Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
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Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

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Japanese: DARKER THAN BLACK -黒の契約者-
English: Darker than Black
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 24, 2007 to Nov 24, 2007
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Asuka
Authors: Okamura, Tensai (Story), Nokiya (Art)


Score: 7.031 (scored by 67686,768 users)
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Ranked: #82012
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Popularity: #1049
Members: 16,825
Favorites: 219


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Ten years ago, the mysterious Hell's Gate suddenly materialized in the middle of Tokyo, and the stars of the night sky were obscured in darkness. In their place, new stars emerged, each corresponding to an individual endowed with supernatural abilities. Devoid of emotion and conscience, these powerful killers have come to be known as Contractors.

But most people know nothing of the Contractors in their midst, and high-schooler Kana Shinoh is no exception. Still struggling to pick up the pieces after her father's death last year, Kana has never troubled herself with the rumors about Hell's Gate. That is, until she spots her father in the street one day. Determined to prove her father is still alive, Kana begins her search, but her mission is attracting some rather dangerous attention. Fortunately, she is rescued from the clutches of death by Hei, the most wanted Contractor in Tokyo. Though he is unsympathetic to her situation, Hei agrees to protect her as she searches for her father. But just how much should she trust the Contractor known as the Black Reaper?

(Source: Yen Press)


Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha was published in English by Yen Press on June 15, 2010 in a 2-in-1 omnibus edition.

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Apr 3, 2011
Well...What can i say? I haven't wrote a review in a while and i'm not that good at them, but i will try.As long as i can remember the most important thing about this manga is that it has nothing to do with the anime! There is another manga that (i think) folllows the story of the anime.The art is...well for me it's bad :D All the pages are blue and all...But there are only 9 chapters so you will survive it ^.^
May 17, 2020
I read this manga right after finishing the first season of Darker than Black, and I ended up not being a huge fan of it because it gave off a totally different vibe from the original series. The story was there, but I couldn't bring myself to be very invested in it. The characters were written pretty flatly—even ones that have already had plenty of time to be fleshed out in the anime. I wasn't a huge fan of the art, either; it doesn't resemble the original style in the slightest, and each panel is incredibly hard to follow, which is worrisome considering this is ...

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