A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives

Alt title: Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi

TV (12 eps)
3.102 out of 5 from 6,225 votes
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Freshman Kurogane Taito was always an ordinary, regular guy, except for a promise made to the beautiful vampire, Saitohimea nine years ago.

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900 Seconds of After School [Part One]

Episode 1

900 Seconds of After School [Part One]

900 Seconds of After School [Part Two]

Episode 2

900 Seconds of After School [Part Two]

The (Moon) Sways by the Poolside

Episode 3

The (Moon) Sways by the Poolside

The Seraphim Yet Unsung

Episode 4

The Seraphim Yet Unsung

And the Seraphim is Sung

Episode 5

And the Seraphim is Sung

(Extracurricular) Activities While Passing Each Other By

Episode 6

(Extracurricular) Activities While Passing Each Other By

The Pop-Quizzing New Teacher

Episode 7

The Pop-Quizzing New Teacher

The Student Council of Remedial Students

Episode 8

The Student Council of Remedial Students

Dark Rabbit on the Beach

Episode 9

Dark Rabbit on the Beach

Classmate Spirited Away

Episode 10

Classmate Spirited Away

Summer Vacation Catastrophe

Episode 11

Summer Vacation Catastrophe

Pale White Graduation

Episode 12

Pale White Graduation

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ThatAnimeSnob
2.5

Animated by Zexcs, a studio that never managed to create an above aveage show despite trying a hundred times so far. Directed by Yamamoto Takashi, a man who blessed us with completely throw away shows, such as Final Approach, Nanatsu-iro Drops, and Jewelpet. You can smell the manure from miles away. And here I thought only cats had many lives. Turns out this anime is here to educate us how even rabbits have this trait. But you know what? You don’t need to waste 7 hours of your life (much less 7 lives) on a show that was made to be a throw away from the get go. From the retarded premise, to the generic plot, the stereotypical characters, the tired ecchi jokes, and the idiotic battles before everything ends openly without even bothering to explain half of what the devil is going on in here, this anime was almost made to be hated. Here you are watching the first episode and within the first 5 minutes you already lose track of how many porn fetishes they have crammed in this thing in an attempt to lure the average horny viewer out there. We get vampires and catgirls who need kissing and flash their underwear, people losing their head without dying, romantic premises, and lots of high school kids doing all sorts of stupid things in a poor attempt to make us laugh. Just how much does someone need to switch off his brain in order to be able to watch this show without facepalming?The premise is basically the same as that of a recent other anime called Kore wa Zombie Desuka, and both of which are equally braindead shows full of nonsense. The protagonist is killed and is turned to an immortal zombie by some vampire chick, and afterwards does a lot of silly adventures with other supernatural people and bimbo chicks. The lure of the show is obviously sex and violence. And fails in both as it lacks them entirely. There is a lot of gruesome violence in it but since the hero is immortal there is no way he can lose and the whole thing plays out just for fun. For the same reason there is no excitement since HE CAN’T LOSE and constantly gets sudden power ups just because he is the protagonist. Not even the fan service is that much since most of it is underwear and nude thrown all over the place, most of the time in an unnecessary in-story manner. Meta-series of course, it is there just to keep the average 12 year old virgin mesmerized with 2D softporn so he won’t care about anything else. And speaking of anything else, there literally is very little besides fan service and goofy jokes. - The story is barely going anywhere and to the most part is just aimless goofing around hapless boys and sexualized girls doing overused ecchi comedy stuff. When it attempts to have a plot, it plays out as simplistic as possible before ending in the middle of nowhere at the finale. So basically you get just a poor excuse of a story and then random nonsense. - The directing is a mess. You just get people talking while unfit BGM playing, plus lots of scenes have no proper transition. - The characters are all stereotypes which hardly manage to evolve past their initial image and are simply too dumb to make you care about them. They are all very simplistically drawn to the point you define them just by haircolor and boob size. It’s like they all popped out of a generic fantasy porn game and thus you are unable to sympathize with whatever issues they may have. - The artwork is basic and the animation suffers severely, making everything to look static and jerky. Extremely poor production for the year it came out. - There are lots of visual effects during action scenes but most are made through cheap filters. Combined with the jerky motions and lack of actual strategy all battles feel lazy and unexciting. - The soundtrack is completely generic pop stuff you will forget right away and voice acting can’t shine because of the retarded dialogues. In all, you can easily find far better anime with vampires, superpowers, ecchi, and whatever the heck this show tried to throw in, in a more than a lazy way to excite your interest. In fact, here are a few suggestions: 3X3, Fate/Stay Night, Busou Renkin, Shingetsutan Tsukihime, Shakugan no Shana, Bleach, Birdy the Mighty. None of these is masterpiece level but they are definitely more enjoyable. Bottom line: It is a completely throw away show with nothing to offer to any viewer with minimal demands.And now for some excused scorings. ART SECTION: 4/10 Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 1/2, Animation 0/2, Visual Effects 1/2 SOUND SECTION: 4/10 Analysis: Voice Acting 1/3, Music Themes 1/4, Sound Effects 2/3 STORY SECTION: 1/10 Analysis: Premise 1/2, Pacing 0/2, Complexity 0/2, Plausibility 0/2, Conclusion 0/2 CHARACTER SECTION: 3/10 Analysis: Presence 1/2, Personality 1/2, Backdrop 1/2, Development 0/2, Catharsis 0/2 VALUE SECTION: 1/10 Analysis: Historical Value 0/3, Rewatchability 0/3, Memorability 1/4 ENJOYMENT SECTION: 1/10 Analysis: Art 0/1, Sound 0/2, Story 0/3, Characters 1/4 VERDICT: 2.5/10

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This was quite possibly one of the worst shows I have ever watched - and that's saying something.  This wasn't even one of those shows that's so terrible it's hilarious either.  It was just awful. The animation was muddy and ugly.  The average soundtrack was completely wasted on this piece of work. The characters were extremely cliche and downright boring to watch.  Each episode has pretty much the same plot as the one before it: Taito tries to save/protect Himea and gets beaten up and killed repeatedly.  He never gets stronger, he never becomes smarter. He just continues making the same mistakes over and over but expects different results every time.  The plot is weak to start with and doesn't really go anywhere.  The ending leaves you with no closure. When someone asks me what the show is about, I don't even know how to answer them.  It's about a vampire girl, Himea, makes Taito her protector by biting his neck.  Then he can't protect her so she gets abducted and then he forgets about her until she is freed.  He constantly has to save her from the government? from other demons? from other humans? from other vampires? from other paranormal entities?  from herself? from her lust for him?  None of this is really explained.  You never know why the military has an interest in their school or why anything really happens.  Like most action shows, it has a "training" arc, but doesn't really accomplish anything.  Unlike most action shows, no one gets any stronger, no one learns anything, and that leaves me feeling like I don't give two hoots about this show. The student council president, Gekko, has a substantially better and more interesting story than the main characters but it's completely brushed aside.  It's appalling that they left this open for a sequel. Avoid at all costs.

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