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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: 7.131 (scored by 6060360,603 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1574
Members: 142,410
Favorites: 420

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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)


Apr 18, 2021
I'll be honest up front and say this is probably the best mecha show I've seen in a few years (having watched this in 2021). I've had quite the spell of bad luck with show endings recently, with most of the last seven or eight non-seasonal shows I've made my way through having had endings that just haven't quite worked for me. And, to give this show credit, it did play a bit with my heart with that; the two episodes preceding the finale were both a bit clumsy and messy, and even with the last episode there was some weird pacing. But I'm getting ...
Feb 14, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Slightly above average. Not that great though, but if you have nothing to do and you already watched all good titles in your season - it is worth trying. It's not mecha heavy and it's not totally predictable even if you are an anime veteran, so why not?
Characters are not that bad and pretty likable. There are a couple of twists that were interesting and it was pretty nice mix of genre.
Main character are also not bad, but you doubly will remember them latter. Ending is also pretty smooth and don't made you grab your head. Just remember to grab something tasty, because filler ...
Nov 6, 2018
This is a shitty remake of Evangelion with a less interesting cast and borrowed storylines from all over the place. Idc if it got melee fighting or stuff like that, it got 0 original character development, some of the scenes are as unimportant to the main plot as scenes in later Gundam, the dialogue is nothing. This is what i call a A4 or a netflix anime, a anime created purely for the sake of cashing in, following the most basic of storyline formulas and executing it poorly. The focus is all wrong, looks like the creators took more time creating good nature scenery instead ...

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