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Synonyms: Black
Japanese: 黒─kuro─


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: May 24, 2011 to Jun 17, 2016
Genres: Mystery Mystery, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Mythology Mythology, Pets Pets
Serialization: Tonari no Young Jump
Authors: Soumatou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 68756,875 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19282
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1075
Members: 17,720
Favorites: 305

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As the sole inhabitant of an enormous mansion, Coco would be utterly alone if not for her beloved black cat, Kuro. Although Kuro has his quirks, the two are an inseparable pair and enjoy fun-filled adventures on a daily basis.

Lulled into bliss by these idyllic days, Coco is completely unaware of the harrowing reality that surrounds her. For everyone else in her town, life is filled with dread and unease. They fear the sinister forces enveloping their town, but they are also afraid of Coco and Kuro. Ignorant of the situation, Coco lives out her peaceful days with Kuro, but her days of blissful ignorance may be quickly coming to an end.

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Kuro was published in German by Tokyopop from June 7, 2016, to February 9, 2017; in Italian by J-POP; in Polish by Waneko from May 26, 2017, to September 27, 2017; and in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones from January 30, 2018, to May 29, 2018.


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Aug 25, 2015
The plot is quite intriguing as it's around an anomaly.

The story start as the MC is playing with the cat, that somehow quite different than other cat, and then, bam. There is a disturbing happen, and for the rest is somehow becoming slice of life, yet, it's showing a great progress of the story, as the character and surrounding changes, led to another sequence of solitude of the MC.

the art is great, especially the part that being full coloured, it's drawn the attention of the reader.

well, for the best rest you can just read it, it's not that much of pages, worth it though.
Nov 14, 2015
This manga caught me off-guard.

I wasn't expecting this much, but even if I was expecting a masterpiece I wouldn't be disappointed.

How can I tell you about the story without spoiling anything? It's unique, it's vibrant and it's mysterious. I haven't yet read a manga with a story so twisted, yet natural.

It's really hard to rate the art that is so much better than any other manga. Especially the full colored pages stand out a lot, but the high quality comes at the cost of quantity, since each chapter is only one page long.

Jun 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Whimsical, cute, mysterious, it's all you need for one of those bedtime stories.

I liked "Kuro" as a quick, small little mystery manga about a girl dealing with problems that even adults have a hard time with. I really liked the setup, and even how it tries to have some fun with it. However, I didn't enjoy the sum of its parts. I've had a lot of experience with stories about a mystery world, where the woods, or the outside is this dangerous place, and the concepts of hybrids, jealousy, ostracization, loneliness, it's a combination I've seen before, and done a little better. If anything, ...

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