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Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden

Nov 13, 2015

Darker than Black Gaiden is a 4 episode OVA bridging the gap between season 1 and season 2 of this sci-fi action anime series, which was unfortunately released after season 2. It’s set before season 2 and will explain a lot of the plot, in addition to following the main characters after the events of season 1. It is much like season 1, with a similar vibe to a gritty superhero show and almost combined with a spy movie, since there’s a lot of running around various locations. I made the error of watching the second season before having watched this. Which would have made more sense had I done so... See full review

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

Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor

Nov 8, 2015

Darker than Black – Gemini of the Meteor (AKA Ryuusei no Gemini) is 12 episode sequel to a great sci-fi action anime. The story continues after the events of the DTB: Gaiden, following Hei's escape from The Syndicate. Thus I recommend having watched the first series and the OVAs before this. Initially it seems more Japanese than the western comic-book style of the original, but it eventually goes into details the original doesn’t, like the transformation and change into a contractor. With superpower reminiscent of the likes of X-Men, the plot retains the unique and interesting atmosphere... See full review

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

Detroit Metal City

Sep 11, 2015

Detroit Metal City, AKA DMC is a (slice of life) 15minutex25 episode comedy anime about music, with much crudeness and shoddy attempts at romance. I’ll disclose that I’m a fan of metal, not as much for death metal these days but I appreciate it. As I enjoy that genre of music, this anime came across terribly to me initially. I guess it’s aimed at older teenage boys/adult because of the outrageous and vulgar content. They exaggerate many aspects of this industry, but even with this purpose I didn’t appreciate it, mainly because of the shoehorned romance angle and that Soichi was... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Da Capo II Second Season

Aug 28, 2015

Da Capo II Second Season is the follow on from Da Capo II, 13 more episodes of this romance anime, with themes of magic and the supernatural in the usual SoL high school setting. Once again, I disclose my personal dislike for harem, ecchi, fake romance that goes nowhere, etc. Though the first season had zero actual harems involved, this seems to continue that. Season 1 was just setting the scene, the real story is here thankfully. And boy what a plot, all those questions you might have, expect some answers from this season. In addition to a more serious story, it’s capable of some serious feels. Of... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Da Capo II

Jul 31, 2015

Da Capo II is a 13 episode harem romance anime. Except it isn’t a harem at all. It’s set many decades after the original Da Capo, which it tries to succeed. I’ll disclose my dislike of genres like harem and ecchi, but the original Da Capo was actually a sensible one that stood out and I actually enjoyed it. High expectations of the sequel then, not in the least expecting references to the original. Initial impressions were disappointing, I almost thought I was watching the first Da Capo. Some of the characters are too similar and there’s a little bit of disappointment with the... See full review

6/10 story
5/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

Darker than Black

May 23, 2015

Darker Than Black, AKA Kuro no Keiyakusha is a 26 episode action sci-fi anime featuring unique superpowers, wielded by beings known as ‘contractors’. It reminded me a lot of western comic-book fiction, like Batman and X-Men. But it still remains unique and has a plot with mystery in addition to a varied cast of characters to make it stand out. A friend recommended this anime to me and told me I’d enjoy it when he saw it in my collection and it seems other folks also seem to think the same way too. But does this anime live up to its hype. Animation Animation quality is excellent... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall