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Descendants of Darkness Vol. 4: Demon's Reckoning back to product details

Shonen ai angst and full of it
written by hneline1 March 14, 2004 - 11:29 PM PST
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
If you like shonen ai angst, Descendants of Darkness is full of it. All the cute guys like all the cute guys, and some of them are rather aggressive about it and some of them are quite repressed. What I can't handle is the weak storyline, weak logic, weak action sequences, and the high drama that just gets tiring. Many plot devices are finally explained in these last few episodes so there is a reward for hanging on, but thank goodness this is the end of the series. (Of course, the question is why did I keep watching? Well... they're cute guys!) ;-p

So, that's why...
written by IronS September 24, 2003 - 1:03 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
This time, some of Tsuzuki's childhood and the end of his life are revealed by Hisoka and Muraki respectively. Muraki's motive throughout the series is explained, and it is way more twisted than I thought possible. The connection between Tsuzuki and Muraki is revealed. Tatsumi and Hisoka, who both care about Tsuzuki, help him in their own ways. Tsuzuki gets seriously depressed which sidelines him a bit so that the other characters and their interactions can be showcased.

After viewing this DVD, the opening sequence makes a lot more sense. The Noh mask actually means something in the narrative. All in all, some of the questions were answered, more were raised, and more of the relationships between the characters were examined. The incorrect representation of cloning bothered me a bit, but this is not a scientific documentary so it's not a big deal. However, considering how fun Vol. 3 was, I had hoped for more of the same. There is very little lightheartedness this time.


(Average 7.37)
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