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Light Novel / Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi

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"The Devil's Black Rabbit of an Unknown Time.", aka, "A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives."

Kurogane Taito is a freshman in Miyasaka High. Being rendered unable to perform karate due to an accident, he believed himself to be a normal guy. But an accident that should have killed him occurred. And the lost memories of a childhood love with the vampire, Most Ancient Sorcerer, Saitohimea, came flooding back from nine years ago. Soon he was once again plunged into the mysterious, with the destinies of their allies and foes already woven and foretold in an ancient prophecy of epic proportions.

Based on a Light Novel by Takaya Kagami of Legend Of The Legendary Heroes and later Seraph of the End fame and illustrated by Yuu Kamiya, it has an ongoing manga illustrated by Shiori Asahina, and an anime series for Summer 2011 produced by ZEXCS. It also has a Spin-Off series, Kurenai Gekkou no Seitokaishitsu (Gekkou Kurenai's Student Council Room).


This show provides examples of:

  • Eldritch Abomination: Featured so much. Though for now, except for the Tenma, suffers from Monstrosity Equals Weakness.
    • Episode 7 has an evil wish granter that would give Kyubey a run for his money.
  • Expy: Saitohimea is a composite expy of several Touhou Project characters.
    • Her hair and her backstory is reminiscent of Byakuren Hijiri, and her character design in the light novel is reminiscent of Yuu Kamiya's (Yuu Kamiya is illustrating the Light Novel and several Touhou artwork and manga) drawing of Reimu Hakurei. Her princess like outfit even resembles Remilia at a glance.
    • Meanwhile many did not notice that Mirai kind of looks like Ran Yakumo (when she is powered up) or Chen.
  • Gag Penis: in episode 12, Nyankichi, Taito's familiar, conveniently lands in front of Taito as Scenery Censor for the latter's jewels.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Hinata, who is a guy.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Taito must be killed seven times within a fifteen minute period before he stays dead. So in any fight against any opponent, you can put good money on him dying at least six times.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: After Gekkou cut Taito's arm off during a fight, Tait uses it to hit Gekko with.
  • Human Hammer-Throw: In one episode of the anime Mirai Andou grabs Taito Kurogane's arm, spins around and throws him straight up into the night sky. Watch it [1].
  • Humanoid Abomination: Himea and Mirai.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Taito is given an powerful fire spell by Himea that is normally forbidden since it is as lethal to the wielder, but in his case...
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Mirai is the series premiere source of Panty Shots.
  • Shipper on Deck: THE ENTIRE CLASS ships Taito/Haruka.
    • Aomi, meanwhile, is a Himea/Taito shipper.
  • Tsundere: Gekkou towards Mirai is a rare male example of Type A. Otherwise he's just a Jerkass to everyone else.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: yes, she granted him immortality, but Himea still doesn't like it when Taito gets hurt, even when Professor Kurosu justifies it as "training".
  • Yandere: Saitohimea when she has the "Bliss" spell take over her personality (As detailed in the AI is a Crapshoot above).
    To Taito: "Do I have to kill all the women who distract you?"