Why is Darker Than Black's second season so much worse than the first? I mean, what about it makes it worse in comparison, and what lead it to be this way? It feels like a whole 2/3s of it was exposition, and they never even took that exposition anywhere.
It was worse, but I don't think that it was bad. that's something people don't generally take into account. For me, at least, the first just simply outshines the second.
Yeah. The ending was fucking stupid too from what I remember.
What second season? You talking about the magical girl spinoff?
I read that as "too fucking stupid for me to remember".
Bad ending, suou never got the D she deserved. I didn't reeally make much sense.
2nd season was сука
At least the main character was cute.
Darker Than Black only had one season didn't it?
It was complete tripe, not fit for human consumption.
Idk tripe is pretty good.
Because S2 script was by Mari Okada
What are you, a China man? They love that shit here in China. It's more accessible than proper meat, even.
the only good thing was the period face
I kinda forced myself to finish DtB's first season, yet I was able to finish the 2nd+OVA in one day. Something about the protagonist actually having emotions, and Batman wanting to protect something precious to him. Or maybe just my shit taste?
I forgot how it ended. Need to rewatch it this year.
IDK OP, the first season had a retarded overarching plot. The fighting and main character were just cooler.
On the other hand, I quite enjoyed this track (as used in the show) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPWuuENZ-Lc
The intro to the song is kinda retarded, though...
It's easy to forget the ending because it was completely airheaded half assed attempt at being deep.
DtB's first season had all the elements you just said you liked about the second. They were just part of the worldbuilding's internal irony.
Also, Howling is really overrated. I loved the second OP though, made it seem like an SOL about a travelling girl.
Contractors have emotions. However, their paradigm is discrete and selfish. Contractors who behave differently from this aren't normal contractors. Hei is both a normal human and a contractor at the same time. Suou is an incomplete person, and the thing which makes her sentient quarantines her contractor aspects from her human aspects.
>SOL about a travelling girl
Sounds like my favorite anime. Of course, I'm actually referring to a particular one when I say that.
Quite the accomplishment for the 2nd season to be worse than the 1st because Darker than Black fucking sucked.
Because the story revolves around a character who is LITERALLY created for the show.
Suou is not even a real person, her brother was like eh mite b kool and they made the show revolve around her bullshit for the most part.
You know what ticked me off about this show? They set up what I thought was going to be a pretty dang cool fight... and then they resolved it entirely off camera.
The one where there was a guy that could destroy everything within a sphere.
>Why is Darker Than Black's second season so much worse than the first?
It was a bit of a clusterfuck. Too many arcs with no definite endings (kinda like Cowboy Bebop, except with less memorable animation). Some of the powers were pretty stupid too.
Except for that guy that turns trucks into armor. It's so over-the-top that it's actually awesome. Why not make all of their powers like that, instead of "i can float but i have to break my fingers hurr durr".
>Some of the powers were pretty stupid too.
>my blood can kill people if it touches them
>somehow this is better than guns
How could anything be worse than the first season's spending 3-4 episodes trying to rescue Havok and then her getting her ass killed immediately after?
I never bothered finishing it because of how much wasted time that was.
>OP doesn't realise the main reason people hated S2 was the ending
>Tries this hard to fit in
I don't even remember what the fuck Darker than Black was even about, but I remember the second season not even being that bad besides Chinese Electric Batman's Alcoholism, which was dumb as shit.
Electric batman with no electricity.
I think the alcoholism was the best part. After the cute MC, of course.
BONES trying too hard to be different.
I just watched it this morning actually. Plot felt pointless. Not SPECULATIVE enough.
I watched this for the Christmas cake and ended up disappointed.
What are you talking about, S2 was better.
>implying S2 wasn't the far superior season
NOW I'VE LOST IT.
I enjoyed S2 more than the first series right up to that fucking last episode.
It always makes me angry.
I KNOW I CAN KILL
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The biggest reason why S2 was worse was because of the change in atmosphere. S1 was film noir as FUCK, and S2 was Russian Mahou Shojou, half assed conspiracies edition.
>The biggest reason
Not the ending.
THE TRUTH EXISTS
>The biggest reason why S2 was worse
Was the ending. Then the stupid story gap that brought us to "Yin is the antichrist" plot.