Darker Than BLACK
- 2 Seasons
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.