Kurozuka(黒塚,Kurotsuka?) is a novel and Japanesemanga series written by Baku Yumemakura and illustrated by Takashi Noguchi. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinenmanga magazineSuper Jump starting in 2003 by Shueisha and ended in December 2006. An anime adaptation by Madhouse was announced by Japanese anime television network Animax in May 2008[1] and ran between October and December 2008, spanning a total of 12 episodes.