Descendants of Darkness (TV)

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[ adapted from Descendants of Darkness (manga) ]

Alternative title:
I Discendenti delle Tenebre (Italian)
Ostatni Synowie Ciemności (Polish)
Yami no Matsuei (Japanese)
Потомки Тьмы (Russian)
闇の末裔 (Japanese)
闇之末裔 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: ©2001 Yoko Matsushita•HAKUSENSHA/Yami no Matsuei Project
Plot Summary: 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. Even though he's had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. 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.
User Ratings: 1224 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 95 votes (sub:74, dub:19, ?:2)
 Excellent: 224 votes (sub:169, dub:48, ?:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:3
1 Russian edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Very good: 274 votes (sub:190, dub:73, raw:2, edit.dub:2, ?:1, Eng:1, others:5
2 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Good: 289 votes (sub:197, dub:79, ?:5, raw:3, others:5
2 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
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 Decent: 153 votes (sub:111, dub:38, ?:2, others:2
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 So-so: 71 votes (sub:48, dub:20, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Not really good: 50 votes (sub:30, dub:18, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
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 Weak: 33 votes (dub:17, sub:15, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 22 votes (dub:12, sub:8, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Awful: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Worst ever: 7 votes (dub:3, sub:2, ?:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 2604 users, rank: #385 (of 6068)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.192 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.9182, rank: #1855 (of 6062)
Weighted mean: 7.063 (Good), rank: #2003 (of 6062) (seen all: 7.27 / seen some: 6.16 / won't finish: 3.75)
Bayesian estimate: 7.068 (Good), rank: #1839 (of 4613)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
2000-10-02 to 2001-06-24
2008-11-04 to 2008-12-23 (USA Sci Fi Ani-Monday premiere)
2008-12-08 to 2009-03 (Canada - Super Channel)
Opening Theme:
"Eden" by To Destination
Ending Theme:
"Love Me" by The Hong Kong Knife
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 2
Review:
Yami no Matsuei (Feb 4, 2002)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Descendants of Darkness - Anime Test Drive DVD (DVD) 2004-04-27 (from $7.49)
    Descendants of Darkness - Vampire's Lure (DVD 1) 2003-01-14
    Descendants of Darkness - Devil's Song (DVD 2) 2003-03-11 (from $5.00)
    Descendants of Darkness - Tarot Curse (DVD 3) 2003-05-13
    Descendants of Darkness - Demon Reckoning (DVD 4) 2003-07-08
    Descendants of Darkness DVD Collection (DVD 1-4) 2003-07-08
Soundtrack
    Descendants of Darkness - CD Soundtrack (OST) 2005-04-05

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroko Tokita
Script:
Akiko Horii (eps 4-9)
Masaharu Amiya (eps 1-3, 10-13)
Storyboard:
Hideki Okamoto (ep 13)
Hiroko Tokita (ep 1)
Kazuo Yamazaki (eps 4, 6, 8, 11)
Michio Fukuda (eps 3, 10)
Rei Otaki (eps 5, 9)
Yukina Hiiro (eps 2, 7, 12-13)
Episode Director:
Hideki Okamoto (eps 1, 3, 8, 13)
Hiroyuki Ishido (ep 10)
Iku Suzuki (eps 6, 11)
Kouichi Sugitani (ep 5)
Yoshikata Nitta (eps 4, 9)
Yukina Hiiro (eps 2, 7, 12)
Original author: Yoko Matsushita
Character Design: Yumi Nakayama
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
Animation Director:
Isao Sugimoto (ep 10)
Kyuta Sakai (ep 2)
Masahiro Aizawa (eps 6, 11)
Minoru Yamazawa (eps 4, 9)
Ryoichi Oki (eps 3, 8)
Takashi Maruyama (ep 5)
Takashi Wada (ep 1)
Yoshitaka Yasuda (eps 7, 12)
Yumi Nakayama
Sound Director: Hideyuki Tanaka
Director of Photography: Toyomitsu Nakajo
Color Coordination: Mieko Maruyama
Series Coordination: Masaharu Amiya
Mayumi Asano as Hisoka Kurosaki
Shinichiro Miki as Asato Tsuzuki

Sho Hayami as Kazutaka Muraki
Tomomichi Nishimura as Chief Konoe
Toshihiko Seki as Yutaka Watari
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Seiichiro Tatsumi
Wasabi Mizuta as Gushoushin the Younger
Yumiko Nakanishi as Gushoushin the Elder

Azusa Ichiba as nurse C(ep 10)
Eriko Kawasaki as Mariko Ikaruga(eps 10-12)
Hiroshi Naka as Akiyama(eps 7-8)
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Saionji(ep 4)
Houchu Ohtsuka as Tsuyoshi Kakyouin(eps 7-8)
Ikuya Sawaki as Sarganatas(eps 4-6)
Juurouta Kosugi as
Earl
Narrator
Kazuhiko Inoue as Mibu Oriya(eps 10-11, 13)
Kenichi Suzumura as Yamashita(eps 4, 6)
Kôzô Shioya as janitor(ep 6)
Kumi Sakuma as Eileen(eps 8-9)
Machiko Toyoshima as Tsubaki Kakyouin(eps 7-9)
Madoka Akita as schoolgirl A(ep 4)
Makoto Yasumura as
schoolboy A(ep 12)
young man(ep 1)
Masako Katsuki as Maria's foster mother(eps 1-3)
Masaya Hashimoto as
schoolboy B(ep 4)
Watson(eps 1, 7)
Megumi Matsumoto as student C(ep 11)
Michio Miyashita as schoolboy A(ep 4)
Minami Takayama as Hijiri Minase(eps 4-6)
Misa Kobayashi as mother(ep 2)
Naoko Matsui as Kanoko Houjou(eps 7-8)
Nobuo Tobita as Professor Satomi(eps 10-12)
Sachi Matsumoto as schoolgirl A(ep 12)
Shozo Iizuka as Shinzo Wakabayashi(eps 7-8)
Sumomo Momomori as nurse D(ep 10)
Takahiro Uchida as ship's captain(ep 8)
Takashi Nagasako as Muraki's grandfather(ep 10)
Takeharu Onishi as principal(ep 11)
Takeshi Kusao as Tetsuhiro Abiko(eps 7-8)
Tomoko Kawakami as Kazusa Otonashi(eps 4-6)
Wasabi Mizuta as
nurse B(ep 10)
schoolgirl(ep 6)
student B(ep 11)
woman A(ep 12)
Wayne Doster as SP(ep 7)
Yuka Imai as Maria Wong(eps 1-2)
Yuki Hokimoto as waitress B(ep 2)
Yukie Maeda as schoolgirl B(ep 4)
Yuko Sasaki as waitress A(ep 2)
Yumi Kakazu as Maki(eps 10-11)
Yumiko Nakanishi as
Asato Tsuzuki(young; ep 6)
nurse A(ep 10)
reporter(ep 1)
schoolgirl B(ep 12)
student A(ep 11)
Yuri Shiratori as Wakaba Kannuki(eps 1, 13)
Yuuichi Nagashima as Sakaki(eps 9, 12)

Japanese companies
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Broadcaster: WOWOW
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Arlen Tarlofsky
Translation: Kevin McKeown
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
ADR Recording Engineer: Jim Regan
ADR Script Adaptation: Arlen Tarlofsky
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Coordination: Amber Kusmenko
In-House Production: Justin Sevakis
In-House Production Manager: Tim Werenko
Dan Green as Asato Tsuzuki
Liam O'Brien as Hisoka Kurosaki

Chunky Mon as Chief Konoe
Edward MacLeod as Kazutaka Muraki
Eric Stuart as Yutaka Watari
Walter Pagen as Seiichiro Tatsumi

Angora Deb as Gushoshin #2
Beth McGowan as Kazusa Otonashi(eps 4-6)
Dan Green as Sargatanas(eps 4-6)
Jack Lingo as Hijiri Minase(eps 4-6)
Lisa Ortiz as Maria Wong(eps 1-2)
Michael Alston Baley as Gushoshin #1
Rodd Stone as Narrator
Suzy Prue as Maria's mother(eps 1-3)

English companies
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
DVD Menu Design: Resolution
DVD Premastering: Resolution
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network
Hulu
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Recording Studio: Mercury Productions
Italian cast
Italian staff
Dubbing Director: Aldo Stella

Dialogues: Silvia Bacinelli
Gabriele Calindri as Tsuzuki Asato
Massimo Di Benedetto as Kurosaki Hisoka

Anna Bonel as Gushoshin Blu
Ivo De Palma as Kazutaka Muraki
Luca Bottale as Yutaka Watari
Marco Balzarotti as Seiichiro Tatsumi
Marco Pagani as Capufficio Konoe
Patrizia Scianca as Gushoshin Arancio

Alberto Olivero as Otonashi
Aldo Stella as
Preside
Watson
Antonello Governale as Kakyoin
Antonio Paiola as
Nonno
Wakabayashi
Cristiana Rossi as Hojo
Dania Cericola as Matrigna
Diego Sabre as Oriya Mibu
Elisabetta Spinelli as Tsubaki
Jenny De Cesarei as Maki(eps 10-11)
Jolanda Granato as
Kazusa
Wakaba
Luca Catanzaro as
Akimoto
Medico
Paolo De Santis as Yamashita
Paolo Sesana as
Il Conte
Saionji
Paolo Torrisi as Hijiri
Pietro Ubaldi as Surgatanus
Pino Pirovano as Insegnante
Renata Bertolas as
Maria
Tsuzuki bambino
Riccardo Rovatti as Satomi
Tosawi Piovani as Mariko
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga (from 9 March 2011)
Companies: Raflesia srl
Distributor: Yamato Video
Dubbing: Raflesia srl
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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