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Sep 30, 2009 7:00 AM

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According to dojin mangaka Guyohmaru's blog, Aniplex announced at a preview for the anime business people that four extra episodes of Darker than BLACK - Ryuusei no Gemini will be released as DVD/Blu-ray only episodes. The four episodes are the side stories bridging the gap between the first and the second series and will be included in the even number volumes of the DVD/Blu-ray Discs. The number of the main episodes to be aired on TV is twelve.

Source: Guyohmaru's Kakunoko

Updated on Oct 8th
According to Neowing, the first extra episode will be released on January 27th.

Source: Neowing
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Sep 30, 2009 7:10 AM

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Only 12? That sucks...
 
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Sep 30, 2009 7:12 AM

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Yeah, only 12 episodes? That's a bummer.
 
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Sep 30, 2009 7:17 AM

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huh..what?..what?

whattttt?????

 
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Sep 30, 2009 7:29 AM

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Just 12 episodes?!? awww....
 
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Sep 30, 2009 7:48 AM

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i was so hoping for another 25 epi season.
 
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Sep 30, 2009 8:47 AM

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FUCK YES!
 
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Sep 30, 2009 8:54 AM

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しまった、そうのかい?

 
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Sep 30, 2009 9:15 AM

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12 only!? and extra episodes on DVD/Blu-ray only!? this sucks~ ¬¬
 
Sep 30, 2009 9:16 AM

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This is very disappointing news....
 
Sep 30, 2009 10:22 AM
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I knew it would end up with DVD-only episodes =.=

But I can't understand why only 12 episodes... does it mean that they made a short, but really good sequel, or that this way we'll have less things to complain about? OwO
 
Sep 30, 2009 10:27 AM

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Eeeh only 12? ;___;
 
Sep 30, 2009 10:49 AM

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Well, at least now we know. As much of a let down as this is, when you think about it, the first show is technically 13 episodes anyway since the two part story arcs combined round out at an hour, so... But hey, it's better then nothing, and with FMA Brotherhood not doing so well apperently I don't think they have a whole lot of money to spare.
 
Sep 30, 2009 11:32 AM
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That's such a shame, I was expecting a 25 episode series again.

Oh well, a smaller amount of Darker than Black is better than no Darker than Black ♥
 
Sep 30, 2009 11:44 AM

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Only 12??

I want 25 eps again :(
 
Sep 30, 2009 11:45 AM
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12 is indeed a disappointing number in this case.

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Sep 30, 2009 12:12 PM

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12?! DTB, with its storyline, can't possibly be the same with that few episodes. Oh well, I guess I should stop complaining and wait and see what happens.

Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
 
Sep 30, 2009 12:18 PM

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Maybe it'll have a frantic pace instead, making it even more awesome.
 
Sep 30, 2009 2:57 PM

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Wow, they are cutting down the number of episodes. I expect production to be equally as well or perhaps better than the first season when they only have 12 episodes (16 if you count the extras) to build. I have high expectations after that first season. :-\
 
Sep 30, 2009 3:11 PM
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That's a lot of DVD-only episodes, though I guess it makes sense if they would be a distraction to the main storyline.

Twelve episodes better mean no fillers.

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Sep 30, 2009 4:45 PM

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I guess this means Gai Kurasawa will be on DVD episodes only. What a drag.
 
Sep 30, 2009 8:36 PM

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Damn my guess was off by 1 episode... I thought there would be 13 ...
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Oct 1, 2009 12:27 AM

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Well this is disappointing but I mean it makes sense, instead of having two episode arc there just going to run through a continuous story? Well if the pace is faster I suppose that could be better though it could also been done very poorly as well so I guess we'll just have to wait and see, not much longer anyway.
 
Oct 2, 2009 1:16 AM

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Just 12 episode is dissapointing..
even 25 episode im still not get enough for it..
 
Oct 4, 2009 7:04 AM
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oh well, as long as the pacing is smooth, I guess i'm okay with it. On the positive side, no more detective guy (whatever he's name is) fillers :D. He just ruins the mood you know :o
 
Oct 9, 2009 5:15 PM

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I am angry about the small episode count, but I am really excited about these DVD only eps.
 
Oct 10, 2009 10:20 AM

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Although I'm disappointed we only get to see Hei and co. for 12 episodes, I'm sure the production team knows what they're doing. :) I won't complain. It probably wouldn't have turned out well if it was any longer. Baccano! was only 13 eps (not counting the 3 DVD-only eps) and I absolutely adored that series.

I'll just think of this season as one long arc because that's essentially what it is. As for the 4 extra episodes, will those be an animation of the currently running manga? It seems like they will be. Either way, I'll look forward to those too.
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Oct 11, 2009 9:37 PM
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FFFFUUUUU
Only twelve eps.
Not enough Hei and Yin.
GODDAMNIT!!!!!!!1
 
Oct 21, 2009 8:11 AM

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I doubt there will be any filler this time. I'm hoping for something incredibly epic this time around.
 
Nov 13, 2009 3:41 PM
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PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO

it pretty much shows that hei/yin had a "relationship" or something along the lines....

http://www.d-black.net/gallary/pv02.html

ALSO, can anyone help me download it, please and thank you?
 
Nov 14, 2009 12:44 AM

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12 episodes tv show + 4 OVA = 16 I think that's a fair amount :)
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Nov 14, 2009 12:22 PM
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My comment will only be the same as everyone else's....


WTFFFFF ONLY 12 EPISODES????
*dies*
 
Nov 14, 2009 1:09 PM

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x0utmyheart said:
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO

it pretty much shows that hei/yin had a "relationship" or something along the lines....

http://www.d-black.net/gallary/pv02.html

ALSO, can anyone help me download it, please and thank you?


http://www.fansub.tv/ go there

Previwe was aaaawesome!! But it made me a little sad..poor Yin..Hei with short hair and without beard is the best.

I think it's better being short than being unnecessarilly long and boring.If they answer the questions left in the first season than it's okay..

 
Nov 16, 2009 12:35 PM

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good to see 4 more eps to help fill the story
 
Nov 17, 2009 1:53 AM

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adamantine said:
Twelve episodes better mean no fillers.


quite agree, but with this 4 episode becoming an OVA i guess
dtb will be no longer a great success as the first again
 
Nov 26, 2009 4:41 AM

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Romeodeaths said:
12 episodes tv show + 4 OVA = 16 I think that's a fair amount :)


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I don't care if it is Hei X Yin filler <3

 
Dec 7, 2009 1:06 PM

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No wonder why there seems to be a gap between the first season and the current season, the creators have already decided to make some ova.
 
Dec 22, 2009 7:33 PM

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ugh Hei x Yin -_- There was absolutely nothing indicating in the first season that the had even the slightest romantic feelings for each other...and now there's all this. I bet BONES is only doing this because it's a popular pairing...Amber x Hei ftw
 
Mar 26, 2010 10:37 PM

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I am liking the OVA so far but why couldn't they have done this inbetween S1 and S2? It would have made everything so much more enjoyable - plus I think it would have created a lot of anticipation for S2 and gotten them more viewers thus more money. I am really not liking what BONES is doing but I guess everyone fucks up sometimes. The plot is another thing entirely..

One last thing to bitch about before I go.. why is it series like this are always short? (S1 25ep, S2 12ep, come on.. S2 isn't even half of S1!) yet there are pretty crappy Shounen out there that are easily 100+ episodes? The obvious reason is that it doesn't have shitty writing so there is only so much you can expect from the writers, but I mean.. still.. makes me sad.

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