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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.


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Latest Release(s)
v.10 (end) by Izumo no Ryuu (2725d ago)
v.9 by Izumo no Ryuu (2760d ago)
v.8 c.32-34 by Izumo no Ryuu (2839d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (462 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 30th 2014, 5:30pm PST



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

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #742 increased(+111)
Monthly Pos #1112 increased(+194)
3 Month Pos #1382 decreased(-41)
6 Month Pos #1395 decreased(-94)

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On 608 reading lists
On 896 wish lists
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a good mix   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
March 27th, 2007, 8:53am
This is one of the few manga I have read, that I actually want to re-read. It also happened far more often that usually, that I was reading the chapter multiple times. You tend to miss the details which are important.
Anyway, I would recommend it to you. Nudity and blabla.. Well, everything actually fits together. After a manga like this one, you realize what shounen is and that Kurozuka isn't. smile
Is not for impatient and straight forward readers.

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its good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by newbie56k
December 23rd, 2006, 12:36am
yea lots of frontal nudity, but overall its a good manga with lots of action. i really want to see more of the love relationship between kuromitsu and kurou. the first and second volume are the best so far. so far its really good.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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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i've read 6 volumes   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 14th, 2006, 6:15am
slow in the begining and quite boring but after it become similar to Blame or Noise. Not very strong though...Very good manga
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bloody good stuff   
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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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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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Very good manga indeed!   
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by Anonymous
July 3rd, 2006, 7:57am
I want it more!
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good stuff   
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by Anonymous
June 21st, 2006, 11:21pm
highly enjoyable manga. a bit slow at times but then that goes for most mangas imo.
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by Anonymous
March 13th, 2006, 2:14am
Very interesting, though a bit confusing at beginineg.

Anyway try it :)
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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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