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Apr 7, 2016 11:15 AM

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What are your thoughts on the show and what would you rate it?
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:16 AM

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great mc !
good animation
sadly i didnt like the plot
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:19 AM
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watch the first 6-7 episodes and if you dont like it drop it
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:20 AM

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I watched couple eps of first season.

I did find it intriguing at first plot wise, and mc was not your typical guy under the surface oh and fights/executions are cool.

But rest of the chars if not all were like standing corpses only there to be dead after 1-2 ep cuz it went with 2-3 eps arcs or something.

I heard that second season is even more random.

It suffers due to not nailed type of execution, it would work much better with continued storytelling.
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:23 AM

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I haven't went further than episode 4. Not really interesting at least for me.
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:25 AM

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Good mc and great action
Confusing and unexplained storyline
Overall i find it decent
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:26 AM
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a pretentious piece of garbage with its only redeeming quality being its MC (which gets completely trashed on the next season).
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:36 AM

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that ending gave me cancer..seriously that ending though
 
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Apr 7, 2016 11:39 AM

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one of the edgiest anime names out there
 
Apr 7, 2016 11:48 AM

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Go check out the review section and I'm sure you'll be able to find out
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Apr 7, 2016 11:52 AM

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Entertaining the whole time, and the MC was very likeable.
I'd say that's an example of an anime that clearly achieved the goal it was trying to reach.
 
Apr 7, 2016 11:56 AM
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The second season doesn't really connect enough to the first season for me. Really the second one could have been a standalone because you don't get any answers to any questions until the second one anyway
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:02 PM

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NoobStomper said:
a pretentious piece of garbage with its only redeeming quality being its MC (which gets completely trashed on the next season).

I agree but it is a entertaining piece of garbage so i give it a pass
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:03 PM

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Entertaining the whole time, and the MC was very likeable.
I'd say that's an example of an anime that clearly achieved the goal it was trying to reach.

Actually no
If it just stayed on the semiepisodic format i would say the show achieved its goal but it tries to have a overarching plot towards the end and it failed hard
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:16 PM

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A pretty good 1st season - both Hei and Yin are good MCs and it's semi episodic nature was quite good until it decided to have an overarching plot in the end. Regardless gave it a 8, it's quite enjoyable imo.

But the 2nd season is nonexistant.
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:19 PM

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Good premise, interesting characters but the plot was aimless. Little to no information given out until the last 3-4 episodes, where they dumped the entire exposition we'd been missing the previous 20 episodes.

The episodic focus was really strong, and they pulled off each mini-arc nicely. But the overall info about what was actually going on was missing; it could have done with a more gradual releasing of info.

The second season was quite a lot worse, though.
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Apr 7, 2016 12:24 PM
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Great show. Good main characters, fantastic action scenes, a nice air of mystery and most importantly very well executed episodic execution for most of the show, with most of the 1-episode antagonists feeling surprisingly fleshed out at the end of the episode.
The plot towards the end ended up being decent but isn't and shouldn't be the main appeal of the show. The characters, episodic execution, setting and atmosphere is what make this show so enjoyable.

Also be aware that it has no sequels.
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Apr 7, 2016 12:32 PM

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One thing for sure, it's not as edgy as you think, it's quite a fun show and it had a sequel....
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:34 PM

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gabrielrroiz said:
Zefyris said:
Entertaining the whole time, and the MC was very likeable.
I'd say that's an example of an anime that clearly achieved the goal it was trying to reach.

Actually no
If it just stayed on the semiepisodic format i would say the show achieved its goal but it tries to have a overarching plot towards the end and it failed hard

No, no, no. You're just using buzzword that you don't even know the meaning of. How did DtB ever tried to have an "overarching plot". It cannot fail at this since it never had such a thing nor tried to have it in the first place.
Just lol. Peoples on MAL and their vocabulary use, it's always so comical.
Can't you just say "I didn't like it so for me it didn't achieve its goal" ? That would be just fiiiiine as a reason.
Yet you're all trying so haaard to justify your taste by throwing random (buzz)words to make your opinion look cooler. It doesn't look cooler. So just stop.
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Apr 7, 2016 12:35 PM

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I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
Apr 7, 2016 12:38 PM

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Zefyris said:
gabrielrroiz said:

Actually no
If it just stayed on the semiepisodic format i would say the show achieved its goal but it tries to have a overarching plot towards the end and it failed hard

No, no, no. You're just using buzzword that you don't even know the meaning of. How did DtB ever tried to have an "overarching plot". It cannot fail at this since it never had such a thing nor tried to have it in the first place.
Just lol. Peoples on MAL and the vocabulary use is always so comical.
Can't you just say "I didn't like it so for me it didn't achieve its goal" ? That would be just fiiiiine as a reason.
Yet you're all trying so haaard to justify your taste by throwing random (buzz)words to make your opinion look cooler. It doesn't look cooler. So just stop.

And you are basicamly saying that just becaude i am usong a buzword my opinion is invalid and incorrect
How about actually trying to adress my issue with the show instead of saying i want to look cool with fancy terminalogy
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:41 PM

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gabrielrroiz said:
Zefyris said:

No, no, no. You're just using buzzword that you don't even know the meaning of. How did DtB ever tried to have an "overarching plot". It cannot fail at this since it never had such a thing nor tried to have it in the first place.
Just lol. Peoples on MAL and the vocabulary use is always so comical.
Can't you just say "I didn't like it so for me it didn't achieve its goal" ? That would be just fiiiiine as a reason.
Yet you're all trying so haaard to justify your taste by throwing random (buzz)words to make your opinion look cooler. It doesn't look cooler. So just stop.

And you are basicamly saying that just becaude i am usong a buzword my opinion is invalid and incorrect
How about actually trying to adress my issue with the show instead of saying i want to look cool with fancy terminalogy

No, I'm not saying that. I'm telling you that there was no overarching plot nor attempt to it so it cannot "fail at it". That's all. I'm also telling you that it's perfectly fine to think it didn't achieve its goal for you if you didn't like it. For me, it achieved it. It's fine.
I actually addressed your whole concern with my previous post already.
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:45 PM
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I wasn't necessarily sure what was going on the whole time.

And I loved it.
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:50 PM

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Edgy, to say the least.

That's sort of the whole appeal of it. Also Gaiden and Ryuusei no Gemini are utter rubbish in my humble unbiased opinion.
 
Apr 7, 2016 12:58 PM

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It's fucking amazing and it has the best MC you could ever think of. The action scenes are well animated and choreographed, the characters were very likable, the mystery was intriguing and the bi-episodic format was refreshing and well executed. It also has this weird aura around it that I really love, but I can't really explain how and why. It's one of my favorite anime ever and Hei is still the ultimate husbando. The OVAs were great too, but unfortunately the season 2 was such utter garbage that it left me feeling really down for a few days, because of what it did to the series and the characters. After that I've convinced myself that it was all a bad dream and it never happened for real.
 
Apr 8, 2016 12:40 AM

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Thank you all for your input.
 
Apr 9, 2016 7:50 AM

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I love it- it's one of my favorite anime.
-Hei is 100% badass
-Soundtrack is 10/10 e.g. OSTs like Yin No Piano, M25-3, Go Dark
-Animation and fights are great 9/10
-Great story arcs 8/10

It reminds me of X-Men in concept and western superhero tv shows like The Flash (story arcs are 40 mins long, new villain every time). I like Darker Than Black more than any superhero show I've seen. 9/10 Overall
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May 15, 2016 6:53 PM
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Pretty good, I just wish they didn't make s2 which was a farcry compared to this....
 
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Loved the MC and the actions!

As for the plot, not so much. :(
 
Apr 19, 8:24 AM
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I don't know if I am loving it or not. It is really entertaining and Hei is an awesome character (I like Yin and Mao as well, and now I can understand why Huang is such a douchebag), but I think it fails in execution, because the plot has THAT potential (with Heaven's Gate / Hell's Gate, the Contractors and those random powers) and I feel it does not seize it.

For me, it is a 7 rn, don't know how will end, but a pretty decent ride. I expected more nonetheless.
 
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