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Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

Alternative Titles

English: Darker than Black
Synonyms: DTB
Japanese: Darker than BLACK -黒の契約者-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 146914 users)
Ranked: #1872
Popularity: #28
Members: 255,247
Favorites: 8,804
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama mystery sci-fi supernatural

Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
Side story: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Special
Sequel: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden

Characters & Voice Actors

Hei
Hei
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Japanese
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
...
Yin
Yin
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Huang
Huang
Main
Swasey, John
English
Swasey, John
Ikeda, Masaru
Japanese
Ikeda, Masaru
...
Mao
Mao
Main
Sawaki, Ikuya
Japanese
Sawaki, Ikuya
Williams, Kent
English
Williams, Kent
...

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Harp, Clarine
Producer
Furumoto, Mayuko
Director
Okamura, Tensai
Director, Original Creator, Series Production Director



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Nov 7, 2007
ElectricSlime
Darker than Black, what an adventure it has been. Darker than Black takes place in a near future world where two gates appeared, Heaven's Gate and Hell's Gate. The mysterious appearance of these gates brought with them the Contractors. Contractors are people who have entered into a contract with an unknown force and gained a unique power in return. The nature of the contract however requires them to give back each time they use their power. Payment is anything from smoking a cigarette to writing a poem. The main story is told through an omnipotent point of view with the "camera man" being at the read more
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Apr 17, 2008
UserZero
Ah, the age old question; what to do when certain people suddenly begin manifesting mysterious superpowers. Darker than BLACK responds with a classic solution found in series ranging from Witch Hunter Robin to X-Men: Form secret organizations to monitor and control these people. However, despite the similar theme, this show is anything but derivative.

In the beginning of the series, the premise of the show is somewhat vague as little is known about where the powers of the contractors come from, or how they are related to the gates. As the series progresses more information is inevitably revealed, creating good plot exposition and allowing the story read more
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Recommendations

Darker than black, combined with a few "American hitman movies" like Bourne, Leon, Wanted... would get you Requiem for the Phantom,
as both main characters are assassins working for a crime Syndicate.
Same atmosphere, similar idea..
reportRecommended by Lyle - Add to favorites

Opening Theme

#01: "Howling" by Abingdon Boys School (eps 1-14)
#02: "Kakusei Heroism ~The Hero without a Name~" by An Cafe (eps 15-23, 25)

Ending Theme

#01: "Tsuki Akari" by Rie Fu (eps 1-14)
#02: "Dreams" by HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR (eps 15-24)

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