Darker Than Black: Gaiden – OVA review

July 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm 7 comments

“The chosen child will become the flesh and blood of what will be known as ‘Izanami’, and it will erase the stars in the skies, and stand in front of the Door.”

Hei and his iconic mask

It aaalllll makes sense now. Who knew that Izanami actually had an utopia-esque aim to create a world where dolls and contractors wouldn’t be abused (as resulted in Ryuseii no Gemini)! The fourth episode in the DTB Gaiden OVA miniseries was definitely the best as it combined the fast-paced ‘realistic’ action we’ve come to expect from DTB, as well as a couple of very poignant Hei x Yin moments.

He's a little stuck due to the emotion

You don’t need to be a genius to realise that Gaiden is well animated. Bones once again shows that it knows the ins and outs of its business. Movements are fluid, and the fights are well-choreographed.

Izanami awakened

It’s no suprise that Gaiden borrowed most of its music from Ryuusei no Gemini. Ishii Yasushii proved to be a more than capable composer. His style is clearly different to Kanno’s music in DTB 1, with a lot of focus on bass, but it was on par with her soundtrack.

A couple of familiar faces.

My only problem with Gaiden is that Ryuusei no Gemini would have made a LOT more sense if we had seen Gaiden first. Clearly the producers only had a budget for 12 episodes, and as a result, couldn’t cram these episodes in, resulting in the pretty strong reaction to Ryuusei no Gemini’s once-inexplicable ending.

This guy's power is hilarious~

It goes without saying that if you watched Ryuusei no Gemini, you simply must watch Gaiden to understand what happens in the end. This is what the second season should have been: a brilliant mix between action and emotion.

Animation: 9/10

Sound: 9/10

Story: 8.75/10

Characters: 8.5/10

Enjoyment: 8.5/10

Overall : 8.75/10

Asians and their martial arts...

EDIT: Here’s your complementery Yin image folks

Screw you all XP


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fabrice  |  July 25, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    haha ye that guys power was ridicoulously hilarious lol

    mhmm i enjoyed the show, would have gievn same score.

  • 2. Baka!  |  July 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I know I have just one big gripe with DTB. They give contractors some fully sick powers (such as Mr Bubbles) and they kill them in 30 seconds! Sucks majorly!
    Neway it was a good episode I guess. Explains a lot and now i get it. Pity EPR had to go that way…

  • 3. qwe  |  July 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Why not yin image??

    • 4. ippius  |  July 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      lol errr my bad?

      • 5. ippius  |  July 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm

        fixed 😀

  • 6. Baka!  |  July 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the complimentary image >.>

  • 7. Reltair  |  July 28, 2010 at 6:27 am

    They really should have aired these 4 OVA episodes as the beginning of the second season. It would have tremendously helped with the transition between the two seasons. :/


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