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Synonyms: Kurenai
Japanese: 紅 kure-nai


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 2, 2007 to Jun 4, 2012
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen, HaremHarem, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Katayama, Kentarou (Story), Yamamoto, Yamato (Art), Furuya, Daisuke (Story)
Serialization: Jump SQ.


Score: 7.531 (scored by 38153,815 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23912
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1213
Members: 10,875
Favorites: 115
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16-year-old Kurenai Shinkurou, a specialist in settling squabbles between people, is one day approached by the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family asking him to be her bodyguard.

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Oct 23, 2012
Danamebi (All reviews)
Before I begin, I've want to tell you I've read both the manga and watched the anime. Why I am telling you this? Well because they are completely different, to the point where they are almost a completely different series. While the characters might be the same, the actual stories that happen are completely different. So, what I am trying to say is that if you liked the anime, it doesn't mean you will like this (unless you liked the OVA's, because they were based off the manga and are much more alike.). But thats not to say this isn't it a very good manga read more
Jan 3, 2014
julyan (All reviews)
It started with "What the hell is going on?!", in the midst will make you shout "What will happen next?!", and at the end will make you shout and cry "I WANT MORE!"

Note: This is not a manga aimed for lolicons ^^

Kure-nai started wobbly. If that's how the author intends it to be is something I wouldn't be able to figure out completely. Characters and terminologies pops out one by one without warning until it makes you say "No more, I want to drop this." But hey, hold your horses, because after a few chapters, a long flashback shall be introduced.

Kurenai Shinkurou is a dispute read more
Sep 8, 2019
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A manga that gives strong arcs to a lot of characters, though is very lacking in relationship development beyond the setups. 

This is a manga that’s an adaptation of a light novel, and though I haven’t read the manga, I think the manga stands up pretty well in and of itself. It's a very character focused manga, but at the same time it’s kind of strange in that almost all the major relationships are established before chapter 1 even begins. There are flashbacks that help provide background, and most characters have arcs that help flesh them and that relationship out some more. However, with the read more

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Recent Forum Discussion

Question about the manga
Mavsynchroid - Nov 8, 2015
1 replies by kamisaka »»
Mar 28, 2017 11:23 PM
Does this have an open ending?
xsilicon9 - Jun 6, 2016
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Jun 6, 2016 11:35 PM