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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (509)

Kurozuka is a 2008 anime series that tells the story of Kuro, a young man who has been alive for over a thousand years. The series is based on a manga series of the same name by Baku Yumemakura. The story revolves around Kuro and his encounter with a mysterious woman, Kuromitsu. Kuro is a samurai who lived during the Heian period in Japan, but he was transformed into an immortal being after drinking the blood of a red spider lily. Kuromitsu is a beautiful woman who also has the same secret as Kuro. As they travel together, Kuro begins to discover more about the world he lives in and the power that he possesses.

The series takes place in both the past and the future. The past is where Kuro and Kuromitsu's story begins, as they travel through different time periods, constantly being hunted by their enemies, the Red Army. The Red Army is a group of warriors who are dedicated to ending the immortal life of Kuro and Kuromitsu.

As the story moves forward, the setting shifts to the year 2400. In this future world, Kuro meets a woman named Saniwa, who is a scientist trying to find a cure for the deadly disease that has plagued the world. Kuro agrees to help her in her research, but he is also drawn into a battle against a new enemy, the Taishakuten. The Taishakuten is an organization that seeks to use the power of immortals like Kuro and Kuromitsu to take control of the world.

Throughout the series, the characters face several challenges as they try to survive in a world that is constantly changing. Kuro must come to terms with his immortality and the fact that he has outlived his loved ones. Kuromitsu, on the other hand, must confront her own past and the secrets that she has been hiding for centuries.

The series features an impressive voice cast that includes Romi Paku as Kuromitsu, Mamoru Miyano as Kuro, Kazuhiko Inoue as Benkei, Keiji Fujiwara as Yoshitsune, Toshiko Fujita as Saniwa, Jouji Nakata as Shiranui, Miyu Irino as Shouichi and Houko Kuwashima as Rai. Toru Ohkawa and Takashi Matsuyama also make appearances in the series.

The animation style of Kurozuka is dark and gritty, which complements the story's themes of violence, love and betrayal. The fight scenes are intense and well choreographed, making them some of the most memorable moments in the series. The use of blood and gore in the series is also noteworthy, as it adds to the overall atmosphere of the story.

One of the strengths of Kurozuka is its exploration of the themes of immortality and the consequences that come with it. Kuro and Kuromitsu are both cursed with immortality, and while it may seem like a blessing, it is actually a curse that has made them outcasts from society. The series also touches on themes of love and betrayal, as Kuro and Kuromitsu's relationship is tested throughout the series.

Overall, Kurozuka is a must-watch for fans of action, romance and science-fiction. The series manages to blend all these genres together seamlessly, resulting in a compelling story that will keep audiences engaged from start to finish. The series may not be for everyone, as it contains mature themes and graphic violence, but for those who can handle it, Kurozuka is a treat.

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12. Kuronozuka
December 23, 2008
Over 1000 years and Kuro returns to the same hut where his journey began. A battle for life, love, of master and apprentice is the key to the truth. This story has happened before and will happen again...for eternity.
11. Ikusarinne
December 16, 2008
The truth is near but Kuro must protect Rai and defeat the mutated Hasagewa. Destroying him is only the beginning as he must confront Kuon who is desperate to eliminate any competition for Kuromistsu.
10. Geneijyou
November 9, 2008
Kuro and Rai are captured in the fortress by Hasegawa. The truth of Kuro's dark past is revealed as is the true identity of Kuon.
9. Soufuuka
December 2, 2008
Kuro and the remaining Haniwa travel to the fortress of the Red Imperial Army in search of answers, but the road is fraught with death and danger.
8. Kikokuzuta
November 25, 2008
In the forest of Kagura, Saniwa has fallen victim to the sorceress Kagestsu. Koru must battle the vine-wielding sorceress and the winner will be closer to finding Kuromitsu.
7. Kagura
November 18, 2008
Kuro, Izana, and the other Haniwa journey to Kagura in search of Kuromitsu. Upon entering the underground dwelling of the residents they are shocked by what they find.
6. Miitsu
November 11, 2008
Arashiyama, the demonic General and his army close in on the Haniwa base in search of the Miitsu. Kuro and the Haniwa must stop at nothing to prevent the Red Army from acquiring the blood.
5. Saniwa
November 4, 2008
The Haniwa bring Kuro to meet the rebel leader, Saniwa. She promises to reunite him with his lost love. The Red Army is desperate to find more of Kuromitsu's blood to breed a new army of enhanced soldiers.
4. Haniwabito
October 28, 2008
Kuro awakes in the forest only to realize the entire world has changed. Upon entering a crumbled city in search of Kuromitsu, he becomes entangled with the rebel Haniwa movement, thus becoming a target of the Red Imperial Army.
3. Asuka
October 21, 2008
Kuro awakes in the forest only to realize the entire world has changed. Upon entering a crumbled city in search of Kuromitsu, he becomes entangled with the rebel Haniwa movement, thus becoming a target of the Red Imperial Army.
2. Innenzuka
October 14, 2008
Kuro drinks the blood of the immortal Kuromitsu, but while their bloods mix and the power takes effect he is attacked by an evil enemy and another who who Kuro would never expect.
1. Adachigahara
October 7, 2008
While fleeing his brother's samurai, Kuro and Benke stumble upon a house deep in the mountains. The inhabitant is the beautiful and mysterious Kuromitsu. Kuro is enchanted by the solitary woman but she hides a very dark and bloody secret.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (509)