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Artwork of Kurokyura, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

Kurokyura[1] is a vampire enemy in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

Kurokyura appears near the Goal of the first stage of the Pumpkin Zone. To attack, it sends small bats known as Minikyura towards Mario. Mario gets hurt if he touches Kurokyura from the sides, but can defeat it by jumping on its head or shooting a fireball at it as Fire Mario. According to the Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten, Kurokyura is the master of the building of this stage long before the events of Super Mario Land 2.[2]

Super Mario (Kodansha manga)[edit]

Kurokyura also appears in the Kodansha Super Mario manga in the Super Mario Land 2 arc, where it takes the role of Wario's right-hand man. Instead of summoning Minikyura bats, Kurokyura takes the form of one, which is first seen when he flies in through a window of Mario's castle to report to Wario after Mario and friends retrieve the Golden Coin of the Pumpkin Zone. Shortly after Mario and Luigi enter Mario's castle and defeat hoards of enemies, Kurokyura appears as a Minikyura and steals their sack of Carrots. The brothers give chase, and eventually find it in Wario's throne room, where it returns to its vampire form and aids Wario in handling Luigi. After Mario is quick to defeat Wario, Kurokyura tosses him a Carrot so he will power up. It is eventually defeated when Luigi prepares garlic soup and forcefully feeds it to it.

Later on, however, it reappears, aiding Wario in framing Mario by disguising as Luigi and robbing a bank. Their plan goes wrong, and they get arrested alongside the true counterparts, however, Peach claims that Wario's group (still disguised as the heroes) are the innocent party. After Mario and co escape, they are able to save Peach and defeat Wario's gang again.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族しゅぞく ゴースト族
性格せいかく お人好し
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Good-natured
Game appearances: Land 2
I don't like fighting.
The mysterious western pavilion was built before people lived in Mario Land. The master of this place is Kurokyura. He fights by sending his minion Minikyura (P214) to fight, but he does not attack himself. He can be defeated by simply stepping on him.

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bio: その場から動かず、ミニキュラを次々と出してくる。[3] (He does not move from his spot and brings out one Minikyura after another.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロキュラ[4][5]
Portmanteau of「黒」(kuro, black) and "Dracula"


German Kurocula
From Japanese
Italian Dracula[7]


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ a b Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 75.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land 2 section, page 75.
  4. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 14.
  5. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 18: Super Mario Land 2 Part 1. Page 7.
  6. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 7.
  7. ^ Club Nintendo (Italy) Numero 1 - 1993, page 24. "Devi distruggere i mostri psicotici con la maschera da hockey, gli amichetti "BOO" e anche lo stesso Dracula che si mette tra te e lo showdown finale con la strego." (You must destroy the psychotic monsters with hockey masks, the "BOO" buddies, and even Dracula himself who stands between you and the final showdown with the witch.)
  8. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75