Descendants of Darkness (manga)

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Alternative title:
La Stirpe Delle Tenebre (Italian)
Les Descendants des Ténèbres (French)
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
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. From the plots of Muraki, to other cases, and the dramatic events of the shikigami (animal gods) world, afterlife is very busy. Amidst all this, 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: 228 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 43 votes (sub:17, dub:9, Eng:8, raw:3, ?:2, edit.dub:2, others:2
1 Russian
1 German dubbed
 Excellent: 48 votes (Eng:18, sub:15, dub:10, ?:3, raw:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 59 votes (Eng:32, dub:15, sub:5, ?:2, raw:2, raw:2, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Good: 29 votes (Eng:20, dub:4, sub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Korean
 Decent: 15 votes (Eng:11, sub:3, others:1
1 Russian
 So-so: 14 votes (Eng:8, raw:2, sub:1, dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 French
 Not really good: 6 votes (Eng:5, others:1
1 German
 Weak: 6 votes (Eng:3, dub:2, sub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (Eng:5)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (Eng:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 650 users, rank: #105 (of 4742)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.675 (Very good−), std. dev.: 2.1089, rank: #1635 (of 4834)
Weighted mean: 7.581 (Very good−), rank: #1685 (of 4834) (seen all: 8.35 / seen some: 7.54 / won't finish: 4.99)
Bayesian estimate: 7.585 (Very good−), rank: #1098 (of 2889)
Number of tankoubon: 11
Number of pages: 190
1994 to 2002
2004-08-11 to 2006-05-09 (North America - Vol. 1-11)
Release dates: We have 49
Links: We have 8
Trivia: We have 7
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Graphic novel
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 1) 2004-08-11 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 2) 2004-11-16 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 3) 2004-12-01 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 4) 2005-03-15 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 5) 2005-05-15 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 6) 2005-07-15 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 7) 2005-09-06 (from $9.83)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 8) 2005-11-01 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 9) 2006-01-03 (from $6.69)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 10) 2006-03-14 (from $6.84)
    Descendants of Darkness (GN 11) 2006-05-09 (from $6.84)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Yoko Matsushita
Japanese companies
Publisher: Hakusensha
English staff
English cast
Translation: David Ury

Kelly Sue DeConnick (Volumes 1-3)
Lance Caselman
Lettering: Gia Cam Luc
Publisher: Seiji Horibuchi
Touch-up Art: Gia Cam Luc (Volume 4)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Editions Tonkam
Serialized In: Magnolia
French cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Serialized In: Kappa Extra
Italian cast
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics
German cast
Polish staff
Polish cast
Polish companies
Publisher: Waneko
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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