children enjoy their everyday lives attending Mt. Tate International Senior High School.

Yukina Shirahane, a reserved high school girl, is the daughter of the facility's head scientist. While visiting her mother at the facility, Yukina manages to solve part of the artifact's puzzle. To her surprise, what appears before her is Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma, a young samurai from the Sengoku era.

As a threat approaches from outer space, Yukina, along with Kennosuke, finds herself defending Earth against the invading forces. Along the way, she discovers the mystery behind Kennosuke and the reason he is determined to protect her.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kuromukuro is the 15th anniversary production of animation studio P.A. Works.

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Opening Theme

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1: "Deathtopia (デストピア)" by Glay (eps 2-13)
2: "Chou Onsoku Destiny (超音速デスティニー)" by Glay (eps 14-23, 25)

Ending Theme

1: "Deathtopia (デストピア)" by Glay (eps 1)
2: "Realistic (リアリ・スティック)" by MICHI (eps 2-13)
3: "Eien Loop (永遠ループ)" by Ami Wajima (eps 14-24, 26)


Oct 1, 2016

Note (before review) : I wasn't expecting much from this series as I began watching it at the time of it's airing (Spring 2016) because it started off with some cliche aspects. But lemme say this, I'm glad I took a chance and continued to watch it each week while it was airing as the story started developing, my lack of enjoyment for it increased to a level of ...
Sep 29, 2016
Mixed Feelings
I have to admit, Kuromukuro is a show that taken me by a surprise. It’s not just because of P.A. Works is involved in a mecha show (since when was the last time they’ve been involved in something like that?) but because of how quickly the first episodes takes a viewer like a storm. As an original anime, Kuromukuro is a series that’s like casino, gambling between the good and the bad.

Simply put, Kuromukuro doesn’t simply want to be your typical giant robot-war drama but also more of an emotional ride. It wants to capitalize on its characters with its fictional world setting and most ...
Oct 1, 2016
You know, it's one thing to go into a show expecting something it to be good. It's another thing to go into a P.A. Works show and expecting it to be good. Over the years, P.A. Works have shown us that despite having good animation and interesting ideas, you won't always end up with a good show and meaningful characters. And so, after 15 years of churning out what are mostly original anime (which is honestly quite impressive given how original anime are such a rarity these days), we have Kuromukuro or 'Black Relic', another mistake made by P.A. Works which is ...

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