Darker than Black has a new OP and ED theme from episode 15 onwards with a new opening and ending sequence as well.
New OP theme: “Kakusei Heroism – The Hero Without A Name” by Antic Café
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My Impression: The new OP theme (“Kakusei Heroism – The Hero Without A Name” by Antic Café) is also a rock tune and is pretty catchy but I still like the previous theme better (“Howling” by abingdon boys school) . I think the previous one had more of an edge to it. However, I like the new opening sequence better, especially that part with Hei on the train and the part where he’s dressed up in his usual black outfit with his mask on using his metallic wire weapon thing. That looked really cool!
Keep on reading to check out the new ED theme as well...
New ED theme: “Dreams” by High and Mighty Color
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My Impression: The new ED theme (“Dreams” by High and Mighty Color) is a rock ballad a bit more upbeat than the previous theme (“Tsukiakari” by Rie fu) which had a more melancholic and more emotional feel to it. I can’t tell which I like better, they both sound good to me. What I can say is that I like the new ending sequence better with the characters walking around by the beach. I found it really cute seeing a tiny version of Hei and the others taking some time off on the shore.
I wonder who that girl is with the hat on? I initially thought she may be Hei’s sister, but I’m not so sure.