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Koori no Mamono no Monogatari  
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From Storm in Heaven and one of their legacy groups, Bamboo Feathers:

Deep in a cave lies a demon trapped in ice who will eat any human who dares enter. The demon, Blood, waits for the human who will cry the purest tears, for the gem formed from those tears will break the spell that binds him.

One day, a young man named Ishuca appears in the caveā€”and knowing that his weak heart will not last long, he has come to die. Touched by Ishuca's gentle nature, Blood gradually begins to change from the cruel, ice-cold demon he once was.

Note that the artbook contains a new Koori short story.


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Associated Names
The Ice-Cold Demon's Tale
Truyền thuyết băng quỷ

Groups Scanlating
Amato Empire
Bamboo Feathers
Essence of Purity
Game Over or Continue

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by Amato Empire 4 months ago
c.artbook by Bamboo Feathers about 1 year ago
v.24 c.3 (end) by Bamboo Feathers over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
14 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (562 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 6th 2017, 12:08pm PST



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Ichiraci (Tousuisha)
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Racish (Tousuisha)

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6 Month Pos #798 increased(+28)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shouichi
June 20th, 2013, 6:53am
Seriously. This is the best shonen ai ever. I'm not a big fan of shonen ai as I'm more into yaoi. But I can say this story is much much better than many shonen ai & Yaoi I've ever read. I love Silver Diamond too. Really love. But the story on Koori no mamono was much deeper, and darker, and more shonen ai than SD (Since it's obviously they're love each other...and there're kissing scene) LoL. The story much much more interesting after they introduced the main villain (I think it's around vol 8 or 9)

The art became much better & gorgeous on each volumes. There are Characters development; such as from an innocent guy into a mature one. The relationship between the demon and the human was soooooo sweet!!!! I'm melting! The story wasn't that cheap!!! seriously. The main theme of this title was about their relationship, but it was packed completely with an adventure, action, drama, humor (not as much as silver diamond) that mixed into an interesting story. So you won't feel bored reading it.

I don't know if both of them are lovers or not.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
But in the end they're living together and claimed that they're love each other
. The funny thing is...early volumes you will get a few of kissing scene. But in the middle till the end, you won't get any - except for the kissing scene that sensei didn't completely draw and the scene of sucking blood from the neck (That I imagine as sexy scene. LoL). I think because the magazine changed from shonen ai magz into shoujo magz. Damn.

I love Blood. He's sooo sexy and gorgeous..and over protective. I always think that he's one sided love as Ishuca is a lil bit.. moron xD

highly recommended for those who love bromance, shonen ai, or yaoi.

... Last updated on June 20th, 2013, 6:56am
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My favorite BL series <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gloomy_gloo
August 22nd, 2009, 12:23am
Out of the hundreds of BL manga I've read so far, Koori no Mamono no Monogatari is my absolute favorite. I love everything about it - plot, characters, relationship developments, art, etc. - it is a truly touching series that has made me tear up more than once while I was reading (and re-reading) it.

With that said, I've to admit that my first impression of Koori wasn't good at all. The quality of the 1st volume scanlation was poor, and the artwork as well as plot at the beginning were extremely ordinary, so I thought about either just skimming through the series or dropping it altogether.

However, everything improves with each volume and the story really comes together. Perhaps what I love most about this series is that nothing about it is over-dramatic; it stays real while working with the complications of human emotions and human nature. While I consider Koori a fairytale, and it has its fair share of comedic moments, it also has enough angst to satisfy an angst-lover like me.

To make a long comment short, I strongly, strongly recommend this series!

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2009, 12:32pm
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O 3O   
Rating: N/A
by roboslant
May 14th, 2010, 12:43pm
The last time I read Koori no Mamono no Monogatari was when there was only about four or five volumes scanlated, and recently I decided to reread the manga and catch up with it. If you haven't been keeping up with the series (or if you haven't been able to get past the first seven volumes) READ IT.

Like mentioned in a previous comment, the plot doesn't start to get intense until about volume 9.

Anyways, I love this series, just as I love Silver Diamond. Light BL, deep character bonds with each other, etc.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chetza
September 29th, 2009, 10:26pm
Is my top shonen ai, my fovorite, i loved it, specially Wild and Rapunzel arc.

This manga is AMAZING! if you havent read it, i dont know what are you waiting for!

PLOT = 5/5
ART = 3/3

I LOVED IT!!! and am waiting for more.
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Loved it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emeraldglass
June 23rd, 2009, 1:42am
The best shounen ai since 'Sono Yubi Dake ga Shitteiru' (ok KnMnM technically came out before that) trust me i've read hundreds of yaoi/shounen-ai by now. At first the 24 volumns were a bit daunting, i didn't think it would would've held my interest for more than a volume or two (blame the short attention span) but i got through all 24 volumes within just a week.
The art was gorgeous and the story was even more so. Although the BL content was light, the love and respect that the main chartacters had for each other was conveyed beautifully.
Highly recommended!
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Koori no Mamono no Monogatari   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by NightSwan
October 27th, 2007, 9:51am
Nice plot, and hmm reseonble art I guesse.
It has its stupid moment like "somebody figures out something and then that somebody says it to him/herself"
But there are really cute moment^^ Don't know if it will be considered as a spoiler, even so, a minor one so..Posible Spoiler ahed>>

Spoiler (highlight to view)
when Blood kissed Ishuca in front of Cain while Ishuca was wearing an amulet, so CUTE^^.

The translations and scans of the first and second volumes are a little crappy... grammer mistakes and low quality scans... (well, I guesse there are people that know english as a forgin language worse than me^^)

It's realy predictable though... In the part with the lake demon in volume 3,
I understood who that girl was when Ishuca went to hom.
It's still nice nontheless^^

[edit by mod]

... Last updated on October 27th, 2007, 1:15pm
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One Of The Best Shounen-Ai   
Rating: N/A
by Aerika
February 24th, 2017, 5:26pm
It's funny how there's always one idiot in the comments section who didn't bother reading the genres and seeing if it's to their tastes before reading. So for the sake of those still on the fence, I'll lay it out for you.

Please note that this is not Bara. Nor is it a complicated melodrama with cheating and abuse. This is a fantasy manga with a sweet, youthful romance. The characters are all well fleshed out with thier own strengths and weaknesses. The art is gorgeous. The universe is well made and complex. Characters with different power levels shift and change so we see more of their strengths, so if you're reading the first volume and think you have them pinned, you don't. This is a manga with actual character development (I know, it's hard to remember such things exist). At the same time, it doesn't overreach. There was never a point where I struggled to keep up with the characters I was being introduced to or the direction of the plot. It flowed beautifully, none of that choppiness long manga have a tendency to suffer from.

The one downside would actually have been a deal-breaker for me if it had been mentioned beforehand but in the end, wasn't as disappointing as the ending of a similar manga 'Silver Diamond'. I'll place it under a spoiler so you can decide if you would rather be pre-warned or just enjoy the experience.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
This is shounen-ai light. Where they basically pledge SUPREME AND EVERLASTING BIG LOVE. But don't do much else. I personally get really frustrated when I feel a romance is being half-arsed and such a warning would have me running away. But in this case I was satisfied enough with how things went.

What it doesn't lack is depth. I struggle to believe the commenter who said that actually read the series at all. Or perhaps they just accepted everything at face value without considering established canon. Whatever the case, it's a real diservice to make such a baseless slur.

That said, the romance is sweet.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The kind where no matter what happens the couple is going to always come together

The couples have their trials and preassures. They have histories that impact their lives. But it still, always, remains sweet. Don't go into this expecting the kind of relationship drama that makes you hate the leads. Go into this taking it as it is, a sweet and idealistic romance. Again, this is a fantasy.

So if you're deciding whether or not to read this I'll say it this way: Do you like fairytales? Much like Silver Diamond, this is a fairytale. And while that doesn't suit everyone's tastes, it is not a flaw in the series that makes it unsuitable. It is simply, your tastes. I personally love fairytales, I love fantasy. And this is why I love reading.

If you've enjoyed Silver Diamond, whether to read this or not should be a no-brainer. They are of similar ilk.

But please don't fault the manga for not being customized to your personal tastes. It makes you look like an idiot. If you didn't enjoy it, say so. But make it clear what is a failing of the manga and what is you.

This is in my top 5 shounen-ai series. It's not the best there ever was but it's up there. I would definitely recommend giving it a go.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 1ella2
April 28th, 2011, 5:12pm
I first saw this manga about a year ago and I didn't bother reading it (don't rem why), BUTTT man do I regret it!!
I ended up picking it up because I'm a huge fan of silver diamond (balls to tokyopop) and now the author is also on my favs list smile
ITS one of the best series ever and im very happy that Storm In Heaven picked it back up (Thanks guys). I ended up reading through to vol 13 in one night!! I cant wait for the next release (man the story is intense at the moment!!! ) ,

>So yh READ THIS SERIES! u wont regret it!!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asrodeia
October 8th, 2012, 5:29pm
you mean
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
between Rapunzel and Wild, right?

Anyway, I really like this series, and can't wait for it to be licensed so I can own it!
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Rating: N/A
by Lucky-chan
June 4th, 2011, 7:43pm
I had just started this series yesterday and finished all of it (including all volumes) in one day. This manga is so funny and is quite creative. It has it's sweet, funny, and painful moments, and the bond between Blood and Ishuca is impenetrable. They went through so much and only until the end of the manga did they finally find some peace. The art wasn't that appealing at the beginning, but as you continue to read, the art gradually becomes REALLY eye-catching. I always respond with giggles and "OMG, bishies". It's one of those long shounen-ai, but it's worth the time to read. I enjoy this series and her other work, Silver Diamond. If you are needing something to read, then go ahead and read this one.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2012, 10:19pm
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