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Kure-nai is a Japanese animated series from 2008 and covers the genres of romantic comedy, slice of life, and even the harem. Shinkuro Kurenai, 16, specializes as a diplomat in order to preserve peace among civilization. While this has suited Shinkuro for quite some time, his boss offers him a job serving as the bodyguard of Murasaki Kuhoin, the daughter of a powerful family. While this might seem to be quite a change for the teenager, the boy has powers that make very him suitable for the job.

Kure-nai consists of 12 30-minute length episodes and one two episode OVA.

Kurenai is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2008.

Kurenai is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kurenai on demand atiTunes online.

Chiba TV
1 Season, 13 Episodes
April 3, 2008
Anime, Drama
Cast: Miyuki Sawashiro, Aoi Yûki, Sawa Ishige, Aiko Okubo
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Kurenai Full Episode Guide

  • Shinkuro and his cohorts battle it out with the overwhelmingly powerful Lin. Renjo tries to drive Shinkuro's group out of the mansion. However, Shinkuro attempts to break back in by himself just to have one last word with Murasaki.

  • Shinkuro begins his break-in to the Kuhoin mansion with Benika and Yayoi. Defeating countless guards that attack one after the other, Shinkuro and the group make their way to the back where Murasaki is being held captive.

  • Shinkuro can't hide his guilt about Murasaki's capture. Yayoi gives him advice to forget about the Kuhoins and Murasaki right away. Even after hearing that, Shinkuro can't shake it off, and so he tries what he can to refresh his mind.

  • Realizing that he is making an enemy out of the Kuhoin Clan, Shinkuro loses his confidence to continue being Murasaki's bodyguard. Meanwhile, Samidareso is attacked by an unknown enemy!

  • Murasaki's eyes sparkle as she makes her first visit to a temple. They all spend a peaceful time taking pictures and exploring. However, behind the shadows are mysterious men watching Murasaki's actions very carefully.

  • Tamaki passionately describes to Murasaki about how to please a woman. In order for her to get a better understanding, she takes Murasaki to her college where a new side of Tamaki is revealed.

  • The residents of Samidareso are asked to volunteer for a musical that will be performed at the local festival. Shinkuro continuously declines, but Tamaki and the others confirm their participation anyway.

  • On a Sunday afternoon, Murasaki is engrossed by the ferocity with which Shinkuro trains.

  • Murasaki follows Shinkuro to his new job, where she is promptly captured. Shinkuro negotiates tenaciously, but the two end up in a desperate situation that finds Murasaki unconscious.

  • While exploring her new school, Murasaki meets Yuno and quickly becomes suspicious of her. Meanwhile, Shinkuro takes on a new assignment.