Kuromukuro (「クロムクロ」; "Black Corpse, Black Relic") is an anime set in contemporary Japan around the northern central coast (Toyama Prefecture, Hokuriku region) of the main island of Honshu. It describes the fictional events around the finding of mysterious artifacts found in the area and the uncovering of their secrets that coincides with the invasion of an alien scouting space ship. The human forces established to study and defend the artifacts become the focus of a world-wide conflict with these aliens who have a connection to the artifacts based on historical events of 400 years in Japan's past.
- During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Tateyama International Senior High School, including the institute head's daughter, Yukina Shirahane.
Yukina Shirahane is visiting her mother's workplace, UN Kurobe Laboratory, and is touring one of the research areas while waiting for her mother. She is shown the "black relic", a large dark cube of unknown origin discovered along with the original artifact, a giant humanoid mechanical robot. When the the lab is attacked from the sky, the research room is hit by an explosion which knocks most of the workers and Yukina to the ground. In her disorientation, she places her hand on the large cube which causes it to activate and open while an alien robotic invader appears in the room. To the shock of Yukina, out of the cube emerges a naked Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma armed with a strange katana. Though naked, he fights off and disables the alien robot. And thus, Yukina's adventure in Earth's fight against a technologically superior alien force begins.
- Yukina Shirahane - Student, Daughter of Kurobe Lab's Director, Navigator of Kuromukuro
- Sophie Noelle - Exchange Student, GAUS Pilot
- Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma - Samurai from The Cube, Pilot of Kuromukuro (black grongol)
- Muetta - Conflicted former Efidorg, Clone of Yukihime, Pilot of her custom grongol ("Medusa")
- Hiromi Shirahane - Director of the UN Kurobe Lab, Yukina's mother
- Ryoto Akagi - Student, suitor of Yukina
- More supporting characters
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- English subtitled
- Original Japanese
- Other Japanese
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- Although labeled by Netflix as a "Netflix Original Anime", Kuomukuro was just a licensed anime and Netflix had little or no involvement in funding or production.
- ↑ Intro at Official Kuromukuro site (English version)
- ↑ CBR.com - Which Anime Are REALLY Netflix Originals? by Reuben Baron Jun 21, 2019
- Kuromukuro: A Ghost at a Speed of 290,000 km per second (light novel ebook)
- Kuromukuro the geoframe
- Kuromukuro.com - Official site
- Twitter - @KUROMUKURO_UNKL ＴＶアニメ「クロムクロ」公式 (TV Anime "Kuromukuro" Official)
- Netflix - Kuromukuro
- TV GUIDE - Kuromukuro (Where to Watch: Netflix)
- Kuromukuro at MyAnimeList.net
- Kuromukuro at Wikipedia
- Petition for new season
- "Season 3" refers to the Netflix nomenclature as it would be "Season 2" in Japan.
- ipetitions - "KuroMukuro" Season 3
- Anime PONY CANYON - クロムクロ (Kuromukuro) videos
- What's on Netflix - Top 50 Anime Shows and Movies on US Netflix by Jacob Robinson November 15, 2018, 6:00 am EST
- Kuromukuro is #33.
- Toyama Keizai Shimbun - 富山舞台のロボットアニメ「クロムクロ」話題 南砺の「P.A.WORKS」が制作 (Toyama stages robot animation "Kuromukuro" produced by Nanto's "P. A. WORKS") 2017-10-6
- The Telegraph - From The Expanse to Schitt's Creek: 25 great TV shows you've probably never seen - Kuromukuro (Netflix) 15 Sep 2017
- Crunchyroll - FEATURE: Tokyo Anime Center Hosts "Kuromukuro" Key Animation Art Exhibition by Mikikazu Komatsu August 15, 2016 7:03pm MST
- Crunchyroll News - Pre-orders for Limited Collector’s Edition Vol.1 and Vol.2 are available on RightStuf with releases scheduled for July 1 st and July 14th, 2017 respectively by Scott Green May 12, 2017 1:26pm MST
- Anime Herald - Netflix To Stream Kuromukuro Worldwide by Mike Ferreira April 7, 2016 7:30 pm
- Twitter - @kuromukuro_ouen (クロムクロを勝手に応援させていただきます; Kuromukuro fan from Toyama)