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Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Special


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Darker than BLACK Episode 26, DTB
Japanese: Darker than BLACK -黒の契約者-

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 27, 2008
Producers: Aniplex, Square Enix
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.641 (scored by 57,260 users)
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Ranked: #12022
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Popularity: #764
Members: 94,750
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Synopsis

A side-story of Darker than Black, also called Episode 26, that takes place during the events of Kuro no Keiyakusha.

The Syndicate has another job for Hei and his team. This assignment involves the sought after possessions of a dead contractor, which are believed to have been buried beneath a cherry tree. Meanwhile, Misaki Kirihara and her team plan a trip to the Cherry Blossom festival.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

This episode represents episode 9 on the Darker than Black DVDs.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mao
Supporting
Sawaki, Ikuya
Japanese
Kayanuma, Kiko
Supporting
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Kouno, Yutaka
Supporting
Toriumi, Kousuke
Japanese
Saito, Yusuke
Supporting
Babo
Supporting
Takeda, Masanori
Japanese

Staff

Okamura, Tensai
Director, Series Production Director, Original Creator
Kanno, Yoko
Music
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer
Iwahara, Yuji
Original Character Design


Edit Opening Theme

"Kakusei Heroism ~The Hero without a Name~" by An Cafe

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"Dreams" by HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR



More reviewsReviews

May 7, 2008
DaBigD (All reviews)
Diving straight into the review.

Story: If I was to rate this OVA just from its own story, I would give it 2 because of its simplicity. But don't forget that you need at least 14 episode of background information from the normal DTB (best viewed after some time has passed after you finish DTB, good for some quick laughs.) This OVA is more of a side story to the original Darker than BLACK. A contractor was killed and supposedly his corpse or his belongings are hidden under the sakura tree. Centering around Mayu Otsuka, this provides a good deal of laugh and makes you remember read more
May 11, 2008
Venneh (All reviews)
Can be summed up as a one-shot sidestory with a healthy dosage of CRACK. You'd have to have some background from the first half or so of the series in order to know what was going on, but most of the events in this episode end up being absolutely useless to the continuum, as they're all forgotten because of a plot device at the end of the episode. Plus, it takes an amusing look at fandom.

Aside from the Story, nothing else has really changed from the series, so I won't be covering Length, Music, Art, or Seiyuu.

I'm not happy that it didn't resolve several read more
Apr 10, 2008
mr_utopia_man (All reviews)
What happens when contractors run into a fanfic author? This is Darker than BLACK on crack. It's a standalone episode placed in no definite part of the timeline and completely irrelevant to the actual story, so there's no need to worry about spoilers. The art and sound are the same as the series, and the same characters are used.

It gives absolutely no further resolution to the series, but I can say that at least it gave me a good laugh. The humor is well-done, and the episode so absurd you can't take it seriously. The only thing I'd mention is that I'm glad I gave read more
Dec 24, 2014
Arsene_Lucifer (All reviews)
Darker Than Black first season finale is nothing I would call spectacular, but the way it ended was fitting. Treating its own finale like another storyline instead of a spectacle which would have been out place in the series. This OVA doesn’t add anything more to the mythos or expand on anything in the main series. Hence, the length of this review being relatively short and to the point. This OVA instead decides to leave a good final impression on season one with a comedic episode.

The OVA takes place in a nonspecific timeline in Darker Than Black. It’s basically a comedic side story about Hei read more

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