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Descendants of Darkness

Alt titles: Yami no Matsuei

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Synopsis:

Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Descendants of Darkness 1996 TBD
Name Role
Yumi NAKAYAMA Character Design
Hiroko TOKITA Director
Tsuneyoshi SAITO Music
Yoko MATSUSHITA Original Manga Creator
Atsushi MORIYAMA Producer
Yuji MATSUKURA Producer
Toshimichi OOTSUKI Producer

Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Descendants of Darkness Masakari 6/10 Aug 6, 2005
Yami no Matsuei Masakari 6/10 Aug 6, 2005

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Descendants of Darkness CaptainNeSan 9/10 Mar 23, 2014
Yami no Matsuei CaptainNeSan 9/10 Mar 23, 2014
Descendants of Darkness gekoladie 8/10 Apr 30, 2011
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In the streets of Tokyo, the nightbreed walk as humans, preying on innocent lives and feasting on innocent blood. There is one man who would put a stop to this: Shido, the Night Walker, whose blood is made up of the very thing he aims to protect against: the nightbreed. Along with his co-worker Yayoi, a green fairy named Guni and a clever young secretary named Riho, Shido and his detective agency take cases that would be otherwise missed and forgotten, to seek out the nightbreed and send them from whence they came...

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kamirura
Looking for mystic crimes and spooky phantoms? Nigthwalker is a close call to Yami No Matsuei. They both deal with crimes and unnatrual powers. Nightwalker is abit more dark than Yami No Matsuei. It got abit of yaoi toucht to it just like Yami No Matsuei but it's not a romance. If you enjoyed the mysteries and crimes in Yami no Matsuei you will really enjoy watching Nightwalker ^__^
Nocturnalgloria

Descendants of Darkness and Nightwalker are detective stories in which supernatural heroes must hunt down dangerous demon-like creatures. Both are dark horror tales with a rather fast pacing and action oriented. In terms of character development, these titles focus on immortals that were time human at one point. Descendants of Darkness has a memorable villain that eventually lends an arching plot to the story while Nightwalker remains mostly episodic but both share the same tone and mood.

Tactics

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Since he was a child, Kantaro Ichinomiya has had the ability to see demons; but one day, the young Kantaro was told of a goblin so powerful that it could vanquish any foe with ease. Intrigued, his search began. Now, in the present, Kantaro works as an exorcist, banishing demons who have possessed human bodies; yet still he searches – that is, until one day, he touches a mysterious seal and releases the legend itself! His name is Haruka, he's good with the ladies, and he can kick demon butt like no other; but can he help Kantaro raise enough money for his rent?

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Nocturnalgloria

Tactics and Descendants of Darkness are detective stories set in a supernatural environment where the culprits are spirits or spirit-like entities. Tactics offers consistent comedy despite a turn for the dark at the end of the series; something similar happens with DoD even if the humorous content is more toned down. On a side note, both are highly slashable in terms of possible shounen-ai relationships: DoD scores higher in this area but Tactics is not exempt of yaoi-like undertones.

KiraRin

Who could ask for more from a shounen-ai show than some beautiful bishies flirting with each other? The magical battles definitely takes a back seat to the gorgeous men who have been lovingly drawn. I think this is the main reason people will watch these shows.

However, there is also plenty of mystic fighting and quite a lot based in ancient asian mythology.

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Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

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CMHerrera

The romance is alot like, there both shounen ai with hints of love between the characters without anything major like, sexual intercourse. XD

Sacherina

Both Descendants of Darkness and Uraboku have continuous story-lines that keep you interested, they have interesting, mysterious characters and intriguing villains. They also have similar dark, serious atmospheres.

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Cuticle Tantei Inaba and Yami no Matsuei share a sense of light humor centered around detectives. Bishies abound & both are very, very shippable. I think fans of either one would enjoy watching/shipping the other.

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Pippin4242

'Death Note' and its rather less well-known spiritual predecessor, 'Yami no Matsuei', both follow the adventures of a group of detectives, and the antics of shinigami. However, in the former, the battling geniuses are amongst the living, but the latter follows the slightly suggestive interactions of ghostly law enforcement officers. Frankly, if you're a fan of one but not familiar with the other, it would be extremely amusing to watch both side-by-side, to show how differently similar ideas can be used to create an exciting anime.

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