|108 Stars Chitan Star|
Illustration Kawano Junko
Illustration Tsukada Michihiko
|Age||20 (kobold years), 16 (human years) (S1)|
|Birth Year||SY 442|
|From||Kobold Village (Toran)|
|Family||One unnamed brother|
Kuromimi (クロミミ, Kuromimi, Black Ears) is a supporting character in Suikoden. Kuromimi is a kobold warrior who set out to rescue Kobold Village's townspeople from the effects of Kwanda Rosman's Conqueror Rune and later arose to the position of Chief of Kobold Village.
Kuromimi is a valiant young kobold warrior, driven by a quest to find a cure for the afflicted kobolds of Kobold Village, who were driven into a frenzy by Kwanda Rosman's Conqueror Rune. He was a kind-hearted kobold who cared deeply for his friends and family.
In his pursuit of a cure, Kuromimi journeyed to the Village of the Dwarves, seeking their assistance. However, his efforts proved fruitless as the dwarves refused to provide any remedy. Undeterred, he later aligned himself with the Toran Liberation Army, joining forces to combat the Imperial Army and thwart Kwanda's malevolent schemes, particularly in protecting the Village of the Elves.
Even when surrounded by the Imperial Army in the Kobold Village, Kuromimi never gave up, admonishing the beleaguered Liberation Army group. After the successful defeat of Kwanda Rosman in the Battle at Pannu Yakuta Castle, Kuromimi experienced a heartwarming reunion with his now-cured mother and brother, whose joyous excitement led them to repeatedly exclaim his name.
Even after accomplishing his initial goal, Kuromimi expressed his desire to continue serving the greater cause. Filled with determination, he opted to join the Liberation Army, acknowledging that even if his people were now better, the nation as a whole still faced challenges.
Throughout his time with the army, he demonstrated his compassionate nature while training and fighting alongside Gon, a younger kobold who greatly admired the seasoned warrior. Kuromimi wielded a sword of excellent craftsmanship, though he opted not to give it a special name, similar to his friend Gon, preferring simplicity. He and Gon both preferred the outdoors at Toran Castle, enjoying the sun on their fur.
Upon the conclusion of the Gate Rune War, Kuromimi returned to Kobold Village, where his bravery and compassion were recognized. He was appointed as the Village Chief, taking on a leadership role and ensuring the prosperity of his people.
|Recruited automatically prior to the Battle at Pannu Yakuta Castle.|
|Protects||This character does not protect anyone|
|Rune||No rune attached|
|Stat Growth Rate|
|Name||Type||Soldiers||Lead ATK||Sub ATK|
|Kobolds & Pal||Bow||60||9||4|
|Name||Sword||Good Sword||Excellent Sword|
|W Type||W Level||Element|
Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG
|199||Kuromimi||Leader||Booster Pack Vol.2|
Suikoden Sony PlayStation portrait
- Kuromimi is listed as "Black Ears" in the United States Suikoden manual. This is likely because the words kuro and mimi mean black and ears, respectively, in Japanese.
- Despite giving a speech where he is portrayed as the leader of the kobolds unit, Kuromimi is actually only a subordinate of the kobolds unit; the Commander is the non-kobold Fu Su Lu.
Other languages and releases
|Chinese simplified (HDR)||黑耳|
|Chinese traditional (HDR)||黑耳|
|Chinese pinyin||Hēi ěr|
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 93-4
- Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.9 (ISBN 4-7753-0088-1), page 78
- Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 61
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 49, 52