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Mahou Tsukai Kurohime  
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Description

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Black Princess
Kurohime
Kurohimé
Magical Gunslinger Kurohime
Mahoutsukai Kurohime
Курохиме
魔炮使者黑姬
魔砲使い黒姫

Groups Scanlating
Black Wing
CaBa
Genesis
Imangascans
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Latest Release(s)
c.80 (end) by Imangascans & Black Wing over 9 years ago
c.79 by Imangascans & Black Wing over 9 years ago
c.78 by Imangascans & Black Wing over 9 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

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24 topics, 234 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1150 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 27th 2020, 3:50pm 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 (14 Volume, 15th volume though advertised was never released - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #445 increased(+128)
Monthly Pos #836 increased(+185)
3 Month Pos #1263 decreased(-100)
6 Month Pos #1286 decreased(-18)
Year Pos #1337 decreased(-99)

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On 1414 wish lists
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Like they said...  
by sagesmith
June 3rd, 2020, 8:44pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The other comments sum it up perfect - starts slow, then you really get into it, and then it's so good!! The fights are awesome, the artwork is BREATHTAKING, you know the characters and their personalities, it's unique, it's exciting, and then... and then... it all falls apart. It's hard to pinpoint where, but for it it was the beginning of the second arc. And then it just... man, it fell from the sky, crashed and burned HARD.

I still look at this series with love and respect, but damn. It's disappointing. This could have been one of my all time favorites but it just took a hard left and kept going straight into on-coming traffic. A shame.

I give it a high rating because the artwork is still one of my favorite and this series holds a special place in my heart still. At least the first 7 volumes do...
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A True Gem Ruined...  
by falconmaster3000
May 19th, 2020, 7:50pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This is one of the first mangas I ever read and one of the first ones I ever completed. The characters are touching and sympathetic. The story line is engaging. It really plays with your emotions.

I have not read it in a long, long time, so I am probably biased in leaving this review. I will admit, there were many problems that arose while the story progressed. I can't recall if the overwhelming sadness when finishing this stemmed from the series ending, how rushed the ending was, the flood of emotions of concluding such a momentus and long series, or the bittersweet and tragic but happy ending.

I agree wholeheartedly with the other average-low scores. From my memory of reading this as a young teenager, the time-travel section where they lose memories or something is very weird and can be confusing and off-putting. However despite the flaws, this really is a gem. The memory of reading this will probably stick with me for many years to come.
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Crumbles afer a good first arc  
by PZcolo
April 9th, 2017, 2:40pm
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
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  
by KennEH!
March 27th, 2017, 11:30pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
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  
by Dalis
February 2nd, 2017, 1:44am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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  
by catwoman1994
October 11th, 2014, 11:59pm
Rating: N/A
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.  
by satou123
October 3rd, 2013, 7:08am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
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  
by asdasdgfrw
October 2nd, 2012, 5:06am
Rating: N/A
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  
by Tru+Point
September 14th, 2012, 3:14am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
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...  
by MasterBlaster4000
June 19th, 2012, 11:16pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
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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