This new season of Darker than Black is pretty good. It follows in the footsteps of its prequel by having way too much going on at once, but I’m not minding that just yet. What really makes me excited about this season is the stellar cast. I mean, they’ve really covered all the bases when it comes to character types you expect to see in this kind of series. We’ve got the cold badass, the whiny teenage girl, a set of creepy twins, the talking flying-squirrel, the killer with a sense of humor, the mysterious posh lady, etc. Pretty typical stuff, but mash it all together and what would probably fail as a totally srsbzns series succeeds with a touch of zany. They attempted putting two quirky characters in the first season to lighten the mood, and while they certainly made me laugh, they never felt like a part of the series.
Sadly, as of three episodes, all I have is questions.
For example, “Misaki is fine and all, but why am I being robbed of delicious Yin?”
or better, “What the fuck kind of power is making a giant gun, and why did the scene in which it manifested seem like the beginning of a magical girl transformation sequence?”
All kidding aside, as soon as Hei puts down the booze and shaves, I think I’ll have zero problems with this sequel, other than the whole “let’s kill off our best new characters immediately” mentality.