The BEST episodes of Kurozuka

Every episode of Kurozuka ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Kurozuka!

Kuro, a 12th-century man, flees into the mountains after losing to his brother, where he meets a strange, beautiful woman named Kuromitsu. Kuro falls in love with Kuromitsu but realizes she conceals a dark secret. She is unable to die and continues to live for thousands of years as Japan evolves into a future society.

Last Updated: 5/4/2024Network: AnimaxStatus: Ended
The Black Tomb
33 votes

#1 - The Black Tomb

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/23/2008

Over 1000 years and Kuro returns to the same hut where his journey began. A battle for life, love, of master and apprentice is the key to the truth. This story has happened before and will happen again... for eternity.

The Castle of Mirage
32 votes

#2 - The Castle of Mirage

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2008

Kuro and Rai are captured in the fortress by Hasegawa. The truth of Kuro's dark past is revealed as is the true identity of Kuon.

The Unending War
33 votes

#3 - The Unending War

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/2008

The truth is near but Kuro must protect Rai and defeat the mutated Hasegawa. Destroying him is only the beginning as he must confront Kuon who is desperate to eliminate any competition for Kuromitsu.

Running the Gauntlet
32 votes

#4 - Running the Gauntlet

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/2/2008

Kuro and the remaining Haniwa travel to the fortress of the Red Imperial Army in search of answers, but the road is fraught with death and danger.

36 votes

#5 - Miitsu

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2008

Arashiyama, the demonic General and his army close in on Haniwa base in search of the Miitsu. Kuro and the Haniwa must stop at nothing to prevent the Red Imperial Army from acquiring the blood.

Haniwa Man
39 votes

#6 - Haniwa Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2008

Haunted by visions of a past he can't quite remember, Kuro searches on for his love. Rai brings Kuro to Izana who claims he will reunite the lovers if Kuro joins the rebels against the Red Imperial Army.

37 votes

#7 - Asuka

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2008

Kuro awakes in the forest only to realize the entire world has changed. Upon entering a crumbled city in search of Kuromitsu, he becomes entangled with the rebel Haniwa's movement, thus becoming a target of the Red Imperial Army.

Kagura Village
37 votes

#8 - Kagura Village

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/2008

Kuro, Izana, and the other Haniwa journey to Kagura in search of Kuromitsu. Upon entering the underground dwelling of the residents they are shocked by what they find.

38 votes

#9 - Saniwa

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2008

The Haniwa bring Kuro to meet the rebel leader, Saniwa. She promises to reunite him with his lost love. The Red Imperial Army is desperate to find more of Kuromitsu's blood to breed a new army of enhanced soldiers.

The Ghost-Weep Vine
35 votes

#10 - The Ghost-Weep Vine

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2008

In the forest of Kagura, Saniwa has fallen victim to the sorceress Kagetsu. Kuro must battle the vine-wielding sorceress and the winner will be closer to finding Kuromitsu.

The Tomb of Karma
69 votes

#11 - The Tomb of Karma

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/2008

Kuro drinks the blood of the immortal Kuromitsu, but while their bloods mix and the power takes effect, he is attacked by an evil enemy and another who Kuro would never expect.

The Plain of Adachi-ga-hara
76 votes

#12 - The Plain of Adachi-ga-hara

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2008

While fleeing his brother's samurai, Kuro and Benkei stumble upon a house deep in the mountains. The inhabitant is the beautiful and mysterious Kuromitsu . Kuro is enchanted by the solitary woman but she hides a very dark and bloody secret.