Koukyuu no Karasu

Raven of the Inner Palace

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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
Source: Light novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 2676826,768 users)
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Ranked: #17262
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Popularity: #2338
Members: 76,681
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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.

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryuu, Jusetsu

Mizuno, Saku

Ka, Koushun

Mizunaka, Masaaki

Ei, Sei

Yashiro, Taku


Kouno, Marika

Tan, Kai

Okamoto, Nobuhiko

On, Kei

Shimazaki, Nobunaga


Nukui, Yuka


Hirata, Mana

Un, Kajou

Ueda, Reina

Sai, Enrin

Kugimiya, Rie


Miyawaki, Chizuru
Director, Setting
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yasumura, Ryou
Episode Director
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"MYSTERIOUS" by Ziyoou-vachi

Ending Theme

"夏の雪" by krage


Dec 24, 2022
"Deep in the inner palace, there lives a consort known as the Raven Consort.
She holds a special position, and despite her "consort" title, she does not perform night-time duties.
Though she lives there, it is said that she can perform mysterious arts and even gain some friends along the way, but she has no contact with the emperor, nor kneels before him.
Such is the Raven Consort."

The Fall 2022 season has seen quite a diversity of shows, but one show that I really AM desperate to talk about is Koukyuu no Karasu a.k.a Raven of the Inner Palace, novelist Kouko Shirakawa's only work (barring her 2 one-shot ...
Dec 28, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Change isn't easy. It's even less so when the subject of that change is an institution that has been in place for centuries. The role of the Raven Consort has been entrenched within the inner palace for at least a thousand years, and it is going to take more than one creepy guy embodying a god of death to undo it. But everything that has happened to Shouxue and Gaojun in this season has been in service of changing the role of the Raven Consort; from his unseemly interest in her (at least as far as others are concerned) to the slow reveal of her ...
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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