- Yami no Matsuei (Descendants of Darkness)
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Genres: Comedy, Horror, Shades of shounen-ai, Mystery, Psychological, Shoujo, Supernatural
Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky, and dorky shinigami (god of death) whose job is to makes sure that those who are dead remain dead and stay in their proper realms.
He also has a knack for not keeping partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stick around; stubborn, smart-mouthed, serious and defensive 16 year old, Kurosaki Hisoka.
With each case they investigate, they come closer to the conspiracies of the serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki's relationship with Hisoka is growing stronger and closer...but there is a dark past to how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.
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Descendants of Darkness, known in Japan as Yami no Matsuei, is a manga and anime series created by Yoko Matsushita. The anime is broadcast by WOWOW in Japan and is produced in North America by Central Park Media. The manga was serialized in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume, and is published in English by VIZ Media.
It has been collected in 11 tankoubon or volumes.The series was first published in 1995, and continued fairly regularly until 2003, when Matsushita decided to go on hiatus. With the exception of a few sidestories, it remains on hiatus through today. However, Matsushita has announced plans to continue with the series some time in 2006.Descendants of Darkness has both aspects of comedy and horror to it, with many violent scenes interspersed with more light-hearted ones.
Descendants of Darkness is a story about Shinigami, the Shinto Gods of Death; in English, it is translated to Guardians of Death. The Shinigami reside in Meifu, or purgatory. They are the servants of Enma Dai-Å, the king of the dead, and work in the department of JuOhCho. In YnM, Shinigami are spiritual detectives who sort out the discrepancies between souls who have arrived and the kiseki, a list of those who still need to arrive to Meifu.
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