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Ankoku Shinwa


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Dark Myth
Japanese: 暗黒神話

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 26, 1990 to Feb 23, 1990
Producers: Daiei
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Unknown
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 4.341 (scored by 483 users)
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Ranked: #75912
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Popularity: #6310
Members: 1,184
Favorites: 2
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Synopsis

Long ago there were fierce gods of legends who shook the earth to its foundation with their power. There are now prehistoric rivals from the primitive times in Japan, that fought to protect their secrets in the present day. The God of Darkness Susanoah-oh is now sleeping in the shadows of the underworld waiting for his rebirth. However his coming hasn't gone unoticed. There are agents from the Kikuchi Clan (descendants of Japans first inhabitants) who have seen the warning signs of the spreading of darkness's bringing. These investigators are armed with ancient knowledge and artifacts who are willingly prepared to face the God of Darkness. Now they must fight the assembled spirits of hell to find the one young boy who is chosen by fate to grasp the chaotic might of the deadly Gods.

(Source: ANN)

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Miya
Miya
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Staff

Annou, Takashi
Annou, Takashi
Director, Episode Director, Script
Ookuma, Akira
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director
Wolskel, John
Wolskel, John
Script
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
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Archaeon
Dec 25, 2008
There's a long standing debate about what the worst anime ever made actually is. Some people like to think that shows like Neon Genesis Evangelion, or Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, or even some harem rom-com or blatantly ecchi shows is the worst.

To the people who think of shows like those I say this - be glad you've never watched Dark Myth.

Dark Myth is quite literally the worst anime ever made - period. It is to anime what Plan 9 From Outer Space is to movies - and then some.

The story actually had a half-decent premise, in that the God of Darknes, Susanoah-oh, is read more
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Nicholaevich
Apr 26, 2016
Ankoku Shinwa (Dark Myth to those of us who watched it dubbed because who the fuck would sub this piece of shit) is a mystery on multiple levels. Not only do you not know what's happening onscreen, but you are also left wondering what happened offscreen. Questions like "What were they thinking?" and "Who the fuck thought this was presentable?" will flood your mind.

Explaining Dark Myth to someone who hasn't watched it is difficult. Even though you can describe it perfectly, the other person probably isn't quite going to understand unless you flat out give them some sort of example read more
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WILDskf
Aug 13, 2013
I'm not entirely sure why this anime gets such a bad reputation. Everyone I've ever talked to who has seen it says that it is terrible, but I feel like it really wasn't that bad at all.

Okay, so the art design and sound is definitely not up to par with what anime was being broadcast at the time, but it's not the art or sound that makes this suspense anime what it is. Frankly, I found the slow tense pacing of this anime very enjoyable- it's hard to find good horror anime that doesn't immediately throw tricks at you right out of the gate. A read more
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