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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 (2843d ago)
v.9 by Izumo no Ryuu (2878d ago)
v.8 c.32-34 by Izumo no Ryuu (2957d 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 (469 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 2nd 2014, 4:12pm 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 #653 increased(+204)
Monthly Pos #1152 increased(+104)
3 Month Pos #1248 increased(+84)
6 Month Pos #1318 increased(+77)

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On 616 reading lists
On 911 wish lists
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Good but...   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
April 15th, 2007, 10:34am
It's good, really... very interesting concept and story. Although very very confusing at times (makes it lose some points for me), and the fact that I don't usually like post-apocalyptic stuff doesn't help.
But if you like this kind of stuff, you're probably really going to enjoy this manga. So I'd recommend it to you. As for me, I would have loved to read more about their pre-disaster lives. If they ever make a prequel to this, it would be totally awesome.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
March 13th, 2006, 2:14am
Very interesting, though a bit confusing at beginineg.

Anyway try it :)
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Lacks depth   
Rating: N/A
by knockoutmice
May 13th, 2013, 2:18pm
This story lacks depth and most of the ideas have been expressed by other authors. It has nothing to do with Yoshitsune just that it borrows his name to popularize this work. The characters almost all look the same except with different hair styles. Alot of the scenes are unnecessary and just feel like fillers to me. But some of the action scenes are just amazing.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The story begins with the hero escaping and hiding in a vampire's house from his enemies. Soon they fell in love and she turns him. However before his transformation was complete, his head was cut off. In order to save his life, she took his head and placed it on someone else's body. And every 100 years or so, this mortal body would weaken and he would need a new one. But in doing so, he looses his memory and personality.

Overall, aside from the action arts, this serie is disappointing as the idea of imortality keeps changing.
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In the beginning, it states that they need to exchange blood, but towards the end, only drinking a drop of vampire blood would suffice to gain imortality. And there doesn't seem to be any down falls to becomming a vampire, so why not share it with everyone? Also at some point, the hero wants to die, all he had to do was stop drinking blood, yet he continues to drink it with no remorse.

Ideas are thrown in with no development or that its altered as the story progresses. Rules of imortality transformation applies differently to different characters just to fuel the story. Well I guess I'm just reading too much into this.
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the artist...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bookawkee!
December 19th, 2012, 5:24am
damn. although sometimes the artwork was a bit odd and reminiscent of capcom character designs i still liked it.
really sad that no one has scanned any of his other works.
hint frikkin hint
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Enjoyed it   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
October 18th, 2008, 6:42pm
I pretty muched enjoyed this with its unquie story line, intruging yet blood thirsty charaters and pretty good art. But, there was some things that annoyed me as well, like the jumping back in and out though time without a full explanation of how they would deal with that timeline.

The ending was decent (loved the twist in the end), considering the fact that the story it actually really complete. If you like lots of blood, gore, nudity and awesome charaters that draw you in, you can't afford to not read.
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Very good manga indeed!   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 3rd, 2006, 7:57am
I want it more!
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i loooooooooove it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emihneleh
April 15th, 2007, 2:13am
action, adventure, betrayal, and a love that crosses centuries........ my kind of story. the art is amazing, storyline never lacking, and action stimulating. i agree that it gets confusing here and there. but it straightens out in the end. I hope there's a sequel!!!

... Last updated on April 15th, 2007, 10:25am
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And be there more   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 26th, 2005, 12:01pm
Now there's 8 ^-^
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borrowed charaters   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by enigman
July 12th, 2007, 7:28am
This is very nice at first, but at the end, several characters were borrowed from Final Fantasy7(Cloud and Buster sword,even building) and HellBoy...

Well, it was nice anyway
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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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