Editor's NoteThis hard hitting release offers all 26 episodes from the first season of the neo-noir anime series DARKER THAN BLACK, following a crew of secret agents who use not just the latest in heavy artillery, but the power of their supernatural abilities to get the job done.
Customer Reviews of Darker Than Black-Season 1 Classic
I really liked this anime. It tried something different and did very well. Too many shows out there try to be different for the sake of being different, and just turn out horrible. I really enjoyed the diversity of enemies Hei had to face. It was also one of those anime that I like to watch every episode too. Too many times I find myself skipping episodes, but not with this one. To be honest I started watching it on netflix and liked it so much, that it was a keeper, and got the second season as well. Overall, I really enjoyed the story and diverse characters. It also maintained it's quality while being unique. Hei was a great main character that never once(ok maybe here or there) annoyed me.
Darker than Black9/7/2013
10 years ago, Hells Gate appeared in Tokyo. Its appearance also marked a new breed of humans: Contractors. Humans who have lost their emotions and gained psychic powers, their existence is kept secret by the government. Hei is a powerful Contractor with a dark past and many secrets. He works for a mysterious organization called the "Syndicate". He works with another Contractor, a Doll, and a regular human, undertaking some rather questionable missions. What is the Syndicate and what is Hei's real motivation? The first time I started watching this series was on the computer when I was really tired. I thought it was kind of interesting, but when I stopped watching, I forgot to go back and finish it. A few years later I found it had been released on DVD, so I thought it was time to check it out again. I was completely blown away. I was hooked from the first episode and every episode after. Every time I had to stop watching it to go to bed, I would be disappointed. I spent the day eager to get home and watch some more. I was worried at one point that when the secrets were starting to be revealed, I might be disappointed and not enjoy the show as much. But I worried in vain, 'cause it stayed good all the way through the end.