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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

Groups Scanlating
Black Wing
CaBa
Genesis
Imangascans
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Latest Release(s)
c.80 (end) by Imangascans & Black Wing (1269d ago)
c.79 by Imangascans & Black Wing (1298d ago)
c.78 by Imangascans & Black Wing (1333d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

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24 topics, 234 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1065 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
October 4th 2013, 9:39pm PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #386 increased(+50)
Monthly Pos #435 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #400 decreased(-39)
6 Month Pos #341 increased(+7)

List Stats
On 2775 reading lists
On 1254 wish lists
On 1953 completed lists
On 206 unfinished lists
On 373 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Kurohime Ending (Spoilers) 512 days, 14 hours, 2 minutes ago
Is Viz discontinuing Kurohime?? 535 days, 3 hours, 32 minutes ago
What chapter was that...? 1161 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes ago
chapter 78 1330 days, 1 hours, 49 minutes ago
After the first arc??? (spoiler) 1382 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes ago

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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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What happened?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
February 8th, 2011, 3:23am
The story starts off good and then comes the time travelling which drones on and on. Yeah I know that major background plot is revealed in the time travel arc but it was so tedious to get through it. And why are these recent chapters only 22 pages long? That's almost as ridiculous for a monthly comic as Sekirei's measly 16 pages or so. I'm still gonna retain my 9/10 rating for this manga for the moment, but I'm so tempted to drop the rating a few points.
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Epic   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by panos
December 9th, 2010, 3:03am
For all those who have misjudged this manga,please read all the story and then make a comment.Every arc had it's meaning.The story started slowly but all are connected in the later chapters.It has the most similarities to Berserk than any manga i have read toned down a bit.
If you are even bored to read the next chapters then there is a synopsis on Wikipedia,so maybe after reading it you may continue with the story.
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Very good chapter. :)   
Rating: N/A
by Dahliane
November 12th, 2010, 10:09am
I actually really like this manga. And I just finished the first arc. All I can say is... THAT FRIGGIN'... FRIGGIN'... FIRST ARC ENDING MADE ME CRY... uuuu~*sniff* *sniff*... :'-(

And I am going to continue reading this manga. And I am GLAD that the mangaka continued this. Thank goodness. biggrin I really adore Kurohime and Zero's love. I want to see more! Hahaha.

And even if it's still not finish, I hope this won't have a sad ending! I fell in love with the manga already for it to have a sad ending! Grar. Hahaha. And I wish it's Hime and Zero. Man. <3 <3 <3
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greatness gone to shit   
Rating: N/A
by nemesis
July 21st, 2010, 1:46am
this manga has gone to absolute shit...
the 1st ark was great and should have been ended there but no...the mangaka screwed the manga by not ending it..

IMHO read the 1st ark then drop it....do not read the rest as its not worth it
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Good start average continuation.   
Rating: N/A
by fr33noob
May 19th, 2010, 3:27pm
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sorry....i lost interest in this. The way they axed one of the main protagonists wasn't to my liking.
He dissapeared for the rest of the show after chapter 10 or so?...It was also quite patronising to see someone else try and take his position on top of that.
Bleh, the main lead changed into this girly person who is in touch with her emotions? Thats not why i started reading, I didn't want to see that till the very end or for a very long time.

Just bad charactor change..And then axe a charactor who just made his name...Bleh.
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Silly   
Rating: N/A
by animus
May 19th, 2010, 9:34am
First arc was meh, the Zero arc was the only good arc. The rest after that is utterly contrived, bull shit that really makes you understand that the mangaka has no idea about what the hell he's doing.
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Tired of it   
Rating: N/A
by KLGChaos
May 15th, 2010, 6:16am
This manga was once great. I loved it. Then the past arc came.... long, convoluted and detrimental to the story (the original purpose for her going back there was pretty much forgotten as she doted on Rei and ignored Zero, the guy she supposedly loved). Then, when the end of the arc came, we find out some horrible news (to me anyway) that completely ruined any interest in the manga, making me drop it. I give it a 5/10 because the beginning up through the Shinigami arc it was REALLY good. Then it got REALLY bad, so it evens out. I'll never finish it, though.
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Black Princess   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by hamburgers
February 3rd, 2010, 4:59pm
As others have stated, the story is a convoluted one, but when it comes down to it, Kurohime is a tragic tale of romance and fantasy that is definitely worth a read. The artwork does indeed improve over time, the bad guys are easy to hate, the story will keep you wanting more, and Kurohime is just gorgeous. There's a fair bit of nudity, this being an ecchi work, but in the case of some things, such as one of the 'gods' found in the more recent chapters, it can be grotesque.
It becomes a heart-wrenching romantic tale in which Kurohime encounters tragedy after tragedy, so its a difficult read for the weak of heart (such as myself), and is actually somewhat depressing.
I would definitely recommend this to any and all readers, males and females alike.

Upon finishing the series I realize that the plot was dragged on unnecessarily and the plot cluttered, as others have noted, and the ending was just terrible. Would def reread for the first arc, however.

... Last updated on April 11th, 2014, 11:36am
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nice ^-^   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
January 28th, 2010, 8:11pm
I wonder what will unfold
the love story and the action
I suspect that zero is actually rei just pretending
to be like his brother since the boy from the beginning
loses hope lokes like rei and he was save by kurohime
I really wanted to see the ending

seriously! I love zero and kurohime
I wonder when it will go back to the same
relationship.

both sacrifice life and memories
life and memories is almost
equal, memories is as important
as life for lovers and I always
wanted them to be happy ^-^

yeah great manga it makes
me cry and laugh!
funny yet sacrificing.

it pisses me off those
pagan gods and goddesses
who always obstruct their
love.

darn I wanna hit them with
nuclear lol yeah I really hit them
those bad guys it is normal right?
will let love succeed!

... Last updated on January 28th, 2010, 8:15pm
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