(黒神, Kuro Kami
?) is a Japanese manga series story authored by Dall-Young Lim and art by Sung-Woo Park, which is published in Japan under Square Enix in Young Gangan
, a bi-monthly magazine which publishes seinen manga. The story is set in modern day Tokyo, Japan at the beginning before the scenery changes to the island of Okinawa in the middle of the story. The word "Black" in the title refers to the character Kuro as it means black in Japanese. "God" in the title refers to the fact that Kuro is a superhuman or a Mototsumitama. In France and in French-speaking countries and territories, the manga goes under the name Kurokami: Black God
The manga was created entirely by a Korean manhwa team led by both Lim and Park. Since none of them were familiar with the entire Japanese language, they would make fun of this flaw and on some occasions poke fun at themselves in omake segments drawn at the end of each manga volume.
Black God was among four manga titles licensed by Yen Press along with Zombie-Loan, Alice on Deadlines and Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna when it was announced by their panel at the New York ComicCon2007 convention in 2007. 3 volumes are already released with a 4th one scheduled for October 2008 and a fifth one coming on 2009.
An anime adaptation has been announced recently, with animation work to be done by Sunrise. It is set for airing on January 2009.