Mahou Tsukai Kurohime
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Mahou Tsukai Kurohime

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Synonyms: Black Princess
Japanese: 魔砲使い 黒姫
English: Kurohime
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 87
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 2000 to Feb 25, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural, Ecchi Ecchi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Monthly)
Authors: Katakura, Masanori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.671 (scored by 58015,801 users)
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Ranked: #18322
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Popularity: #1313
Members: 14,007
Favorites: 291


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In a land where magicians cast spells on bullets in order to perform magic, like summoning powerful monsters. There was once a witch so powerful that she challenged the gods and was cursed for it.

10 years before the current time of the story, that witch challenged and defeated another magician, and in doing so saved a small boy, who instantly fell in love with her and was inspired to use guns as his "Sword of Justice". That boy was called Zero. When he was ready, he set out on a quest and found that woman who saved his life... or did he? She is not the same person that he idealized; she is selfish, rude, arrogant... and quite a bit shorter. But at the times when she feels Zero's love and self sacrifice for her, she can bring forth incredible power. So the two set out together to find a cure and the reason why the gods only bothered to curse her.


Before official serialization in Monthly Shounen Jump started (2003-07), the first three chapters were published in Monthly Shounen Jump Special Issue "Gokujou," (2000-2001) and the 5th chapter in "Jump Original" (2002). The 4th chapter, about Kurohime's past, was never published because it was deemed inappropriate to release at that point in the serialization and instead was remade and used later on. From chapter 48 (vol.15) onwards, serialization moved to Jump SQ's official website. The chapter count restarted from chapter 1 in the 2nd volume.

Mahou Tsukai Kurohime had fourteen volumes printed in English under the title Kurohime by VIZ Media from September 4, 2007 to November 4, 2009, before the series was dropped.


Tokugawa, Kazuma


Nov 22, 2012
This is the first review I actually tried to write seriously, so please give me some tips on what I should do to make it better, as I know this review is far from perfect. Arigatou. ~

Kurohime was the first manga I ever read. (By the way, Rosario + Vampire was the first anime i've ever seen.) However, despite all the mangas I've read afterwards in my four years of . . . otakuness, for lack of a better word, Kurohime is still one of my favorites and I am just infuriated that it is not more popular.

So why should you bother to read ...
Jul 18, 2011
I'm writing this while watching a TV series on Hulu so don't expect much.
Story: 10. Barring the ending the story was executed well and the plot moved smoothly from one climax to the next. Rei - Zero twist was confusing but interesting
Art: 7. Art was amazing save for one thing. What the fuck does Kurohime look like?! She fucking looks different EVERY CHAPTER. It's not that she doesn't look better (in the beginning she looks more like a 70's w**** compared to a badass sorcerer or whatever) but the inconsistency takes away from the story. Otherwise art would be a 10
Character: 10. Character was amazing. ...
May 7, 2011
This story starts off beautifully with characters and a way of fighting that one can truly fall in love with. It rises into a beautiful crescendo of love and self sacrifice and comes into one of the most heartbreaking scenes one can imagine. -_- Then it goes on for another 65 chapters and all the beautiful scenes and character development gets sh** on. It turns into such a pathetic piece of crap that it makes you wish you hadn't read it at all because the characters you cared for so much are (figuratively) trampled to death. Wanna enjoy this manga? Please for your own sake ...

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