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A major letdown.
on 19 December 2012
I watched this straight after finishing the first series, what i loved about it was the realistic animation, the great characters, the way Hei wasn't always the focus but he was always involved and the music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell) Well guess what? all of are practically gone, Hei does nothing for the majority of the series, the new main character isn't as likeable or as badass as Hei was, The music is much more generic and subdued and the animation is much more like a slice of life anime when compared to the first, superior series. The only positives are the serious OVAs that link season 1 to season 2 (they focus on Hei and Yin trying to escape the Syndicate) I prefer these purely based on the fact that they resemble the first series moreso than the second series does. Only watch this if you are desperate for more Darker than black, otherwise give this one a miss.
BTW Mao is now a flying squirrel. It's incredibly stupid.