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Manga: Murciélago

Ex-mass murderer turned hitwoman, Koumori Kuroko loves lesbian sex and annihilating her target. Even though she is now a hired assassin by the Japanese police force, she has a record of murdering 715 people in the past since her childhood. Now she partners with Tozakura Hinako, a wildly lighthearted and innocent yet bold girl that drives like an absolute maniac, to destroy other mass murderers that are deemed unstoppable by normal means.


Murcielago provides examples of the following tropes:

  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: Kuroko doesn't seem interested in relationships, just lots of sex. As such she has many partners to choose from.
  • Anti-Hero: Kuroko, either of the unscrupulous or nominal variety.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Conrad is a physics professor which comes in handy quite a lot when it comes to laser array death traps.
  • Ax-Crazy: Kuroko in spades.
  • Batman Gambit: One of the early targets is a professional wrestler who is so pumped full of steroids he's now more monster than man. He's too physically powerful to take head-on, but he's also hallucinating that he's in a wrestling match where he is the Face. Kuroko tricks him into stopping a direct hit from a car, breaking both arms in the process (since it's the face's job to absorb the heel's assault,) and caps him when he's defenseless.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Terumi is a martial artist who regularly fights to the death in underground tournaments and seems very gung-ho most of the time.
  • Butch Lesbian: Kuroko is definitely more masculine in general, and tends to dress the part, despite her very long dark hair. She even wears suits for fancy parties.
  • Buxom Is Better: Kuroko definitely has a type.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Terumi can literally punch his way through death traps.
  • Cold Sniper: Reiko.
  • Cool Car: Hinako's Murcielago, which the series is named after.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Played for Laughs in one scene where it turns out Kuroko always has flowers hidden in her bosom in case she comes across a cute girl to woo.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Hinako
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Kuroko can be more than a little creepy looking most of the time.
  • Eldritch Abomination: One of the arcs takes place in an amusement park with these as the theme.
  • Expy: Kuroko looks rather a lot like Rip Van Winkle. Especially when dressed for parties.
  • Feel No Pain: The maid Yukari does not feel pain, best seen when her only reaction to having an arm and leg hacked off is surprise.
  • Psycho Lesbian: One of the few instances where the two are probably not interlinked.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Kuroko, combined with being very tall and curvy.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Kuroko's reaches past her knees, which considering her height means her hair is longer than some women are tall.
  • R-Rated Opening: Chapter 1 opens up with Kuroko having sex with Chiyo (who has yet to be properly introduced) towards the beginning.
  • Razor Wire: The antagonist of the pilot chapter uses this as his Weapon of Choice.
  • Really Gets Around: Kuroko has a laundry-list of sex-friends to call on as is, and is always looking to add more.
  • Serial-Killer Killer: Kuroko would be on death row, but she's allowed to act on the police's orders to kill other psychopaths.
  • Shout-Out: There is an amusement park called Tekeli-li Land.
  • Spider-Sense: Kuroko can anticipate death traps and attacks with seemingly perfect accuracy. She even goes so far to claim it's precognition.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Kuroko.
  • There Was a Door: Hinako, aside from being a rather impressive driver, has a knack for making grand, destructive entrances, and not only with cars.
  • Tragic Monster: The pro-wrestler antagonist wanted to get stronger for the sake of his fans, hoping that they will come back to watch him perform. Unfortunately, he turned to doping using a Psycho Serum.


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