Trivia: Darker Than Black

  • Acting for Two: As with any animated series, you'll find some of this among the minor and one-off characters, but the most notable instance is Sean Hennigan. His main role is Decade, but he also plays the mob boss from November 11's introduction at the beginning of episode 5. This may have been a deliberate Casting Gag since the mob boss and his men are the first of November 11's victims we see, and Decade and his men are the last.
  • Actor Allusion: April's Japanese voice actress, Takako Honda, dubs many Halle Berry characters, including Storm of X-Men, with whom she shares weather-control powers and appearance.
  • Fake Brit: November 11 is played by American Troy Baker in the English dub.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Yin's Opposite-Sex Clone from the season 2 finale is often called "Yang"
    • For Hei: Chinese Electric Batman, for pretty obvious reasons. In the second season, with the addition of Wild Hair and Perma Stubble, he has been dubbed "Hobo Hei." Or "Heibo", if you're one of those informal types.
    • For Suo: Mary Suoh.
    • For Mina Hazuki: Japanese Lesbian Catwoman, due to personality and style similarities to Hei and the fact that she's a Psycho Lesbian.
    • For Goran: Burger-kun or Russian Burger Flash.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Our hero is voiced by Tenma in Japanese and Lavi/Train in English.
    • In fact there's a lot of D.Gray-Man voices in this one: July is Road Kamelot, Amagiri is Kanda Yu, Havoc is Lenalee and the entire Police department except for Matsumoto are voiced by people who appeared in the series (including the major characters of Bookman, Cross Marian and main character Allen Walker) in the English version. In the Japanese, Kanami Ishizaki is voiced by Allen's voice actor. It's probably harder to find characters in this series that have voice actors no way related to DGM from the sheer number.
    • A lot of this is because the English dub is by FUNimation, who tend to use a few dozen voice actors most of the time. Careful listeners may also notice a decent portion of the English casts of Baccano!note  and Fullmetal Alchemist.
    • November 11th is also voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue, who also voices a certain copy ninja from Naruto...
    • Also pretty much the entire female cast of Claymore makes an appearance.
  • Name's the Same: Hell's Gate did not appear due to Kayin Amoh's use of said special move.
  • No Export for You: The Drama CD special and the Shikoku no Hana manga was not released outside of Japan.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Nana Mizuki and Kate Oxley as Misaki Kirihara. Both women are known to play teenagers, young boys and girls. The latter was mentioned by several of the voice actors involved in several Darker than Black-related commentaries.
    • Jerry Jewell for Kastinen. Zach Bolton mentions that he was happy to have this trope for him since he portrays teenagers and young men.
    • Caitlin Glass as Alice Wang, who has an obsessive complex towards Misaki. She's known for voicing Winry Rockbell, Triela and Cammy.
  • Retroactive Recognition: