Author: Matsushita Yoko
Genera: Fantasy/mystery/cute guys ^_^
Anime Status: Was an anime 13 episodes long aired on WOWOW at the end of the year 2000. Excess Anime and I made a fansub of the series. A drama CD was also released. All the seiyuu were the same except for Tsuzukiís and Hisokaís. Hisokaís seiyuu was still a girl, but Tsuzukiís seiyuu wasÖ. OKANO KOUSUKE!! (Yoshikawa Noboru [GTO]ís seiyuu!!! O_oÖ)
This is about the after-life, and people dying. (Lovely, isnít it ^_^)
Hades reflects Earth exactly. Imagine your house sitting on a lake. The reflection in that lake would be what your house is in HadesÖmakes perfect sense, huh ^^; Juuouchou (the reflection of some capitol in Japan) is an agency in the after-life that does many things. There is Enma-cho (which I call "Hades Agency" in the fansub) where the Shinigami and other dead people work, the Rosoku no Yakata (which I call the "Mansion of Candles" in the fansub), where Hakushaku hangs out and all the deaths of humans are recorded.
The "Shinigami" (rough translation = "Grim Reaper", "Angel of Death") are people who have died and instead of going to Heaven or Hell, they are chosen to lead humans to Hades. (Either humans whose time has come up, or humans who should have died, but didnít). I suppose the "Shinigami" could also be referred to as "Angels of Death"Öbut I just kept it as "Shinigami" in the fansub.
The story focuses on Tsuzuki Asato (a Shinigami), his partner, Kurosaki Hisoka (another Shinigami), and the recurring villain Muraki Kazutaka (my personal favorite ^v^) and extreme pain and sorrow from their pasts (especially Tsuzuki). It also has some light moments (thatís what Watari is for ^_-)Öa pretty well-balanced story.
Yami no Matsuei Outline
Matsushita-sensei's "How to write a proper fan letter" (This is her freetalks from volume 6 of the manga.)
The Characters (all information taken from volume 6 and other freetalks and translated by me)
DATE OF DEATH 2/24/1900
His seiyuu in the anime is Miki Shiníichiro
DATE OF DEATH 10/18/1980
His seiyuu in the anime is Asano Mayumi
DATE OF DEATH 4/18/1953 (April 18Ö.thatís Tasukiís birthday! O_o)
His seiyuu in the anime is Seki Toshihiko
DATE OF DEATH 12/27/?
He started out as a nameless secretary for the Chief of Enma-cho, but he mutated into a very appealing (Matsushita-sensei loves his looks ^^;) main character. She got the name "Seiichiro" from her friendís little brotherís name. ^__^
His seiyuu in the anime is Morikawa Toshiyuki
DATE OF DEATH 12/4/1964
Matsushita-sensei wanted to make Muraki the exact opposite of Tsuzuki, so she made him all white, rich, and with a rotten personality. The reason he likes to collect antique dolls is because it was his motherís hobby.
His seiyuu in the anime is Hayami Sho.
No official "data" known on these guys, but they're cute, so what the heck >v<. There are two of them (one is blue; the other is orange). They work in the documents room at Enmachou. They don't have individual names; they're just called "Ani" and "Otouto" (Elder and Younger).
Only one for now. If you have a Yami no Matsuei page, send me the link and I'll link it (no blatantly yaoi sites, please ^_^;)