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From Yen Press:
Wending his way home after a bender one evening, master moocher and game programmer Keita Ibuki decides to satisfy a craving for ramen at a noodle stand. Instead of slurping soup, though, he surrenders his meal to a manic girl who, unbeknownst to Keita, is a Mototsumitama, a guardian of the coexistence equilibrium. When his new acquaintance is attacked, Keita gets caught in the crossfire and loses an arm. Awakening from the shock of his injury, Keita finds himself back in his apartment... arm intact! But just whose arm is it?! Asking the strange girl raiding his refrigerator reveals only that Keita's life has become a great deal more complicated.


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Associated Names
Черный Бог
Black God
Hắc Thần
Heuk Shin
Kuro Kami

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Latest Release(s)
v.16 c.115 by S2scans about 1 year ago
v.16 c.114 by S2scans over 2 years ago
v.16 c.112-113 by S2scans over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1,Chap 1
Ends at Alternate Ending

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (587 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 12th 2016, 6:51am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young GanGan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (19 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #487 increased(+239)
Monthly Pos #1122 increased(+274)
3 Month Pos #1678 increased(+220)
6 Month Pos #1978 increased(+72)
Year Pos #2033 increased(+14)

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Forum Posts
Manga Ending Spoilers over 4 years ago
Kurokami to End in 3 More Chapters over 5 years ago
Kurokami Anime Ending over 6 years ago
Black God: Question about manga licensing over 9 years ago
Black God (Kurokami) Getting an Anime!? over 9 years ago

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good stuff   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by gomting
March 23rd, 2008, 4:03pm
Great art and action. Interesting story and characters although they could feel cliched at times. After 1~2 volumes, it gets pretty addicting. I'm glad the author dropped "defense, offense, speed" lameness almost right away. This manga is a fun read.
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Alright, here we go   
Rating: N/A
by Dragoon119
October 10th, 2011, 8:51pm
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When I began reading the first book. I was not fully prepared for the dark nature of this series. After I had already adapted myself to the dark nature everything was fine and I found it to be very good and enjoyable. I like the deep plot and many underlying secrets that are revealed piece by piece if you keep reading. That's my style of manga, the romance tab helped too because with romance authors have and even greater amount of freedom and options to play with rather than countless action sequences and slap-stick comedy. The author somehow incorporated doppleganers, super-human's, secret organizations, special tribes, and a very good essence of realism into the characters themselves common in IM Dal-Young's many works like Onihime Vs, Unbalance X unbalance, and many others.

So many ask, with so many good points why did I not rate it a nine or at least eight? Well common in Im Dal Young's works is the hugely flawed main character of the male gender. Though most I can stand cause of their unique circumstances. This one however I diffinitely can not, he is so terribly bad that after nine chapters I can not stand it anymore and have to rant. The reasons the manga has been pulled down are:

1: Even though one goes through a tramatic exspirence. That gives no one the right to strangle a girl in bed with a dog collar.
2: After Keita admitted to PUSHING Kuro down three stories of stairs I almost dropped the manga for good but I tried my best I mean very best to endure, and read on.

3: After the fight with the Tribe in the begining Keita said HE will fight them off. Where the H*#! was he not just two minutes ago? Their was someone with a whip their he could 'scare off' but instead he hung outside the fight like a F@#!ing P*^sy. That irked me some and still I got through.

4: This one was the last straw after getting to Mikami's house. He pronounces he turned her into a "killing machine" What the hell does he think he is a dog trainer and Kuro a highly intellectual attack dog that acts on his commands?

I am giving this manga one last chance and only one before I drop it. If anybody else but Im Dal Young had wrote this I would have dropped it after three. But knowing Im Dal Young he has a strange way of making even the most unlike and hated male lead into a badass respectable character after a while. I true, truely hopes he works is magic here. Or this will become the first Im Dal Young manga I drop for a F***ing A**hole of a male lead.

WARNING FUTURE PERSPECTIVE READERS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE ALIKE: If you read this manga make very sure you are able seeing a women abused with little to no justification for it at all. I for one can not and am giving it my last try I wish you luck future readers and for those that like happy reading and wish you many more chapters.
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Black God   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Unrequited
December 26th, 2009, 1:20am
The series itself is pretty decent. The artwork is nice and there are no real problems with the pacing.

As for being unrealistic, I may agree to some extent. But compared to other series, (HSDK/R+V/etc, with their completely laughable discrepencies and stretches) this series manages to do alright.

While the male lead may not be the best, he's certainly not the worst. He also begins to progress as the story continues.

And as for being "abusive"... completely ridiculous. One-panel, transient, comic-bullying in no way qualifies as abuse. There's no real malice behind his actions, and to Kuro, even a punch from a regular human would be akin to a slap on the wrist. This abuse is comparable to Neuro's actions towards Yako. (Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro)
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
September 10th, 2008, 5:34pm
Ok, from the post below me and some others talk about this manga not being realistic, but something everyone should understand that this is a fantasy manhwa, there are barely realistic things that happen in fantasy mangas or manhwa, you don't see realistic stuff and you don't see the same in the fights. If you want to read something realistic go read something without fantasy or supernatural.

The action is awesome, some of the people who post here saying that the fights are boring and such are not reading the same manga i am reading, it great fun, the polt can use a little ironing out but all in all its good. Also the art is great, and possiblely you will find yourself going through evrey chapter quickly because you'll get sucked in from the begin. So i give full recommendation.
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
May 17th, 2010, 1:08am
It's decent, but not great. It's getting better as it goes because the protagonist becomes less insufferable, but as a whole it's not all that strong. Lots of cliche and it's a bit 'same-y'. It's rare that the outcome of something will be surprising. There are some cool ideas though, and the action is nice, but ... eh - when the outcome of the fight is pretty much foregone conclusion it gets a bit dull.

I think the main letdown is the characters. The villains are bland and from what we've seen of them, their motivations are lame. The protagonist is an unsympathetic dick, basically. Kuro and Akane are fairly one dimensional, though Kuro's enjoyable enough to watch.

Overall it comes out feeling like an inferior version of 3x3 Eyes, which it uses a lot of the same concepts as.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2010, 1:09am
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Worth a look.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by philip72
April 23rd, 2007, 3:27am
Fairly decent manhwa cum manga.
Nice art, the supporting characters are appealing and it has an interesting plot.
The one flaw in the series is the "everyman" male lead. He is arrogant, narcissistic, petulant, a user, and is physically violent towards the female lead for rather inane and minor violations of social conduct.
As the manhwa/manga progresses he does tone down slightly, but still remains emotionally unattractive and hard to identify with.

But in spite of the male lead, I still recommend reading the story as the other characters are attractive and the story and plot pacing are good.
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like it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
August 1st, 2010, 11:23am
the story is different from the anime version
just like the fate stay night manga it is different from anime version.

I already finish the anime version
and since the story somehow is different
I expect the ending is different or similar
to anime version but there are lots of twist
in this version even the enemies were kinda
powerful and the manga version is somehow
more detailed and cool!

yup love it to the point that
the anime version is nothing compared
to this since anime version is somehow
a bit short or force to be ended early.

but the manga has lots of potential
there is one character there that become
their ally although in anime she is just neutral!

at first the guy somehow started as a jerk but
then later he become more of a nice guy!
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Kuro: most adorable character in manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by coco_has_to_gogo
June 20th, 2009, 12:39pm
This is is one of my favorite mangas.

Despite the fact that this Manga has the most abusively-disgusting male lead; the female lead Kuro, is the most heartwarming adorable cutest character in Manga history. Her utter puppy-like cutest, is the heart of the manga, and way overshadows the abusive male-lead (who does get nicer, more vulnerable, and sympathetic as the manga goes on). You will root for Kuro, and cheers as she continuously get's cuter, stronger and closer to your heart.

ps: Lots of great mangas have an 'epic old man', this manga is no exception (the awesome Grandpa !)

ps, ps: Kuro is one of my favorite manga character's of allll time

Great Story, Great Fights, (an epic old man) Great Characters and Character Developments (Girl's will like this manga too!)

Final Word: CoCo (hearts) Kuro

... Last updated on June 20th, 2009, 1:34pm
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just keep reading   
Rating: N/A
by france
January 12th, 2009, 8:55pm
the manga is actually quite decent. art is mildly awesome and there is a moderately good plot. the main protagonist is faulty. at first he's a jerk, then he later develops a really bad mother complex. not the best character but after a while, he gets to be adequate and not so much useless. hes still a loser but it doesn't stop me from reading. anyways, id say overall, the manga deserves to be read but with patience for a developing story.
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nice work   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Blaha
February 27th, 2007, 2:26pm
Not bad piece of reading. You have some action, you have nice artwork..story also a little above average.
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