|Kuro Arashi: The Prequel Story|
|Written by||Chris Ganale|
|Original run||November 21, 2007 – ongoing|
- "What was the start of all this? When did the cogs of fate begin to turn? Perhaps it's impossible to grasp that answer now, from deep within the flow of time. But for a certainty, back then, we loved so much, yet hated so much. We hurt others and were hurt ourselves. Yet even then, we ran like the wind. As our laughter echoed under cerulean skies."
- —Lyrics from Time's Scar
Kuro Arashi: The Prequel Story is a fan fiction authored by Chris Ganale, as part of the Project Arashi series of works. It is the tale of the events before Kuro Arashi: The Black Storm, and follows the events of two year's time while the Love Hina characters and Seno Nakakami's lives at Hinata-Sou. It follows closely the events of the Love Hina anime, going in an episodical sequence, but adapting the events to suit the Kuro Arashi universe.
Seno Nakakami returns to Hinata-Sou after his years in America. He is reunited with Keitaro Urashima and meets the residents of the Hinata Inn (with some roughly introductions between he and Motoko Aoyama). The Hinata residents decide, after some talk, that it would be acceptable that Seno live with them at Hinata-Sou temporarily. As such, Motoko asks Seno to be her sparing partner, due to the fact he is an accomplished swordsman.
Of the reviews with notable content, the story seems to be favored by readers.
- The Prequel Story follows the episodes of the anime mostly episode by episode, starting with episode 7 in relation to the prologue.