D N Angel anime review

D N Angel anime review
Niwa Daisuke is your average teenager, until his fourteenth birthday. He tries to declare his love to the girl of his dreams, but fails. Suddenly, whenever he thinks about this girl he turns into the legendary phantom thief known as Dark Mousy. Daisuke's mother, very much aware of this, makes him turn into Dark and steal valuable works of art for a purpose unkown to Daisuke. As the story unfolds, he learns why, and about his classmate who seems to have the same ability.

Yes folks, this IS a shoujo anime. Even though it has a guy as the main character, it's still a shoujo anime and it shows in the designs of the characters. The guys, especially Daisuke/Dark, have all the bishounen-y features of something from, oh, CLAMP. It helps that the art and animation are pretty decent for a TV series, and it's colorful, too.

But what about the anime itself? Well, the first few episodes are pretty fun. I enjoyed watching them. It helps that Dark Mousy is a very cool character (despite his stupid name). You want to find out more about him. Unfortunately, his other form, Daisuke, is rather ... bland. I don't know if "bland" can adequately describe him. Risa is also a tad annoying, and so is her twin sister Riku.

And then, once the anime hits the double digits, it turns into a harem anime, with two new characters, Towa-chan and Hio Mio, joining the cast. Both of them lust after Daisuke (gee, where have we seen this before?) and are generally doinky. On top of all that, although Mio is fourteen like Daisuke, Towa-chan is ... not. It's just plain sickening and doinky to me to see this young woman hitting on somebody obviously underage. And the anime gets less fun.

I'll still buy the DVDs of this anime, though, because as doinky as it gets in the later episodes, it never goes down to Mouse-level doinkiness. And hey, considering this anime is from the creator of Rizelmine and Pilot Candidate, it didn't stink as much as those anime did.

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: D N Angel. Watch it now:
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