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Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

Alternative Titles

English: Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor
Synonyms: Darker than BLACK 2nd Season, Darker than BLACK Second Season, DTB2
Japanese: DARKER THAN BLACK 流星の双子

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2009 to Dec 25, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.711 (scored by 96193 users)
Ranked: #9682
Popularity: #121
Members: 152,238
Favorites: 924
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Synopsis

In the sequel, Hei and Yin are now on the run after betraying the Syndicate in the previous season. After leaving Japan, Hei encounters Suou Pavlichenko, a 13-year-old Eurasian girl who becomes embroiled in the war and politics of the various factions and Contractors vying for power. Meanwhile, Hell's Gate remains standing in Tokyo, after Hei's efforts to stop the Saturn Ring anti-Gate particle weapon from activating. Although Contractors are safe from the danger of having their existences erased, this does not prevent new and old Contractors from abusing their powers. As Misaki Kirihara and her team in the Public Security Bureau deal with the increasing Contractor cases, she also has to keep the Syndicate at bay, who has major positions in the Japanese police and intelligence bureaus around the world. The storyline setting primarily takes place in both Japan and Russia.

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Related Anime

Prequel: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden

Characters & Voice Actors

Hei
Hei
Main
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Japanese
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Liebrecht, Jason
English
Liebrecht, Jason
...
Mao
Mao
Main
Sawaki, Ikuya
Japanese
Sawaki, Ikuya
Williams, Kent
English
Williams, Kent
...
July
July
Main
Asai, Kiyomi
Japanese
Asai, Kiyomi
Leigh, Cherami
English
Leigh, Cherami
...
Kirihara, Misaki
Kirihara, Misaki
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Oxley, Kate
English
Oxley, Kate
...

Staff

Okamura, Tensai
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director
Okada, Mari
Script



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Dec 29, 2014
Anime_Breakdown
If “Darker Than Black” was a band than their follow up album would be considered selling out. “Ryuusei no Gemini” is nothing like the first season coming across as an entirely different anime. It panders to the audience, the action is over the top, the soundtrack is less memorable, and the direction of the entire anime is different. Not all the pieces connect properly, but it is a decent follow up to the first season of “Darker Than Black”. It never reaches the same heights of season one, but it does have its own strength that makes it worth watching including an ending that is read more
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Feb 21, 2010
abhishek14
Somehow the high expectations I had awaiting the sequel to a fantastic series were not fulfilled. Ryuusei No Gemini isn’t exactly a sequel to Kuro no Keiyakusha, but more like a separate arc in itself. It would be unfair to compare both of them as they vary in their style and storyline. For starters, the series are not bi-episodic; instead revolve around a single storyline involving a Eurasian female protagonist. Hei’s involvement through the series although significant, has not really been up to what it ought to be.

Storyline: 7/10
Suou Pavlichenko is a 13 year Eurasian girl whose life suddenly changes on a fateful read more
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Feb 23, 2015
SootShade
I'm inevitably going to talk a lot about the first season in this review, due to having watched the both of them back to back - note that I haven't watched the OVA's supposed to connect them just yet. I don't there's any issue with that however, due to the fact that there's no reason anyone should be watching the second season first, and because there's quite some differences compared to the first season.

Where the original series got to drag on at leisure with it's episodic structure, having very little progress at all for most of it's run, the this series was only half the read more
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Jan 23, 2014
AviJii
Before you read this one, I would let you know that I am just a newbie when it comes to anime and I am not totally good when it comes to anime terms and words. Also I am not a good reviewer like the others in here. But, still I like to write a review for this and I will deliver it in a simple way based on my own opinions.

Whats new in this series? A lot of changes. Yes a lot of changes, that would includes the characters, appearances, mood, settings and the story itself.
What word might really fit in this series is the read more
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Recommendations

Both series are about humans who have supernatural powers. In Darker than Black there are Contractors who have these powers and in Speed Grapher there are Euphorias who have these superhuman powers. The stories of these anime are good and related to the modern world. There are also girls who the main guy wants to help and protect.
Both mains are assassins from an organization and end up being betrayed and whatsover.
They have weapons/firearms coming out of character's TITS that represent some sort of phallic imagery. The only difference is while both of them have under-aged heroines who are still supposed to be in middle school one looks like a loli and the other looks like a young woman in their highschool/college years for some inexplicable reason.
Very similiar depressing/dark atmosphere in both of the series. In DTB there are contractors who are the outcasts, while in Wolf's Rain it's wolves.

And they share a common studio, Bones, so the art is very similiar.
reportRecommended by brahG - Add to favorites
The feeling of the series is very similiar : "Dark". (Also to the main series "Darker than Black" is very similiar to The unlimited) And of course both animes are about special powers, like ESP.

The main characters are neither good nor bad people - kinda in the "gray" zone, thats what makes the character developement interesting.

And while Hyobu tries his best to save Yuugiri, and fulfill her wishes,
Hei travels with Suou on his journey and is kinda a mentor to her.
Both anime consists of a sister with an evil brother. The sister regains her memories gradually, while the brother waits for her in the end. It consists of gun play action, and the sister tries to defeat her brother.

Opening Theme

"Tsukiakari no Michishirube" by Stereopony

Ending Theme

"From Dusk Till Dawn" by abingdon boys school

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