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Darker than Black 1 (Darker than Black #1)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  133 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Vor zehn Jahren erschien in Tokyo plötzlich ein ungewöhnliches Gebiet namens
Hell s Gate auf. Zur selben Zeit tauchten so genannte Contractors mit
außergewöhnlichen Fähigkeiten auf. Ein überraschend starker Contractor
namens Hei stößt auf seiner Suche nach Personen, die etwas zur Lösung des Rätsels über seine verschwundene Schwester beitragen können auf die Oberschülerin Kana
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.
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
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 :( ...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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