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Kurozuka  
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Description
From Izumo no Ryuu:

A tale of obsessive love and constant pursuit, told over a 1000 years.

Escaping from a brother who had just ascended the throne, Yoshitsune, along with his servant, comes across a house in the middle of a desolate mountain. Oddly enough, only a young woman lives there, who seems to possess a very dark and ominous past.

This long journey of more than a thousand years focuses on our main protagonist Kurou. It can be somewhat confusing at the beginning, but once you understand the plot this story can be quite entertaining.

The main thrust of the story goes like this: Kurou meets a beautiful woman by the name of Kuromitsu, and begins a relationship which transcends life and memory. Kurozuka tells the tale of a journey undertaken by immortals, and those who chase after immortality.

The majority of this story takes place many centuries in the future, after Kurou has been separated from Kuromitsu. Having lost almost all of his memories, Kurou seeks to understand why he cannot die, to rediscover his identity, and to find the woman that haunts his dreams.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
KUROZUKA-黒塚

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 (end) by Izumo no Ryuu (2782d ago)
v.9 by Izumo no Ryuu (2817d ago)
v.8 c.32-34 by Izumo no Ryuu (2896d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (alternative plot and ending)

User Reviews
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Forum
2 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (467 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
10
 16% (75 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
 9% (42 votes)
5+
 4% (17 votes)
4+
 2% (8 votes)
3+
 1% (4 votes)
2+
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1+
 2% (9 votes)

Last Updated
October 2nd 2014, 4:12pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Oh Super Jump (Shueisha)
Super Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #569 increased(+215)
Monthly Pos #1202 increased(+105)
3 Month Pos #1323 increased(+89)
6 Month Pos #1411 decreased(-110)

List Stats
On 610 reading lists
On 904 wish lists
On 1284 completed lists
On 98 unfinished lists
On 259 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Koruzuka Anime.... 11.10.2008 2151 days, 13 hours, 47 minutes ago
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super complex   
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by destati
June 22nd, 2008, 1:24am
If you don't pay attention to the story, the dialog, the art.. you can get lost very quickly and find yourself confused, especially since (if memory serves me right) it *jumps* a lot through time and pulls a lot of that "it was all a dream" thing. But that's what makes this series so hard to follow: half of the time, you don't know what you're reading. Well, that doesn't take away anything.

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2008, 1:25am
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bloody good stuff   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 6th, 2006, 2:47pm
I'm not into blood and gore, however this manga is an exception. perhaps because there is a sort of romance behind the story. definately a must read.
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Kurozuka   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by PROWER
December 3rd, 2006, 10:57am
great manga.

Somewhat a mix of blade of the immortal, blame, with vampire stuff.

Little confusing on the start, but gets better after.

... Last updated on December 10th, 2006, 6:24pm
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interesting   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 6th, 2006, 2:44am
very nice and bloody I haven't gone through a lot.. but I still think you should read it.. very gory and explicit.. so don't go crying if you don't like it.. very interesting thing about vampires back in the day..

also the romance being in this kind of story is a bit odd..
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not so bad   
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by Anonymous
February 1st, 2006, 4:27pm
A promising if a bit strange manga about vampires (no, really). It's a bit slow (after 4 volumes not much has happened) and quite explicit.
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Very under-rated manga   
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by metamike
August 26th, 2008, 2:03pm
Most likely because the nudity/violence meter goes above even Gantz now and then, but still, sad to see that a manga as amazing as this isn't that widely known.

Ending was amazing, it made you happy...in a sublime and non-direct sense.
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...   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
October 23rd, 2005, 6:32pm
this manga really make me get headache at first 2 volume
but it turn out it better in later volume (vol 3 now)
i hope i can get constant release for this manga
just try it..
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Good Manga / Unexpressed potentialities   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by darkgenio
June 27th, 2011, 1:49pm
I have to agree with Aikanaro, although I am much less severe. The manga has many defects, the biggest being that characters and plot are not developed enough (apart from some unnecessary fanservice). It gives you the feeling of unexpressed potentialities, it seems a series that was thought to run for more than 20 volumes, but that for a reason or another was compressed in ten.

Nevertheless, I thought that Kurozuka was a beatiful Manga. The plot was not confused in my opinion, but it requires a higher level of attention. Artwork is also outstanding, and some of the characters are deeply fascinating.
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pretty bland seinen-fighting manga   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
February 18th, 2011, 12:26am
I didn't think it was very good. The first few volumes are just confusing in how they jump around, and the rest of the story when it settles down wasn't something that needed to be told. There were some interesting elements, but most of it fell into boofhead-seinen-action-story mode. There's not a lot of substance in the main part of the story - just a lot of fighting and running.

Which is a shame, because there's potential for substance. The premise has room for it, and most of the characters have potential for doing interesting things. Mostly they don't though. It's like they fight just because that's what happens in these kinds of stories.

The actual structure of the story is a bit of a mess as well. There are plot threads and characters that are introduced and then are quickly forgotten or never amount to anything. Was there any point to the loli, or was she just there because all seinen action series need one?

If you like stories about superhumans fighting each other with swords, this is for you. There's only slightly more substance than that, and none of it gets well developed.
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Lol what was that ending?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Mushu
November 21st, 2010, 6:02pm
The only thing you can think after reading this is:

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It's a small world after all!


Seriously though, I would recommend reading this to anyone who wants a well-written DEEP story. This is like no other manga out there, and the ending spurs many "wtf just happened!!?!?!?" moments for weeks on end. Only reason I can't see this manga as being a largely discussed one is that the art is very dark, it's not mainstream, not that I'm complaining.
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