Darker than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden (OAV)

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[ prequel of Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (TV) ]

Alternative title:
DARKER THAN BLACK 黒の契約者 外伝 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: After the incidents in Tokyo, Hei and Yin try to bury their past and start a new life, but everywhere they go someone seems to be following them. Unaware to Hei, Yin's current odd behavior appears to be related to a prophecy that might lead to the end of the world.
User Ratings: 1072 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 96 votes (sub:68, dub:24, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Excellent: 303 votes (sub:238, dub:53, raw:2, others:10
6 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 306 votes (sub:225, dub:60, ?:2, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:17
7 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
2 Italian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 176 votes (sub:141, dub:33, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 95 votes (sub:79, dub:12, others:4
2 French subtitled
1 Vietnamese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 So-so: 38 votes (sub:34, dub:3, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 32 votes (sub:31, dub:1)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:11, dub:2, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1866 users, rank: #548 (of 5921)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.753 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.6593, rank: #814 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 7.736 (Very good−), rank: #725 (of 5914) (seen all: 7.75 / seen some: 7.22 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.734 (Very good−), rank: #537 (of 4468)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Vintage: 2010-01-27 to 2010-07-21
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"DARKER THAN BLACK" by Yasushi Ishii
Links: We have 1
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Darker Than Black: Season 2 + OVAs (BD+DVD) 2011-10-18 (from $34.54)
    Darker Than Black: Season 2 + OVAs (Limited Edition) (BD+DVD) 2011-10-18

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tensai Okamura
Series Composition:
Takehiko Tamura
Yūsuke Sekitani
Scenario: Shôtarô Suga
Storyboard:
Hiroyuki Nishimura (ep 3)
Tensai Okamura (ep 1)
Tetsuya Yanagisawa (ep 2)
Episode Director:
Daisuke Chiba (eps 1-2)
Toshinori Narita (ep 3)
Music: Yasushi Ishii (Phonisia)
Original creator: Tensai Okamura
Original Manga: Yuji Iwahara
Original Character Design: Yuji Iwahara
Character Design: Takahiro Komori
Art Director: Takashi Aoi
Chief Animation Director: Takahiro Komori
Animation Director:
Yoshiyuki Ito (eps 1-2)
Yuka Kudo (ep 3)
3D Director: Kōki Ōta
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Director of Photography: Tsuyoshi Kanbayashi
3DCGI Supervisor: Atsuki Sato (motor/lieZ)
Assistant Animation Director:
Hitomi Odajima (eps 1-2)
Kouji Murai (ep 3)
Saishi Suzuki (eps 1-2)
Yoshiyuki Kodaira (eps 1-3)
Yuriko Ishii (eps 1-2)
Associate producer:
Kozue Kananiwa (eps 1-4)
Miho Kawagoe (eps 2-3)
Shigetoshi Sato (eps 1-3)
Toshihiro Maeda (eps 1-3)
Yasuyo Ogisu (eps 1-3)
Background Art:
Aiko Taira (GREEN; ep 2)
Atsushi Shimizu (GREEN; eps 1-3)
Ayami Yoshida (GREEN; eps 2-3)
Bo Wang (Feng Animation; eps 2-3)
Fujia Ouyang (Feng Animation; ep 1)
Guoqiang Sun (Feng Animation; eps 1-2)
Hiromi Kamiyama (GREEN; eps 1, 3)
Hongbo Du (Feng Animation; ep 3)
Jing Li (Feng Animation; ep 1)
Jingwei Liu (Feng Animation; ep 3)
Jun Hirai (GREEN; eps 2-3)
Kyouko Matsugae (GREEN; ep 2)
Lan Chen (Feng Animation; ep 2)
Makoto Ujiie (GREEN; eps 1-3)
Miyoko Kobayashi (GREEN; ep 3)
Nariyuki Ogi (GREEN; eps 1-2)
Qiang Long (Feng Animation; ep 2)
Qiuyue Li (Feng Animation; ep 3)
Taifei Xu (Feng Animation; eps 2-3)
Tomoe Ookubo (GREEN; eps 2-3)
Wang Ye (Feng Animation; ep 1)
Wei Zhang (Feng Animation; ep 1)
Weihua Qin (Feng Animation; ep 1)
Weixin Lin (Feng Animation; eps 1-2)
Xiaohong Ma (Feng Animation; ep 3)
Xifeng Chen (Feng Animation; ep 3)
Yuanzhen Zhang (Feng Animation; ep 3)
Check:
Naoki Sugihara (Fan Out)
Tatsuro Yamaji (Fan Out)
Color design:
Nobuko Mizuta
Yukari Goto (Assistant)
Color setting:
Masako Kumada (ep 2)
Shiho Okamiya (ep 2)
Yukari Goto (eps 1, 3)
Editing: Masato Yoshitake
HD Editing:
Haruka Yasumoto (Assistant)
Junichi Arai
HD Editing Supervisor: Takayuki Tabata
In-Between Animation:
Erika Okada (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Ikuri Kameyama (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Iori Nonoshita (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Kanako Ueda (ep 1)
Keiko Abu (eps 1-3)
Keiko Oyama (ep 2)
Keiko Watanabe (ep 3)
Kengo Saitō (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Kenta Yokoya (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Kimiko Hoshi (eps 2-3)
Masayo Tamaki (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Miki Sakaibara (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Miyuki Yano (eps 2-3)
Sachiyo Takada (ep 3)
Satomi Kato (ep 1)
Taeko Watanabe (eps 1, 3)
Yumi Masuko (ep 3)
Yuri Maeyama (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
Yuuki Nagano (BONES Animation Dept.; ep 1)
In-Between Check:
Fumiko Suzuki (ep 3)
Koichi Iwanaga (eps 1-2)
Music Production:
Keiichi Tomura
Toshiaki Ohta (Borderline)
Photography:
Hikaru Fukuda (BONES Photography Dept.)
Masataka Ikegami (BONES Photography Dept.)
Satomi Ryūkaku (BONES Photography Dept.)
Yuriko Hino (BONES Photography Dept.)
Planning Assistant:
Hideo Yoshida (eps 2-3)
Hitoshi Kawamura (eps 1-3)
Tomo Mayo (eps 1-3)
Planning Production: Koutaro Nakayama
Production Advancement:
Kōsuke Takahashi (ep 2)
Naoya Arakawa (ep 1)
Taketomo Tabuchi (ep 3)
Production Business: Akiko Nikaidō
Production Desk: Atsushi Chiba
Promotion Supervisor: Ryoichi Sugiura
Publicity:
Aya Shibata (eps 1-3)
Candice Abe (eps 1-3)
Hitomi Ando (eps 1-3)
Kouji Taguchi (ep 2)
Tomonori Maeda (eps 1-3)
Publicity Assistant:
Kenba Fujita (eps 1-3)
Kouji Taguchi (eps 2-3)
Nobuyuki Kurashige (eps 1-3)
Recording: Tetsuya Satake
Recording Assistant: Shie Ishikura
Sales Promotion:
Naoki Minabe
Wataru Onoki
Setting Production:
Junpei Kasaoka
Naoyo Yaguchi (Assistant)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Effects Assistant: Sachiko Nishi
Sound Production: Nobue Yoshinaga
Special Effects: Shin Inoie
Theme Song Arrangement: Yasushi Ishii
Theme Song Composition: Yasushi Ishii
Theme Song Lyrics: Yasushi Ishii
Theme Song Performance: Yasushi Ishii
Title Design: Kana Fujita
Misato Fukuen as Yin

Natsuba Inoue as Stray Dog
Tetsuya Iwanaga as Claude

Akiko Hiramatsu as Amber-lookalike(ep 1)
Ao Takahashi as EPR Members(ep 4)
Arise Satou as Teenage Doll(eps 1, 4)
Daisuke Hirakawa as EPR Members(ep 3)
Go Inoue as Chinese Contractor(ep 4)
Iemasa Kayumi as Dr. Schrader(ep 2)
Izumi Koike as EPR Members(ep 3)
Junko Minagawa as Mistress(eps 2-3)
Kaho Kouda as Madam Oreille(ep 4)
Keiji Hirai as Low(ep 2)
Kenichirou Matsuda as EPR Members(ep 3)
Koichi Sakaguchi as Mark(ep 1)
Kozue Yoshizumi as Yōko Sawasaki(eps 2, 4)
Mantarô Iwao as Hotel Manager(ep 1)
Ooki Sugiyama as Chinese Contractor(ep 4)
Reiko Suzuki as Boat Ticket Seller(ep 1)
Reita Shibai as Hikari(ep 4)
Ryota Takeuchi as Yun(ep 2)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo as Gorō Kobayashi(eps 2, 4)
Shunzou Miyasaka as
Contractor B(ep 1)
EPR Members(ep 4)
Takashi Nagasako as Contractor A(ep 1)
Takuya Kirimoto as Amagiri(eps 3-4)
Tetsurô Takase as EPR Members(ep 3)
Tokuyoshi Kawashima as General Staff HQ 2nd Division Staff(ep 4)
Tomomi Watanabe as EPR Members(eps 3-4)
Yasuhiro Mamiya as General Store Manager(ep 1)
Yoshiaki Matsumoto as Chin(eps 2-4)
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Hikari(ep 4)
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
ARCTURUS (ep 1)
CODE (ep 1)
Dogakobo (ep 1)
drop (ep 2)
Last House (eps 2-3)
Oh production (ep 3)
Production Reed (eps 1-2)
Studio Liberty (eps 1-2)
Studio Mark (ep 2)
Wombat (eps 1, 3)
Yuhodo (eps 1-3)
Animation Production: BONES
Background Art:
Beijing Golden Pinasters Animation Company (eps 1-2)
Feng Animation (eps 1-2)
Green (ep 2)
Check: Fan Out
Editing Studio: Q-Tec
Finish Animation: Wish
In-Between Animation:
Actas (ep 1)
AI (eps 1-3)
Anime Spot (ep 3)
Brains Base (eps 2-3)
Daume (ep 1)
DEXS (ep 2)
FAI International (eps 1-3)
J.C. Staff (ep 1)
Jumondo (ep 3)
Mook Animation (ep 3)
NS Studio (ep 3)
Studio 4°C (ep 2)
Studio Comet (eps 2-3)
SynergySP (ep 3)
Triple A (eps 2-3)
Wao World (ep 1)
Xebec (ep 3)
Yuhodo (ep 3)
Music Production: Aniplex
Production:
Aniplex (eps 1-2)
BONES (eps 1-2)
Hakuhodo DY Media Partners (eps 1-2)
Mainichi Broadcasting System (eps 1-2)
MOVIC (eps 1-2)
Sony Computer Entertainment (ep 2)
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Sound Effects Production: Sound Box
Sound Production: Phonisia
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Zach Bolton
Script:
Blair Rowan (eps 1-2)
Sean Whitley (eps 3-4)
Translation: Steven J. Simmons
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer: Peter Hawkinson
Assistant producer: Michael Harcourt
Blu-Ray Compression:
Duncan Yan
Jacob Martin
Blu-Ray Editor: Jeremy Jimenez
Blu-Ray Menu Audio: Austin Black
Blu-Ray Menu Design: Kris Pierce
Blu-Ray Producer: Clarine Harp
Commentary:
Brina Palencia (ep 1)
Jason Liebrecht (ep 1)
Zach Bolton (ep 1)
DVD Compression:
Duncan Yan
Jacob Martin
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Audio: Gino Palencia
DVD Menu Design: TJ Larson
DVD Producer: Clarine Harp
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Lead Video Engineer: Sarah Mueller
Line Producer: Zach Bolton
Mix Engineer: Nathanael Harrison
Post-Production Assistant: Aya Spann
Production Supervision: Susie Nixon
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla
Jeremy Jimenez
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler

Jason Douglas as Goro Kobayashi
Johnny Yong Bosch as Shichi
Stephanie Sheh as Stray Dog

Bucky Pearl as Dr. Schroeder(ep 2)
Dana Schultes as Xiao Jie(eps 2-3)
Jennifer Green as Madam Oreille(ep 4)
Joel McDonald as Hotel Manager(ep 1)
Laura Bailey as
Amber(ep 3)
Amber Doppelganger(eps 1-2)
Lindsay Seidel as Shion Pavlichenko(ep 4)
Tia Ballard as Yoko Sawasaki(eps 2, 4)
Travis Willingham as Amagiri(eps 3-4)
Wendy Powell as Ticket Booth Woman(ep 1)

English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Internet Streaming: FUNimation Entertainment
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