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: 7.521 (scored by 2795527,955 users)
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Ranked: #17132
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Popularity: #2316
Members: 79,411
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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 31, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Koukyuu no Karasu isn’t exactly incredible, but it still provides the Fall 2022 season with a solid breath of fresh air.

In many ways, Koukyuu no Karasu reminds me of Production IG’s xxxHOLiC. Slice-of-life, supernatural mysteries with Asian folkloric influence and a tinge of gothic horror? Check. A main character who develops slowly but surely across the series as they struggle to find their identity and self esteem? Check. A relationship that’s cute and constantly shipped but has about 0.1% likelihood of becoming canon? Check.

Of course, xxxHOLiC and Koukyuu no Karasu differ vastly in setting, and that’s one of the latter’s greatest strengths. Koukyuu no Karasu ...
Dec 18, 2022
Preliminary (12/13 eps)
TL,DR: Should have cut the plot in half or make it 24 episodes.

Rushed, shallow, disjointed, disconnected, aimless and frivolous.

Don't get me wrong, it's an acceptable piece of work, it's just not what it sets out to be.
Koukyuu no Karasu, or Raven of the Inner Palace, is an animated adaptation of the novel series of the same name. I suspect many parts of the novel of the novel were left out of the adaption, which contributed to the mess that is the final product, but overall with the major plot points revealed, I wonder if it can rival the best of Shoujo works out ...

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