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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
Mahoutsukai Kurohime

Groups Scanlating
Black Wing
CaBa
Genesis
Imangascans
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Latest Release(s)
c.80 (end) by Imangascans & Black Wing (2390d ago)
c.79 by Imangascans & Black Wing (2419d ago)
c.78 by Imangascans & Black Wing (2454d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

Forum
24 topics, 234 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1127 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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2+
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1+
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Last Updated
February 1st 2016, 5:53pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #483 increased(+75)
Monthly Pos #643 decreased(-158)
3 Month Pos #605 increased(+50)
6 Month Pos #609 increased(+2)

List Stats
On 2789 reading lists
On 1370 wish lists
On 2181 completed lists
On 225 unfinished lists
On 438 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Kurohime Ending (Spoilers) 1633 days, 11 hours, 21 minutes ago
Is Viz discontinuing Kurohime?? 1656 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes ago
What chapter was that...? 2282 days, 12 hours, 35 minutes ago
chapter 78 2450 days, 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
After the first arc??? (spoiler) 2503 days, 4 hours, 49 minutes ago

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Crumbles afer a good first arc   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by PZcolo
April 9th, 2017, 2:40pm
Have to agree with the several previous posts, I was having a good time reading this manga till the time travel part started, it went downhill from there and never managed to recover. We see it all too often in mangas, after a good start the mangaka does not know what to do with the story, tries to mesh all different kind of plot twists and popular elements only to find out he hadn't given enough thought to those elements.
Likewise we get an interesting duo in the first part, the annoying good guy and the selfish and disagreeable but cute Himeko it worked well and was even funny if annoying at times, unfortunately the combo is broken early on and Himeko/jou miraculously becomes Miss benevolence and there are no other interesting secondary chars (maybe Soudo later on).
All in all, readable, kind of a wasted opportunity and hard to recommend.

... Last updated on April 9th, 2017, 3:35pm
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It gets better and then it doesn't   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by KennEH!
March 27th, 2017, 11:30pm
I'm really surprised how something that can hook you so well can lose you again. The beginning of this story is pretty typical battle shounen, even down to the slapstick. Stick with it enough and characters become likeable and a decent real story develops. With the addition of a time travel plot (which in my experiences rarely are done well) the plot starts to get a bit too clustered and falls apart. The ending felt abrupt; certain elements that I felt we're central were just hand waved away. Quite a few plot holes, and it's not just the the time travelling stuff.
The setting was super cool, but not very detailed. Magical wild west, small little Japanese like towns, and a bit of catsles with medieval space marines. All of this under a paragon of jerk gods. More fleshing out and it could have carried the manga itself.
The main heroine is an unbearable bratty joke character at the begining. She easily becomes a favourite later on. In order to finish the story she mostly just played as the lovestruck teenager. Zero (male protagonist) becomes a really neat character that seems pretty deep, maybe a bit too angsty for some people though. Not a fan of comedic relief characters, but was glad that they were sidelined a good bit when the story got more serious. A lot of characters didn't get enough screen time to really be appreciated, too much was happening and they took a backseat.
Art is not bad at all. Nice full page and two page panels that have a decent amount of detail. Not a huge fan of the long slender bodies, but it's done well enough too not hate it. Character designs are pretty neat too. Some of the gods looked really cool. Action scenes were paced very well.
I'd give this pass honestly, but I really can't say it was bad at all. It takes a while to get going and once you get a real good sense that the build up was worth it slowly goes back down again to just and alright finish.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2017, 11:56pm
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Really Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dalis
February 2nd, 2017, 1:44am
You need to totally give it a try, you'll only wish you had later on when you come back. The romance is perfect, it goes well with the plot and story without being overwhelming and there is some great character development. It answers and and all questions, some idiot
said it was axed but it isnt. Give it a try, this is one of those keep you up all night readers full of action, drama and magic.
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time travel   
Rating: N/A
by catwoman1994
October 11th, 2014, 11:59pm
wait no what happened... so he wasn't zero he was zero?!?!?! Stupid language difference with wordings and time jumping!! Though I admit it was a pretty good manga ^_^!!
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No need to read it.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by satou123
October 3rd, 2013, 7:08am
The first chapter is really interesting. I thought it'd be like, though the main protagonist can't do anything like magic, he'd overcome the trouble with his speed, and even stronger than the stronger witch. But, it didn't turn out like that, so I was getting bored for several chapters after that.
Hoping something will be happened in the relationship between main protagonist and the witch, I didn't stop reading it. And it turned out kinda good... at least before Rei's chapter. After that things turned out for the worst. It's really bad that I couldn't help but skip several pages each chapter. Wishing things will turned out better in the ending, yet wish was just a wish. Ending was as bored as ever with cliche thing that'll make you getting stomachache just from reading it. Not to mention main protagonist that'll always be saved by Hime, instead of protecting her.
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pretty nice   
Rating: N/A
by asdasdgfrw
October 2nd, 2012, 5:06am
first arc was extremely boring and copying himself, but then story starts getting better and better
I liked flashback arc
but ending was bad thought
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Looser   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Tru+Point
September 14th, 2012, 3:14am
Story = Unigue ( 7 ), sorcerer/witch with a gun and not stick
Art = so-so ( 6 )
Platform = Magic, Magic Crime (Ghost Sweeper Mikami for best reference)
Char. Devp = ( 5 )

IMO, its trying to be rival of GS Mikami. But failed, cause for creating a new type of the world it need strong development on the background of that world first THEN the main story.

And it's not even funny.

... Last updated on September 14th, 2012, 3:15am
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Slowly won me over and then jumped the shark...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by MasterBlaster4000
June 19th, 2012, 11:16pm
Unfortunately, I have to completely agree with poiso (the reviewer below me).

At first I thought this was going to be a very generic manga: pure-hearted boy and tsundere girl fighting evil. But thanks to this duo, their relationship, the emotions, the great artwork, really great design of monsters/gods and the action, I grew a strong liking to this manga.

...But then at one point, I just felt like they were just procrastinating and procrastinating the ending, adding unecessary elements that felt crowbarred in, unimportant stories - especially about other couples, plot elements I hated, and at one point I even felt like they overused the cute-girl-cries schtick.

Really great first arc, but unfortunately very dissappointing after that, in my opinion.

... Last updated on June 19th, 2012, 11:23pm
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Great and touching first arc, plot coherence dies after that   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by poiso
January 1st, 2012, 4:40am
The good: Art is very nice throughout the manga, main cast characters are interesting and often touching. Character emotions are relayed very well to the reader most of the time. Brilliant end to the first arc. Action scenes tend to be just right in length and impressively well drawn.

The bad: Plot coherence collapses after the first arc, and manages to keep on worsening all the way to the end. Massive overuse of undead as antagonists. Much of the cast that shows up later in manga is utterly forgettable. Ending is cringeworthy at best.

The ugly: Time travel as a plot device with plot holes larger then universe itself detracts from enjoyment significantly. Suspension of disbelief suffers significantly from "deus ex machina" moments that become abundant towards the end of the manga in desperate attempts to patch aforementioned plot holes.
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No regrets ~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by craftjade
December 1st, 2011, 6:28am
I took my time pondering if I should read this series or not. Oh boy, I'm glad I did read it through. I don't regret it at all. Even though there's up & down ( well in most other mangas too) but this series is damn solid for me and satisfying. It really bring a whole lot of different emotion in me lol. Anyways, just give it a try and read it. It's either you love it or hate it ! Well for me it's a love & hate relationship haha. Now it's time to look for another series similar as this (I hope).

... Last updated on December 1st, 2011, 6:30am
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