Koukyuu no Karasu


Raven of the Inner Palace

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kokyu no Karasu
Japanese: 後宮の烏
English: Raven of the Inner Palace
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2022 to Dec 24, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Genres: FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.531 (scored by 3443134,431 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2189
Members: 95,212
Favorites: 642

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Synopsis

Among the royal court, there is an individual feared as much as revered: the Raven Consort Ryuu Jusetsu. Residing in her jet-black palace and isolated from the emperor, she is the subject of countless rumors. Claimed to possess mystic abilities, she is said to take on any request—from finding lost items to inflicting curses. While some call her an immortal sage, others believe her to be a terrifying revenant. But such comments fail to faze Jusetsu, who prefers to spend her days in quiet solitude. That is, until the emperor, Ka Koushun, barges into her court and asks for her assistance with a mysterious case.

The young emperor's request requires Jusetsu to step out of her palace for the first time. Despite Ka Koushun's frequent visits annoying her to no end, she cannot bring herself to turn him away. Her predecessor's teachings echo in her ears: the Raven Consort is destined to remain forever alone and never desire anything. Yet Jusetsu finds herself making the first of several bonds when she asks Jiujiu, an innocently inquisitive court girl, to be her sole attendant.

Together, they begin fulfilling requests from the people of the palace. However, unknown perils lurk in the outside world, and drawing attention to herself may bring Jusetsu face-to-face with a past that is better left undisturbed.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Koukyuu no Karasu was released on Blu-ray and DVD in six volumes from December 21, 2022 to May 24, 2023.

Characters & Voice Actors

Ryuu, Jusetsu

Main
Mizuno, Saku
Japanese

Ka, Koushun

Main
Mizunaka, Masaaki
Japanese

Ei, Sei

Supporting
Yashiro, Taku
Japanese

Jiujiu

Supporting
Kouno, Marika
Japanese

Tan, Kai

Supporting
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese

On, Kei

Supporting
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese

Han

Supporting
Nukui, Yuka
Japanese

Ishiha

Supporting
Hirata, Mana
Japanese

Un, Kajou

Supporting
Ueda, Reina
Japanese

Sai, Enrin

Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese

Staff

Inoue, Megumi
Producer
Miyawaki, Chizuru
Director, Setting
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kuji, Gorou
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"MYSTERIOUS" by Ziyoou-vachi
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"夏の雪" by krage

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Reviews

Feb 9, 2024
The art style and character design was truly beautiful. I found the show very captivating and it held my attention well which can be rare. I loved the side characters, storyline, and how each episode there was a new mystery to unfold. This show felt as if there was a lot of effort put in from the writers and animators which really made it special.

I started this show thinking that it was a romance, but nothing fully blossomed in that department.
When I finished it, I double checked to find that it’s not actually categorized as a romance so that makes sense. If there ...
Jan 12, 2024
Mixed Feelings
On a visual level, it's certainly pretty and detailed, and the characters look and act distinctively, particularly the lead. I think the titular Raven, Shouxue, shows some excellent character development over the run of the series, both through her own personal changes and through the development of who she is and how she fits into this world, especially with her supernatural elements. There's also a lot to love about the setting. Much like a more recent series that I loved, Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, this deals in the elements of the inner palace and how they interplay after a coup de etat at the very ...
Jan 5, 2023
Preliminary (7/13 eps)
Koukyuu no Karasu is an episodic mystery/supernatural show about the Raven Consort and the King. Don't expect too much outside of that. Barring the setting based in China, the show is actually quite tame and predictable.

First off is the story. Like I said before, it's episodic. There's not much to say. There are definitely arcs that touch upon a character's past, and these arcs eventually serve as character development. Each character isn't too static, and they definitely change enough for you to notice. That being said, most of the story arcs are merely one or two episodes regarding a not-too-difficult mystery or exorcism case that ...

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