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  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Joined Mar 14, 2018
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'Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden' was made after 'Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor' but the placement of it should be behind 'Darker than Black'. What I felt was missing in the second series returns in this OVA, the grittiness without the kids holding the show back.

Hei is still struggling with how things ended at Hell's Gate, he tries to escape Japan with Yin to start fresh but the paranoia kicks in and the problems just follow them. But the syndicate won't really leave them alone.

Yin was a very quiet character throughout the original first series but these 4 OVA episodes are basically her story arch and how Hei is trying to protect her and dealing with her changes.

If only this was released in the right order,the whole thing would have flowed a lot better and it would have explained Yin's situation in 'Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor' much better.

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

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