History YMMV / DarkerThanBlack

19th Dec '16 3:38:22 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: November 11's dub voice is Creator/TroyBaker, better known these days as [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs Joel]] or [[VideoGame/FarCry4 Pagan Min]].
15th Oct '16 4:23:22 AM chizo
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* FanPreferredCouple: Hei/Yin. The art for the series makes them look like an OfficialCouple but the series portrays the exact nature of their [[ImpliedLoveInterest relationship as ambiguous]]. Yin developed feelings for Hei in the first season, the manga provided them with more ShipTease, and the OVA ramped this UpToEleven. However, they both have trouble expressing their emotions properly and Hei is a MasterOfTheMixedMessage so his protectiveness towards Yin could be his BigBrotherInstinct acting out. The official website states that Hei "feels strongly" about Yin and various staff members think of it as romance.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Hei/Yin. The art for the series makes them look like an OfficialCouple but the series portrays the exact nature of their [[ImpliedLoveInterest relationship as ambiguous]]. Yin developed feelings for Hei in the first season, the manga provided them with more ShipTease, and the OVA ramped this UpToEleven. However, they both have trouble expressing their emotions properly and Hei is a MasterOfTheMixedMessage so his protectiveness towards Yin could be his BigBrotherInstinct acting out. The official website states that Hei "feels strongly" about Yin and various staff members for the anime think of it as romance.romance. There has been no official statement made on it though.
15th Oct '16 2:31:47 AM chizo
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* FanPreferredCouple: Hei/Yin. The art for the series makes them look like an OfficialCouple but the series portrays the exact nature of their [[ImpliedLoveInterest relationship as ambiguous]]. Yin developed feelings for Hei in the first season, the manga provided them with more ShipTease, and the OVA ramped this UpToEleven. However, they both have trouble expressing their emotions properly and Hei is a MasterOfTheMixedMessage so his protectiveness towards Yin could be his BigBrotherInstinct acting out. The official website states that Hei "feels strongly" about Yin and various staff members think of it as romance.
11th May '16 8:43:13 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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** If you [[LaughablyEvil somehow]] still harbored any sympathy for Genma, the throwaway comment in the last episode that [[spoiler:he was the one who killed Youko and the implications of having raped her prior or even worse; after her death]] pushes him straight into CompleteMonster territory.

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** If you [[LaughablyEvil somehow]] still harbored any sympathy for Genma, the throwaway comment in the last episode that [[spoiler:he was the one who killed Youko and the implications of having raped her prior or even worse; after her death]] pushes him straight into CompleteMonster total bastard territory.
7th May '16 8:15:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SelectiveSquick: In general, the more {{squick}}y you find {{lolicon}}, the less you'll like the second season. If you can ignore the subtext completely and don't mind Hei's [[TookALevelInJerkass jerkification]], it's actually quite good, but for others... [[{{Sequelitis}} yeah]].
19th Feb '16 11:05:04 AM ACW
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** ''Flower Of Darkness'' manga: The Contractor [[BigBad antagonist]], Harvest serves as an EvilCounterpart to Hei. While Hei embraces his humanity, Harvest [[FantasticRacism considers humans weak and pathetic]] and [[ManipulativeBastard offers humans in mental torment his Black Dandelion]], the "Flower of Darkness," which will grant them power at the price of [[DealWithTheDevil murdering their best friend]]. The flower strips the victim of morality and restraints, and Harvest he often gives it to the target as well to see who will kill the other first. Harvest's motivation is he was once informed he was inferior to the then fully human Hei. Unable to accept this, Harvest opens the Black Dandelion to infect every human in Tokyo, and from there on the rest of the world, to turn humans into amoral monsters like him so he can judge for himself if morality is necessary and there is "nothing within me." Defined by his [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness and narcissism]], when the Black Dandelion is stopped, Harvest declares "'''I alone am the future! '''" before using his enhanced powers to attempt to simply obliterate [[OmnicidalManiac the remainder of the planet]].
** Also from ''Flower Of Darkness'' comes [[HumansAreBastards Coach Daisuke Mioka]]. Daisuke is the handsome young coach of an all girls academy, but is also a serial womanizer and [[HotForStudent has affairs with his impressionable, starstruck students]], making web porn of them. When one of them, Azusa, finds out, Daisuke tries to silence her by convincing her best friend, his cousin, another conquest, to talk to Azusa so he can save the day from a group of his friends who want to rape them. Daisuke mentions to his friends to go ahead, but he'll just be "a little late" so they can have their fun and later drugs a teacher so he can sleep with her. When Hei is talking the newly empowered Azusa from leaving Daisuke alone, he gloats how happy he made her and how [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming it's all the fault]] of [[HeManWomanHater women for what he's done]] and tries to fry Azusa with a stun gun, which enrages the normally taciturn Hei into trying to kill him in cold blood.

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** ''Flower Of Darkness'' manga: The Contractor [[BigBad antagonist]], Harvest Harvest, serves as an EvilCounterpart to Hei. While Hei embraces his humanity, Harvest [[FantasticRacism considers humans weak and pathetic]] and [[ManipulativeBastard offers humans in mental torment his Black Dandelion]], the "Flower of Darkness," which will grant them power at the price of [[DealWithTheDevil murdering their best friend]]. The flower strips the victim of morality and restraints, and Harvest he often gives it to the target as well to see who will kill the other first. Harvest's motivation is he was once informed he was inferior to the then fully human Hei. Unable to accept this, Harvest opens the Black Dandelion to infect every human in Tokyo, and from there on the rest of the world, to turn humans into amoral monsters like him so he can judge for himself if morality is necessary and there is "nothing within me." Defined by his [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness and narcissism]], when the Black Dandelion is stopped, Harvest declares "'''I alone am the future! '''" before using his enhanced powers to attempt to simply obliterate [[OmnicidalManiac the remainder of the planet]].
** Also from ''Flower Of Darkness'' comes [[HumansAreBastards [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Coach Daisuke Mioka]]. Daisuke is the handsome young coach of an all girls academy, but is also a serial womanizer and [[HotForStudent has affairs with his impressionable, starstruck students]], making web porn of them. When one of them, Azusa, finds out, Daisuke tries to silence her by convincing her best friend, his cousin, another conquest, to talk to Azusa so he can save the day from a group of his friends who want to rape them. Daisuke mentions to his friends to go ahead, but he'll just be "a little late" so they can have their fun and later drugs a teacher so he can sleep with her. When Hei is talking the newly empowered Azusa from leaving Daisuke alone, he gloats how happy he made her and how [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming it's all the fault]] of [[HeManWomanHater women for what he's done]] and tries to fry Azusa with a stun gun, which enrages the normally taciturn Hei into trying to kill him in cold blood.
22nd Jan '16 7:33:59 PM FF32
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* FanDislikedExplanation: The complete [[AvertedTrope lack of explanation]] for the [[EldritchLocation Gates]], AlienSky, and the like generally works well enough that resolving exactly what's going on would probably be a bit of a letdown.



* LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging: The complete lack of explanation for the [[EldritchLocation Gates]], AlienSky, and the like generally works well enough that resolving exactly what's going on would probably be a bit of a letdown.
18th Dec '15 10:35:02 PM nombretomado
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** Hei will die. But his soul will choose to go back in time, the time when he was happiest, and he will be at season 1 first episode. Suou who loves Hei wants to be with him too and wants to be in a time when Hei'd love her, but since he already loves Yin she'll go back in time before Hei is born, and become his mother.[[note]]This copypasta jokingly places Hei, Suou, and Yin in the roles of three primary characters in the ShadowHearts series. Said explanation is a note because it's also the [[spoiler: ending to the ''second game.'']][[/note]]

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** Hei will die. But his soul will choose to go back in time, the time when he was happiest, and he will be at season 1 first episode. Suou who loves Hei wants to be with him too and wants to be in a time when Hei'd love her, but since he already loves Yin she'll go back in time before Hei is born, and become his mother.[[note]]This copypasta jokingly places Hei, Suou, and Yin in the roles of three primary characters in the ShadowHearts ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series. Said explanation is a note because it's also the [[spoiler: ending to the ''second game.'']][[/note]]
28th Sep '15 12:47:44 AM MechWarrior
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** The second OP isn't bad, either - it just has the misfortune of [[ReplacementScrappy turning up after]] ''[[SugarWiki/Awesome Howling]]''.

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** The second OP isn't bad, either - it just has the misfortune of [[ReplacementScrappy turning up after]] ''[[SugarWiki/Awesome ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Howling]]''.



** Most of the {{OVA}}. It's basically an {{omake}} parodying the main series, particularly mocking Hei's ChickMagnet status and the fact that a WhiteMaskOfDoom and [[BadassLongcoat a change of clothes]] really shouldn't be ''that'' effective of a disguise. Highlights include slightly loopy {{fangirl}} Mayu crushing on him due to his "sexy collarbone" and writing him into her yaoi fanfic (which ''[[CovertPervert Yin]]'' reads), and what is possibly the absolute silliest ResetButton in the history of fiction.
* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: A lot of the last episode of the first season, [[GainaxEnding assuming you can make any sense of it]]. And then there's episode 14... [[spoiler:"Kirsi..." "No. Yin."]]

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** Most of the {{OVA}}. [[{{OriginalVideoAnimation}} OVA]]. It's basically an {{omake}} [[BonusMaterial omake]] parodying the main series, particularly mocking Hei's ChickMagnet status and the fact that a WhiteMaskOfDoom and [[BadassLongcoat a change of clothes]] really shouldn't be ''that'' effective of a disguise. Highlights include slightly loopy {{fangirl}} Mayu crushing on him due to his "sexy collarbone" and writing him into her yaoi fanfic (which ''[[CovertPervert Yin]]'' reads), and what is possibly the absolute silliest ResetButton in the history of fiction.
* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: A lot of the last episode of the first season, [[GainaxEnding assuming you can make any sense of it]]. And then there's episode 14... [[spoiler:"Kirsi..." "No. Yin."]]
27th Sep '15 9:45:37 PM Waltherp99
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* HarsherInHindsight: For Troy Baker, who said in a Funimation commentary that at the time he played November 11, he had recently chose to quit smoking.

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* HarsherInHindsight: For Troy Baker, who said in a Funimation commentary that at the time he played November 11, he had recently chose to quit smoking. However he also took it in stride and joked about it.
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