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Side Story Episodes of Darker Than Black 2 Are DVD/BD Release Only [Confirmed]

by dtshyk
Sep 30, 2009 7:00 AM | 38 Comments
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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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.

Mar 26, 2010 10:37 PM by Onikukki

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

Dec 22, 2009 7:33 PM by Tamiyi

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 7, 2009 1:06 PM by Kira01

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

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

Nov 26, 2009 4:41 AM by Aireena

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 17, 2009 1:53 AM by villains

good to see 4 more eps to help fill the story

Nov 16, 2009 12:35 PM by baboon

x0utmyheart said:

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

ALSO, can anyone help me download it, please and thank you? 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 14, 2009 1:09 PM by zenzennai

My comment will only be the same as everyone else's....


Nov 14, 2009 12:22 PM by _marshmallow

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

Nov 14, 2009 12:44 AM by Romeodeaths


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

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

Nov 13, 2009 3:41 PM by x0utmyheart

I doubt there will be any filler this time. I'm hoping for something incredibly epic this time around.

Oct 21, 2009 8:11 AM by Zepwich

Only twelve eps.
Not enough Hei and Yin.

Oct 11, 2009 9:37 PM by Zero_Lancer

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.

Oct 10, 2009 10:20 AM by sheruchan

I am angry about the small episode count, but I am really excited about these DVD only eps.

Oct 9, 2009 5:15 PM by GarLogan78

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 4, 2009 7:04 AM by gnodab

Just 12 episode is dissapointing..
even 25 episode im still not get enough for it..

Oct 2, 2009 1:16 AM by BRabbit

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 1, 2009 12:27 AM by Xephifer

Damn my guess was off by 1 episode... I thought there would be 13 ...

Sep 30, 2009 8:36 PM by KaminaKai

I guess this means Gai Kurasawa will be on DVD episodes only. What a drag.

Sep 30, 2009 4:45 PM by OutlawGryphon

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.

Sep 30, 2009 3:11 PM by adamantine