Darker Than BLACK

Darker Than BLACK

  • TV-MA
  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.8  (11,055)

This anime series is a treat for fans of beautiful fight scenes, and while the story line might be somewhat dull, it still manages to pull the viewers into a world of mystery. Something known as Hell's Gate appears in Tokyo, and with the appearance of this gate, grants some people certain powers. This people are referred to as contractors, and by using their special powers, they gain power, but at the same time must pay a cost for using these powers. The main character is Hei, as he is a very powerful contractor, unlike the others, he doesn't need to pay for using his special powers. While the story line might be a little confusing to follow, fans of the series will be able to understand most of it, if they have been following from the very first season. Watching Darker then black is something that challenges the boundary between fact and fiction. The animation studio BONES has managed to create an anime, where the dark nature of the plot can be offset, by the light sometimes funny payment of using their powers. One character that stands out in the anime is Mao the talking cat. Mao is the only character that really seems to have a sense of humor, as there will be times when some of its reaction will get you laughing in your chair. There are certain simple plots around the anime, for people that might have just picked up on watching it. While these plots have very little to do with the whole story, they do attract enough attention to entice people into wanting to know more, as to what happens to them in the future. The biggest draw of this anime might be the powers of every contractor, since each of them have different powers, and the price that they need to pay is different. Everyone is left wondering what the price is once a new contractor enters into the conflict. Some funny payments include having to kiss somebody after using their power, to darker heavier punishments. At the end of the day this anime brings amazing fight scenes, and the battles are a very big attraction to any fight fan. Miss one season of this series, and you might have more questions about the story line. It would be a good idea to follow everything from the very beginning, so that no questions will be left unanswered.

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Seasons
Part Four
16. Part Four
October 18, 2011
Claude sets his plan in motion, pitting several international organizations against each other by offering Yin up for sale. As a war between factions erupts, Hei rushes to rescue the Doll - but it might be too late to keep her safe.
Part Three
15. Part Three
October 18, 2011
Hei hears of a coming event, one predicted fifty years ago: the arrival of a girl with world-changing power. Later, after his past with Amber forces him into battle against several Contractors, Hei learns Yin could be in trouble.
Part Two
14. Part Two
October 18, 2011
Hei is troubled by Yin's changing demeanor and her risky plan to draw their enemies from the shadows. The Black Reaper's concerns are validated when he's forced to battle a sultry Contractor and her twin enforcers.
Part One
13. Part One
October 18, 2011
After the events of Season One, Hei and Yin are on the run from the Syndicate, posing as newlyweds in Okinawa. Unfortunately, their faux honeymoon ends when a violent group of Contractors attempts to abduct Yin.
Ark of Stars
12. Ark of Stars
December 24, 2009
Prophesies are fulfilled, and Suo faces her destiny. Even as her memories fade away beneath the shining moon, hope remains - and a new era begins.
The Sea Floor Dries Up, and the Moon Grows Full
11. The Sea Floor Dries Up, and the Moon Grows Full
December 17, 2009
Suo encounters someone she thought was dead and learns the truth behind the mysteries of her past. Unfortunately, the meeting is cut short when several Contractors launch an attack.
Your Smile On a False Street Corner
10. Your Smile On a False Street Corner
December 10, 2009
As Kirihara uncovers the connection between Dr. Pavlichenko's family and the Syndicate, the incredible secrets of Suo's past are revealed. Later, Hei becomes the main suspect when a member of Section 3 is brutally murdered.
They Met One Day, Unexpectedly
9. They Met One Day, Unexpectedly
December 3, 2009
Kiko and Kurasawa help Suo search for her mother. After a mysterious stranger points the young Contractor in the right direction, a long-awaited reunion leads to an unbelievable revelation.
Twinkling Sun On a Summer Day
8. Twinkling Sun On a Summer Day
November 26, 2009
Aboard a speeding train, Hei's team is ambushed by Russian authorities. In the ensuing battle, Suo and Tanya recall the times they shared in the past as friends - and clash violently in the present as Contractors.
The Doll Sings in the Winter Wind
7. The Doll Sings in the Winter Wind
November 19, 2009
Suo and July find themselves in a dangerous situation thanks to a double-crossing supposed ally. Later, when the young pair is abducted by an especially sinister Contractor, BK-201 must spring into action.
An Aroma Sweet, a Heart Bitter
6. An Aroma Sweet, a Heart Bitter
November 12, 2009
Hei learns the truth about the mysterious Izanami. If BK-201 wants to reach the object before it's destroyed, he'll have to defeat Genma - and stop Suo from pulling the trigger.
Gunsmoke Blows, Life Flows
5. Gunsmoke Blows, Life Flows
November 5, 2009
After Section 3 pushes Suo and Hei deeper underground, BK-201 must resurface to steal an object known as Izanami. The mission could get complicated - the agent tasked with guarding the object is none other than Kirihara.
The Ark Adrift On the Lake
4. The Ark Adrift On the Lake
October 29, 2009
In Japan, Suo begins honing her combat skills under the watchful eyes of Hei and July. Meanwhile, Kirihara - still puzzled BK-201's disappearance - gets acquainted with the agents of Section 3.
Vanishing in a Sea of Ice
3. Vanishing in a Sea of Ice
October 22, 2009
Hei and Suo attempt to flee Russia, but their escape efforts are hindered by Contractors and gun-toting soldiers. As the body count rises, Suo finds herself undergoing a shocking metamorphosis.
Fallen Meteor
2. Fallen Meteor
October 15, 2009
On the run from several Contractors, Suo hides out with Nika and decides to take action. She devises a plan to attract the attention of the deadly BK-201 - and chaos erupts when her plan works perfectly.
Black Cats Do Not Dream of Stars
1. Black Cats Do Not Dream of Stars
October 8, 2009
Suo's life changed forever the night a meteor fell to Earth and turned her twin brother into a Contractor. Now, two years later, the authorities launch an attack on her home - but her biggest problem is the sudden appearance of a masked killer.
DARKER THAN BLACK: KURO NO KEIYAKUSHA
DARKER THAN BLACK: KURO NO KEIYAKUSHA

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This anime series is a treat for fans of beautiful fight scenes, and while the story line might be somewhat dull, it still manages to pull the viewers into a world of mystery. Something known as Hell's Gate appears in Tokyo, and with the appearance of this gate, grants some people certain powers. This people are referred to as contractors, and by using their special powers, they gain power, but at the same time must pay a cost for using these powers. The main character is Hei, as he is a very powerful contractor, unlike the others, he doesn't need to pay for using his special powers.

While the story line might be a little confusing to follow, fans of the series will be able to understand most of it, if they have been following from the very first season. Watching Darker then black is something that challenges the boundary between fact and fiction. The animation studio BONES has managed to create an anime, where the dark nature of the plot can be offset, by the light sometimes funny payment of using their powers. One character that stands out in the anime is Mao the talking cat.

Mao is the only character that really seems to have a sense of humor, as there will be times when some of its reaction will get you laughing in your chair. There are certain simple plots around the anime, for people that might have just picked up on watching it. While these plots have very little to do with the whole story, they do attract enough attention to entice people into wanting to know more, as to what happens to them in the future.

The biggest draw of this anime might be the powers of every contractor, since each of them have different powers, and the price that they need to pay is different. Everyone is left wondering what the price is once a new contractor enters into the conflict. Some funny payments include having to kiss somebody after using their power, to darker heavier punishments. At the end of the day this anime brings amazing fight scenes, and the battles are a very big attraction to any fight fan. Miss one season of this series, and you might have more questions about the story line. It would be a good idea to follow everything from the very beginning, so that no questions will be left unanswered.Darker Than BLACK is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2007.

Where to Watch Darker Than BLACK

Darker Than BLACK is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Darker Than BLACK on demand at Hulu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (11,055)