Descendants of Darkness DVD Collection
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You've already got the gist of the story, which runs like a gothic buddy-cop tale: The afterlife has its own version of the FBI (which in turn has its own version of Internal Affairs), and some particular soul-collectors are Agents of Death. Agent Tsuzuki is a somewhat ditzy long-dead beauty with a reputation of being difficult to work with. His new partner, Hisoka, is a tormented dewy-eyed teenaged babydoll, who was murdered at 16 and has had a hard time connecting with people ever since. Work-related hijinks ensue as the relationship develops.
Oh, now, don't get too squicked by the rumors of "gay kissing!" and "boy love!"... It's fairly tame, but for the occasional kiss and the VERY suggestive fondling of one wine-glass. I think it could've been a lot more intense, but mainstream audiences are squeamish. The whole sexual-subtext dance is carried off delicately, but retains a whiff of kinkiness. A flashback to the rape of a young boy is done out in romance colors, lingering body-silhouettes, and falling flower-petals; Muraki wins a night with Tsuzuki in a poker game, and Tsuzuki is on the verge of surrendering himself when his teenaged sidekick shows up to rescue him. We surely never got anything that good on "The X-Files". But it's nothing that could offend.Read more ›
This anime is for mature adult, with plenty of blood and an underlying sexual theme. Yet the sexual content is what charges the show; without which it would be just a regular detective story with a rather mediocre fare (vampire, possessed violin, tarot cards, serial murders, nothing new here). The supernatural angle is impressive, but this, also, is not unique. What makes us glued to the show is what happens between Tsuzuki and Muraki: the tension between the hero and the villain is not one of antagonism but sexual attraction. Muraki's obsession with Tsuzuki is overpowering, and one wonders if Tsuzuki is truly repulsed by it. When Muraki won a night with Tsuzuki in a poker game, Tsuzuki could have left, he didn't have to keep his promise to a villain. But Tsuzuki was submissive. Is he a man who always keeps his end of the bargain, or did he in fact want it? He seems to always make himself close enough for Muraki to grab and embrace him.
Even so, there is no sexually explicit scene involving Muraki and Tsuzuki. Near kisses, the suggestive caressing of a wine glass, light necking, none which can be considered offensive. Muraki's advances are not vulgar, in spite of his sinister nature, he is a romantic.Read more ›
It starts out with Tsuzuki, an employee of a company called the Ministry of Hades, that is supposed to go and solve mysteries that cannot be explained by the Chinese government. Mysteries such as those concerning ghosts and vampires and such. He is a really ditzy character that has a huge sweet tooth, and frequently turns into a dog (you know, how girls like turn into cats in animes with the ears and tail? Well, he does it with a golden retriever's ears and tail, and it's soooo cute!! ^_^) Anyway, he is assigned a partner because all employees of the Ministry of Hades must work in pairs for protection. His partner is Hisoka, a very serious blonde with a very difficult and shadowed past. Hisoka is an empath, and he is sensitive to his surroundings, such as sensing your energy and being able to see where you are in his mind's eye.
They are in charge of looking after Nagasaki, and at first, are not getting off to a good start because Hiskoa has a very hard time trusting Tsuzuki. Then, we enter the villian; the insane Dr. Muraki. He is a creepy guy who dresses in all white and has pale skin and platinum blonde hair. And Hisoka hates him because besides the fact that he's a serial killer, he is the one who killed Hisoka under a mysterious circumstance (which is why he didn't cross over), but also, because he raped Hisoka before he killed him (which you see a breif scene of, but it's only a few seconds long, and there's nothing shown; you just get the idea of what's going on).Read more ›
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Loved this series when it aired in the US. Love my collector's DVD set.Published 12 months ago by Yvette Hogan
This is a truly beautiful Anime 4 disc volume
of the adventures of Paranormal Characters.
I give this series my Highest *5* star rating.
Good series, glad to have seen it. The writing of the relationships was well done. Many funny moments as well. My favorite, cinnamon rolls! Dr. Moroki was such a bad man.Published 19 months ago by Lily Valentin
This DVD came very nice and clean. All four dvd's had no defects and was very well taken care by the other other owner. I would from this person again.Published on March 19, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This series is fabulous. It is edgy and full of life. I would recommend this to anyone who likes this type of series.Published on July 10, 2013 by Jacqueline OHalloran
I love having complete collections not only does it save more space on your book case but it also has all the episodes that you can watch again and again. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Erin
Descendants of Darkness DVD Collection
Received on time and love it.
Can never get enough of watching it.
It's a good anime.
This set of four DVD's was brand new and in the original packaging, as advertised by the seller. The turn-around time was quite prompt and the
overall service superb. Read more
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