Kurozuka is one series that I kept on my ‘might watch’ list this fall. I wasn’t really keen on watching it right away for some reason. Maybe it’s because I thought it’s one of those slasher type genre which is something that I hardly venture to watch. But then it was recommended that I at least give it a first view which I managed to do so very recently. It’s nothing like I’d imagined it would be. I certainly didn’t expect Samurai warriors, Slashers, Vampires, Evil Masked Monks, Immortals…all in one show. And unexpectedly, I was quite impressed with the first episode that I ended up watching the second episode. It made me want to find out more about the story and intrigue that spans from 12th Century feudal Japan right up to the future. The two main characters’ interactions, Kuromitsu and Kurou are interesting to watch as this is their tragic tale afterall. The animation and the fight scenes are well done although the scenes can get quite violent with ample blood splattering and dismembered body parts flying everywhere. There’s a fair bit of ‘explicit’ scenes being shown as well. For these reasons, the series is rated ‘R’. This series has an adult feel with adult characters and it’s not something you want to watch on the fly either as the premise of the story takes time to absorb. So, I still be watching the series at my own leisure pace. And ya, Miyano voicing Kouro is a nice surprise.