A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives

Alt title: Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi

TV (12 eps)
3.294 out of 5 from 5,902 votes
Rank #10,732

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

And here I thought only cats had many lives. This anime is here to elucidate that even rabbits have this trait. But you know what? You don’t need to waste 7 hours of your precious life (much less 7 lives) on a show that was made to be a throwaway from its inception. From the feeble premise, to the generic plot, the stock 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, this anime was made to be ignored, if not outright loathed.Here you are watching the first episode and within the first 5 minutes you already begin to lose track of the number of porn fetishes they 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 entanglements, and lots of high school kids doing all sorts of stupid shit in a futile attempt to make us laugh. Just how much does someone need to switch off his brain in order to watch this show without constantly facepalming?The premise mirrors that of its equally braindead show that came around that time called ‘Is this a Zombie?’ The protagonist is killed and turns into an immortal zombie by some vampire chick, followed by silly adventures with other supernatural cohorts and bimbos. The lure of the show is all about sex and violence, but falters in both regards. There is a lot of gruesome violence but since the hero is immortal there is no way he can lose and the whole thing plays out just for kicks. 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 gratuitous since most of it is underwear and nude thrown all over the place in an unnecessary in-story manner.- The story meanders aimlessly and for the most part is just 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. So basically you get just a poor excuse of a story and then unresolved chaos.- The direction is a mess. People talking while unfit BGM is playing, plus scenes transitioning haphazardly.- The characters are all caricatures that popped out of a generic fantasy porn game, hardly manage to evolve past their initial stereotypes and are simply too dumb to make you care about them. They are so simplistically drawn you end up defining them just by haircolor and boob size.- Artwork is rudimentary and animation suffers severely, making everything to look static and jerky. A lackluster 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 they culminate in lackluster skirmishes bereft of excitement.- The soundtrack is completely generic pop stuff you will forget right away and voice acting can’t shine because of the utterly devoid of substance 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 lazy way to excite you.

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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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