Shut up! Shut up!

(while getting embarrassed by Senshiro)

First Appearance Episode 14
Age 16
Race Human
Family Senshirou Furuori
Powers None
Weapons Izanagi (Hell)
Status Active
Voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya

Kuroto Hourai (蓬莱 黒刀, Hourai Kuroto?) is one of the Zweilt guardians and the youngest professional shogi player (Shogi). However Kuroto left the game for fighting with dyurami, explaining to Yuki Giou that both Shogi and fighting duras are so important that he cannot possibly split his attention between the two, and thus he has to choose one. He gained a love for Shogi after he was taken in by Senshirou Furuori's grandfather. He lost his original partner during the previous war and Senshirou is now his second partner. He does not like and admire Luka Crosszeria because he saved him and Sensiro from certain death. Kuroto hates the demon with red hair named Cadenza, because of the fact that he killed his partner in a past life.


A professional shogi player prodigy who is very quiet and serious by nature. But, once he decides to do something he'll put full effort into doing it even if it means quitting something he loves e.g. shogi. Kuroto is a character similar to Luka, but the boy is much more emotional, especially in the manifestation of the negative. Quite closed, and considers himself through life alone.

He is actually slightly like Hotsuma as well, though, as he gets embarrassed easily. Whenever Senshiro gives him a compliment, he gets easily flustered and loses his cool and tells Senshiro to "shut up!" in embarrassment. An example of this is in episode 18 of the anime, where Senshiro remarks that despite his looks, Kuroto is actually a good kid, to which Kuroto responds by shaking Senshiro and getting angry and embarrassed, telling him to shut up. Senshiro then comments to Kuroto: "You blush so easily Kuroto.", which of course angers and embarrasses him more.


Kuroto is the youngest of the Zweilt guardians with black hair and golden-green eyes.

He looks pretty like a girl. In the manga, in their first meeting, Yuki comments (without thinking) that he looks like a girl in real life too, which causes Kuroto to get into a dark mood, particularly when Senshiro joins in the commenting. He's very sensitive about that, it seems, as after Yuki says that, Giou Tachibana remarks that he has "set off a land mine." (meaning Kuroto's dark mood)


When he was seven years old, he was brought to Senshiro's home (which was a training dojo) and began his training there. He had resigned himself to be alone in his solitude, particularly after the death of his partner in a previous life, but it was because of Senshiro and Master Garan (Senshiro's grandfather) that he began to come out of his shell of solitude. The demon named Cadenza who killed his original partner attacked the dojo, killing Master Garan and all of the members of the dojo, sa ve for Kuroto and Senshiro because they were protected by a barrier that Master Garan had put up before engaging Cadenza in battle.



Kuroto embarrassed

Kuroto being embarrassed by Senshiro

He grew up with Senshiro, and although he regarded Senshiro (and Tsubaki) as 'idiots' at first, he eventually comes to see Senshiro as a friend.

In the manga, it is revealed in the first meeting with Kuroto and Senshiro that Senshiro actually often drives Kuroto to and from the Shogi hall; it is because of this sort of thing that Yuki's impression of Senshiro and Kuroto is that they are a bit different from the other Zweilt teams he's seen, and rather than the lovey-dovey relationships he's seen between the other teams, he thinks that Senshiro seems more like Kuroto's man-servant.

Kuroto also tends to be easily embarrassed by Senshiro; whenever Senshiro gives him a compliment, such as that he's a good kid, he will get embarrassed and angry at Senshiro, telling him to shut up.

Trivia and NotesEdit

  • He fights with a black katana called Izanagi (Hell)
  • Izanagi

    Izanagi (Black Katana)

    In the manga, it is revealed that he likes Japanese sweets
  • am. When a bunch of thugs Senshiro and Yuki butt heads with knocks his ice cream to the ground, he stops telling the two not to get caught up in other people's fights and instead, goes into a rage about his ice cream, going "dark" as he punishes the offending thugs.

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