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Mahou Tsukai Kurohime  
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Description
A young boy is saved by a mysterious gunfighter who uses magical bullets. She is the greatest magician in the world but disappears shortly after saving him. Having fallen in love with her, he trains to become a gun fighter and ten years later, his search comes to an end but his adventure has just begun. Kurohime is a buxom witch with the power to control magical guns. She once made the mistake of challenging the gods and was cursed for her foolishness! Transformed into a little girl named Himeko, she can only regain her former body and powers when she falls in love. But finding love in a world fraught with evil is no easy task.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Курохиме
魔炮使者黑姬
魔砲使い黒姫
Black Princess
Kurohimé
Kurohime
Magical Gunslinger Kurohime
Mahoutsukai Kurohime

Groups Scanlating
Black Wing
CaBa
Genesis
Imangascans
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Latest Release(s)
c.80 (end) by Imangascans & Black Wing (2029d ago)
c.79 by Imangascans & Black Wing (2059d ago)
c.78 by Imangascans & Black Wing (2094d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

Forum
24 topics, 234 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1108 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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Last Updated
February 1st 2016, 5:53pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #482 increased(+95)
Monthly Pos #652 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #683 increased(+12)
6 Month Pos #698 decreased(-52)

List Stats
On 2780 reading lists
On 1340 wish lists
On 2139 completed lists
On 220 unfinished lists
On 432 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Kurohime Ending (Spoilers) 1273 days, 5 hours, 35 minutes ago
Is Viz discontinuing Kurohime?? 1295 days, 19 hours, 4 minutes ago
What chapter was that...? 1922 days, 6 hours, 49 minutes ago
chapter 78 2090 days, 17 hours, 21 minutes ago
After the first arc??? (spoiler) 2142 days, 23 hours, 2 minutes ago

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Slowly won me over and then jumped the shark...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by MasterBlaster4000
June 19th, 2012, 11:16pm
Unfortunately, I have to completely agree with poiso (the reviewer below me).

At first I thought this was going to be a very generic manga: pure-hearted boy and tsundere girl fighting evil. But thanks to this duo, their relationship, the emotions, the great artwork, really great design of monsters/gods and the action, I grew a strong liking to this manga.

...But then at one point, I just felt like they were just procrastinating and procrastinating the ending, adding unecessary elements that felt crowbarred in, unimportant stories - especially about other couples, plot elements I hated, and at one point I even felt like they overused the cute-girl-cries schtick.

Really great first arc, but unfortunately very dissappointing after that, in my opinion.

... Last updated on June 19th, 2012, 11:23pm
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Eye-candy shounen a seinen fan can enjoy   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lomegil
February 22nd, 2011, 9:09am
I'm a seinen guy, with ever less tolerance for normal shounen – the worldview too simple and the behavior too overblown and unrealistic to me – but Kurohime I enjoyed, with some reservations. The author knows how to balance pomp with humor, the story is actually moving somewhere, things happen to characters, which themselves are pretty well fleshed-out, and there is plenty of emotions not limited to the goddam “aren’t we nakama!!!111” thing (it has a romance-driven storyline, for one) – all of which is to say the negative parts aren't as bad as they could be.

Meanwhile, the manga has some huge selling points, and if one - abundance of very attractive female characters (aw, come on) - is easy to come by (tho' not as easy as it may seem), the other's more unusual, being is the mangaka's rampant visual imagination. I'm not a visuals guy, art is secondary to chars and narrative to me, but here, every second page is a threat to savor, offering a slew of images that are nothing if not archetypal – giant gods carrying the Moon, walking mountains, stainless steel dragons, stylizations for Mesopotamian frescoes and more in that vein. Others have noted the story is pretty generic, which is true – still plenty of fights for fights’ sake, shark-jumping and good ol’ formulas, esp. later on – but I’d say much of the effort simply went into the art instead, and most wasn’t wasted. All in all, not cliche-free, but lively, dramatic, dynamic and visually stunning, and so (possibly) worth the attention even if you don’t normally go for this genre. For the shounen world, of course, a gem.

... Last updated on February 22nd, 2011, 11:12am
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great series   
Rating: N/A
by SamuraiX
December 24th, 2009, 10:50pm
this series has a great blend of action, romance, and comedy. 1st couple arcs were kinda boring. But when the series goes into Zero's Arc, it's awesome. People should really pick up this series especially when u dropped it because it is a great series after a couple volumes.
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Time will tell   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Juneau
June 5th, 2007, 11:43am
While it is repetative, for me it's not at a point where that is annoying yet. The art is cute and Kurohimé isn't some stereotypically unorigional female lead. If the plot just keeps repeating then I'll probally be lowering my rating, but I can only hope it's building up to a big contrast or something, we'll see.

"nothing short of a god-like main female lead,"
That's kinda the point of the story, no? ;P
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No regrets ~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by craftjade
December 1st, 2011, 6:28am
I took my time pondering if I should read this series or not. Oh boy, I'm glad I did read it through. I don't regret it at all. Even though there's up & down ( well in most other mangas too) but this series is damn solid for me and satisfying. It really bring a whole lot of different emotion in me lol. Anyways, just give it a try and read it. It's either you love it or hate it ! Well for me it's a love & hate relationship haha. Now it's time to look for another series similar as this (I hope).

... Last updated on December 1st, 2011, 6:30am
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Nice End but Too Many Plotholes   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
March 10th, 2011, 1:35pm
Truthfully, I didn't expect this manga to end this early since I was waiting on some of the plotholes to be filled up and more action for a least a few more volumes. Anyway, this was a great manga overrall as the story and characters was interesting and very refreshing. My compliments to the author doing a great job with this manga.
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It started out boring, but actually a good read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by torrentchan
March 8th, 2011, 1:09pm
Read the whole 18 vols in 1 sitting. I feel like it dragged on and the ending seemed kinda rushed, but a interesting and unique read indeed.

The romance developed too quickly, having Kurohime find love and becomes all lovely dovey seems questionable. But it is still good and throughout the whole read there are romance, humour, light heartedness, seriousness, development, twists, fantasy, and more. Though the time travelling? Hmmmmm.

A recommended read!

... Last updated on March 8th, 2011, 1:10pm
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Unexpected...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by InsaneFella
March 7th, 2011, 12:05pm
I've just finished this manga, and what can I say...1st arc and/or 2nd was rather good, but after that it's like I was reading different manga. Well, before picking up this manga, I wasn't expecting a lot from it, I just thought it'd be nice to read something light and easy (shounen, romance, ecchi...;d), but it was beyond my expections and like I mentioned, first few arcs were really good...
And thus comes the sad part...ending or like last quarter of this manga. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say...It's so ridiculous and silly. Feels like somebody forced mangaka to destroy all the effort that's been put into this manga...It's really sad to see yet another manga with
some potential being ruined like that...
I'd give this manga 5, but let's just pretend that it wasn't ruined and all of its potential was used.
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Good but...   
Rating: 7.4 / 10.0
by booknik
March 7th, 2011, 11:31am
The art and story are pretty good, but there are some plot holes and other oddball issues. Don't think too much about the plot after the first arc and just enjoy the story, that's all I can warn without spoilers.
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Almost awesome...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Syaoran05
April 12th, 2011, 7:07am
This manga started out as one of the best things I had ever read. The first ark was amazing and the beginning of the second ark was still great. But then all of a sudden the story just starts to take a dive once they get to time travel. It's almost like someone else entirely wrote it. If I had known the second arc would've ended like that I'd have just stuck with the first arc. I do suggest reading it, but well just don't expect much from the end.
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