Yami no Matsuei

Descendants of Darkness

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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, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror
Theme: VampireVampire
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.031 (scored by 2373723,737 users)
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Ranked: #39262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2743
Members: 53,839
Favorites: 391

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsukura, Yuuji
Suzuki, Iku
Episode Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiiro, Yukina
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Eden" by To Destination

Ending Theme

"Love Me" by The Hong Kong Knife

Mar 5, 2008
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 ...
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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 ...
Oct 8, 2014
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?


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, ...

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