As the sole inhabitant of an enormous mansion, Coco would be utterly alone if not for her beloved black cat Kuro. Although he 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...
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.
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.
It's a beautiful combination of sweet and scary - something that is hard
to make but worth seeing.
This is a hard point.
Did I enjoy this? - Yes, in some crazy, unnatural, weird way I enjoyed it a lot.
Would I read more? - Surely.
So why I don't give it a 10/10? - Because there is something in this manga that makes my insides twist and turn and I cannot put a hand on what exactly is causing it. I've seen more horrible and disgusting stuff in other mangas, but this manga managed to do something insane - it made me feel a mix of emotions that normally don't mix.
I'll continue reading... I don't know what will happen to me.
I will probably repeat a little of what was said before, but I decided KURO deserved more exposure for being so fun and unique manga.
From the beginning, we can enter the world of KURO and it's amazing atmosphere. We can see Coco and her cat Kuro living together alone in a huge mansion, and there is something off about the whole thing, especially about the cat...
From there, we discover more details about the world. The author expose more in a very masterful way, slowly teasing and showing in a perfect pace, as we learn more about the horror of the world and about the
miserable state of the humans of this world. As we discover more about the world using flashbacks and info dumps of other character, we can see that KURO is a more personal story-the story in focusing on Coco and her circumstances, and it's point is not solving every problem in this new, frighting world.
There are some problems in the story, don't be mistaken. Although it's pace is great, we never truly discover or understand everything, especially when talking about the end, which is definitely is a very weak point to the manga. The fact that we don't understand or solve the problem by the end can be forgiven, as it is a personal story of Coco and not of humans as a whole, but I believe the author could at least explain the ending properly.
The characters are also a weak point of the manga, as they don't really have any personality. You can understand why they behave in certain ways, or the mental state of Coco, but they are very bland and boring. The fact that we barely see any of them sometimes is also bothering because you really can't connect to any of them (besides Coco, and although being main character is very boring). The side stories really expand on some of the characters or why they act in a certain way, but it's not enough. The manga is without a doubt more story focused than character one.
The art is very pleasing. I've seen better and more unique art, but it's very nice to the eyes and the background are beautiful. The character design is also beautiful, and the design of the creatures in this manga is very eerie and fits the horror vibe that the manga give sometimes. The manga is also all color, and the coloring is excellent, feels very natural.
Overall, KURO is a very enjoyable manga. When I read manga I want some great atmosphere to really suck me in. It's a shame for the characters and the fact that we don't really know what will happen for the world, but the story itself is great enough, and the eerie atmosphere will keep you on the edge. Also, it's really short, so just go ahead and read it.