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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
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 53,460 users)
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Ranked: #11552
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Popularity: #661
Members: 87,393
Favorites: 163
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

A side story of Darker than BLACK, also known as Episode 26. A Contractor was killed and it was rumored that his corpse and possessions were buried under a Sakura tree. Hei and the others (including the Police) decide to investigate.

Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hei
Hei
Main
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Japanese
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Yin
Yin
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Kirihara, Misaki
Kirihara, Misaki
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Huang
Huang
Main
Ikeda, Masaru
Japanese
Ikeda, Masaru

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"Dreams" by HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR




More reviewsReviews

DaBigD
May 7, 2008
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
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Venneh
May 11, 2008
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
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mr_utopia_man
Apr 10, 2008
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
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Arsene_Lucifer
Dec 24, 2014
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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