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Darker than Black 1 (Darker than Black #1)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  118 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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, 192 pages
Published November 9th 2008 by Panini Manga
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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.
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
Mar 20, 2014 Cat rated it 4 of 5 stars
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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 ♥ :(
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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