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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 cave—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
Bamboo Feathers
Storm in Heaven
Gloomy Gloo Scanlations
Lemon Tea

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by Amato Empire over 4 years ago
c.artbook by Bamboo Feathers over 5 years ago
v.24 c.3 (end) by Bamboo Feathers over 6 years ago
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in Country of Origin
24 Vols (1996 - Complete)
14 Bunkoban (2005 - Complete)
24 E-books (2018 - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (589 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.68 / 10.0

Last Updated
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Original Publisher
Mag Garden (2018)
Tousuisha (1996, 2005)

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Ichiraci (Tousuisha)
Ichisuki (Tousuisha)
Racish (Tousuisha)

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An exciting fantasy world with demons (only gets better midway though)  
by cronus_girl
October 2nd, 2017, 10:28pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
I came across this manga recently when I was reading a BL which supposedly had the same premise. I was surprised with it having 24 volumes and it dragged me about 3 days to read the whole thing. At first, I was hesitant because the main character was just idiotically "innocent". The characters were a bit hard to grasp because they had boxed characteristics which didn't seem real at all. Taking note the year this was published, I can at least give some leeway though. Also, since it had a fantasy genre where the demons are heretics and the temple people were upright in their human ways, I decided to let those slip and continued reading on. The story, depth and complexity of the story only starts from the moment Ischuca's past was revealed, and well...that was about midway in the story. SO, if you didn't get to read everything and gave a comment about it having such a lame plot, I won't blame you...Anyway, talking about the exciting parts (which was past midway), the characters gradually had a change of heart. The thrilling scenes will make you want to read and finish until the end. The ending for me, didn't leave me hanging or asking much questions (I did wish it had a Yaoi DJ though, just for kicks). One thing I can say about this manga is that it was built-up slowly but well. It isn't the usual BL theme based on physical attraction or sex. I'd say if you have time to spare and are fond of BL, then read this (I skimmed on some parts because they were a bit too talky for a manga). It still left good feels for me, so it's acceptable.
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One Of The Best Shounen-Ai  
by Aerika
February 24th, 2017, 4:26pm
Rating: N/A
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.
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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.
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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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by Meilee123
September 10th, 2016, 10:09am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Overall, it is written really well. The story is finely crafted. You can obviously tell that a lot of thought was put into it. There are no plot holes. This is what makes it enjoyable.
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If I had to say something bad about it, it would be that everything tied up too neatly? I mean, it is a fantasy in itself in how everyone had a happy ending. I would say that this is for younger audiences, as the content itself is not too thought provoking.
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by jongjongie
February 19th, 2016, 12:30am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
Next time, when I see so many low votes for a manga I will definitely think twice. So many people said in their comments that "you won't regret it", "absolutely the best" and so on, but I did regret it. Again, it has a lack of depth. If you like simple-minded love stories then congratulations, this is for you. But if it's the other case, you shouldn't waste your time.
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by AislinCeivun
January 25th, 2016, 10:43am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
First of all, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT IS FINALLY COMPLETE! I fell in love with this manga circa 2010 and followed its progress for a few years, but stopped around 2013 when only 14 volumes were scanlated. I just felt like it would never see the end. But it happened! I am SO GRATEFUL for all the scanlation groups who have worked hard on this series for years! Thank you!!

This was an absolute joy to read. I adored the first half, and years later, I fell in love with it again. The last ten volumes were just as perfect. The characters have gone through so much, they all changed. And sensei is an amazing mangaka - I fell in love with all the characters, even the "villains". There is not a single character whose fate I wasn't curious about. The story is brilliant. Never once did I felt bored while reading these 24 volumes. And sensei has a brilliant way of mixing humor, romance, fluff, angst and even pretty dark stuff in a flawless way that moves me so much there were times I had to stop reading for a while because I felt like my heart just couldn't take more. The art is amazing. The first few volumes definitely have that typical 90s style, but it progresses rapidly and by the 7th or 8th volume, it's just drop-dead gorgeous.

This is the type of manga that would be a fantastic read even without the romance. But the romantic love is definitely there, and boy, it's such a wonder to witness. As one of the reviewers mentioned, the manga switched magazines sometime after the Toei arc, so after that, there aren't any kiss scenes. But the thing is, YOU WON'T NOTICE IT'S MISSING. You really won't. Blood and Ishuca share such a tender love, shown in so many ways, that you will not forget, not even for a second, that a great love story is part of this tale. (The same goes for the Wild and Rapunzel, too.) I greatly admire that.

I really don't know what else to say. My mind is blown, my heart is full with emotions. I still can't quite believe that it's over, but oh, it was such a magnificent read. I'm sure I'll be re-reading Koori again and again.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2016, 11:10am
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by shouichi
June 20th, 2013, 6:53am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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.
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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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Simply amazing!!  
by AngelCharms
June 4th, 2013, 5:07am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Ok I gotta confess something. The first time I came across this manga, I didn't really like it. I read about 7 chapters and then dropped it. But later on I picked it up again and boy am I glad I did so. Don't be fooled by the first few chapters, they just have a feeling of a human and a demon travelling together and coming across different things. But nope, that's not all. The plot progresses really well and you wanna know what's gonna happen next. The character development is simply amazing. And I mean it when I say amazing. It is great. The relationships...just wow. Gorgeous art. Really beautiful. It might be old styled but it's still dazzling and beautiful.
Highly recommended. Defenitely read it and don't miss out this master piece.

Just wish someone could pick up the rest of it and translate it. Sigh >.<
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Best Manga ever  
by badmoonligh89
November 16th, 2012, 2:44am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
So this will make you cry. They have just such a sweet relationship Ishuca and Blood. Though I wish he's get that Blood's fricking in love with him.
But more than that the story of wild and rapunzel is the single greatest thing ever. Though it wasn't until I read their story that I got that they were talking about that rapunzel.

... Last updated on November 16th, 2012, 4:14am
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by asrodeia
October 8th, 2012, 5:29pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
you mean
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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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I want...  
by Pebble_
October 7th, 2012, 11:46am
Rating: N/A
... actual BL !! User Posted Image

The story is interesting, the characters are either cute or cool, overall it's a great read. But why does Ishuca have to be so freaking dense?! Come one, a little kissing and/or (erotic) licking never killed anyone!
There has to be some doujins about them out here. I'm gonna find those! >_<

And I can't wait for more. I'm very much looking forward to future scanlations.
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