YMMV: Kurohime

  • Complete Monster: Yashahime, the true Big Bad, is one of the most powerful Gods and the most evil and insane. Initially a Stalker with a Crush for the God of Death Darkray, after his defeat, Yashahime find Darkray's soul and despite being capable of saving him, destroys him out of disgust. She proceeds to brainwash Kurohime's beloved Zero into the new Death God and relishes using him to destroy Kurohime. Yashahime later brutally tries to kill Kurohime by slicing her to ribbons. When this is undone, she steals the power of the god of earth by merging with the planet, aiming to devour and sacrifice the lives of all surviving humans to free herself to go on and devour every planet that exists so she can reign over the universe. When Zero rejects her wishes to rule at her side, she remorselessly tries to kill him as well.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Kurohime killing Darkray, with the help of Zero.
    • Sword's reappearance, showing that while Kurohime got weaker, she Took a Level in Badass.
    • The second time she faced her, Kurohime's utter pwnage of Yashahime. First, she refuses to give on up saving Zero, foiling Yasha's plan to destroy Kurohime in the most emotionally painful way possible. Next, after Hime depowers at the worst possible moment, Yashahime moves in for the kill, only for Yukio and O-yuki to step in and give her a hand. In a parallel of their first fight, Yashahime catches the blade dragon only to notice too late that there were two of them. Cue Oh, Crap.
    • Pretty much anytime a god dies.
    • Yashahime's actual death. After trying and failing to crush Hime to death with her hand, she finally decides to take the direct approach and pulls her face up from the depths of the planet to simply crush Kandata's ship between her teeth. Having no other logical choice, Hime decides to have the Ultimate Sword live up to its name. She does this by slicing Yashahime aka the planet in half. Yes, Kurohime has now killed the entire world. And it's BEAUTIFUL.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Many. Zero refusing to give up on Himeko is one of many.
    • Later, her refusing to give up on him. It appears even he was touched.
    • Kurohime confessing her love to Zero, anyone?
    • How Aika and Saika got together.
    • Not that he wants to admit it but Dark Zero is pleased Raida is still alive.
    • Asura and her mother, the village elder, finally making up, after all this time. It cost the village elder her life, but she has more or less been dead since Asura was born.
    • The return of Zero.
    • The White God Tree that Yamatohime gives Kurohime allows her to resurrect the people that were sealed in the Black God Tree. Ouka's father is one of the first people reborn. *smile*
  • Evil Is Sexy: Darkray, as lampshaded by Yashahime.
    • One could argue, Kurohime, if you replace Evil with Jerkass.
    • Zero after he became the new Death God.
  • Growing the Beard: The first three or so volumes are fanservice-filled fun, if a bit repetitive. Around volume three, the action picks up as Kurohime starts to resume her battle with the gods; by volume five, she's had, and won, an epic showdown with Dark Ray, and Zero is dead.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Kurohime's adult state is a sexy busty witch with an atitude that uses guns and fights giant creatures, either demons or gods, while doing so with relative ease and style. Sound familiar?
  • Holy Shit Quotient: Apparently the author got tired of readers complaining about the Journey To The Past arc and decided to up the ante starting with chapter 59.
  • Moe: Zero is TOO adorable.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Once we learn just what they are and how they became that powerful, the Great Gods become this easily.
  • Purity Stu: Zero, particularly in the beginning. Then, very much deconstructed.
  • Wangst: Yashahime NEVER stops complaining about Darkray's death despite the circumstances surrounding it and tries to use it as an excuse to kill humanity (along with Kurohime) and try to date the new Death God.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: GOD EATS THE SUN.
  • The Woobie: Zero, both of them obviously. Also an Iron Woobie. Himeko when she realizes the consequences of her actions.