For the episode of the same name, see Kuroyuri (episode).

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

The town included canals, stores, a marketplace and a large cherry blossom tree.


The symbol of Kuroyuri

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 split with the group in order to avoid visiting the village. At some point, a 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 spray painted the word "bandits" over the village's name.

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  • Nora and 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.