Funimation to Release Darker Than Black on Blu-Ray Premium Edition

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st season previously released on DVD

Funimation Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it will release the first season of the anime Darker than Black on a Blu-ray premium edition this May.

The premium edition is limited to 5,000 units and will retail for US$99.98. In addition to the first season on Blu-ray, the set will include special packaging, a 48-page art book, and a display easel.

Funimation describes the story:

A new and deadly breed of covert agent walks the streets. Known as Contractors, these assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. They thrive in the underworld, between rumor and reality, their loyalties always in question. One among these operatives is more mysterious than the rest – The masked killer BK201, the Black Reaper. His true identity and intentions remain unknown, but as his path weaves through the shadows and alleys of Tokyo, blood is spilled on both sides of the law. It's a new age of confusion, and the rules of engagement have changed.

Funimation first released the series on DVD singles starting in 2008, then released the full season DVD box set in 2010 and again in 2011 as part of its Anime Classics line. The second season shipped on Blu-ray in 2013. The Anime Classics edition of the second season will also ship in May.

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