manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
New series you're trying. You dislike the story but like the characters. Continue reading?
Yes, the characters are more important to me
Stop reading, as this just ruins it for me
Unlikely, as I can't fully enjoy the series
I'll keep trying in hopes that the story improves
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Mahou Tsukai Kurohime  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
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.


Related Series

Associated Names
Black Princess
Magical Gunslinger Kurohime
Mahoutsukai Kurohime

Groups Scanlating
Black Wing

Latest Release(s)
c.80 (end) by Imangascans & Black Wing over 7 years ago
c.79 by Imangascans & Black Wing over 7 years ago
c.78 by Imangascans & Black Wing over 7 years ago
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

24 topics, 234 posts
Click here to view the forum

User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1132 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
 29% (332 votes)
 18% (201 votes)
 22% (254 votes)
 15% (174 votes)
 6% (69 votes)
 4% (49 votes)
 2% (21 votes)
 1% (11 votes)
 0% (3 votes)
 2% (18 votes)

Last Updated
February 1st 2016, 5:53pm PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #516 decreased(-24)
Monthly Pos #577 increased(+6)
3 Month Pos #680 decreased(-17)
6 Month Pos #678 decreased(-33)
Year Pos #619 decreased(-27)

List Stats
On 2803 reading lists
On 1380 wish lists
On 2202 completed lists
On 226 unfinished lists
On 447 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Kurohime Ending (Spoilers) over 4 years ago
Is Viz discontinuing Kurohime?? over 5 years ago
What chapter was that...? over 6 years ago
chapter 78 over 7 years ago
After the first arc??? (spoiler) over 7 years ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by time added ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Black Princess   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hamburgers
February 3rd, 2010, 4:59pm
As others have stated, the story is a convoluted one, but when it comes down to it, Kurohime is a tragic tale of romance and fantasy that is definitely worth a read. The artwork does indeed improve over time, the bad guys are easy to hate, the story will keep you wanting more, and Kurohime is just gorgeous. There's a fair bit of nudity, this being an ecchi work, but in the case of some things, such as one of the 'gods' found in the more recent chapters, it can be grotesque.
It becomes a heart-wrenching romantic tale in which Kurohime encounters tragedy after tragedy, so its a difficult read for the weak of heart (such as myself), and is actually somewhat depressing.
I would definitely recommend this to any and all readers, males and females alike.

Upon finishing the series I realize that the plot was dragged on unnecessarily and the plot cluttered, as others have noted, and the ending was just terrible. Would def reread for the first arc, however.

... Last updated on April 11th, 2014, 11:36am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: N/A
by quick brown fox
May 9th, 2009, 12:35am
The best description to give to this is: it gets better, both the art and story.

Early on it gives off a vibe similar to a mindless, directionless mix of gag comedy and action, which would be enough for several people to drop this series after reading about 3-7 chapters, which is excusable since at this point, one may conclude that the succeeding chapters won't get any better (read:SUCK AS HELL).

But dang, everything in this thing gets better (except the gag comedy, which thankfully becomes nearly nonexistent) to the point where it redefines itself as an almost completely different manga. Its theme gets a lot darker, and the characters gain significant depth.

Believe me when I say it was rewarding to sit through the early chapters of Kurohime just to arrive at the better parts. I remember DL'ing the first 2 volumes of this piece nearly two years ago, dropped it since I thought of it as boring, and then had a nasty brick shitting when I picked it up again just recently.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Starts out amazing, ends meh   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by xenofixus
May 31st, 2011, 6:52am
This was one of my favorites until I hit the arc where time travel came into place.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I felt almost betrayed by the author. Once time travel started happening the author was basically like, "Remember everything you JUST read? Well it was pretty much pointless and misleading. You know that main character? Yeah, well not only is he dead but he really isn't Zero."

The plot becomes increasingly hard to follow to the point where you have to wonder what the heck happened to the author. Its like he had a clear idea at the beginning then went through a lobotomy and picked it back up.

Overall a good read until the aforementioned arc.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by sirsosss
July 26th, 2011, 7:31pm
Just like everybody else said, i thought the start was a bit shaky, but the first arc as a whole was amazing. But i thought that zero, as a character, becomes less and less likable after the first arc. The beginning of second arc was alright. Reading time travel arc, however, was very frustrating. And just as the manga start to move toward the end, it got a little more interesting, and i was prepared to give it something between 8.5 - 8.9. however, the last chapter, particularly the last few pages, made me feel betrayed. I was like, seriously? That's the ending? It was unexpected in a very bad way. It upsets me pretty bad.
The art was good, interesting how the heroine looks different all the time though. I don't really understand the point of that. It's like she's been drawn by different artist or something.
The plot up to the first arc was amazing, after that it wasn't that interesting.
The romance was alright. The action was great. And the ending was attrocious.
It was an okay read.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by panos
December 9th, 2010, 3:03am
For all those who have misjudged this manga,please read all the story and then make a comment.Every arc had it's meaning.The story started slowly but all are connected in the later chapters.It has the most similarities to Berserk than any manga i have read toned down a bit.
If you are even bored to read the next chapters then there is a synopsis on Wikipedia,so maybe after reading it you may continue with the story.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Good Beginning BUT...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by KenE
March 13th, 2011, 9:07pm
Although the first arc of the manga is fantastic, the plot afterwards slowly loses its positive qualities. Around chapter 40, reading the manga was difficult because it was boring and lacking progression of the main plot. The ending could have been better, but it's not.

... Last updated on March 13th, 2011, 9:11pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
so dam good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KimiKazoo
July 24th, 2009, 8:41pm
Before i read this i was pretty turned off by the genre "ecchi", but i decided to read it anyway. It WAS GOOD. At first the story was pretty basic and funny. Kurohime was not the best character but it was funny to know what she is thinking.

Im not gonna lie, the art was NOT so good at first, but by chapter 20 and up the art GETS way better. (Zero gets hotter when something happens).

The story has gotten deep and thrilling. Totally worth to read. =]
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
  Pages (9) [ 1 2 3 4 ... Last ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search