Yami no Matsuei


Descendants of Darkness

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Descent into Darkness, The Darker Descendant
Japanese: 闇の末裔
English: Descendants of Darkness
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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: Boys LoveBoys Love, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror
Theme: VampireVampire
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.021 (scored by 2415624,156 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2905
Members: 55,466
Favorites: 398

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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


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"Eden" by To Destination
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Ending Theme

"Love Me" by The Hong Kong Knife




Reviews

Jan 8, 2022
Anime cognoscenti might sneer at this one. I can't swear to that but suspect this series mainly appeals if you enjoy shows that are a bit campy - or happen to be a 13-year-old who likes pretty homoerotic boys who never actually get it on and genre stuff mainly concerned with mood, characters, and style.

I love the cinematic art look of early '00s supernatural/sci-fi anime series like Blood - not that DoD is really in the same class (Blood's Viet Nam-inspired visuals were truly stunning), and DoD's establishing shots and cool, fast steadicam-type dashes down corridors contrast in a kicky way with the utter ...
Aug 30, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I watched Yami no Matsuei, also known as Descendants of Darkness. Here are my thoughts:

This anime is basically a homoerotic supernatural anime about investigators of paranormal phenomena. The show has an interesting premise and a unique atmosphere. The protagonists are 'anti-heroes', which fits the theme. There are certainly some erotic moments. The plot itself though is quite dark and morbid.

Late-90s character designs and art style really suit the homoerotic atmosphere well. Although the animation itself uses stills a lot, stylistically the anime looked good.

Soundtrack was suitable. There was a fair bit of classical music, with plenty of violin and organ. I liked the use of ...
Nov 8, 2018
Yami no Matsuei is a very, very cringe-worthy series that I used to be into―back when I was in middle school―and then recently decided to revisit as an adult, and, oh boy! This series is badーlike really, really bad! To start out with, the most glorified character in the series is a serial killer, pedophile, scientistーwhose entire motivation for committing all of his heinous, degenerative crimes is to get revenge on his deceased brother by… making him immortal, so he can kill him for all of eternity? The series mentions briefly that Muraki’s parents were killed and his brother was some type of evil, Luciferian ...

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