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!
What started as a semi-interesting premise, continued with an interesting twist and ended in mediocrity. This is how I simply describe this series in my mind. I didn’t know back when I originally watched it as a rookie but now that I do I can see why. It was made by Xebec, a studio notorious for it dull and unimpressive shows. It was also directed by Habara Nobuyoshi, a man whose works all feel... read more
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... read more