At the age of fourteen, male children in the Niwa family inherit the power of Dark, a phantom thief who is notorious throughout history.Luckily (or unluckily) for Daisuke, that time has now arrived and he must get used to his new alter-ego taking the reins of his body once in awhile. Looks like Daisuke has a lot of growing pains ahead of him.Unfortunately, after that point, the seriousness goes away, the angst-factor is turned up about 15 notches, and each episode turns more into a "who does Daisuke like? " sub-arc (though it lasts almost the entire series) that quite frankly reminded me of every other dating-sim series out there.The last few episodes come seemingly out of nowhere with a heavy plot-driven conclusion, but considering the previous twenty episodes had almost zero plot, this felt very forced and rushed, and otherwise uninspiring.This is also the only disc with the full version of the final episode's closing theme (an accoustic version is available on the D. This is otherwise an excellent compilation including the themes from the TV series as well as the drama CDs (and an alternate version of the TV series opening).
If I start watching a series that appears to be a dark and serious thing, I don’t expect that 2/3rd of it will then present itself as Daisuke and the Olsen Twins try to figure out who has a crush on whom.There was definitely an old movie type feel to the scenes, especially when the art galleries and such were shown lit up at night by police headlights. It’s orchestral and pretty, but after awhile it gets very, very, very old.Colors were beautiful and vibrant, and besides Hiwatari’s hair, were a good mix of dark shades. There are some series that have one track that repeats itself the entire series, and it still ends up being catchy.If I wanted that, I’d go to the mall and watch the kiddies hit on each other.Then again, had this presented itself as slice of life/romance from the beginning, I might not have thought the difference between the first/last episodes and the rest of series was so jarring.