- EDIT: (04/07/2008.) OVA episode summary + caps done. Read it here!
Hei is back. (cue my fangirl squee)
The DVD release for the complete Darker Than Black series will soon be complete this month. It’s been relatively known for quite some time now that a follow-up on the series will be released along with the final DVD (volume 9), come 03/26/2008 (according to Wiki). I think that date is fairly accurate since based on the list at the DTB official site, a volume of DVD has been released every month (since July 2007 until February 2008), so yeah, the days around 20th to 30th of March follows along that line. ^_^
With regard to episodes, the DVD includes the following: [vol. 1] episodes 1 & 2; [vol. 2] episodes 3, 4 & 5; [vol. 3] episodes 6, 7 & 8; [vol. 4] episodes 9, 10 & 11; [vol. 5] episodes 12, 13 & 14; [vol. 6] episodes 14, 15 & 16; [vol. 7] episodes 17, 18 & 19; [vol. 8] episodes 20, 21 & 22. Pardon me if my interpretation is not spot on, I used the google English translation to understand the page… but judging from the grouping of episodes per volume, it would seem to follow that [vol. 9] will include episodes 23, 24 & 25, plus the DVD OVA (or episode 26, or whatever it’s called). As per Wiki, the episode title will be “Beneath the Fully Bloomed Cherry Blossoms.”
I’ve read somewhere that it’s a series of OVA episodes while some say it’s a single episode. I’ve tried to look for more info, but sadly, my attempts have been fruitless. Either it’s a well-guarded secret or I’m not looking hard enough. >_< In one of my googles, I found a trailer for Darker Than Black episode 26 /OVA in You Tube, but when I clicked the link, it was no longer available (phooey!). I’m not sure if the DVD release will tie up loose ends of the final episode, pick up the events from there, or be a completely random episode. Personally, despite my general satisfaction with the finale, I’m still hoping for more answers regarding all the questions left unanswered following the finale’s events (see my final impression on Darker than Black). ^_^
Anyway, whatever it may be, I’m definitely going to watch it even if it’s RAW! xD
You might also want to check out my other related posts: