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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: Action Action, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Childcare Childcare, Harem Harem, Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Katayama, Kentarou (Story), Yamamoto, Yamato (Art), Furuya, Daisuke (Story)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 41594,159 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1538
Members: 13,021
Favorites: 114


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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /55


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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May 16, 2024
Although I was quite hesitant to start it, But I'm really glad I did as the story is pretty decent, also liked the whole Murakami arc (which is also animated in Anime). As it is an Action manga, so u may find the ML to be edgy somewhere (found it it only once)

~Minor Spoiler warning:
The backstory of the ML is same as of classic shounen manga, Like the trauma of losing his parents in early age, and he get supported by a outside family which adopted him and also by his childhood friend (Ginko) which acts as a informer for him for various disputes he ...
Sep 8, 2019
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 ...
Jan 3, 2014
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 ...


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Does this have an open ending?
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