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''Kurozuka'' is about a 12th-century man named Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Kurou). Kurou flees into the mountains after losing to his brother Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Shogun to rule all of Japan. History records that he committed suicide, but instead, Kurou meets a strange, beautiful woman named Kuromitsu in her mountain hermitage. Eventually, Kurou falls in love with Kuromitsu, but then realizes she conceals a dark secret. He learns that he is unable to die and continues to live for a thousand years as Japan evolves into a future society. (Source: Website/AnimeNewsNetwork)

A novel, manga, and TwelveEpisodeAnime by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. The anime has some truly outstanding animation and an awesome opening theme if you're willing to deal with an [[MindScrew extraordinarily confusing plot]].
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!!The Anime provides examples of:
* ActionGirl[=/=]BikerBabe: Rai of the Haniwa movement.
* AfterTheEnd: Caused by nuclear war and the ensuing nuclear winter.
* {{Badass}}: Kuro
* BadassLongcoat: Arashiyama of the Red Imperial Army.
* CoolOldLady: Saniwa, leader of the Haniwa movement.
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Kuon]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Kuromitsu.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Benkei.]]
* FanDisservice: Arashiyama exposes a resistance fighter's breasts before killing her, ''[[ForTheEvulz just because he can.]]''
* FiveBadBand: The Red Imperial Army
** BigBad and EvilGenius: Hasegawa
** TheDragon: Arashiyama
** TheDarkChick: Kagetsu
** TheBrute: Kurumasuo
** TheMole: [[spoiler: Kuon]]
* GainaxEnding
* {{Immortality}}: One of the main focuses of the story. Kuromitsu is FromASingleCell.
* {{Immortality Seeker}}s: The Red Imperial Army. They want Kuromitsu's blood because it can make them immortal, and their pursuit of her underlies the entire story.
* MadScientist: Hasegawa
* MindScrew[=/=]JigsawPuzzlePlot: Surrealism, flashbacks, illusions, and lack of explanation makes the plot near incomprehensible until the grand finale.
* NarratorAllAlong
* OffWithHisHead: Happens to several characters. [[spoiler:One of them is Kurou, who survives because he's ingested Kuromitsu's blood.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Arashiyama does this during his fight with Kurou. [[spoiler:[[OffWithHisHead It doesn't work.]]]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Kuromitsu and Kurou possess the desire
* RainOfBlood
* [[spoiler: ResetButtonEnding]]: [[spoiler: Sort of. Time still passes, but in the end it's shown that the events of the story continually repeat themselves, even down to the characters involved and that it's likely that nothing will ever change.]]
* LaResistance: The Haniwa movement. Kurou helps them fight the Red Imperial Army. [[spoiler: Too bad [[EverybodysDeadDave they all get killed]]...]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Benkei and Kuon]]
* SceneryPorn: Every other second. Yes, even the bloody parts.
** SceneryGorn: Every other second (The other half).
* SuperSerum: Kuromitsu's blood has this effect on a few of the people who are injected with it. The rest don't survive.
* {{Super Soldier}}s: The field generals of the Red Imperial Army, thanks to Kuromitsu's blood. One reason the RIA is chasing Kuromitsu is so they can use her blood to make more.
* TimeSkip: The show skips thousands of years early on.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Kuromitsu's immortality makes her a continual target of the Red Imperial Army.
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!!The Manga provides examples of:
* AfterTheEnd: A meteorite hits the planet while nuclear missiles are either being fired to decrease its mass or get one last potshot at an old enemy. Then, nuclear winter hits after the meteorite and the nukes destroy most civilization.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: Humans, as well as Izana and Shera, will continue to chase after Kurou and Kuromitsu for their immortal blood. And they will continue to flee. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming But at least now she and Kuro are together until the end of time.]]]] [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou "Move, humans!"]]
* CloningBlues:[[spoiler: The current White King, No.49 Izana, is a clone of Kurou. So is No.13 Tetsuya. No.78 Shera is a clone of Kuromitsu. There is also the unnamed clone of Benkei. Kuon is [[WildMassGuessing probably]] the clone of Kurou.]]
* KatanasAreBetter: Kurou uses the same one from 12th century Japan into the present. And it's still sharp.
* OffWithHisHead: To Kurou, this is a normal occurrence. By the end of the story, he's lost his head eleven or twelve times. Other characters lose their heads as well, such as [[spoiler: Izana, Kuon, and Rai]]. Only [[spoiler: Rai]] is still without a body in the finale.
* TimeSkip: From 12th century Japan to somewhere in the Meiji era to modern day Japan to just AfterTheEnd to a century after the end when society has rebuilt itself.
* WorldOfBadass: Where even the mooks have machine guns for hands... [[SchizoTech in modern day tokyo]]. In the future, they have lasers, chainguns, and rockets.
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