This is the very first edition of “Fatsobob’s Pick of the week”
In this weekly column, I suggest a good show for you to watch every week. Wednesdays will be the standard day in which I make this post, the complexity of the post will go up as I have more time, but since I am in school and this show is online for streaming, I will just link it for you to watch. Now, onto the selection
The pick for this week is Darker Than Black. This show was mostly overlooked by many people but it is a very sparkly diamond in the rough. Spanning the length of 25 episodes, it is a decent length show with a good pace. The episodes come in 1-3 episode segments so it keeps you hooked and wanting more each episode. If you want to watch the first two episodes, FUNimation has put it up for streaming and paid download.
Anidb has the following to say about the show.
Ten years ago, a bizarre phenomenon appeared in Tokyo. Three days later, two types of humans with supernatural abilities appeared: emotionless ‘dolls’ that only do what they’re ‘programmed’ to and wield the ability of surveillance, and powerful ‘contractors’, feared and hated by the humans that know of their existence. Rationally self-preserving and without the feeling of guilt, it’s not long before contractors are used as ideal assassins and weapons of war.
Unable to analyze the phenomenon that created these beings safely, it’s decided that a huge wall be built around it, called “Hell’s Gate.” PANDORA, an international research group, protects this wall and analyzes what little they can, while the government struggles to suppress dangerous contractors and the publics’ knowledge of them.
In all the police force’s efforts and doll-assisted surveillance of the city, one contractor continues to evade them. ‘BK201’, as the police force knows him, stands out as an exceptional killer, while those in the syndicate who know him as ‘Hei’ see him as a powerful, yet strangely irrational contractor…