English: A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives
Synonyms: Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi, Itsuten, Itsu-ten
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2011 to Sep 24, 2011
25 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 6.901 (scored by 13748 users)
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SynopsisTaito has been really sleepy lately, and keeps dreaming of a female vampire who says she has given him her "poison." Sometimes he even thinks he hears her voice when he's awake. But after surviving an accident that should have killed him, Taito's world changes drastically and he realizes that his dreams are more real than he thought.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi
Side story: Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi OVA
Other: Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi Picture Drama, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi Special
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Before I start I have to say this is my first review. I chose this anime for my first review simply because I can't find any anime right now that I have a clearer view on. I'm no gonna hate on this things, but I'm not gonna lie for it. When it comes down to it I have only two words for Itsuka Tenma "What? and Why?"
This is my biggest problem with Itsuka Tenma and what set me off. I came into this anime with high hopes, not so high that mediocrity would destroy my views but some expectations and I really tried to like it but...yeah.
The story is rushed and has little to no depth at all. The main character is thrown into a world of magic and demons...how is this going on? He acquires magic power from a vampire...ok seems alright, his school is connected to a demon world that was not explained whatsoever...hmph and now its happy, happy relationship time while all of this is going down...LOGIC!, he and his classmate fight demons with magic he obtained from a book and a sword from...who knows where?and enemies that they fight because, well because their just there and I could go on with the rest but well you get what i'm saying.
Some people say its about them building their relationship and overcoming odds. Well if was about that I'm pretty sure they would put some logical frosting on this plot cake they call a relationship build, but no you put shounen strawberries and ecchi chocolate and you get this disaster.
The art was pretty standard. I like the effect they put on Himea's hair but aside from that it was pretty good, but nothing to write home about.
The sound was basic, everything fit in to the background and the mood but nothing really stood out.
The characters were nothing special, none of them had any personality that stood out or we haven't seen before.
Taito - the common shounen male main character "I have to become stronger to protect blah blah blah" you know the drift.
Himea - the love sick puppy who needs her main character to save her even though he's hopeless.
Gekkou - the douche who thinks he's better than everyone and he really ups the douche factor to 10.
Mirai - the ecchi bait, who's just their to be stupid and act cute
The other characters aren't really worth mentioning because they just aren't.
Honestly I tried to look past the bland characters and lack of story, but the human mind can only take so much. Some people might enjoy it if they can look past its weak points, but I couldn't so I just quit it was slightly enjoyable but not enough make you want to come back.
The lack of story, generic characters and normal everything else makes Itsuka Tenma a ball of wasted potential. I came in with high hopes but was let down.
Overall its a forced romance with an off-putting story and some decent fights.
Open endings, don't you just hate them? It's okay when a sequel is made but nothing of the sort is even planned. This is something Zexecs keeps doing, examples of this are Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu, Chrome Shelled Regios and of course this series, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi. However this series lacks a lot of things that the two other series listed above have. It doesn't leave you wanting for more like the other two.
The story is a mess. For a series that is only twelve episodes long, it jumps from place to place a lot. Although the events do have some sort of connections to each other, they seem to come out of nowhere. Even though there are a lot of things happen, the plot hardly goes anywhere. Almost everything that happens is not interesting or memorable. The ending does set itself up for a sequel but here’s the problem, when has Zexecs ever created a sequel to anything? The answer to that question is never, and it’s not just this anime produced by Zexecs that has an ending like this. They have produced a number of anime that don’t have a conclusive ending. However despite having a lot of negatives, the series does have some positives to it. The plot does have some uniqueness to it and it is not as predictable as one may think. The creativeness was there and if the series had been executed better who knows, the plot may have been interesting.
Any series that can develop characters well in 12 or 13 episodes deserves applause because that isn’t a lot of time to really give any character any deep development. Like many other series of that length, it falls short in the character department. The main male protagonist isn’t very bright, he just dives head first into any given situation without thinking anything out. He is nearly immortal but nearly dies on numerous occasions because of his own recklessness but without his reckless nature nothing interesting would happen so it’s understandable to why they made the character this way. He also doesn’t develop much through-out the series, he remains almost unchanged from the beginning to the end of the series. At least he isn’t oblivious or spineless. He does realize the love triangle that he is in even though it is blatantly obvious. The female characters don’t develop much either and they can also get pretty annoying with how clingy they are. They have no depth to their character. The side characters aren’t that much better either, none of the characters really stand out and aren’t memorable at all but since the series was only 12 episodes long, we can’t really expect much.
The art is colorful is say the least. Every character has a different hair color and some have more than one hair color but it looks like they got lazy with the character designs, they look very basic, nothing popping out and two of them even look the same. The animation is pretty average, not bad but not outstanding either, it looks like something you would expect from any other anime.
The sound is pretty average too. Nothing special, the opening is fast which gets you pumped and the ending is very sweet. Both are catchy but nothing special.
The genre of the anime gives the creators a lot of flexibility and because of that, there is a certain degree of expectation. It can be entertaining but at the end of the day the series just falls flat on its face.
Overall the series is very unique but it is lacking in many areas and negatives really overshadow the positives.
Both of these anime contain slap stick panty humor, not to mention the animation has an experimental side to them and they also happen to have a simular feel.
Young guy and unhinged loli 'magic girl'.
Death isn't a problem in either series, as both leading males are immortal, therefore, this series is grizzily for the sake of it.
'Zombie is a comedy with a somewhat serious tone, whilst Itsuka' seems entirly serious.
Both involve immortal protagonists & are great shows.
Both feature immortal main protagonists and vampires
Both are light hearted at first, but become more dark as the series progresses.
Plus, both main guys are immortal, except Taito can only die so many times.
In both the main character dies in the first episode by being run over by a truck, and the rest of the series deals with the ramifications of that on the rest of the characters.
Both have girls with dark magic that gave a boy immortality.
The protagonist of these stories can be 'taken apart' as much as they desire o3o
Both series contain the supernatural with the main protagonist being the center of it all. The main character are also considered "immortal" after a certain incident. Of course, that brings in the romance between him and the main character.
Both series also contain a lot of comedy, fan-service, drama, and action. While Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? is humor, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi is a bit more serious. Still though, both series are titles that may spark your interest if you're interested in some fun entertainment.
They are both a supernatural anime with super powerful female lead characters. The leading male characters both happen to stumble upon the female leads and the girls both happen to save their lives. Later on something happens to both the female leads and the male leads along with their friends try to rescue them.
The characters have similar personalities, the story line is chaotic and the art style very similar. The series also have supernatural elements and the characters have some of the same powers.
These two anime really have the same feel about them.
The protagonist of these stories try their best to be hero and protects those who are improtant to him.
Both have a lead protagonist that wants to become strong for the one he loves. In both of them the lead never does.
It has the same cliche childhood friend concept.
Both have a seemingly large group of protagonists.
1) both have a girl that turns into yandere
2) both have a love triangle
3) characters have similar personalities
4) both have a guy who can't really do anything
5) both have a different world where they fight ridiculously looking monsters
Opening Theme"Once" by Hitomi Harada
Ending Theme#1: "Utsusemi (空蝉)" by Shikata Akiko (eps 1-2, 4, 7, 12)
#2: "Sparkling Kiss" by Iori Nomizu (eps 3, 8)
#3: "Strawberry eyes" by Yamazo (eps 5, 6, 10)
#4: "Secret Tears" by Mina (ep 9)
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