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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: 8.191 (scored by 51141 users)
Ranked: #1962
Popularity: #271
Members: 82,636
Favorites: 415
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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

Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Nishimura, Hiroyuki
Storyboard
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Storyboard
Ishii, Yasushi
Theme Song Performance, Music



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May 1, 2013
FullmetalCowboy
*This is an archive from my Anime-Planet account*

Critic's Log - Earthdate: June 21, 2012. Supplemental for Review #10: Darker Than Black Gaiden (Side Story).

It is difficult to forget the past that has horrific memories, it feels like a nightmare that you could not wake up from... The only thing to do is move forward.

If you have been reading my other reviews, keep this in mind... Before I start reviewing something, I like to poke a little fun during the review and I sort of did something like that just now with the poetic philosophical intro I had with this review plus the previous reviews I 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

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