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Would you like to see this novel, "Kure-Nai" translated?

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Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby rashuu » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:39 am

It'd be awesome if you guys picked up Kurenai(sometimes written Kure-nai for some reason). It's a light novel series that's being adapted into an anime and manga. It's fairly popular in all its forms, as far as I know. I'll probably make it sound more boring than it is, but you can just read the manga or watch the anime(the anime is a prequel to the manga), which follow it, if you want to know what it's like. But be warned, they're pretty different from each other in both art style and tone. I don't know what the novel's like. It's not licensed as far as I know.

It has elements of drama, romance, and a good portion of comedy, such as Yuuno's jealousy and romantic forwardness with Shinkurou and Tamaki's teasing. Also, Murasaki's really cute. Ginko's tsundere but not in a cliche way. You could call it a harem, but it doesn't feel like one most of the time(except in the manga). I've really gotta highlight the fact that the characters are very well done, mostly believable(Murasaki's a little advanced for her age, though), and lively.

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wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kure-nai

Short synopsis: Kurenai Shinkurou is assigned as bodyguard to Kuhouin Murasaki, the runaway 7 year old daughter of an extremely powerful family, and must accept her into his apartment. Their pasts, the conflicts that arise from this situation, and their relationship with each other and multiple different female characters are explored. Shinkurou takes on various jobs as a hired dispute settler(sounds boring but usually ends in fighting), and eventually Murasaki's family comes to call, forcefully.

Long synopsis:
Kurenai Shinkurou, a mediator(a person who settles disputes between people for money, often involving force), is given the job of being bodyguard to Murasaki, a seven-year-old runaway daughter of a plutocratic family. His employer and mentor Juuzawa Benika, who he's looked up to as a guide for gaining strength since she saved his life, stresses that the job is very important and he must accept Murasaki into his apartment as part of his job. Shinkurou's life with Murasaki begins, and he must deal with teaching the intensely sheltered and seemingly pampered Murasaki about the outside world and normal life while attending high school(as he must leave Murasaki at home) and dealing with other jobs given to him by Benika.
The relationship between Shinkurou and Murasaki develops, with Murasaki and Shinkurou seemingly having different views on its nature, as Murasaki gradually opens up to Shinkurou's kindness and empathy--they share an unfortunate past of being without family, as both lost anything that could be called family at a young age and have had to deal with loneliness and loss. Murasaki interacts with the other residents of the apartment complex, Yamie and especially Tamaki, who often puts strange ideas beyond her age into her head and tries to teach her about men and love. Ginko, Shinkurou's now-cold childhood friend and informant for his job, and Yuuno, his openly loving adoptive sister and martial arts teacher, both want Shinkurou's affection, but don't really compete(although Yuuno is pretty forward and neither like each other). Meanwhile, the plot progresses as Murasaki's past, reasons for running away, and rather disturbing family secrets are revealed and the Kuhouins come in pursuit.
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby TheGiftedMonkey » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:20 am

I kinda got turned away at the "7 year old" part, but I'm sure that'll be quite the opposite for most of the lolicons here. :roll: Does sound like a decent story and I like the frilly dress design. I might read it. :P Now all you have to do is find a translator or see if anyone here wants to pick it up, get the first chapter or so out, and you're good to go! 8)
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby ainsoph9 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:48 am

I have been watching the anime for this series, and it is pretty good so far. Unless they seriously dumbed it down from the novels, I see nothing wrong with the series on the 7 year old part.
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby onizuka-gto » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:30 pm

there is incest in the novels too.

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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby ainsoph9 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:06 pm

Seriously? Wow. That is pretty crazy and bad. If that is true, then I probably will not read them.
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby sterling01 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:03 pm

There's incest in the anime as well
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby ainsoph9 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:13 pm

They only make mention of the incest in the anime. While I do not approve of that, there is nothing shown...yet. However, I guess it just depends on how graphic the book is. If it becomes like a "Rose for Emily" by Faulkner, then I would prefer not reading it.
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby fiendmaw » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:03 pm

I love the anime,even with this-and-that it's a compelling story,I'd like to read the novels too,but not if they delve to much into that part.
P.S:I've been searching for a shotgun to frag some Kuhoins(Murasaki excluded ofcourse).
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby ainsoph9 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:39 pm

Why a shotgun? Why not go for something with a little more umph like a Panzer tank? I think in this case you might need at least that to win.
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby onizuka-gto » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:45 pm

seriously.

A shotgun?

is that the best you can think of?

You're suppose to invoke the orbital satellite cannon.

sheesh.

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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby fiendmaw » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:54 pm

But,those weapons do not give me the satisfaction of seeing their blood splattered on the walls...
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby Mies » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:03 pm

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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby ainsoph9 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:46 pm

If you want to see a lot of blood, then look no further than games like Ninja Gaiden II or anime like Gantz.
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Re: Kurenai(Kure-nai)

Postby ShadowZeroHeart » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:51 am

The anime seems good, was thinking bout getting the novel, but i only saw Kure-nai and Kure-nai the galloutine... how many are out? any idea? btw, i read chinese versions =X still thinking bout it, but my novel collection is piling and my time is NOT piling up... too many unread novels
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Kure-nai novels

Postby Regius » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:52 pm

I was wondering if anyone is interested in translating the novels for Kurenai. I don't have raws but if anyone can offer the downloads that would be great. Heres a short summary from wiki.

"Sixteen-year-old Shinkurō Kurenai, a specialist in settling squabbles between people, is one day approached by his employer with the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family asking him to be her bodyguard."

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