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Kurenai Shinkurou, a 16-year-old dispute mediator, is one day approached by the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family asking him to be her bodyguard.


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Associated Names
紅 kure-nai
Deep Red Crimson

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.52 (end) by Shoujo Sense over 4 years ago
v.10 c.51 by Shoujo Sense over 4 years ago
v.10 c.50 by Shoujo Sense over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Ch. 8
Ends at Ch. 17

User Reviews

4 topics, 33 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (601 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.93 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 14th 2017, 12:13am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #658 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #948 increased(+252)
3 Month Pos #1861 increased(+112)
6 Month Pos #2039 increased(+96)
Year Pos #2129 decreased(-6)

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On 2584 reading lists
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Forum Posts
Kurenai Manga Ends over 5 years ago
Kure-nai Manga's 6th Volume to Bundle Anime in December over 7 years ago
Kure-nai Manga's 5th Volume to Bundle Anime in July over 8 years ago
Is it just me or is it kinda loli over 9 years ago

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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Knightzomegaz
December 6th, 2013, 8:43am
I dropped this manga after chapter 14..
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cause, I was like, "what the hell", shinkurou was a freaking bull, he's always so drawn to self pity.
So slow to even react when murasaki was being beaten(he even call himself a bodyguard), he was even saying, "what did this guy just do? ". Don't you have freaking eyes, he's beating murasaki for god's sake.
Couldn't even retaliate there and was defeated with only a single blow, tch tch..

Can somebody please give me a good reason to read this manga again..

I liked the art though

... Last updated on December 6th, 2013, 8:45am
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Perfect! in a special way.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
June 15th, 2013, 4:05pm
Honestly. This is a true master piece. I've read lots of manga so far, -yet, I've never been caught up in anyone like I got in this one. Something about this manga got me hooked up indulging both my own imaginary fantasies and enjoying both main and sub stories.
I had a rule that nothing is perfect cause everything is lacking in some extent. Kure-nai was utterly perfect and every lack in it was also a part making it more perfect.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jfaerr
May 24th, 2013, 7:38pm
Good, but not great. In nearly every fight the protag is bailed out by the girls, and it seems he never really gets stonger.

On the flip side, the relationship Kurenai has with Murasaki is quite heartwarming and enjoyable to watch (if you look at it from a sister/brother perspective that is).

Overall, this manga is worth the read but the weakish protagonist does get a little dry after a while.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Inclaire
April 9th, 2012, 3:16pm
This manga reminds me a lot of Pandora Hearts, Murasaki not only looks but acts like Alice from PH as well. And both protagnists in Kure-nai and PH have some type of issue with themselves, Oz and Shinkurou.
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Not all that its hyped up to be..........   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by renecop545
February 13th, 2012, 11:44pm
Is it just me, or does the portrayal of events in this story seem too unrealistic? Maybe I've just been reading too many great manga like Shingeki no Kyojin recently, but this manga seems a bit subpar, with a few plot holes and story inconsistencies that keep on breaking my suspension of disbelief. At least the art is good.
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Cool Harem   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkry
April 12th, 2011, 11:31am
I really really LOVE this
Eventhough harem is one of the genre, since I don't like harem genre, but doesn't like others with the same genre, I thought the male protagonist in this series (Shinkurou) was a bit different, because IMO, it's a bit clear that the one he most adores was Murasaki. And I like Murasaki's strong character. Oh, and every girl in this story is really really cool...
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The anime was good, the manga is better   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FullArmageddon
July 27th, 2010, 8:23pm
I liked the anime, but I like the manga much better. Some people say they don't care for the art style, but I actually prefer it to the anime, especially Murasaki's character design. A lot of the anime was filler (musical episode :/ ) and slice of life, so if you prefer slice of life, watch the anime. If you prefer numerous plot arcs and a good amount of action, read the manga.

... Last updated on July 27th, 2010, 8:34pm
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Wish i had a sister like that...... @_@   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shmigelpuf
May 30th, 2010, 4:35pm
Kure-nai is really outstanding. the story is good, but what really made me interested was the character development between each person. . i like the relationship between shinkuro and murasaki, more like a brother and sister feel than a pedo. . murasaki is so cute! wish i had a little sister like that. . anyway its a good read, there are a bit of chapters released so far 30. i hape they continue to keep the story intact. . so i recommend that you try and read it! its fun and not overly dramatic. .

... Last updated on June 8th, 2010, 3:41am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cone1234
October 21st, 2009, 10:20pm
This is excellent one of my faverates the comedy is great the story is intriguing and keeps you coming back for more and the art is well don't.

Also the anime was crap not very good at all would advice giving it a miss but the manga is brilliant and would advise reading it.
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manga version   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hammertalkers
October 5th, 2009, 11:43pm
I find the manga to be much superior than the anime in terms of plot expanation and narration/storytelling, but less of the slice-n-life feeling to it.

The art style is different, but the sharp contrast really grows in you.

Both the manga and anime are done well, it just depends on your preferences.
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