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Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini Specials, Darker than BLACK 2 OVA, DTB
Japanese: Darker than BLACK -黒の契約者 外伝

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 27, 2010 to Jul 21, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.201 (scored by 45929 users)
Ranked: #2892
Popularity: #261
Members: 74,169
Favorites: 397
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Tells the story of what happened to Yin and Hei between the first and second series.

Related Anime

Prequel: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
Sequel: Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

Characters & Voice Actors

Hei
Hei
Main
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Japanese
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Liebrecht, Jason
English
Liebrecht, Jason
...
Yin
Yin
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Amber
Amber
Supporting
 
Oreille
Oreille
Supporting
Kouda, Kaho
Japanese
Kouda, Kaho
Green, Jennifer
English
Green, Jennifer

Staff

Nishimura, Hiroyuki
Storyboard
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Storyboard
Ishii, Yasushi
Theme Song Performance, Music
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer



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Dec 24, 2013
Link_of_Hyrule
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW OF THE OVA ONLY**

I'll keep this short: Anyone who is a fan of Darker than Black NEEDS to find a way to watch these 4 episodes; they are crucial to understanding so many things about the series, including several things that didn't make sense in season 2, the relationship between Hei and Yin, and Hei's character development.

The OVA bridges the gap between seasons 1 and 2, explaining what happened to Hei and Yin during that time, and not only is this information vital to the plot, it is incredibly entertaining. This OVA is 4 episodes of pure awesome, as we finally read more
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Jun 26, 2010
ShadowBlindx
This is the bridge between Kuro no Keiyakusha (Season 1) and Ryuusei no Gemini (Season 2). For those who watched both seasons THIS IS A MUST! In these 4 episodes they will explain the holes in Ryuusei no Gemini.

(Will update as season ends)

Story: 9/10

These 4 episodes explains about the gap in the 2 years between season 1 and season 2. Like before of DtB, the story is well executed and polished. It is based on the character development between Hei and Yin. Also answers many of the questions that were brought in season 2.

Art: 9/10

Amazing, I would say it is better read more
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Recommendations

Both have very similar storylines .The protagonists are escaping from an establishment .Builds a base for the series to progress .High on action and emotions.
At first, both these animes have a similar drama component: in order to do their duty main characters have to kill their loved ones, however in Ga-Rei Zero drama is payed more atention to and is more deep than in DTB. Both these series deal with organisations exterminating threats to the mankind (ghosts in GRZ case and contractors in DTB case). Sure thing there are mystical powers and supernatural abilities included. Also, you will feel painfully sorry for main characters whichever you watch.
In case you watched DTB only because of action and fights, it's unlikely you will like GRZ. There is action (actually, half of the series is swordsfighting), but it is drenched with main character's emotions and incertitude . But if you have nothing against adversaries trying to resolve an agonizing dilemma of fighting against their ex-friends, you will definetely enjoy it.

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Ending Theme

"Can you fly" by Yasushi Ishii

Recent News

Side Story Episodes of Darker Than Black 2 Are DVD/BD Release Only [Confirmed] ( 1 2 )
dtshyk
38 replies by Onikukki »»
03-26-10, 10:37 PM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Darker than BLACK - Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden Episode 4 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
maji_saikou
148 replies by StardustReverie »»
04-10-14, 3:45 AM
Which should I watch first? The Gaiden series or Gemini series... ( 1 2 )
bjay_ang
20 replies by Zergax »»
03-19-14, 2:26 AM

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