Koukyuu no Karasu

Raven of the Inner Palace

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kokyu no Karasu
Japanese: 後宮の烏
English: Raven of the Inner Palace
More titles


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 1926819,268 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2485
Members: 63,294
Favorites: 368

Available At


Streaming Platforms

Ranked #1699Popularity #2485Members 63,294
Add to List
Episodes: /13
* Your list is public by default.


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]


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

Episode Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Ryuu, Jusetsu

Mizuno, Saku

Ka, Koushun

Mizunaka, Masaaki


Kouno, Marika

Tan, Kai

Okamoto, Nobuhiko

Ei, Sei

Yashiro, Taku

On, Kei

Shimazaki, Nobunaga


Nukui, Yuka


Hirata, Mana

An, Keiran

Kugimiya, Rie

Sai, Enrin

Kugimiya, Rie


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"MYSTERIOUS" by Ziyoou-vachi

Ending Theme

"Natsu no Yuki (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 24, 2022
Koukyuu no Karasu/Raven of the Inner Palace is based on the light novel series of the same name by Kouko Shirakawa, which was recently licenced by seven seas entertainment. Volume 1 is scheduled to be released in 2023, Theme of this series is based on ancient china, Raven of the Inner Palace is indeed a unique story filled of mystery, fantasy, and history.

Deep within the inner palace lives a special consort who does not serve the emperor despite her position, known as the Raven Consort. Some claim she is an elderly woman, while others claim she is young and beautiful.
So, Main Protagonist of this ...
Dec 24, 2022
“Raven of the Inner Palace” was definitely one of the most surprising animes of the season. I went in with low expectations and a negative outlook but left feeling like I had an exhilarating trip through Chinese folklore. This is especially shocking considering I have a personal dislike of all things historical. Although I wouldn’t give “Raven of the Inner Palace” anime of the year or even the season, it ended up outclassing the majority of shows I’ve binged (and forgotten about) throughout 2022. So today, I want to talk about the 3 biggest features that make “Raven of the Inner Palace” stand out, and ...

Interest Stacks


Recent News

Fall 2022 Simulcast List [Update 10/30]

Fall 2022 Simulcast List [Update 10/30]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of television anime acquired for simulcast release during the Fall 2022 season. Anime series licensed for home ...read more

Fall 2022 Preview

Fall 2022 Preview

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of Fall 2022 titles with an accompanying promotional video, commercial, teaser, or trailer. This post will be u...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

this has surpassed my expectations
mydaddy - Nov 12, 2022
13 replies by Litora »»
Jan 23, 8:53 PM
Poll: Koukyuu no Karasu Episode 13 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Dec 24, 2022
68 replies by Grayegoose »»
Jan 22, 11:22 PM
Lackluster so far
IbnAurum - Oct 16, 2022
23 replies by Ronichko »»
Jan 19, 12:08 AM
Is this just an xxxHolic lookalike?
iamisaiah - Oct 4, 2022
17 replies by Ronichko »»
Jan 19, 12:06 AM
This show isnt half bad actually
Kitsune_089 - Nov 6, 2022
10 replies by Ronichko »»
Jan 19, 12:03 AM