Yami no Matsuei
Descendants of Darkness
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Alternative Titles

English: Descendants of Darkness
Synonyms: Descent into Darkness, The Darker Descendant
Japanese: 闇の末裔

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2000 to Dec 18, 2000
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Starchild Records, Movic
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, MagicMagic, ShoujoShoujo, Shounen AiShounen Ai, VampireVampire
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.091 (scored by 2061320,613 users)
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Ranked: #32042
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Popularity: #2194
Members: 45,838
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Synopsis

Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky, and dorky shinigami (god of death) whose job is to makes sure that those who are dead remain dead and stay in their proper realms. Even though he's had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. He also has a knack for not keeping partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stick around; stubborn, smart-mouthed, serious and defensive 16 year old, Kurosaki Hisoka. With each case they investigate, they come closer to the conspiracies of the serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki's relationship with Hisoka is growing stronger and closer...but there is a dark past to how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.

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Staff

Suzuki, Iku
Episode Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Storyboard
Matsushita, Yoko
Original Creator


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More reviewsReviews

Mar 5, 2008
darkadonis (All reviews)
Note: This review has been updated to be consistent with my changing views on anime.

Descendants of Darkness is based on the manga of the same name. It follows four major story arcs of the manga. Three episodes comprise each of the first three arcs while the last four episodes focus on the fourth. Since the anime leaves off where the manga caries on (the manga isn't finished either), the ending doesn't really offer a true conclusion and a lot of questions are left unanswered. Fans of the manga might also be disappointed that a lot of the manga's characters are either left out or shoved read more
Jan 24, 2008
zeru02 (All reviews)
The first anime I watched with a light yaoi feel, hahaha..Funny enough the fact that it has a slight touch of yaoi makes this anime a bit more interesting than the usual agents-from-the-afterlife-theme series. The opening music is amazing and suits it well, with cool guitar and electronic mix and lyrics that matches the series itself. Its a mixture of dark and humor -- centering on Tsuzuki and his co-shinigamis, who are in charge of keeping the balance in the afterlife by making sure that those who die go to their right place and investigating situations that threatens that balance caused by mysterious deaths that read more
Oct 8, 2014
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Yami no Matsuei is a fantasy, horror, supernatural, mystery created by Matsushita Yoko. It was published in manga form from 1996 to 2003, when it was put on hiatus for eight years, resuming in 2011 and still going. In 2000 J.C. Staff took four arcs from the manga and adapted them into a thirteen episode series. So, how does the anime hold up?

Story:

Our narrative opens with a meeting of Shinigami. There have been unusual deaths in Nagasaki in which the victim’s have been drained of blood and left with twin puncture marks on their necks. The shinigami in charge of that sector, Tsuzuki, read more
Mar 12, 2012
Spiney (All reviews)
This my first review, so don't be to upset if I don't do this right. But just a warning, I tend to be very short and sweet. So don't be expecting some deep rooted analysis of this series XP

Story: 3/10

The story is nothing original and as I will say throughout this review, it was OKAY. I like the idea that the after world is just this one huge giant office setting but I mean, how many people worked there? From my count, I really only remember like, five...or six. So, where are the rest of the billions of people who have died? I don't remember read more

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