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Darker than Black 1 黒の契約者 (Darker than Black #1)

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Il y a dix ans, une source d’énergie que l’on nomme le Hell's Gate a enveloppé Tokyo. Sont alors apparus d'étranges individus appelés les contractants. Ce sont des humains qui ont renoncé à leur âme, à leurs émotions et à leur morale en échange d'un pouvoir particulier. Dans cette aventure en deux tomes qui sert de prologue à l’animé, la jeune étudiante Kana découvre que s ...more
Paperback, 169 pages
Published August 25th 2007 by 角川書店
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This is soooo shoujo-ified to the point where I'm upset by it. The two stars is for Mao and Hei being in character still. Plus the story isn't thaaat bad.

Kana is such a stinkin' dunce. Screaming Mary-Sue with blinking lights and everything. Crying and wailing like any shoujo sue.

At least the antagonist is interesting.

Just...keep to the anime and the OVA's, BONES. Please.
Tiger Horse
I only had the opportunity to read half of this manga, but I must say when I got to watch the anime it was amazing. The characters aren't all boring and the same. No, they each have a very unique something about them. And the storyline captured me away into a dark hole I could only escape by watching the rest of the anime.

The second series kind of sucked, but oh well I guess.
Vitor Frazão
Este é o primeiro caso em que gostei mais da animé do que mangá (e espero que seja o último)e que a lutas me pareceram muito menos emocionantes no papel. Os traços do desenho que fazem o Hei parecer fraco, o facto da maioria dos capítulos estarem pintados a azul-pálido (pelo menos na versão que li), o que lhes dá um aspecto deprimente, desprovido de conteúdo, e a deficiência na narrativa em transmitir emoções, não são compensados pelas palhaçadas de Mao ou pelo gozo de rever as demais personage ...more
Loving it so far. I like it that despite the little individual episodes, this clearly has a larger underlying arc. We're progressively given little pieces of the puzzle - that's my kind of story. Also it's dark enough to create a serious mood but not too much/ to the point where the violence gets so gratuitous it actually detracts from the story.

So, yeah. Kudos so far.
Adrian Shuffler
harrowing ending :( ...more
the story was shortened to fit in two mangas... i didnt like it... now im curious about the anime!!
Sigh....broken men....but attractive and scary broken men.
really darkkk!!
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