Yami no Matsuei
Descendants of Darkness
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Yami no Matsuei

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Japanese: 闇の末裔
English: Descendants of Darkness
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: Unknown
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Mar 25, 1994 to Jan 24, 2015
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Mythology Mythology, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: The Hana to Yume
Authors: Matsushita, Yoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.731 (scored by 31583,158 users)
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Ranked: #15322
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Popularity: #2721
Members: 7,674
Favorites: 329

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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 Media)


Yami no Matsuei has been published in English as Descendants of Darkness by VIZ Media since September 14, 2004.



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 ...
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 ...
Dec 7, 2016
First things first, to my knowledge, this manga is NOT finished, nor is there any estimate to when it will BE finished. There was an extraordinarily long hiatus, and then there was vol 12, and now...no clue.

Moving on.

Story: 8
The story follows Asato Tsuzuki and his partner, Hisoka Kurozaki, on their investigations as a part of Enmacho as Shinigami. Each investigation is very different, though, there is often a recurring antagonist, Kazutaka Muraki. As the manga progresses, things start to become more interwoven, and more information about characters comes to light. Now, I give Story an 8 due to the fact that a lot of ...

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