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Yami no Matsuei  
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From Viz:
The business of Death is never done. Asato Tsuzuki works as a Shinigami, or "Guardian of Death," in the Ministry of Hades. It's his duty to make sure that the souls of the dead reach the afterlife, but contrary ghosts and humanity's evils keep getting in the way of a job well done. With all these problem assignments, will he ever get a bonus... or will he be stuck paying back damages for all eternity?


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Associated Names
Descendants of Darkness
Hậu duệ của bóng đêm
Les descendants des ténèbres
Ostatni synowie ciemności
Потомки тьмы

Groups Scanlating
Aku Tenshi
Anonymous Delivers
Keizoku Scans

Latest Release(s)
c.Side Story by Anonymous Delivers over 8 years ago
v.12 c.55-63 by Oriya/Ukyou scanlations over 8 years ago
v.11 by Keizoku Scans over 13 years ago
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in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (series dropped?)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 2
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 27

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (196 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0

Last Updated
June 3rd 2021, 7:14pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (Canceled / 11 Vols)

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by Lally
May 5th, 2009, 9:18am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
I have mixed feelings about this manga because of the different genres it tries to incorporate. First of all, it's supposed to be a fantasy series. The premise of the Ministry of Hades is pretty cool but I feel like it's not exploited to the fullest because most of the time, the mysteries that Tsuzuki et al have to solve could happen is just about any detective manga. It's just not very original in this sense.

Then, sometimes, it veers off into comedy. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but in other parts of the manga it's very dark so it feels like a bad fit. The shounen-ai elements are buried veeeeery deeply, if they're even there at all, but you can tell Matsushima-sensei likes to tease. If you like BL, there are better places to find it.

Overall, this manga just feels like too much of a jumble to hold my interest.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2009, 6:02pm
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Love it!  
by DrenroseL
April 11th, 2009, 2:30pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I love this manga as much as I love the anime! Tsuzuki is so adorable and I love everyting about him.
The artwork is awesome, hot guys and very well-drawn.

Why can't the mangaka countinue drawing? This is one of the best mangas ever, in my opinion.
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Mangaka is Starting drawing again  
by Shagami
December 11th, 2008, 11:27pm
Rating: N/A
I love this serie its very pretty
There was some news that the mangka is now going to start back in drawing the manga, the style might be a tad different, but I would LOVE to see whats going to happen!
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Hand Injury  
by Lissome
July 20th, 2012, 6:55pm
Rating: N/A
Yoko Matsushita, the mangaka, suffered a hand injury; so the manga was on hiatus until it resumed serialization in September 2011.
The artwork is still amazing. I am looking forward to the new story arcs because there is much that has not been resolved i.e. Tsuzuki's complete background; Hisoka's background and his search for his own familiar and/or shinigami; and in general, the Jade Emperor's disappearance and how it effects the shinigami. I hope Matsushita will create more volumes in the future because there is so much potential.
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Love this  
by Feliona
December 11th, 2009, 10:37am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
My opinion is that Yami no is such a great story : ]
I do like it a lot. i've read it like 5 years ago in my language version.
Well, I think the manga is way better than the anime. (the anime is not bad, but i dont know if it's because it's old, the graphic and effect in the anime don't impress me)
I love the fact that this is a normal manga that just tends toward being a shonen-ai with no explicit scenes. (so I can use my own imagination to pair Suzuki with anyone i like, which of course Not Hisoka lol). Suzuki is soooooooo cute <3

I don't think the mangaka put unnessary things in it tho. I wanna know why the Baron who wear the mask shows signs of personal care for Suzuki, I'd want to see more of Hisoka's fighting ability development, and of course, i do want to know more abt Suzuki's tragic past.

The art is ok at first but started to be gorgeous in later volume.

I'm sad that even tho it've passed five years since i stopped reading it (cos there's no more volume) but it's still on Hiatus TT__TT
I've heard rumor too, like Shagami, that the mangaka is making a come-back. But that's was like last year, so why does its status in this site still on "Hiatus"? (sob)

... Last updated on December 11th, 2009, 10:41am
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Awesome manga  
by kirbychan813
October 10th, 2007, 8:21pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This manga is sooo amazing. The art became gorgeous by volume 04, and the storyline is very interesting. The characters are all mysterious, but sometimes as easy to read as a book. I can read it over and over again and still not be bored. I wish Matsushita-sensei would continue it...I'm aching to know what happens next. The anime was great, too.

Warning: Volume 11 is not for the weak-hearted.

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2008, 8:42pm
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Very happy.  
by asrodeia
October 21st, 2012, 5:06pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
A ray of hope to all readers, some hiatuses (the actual plural, strange, but I looked it up...) DO END!

I'm very happy right now. .... Let's see if I remember anything, or if I can still find some volumes at the library....
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ouch, what a pity  
by raphiq
July 29th, 2008, 2:12am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This series has been inactive for YEARS. Why is that? Apparently, my friend told me that the mangaka suffered a hand injury that made it very difficult for her to continue drawing. And so, it's pretty much a permanent fact that this manga won't be finished.
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The last few volumes might as well have been a spinoff.  
by likalaruku1
May 18th, 2017, 2:29am
Rating: N/A
The series derails heavily after
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Muraki dies,
the art changes drastically (for the better), & the main characters take a complete back seat to secondary & new characters. It's like I'm not even reading the same manga anymore but a side story.

As for the genre, it's definitely BL. It's listed as being such on Amazon Japan. There's a pretty blatant love polygon between several male characters that can be interpreted as Tsuzuki's all-male harem. There's also a forbidden love between
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brothers in the last volume, a & guy named Nagare getting raped twice by a male tentacle demon
at the end of volume 11.
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Pretty good although...  
by VampireBanana
April 29th, 2008, 9:53am
Rating: N/A
Pretty good in terms of plot and characterisation although it had a tendency to get overly dramatic at times. Plus, the characters tended to be rather static at times, in order to create a sense of tragedy(inaction/inability to act thus allowing the villain to have his way). Though, this too was often balanced by a sense of humor and light-heartedness, yet there wasn't always enough for my taste.
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