| Kurumu Kurono
| Character Information
Kurumu Kurono (黒乃 胡夢, Kurono Kurumu) is a Succubus and one of the most beautiful girls at Yōkai Academy, One of her goal was to take Tsukune from Moka. Despite her numerous sexual advances towards Tsukune, in actuality Kurumu is a very innocent character and genuinely yearns for Tsukune's love.
It is said that should Tsukune not pledge his love for Kurumu, she will die, as the source of life is love for a succubus, coming from their destined ones.
Kurumu has light ocean blue hair, tied back and a purple ribbon headband with one star on each side. She has deep purple eyes and thick eyelashes. She wears a plain long - sleeved white shirt with a red bow tie, and a pale yellow ocher coloured vest with the light brown checked skirt. She wears white leg warmers and plain black dress shoes.
As a succubus, Kurumu has excellent abilities in seduction and takes great pride in them. She is well liked by most of the boys in her school, but fell in love with Tsukune when he saved her from inner Moka. Kurumu initially acted cold and arrogant, only interested in repopulating the succubi and controlling boys, but in truth she is very kind-hearted. Kurumu tells Tsukune that he is her one true love and will try to make Tsukune love her without her succubus power.
She often teases the rest of the girls on how their breasts don't compare to hers. She teases Yukari by saying how small her breasts are and that Tsukune wants a more 'full/mature' girl. With Mizore, she calls her 'stalker women' and 'snow skank'. She doesn't tease Moka as meanly as the rest, but does push her aside when she is with Tsukune and is flirty with him when she is around.
As a running gag, she tends to seduce Tsukune by rubbing her breasts against him, which she does often, or hugging him between her breasts and wants him to feel how soft they are, which suffocates him. She is very confident in her sex appeal and always states how they're bigger than Moka's, showing superiority issues on her part.
When Kokoa suggests that Kurumu use her Charm/Allure power to win Tsukune, Kurumu states that she vowed to never use the Charm again to win him. When Kokoa asked her why, Kurumu said, "You'll understand, when you fall in love." To which Kokoa said she was unusually pure hearted compared to other Succubi, prompting Kurumu to blush heavily, suggesting that when someone notes her pure hearted behavior, she's very shy of it.
Freshman Year Arc:
Kurumu first appears calling out for somebody to "help her" while on the ground. Tsukune comes to her aid and says he better take her to the infirmary, only for her to use Allure on him while they are walking.
She is later seen confronting Moka in the hallway, where all of the boys comment on her beauty, before she tells Moka that she is a Succubus and that she has come to defeat her. She then reveals her "Yokai Academy Harem Transformation Plan" and tells Moka that she's getting in the way of it, so she'll take Tsukune away from her. She tells Moka that Tsukune smells just like a Human and that Moka must be using him as "food", only for Moka to object.
When Tsukune arrives, she glomps him and tells him that she's getting dizzy again when Moka tells him that she's using him. She then uses Allure and makes Tsukune say some hurtful things to Moka before she takes him away.
In the infirmary, she tries to complete her Allure over Tsukune, only to get angry when he resists by hugging her instead. She demands why she isn't good enough before transforming into her true form and vows to destroy everything affiliated with Moka. However, before she can harm Tsukune, she is pushed out the window by Moka.
Recovering, she flies back to the window and demands that Tsukune and Moka come out so she can kill the both of them together. During the ensuing battle, she cuts through several trees with her nails, and is about to kill them both before Tsukune takes off Moka's rosario and releases Inner Moka. She then tells Inner Moka about the reason behind her plan (to find her Destined Mate and save succubi from extinction) before attempting to attack her.
Inner Moka quickly defeats her before asking if she should rip out her wings and tail. Frightened, she watches as Inner Moka approaches her, only for Tsukune to step in front of her. He surprises her by saying that he thought she didn't do any of this with bad intentions.
She appears a few days later, interrupting the tender moment between Moka and Tsukune, and tells Tsukune that he is her Destined Mate. She chases him as he runs away, telling him to marry her.
Later, Kurumu hears some students talking about Moka joining the Swimming Club and says that she'll join as well. Walking away, she then wonders about why Moka joined, as Vampires were supposed to hate water for some reason.
Making it to the pool, she tells Tsukune that they need to get Moka out of the water, or she'll die. She comments on the power she feels when Inner Moka is released before watching the ensuing battle between her and the mermaids. After the battle, she demands why Inner Moka hit Tsukune, only for Inner Moka to tell them how Outer Moka had an inferiority complex and blamed herself for being different.
Three days later, she joins the Newspaper Club along with Tsukune and Moka.
Kurumu later appears in the Newspaper Club room while patching up Tsukune from Yukari's magical prank. She expresses mental thanks to Yukari for getting Moka out of the way. She tries to seduce Tsukune as she mentions that Yukari is a genius yet still a child emotionally. She then sees Tsukune strike himself under the influence of Yukari's voodoo doll before he begins caressing her bosom. After Moka lectures Tsukune for yelling at Yukari, Moka leaves. Kurumu mentions that Yukari's a real witch and then gives him the condensed version witches history: that witches are considered between humans and Yokai, and are hated by both groups. After Inner Moka thrashes the witch-hating Lizardmen, Kurumu shows up to find that all's well.
Following this Kurumu, Moka, and Tsukune were suprised when Yukari transferred to the Newspaper club and declared her love for both Moka and Tsukune.
After Ms. Ishigami's defeat, she shows up on Tsukune's birthday with a year's supply of cookies for him.
While working on the newspaper, Kurumu receives a blackmail letter with compromising pictures of herself. When Tsukune addresses her, Kurumu stuffs the letter and pictures in a supply box. After going to the rendezvous at the Monster Tree, she meets Nagare, the blackmailer. He forces her into multiple costumes (gym clothes, maid outfit, swimsuit, etc.) for pinup photos. When Kurumu tries to resist, Nagare mentions that he knows of her affection for Tsukune and whispers other secrets of hers to her. He also tells her to cooperate if she wants it to stay secret. As she changes, Kurumu reflects on the fact that boys may have pampered her, but she had no friends, and she was now paying the price. As Nagare photographed her in a maid costume, Kurumu worried about the other's time crunch.
Emotionally exhausted after twelve costume changes, Kurumu shakily returned to the club room, to find the others seemingly in a foul mood with her. Terrified that they would yell at her, Kurumu was surprised to find them wrapping up work. After feeling guilty for not helping, Kurumu had to face Nagare's appearance and promise that attempted resistance would see today's photos shown to Tsukune. (Nagare: a dirtbag who seemingly "makes a promise only to break it") Distressed, Kurumu bolts out of the Clubroom pleading for Nagare to leave her alone.
The next day, with the discovery of the paper's layout theft and loss of data from Yukari's computer, Kurumu realizes (after Yukari finds slime on the keyboard) Nagare took the layout hostage for her cooperation. Bolting out, Kurumu confronts Nagare at the Monster Tree. After Kurumu warns him about his threat to burn the layout, Nagare displays his powers by emitting poison gas capable of weakening Kurumu and then slipping under the door to the storage room. Realizing the uses of his powers, Kurumu finds out that Nagare has preyed on other girls, but that he hasn't kept count of them. Moments later, Moka makes her presence known outside the door and admits that they found Nagare's blackmail letter and first batch of photos.
Kurumu then watches Nagare use his powers to weaken Moka and Tsukune, as well as the confession that Moka is the next girl on his blackmail list. When he threatens to hurt Moka, Kurumu's rage allows her to use illusions to frighten and bind Nagare as she assumes her true form. She then forces her body to move and slashes him with her nails. After Kurumu's illusions vanish, she shows she retrieved the layout and stolen data from Yukari's computer. In a flashback, Kurumu asked Moka if she could come back to the club while bowing, only for Moka to chide her for "stupid questions" saying that they have a deadline to meet. With the flashback's end, Kurumu is shown crying in her sleep, thankful for Moka's forgiveness.
Student Police Arc:
The Newspaper Club hands out papers at the gate; with Moka and Kurumu's beauty as well as Yukari's cuteness aiding the distribution's success. Kurumu states her love for Tsukune while declaring the paper to be a hit. When the Student Police, led by Kuyou, attack the distribution, Kurumu tries asking them to stop, only for Keito to wrap her wrist in "sticky thread". Kurumu then watches Keito stomp on a copy of the newspaper while cackling wickedly. After they leave, Kurumu tries to get the thread off while hearing Gin explain the Student Police and their subsequent descent into corruption.
Appalled by Gin telling them to burn the remaining papers, Kurumu declares her intention to defy Gin and hand them out with Tsukune alone. As she strides away from Moka and Yukari, Tsukune follows her trying to get her to go back and discuss the matter. After refusing to discuss it with Gin, Kurumu calls the newspaper "her baby" and reflects on all their combined hard work to make it. After Tsukune recalls her hard effort to save the layout, Keito shows up and steals the remaining papers. Keito then tells them, after Tsukune asks why they are targeting the Newspaper Club, that they've been targeted since last year's Newspaper club tried to expose the Student Police's misconduct.
When Tsukune pleads for them to leave this year's club alone, Keito throws the box of papers into the incinerator, angrily yelling about the request. She then wraps Tsukune and Kurumu's right wrists in her thread and flings them against a tree trunk. After Keito changes into her true form, Kurumu watches as she tries to kill Moka, only to cry out when Tsukune intercepts the blow. She then watches Inner Moka emerge, enraged and defeat Keito.
Later Kurumu, Moka, Yukari, and Tsukune sit through Gin's rant warning about the wicked ways of the Student Police and that Kuyou only recruits monsters loyal to him (e.g. just as ruthless). Then Gin states that they might hurt Moka, to which Kurumu mentions that it was Moka who defeated Keito in a short measure of time. She then breaks up a tender moment in which Moka tried to thank Tsukune for protecting her. Shoving Moka aside Kurumu asks Tsukune if he's alright, then hugs him tightly as she promises to nurse him back to health, missing Tsukune's yelps of pain. Kurumu then watches Gin express his anger over Tsukune getting the girls and vowing to get the Student Police off their backs by offering him up, saying it'll be all the better if he dies.
After Gin gets Tsukune out of the door, Kurumu watches as Kuyou and a group of Student Police charge Moka with assaulting Keito and accuse Tsukune of being human. Kurumu declares the charge absurd as no human could even get onto the school grounds, she then says that Kuyou is making it up...only for Tsukune to stay silent and tremble in fear. After Kuyou asks Tsukune what band of monster assassins he spy's for, Kurumu tries to make Kuyou let Tsukune go...only to be intimidated as Kuyou glares at her while mildly flexing his power.
Kurumu next has an arguement with Gin over Tsukune being charged of being human and telling Gin that wearing his headband could make him go bald. She then hears Yukari mention that Tsukune's wound is healing so slowly...just like a human. As Gin states that Tsukune would be put to the death for being human, Kurumu thinks that they can't let that happen. She then says that they must save Tsukune, only for Gin to state that Kuyou is a megalomaniac and that anyone who disagrees with him is an enemy who he can use any means to defeat. As Gin says opposing Kuyou will leave no survivors, Kurumu and Yukari leave, fully planning to save Tsukune. Kurumu reflects on her disgust that Gin would leave Tsukune to die.
Upon reaching the Student Police's shrine headquarters, Kurumu reflects on the spooky atmosphere and encourages Yukari to go on. Gin tires to stop Kurumu by mentioning the absence of a plan, to which Kurumu states that they have no choice to save Tsukune. Kurumu then rebukes Gin for his penchant for saving his own butt, and says that he can try to stop her...but that she'll never forgive him. After Gin tells her to do what she wants to which she says she will, Gin then asks her would she still wants to save Tsukune if he was human. Kurumu pauses briefly then call Gin a fool because this wasn't about "Monsters Vs. Humans". She then proceeds forward to save Tsukune and Moka, with Yukari asking her to wait.
Kurumu is next seen using illusion vines to halt Kuyou's bid to kill Moka and Tsukune. She then appears in her true form telling Moka to pay attention as she is about to owe her big. She then watches as Kuyou uses his power to bounce her illusions back at her. Before Kuyou can attack, Gin shows up, shocking Kurumu with his intervention and subsequent thrashing of Kuyou. Before Kurumu can properly thank Gin he grabs her right breast, saying it's his reward for saving them, which Kurumu slaps him for doing. Kurumu then joins Yukari and Moka in checking on Tsukune. Gin then notices Kuyou get up and change into his true form, a Yoko, and knock Kurumu down with his power release. As Tsukune begins to worry about his friends well being, Moka, Kurumu and Yukari tell him to calm down, hold still and await further treatment. Kurumu then observes Gin ask if Tsukune is human, then toss rubble at him reminding him of the academy rule to not reveal his true form.
She then watches as Kuyou attacks with the Vortex of Fire, only for Gin to hold his ground and block the attack...at cost to himself. Kurumu voices the fact that Gin is faster than any of them, then voicing the shocked possibility that Gin blocked it to save them. As Tsukune reflects on the fact that is his fault, Kuyou seems to revert to human form, as far as Kurumu can tell. Yukari then realizes that it's not a human form that Kuyou is assuming but, rather as Kuyo says that it's his ultimate battle form and he asks "Now...who wants to die next?"
Kurumu is next seen lying limp on the ground with Moka and Yukari, only leaving Tsukune on his feet against Kuyou's insane hatred. Kurumu then watches as Tsukune pleads with Kuyou, vowing to take any punishment to save the others, stunning the others with his selflessness. After Tsukune jumps in the path of Kuyou's fire attack and removes Moka's rosario before blacking out, Kurumu mentions that Tsukune isn't breathing in a state of panic. Inner Moka then tells Kurumu to stay back, before biting Tsukune. Kurumu berates Moka for drinking Tsukune's blood while he's already severely wounded. After being told to take Tsukune, Kurumu hears Moka say that she didn't drink his blood..but rather she injected her blood into Tsukune.
After hearing Yukari mention that vampire blood could save Tsukune, Kurumu hopefully asked if he would live. As Moka stated that she could only wish that she was sure, she then watched as Moka mention that three drawbacks existed for this saving bid. Kurumu and Yukari show expressions of fear as Moka mentions that it doesn't always work, before attacking Kuyou. Despite Moka's attack, Kurumu realizes that Moka should be far stronger, as Kuyou counterattacks...to which Moka mentions drawback #2: her strength is diminished from giving Tsukune so much blood. After watching Kuyou hammer Moka and plan to incinerate her, Kurumu cries out Moka's name in high distress. Kurumu and Yukari then display shock in unison with Kuyou as Tsukune heals and displays vampiric power. Kurumu then cries at how vampire blood saved Tsukune and made him seem to be a vampire. She and Yukari watch as Moka immobilizes Kuyou as tells Tsukune to attack. After Tsukune harshly headbutts Kuyou, they watch as the power from the vampire blood runs out, causing Tsukune to faint. Kurumu and the others watch as Moka states that Tsukune's "vampire form" has shown him to be a legitimate student of Yokai Academy.
Two days later Kurumu greets Tsukune good morning, expressing her joy at his recovery. She then tells Tsukune that she's fallen even deeper in love with him after having seen him "at that moment". Before Tsukune can figure it out or Kurumu can blurt out the story, Moka nervously shushes her. Kurumu asks Moka if she's trying to ruin the moment, only for Moka to tell her that Tsukune doesn't remember anything after passing out from Kuyo's fire attack. After expressing her shock loudly about the gap in Tsukune's memory, Kurumu aides Moka in keeping Tsukune from asking questions as both of them worry about him going into shock. As they try to keep Tsukune from wondering about it, Yukari nearly brings it up after greeting Tsukune..to which Kurumu wraps her face in bandages as Moka deflects Tsukune once again.
Later on, as final exams come up, Kurumu finds out about Ms. Ririko's strong arming Tsukune into getting tutoring from her (when he wanted to study with Moka). Exasperated, Kurumu says that Ms. Ririko always does "this". When Tsukune asks what she meant, Kurumu states that thinking outside box is good, but that Ms. Ririko not only goes way too far outside the box, but that she always ends up overdoing things. Kurumu then expresses her frustration that Ms. Ririko has bigger breasts than her, to which Yukari states the immature nature of such jealousy (as Moka dejectedly gazes at her breasts). Kurumu and Yukari exchange snide remarks about each other's lacking in maturity (Kurumu remarks on Yukari's childish chest and Yukari snipes about only Kurumu's body being mature) as Tsukune blushes and exclaims at their frank actions. She then listens as Yukari lays out the pass-fail margins for Tsukune: sub 50% have to take review classes, 50% or above get summer vacation.
Several days after Tsukune begins getting Ms. Ririko's tutoring, Kurumu asks for Yukari to tutor her, to which Yukari refuses...prompting Kurumu to tie her up stating that Yukari should prove what a genius she is by helping her. Kurumu then bumps into a student, which happens to be Tsukune. She and Yukari listen as Tsukune flatly mutters mathematic formulas, which Yukari states are ones that are more advanced than they learned. Kurumu happily says that he's learning it and tries to pounce on him, only for Tsukune to have shuffled off...much to Kurumu and Yukari's surprise.
Kurumu and Yukari pass by where Moka is looking over the notes she made for Tsukune, which Ms. Ririko dismissed as trash, while Yukari mentions that a previous student that Ms. Ririko tutored got really good at math...but seemed to become a slave of hers. Yukari then mentions that Tsukune was acting funny just a while ago, to which Kurumu wonders if Ms. Ririko is doing something evil to him.
After final exams, Kurumu is distressed about getting only a 44 (fail grade) while Moka, Tsukune and Yukari passed: Moka's grade is unknown, Tsukune got an 89 and Yukari scored 100.
Witch's Knoll Arc:
First seen in a flashback where Ms. Nekonome tells the Newspaper Club that their club trip was to do investigative reporting on events in the human world, Kurumu expresses no cares about where she goes...as long as she's with Tsukune.
She and Yukari then breakup (by blind luck) a chance for Tsukune and Moka to kiss, as Yukari shouts that she doesn't want to go and Kurumu finds her additiude hard to tolerate. After exchanging morning greetings with Tsukune, she asks for help in talking sense into Yukari. After Tsukune asks Yukari what the matter is, Kurumu butts in and says Yukari's just scared, like any child would be. Yukari, miffed, calls Kurumu and airhead and drops a washtub on her head as Kurumu snaps back at her. Moka tries calming them down as Tsukune laments in his mind that they aren't off to a good start.
Moments later, they notice the bus is coming and state that Gin failed too many classes and had to take summer school. (The margins mention that Kurumu is playing hooky from summer school.) Before they exit the "Tunnel of the 4th Dimension" Kurumu is seen with mildly anxious expression. After exiting the tunnel, Kurumu listens to Yukari's amazed/nervous exclaimation at the sight of humans, responding casually while being intrigued herself. After passing the "No Trespassing" sign, Kurumu remarks on the issue that they're ignoring it.
After being let off the bus, Kurumu is delighted at the radiance of the field of sunflowers the were let off by, as Moka states that she didn't know humans had such pretty places and asking if they were stopping there. After the Bus Driver states that the locations is haunted/terrorized by inexplicable events, hands Tsukune the local newspaper with warning them to watch their step and leaves with Ms. Nekonome for a place that serves great fish (which piques her interest), the whole club watches them go, very shocked at the sudden exit.
After they try to dissuade them from leaving, Kurumu nags Yukari about her fearful behavior, prompting a fistfight between them, with Moka trying to halt it. When Tsukune reacts to odd actions amongst the sunflowers Kurumu asks him what is it, forgetting that she was yanking on Yukari's cheeks. When Tsukune and Moka's agaitation gets bad, they high-tail it to a remote shack. After Tsukune remarks on the weirdness and asks if they're really in the human world, they all take a look at the newspaper's chilling article: "18 Tourists Missing From Site".
When they're all done reading, Kurumu and Moka are clinging to a terror-stricken Tsukune. Kurumu then remarks about the awful actions of witches, prompting an arguement with sniping at each others monster races and another washtub clocking Kurumu as Tsukune realizes this area is next to the prefecture he grew up in.
Moka voices the idea that Ms. Nekonome brought them to the human world for investigative journalisim, and that they might be expected to investigate. Kurumu then theorizes that they're being tested and that they should surpise her by solving the mystery. Following a nervous look from Tsukune, Yukari shouts the inquiry "Are you trying to get us all killed?!" After Kurumu says Yukari's name, Yukari reminds them they are in the human world and displays from her tarot card deck the Tower card (#16: fortells disaster). Exasperated with Yukari's hysterics, Kurumu glares, and asks Yukari to throw away her "stupid" cards and quit whining.
Kurumu wears a cross expression when she tells Yukari that she's such a baby, and if she's so scared...to go back to school. Hurt, furious and confrontational, Yukari shouts up close to Kurumu's face and charges out, after lodging a tarot card in Kurumu's forehead. As blood squirts around the edges, Kurumu grumbles about how she hates witches.
When Tsukune and Moka hear Yukari scream from being attacked by the Garigari monster plants, and Tsukune fears they passed each other, Kurumu looks worried and then mentally says she's sorry to Yukari. As Yukari's fear reaches it's peak under the Garigari plants attck, Kurumu's insults echo in her head prompting her to turn the monster plants into weed whacker fodder. The club finds her after her overuse of power caused her to pass out. Amazed by Yukari's counterattack, Kurumu reflects on the facts that Yukari didn't run and was awfully stubborn. After retrieving Yukari's witch's hat, she mentally vowed to never call her a baby again as she put it back on Yukari's head. Unfortunately they were unaware that someone observed Yukari's display of magical power and was reporting it to her mistress.
As Tsukune brought water and Moka kept watch over Yukari, who was still unconscious, Kurumu rounded up Yukari's tarot cards and cleaned them off, wondering at both Yukari's sheer power and her fear of the human world. She then added that there was still so much they didn't know about Yukari, and reflected on the differences between witches, monsters and humans. (see Kurumu's remarks about witches after Yukari's prank attack on Tsukune)
When Yukari awakens to the legends about Witch's Knoll and gripes about the accusations without proof, Kurumu expresses her joy at Yukari waking up and asks her how she feels, to which Yukari gives her the cold shoulder. Kurumu then mentally recalls that they were fighting. The club then takes the offer from two young human women (the elder of the two was saved by Yukari) to be driven to the city.
Upon reaching the city, Kurumu expresses her excitement, while Moka seems nervous and Yukari is plainly terrified, despite Tsukune trying to help her relax.
After people notice them, Moka gets flustered by the gazes thrown her way, Kurumu is mildly uncomfortable from the attention she gets but likes it. Guys charge Kurumu and Moka, knocking Tsukune aside and scaring Yukari even worse. After a group of cosplay fans push Yukari into a full-press panic, they all watch as Yukari uses her magic to explode the streetlights, shocking Kurumu and Moka. Tsukune however, gets panicked and grabs Yukari's right hand as the club runs for a deserted alley.
After Yukari has a harsh outburst at humans and Tsukune's lack of understanding, Kurumu grabs Yukari by the shoulder fabric of her cape and asks her what she's saying, likely because of Tsukune's hurt look. Then a crow dives between Kurumu and Yukari breaking the two apart. Holding her skirt down, Kurumu wonder what was that, then seeing that it was a crow. Moka then realizes it is a murder of crows (term for a group of crows). As Kurumu shields herself and Tsukune and Moka wonder at their crazy behavior, Yukari is snatched from their midst.
Having searched but found no sign of Yukari, Kurumu wonders why she would have run off as she was scared of the city. Kurumu then remains silent as Tsukune realizes he really didn't understand Yukari at all, despite their friendship. After Moka states that they all care about each other and need to make Yukari know they accept her whatever she feels, Kurumu looks back and sees a group of crows gathering at a building a short distance away, and realizes that it could be the same crows that attacked them.
Kurumu and Moka are then seen fallen down on top of Tsukune, who is flopped on the rooftop where Ruby and Yukari are hugging. She wtaches Tsukune dust himself off, explain how they found them, tell Yukari he heard what she said (Yukari thinks he's mad), he then yells her name and holds out his hand, suggesting they call the trip a bust and return to Yokai Academy. This surprises Yukari who recalled her awful statements and reaches for Tsukune's extended hand of friendship.
Kurumu then charges Ruby, who had just wounded Tsukune with her sharp wings. Kurumu realizes that Ruby's wings are in the way of any attack as Ruby plans to attack Tsukune and Moka. Yukari gets cut on the face blocking Ruby, who she tells not to attacks her friends. Before Ruby's confusion and rage can let her attack again, they all see Tsukune get up...revitalized by Moka's blood. Kurumu is tearfully happy that Tsukune survived once again, before Ruby rants her thought that Tsukune isn't human seeking to hurt him again. Yukari then sees Ruby's attack hit around Tsukune as she realizes that races didn't matter, as Ruby was attacking mercilessly and Tsukune and her friends were striving to understand. After Yukari cries out Tsukune's name, he dodges Ruby's attack and strikes her in the midriff, knocking her out and hurting her.
At sundown that night, they lamented being unable to find the way to their rest stop, the absence of Ms Nekonome, no way to return to school, and being stuck with Ruby who hated them and was wounded. Kurumu looks skyward and realizes that at night, you can't see the stars from the city, and wonders what will become of them now. They all then behold Yukari have another outburst, but she says all will be okay while she has her friends. Kurumu and company then watch Yukari hug Tsukune's arm and apologizes for her harsh outburst and delcare that she still loves all of them.
After Tsukune speaks Yukari's name, they are amazed to run into Ms. Nekonome and the Bus Driver. The Bus Driver is smoking another cigar as Ms. Nekonome holds several boxes of fish, asking them what they're doing here. Thankful to see her, they shout out their annoyance, before hugging her in relief. As they hug her, Ms. Nekonome remembers she's supposed to be chaperoning them.
Settled in a room at the inn that night, they watch Ruby regain consciousness. Moka and Tsukune are closest, Kurumu is close to Tsukune's back, and Yukari is making some witch's salve to tend to Ruby's wounds. As one could expect, Ruby is hostile as she takes in the situation and tries overdoing her actions, which causes her wounds to pain her. After Ruby gruffly asks where she is and who they are, Tsukune introduces himself by name and as a human, stating that they are on a field trip. Ruby voices her disbelief loudly that a mere human could defeat a powerful witch like her, to which Tsukune states that he borrowed some monster power. When Ruby says 'borrowed' in a baffled voice, Tsukune states that the group consists of a human, Yukari declares herself a Witch, and Moka and Kurumu state that they are monsters, and Tsukune calls them all a "motley crew".
After Ruby grabbed Tsukune by the lapels of his shirt and yelled at him, he flinched badly due to the pain from his still healing wound. Concerned, Moka and Kurumu expessed their concern, Moka spoke his name and Kurumu laid a gentle hand on his back, below his throbbing left shoulder.
The next day, Yukari showed that she'd gotten over her fear of humans, at this Kurumu and the others faces lit up at her bravery at going shopping alone. (Yukari wasn't harrassed by cosplay buffs because she'd left her hat and cape behind) As Yukari handed out the canned drinks she expressed her confidence that differences could be over come, surprising the others. She then hugged Tsukune, prompting an aggravated expression from Kurumu. When Ruby suffered an emotional meltdown, intending to rip off Tsukune's face, Kurumu cried out a warning to Tsukune. After Tsukune offered a can of tea to her with his apologies for humanity's actions, Ruby swatted the can aside saying that it was too late, and that the humans have already incurred "my lady's wrath". The mention of another Witch took the others by surprise.
That night, as Yukari and Ruby stepped out of the room for a chat, Tsukune wondered where they were going, then he noticed Kurumu snuggled close to him, with her robe opened up enough to make only her brassire the boundary between her and Tsukune's blankets. Later Kurumu, Moka, and Tsukune overhear Ruby's tale of her parent's death and her heartache following the loss. Moka is shown looking sad, Kurumu is partially bowed holding to Tsukune, who looks thoroughly ashamed of the human who killed Ruby's parents and his damage of Ruby's opinion on humans.
After Ruby's departure, Kurumu sat with the others as Yukari spoke her regret of not making friends with Ruby, and the Bus Driver's stating that the rift between Witches and humanity was deeper than Tsukune thought. He then mentioned that her "Lady" was likely ready to make her attack on humans, as well as the fact that Tsukune was the only human wise to the facts who could act. In spite of the risks, and the Club's concern for him, he announced his plan to return to Witch's Knoll.
The Club arrived in time to keep Lady Oyakata from hurting Ruby badly and stepped off the bus, ready to help. Alongside Moka and Tsukune, Kurumu was noticeably affected by Oyakata flexing her power. After Yukari refused Oyakata's offer to join her, Kurumu made a childish face at Oyakata. When the first Hanabake monster was called forth, it's emerging startled Kurumu and Tsukune. After knocking Tsukune out of it's attack radius, Kurumu took a combative stance in front of Tsukune, and was surprised when Tsukune told her not to fight back. After the Hanabake hit Tsukune's face, Kurumu was likely just as stunned by Tsukune's urging Oyakata to see the harm hatred was causing Ruby. She was equally shocked when Ruby killed the Hanabake to save Tsukune's life. She then joined the others in seeking to thank Ruby, before Lady Oyakata stabbed her from behind in vindictive retailation.
After Lady Oyakata summoned the rest of the Hanabake army, Kurumu and friends were stunned at the sheer number and Ruby's plea for Oyakata to dampen her ire. After Oyakata sent a group to kill Tsukune, Ruby and the others, Kurumu could no longer stand idly by and attack with her extended nails, shocking Lady Oyakata. Kurumu knew that they hadn't come to fight, but she stated that she couldn't stand by silently as she changed to her true form, vowing not to let anyone raise a hand to Tsukune.
As she directed other Hanabake to attack, Oyakata expressed her disbelief that a monster (she knew Kurumu was a Succubus) would side with humans. She then said she had to kill anyone who stood in her way, but Kurumu cut down several Hanabake before Yukari backed her up. Kurumu and Yukari paused briefly to quip about Yukari's ability to deal with this threat, before resuming the joint attack, which amazed Ruby with their power. After killing multiple Hanabake, Kurumu suggested Oyakata surrender, in spite of being tired and there still being so many foes.
Kurumu is shown at school chewing out Moka for sucking Tsukune's blood. She is later shown handing out newspapers with Tsukune, Outer Moka, and Yukari and hugging Tsukune for the success of their newspaper. When Outer Moka suggests a party she tells her Gin isn't invited. When Mizore appears, Kurumu is suspicious of her. She is later seen talking about Mizore with Yukari. Yukari tells her about freezing a teacher who rejected her in ice. She changes the subject to her cookies laced in love potion. She later saves Outer Moka from Mizore's ice doll. Kurumu then flies Outer Moka to Tsukune, but they crash into him. After Inner Moka defeats Mizore, she hugs Tsukune in relief.
Kurumu and Yukari appear to have lunch with Tsukune, where he mentions the pain from Moka's bite marks, but the subject is lost when Outer Moka shows up.
The next day Kurumu wonders why Tsukune had bandages on his neck and he tells her he got in a fight with monstrels the day before. Kurumu then asks if Outer Moka is hiding something from her she'll be mad because she can't stand Tsukune getting hurt. At Lunch, Kurumu tells Tsukune and Yukari the information about monstrels she got from Gin. Among the facts Gin mentioned was the fact that even the Enforcers (Kuyo's group) were scared of them. Then she questions Tsukune if Moka has anything to do with his neck wound. She says if Moka caused it she'll never forgive her and tells him she would rather die than hurt him. She tries to kiss him, but Tsukune runs off to find Moka.
Later Kurumu, with Yukari, feels something happening to Tsukune. Then Mizore appears and tells them Tsukune was kidnapped by Monstrels. She later appears after Tsukune became a ghoul. Though stunned by Ghoul-Tsukune's brutalilty, Kurumu gets between Moka and Tsukune, pointing out the fact that Inner Moka's shaking, which seems to surprise Inner Moka. Mizore and Yukari join Kurumu in making a blockade to Tsukune. Unfortunately Tsukune attacks Kurumu, proving that he can't distinguish between friends and foes. When Inner Moka tries to kill Tsukune, she cries and asks for someone to help Tsukune. She is later seen after Mikogami seals Tsukune's ghoulish personality away.
Lilith Mirror Arc:
Return to Yōkai Academy Arc
After Yokai Academy reopened, Kurumu found Tsukune and tackled him from behind, only to receive an ice dart to the forehead from Mizore. She and Mizore prepare to fight each other with Tsukune trying to stop them. After saying how it's "destiny" for everyone to in the same class, she glomps Tsukune, saying that they'll protect him.
Kurumu later appears in her full Succubus form after using Witchcraft to cause vines to incapacitate Moka before she flies away with Tsukune. She then tells him she thought something like that could happen before telling him that, if a woman acted strange again, he should come to her or she'll crush him. After Yukari informs her and Mizore of what is really going on, they tie Yukari up and leave her above a sharp icicle patch. They then go to save Tsukune, only to thank Inner Moka.
When the group goes hunting for the Monster Fruit Dorian, she and others get into a contest over who will catch it first, with the winner getting to eat the fruit with Tsukune. After catching it, she reveals she wanted to eat it with Tsukune because she felt like they were steadily splitting apart.
After Moka saves her from the fruit, Kurumu goes into shock over it until Tsukune is eaten as well. Angry, she transforms, only for Inner Moka to bust out of the fruit's gut with Tsukune. Working together, they group beats and then eat the Dorian, where she admits that eating together with everyone was delicious too.
Phantom Thieves Arc
Kurumu then appears when Moka bursts into the classroom, saying 'a visitor' came before watching as the visitor attempts to kill Moka. When Tsukune is hurt, she rips the desk off of him before saying that she'll fight the visitor, only to stop when Moka says it's her sister. She listens as Moka explains the rivalry between her and her sister before asking if what Kokoa did was because of it.
Later, she sends Moka away from Tsukune with a chop before drawing Tsukune to her breasts, saying that he isn't Moka's breakfast. She and Moka then fall down after being hit in the head by ice daggers, only to reappear behind Mizore and hit her in the head with her own dagger. When Kokoa comes into the Newspaper Club classroom, she tells her that if she sticks around too much, she'll "punish her" before getting into an argument with her.
When the Newspaper Club is going to start going around interviewing those that have been attacked, she mocks Kokoa, saying that guesswork wasn't allowed.
New and Old Club members Arc:
Land of Yuki-Onna Arc:
Kurumu was happy to be invited with the rest by Mizori to go to the snow village. She met the mother of Mizori and were with others welcomed by her. However after being there, Kurumu noticed that Mizori and Tsunuke aren't here in the night. Kurumu was angry for the oppertunity, that Mizori took.
Kurumu, Yukari and Moka tried to go look for them, but were stopped by the mother of Mizori. They were suprised of how hard her snowball bullet were hitting. After Kurumu managed to go outside with the others, they were interrupted by a mysterious creature. Few minutes later it disappeared suddenly. They found Tsunuke and Kurumu was shocked that Mizori is kidnapped by Snow Priestress. She went back with the others and decided to work together to save Mizori.
They infiltrated the building, where the arrangement marriage of Mizori takes place. Kurumu and the rest found Miyabi, who told them that it's too late for Mizori. She saw the fake Mizori appeared with a lot of tears and told to them that she was being abused by him. Kurumu wrath was really intense to Miyabi and saw that Tsunuke punched him away.
Kurumu, Tsunuke, Yukari and Moka were looking for Mizori and found her. Mizori told them that her body isn't pure anymore and that she has no reason to live longer. After Mizori willing to fall from the window as a suicide, Kurumu flied to her. Kurumu gave a kiss to Mizori as a comfort to make clear that this is just a kiss, which suprised Mizori. This proves that Kurumu cares a lot for her, despite what she did to Tsunuke that night.
At last Kurumu and the others were facing the second oldest sister of Moka and it was a harsh battle, but Miyabe decided to stop the battle and let them go. The most important for Kurumu was that Mizori is saved and she were smiling to her and the rest.
Second Battle with Fairy Tale Arc:
Moka's Hidden Memories Arc:
Kurumu tries to wake up Inner Moka, Tsukune, and Mizore. When she learns their souls would be trapped in the Rosario if they stay in there too long, She uses her Mind Entering ability that lets her enter Inner Moka's memories.
When Inner Moka's memory world falls apart she appears and crashes into Tsukune (and hugging him). She begins to fly Tsukune, Mizore, and Touhou Fuhai out of the Rosario, but loses grip of Tsukune. She is later seen grabbing Tsukune with Mizore after hearing his confession. While trying to bring Tsukune and Mizore out of the Rosario she begins to grow weak and loses consciousness leaving them stranded until Touhou Fuhai helps them.
She is later seen when Moka was taken to Fairy Tale.
Preparations for Saving Moka Arc:
Kurumu had a nightmare (that actually happend in reality), where Tsunuke said he will always be by Moka's side. After Tsukune woke up, he had to go under the human modification operation in order to become stronger, Kurumu was starting to worry about him due the warning of Touhou Fuhai about the high risk. She looked at his eyes and saw he was only thinking about saving Moka, which made her nightmare more clear. She cried and ran away.
Kurumu was suffering from the pain that naturally happens to Succubus, because if Tsukune is with Moka, then she will die. Gin appeared to comfort her and told her to forget it, but Kurumu refused.
While Tsunuke was suffering during his operation by Touhou Fuhai, Kurumu felt that as well. Kurumu ran back and saw that Tsunuke transformed into something that is even worse than a ghoul, which made usually impossible to bring him back to normal. Tsunuke tried even to kill Kurumu, but barrier prevented that. Touhou Fuhai was intend to kill him, but Kurumu was screaming not to do that. Despite Fuhai was tolding her the consequenses of the world, she still refused and said that Tsukune is more important to her than the world. Kurumu tried to go through the barrier to reach Tsunuke.
After Kurumu reached him, she gave him a kiss to make contact into his mind and soul. She told Tsukune not to worry and that she loves him forever. Thanks to her, Fuhai was able to use his last needle to finish the operation and that became a succes.
She saw that tsunuke woke up. After Fuhai told him everything about what happend, he knows that Kurumu was the one who saved him. She was shy after Tsunuki was blushing to her and he remembers how she saved him. It was like Kurumu was in the heavens with him, but it was interrupted by Ruby, Mizori and Yukari.
Infiltrating Fairy Tale Saving Moka Arc:
After infiltrating Fairy Tale and meeting Hokuto again, she tells him that they don't fully trust him and, if he laid a hand on Tsukune, he would be the one they took down first. She later thinks that he might be pretending to lead them while actually giving them to his boss, only for him to tell her that its a gate they need to travel through.
When the group arrives in the room for the meeting, she is seen looking up at Gyokuro Shuzen. She reacts in shock when Gyokuro announces she senses them before throwing an enormous pillar at them. She is then seen running away with Tsukune and the others, only to run into a group of Fairy Tale grunts. After easily defeating them, Tsukune says that they should continue on, only for Hokuto to say that the plan is over.
She reacts angrily when Hokuto says that he will part ways with them, only for Ruby to point out that it would be safer for them to continue with the plan.
When the group gets to the second floor of the basement, she remarks about how there were less people the deeper they went. Tsukune then says he detected a strange presence, which causes Kurumu to note the electricity that is gathering and gaining shape.
As Ruby steps forward to battle Raika, Kurumu mutters about the amount of energy that the subdivision leader had. She watches the battle continues on and expresses her concern about Ruby's health when she uses her Iron Maiden ability.
Later, after Raika has been defeated, the group moves on, only to come at a fork in the road. She then asks if they could believe Fang-Fang in the path that they should take. When Fang-Fang says he'll stay behind to pick up his coins, she tells him he needs to pull himself together before leaving. Later, after getting through some traps, she angrily remarks that Fang-Fang's fortune-telling is almost never right.
Sometime later, everyone hears an ominous sound, which causes them all to turn around. However, because they need to move forward, they have to ignore it, but not without Kurumu hoping that Yukari and Fang-Fang are alright. The group is then stopped by Miyabi, who then tells them are being targeted. Kiria then jumps down from the roof before activating a teleportation technique.
When Tsukune and Ruby are sent away, Kurumu angrily demands to know where they were sent, only for Mizore to hold her back. This proves a good thing as, otherwise, she would've gotten seriously hurt. She then remarks about how Kiria must've finally revealed his "true nature" before he attacks them.
Later, after leaving with Mizore when Miyabi tells them to (holding off Kiria) she says she wants to go back, worried about what happened to Tsukune and Ruby. Seconds later, an intense blast of Yoki hits them, and Mizore asks if she still wants to go back. Shaking her head, the two continue on.
Kurumu is later seen entering the room where Moka and Alucard are kept and says that they've come to save her before transmitting a signal (saying that they've found Moka) to the others. When Moka starts screaming, she and Mizore rush forward, only for Kurumu to discover an invisible barrier around her. Moka then tells them to run, as she doesn't think she can hold Alucard back any longer, only for Kurumu to tell her to hold on before she tries to enter the barrier.
However, before she can, Akua emerges from the ground behind her. She then rushes towards Akua, only to be cut in half by Akua's Jigen-Tou. Her body then falls to the ground.
Later, when Akua reveals the true purpose behind the seal, Kurumu's body rises up from the ground before attempting to grab Akua, saying that she would never let that happen. She then dodges Akua's blow as her body "heals" itself and Akua realizes she had "killed" an illusion. Together with Mizore, she rushes forward towards Akua and says that they'll take Moka back.
Kurumu is later seen laying on the ground, thinking of how unreal Akua's strength was. Akua then states that their combination of ice and illusion would've taken down a subdivision leader before attempting to kill Mizore. Moka stops her with her voice and tells them that she knows that she's a fake personality.
Getting up, Kurumu clasps hands with Mizore before telling Moka that she's their "strongest, most invincible" rival in love before they use White and Black Duet, Number 13: Last Waltz. Going in, she amplifies Mizore's ice with her illusions and remembers Tohou's advice on how to defeat Akua.
While continuing their attack, Kurumu thinks about what "fake" was. She thinks about all of their feelings for Outer Moka and how she had tried to hate her so many, many times. Their attack, however, proves ineffective as Akua appears and cuts both of them down. Falling to her knees, she tells Moka that, whatever happened, not to make Tsukune cry. Seconds later, she collapses, which then causes the release of Moka's seal.
When Alucard awakens and its tentacles pierce through the flooring, it is revealed that Inner Moka saved them before their bodies are placed on the ground when Akua goes after Tsukune. When Ruby goes looking for them during the battle between Tsukune and Akua, she finds them missing before being knocked out.
She is later seen by Ruby when she wakes up, being healed by Yukari's healing worm summon alongside Mizore.
Powers & Abilities
As a Succubus, Kurumu has a wide array of powers and abilities such as:
- Flight: As a Succubus, Kurumu has the natural ability of flight.
- Superhuman Strength: Kurumu has notable strength, being able to slice trees in half with her claws and carry multiple people at once.
- Allure: Being a succubus, Kurumu possesses powers of Allure, which she can use to hypnotize males. This technique, however, only seems to last a few minutes.
- Claws: Kurumu's claws can easily cut through trees and enemies with ease.
- Illusions: Later on, Kurumu displays further powers, employing the use of strong illusions to wrap vines around a slug Yōkai, Nagare Kano, who was blackmailing her in order to take ecchi pictures of her, defeating him completely. Despite being sealed, Inner Moka was stunned that Kurumu displayed such power because the use of illusions are usually displayed by the higher ranked succubi.
- Enhanced Allure: As a Succubus who can use Illusions, Kurumu has displayed the ability to affect an entire crowd of males with her Allure. Unlike her original Allure, this display hypnotized Tsukune for several hours.
- Mind Entering: Recently, she has shown her ability to travel into people's minds via her tail. Its revealed that she can't stay in the dream too long or it will exhaust her body. Later, she shows that she can enter a person's mind with a kiss, like she did with Tskune to bring his soul back.
- Barrier Entering: When Tohou Fuhai said he was going to kill Tsukune, Kurumu managed to force herself through his barrier. This is especially interesting as that barrier was set to kill anything that tried to get through it.
- Basic Witchcraft: In the second manga series, she is learning basic witchcraft to help with the strength of her illusions along with Mizore.
- Hand to Hand comatant: Like Mizore, she was also trained by Ginei during the summer break in hand-to-hand combat in an effort for the two to become strong enough to overcome Inner Moka in a fight.
During the summer break, she and Mizore have come up with at least three joint attacks, though, based on White and Black Duet, Number 13: Last Waltz, they could've developed 13.
- White and Black Duet, Number 3: After Kurumu has transformed into her true form, she will pick up Mizore before twirling around. As this happens, Mizore seems to release a barrage of ice shards from her Ice Claws.
- White and Black Duet, Number 9: After appearing behind a target, Kurumu and Mizore will both slice him/her with their claws and launch the target into the air. Based on what Mizore said, they had waited a long time to use this against Inner Moka.(English Translantion of Manga called this duet "Anti-Reverse Moka Esoteric")
- White and Black Duet, Number 13: Last Waltz: After clasping hands with Kurumu, ice will begin to form in the air above a target. It quickly forms into a good-sized piece of sharpened ice that descends towards a target. The true power of this technique is not known, though she and Kurumu had to jump away to avoid the shockwave that it caused.
- "I...don't want to be just another friend of Tsukune, Th...That's why I..."
- (To Tsukune): It's okay now... you'll be fine... I love you, Tsukune. I'll stay by your side forever and protect you.
- (To Tsukune): "Don't worry. Your buzzum buddy will make it all better"
- (To Outer Moka): 'Just what the hell is "fake"?. Then what does that make Tsukune's feelings for you? What does that make our feelings?
- (To Outer Moka): In truth, there were so many times where I thought "If only I could hate you." If only I could hate you. If only I could hate you. I thought that so many, many times...
- It's strange, isn't it? I'd thought that living for love was everything to me and yet...... that's why I won't let anyone say those feelings are fake.
- "A Succubus is a creature that lives on love. I'd gladly die for love!"
- As a running gag in the series,she often hugs Tsukune with her breasts to try and seduce him but usually ends up suffocating him.
- Aside from evil Yokai, Kurumu isn't truly able to feel hatred, this could be an effect of being a Succubus, which lives on love. (Love is usually regarded as the emotion opposite to Hatred)