Kuronue is a character who appears only in the Yu Yu Hakusho movie, Yu Yu Hakusho, The Movie: Poltergeist Report. He was the close friend and fellow thief of Kurama when he was Demon Fox Kurama. During a heist, Kuronue loses his valuable pendant as he and the demon fox attempt to escape and goes back for it. He is fatally wounded and uses his last breath telling his friend to run away. In the movie, one of the gods of the Netherworld uses a transforming power to take the guise of Kuronue while fighting Kurama. He twists Kurama's memories to convince Kurama that he himself orchestrated Kuronue's death. The spell is broken when the fake Kuronue throws away the pendant and attacks Kurama from behind, things that the real Kuronue would never do. Kurama, angry that his friend's memory had been tarnished, shows his first real moment of rage and loss of composure and violently destroys Kuronue's impersonator. Kuronue is a bat-like demon or chimera.
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