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n this world, there are three identical looking people in existence who split between them an energy-like force called Terra. This energy can be attributed to the amount of Luck or Life ... See full summary »
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Laura Bailey ...  Kuro / ... 23 episodes, 2009
Jason Griffith ...  Keita Ibuki / ... 23 episodes, 2009
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ...  Akane Sano 23 episodes, 2009
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  Punipuni / ... 23 episodes, 2009
Christopher Kromer Christopher Kromer ...  Daichi Kuraki / ... 23 episodes, 2009
Stephanie Sheh ...  Excel / ... 21 episodes, 2009
Veronica Taylor ...  Yuki Kaionji / ... 21 episodes, 2009
Kether Donohue ...  Makana 20 episodes, 2009
Marc Diraison ...  Various / ... 20 episodes, 2009
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...  Mikami Houjou 20 episodes, 2009
Crispin Freeman ...  Reishin 20 episodes, 2009
Matt Caplan Matt Caplan ...  Raiga 19 episodes, 2009
Amanda Schuckman Amanda Schuckman ...  Kakuma 19 episodes, 2009
Wayne Grayson ...  Toshiro / ... 16 episodes, 2009
Wil Wheaton ...  Yakumo 15 episodes, 2009
Patrick Seitz ...  Steiner / ... 15 episodes, 2009
Emily Bauer Emily Bauer ...  Riona Kogure / ... 15 episodes, 2009
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ...  Hiyo / ... 14 episodes, 2009
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n this world, there are three identical looking people in existence who split between them an energy-like force called Terra. This energy can be attributed to the amount of Luck or Life Energy that an individual possesses. There also exists beings who observe the human world, maintaining the balance of Terra, known as the Coexistence Equilibrium. These beings possess ability that surpass that of a normal human being and reside in hiding in places known as the Pure Place in tribes. They are called the Terra Guardians. This is a tale of battle that begins with a chance meeting between a human boy named Keita and a young Tera Guardian girl named Kuro.

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good fighting anime not for younger viewers
21 September 2009 | by gjhongSee all my reviews

In the world of Kurokami there are three copies of each person born in different places. This is called the Doppleliner System. If they should meet one will die. That is because the amount of luck each person is born with is not equal. When the weak copy dies the strong copy gets a boost in luck. Most people dismiss this as a legend but some people are using murder to boost their own good fortune.

High school boy Keita lost his mother when she encountered a copy of herself. His only close friend is a Akane a young woman who was a childhood friend. She made it her task to keep an eye on Keita in place of his mother. At some point she developed unspoken romantic feelings towards him.

Soon we encounter Kuro a young girl with a big appetite and childish manner. She tells us she is a guardian of the Doppleliner System. She keeps an eye on Tera, the life force people are born with. She is seeking revenge on her brother for killing her fellow guardians. It turns out that guardians and humans can make a pact and gain powers.

Despite Kuro's girlish appearance this series is full of bloody violence. I read volume one of the comic book called Black God created by Lim and Park and thought the fights were brutal. Then I saw the subtitled anime. Still brutal. I recommend you take the time to watch one episode per day rather than rush to get to the final conclusion. As often happens the comic and anime diverge. Perhaps the comic is still ongoing so a different storyline had to be made for TV. The anime definitely comes to a happy/sad conclusion and there is no way for it to continue.

There is a free, streaming dubbed version on the Internet and pretty soon Bandai will release the DVD.


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