The story follows a 12th-century man named Kurō, who was inspired by the real-life historical figure Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Kurō flees into the mountains after losing to his brother Minamoto no Yoritomo — the first Shogun to rule all of Japan. History records that he committed suicide, but instead, Kurō meets a strange, beautiful woman named Kuromitsu in her mountain hermitage. Eventually, Kurō falls in love with Kuromitsu, but then realizes she conceals a dark secret. He learns that he is unable to die and continues to live for a thousand years as Japan evolves into a future society.
In 2008, director Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Death Note) and the anime studio Madhouse adapted Takashi Noguchi‘s 2002-2006 Kurozuka manga. The manga itself adapted a supernatural action novel by Baku Yumemakura (Onmyoji, The Summit of the Gods).
Sony released the anime on home video in 2012.
Source: Zee Café via @AnimeNewsIndia