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Kurokami The Animation

Alt titles: Black God

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Beyond the knowledge of most people, the world contains a dark secret: of every person in the world, there exist two identical copies (called Doppeliners) with the same body and mind. Among the three, however, is distributed only a finite amount of fortune; should they ever encounter one another, the one with a smaller portion dies and the remainder is distributed until only one, the Master Root, survives. Keita Ibuki lives his day-to-day life as ignorant of this as everyone else until he stumbles upon a mysterious young girl named Kuro who explains to him these secrets of the world. Despite not wanting to have anything to do with her or the danger that inevitably seems to follow, their fates become intertwined and he finds that the Doppeliner system has more to do with his past than he realizes.

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Kurokami Special: Tora to Tsubasa DVD Special 2009 TBD Special episode released on the final DVD.

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Black God 2004 TBD
Name Role
Hiroyuki NISHIMURA Character Design
Tsuneo KOBAYASHI Director
Dal-Young IM Original Manga Creator
Atsushi YUKAWA Producer
Hiroyuki SATO Producer

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Kurokami The Animation roriconfan 3.5/10 Jul 25, 2012
Black God roriconfan 3.5/10 Jul 25, 2012
Kurokami The Animation dlxro 6/10 Jan 23, 2011
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Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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Main Character(normal school boy) met girl who has changed his life, but this isnt a normal girl, this girl has a special power. Girl told main character true about world and they will(girl and main character)fight together to save the world. This girl is a member of special organization with other powerfull members, and this girl like Shana must protect balance of the world, this girl and Shana look same also(red hair, red eyes).

Both series based on this scheme .


Kurokami and Shakugan no Shana are very similar.  Both have a strong female lead that isn't exactly human.  They both have a male sidekick that fills a supporting role in fights, but never the main attacker.  Both shows involve action and romance.  The plots also have a similarity with the main male lead being dragged into another world per say.  While they are still in the same world, they are exposed to a very secret and mystical side of it that the average person is never aware of.  If you like Shakugan no Shana or Kurokami, I highly recomend the other.


Both of these animes have very similar Lead Characters, a boy and a girl team up, both in which the girl isnt exactly a normal human.and the Male lead is introduced to a new part of the world that any normal person wouldnt know about.and the male lead and the girl have a romantic yet complicated relationship.if you like one you most likely will find the other enjoyable 


When it comes down to it, the plots of Kurokami and Shakugan no Shana are incredibly similar. The main characters are beautiful young girls who are extremely adept at kicking a**. Plot-wise, they have similar duties: protect the balance of the world's Tera (or a power of similar composition).

The girls are supported by the main protagonists, which, of course, happen to be boys. As a result of the male-female partnerships, a little romance develops. This isn't as prevelant in Kurokami as it is in Shakugan no Shana. Regardless, it adds a good amount of emotion and character development to both shows.

I can guarantee that if you like one of these shows, you'll find a way to enjoy the other as well.


It all start with main character getting mixed up in a pretty serious fight, dieing and learning that the world isn't a bed of roses at all. But of course a random looser dieing isn't much of a story, so for one reason or another male lead survives his death (though I wish at least Yuuji didn't ). From that point on he, along with a mysterious and powerful girl, starts fighting evil forces that threaten the balance of the world. You can expect the usual routine - power ups, opponents turning into allies, corny speeches during the fights and a wide range of villains.

Without spoiling much let me also say that  Yuuji and Keita are very alike in terms of truth behind their nature. They both quickly learn about their disadvantagous position, and have to deal with it one way or another.

The main difference is, that Kurokami is bloody but have completely boring powers, while Shakugan no Shana have very flashy powers but isn't that violent. Also Shana have slightly more amusing plot and setting, while Kurokami twists it plot so often that it becomes annoying (especially since every plot twist is very easy to read). If you enjoyed one of those shows, you might like the second one as well.


Highschool male, gets thrown into a sort of hidden fantasy/scifi world by meeting mysterious girl with super powers. Guy somehow has some special latent power he must realise/harness. The girl's job is to 'restore' balance to the world, where they realise more is amiss than originally though. SnS has tsundere, Kurokami has more doikko; guys are both relatively useless but i find likeable enough. 


Both anime series are awesome. Supernatural girls fight, human boys try to help, soundtracks are awesome. Kuro and Shana are very similar. Must watch for both :)

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Busou Renkin

Busou Renkin

Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying instead) is an unfortunate reality. Out of pity, the girl replaces Kazuki's heart with an alchemy-based artifact known as Kakugane, so that he may live on. With this strange device, Kazuki gains the power of Busou Renkin -- Arms Alchemy; a power that will come in handy when monsters (and worse) begin to plague his town! Kazuki soon meets the girl from his “dream” (named Tokiko) in reality, and she tells Kazuki to get on with his life; but with his sister and friends in danger, that might not be possible. Besides, if Kazuki gives up the chance to show off just how manly he can be, how can he hope to win the heart of the alluring older-sister-like Tokiko?!

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There are a lot of similarities between Buso Renkin and Kurokami. They aren't the same style necessarily, but the protagonists go though a similar situation. They die, then are saved by some replacing of the heart by an other-worldly female. I think that a lot of fans of one will enjoy the other.


both male protagonist died at the beggining and the female replace their haert for other things(in kurokami they share the same heart and for buso R. for an alchemy object) they are different in many other things these are two great anime if you like one you will love the other one!


Both shows have same pattern for the beginning of the story. It all starts with male lead meeting female lead, and getting killed by some random enemies in the process. Since the heroine just can't leave the poor dead body alone she stuffs him with a weird magical gizmo.  In Busou Renkin it's called Kakugane and it gives the user power, and in Kurokami it's the girls heart, and it creates a contract between them. Yeah, in this show you can see literally what it means to give your heart to someone (though unfortunately it's not the real organ, but some weird yellow glowing ball of light)

In both cases there is more to the world than the eye can see,  and due to this tragic beginning our clueless main hero gets dragged into a serious battle between various power users.

And if that wasn't enough of a recommendation I might add the mood in the story is almost the same. There are similar themes (power ups, all sorts of various self-sacrifices, good vs evil, etc. - usual stuff). And both shows have the same level of mediocrity which makes them mildly enjoyable, yet not great. If you watched one, you probably will manage to watch the other as well.


Guy-Girl, romantic overtones, fighting to stop oppressie bad guys.

Guy gets thrust into that world by chance, and somehow has something special about him which gives him the ability to fight. Whilst reluctant, the girl and guy go off to kick arse, whilst meeting different groups of different trustworthiness.

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Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it.  Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

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They both have a "potential" couple where the feminine role has a special power which needs to be realeased by the male who is the main character. They are both humorus at points but can be thrilling and serious the next moment. i love both of these


If you are looking for an awe inspiring display of female power, look no further than Pandora Hearts and Kurokami the Animation. The drama and suspense is ever thrilling as the young girls try to get the heroes to release their power.



Minato Sahashi was living a normal life; he had just failed his college entrance exam for a second year in a row, and lived a quiet life in a single's apartment. That is, until the busty Musubi fell from the sky on top of him! She is a Sekirei, one of 108 that are destined to fight each other until only one remains; and he or she will ascend to heaven with his or her chosen one known as an Ashikabi. Minato soon finds himself in the embrace of Musubi, becoming her Ashibaki - but his life will only become more complicated. Musubi isn't the last to claim Minato as her Ashibaki, and what's worse, plenty of other Sekirei and opponents stand in his way!

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in both kurokami and sekirei the main characters suddenly meet a girl and eventually make a contract/wing with them without knowing the consequences and then they are suddenly trapped in a fight between these people with no way to escape unless they beat everyone of them.


Although Sekirei has more females and Ecchi, They are similar in that the male character makes contract with femaie, and femaile does most of the fighting.

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To Aru Majutsu no Index

To Aru Majutsu no Index

Touma Kamijo's right hand has the ability to nullify any form of supernatural power, whether it be magical, psychic, or divine; he lives in a city populated by students with these powers. Yet unfortunately for Touma, his arm also seems to nullify good luck. Despite his bad luck, the boy tries to stay out of trouble and just live out his life, trying to be the "good guy" whenever he can; but trouble enters his life one day when he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony. She turns out to be a nun of the Church of England, bearing the Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum - a collection of 103,000 forbidden texts, and as a result has a number of people after her. How far will Touma go to protect his new companion from her pursuers?

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1) Girl into crashes guy's life? Mmhmm.

2) Boy's fate is irrecoverably intertwined with girl? Mmhmm.

3) Boy and girl fight enemies? Mmhmm.

4) Boy and girl aren't fully human? Sure seems so.

I didn't finish Kurokami, but from episode 1 right up to 3 of Index I kept wondering if it was produced by the same studio and director of Kurokami (turns out it was not)

If you like magic battles and chance-meeting-turned-fateful-encounter stories with a male and female lead, add Toaru Majutsu no Index to your list of titles to watch.


Nothing good comes from helping a random mysterious girl that has inhuman appetite - that is a lesson male leads of both shows have to learn the hard way.Why is that? Both Index and Kuro brings along with them baggage called "mysterious evil organization targetting them". And obviously this group posses various mysterious powers, which quickly results in a combat between power users. Expect your usual shounen cliches in both actions and speeches of main characters.

Kurokami has more gloomy mood, and more focused plot, while Index is made of few different arcs, that share a little connection (main characters). Also Kurokami have very boring list of powers, while Index have one of the best abilities you will encounter in shounen animes. If you like one, you might like the other as well.

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