Kuro Kiryu

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Kuro Kiryu 2

Kuro Kiryu Manga Profile

"Becoming a shield for others, even if I have to use violence... This is how I can be useful."
Unit AKATSUKI logo cropped
Class 3-B
Club Karate Club (Captain)
Age 17-18
Height 180cm
Weight 65kg
Handedness Right-handed
Blood Type O
Birthday January 26th
Likes Ring necklace
Dislikes Vehicles
Family Father, younger sister
Hobby Sewing
Specialty Fighting
Voice Actor Shin'ichiro Kamio (神尾晋一郎)
First Debut Hierarchy - 10 (Game)
Voice Sample  
Kuro Kiryu Voice Sample 2
Kuro Kiryu Voice Sample 3
Kuro Kiryu Signature

Kuro looks scary and has immense physical strength, but treasures precision and order. He's earnest and sincere at heart. His family is very important to him. He's been taking care of his younger sister ever since they lost their mother, and he somewhat developed a strong caring for his sister.

He entered the academy because of his sister, too, the reason being he wanted to look cool in front of her. He's good at sewing and can create all sorts of things, ranging from stuff like embroidery on long jackets worn by delinquents to frilly dresses. A member of the unit AKATSUKI.


Kuro is a very tall young man with a good build. He has short, spiky bright red hair that is brushed back from the front, with one lock of hair left gracing his forehead. He has very light yellow-green, narrow eyes. He wears the school uniform with his white shirt unbuttoned completely and a black shirt underneath.He wears a gold necklace with a gold ring on it, and a silvery metal chain on his hip. He wears two black stud earrings, two golden rings on his right ear, and one on his left.

On stage, Kuro wears AKATSUKI's uniform, which is reminiscent of traditional Japanese clothes. It includes a one-sleeved fur trimmed red and white kimono with a yellow striped sleeve. The top right side of the kimono has a decorated collar and looks like a red shirt with a yellow and black sleeve buttoned back. The outfit includes a black obi tied to the side, with red cords hanging from it. The bottom part of the kimono is red with white paint splotches, and he wears black fitted pants underneath. He wears high black boots with red laces. He also wears white athletic tape on his wrists and a black sleeve with gold trimming that goes up his forearm. He can occasionally be seen holding a purple tinted fan.


  • The character for "Ku" (紅) in Kuro's first name means "crimson," which resonates with his red hair. The character can also be found in AKATSUKI's name, which literally means "crimson moon." Kuro's last name consists of two characters which mean "demon" (鬼) and "dragon" (龍), befitting of his intimidating appearance.
  • Kuro's autograph consists of his full name, rendered in kanji.
  • He accidentally treats Anzu like his little sister at times.
  • Like Souma, he had been called a 'muscle daruma' by Keito.
  • His hair colour, red with black streaks, matches Tetora Nagumo from 1-A.
  • He is strong enough to lift a grown man and throw him a good distance. He's done this to Keito in Quarrel Festival, so that Keito would land on the mikoshi that was surrounded by the crowd. He was even able to lift up Madara Mikejima in Shinsengumi, the other tallest student in the cast.
  • There is an inconsistency between the two stories, Crash Course and Donning Chivalry. In Crash Course, Yuta had stated he wished he had their unit costumes made by Kuro, however in Donning Chivalry, Kuro states that he had made them.
  • In Vol.4 Akatsuki, he stated that his biker gang friends always picks him up from home and drops him at school (much to Keito Hasumi's chagrin as he is afraid that it will ruin the school's and Akatsuki's reputation).
  • In Vol.4 Akatsuki, he came to school late because he was talking on the phone with his sister for an hour.
  • As revealed in Reminiscence * Marionette, he is Shu's childhood friend. Kuro had promised to protect Shu when he was young, but apologized as he couldn't help Shu in a crucial time period where Valkyrie had fallen.


See Kuro Kiryu/Relationships

Character Name Kuro's Nickname Nickname for them
Anzu (Protagonist) · Kuro-san (novel) · Little Miss Transfer Student (転校生の嬢ちゃん)

· Litte Miss (嬢ちゃん Jou-chan)

Hajime Shino mini
Hajime Shino
Hinata Aoi mini
Hinata Aoi · Kiryu-senpai
Midori Takamine mini
Midori Takamine · Kiryu-senpai
Mitsuru Tenma mini
Mitsuru Tenma
Shinobu Sengoku mini
Shinobu Sengoku
Sora Harukawa mini
Sora Harukawa
Tetora Nagumo mini
Tetora Nagumo · Taishou · Tetsu (鉄)
Tomoya Mashiro mini
Tomoya Mashiro · Kiryu-senpai
Tori Himemiya mini
Tori Himemiya
Tsukasa Suou mini
Tsukasa Suou · Kiryu Kuro-senpai from "Akatsuki"
Yuta Aoi mini
Yuta Aoi
Adonis Otogari mini
Adonis Otogari
Arashi Narukami mini
Arashi Narukami
Hokuto Hidaka mini
Hokuto Hidaka · Kiryu-senpai (鬼龍先輩)
Koga Oogami mini
Koga Oogami · Saruyama no Taishou

· Karate Club's Kiryu
· Kiryu Kuro
· Kiryu-senpai

· Inukkoro

· Runt

Makoto Yuuki mini
Makoto Yuuki · Kiryu-senpai
Mao Isara mini
Mao Isara · Kiryu-senpai
Mika Kagehira mini
Mika Kagehira
Natsume Sakasaki mini
Natsume Sakasaki
Ritsu Sakuma mini
Ritsu Sakuma
Souma Kanzaki mini
Souma Kanzaki · Kiryu-dono (鬼龍殿) · Kanzaki (神崎)
Subaru Akehoshi mini
Subaru Akehoshi · Kiryu-san

· Kiryu-senpai

· Akehoshi (明星)
Yuzuru Fushimi mini
Yuzuru Fushimi
Chiaki Morisawa mini
Chiaki Morisawa · Kiryu (鬼龍) · Morisawa (守沢)
Eichi Tenshouin mini
Eichi Tenshouin · Kiryu-kun · Student Council President (生徒会長)

· Tenshouin (天祥院)

Izumi Sena mini
Izumi Sena
Kanata Shinkai mini
Kanata Shinkai
Kaoru Hakaze mini
Kaoru Hakaze
Keito Hasumi mini
Keito Hasumi · Kiryu-kun · Hasumi (蓮巳)

· Danna (旦那)
· Hasumi no danna (蓮巳の旦那)

Kuro Kiryu mini
Kuro Kiryu · Ore (俺)
Leo Tsukinaga mini
Leo Tsukinaga · Kuro · Tsukinaga (月永)
Nazuna Nito mini
Nazuna Nito · Kuro-chin · Nito (仁兎)
Rei Sakuma mini
Rei Sakuma · Kiryu-kun · Sakuma (朔間)
Shu Itsuki mini
Shu Itsuki · Ryuu-kun (as children)

· Kiryu (鬼龍)

· I-chan (いっちゃん) (as children)

· Itsuki (斎宮)

Tsumugi Aoba mini
Tsumugi Aoba
Wataru Hibiki mini
Wataru Hibiki · Hibiki (日々樹)
Madara Mikejima mini
Madara Mikejima
Akiomi Kunugi Mini
Akiomi Kunugi · Kunugi (椚)
Jin Sagami Mini
Jin Sagami
Reimei Academy
Hiyori Tomoe mini
Hiyori Tomoe
Jun Sazanami mini
Jun Sazanami
Shuuetsu Academy
Nagisa Ran mini
Nagisa Ran
Ibara Saegusa mini
Ibara Saegusa
Mademoiselle mini
Daikichi mini
Leon mini
King mini
Ruka Tsukinaga Mini
Adonis' Sisters

List of Outfits made by Kuro

Outfit Images
AKATSUKI Unit Outfit (Glaring) Keito Hasumi Bloomed(Trigger) Kuro Kiryu Bloomed(Field Trip) Souma Kanzaki(AKATSUKI Clothes) Kanata Shinkai(Carefree Attitude) Wataru Hibiki Bloomed
2wink Unit Outfit (An Older Brother's Sorrow) Hinata Aoi Bloomed(Adolescence) Yuta Aoi BloomedAwkward Heart Shinobu Sengoku Ultimate
RYUSEITAI Unit Outfit (Striking Color) Midori Takamine BloomedPassionate Red Chiaki Morisawa Ultimate(Fighting Spirit) Tetora Nagumo BloomedBlue Uniform Shinkai Kanata Ultimate(Worried) Shinobu Sengoku Bloomed(Defiant Type) Yuta Aoi Bloomed(A Member's Proof) Souma Kanzaki Bloomed
Tanabata: Hikoboshi-Styled Costume (Master Swordsman's Dance) Souma Kanzaki Bloomed(Watching Duty) Kuro Kiryu Bloomed(Worrisome Days) Keito Hasumi Bloomed
Tanabata: Orihime-Styled Costume (With his Juniors) Nazuna Nito Bloomed(True to Himself) Tomoya Mashiro Bloomed(Persevering) Hajime Shino Bloomed(Lighted Path) Mitsuru Tenma Bloomed
Quarrel Festival Costume (Festival Commander) Kuro Kiryu Bloomed(Healing Bonds of Fate) Keito Hasumi Bloomed(Samurai Quarrel) Souma Kanazaki Ultimate
Christmas Live: Santa & Reindeer Costume (Green Santa) Midori Takamine Bloomed(Red Santa) Chiaki Morisawa Bloomed(Black Santa) Tetora Nagumo Bloomed(Blue Santa) Kanata Shinkai Bloomed(Yellow Santa) Shinobu Sengoku Bloomed(Lost Reindeer) Yuta Aoi Bloomed(Red-nosed Reindeer) Hinata Aoi Bloomed
Knights Killers: Unit Costume (King's Arrival) Leo Tsukinaga Bloomed(Reliable Villian) Nazuna Nito Bloomed(Aching Soul) Kuro Kiryu Bloomed(Incognito Knight) Eichi Tenshouin Bloomed
Opera: Night Watch, Student, & Tsujigiri Costume (Crimson Night Watch) Kuro Kiryu Bloomed(Skilled Strategist's Blade) Keito Hasumi Bloomed(Admiring General) Tetora Nagumo Bloomed(Night Watch's Sword) Souma Kanzaki Bloomed(Sword Back-Up) Chiaki Morisawa Bloomed(Wandering Tsujigiri) Leo Tsukinaga Bloomed(Fool's Sword Fight) Wataru Hibiki Bloomed(Frail Student) Eichi Tenshouin Bloomed
Compensation Fes: DEADMANS (Recollection of Mundane Days) Rei Sakuma Bloomed(Senpai's Distinction) Kaoru Hakaze Bloomed(Friendly Support) Kuro Kiryu Bloomed(Previous Unit) Keito Hasumi Bloomed
Marionette's Strings: Fake First Year Uniforms (Moving Heart's Future) Tomoya Mashiro(Determined Will) Hajime Shino

Voice Actor Comment

"When I first saw the character Kuro Kiryu, I was struck not only by his appearance, which goes without saying, but also by his catchphrase. 'A domestic delinquent'--as I was wondering about how to portray a delinquent with a domestic side to him, I looked at his specialty column and saw 'Fighting, embroidery,' and I thought, indeed, he's a very domestic guy. Plus he's a delinquent. He's also a straightforward guy at heart, as well as the captain of the Karate Club... What a nice guy! So I put all of my efforts into bringing out the spirit of this character! I hope you will enjoy Ensemble Stars, a game where many such charming characters will make their appearance."

Kuro Kiryu

Gallery Outfits Voice List Cards

Appears In Sub Story Mini Events Intimate Events

Kuro Kiryu (Card) (Academy Idol) Kuro Kiryu (Movie Watching) Kuro Kiryu (Sewing Expert) Kuro Kiryu Trigger Kuro Kiryu (Lack of Sleep) Kuro Kiryu (Aching Soul) Kuro Kiryu (Costume Artisan) Kuro Kiryu (Friendly Support) Kuro Kiryu (Dutiful Advice) Kuro Kiryu (Spring Beckoning Enka) Kuro Kiryu (Outfit Support) Kuro Kiryu (Tanabata Contest) Kuro Kiryu (Strolling Samurai) Kuro Kiryu (Playful Mood) Kuro Kiryu (Summer Festival Attractions) Kuro Kiryu (Power Cook) Kuro Kiryu (Karuta) Kuro Kiryu (Lunch Break) Kuro Kiryu (Boar of the New Year) Kuro Kiryu (Rakshasa's Blade) Kuro Kiryu (Worry and Effort) Kuro Kiryu (Performance Advice) Kuro Kiryu (Bicycle and Assistance) Kuro Kiryu (Seinen Comic) Kuro Kiryu (Full Moon Night's Grace) Kuro Kiryu (Full House Diner) Kuro Kiryu (Returning) Kuro Kiryu (Watching Duty) Kuro Kiryu (Festival Commander) Kuro Kiryu (School Store War) Kuro Kiryu (Lantern Gravekeeper) Kuro Kiryu (New Year's Fighting Spirit) Kuro Kiryu (Awaiting Azure Dragon) Kuro Kiryu (Crossroad's Onwards) Kuro Kiryu (Gift of Fighting Spirit) Kuro Kiryu (Rough Nature) Kuro Kiryu (3rd Anniversary) Kuro Kiryu (Rough Crimson) Kuro Kiryu (Burning Spirit) Kuro Kiryu (Manly Back) Kuro Kiryu (Crimson Night Watch) Kuro Kiryu (Lion's Sleep) Kuro Kiryu (Second Prince) Kuro Kiryu (Moonlight's Red Wolf) Kuro Kiryu (Akatsuki's Ogre) Kuro Kiryu (Lantern and Cat) Kuro Kiryu
Unit Keito Hasumi Kuro Kiryu Souma Kanzaki