Darker than BLACK

Darker than BLACK is an anime series in the Darker than Black franchise
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A world of mystery, intrigue, and the unfathomable Contractors, Darker than Black follows the missions given to the Syndicate team consisting of Huang, Yin, Mao, and Hei as they dodge the police and carry out the orders of the Syndicate.


Ten years ago, Hells gate appeared in Tokyo. Afterwords two types of humans with supernatural abilities appeared: emotionless 'dolls' that only do what they're 'programmed' to and wield the ability of surveillance, and 'contractors', feared and hated by the humans that know of their existence. Rationally self-preserving and without the feeling of guilt, it's not long before contractors are used as ideal assassins and weapons of war.

Unable to analyze the phenomenon that created these beings safely, it's decided that a huge wall be built around it. PANDORA, an international research group, protects this wall and studies Hells gate, while the government struggles to suppress dangerous contractors and the publics' knowledge of them.

In all the police force's efforts and doll-assisted surveillance of the city, one contractor continues to evade them. 'BK201', as the police force knows him, stands out as an exceptional killer, while those in the syndicate who know him as ''hei 'see him as a powerful, yet strangely irrational contractor...


Hei (黒(ヘイ))
Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi Jason Liebrecht
Name: Hei (Lee Shenshun)
Occupation: Contractor / The Syndicate
Messier Code: BK-201
Remuneration: Eating large amounts of food (Not a true remuneration)
Huang (黄(ホァン))
Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda, John Swasey
Name: Huang (Kiyoshi Kuno)
Occupation: Team Leader, Hei's team, The Syndicate
Abilities: Weapons / Planning
Yin (銀(イン))
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen Brina Palencia
Name: Yin (Kirsi)
Occupation: Doll The Syndicate
Observation powers: Water

Mao (猫(マオ))

Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki Kent Williams

Name: Mao
Occupation: Contractor / The Syndicate
Messier Code: HM-432
Remuneration: Losing his body


November 11 (ノーベンバー11)
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue Troy Baker
Name: November 11 (Jack Simon)
Occupation: MI6
Messier Code: (unknown)
Remuneration: Smoking cigarettes
April (エイプリル)
Voiced by: Takako Honda Nazia Chaudhry
Name: April
Occupation: MI6
Messier Code: (unknown)
Remuneration: Drinking beer
July (ジュライ)
Voiced by: Kiyomi Asai Cherami Leigh
Name: July
Occupation: Doll MI6
Observation powers: Glass


The soundtrack was composed by Yoko Kanno with the first opening and ending themes performed by Abingdon boys school and Rie fu , some of the other non-instrumental songs were written by Tim Jensen and performed by Mai Yamane (tracks 8, 10) and James Wendt (tracks 14, 19).


1."Go Dark"3:14
2."HOWLING — TV size ver."1:29
3."High-Heel Runaway" (ハイヒールラナウェイ Hai Hīru Ranawei)"3:28
5."Sid (シド Shido)"2:04
7.. "Outside"2:36
8."No One's Home"2:43
9. "Guy"2:02
11.""Contractor" (ケイヤクシャ Keiyakusha)"3:34
13."Black (クロ Kuro)"3:38
14."Deadly Work"3:36
15.""Stargazing" (テンタイカンソク Tentai Kansoku)"0:45
17.""Moonlight" (ツキアカリ-TV size ver. Tsukiakari TV size ver.)"1:32
18."Water Forest"2:11
19."Blend in"3:14
20."Yin's Piano (インのピアノ In no Piano)"3:11
Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Tensai Okamura
Yoko Kanno

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General Information Edit
Name Darker than BLACK
Romaji: Dākā Zan Burakku -Kuro no Keiyakusha-
Publisher BONES
Start Year 2007
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