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Japanese anime television serial

Darker than Black

Beginning English DVD encompass, featuring Hei




Darker Than Black ー黒の契約者ー




(
Dākā Zan Burakku ーKuro no Keiyakushaー
)
Genre
  • Mystery[1]
  • Scientific discipline fiction[1]
  • Supernatural thriller[2]
Created by
  • Bones
  • Tensai Okamura
Manga
Written by Tensai Okamura
Illustrated by Nokiya
Published past Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher

NA

Yen Press

Magazine Monthly Asuka
Original run March 24, 2007

November 24, 2007
Volumes 2
Anime tv set series
Directed by Tensai Okamura
Produced by
  • Yoshihiro Ooyabu
  • Ryou Ooyama
  • Hiroo Maruyama
  • Osamu Hosokawa
Written by
  • Tensai Okamura
  • Shōtarō Suga (#13–25)
Music by Yoko Kanno
Studio Bones
Licensed by

AUS

Madman Entertainment

NA

Funimation

United kingdom

Manga Entertainment

Original network JNN (MBS, TBS)
English network

SEA

Animax

U.s.a.

Funimation Channel

Original run
Apr 6, 2007



September 29, 2007
Episodes 25
(List of episodes)
Original video animation
Beneath the Fully Bloomed Cherry Blossoms
Directed by Tensai Okamura
Written by Shinsuke Oonishi
Music by Yoko Kanno
Studio Bones
Licensed by

AUS

Madman Amusement

NA

Funimation

UK

Manga Entertainment

Released March 26, 2008
Runtime 25 minutes
Manga
  • Darker than Black: Shikkoku no Hana
    (2009–2011)
Sequel
  • Darker than Blackness: Gemini of the Shooting star
    (2009)
Spin-off
  • Darker than Blackness: Gaiden
    (2010)


Darker than Blackness


(Japanese:
Darker Than Blackness ー黒の契約者ー, Hepburn:

Dākā Zan Burakku ーKuro no Keiyakushaー
, “Darker than Black: The Black Contractor“)
, is a Japanese anime television serial created and directed by Tensai Okamura and animated by studio Bones. Twenty-5 episodes were broadcast on MBS, TBS and their affiliated stations from April to September 2007. The series is set in a world where a spatial anomaly identified as “Heaven’s Gate” appeared in South America and was followed by “Hell’s Gate” in Tokyo, altering the sky and wreaking havoc on the landscapes. People with special abilities labeled every bit Contractors emerged shortly subsequently. The serial follows amanuensis Hei and his comrades in the Syndicate system, operating in an vastly altered version of gimmicky Tokyo to uncover the mysteries of Hell’s Gate.

The serial was adapted into ii manga series, which were serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’south
Monthly Asuka
and Square Enix’southward
Young Gangan, respectively. A sequel to the anime serial,
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor, was broadcast for twelve episodes from Oct to Dec 2009. In the sequel, Hei trains new Contractor Suo Pavlichenko and searches for his former ally Yin. DVDs of the serial included original video animations titled
Darker than Black: Gaiden
exploring Hei and Yin’south human relationship between the commencement and second seasons. In North America,
Darker than Blackness
was licensed by Funimation.

The serial was created by Okamura, who was inspired by ninja and spy stories based on ideas he had after creating
Wolf’s Rain. In dissimilarity to
Wolf’due south Rain
heroic cast, Okamura wanted flawed and tearing heroes such as the Contractors. While Okamura penned nearly of the serial’ contents, he left freedom to other writers, almost notably Shōtarō Suga who takes over the work of main author in the second half. Disquisitional response to
Darker than Black
was generally positive for its treatment of Hei and the other Contractors who fight each other though there was expressure of confusion in regards to the setting and ending.

Plot

[edit]

Skyline of Shinjuku, with Mount Fuji in the background

The series is primarily set in modern Tokyo; nearby cities such as Shinjuku
(pictured)
were also used.

Ten years ago before the events of the series, a spatial anomaly which became known as “Heaven’south Gate” appeared in South America. Information technology was followed by the opening of “Hell’southward Gate” in Tokyo, altering the sky and wreaking havoc on the landscape. At that time, “Contractors”, people with special abilities, capable of supernatural feats, emerged. Kept clandestine from the public, Contractors murder in cold blood and block their emotions with logic and reason. Their abilities are acquired at the cost of their humanity, and their proper noun derives from the requirement to “pay the cost” each time their powers are used. Nations and organizations effectually the earth railroad train and use Contractors as spies and assassins, resulting in violent battles for valuable objects and information.

After the ‘Heaven’southward State of war’, the United States loses its position as a superpower to a mysterious organization known equally the Syndicate.
Darker Than Black
follows a Chinese Contractor code-named “Hei” equally he undertakes espionage and assassination missions in Tokyo directed past the Syndicate. In his fake civilian life, where he is known every bit shy a pupil nether the alias Li Shenshun, Hei is assisted by Yin, an artificial human known every bit Doll and Mao, a Contractor trapped in a cat’s body and overseen by former constabulary officer Huang. The series has a villain-of-the-week format, with a variety of characters such equally a Japanese Public Security Bureau who oversee the activities of dangerous people with supernatural powers.[3]

Early on in the series Hei is revealed equally a former fighter in the Sky’s War, searching for his missing sister Bai; he believes that a woman known equally Bister is responsible for Bai’southward disappearance after escaping from the Syndicate. Amber leads Evening Primrose, a group of Contractors targeted by the Syndicate who claim they are terrorists. Pandora, another group, investigates Hell’s Gate; the Syndicate is using Pandora and its Saturn Band weapon to attack Hell’s Gate and annihilate the Contractors. This creates mayhem every bit multiple Syndicate agents target Huang who ultimately commits suicide. Hei and Yin meet Bister while Mao escapes from them. Upon meeting Bister, Hei is revealed to be an ordinary human being who became able to use Bai’s power after his sister placed his body onto his flesh through her powers. When Saturn Ring is activated, all Contractors except Hei are killed. Hei has a vision where he meets Bai and decides to beguile the Syndicate. Amber uses her Contract powers to revert time long plenty to enable Hei to destroy Saturn Ring, and Hei and Yin escape from the Syndicate.

Production

[edit]

A bespectacled Tensai Okamura, in an orange cap, at an autograph session in Paris

Darker than Black
was the first work which managing director Tensai Okamura conceived alone.

Darker than Black
was first announced in December 2006, and its first trailer was released in March 2007. It was created and directed by Tensai Okamura.[4]
[5]
Since
Darker than Black
has an original screenplay, Okamura often considered changing the plot, something impossible with manga adaptations, due to the need for consistency with the source textile.[6]
Okamura originally wanted the series to be called
BK201, a code name, merely the anime staff considered information technology weak and
Darker Than Black
was suggested by an MBS TV employee.[vii]

The idea for
Darker Than Black
came to Okamura while he was creating the anime
Wolf’s Rain, and was based on his handling of protagonists. The main characters in
Wolf’s Pelting
are heroic, dissimilar the trigger-happy protagonists in
Darker than Blackness; Okamura wanted the latter’s characters to be flawed, in contrast to those in
Wolf’south Rain.[eight]
Darker than Black
was the beginning anime series created by Okamura, who said that information technology took him several years. Every bit a child he read mangas about ninjas, spies and superheroes, and was specially influenced by a Shirato Sampei manga about ninjas which helped immature readers learn the fine art of ninja; “the spirit and the temper of the spy serial that rocked my childhood”, such every bit
The Fugitive, were other influences on Okamura’due south serial.[8]
In item, Okamura wanted a series of ninja to be centered around modern Tokyo.[9]
The handling of the two Gates prominent in the series’ world edifice was inspired past
Roadside Picnic, a novel past Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.[x]

Writing

[edit]

The bi-episodic structure is based on the feel when Okamura worked as storyboarder in the anime
Cowboy Bebop. They accept infinite to dig more on the new characters of each new arc. The serial compositor of the first half is Okamura himself, leaving a lot freedom to the writers. The second one-half, since this original show needs to be put into an cease, information technology is Shōtarō Suga handling the function as his first time being a series compositor. The writer team consists of Shinsuke Onishi, Yuichi Nomura, Suga, Kurasumi Sunayama, and Okamura himself. Okamura wrote outset two episodes as the first arc. He wrote them in accelerate to start off the serial. Ohnishi was Okamura’s acquaintance in previous works, the latter describes him: offering interesting script without speaking a word. Ohnishi is the well-nigh
Darker than Black
spiritual author. Every episode with detective one-act is handled by him which is Okamura’s original wish to brand a 1980s-like Japanese detective story.[10]
His stories usually contains a clear theme structured by a thematic line and a complementary line.

Nomura is the writer that conceived the character of Bister and was credited at beingness really skillful at depicting beauty of humanity with cruelty. Nomura wrote multiple episodes focused on relationships as well as the concluding parts involving Bister, giving her a tragic ending despite the character staying on Hei’s side until her death. Sunayama handles all the gang related stories, including the Hong Kong mafia, and Japanese yakuza. In his story, the desires of the characters are extracted and deferred. In his writing, Nomura finds Hei as funny from time to fourth dimension, as he is trying to pretend innocent and naive equally a Chinese international student while his forcefulness as a spy just overflows. So Suga, the most of import writer in the
Darker than Black
series, handles high concept and principal plot related arcs, with Hei on the spotlight.[ten]

The Havoc arc first reveals to audience the possibility that Hei is not a Contractor. Then comes the within-the-Gate episodes is the kickoff time change actually takes identify for Hei’s character arc after meeting a man who shares the same dreams equally him. Suga is the one closest to Okamura’south worldview, since they kept doing the throw and grab, he asked Okamura nigh the settings, and helped him excerpt what and how he wanted to express. With Suga’s command of the concluding few arcs, take the doll selling as example, the stories starts to converge, and the catastrophe is designed by Suga.[10]

Blitheness

[edit]

Character designer Yūji Iwahara inspired Okamura to work on
Darker than Black, based on his work on the video game
Koudelka
and its manga version. The narrative was inspired past Japanese dramas which split up stories into 2 consecutive episodes. Every bit a result, every story of
Darker than Black
takes 2 episodes to cease. Okamura wanted to give his audience comic and nighttime stories for variety. Actual locations, including Shinjuku and a police force station, were photographed to make the series more than realistic.[7]
According to Iwahara, Hei was the well-nigh difficult character to draw; he struggled for a subtle balance when designing the grapheme. Hei’s black eyes were smaller, creating a common cold impression, later becoming more expressive. Li, his civilian persona, was originally gentle-looking. Iwahara accepted the offer because he was interested in the project, and wanted to practise something different after his previous serialized manga. Although he found the character sheets easy to practise, he was daunted by the number of characters he had to create.[xi]

The team was tasked with depicting super-powered individuals fighting against a Tokyo backdrop, which was complicated. Okamura found early on designs unacceptable; until his epitome of the characters matched Iwahara’due south, the pictures were redrawn many times. Iwahara establish his work on the anime more than challenging than his manga, since he had to proceed upwardly with staff requests and had little artistic freedom.[11]
Takahiro Komori adapted Iwahara’due south piece of work for animation, retaining the essence of the original designs and making the animators’ work easier; Huang’south chapeau and Yutaka Kouno’s and Mayu Ootsuka’s habiliment were changed. Color designer Nobuko Mizuta was disappointed considering much of the serial is set at dark and the primary characters’ clothing is generally night-coloured, but she gave the guest characters brightly-coloured apparel. Komori said that when he draws female characters, he pays special attention to the line connecting her buttocks and legs. The series’ first opening scene has a silhouetted nude adult female following Hei, which had to be corrected in subsequent episodes. The creative person had mixed emotions about sexualizing female person characters only in the end decided to sexualize them to appeal to the audition.[12]

Music

[edit]

A seated Yoko Kanno, wearing a hat and smiling at the camera

Yoko Kanno composed the score of the commencement
Darker than Black
series.

The series’ soundtrack was composed by Yoko Kanno in 2007. The series uses four pieces of theme music: two opening themes and two ending themes. “Howling” by Abingdon Boys School was used as the opening theme for the first 14 episodes while “Kakusei Heroism (The Hero Without a “Name”)” past An Cafe was used as the 2d opening theme from episodes fifteen onwards. “Tsukiakari”
(
ツキアカリ
, lit. “Moonlight”)

by Rie fu was used every bit the ending theme for the first 14 episodes while “Dreams” past High and Mighty Color was used as the second ending theme from episodes xv onwards.[13]
The lyrics of “Howling” focus on Hei’due south label with Okamura commenting that parts of it delve into elements the graphic symbol briefly saw.[14]

The soundtrack has 20 tracks, including the opening and closing themes performed by Abingdon Boys Schoolhouse and Rie fu. Other non-instrumental songs were written by Tim Jensen and performed by Mai Yamane (tracks eight and 10) and James Wendt (tracks 14 and 19).[15]
It peaked at number 57 on the Oricon albums nautical chart.[16]
Tensai Okamura wanted 1970s-type folk music which would convey the impression of darkness.[7]

When approached by Okamura, Kanno recalled existence given ideas nigh a detective series to give her music a distinctive style. When she began composing the soundtrack, she did not accept a scenario or setting in mind when she met Okamura again. Some of the groundwork music is typical Kanno equally heard in
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Lone Complex, but other tracks are livelier; she wanted to write glamorous songs. Kanno cited sophisticated French films as inspiring the music of
Darker than Black, wanting it to embody the serial’ cold characters; Latin music was some other influence, and she appreciated sound director Kazuhiro Wakabayashi’s assist with the soundtrack.[17]

Release

[edit]

First flavour

[edit]

Darker than Black
was conceived past Tensai Okamura and produced by Bones and Aniplex. The series was broadcast on MBS and TBS from April half dozen to September 28, 2007.[18]
[nineteen]
[a]
The series was also streamed on Bang-up during its broadcast run.[twenty]
Aniplex collected the episodes on nine DVD sets which were released from July 25, 2007, to March 26, 2008.[21]
The ninth and final ready included an additional episode, “Below Reddish Blossoms in Full Bloom”
(
黒の契約者- 桜の花の満開の下
,

Sakura no Hana no Mankai no Shita
)
,[21]
which explored the characters’ romantic relationships. A Blu-ray box ready, which included a guidebook and several unreleased musical tracks not available on the original soundtrack, was released in Japan on September thirty, 2009.[21]

On July 1, 2007, Funimation announced at Anime Expo that they had licensed the series.[22]
Funimation began streaming the serial, with an English dub, in September 2008.[23]
They nerveless the serial on six DVD sets, which were released from Nov 25, 2008, to August xi, 2009.[2]
[24]
Darker Than Black
began airing on the Funimation Channel in September 2010.[25]
Funimation released the season on Blu-ray on May 12, 2015.[26]
[27]
In January 2016, the company said that their rights to the serial had expired.[28]
Manga Amusement released the series in the U.k. as a compilation,[29]
and Madman Amusement licensed it in Commonwealth of australia.[30]

Second season

[edit]

A second season,
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor

(
Darker Than Black ー流星の双子ー
,

Dākā Zan Burakku -Ryūsei no Jemini-
)
, was circulate on MBS and TBS from October 9 to Dec 25, 2009.[31]
[32]
[b]
Aniplex nerveless the episodes in nine DVD/Blu-ray sets, which were released from December 23, 2009, to July 21, 2010.[33]
[34]

On July 2, 2010, Funimation announced at Anime Expo that they had licensed the second season.[35]
Funimation released the serial on DVD and Blu-ray on November 8, 2011.[36]
Their rights to the second flavor expired in 2018.[37]
Manga Entertainment released the series in the United Kingdom as a compilation,[38]
and Madman Entertainment licensed it in Australia.[39]

Original video animation

[edit]

A four-episode original video animation (OVA),
Darker than Blackness: Gaiden

(
Darker Than Black 外伝
,

Dākā Zan Burakku Gaiden
)
, was included on the 2nd, quaternary, sixth and eighth nerveless Blu-ray and DVD sets of
Darker than Blackness: Gemini of the Meteor
released from January 27 to July 21, 2010.[twoscore]
[41]
[42]
[34]
The OVAs are set in the time betwixt the two seasons. Hei and Yin take left Tokyo and are on the run from the Syndicate. They are attacked by Contractors, and Hei notices Yin’southward alter ego Izanami (who would bring about the terminate of the world). Yin asks Hei to kill her; the Contractor cannot, and they are caught up in an explosion. Hei becomes depressed after Yin’south apparent death; a CIA agent tells him that Yin is still alive, setting up the events of
Gemini of Falling star. The endmost theme is “Darker Than Black” by Yasushi Ishii. For the English language-language release, the OVAs were included in the
Gemini of the Falling star
compilation.[43]
[44]


[edit]

A manga accommodation, illustrated by Nokiya, was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’due south
shōjo
manga magazine
Monthly Asuka
from March 24 to November 24, 2007.[45]
[46]
Its chapters were nerveless in ii
tankōbon
volumes on Baronial 8, 2007, and January 26, 2008, respectively.[47]
[48]
The serial was licensed for English release in Northward America by Yen Press,[49]
which released both volumes in an double-decker edition on June 15, 2010.[50]
[51]

A second manga accommodation,
Darker than Black: Shikkoku no Hana

(
Darker Than Blackness ー漆黒の花ー
,

Dākā Zan Burakku -Shikkoku no Hana-
, “Darker than Black: Jet Blackness Flower”)

illustrated by Yuji Iwahara, the anime series’ character designer, was serialized in Square Enix’s
seinen
manga magazine
Immature Gangan
from May 15, 2009, to January 21, 2011.[52]
[53]
The manga is set 1 twelvemonth later on the events of flavour ane, and focuses on Hei on a mission to stop one Contractor from giving civilians the risk to go similar him. Square Enix collected its chapters in four
tankōbon
volumes which were released from October 24, 2009, to March 25, 2011.[54]
[55]

Ii fanbooks,
Darker than Black: The Black Contractor Official Fan Book – Tokyo Explosion Investigation Report

(
Darker Than Black-黒の契約者- Official Fanbook トーキョーエクスプロージョン調査報告
,

Dākā Zan Burakku -Kuro no Keiyakusha- Ofisharu Fanbukku Tōkyō Ekusupurōjon Chōsa Hōkoku
)

and
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor: Official Fan Volume – Mitaka Document Assay Report

(
Darker Than Black-流星の双子- Official Fanbook 三鷹文書分析報告
,

Dākā Zan Burakku -Ryūsei no Jemini- Ofisharu Fanbukku Mitaka Bunsho Bunseki Hōkoku
)
, were published past Foursquare Enix on October 24, 2009, and September 25, 2010, respectively.[56]
[57]
The characters Hei and Suo also announced in
Heroes Phantasia, a 2012 role-playing game by Witchcraft.[58]

Reception

[edit]

The serial was a jury recommendation in the “Animation Division/Long Animation” category of the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival.[59]
At the 2008 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation awards, Hei was the 2d “best male person anime graphic symbol”; Kazuhiro Wakabayashi was the all-time casting director,
Darker than Black
was the second-best tv set series, with the 2d-best original score, and Okamura placed fifth in the best-director category.[60]
Hei is a popular graphic symbol in Japan, finishing seventh in the “Best Male person Character” category of
Animage
southward 2010 Anime Grand Prix.[61]
In a
Newtype
poll, he was the 10th-about-popular male anime character from the 2000s.[62]
The home-media releases of both seasons were successful in Japan,[63]
[64]
[65]
including the Blu-ray box.[66]
In the United Kingdom, the series was nominated for the 2009 NEO Award for Best Anime.[67]
Information technology was the winner of the “All-time Original Anime” award by Japanese magazine
GoGoplex.[68]
Japanator
named
Darker than Black
one of all-time anime of the 2000s, calling it a “beautifully animated evidence past Bones is certain to please anyone looking for a nighttime and serious bear witness”.[69]

Critical response to the first anime was generally positive. An Anime News Network reviewer, Theron Martin, wrote that although the setting was unclear, its narrative and cast were appealing.[70]
Hei has a dual personality in the early episodes: the assassin Hei and the transfer student Li. A Nihon Review review said that although information technology was difficult to become attached to the series’ coldblooded characters, Hei is more likable every bit Li.[71]
The fight scenes and the treatment of the Contractors contrasted with the more-lighthearted parts of the narrative.[72]
[73]
The series’ final episodes received mixed reviews; Hei’s character arc and his relationship with Bister and Yin were praised, simply the catastrophe was considered rushed.[74]
[75]
[76]
Co-ordinate to an Active Anime reviewer, most of the characters were generally three-dimensional and the narrative was compelling.[1]
In the book
Magic as Metaphor in Anime: A Disquisitional Study,
Darker than Black
is a mixture of supernatural powers and technology with “arguably unmatched poignance”; the Contractors, on the other mitt, are unemotional.[77]
A retrospective Fandom Mail service reviewer said that the serial subverted viewer expectations because it aired in the same time slot as the popular
Code Geass
with highly-seasoned characters and fight scenes. Fans were disappointed by the catastrophe’s lack of resolution, to which character designer Iwahara responded with his manga
Dimension W.[78]
An AnimeNation reviewer said that the series was less popular in Japan than the Westward, and the Japanese audience was surprised by a sequel.[79]
The series has been compared to
X-Men
comics for its handling of supernatural fighters,[80]
[73]
[81]
and to
Cowboy Bebop
for Hei’s enigmatic characterization and stylishness.[82]
[3]

The series’ Japanese and English language vocalisation interim was praised, although Fandom Post suggested that deliveries were amend executed in later episodes,[78]
while DVDTalk suggested the English language dub for better immersion into the narrative.[72]
Tomoko Kawakami’due south performance every bit Bister, the extra’ final work before her decease, was chosen “solid”;[73]
Jason Liebrecht’due south Hei was described every bit “a schizophrenic variation” of Syaoran from
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.[83]
Anime News Network said that the Japanese and English vox actors synched well with the video. “Howling” by Abingdon Boys School and “Tsukiakari” past Rie fu were skilful contrasting themes in the first series.[70]
The 2nd season’s opening theme, “Kakusei Heroism” by An Cafe, was praised; “Dreams” by High and Mighty Colour was said to lack “Tsukiaraki”‘southward
appeal as a closing theme.[83]
[75]
Koinya preferred “Kakusei Heroism ~The Hero Without A Name~” over “Howling” despite enjoying both themes.[84]
Yoko Kanno’due south score was described as “unintrusive” past Own’t it Cool News for the variety of instruments used for background music while Anime News Network commented information technology “achieve[d] a sort of synergy, pouring their considerable skills into a sequence of silent beauty and power”.[82]
[83]

In the two manga, Hei played in the other manga spin-off by Nokiya was criticized by MangaLife equally “flat”.[85]
The illustrations and characterization in Fujiwara’s
Shikkoku no Hana
manga serial were praised by
Manga News
and
Manga Sanctuary
in item for Hei and Yin complex; the villain, Harverst, suffered past comparison.[86]
[87]
[88]
Shikkoku no Hana
was also commercially successful in Japan, often appearing in best-selling manga rankings.[89]
[90]
[91]

Notes

[edit]


  1. ^

    MBS listed the air dates for the series on Thursday at 25:25, which is Fri at 1:25 a.1000. JST.[18]

  2. ^

    MBS listed the air dates for the series on Th at 25:25, which is Fri at i:25 a.m. JST.[31]

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External links

[edit]

  • Official homepage
    (in Japanese)
  • Official homepage (MBS)
    (in Japanese)
  • Animax’s official homepage
    (in Japanese)
  • Darker than Blackness
    (anime) at Anime News Network’s encyclopedia



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darker_than_Black