Kurokami The Animation

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Synonyms: Kurokami, Kurogami, Kuro Kami, Dark God
Japanese: 黒神 The Animation
English: Kurokami The Animation
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:40 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.131 (scored by 4488644,886 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1818
Members: 121,716
Favorites: 331

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High school student Ibuki Keita has been haunted by misfortune for as long as he can remember. For no apparent reason, everyone around him dies tragically. Ultimately, he refuses to become too close to anyone, even his childhood friend Akane. This leaves Keita alone in a life full of misery and disgrace.

While eating at his favorite ramen shop one evening, Keita meets a strange young girl named Kuro. Possessing abilities that surpass that of a normal human being, Kuro classifies herself as a Mototsumitama. She explains to Keita about "Terra," a life-energy force split between three identical looking people; a global phenomenon dubbed the "Doppeliner System." As a Mototsumitama, Kuro guards the "Coexistence Equilibrium," the beings that protect the flow of Terra around the world. Keita refuses to believe her story, until he is caught up in the crossfire of this hidden world. On the verge of death, he makes a contract with Kuro, unbeknownst to its true meaning. Now he is bound to Kuro, and must be with her at all times. Could Keita's misfortune possibly get any greater?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tamura, Yukari


Sasaki, Nozomi


Nojima, Hirofumi


Touma, Yumi


Kitamura, Eri


Kobayashi, Tsuneo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Sympathizer" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 1-12, 23)
2: "tRANCE" by GRANRODEO (eps 13-22)

Ending Theme

1: "Irodori no Nai Sekai (彩の無い世界)" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 1-16, 22-23)
2: "Gekkou no Chigiri (月光の契り)" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 17-21)


Jun 24, 2009
"Can you change a destiny that has already been written for you?"

Enter "Kurokami", a series that shows the struggle of two individuals, as they attempt to change their own path that others say can not be changed.

Story: 7/10
The center of the plot revolves around "the Dopleliner System". What this means is there exists three versions of the same person (2 subs and 1 root). Should any one of these three come in plain sight of the other, they will perish, and only the root will live, and thus will consume the energy force of them known as tera. Our main heroes are Kuro (a Tera ...
Sep 16, 2009
Mixed Feelings
I "love" it when an anime tries to ask deeply philosophical and ethical questions, only to answer them with fists, feet, and super powers. Personally I find it annoying when characters claim that they can overcome things like God, Fate, Destiny, Karma, etc, with nothing more than willpower and a kickass partner (since the main character so often is a complete novice in combat, or has no redeeming qualities whatsoever).

Enter then Kurokami, as a shining example of these things at work.

Now, when I started watching this I had no idea that Kurokami was originally a manga Sung-Woo Park (illustrator), and Dal-Young Im (story), and to ...
Sep 29, 2023
“I want my 8 hours back” was the first thing I thought to myself when I finished the final episode. I’ll be completely honest, this anime is one of the most appalling animes I’ve ever watched to date. Despite the somewhat interesting story concept presented here, the execution for this anime was simply atrocious in almost every single aspect.

In this anime, we have our protagonist, Ibuki Keita, who meets this girl, Kuro, and makes a contract with her due to sudden unforeseen circumstances. And throughout the anime, the ideas of “fate” is presented as a common motif as Keita and Kuro tries to find a ...

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