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Kurenai Shinkurou, a 16-year-old dispute mediator, is one day approached by the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family asking him to be her bodyguard.


Related Series
Kure-nai (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names

紅 kure-nai
Deep Red Crimson

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.52 (end) by Shoujo Sense (590d ago)
v.10 c.51 by Shoujo Sense (591d ago)
v.10 c.50 by Shoujo Sense (595d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Ch. 8
Ends at Ch. 17

User Reviews

4 topics, 33 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (558 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 17th 2013, 9:37am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #668 increased(+249)
Monthly Pos #1329 increased(+50)
3 Month Pos #1505 decreased(-262)
6 Month Pos #1297 decreased(-146)

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On 2590 reading lists
On 1171 wish lists
On 819 completed lists
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Kurenai Manga Ends 918 days, 10 hours, 8 minutes ago
Kure-nai Manga's 6th Volume to Bundle Anime in December 1628 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes ago
Kure-nai Manga's 5th Volume to Bundle Anime in July 1782 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes ago
Is it just me or is it kinda loli 2213 days, 16 hours, 46 minutes ago

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Hmmm... I dont know   
Rating: N/A
by Laclongquan
April 10th, 2008, 9:54am
The art is good. And the characters are quite numerous...


The first 5 chapters are a bit strange in translation. I dont think it's the ability of translator (it's quite possible, of course) but the original manga lines are strange themselves.

All in all it worth paying attention too.
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Have Potiential to be good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by artiski
March 19th, 2008, 8:02pm
In my opinon this manga is going to be one of the best of this year. Its got almost everything i wanted a manga to have biggrin. Anyway the characters are all interesting, especially the little girl. So innocent asking about 3P and lolicon. Can't wait to find out how they got engaged. biggrin
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The anime was good, the manga is better   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FullArmageddon
July 27th, 2010, 8:23pm
I liked the anime, but I like the manga much better. Some people say they don't care for the art style, but I actually prefer it to the anime, especially Murasaki's character design. A lot of the anime was filler (musical episode :/ ) and slice of life, so if you prefer slice of life, watch the anime. If you prefer numerous plot arcs and a good amount of action, read the manga.

... Last updated on July 27th, 2010, 8:34pm
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manga version   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hammertalkers
October 5th, 2009, 11:43pm
I find the manga to be much superior than the anime in terms of plot expanation and narration/storytelling, but less of the slice-n-life feeling to it.

The art style is different, but the sharp contrast really grows in you.

Both the manga and anime are done well, it just depends on your preferences.
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Wish i had a sister like that...... @_@   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shmigelpuf
May 30th, 2010, 4:35pm
Kure-nai is really outstanding. the story is good, but what really made me interested was the character development between each person. . i like the relationship between shinkuro and murasaki, more like a brother and sister feel than a pedo. . murasaki is so cute! wish i had a little sister like that. . anyway its a good read, there are a bit of chapters released so far 30. i hape they continue to keep the story intact. . so i recommend that you try and read it! its fun and not overly dramatic. .

... Last updated on June 8th, 2010, 3:41am
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Similar to   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Inclaire
April 9th, 2012, 3:16pm
This manga reminds me a lot of Pandora Hearts, Murasaki not only looks but acts like Alice from PH as well. And both protagnists in Kure-nai and PH have some type of issue with themselves, Oz and Shinkurou.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cone1234
October 21st, 2009, 10:20pm
This is excellent one of my faverates the comedy is great the story is intriguing and keeps you coming back for more and the art is well don't.

Also the anime was crap not very good at all would advice giving it a miss but the manga is brilliant and would advise reading it.
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Rating: N/A
by Dante00
May 6th, 2009, 12:27am
The story is great, and the story is much more interesting then the anime. Also the manga was started first before the anime. I was confused as hell when the anime first came out after reading chapters of the anime, because I did not know it was a prequel.
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Cool Harem   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkry
April 12th, 2011, 11:31am
I really really LOVE this
Eventhough harem is one of the genre, since I don't like harem genre, but doesn't like others with the same genre, I thought the male protagonist in this series (Shinkurou) was a bit different, because IMO, it's a bit clear that the one he most adores was Murasaki. And I like Murasaki's strong character. Oh, and every girl in this story is really really cool...
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Knightzomegaz
December 6th, 2013, 8:43am
I dropped this manga after chapter 14..
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
cause, I was like, "what the hell", shinkurou was a freaking bull, he's always so drawn to self pity.
So slow to even react when murasaki was being beaten(he even call himself a bodyguard), he was even saying, "what did this guy just do? ". Don't you have freaking eyes, he's beating murasaki for god's sake.
Couldn't even retaliate there and was defeated with only a single blow, tch tch..

Can somebody please give me a good reason to read this manga again..

I liked the art though

... Last updated on December 6th, 2013, 8:45am
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