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May 7, 9:35 PM
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So... I just finished watching DTB and naturally it left me with more questions than answers.

The plan was to watch season two and the OVA's and then potentially read the manga. However I've come to the realisation that the manga and anime do not follow on.

Therefore I have a couple of questions and if somebody would take the time to answer them it would be greatly appreciated.

1.) Is the original manga ( set before the first season of the anime or is it an alternative version that has nothing to do with the anime?

According to wikipedia the second manga is set after the first season of the anime and completely ignores the second season and OVA's, so onto my next question.

2.) Which is considered canon the second season of the anime or the second manga? (
Jun 4, 1:44 AM

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As I had said in an earlier post... The right chronological order, matching the manga, is:

1. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha / Manga
2. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha / Serie
3. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha - Sakura no Hana no Mankai no Shita / OVA (you can watch between episode 10 and 20 of the first serie)
4. Darker than Black: Shikkoku no Hana / Manga
5. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden / OVA
6. Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini / Serie
Jun 8, 4:53 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Hey, thanks for commenting and helping to establish a sense of order, I was beginning to think this would never get answered.

While I also want to establish the DTB canon, quite frankly I don't think it's going to get answered, as there's no answers available.

For those wondering what the hell I'm talking about, the second manga (Jet Black Flower), "is a new story taking place one year after the events of season 1 and it replaces the events of both the OVAs and season 2 completely".

With that being said I'll ask a new question:

3.) Is watching the OVA's and season two worthwhile, given that Jet Black Flower could be considered canon and thus watching the OVAs and season two being utterly pointless?