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Darker than BLACK / Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker than BLACK / Kuro no Keiyakusha

Genres: action, drama, mystery, psychological, science fiction, supernatural
Themes: assassins, conspiracy, crime, fighting, living dolls, neo-noir, police, superhuman, superpowers
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2007-04-05 to 2007-09-27
Plot Summary: In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as “Hell’s Gate” appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who wield paranormal powers at the cost of their conscience also emerged. Hei is one of the most powerful of these psychic agents, and along with his blind associate, Yin, works for one of the many rival agencies vying to unlock the mysteries of Hell’s Gate.

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Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor / Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini

Genres: adventure, drama, mystery, psychological, science fiction, supernatural
Themes: assassins, conspiracy, crime, fighting, girls with guns, post-apocalyptic, superhumans, superpowers, twins
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2009-10-08 to 2009-12-24
Plot Summary: Two years have passed since Hei and Yin escaped the Syndicate after the events of the first season. Making their way to Russia, Hei encounters a young girl named Suou Pavlichenko, whose family is gradually pulled into the war between contractors and various intelligence factions. Meanwhile, Misaki Kirihara has quit her position in Foreign Affairs to begin her own investigations into Hei, the Contractors and the Syndicate.

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Darker than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden (OAV) Vintage: 2010-01-27 to 2010-07-21

So glad the second season is licensed. This is a great show.

Funimation to Release Darker Than Black on Blu-Ray Premium Edition

posted on 2015-02-17 12:25 EST
1st season previously released on DVD

As great as Darker than Black is I don’t know if I want to order this. The inclusion of a “display easel” leads me to believe that storing this product will be awkward, like the Bebop premium collections.

Has Funi pulled off a premium collection without any errors yet? The “self-destructing” Lain set and the print errors with Psycho-pass concern me.

meh, I liked, not loved, the first season so this is a pass. instead, I’ll use that money and get season 2…eventually…maybe…umm…

ooh, chili…

Guaranteed: Chili > Darker than Black S2.

RightStuf has posted pics of the packaging for the Darker than Black S1 bluray box.

It looks neither cool nor practical so I might just have to cancel my preorder :cry:

Darker Than Black - Complete Season 2 Box Set Classics - Coming Soon

Hmm. Maybe the dub of S1 of Darker than Black wasn’t as good as I remember it being. I hope that’s not the case.

From Anime Corner / RACS

May 8, 2015

Status Updates / Delays

Funimation sent us a note this week that the following item has been permanently discontinued and will no longer available for order:

FN-07459 – 704400074592 – DARKER THAN BLACK - SEASON ONE - CLASSIC

This is the one that I really like the box art for, and I suppose with the new Premium edition getting ready to ship they decided they didn’t want any lower priced alternative version of S1 concurrently on the market. Like everything else in life, fewer choices are better for the TPTB. Fortunately we still have some FN-07459 in the warehouse so if anyone still wants only the classic edition we should still have them in stock for a short while.

Dunno about the RACS assessment of this one: isn’t that Anime Classics version of DtB a DVD-only set? Now that DtB is going to be out on bluray it’s better that they stop producing that version in preparation for the eventual bluray version of DtB Anime Classics. IMO.

Darker Than Black - Complete Season 2 Box Set - Blu-ray/DVD Combo Classic - AVAILABLE NOW!

My LE of Darker than Black Season 1 arrived and it’s interesting. It’s done in a “secret mission dossier” scheme, and Funi, for better or for worse, went the whole nine yards and made it so that the box is held shut by the “loop the rope around the rivets” system seen on the Manilla envelopes that report cards used to come in back in the day.

Kinda seems like Funi should have made it like those old “song” greeting cards and had it play Secret Agent Man when it is opened. :wink:

Artbook art doesn’t look that sharp, but not too blurry.

Tragically, as soon as I took the holder for the blurays out of the box, the discs all fell out of the bottom. Discs are only affixed by cheap cardboard partial sleeves that cover <50% of the disc. That’s not a good idea.

Darker Than Black - Complete Season One - Premium Edition - AVAILABLE NOW!

Hey, Nice Package! - Darker Than Black Blu-ray Premium Edition

Darker Than Black On Blu-ray 5/26: Opening Sequence in HD

Ad: Darker Than Black

Jun 1st 2015

Hmm, reviewed Funi’s LE set of this as screener discs, which did not come in the retail packaging. Kinda sucks as awareness of Funi’s bad box for the LE needs to be spread.

Darker Than Black On Blu-ray 5/26: Ending Sequence in HD

FUNimation No Longer Holds “Darker Than Black” Rights

January 22, 2016 8:45am CST
Fans noticed that FUNimation is no longer listing “Darker Than Black” and the “Air” TV series