For Niwa Daisuke, turning 14 should be accompanied by romance and the promise of new adventures into adulthood, but instead comes with a surprising revelation: all male children of the Niwa's bloodline inherit the powers (alter ego) of Dark, a phantom thief, upon their 14th birthday! Now, in addition to his ever-present quest to win the heart of his childhood friend Risa, Daisuke must commit acts of thievery (with his doppelganger Dark controlling his body), to steal mysterious pieces of art for unknown purposes. For Daisuke, his growing pains are just beginning!
As a big warning ahead of time, this will be a very, very difficult series to assess. Though I had high hopes for DNAngel, there were so many things about this series that tarnish it, that I can't expect giving a high score in most categories. That being said, the story:
Niwa Daisuke is a "nice guy". You know the type: super quiet and shy, a pushover for anything that has a... read more
As all of the male descendents of the Niwa family, on Daisuke’s fourteenth birthday – after failing to confess his feelings for his crush Risa Harada – he transforms into the Phantom Theif Dark, stealing valuable art as the rest have before him. In opposition to the two, Satoshi Hiwatari possesses the mirror image of Dark – an angelic looking figure known as Krad (who is ironically the... read more