For the episode of the same name, see Kuroyuri.
Ren really didn't want to come here, did he?

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Kuroyuri was a village on the continent of Anima. It was the hometown of Lie Ren and his parents before it was destroyed by Grimm.


The town was bright and colorful and filled with simple raised houses. It had a canal running through it and it was surrounded by a wall. It had a main avenue leading from the entrance to the main square. The center of the city features an open area with a large cherry blossom tree where merchants set a small market place. There were also many stores situated in that area.

The city was filled with potted plants, bushes and the canal had lotus flowers.

While the city appears to be built by and for wealthy settlers, similarly to Oniyuri, there were also poor refugees like Nora Valkyrie.

Notable inhabitants include Li Ren and his family. Li was a hunter who lost his life protecting his son and fighting the Nuckelavee that destroyed the city.



Ren hints that Kuroyuri's creation was similar to that of Oniyuri. Oniyuri was built by people from Mistral disillusioned with the way the Kingdom ran things and decided to built their own. Sadly, both kingdoms shared the same fate by being overrun by Grimm.

It was the hometown of Lie Ren and was where he first met Nora Valkyrie, who was a homeless child at the time. Kuroyuri was destroyed after a group of Grimm attacked the village, the Nuckelavee among them. Ren's parents, Li Ren and An Ren, were killed during the attack.


Years later, Ruby Rose and Jaune Arc carry a debilitated Qrow Branwen into the town in search of medicine to heal him, only to find it completely abandoned and empty. Ren and Nora had previously split with the group in order to avoid visiting the village. At some point, the Nuckelavee resided in a cave overlooking the village, and at the end of the episode "Kuroyuri", it is seen heading toward the village.

In "No Safe Haven", Team RNJR fight and defeat the Nuckelavee there. Later in the same episode, Yang Xiao Long is seen at a fork in the road with her motorcycle. There is a sign pointing to Kuroyuri, but someone has painted the word "bandits" over the village's name.

Known Residents

The symbol of Kuroyuri


  • Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren are the only known survivors of the Grimm's attack.
  • "Kuroyuri" is the Romanized spelling of the Japanese name for Fritillaria camschatcensis. It means "love" or "curse" in the Japanese language of flowers.[1]
    • It also directly translates to black lily,[2] which is the town's symbol.


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