Darker than Black OVA
(JAP title: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden)
NOTE 1: This OVA/Gaiden covers the events that occur between season one and season two. However, I recommend you watch this only after watching them first.
NOTE 2: This review is spoiler-free.
This OVA consists of only 4 episodes, so, just like my Kaiba review, this will be a…
[ 2 MINUTE REVIEW ]
Most of us, who watched season two, were really confused. Why had Hei grown out his hair? When did he become a drunkard? Where is Yin? Fortunately, this OVA answers all of those questions. Basically, if you watched the two seasons, then watching the Gaiden is a must. The OVA follows the events that occur immediately after the end of season one.
The story is one of the best and fits the 4 episodes like a glove. At no point of time do you feel bored. There is action, adventure, romance, drama and mystery. The story revolves around Yin and Hei. Their feelings towards each other are what the four episodes are mostly about. You finally get to see what Yin is thinking.
The mood of the anime is very serious and there is no comic relief or lightness whatsoever.
The animation is great and it’s really amazing how Yin’s expressionless face shows emotions so subtly. Hei remains as awesome as ever.
Voice acting is great. And the soundtrack is excellent. I don’t really have much to say here.
Episodes are intricately designed in such a way that you find yourself cancelling other plans to marathon the 4 episodes. However, if you’re a long time anime fan, you might find it a bit predictable, but you’ll still enjoy it.
Darker than Black OVA is everything is should be – clear, concise and completely enjoyable.
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