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Yami no Matsuei (Manga)

Yami no Matsuei

Alternative Titles

English: Descendants of Darkness
Synonyms: Descendants of Darkness
Japanese: 闇の末裔


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 1995 to ?
Authors: Matsushita, Yoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 7.871 (scored by 2675 users)
Ranked: #14082
Popularity: #762
Members: 5,513
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The business of Death is never done. Asato Tsuzuki works as a Shinigami, or "Guardian of Death," in the Ministry of Hades. It's his duty to make sure that the souls of the dead reach the afterlife, but contrary ghosts and humanity's evils keep getting in the way of a job well done. With all these problem assignments, will he ever get a bonus...or will he be stuck paying back damages for all eternity? (Source: Viz)

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Adaptation: Yami no Matsuei


Kurosaki, Hisoka
Muraki, Kazutaka
Tsuzuki, Asato
 Chief Konoe
Chief Konoe
Gushooshin, Otouto

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Mar 25, 2013
I began reading this manga way back in high school, and although I adored it then, after years of holding it off, my opinion has changed.

I will admit that although I was a shounen-ai fangirl when I was a teenager, I have sense moved on. I still love the genre, but not as much as when I was in puberty. With that in mind, bear with me.

Characters: I begin with this because sadly this is what actually brought down the entire manga for me. The main character, Tsuzuki, is actually a huge issue for me. Although I do usually despise the "main character is a read more
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Sep 29, 2012
Before I begin, I want to state that actually, I'm not a yaoi fangirl. I support pairings of all kinds, but I'm not by any stretch a yaoi fangirl. Though this manga does contain situations suggestive of shonen-ai, that's not really the point of this story. This manga, I think, can be enjoyed by anyone. Those that like yaoi will enjoy the subtext between the (3) main characters, but others can enjoy this manga just as much, provided they have an open mind, anyway.
So I picked this manga up because I like shinigami. I enjoy reading about shinigami and I think these stories with shinigami read more
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Both series are about protagonists who use their spiritual powers to help the living and the recently deceased. Both also start off relatively lighthearted and gradually get darker in tone, though Yami no Matsuei is a lot quicker about it than Tokyo Babylon. The situation between Subaru and Seishirou turns out to have some striking similarities with the Hisoka-Muraki backstory as well.
I'd recommend Legal Drug because it's pretty much two males partnered up to do mysterious jobs. Both manga has a serious side to the story and a humorous side as well. You can kind of consider both as shounen-ai as well.
Seriously, If you liked one of these two, you HAVE to read the other. They are both about supernatural beings who take care of the souls of the departed. They both have shounen-ai tones, and they both have super cool characters. I love those two mangas.
Light shounen ai/yaoi supported by a solid fantasy story.
Although the plot doesn't have anything in common, the resemblance of the atmosphere, the character grouping and the caracters' personalities is too good to pass :) Enjoy them both!
KtN likely took some inspiration from YnM. Ikuta has goofy mannerisms that hide a painful past like Tsuzuki. Hisui is "special" and alternatively sweet and abrasive like Hisoka (but less extreme); both need the other's protection, but want to become more useful. Matsushita claims YnM is not BL, yet loaded it with rather unsubtle subtext. KtN is similar in that it the characters seem straight, yet it often veers a little too far over that bromance line.

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