Darker Than BLACK

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Name: Darker Than BLACK, Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha (Darker than Black: The Black Contractor)
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Creator: Tensai Okamura
Date(s): 2007 (anime), 2008 (manga), 2009 (sequel anime), 2010 (ova)
Medium: anime, manga
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Wikipedia
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'Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha' is an anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones. Ten years ago, an inscrutable and abnormal territory known as Hell's Gate appeared in Tokyo, altering the sky and wreaking havoc on the landscape. The real stars disappeared, replaced by false stars. During this time, people possessing various special abilities emerged, each capable of different supernatural feats - these are known as Contractors. Each Contractor has a corresponding fake star, which reacts to their activities. Kept secret from the masses, these individuals are known to murder in cold blood, smothering unnecessary emotions with logic and rationale. Their incredible abilities, however, are gained at the cost of their humanity - Contractors are thus named because of an involuntary compulsion to "pay the price" each time their power is used, which can range from eating particular foods and completing meaningless tasks, to self-harm and having their bodies change in peculiar ways.The story revolves around a Chinese contractor codenamed "Hei" as he undertakes various espionage and assassination missions in Tokyo under the direction of the aforementioned Syndicate.

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Darker Than BLACK was eligible for Yuletide in 2011.

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