DtB: Ryusei no Gemini 12

Darker than Black

Uh…. what is that? Is that what I think it is?!

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This scene was surprisingly unexpected, making it rather hawt.

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D’aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw Suou dying….. ;A;

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And Yin finally gets to speak to Hei.

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The only clue of what happened between them in the Gate’s core.

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And Suou didn’t die! She just got transferred to the other world.

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While apparently, Hei and Yin just disappear in to the night sky. Or something. I don’t know.

So… apparently the prophecy didn’t mean destruction of the world… it was the creation of a new one. Or something. I don’t know. This episode raised more questions than it answered! Like the first season! Only worse!

While most of the Suou-related mysteries are answered, in their place we get a whole new set of questions… like what exactly has Yin evolved into, since there was a mention of “evolved dolls” and it was implied that July is one of them. Evidently they add in back emotions to the Doll, but it apparently also gives them powers to take people’s souls(?). Also the exact mechanics of Shion’s copy power and the ME Network shit are kinda left vaguely answered, and most importantly was how the heck they populated the alternate Earth Shion created. Did they… use Hei’s h4x Contractor power?

And there’s also Madame Oreille, with her oh-so-fabulous futuristic sentai bodysuit and hover car and her part in Shion’s plan. I will assume that they wanted to recreate the original Earth… but it seems she didn’t leave the Gate world in the end, staying behind. Looks like Mao a.k.a Ricardo and her go a LOOOOOOOOONG way back too.

And finally… what really happened to Hei and Yin? They pulled off another disappearing act this time too. Gawd… I just wish… wish… that we get to see more of them. It was seriously… disappointing at how ambigious this ending was. I am just going to pray that the OVA’s coming out with the BD releases will provide a proper picture of what happened to them. Also I guess a rewatch of this series is in order as well…

10 Comments

  1. Knowngni Said,

    December 26, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

    You can tell from Hei’s eyes he’s enjoying that kiss.
    So the last two shots we get of Hei are him groping Yin’s chest and carrying her naked? Kinda let down by the amount of closure we got for an ending

  2. metalsnakezero Said,

    December 27, 2009 @ 12:54 am

    DtB is the Metal Gear of anime.

  3. ryuzaki Said,

    December 27, 2009 @ 3:24 am

    k i had to rewatch the episode and then think for while till i finally kidna got the episode

    ok so we see that Souu is in the other world,hei and yin have dissapeared, and america has invaded japan

    lol

    anybody know if by chance of god (i really loved this anime, it has great potential, they left a lot of plot and questions open for at least another season)

  4. temperus Said,

    December 27, 2009 @ 3:42 am

    The side characters kinda fell flat this time around (and what was up with that magician?). It was a decent enough side-story, but it would be nice if they gave some more clues as to what that Izanami/Izanagi stuff was supposed to be about. I guess the OVA will probably shed some light on that. The Hei/Yin plot was too open-ended, and the Suou/July stuff was a little too.. convenient. But it was still a good enough ending overall to make the whole season worthwhile, which is getting rare in anime these days.

  5. Myssa Rei Said,

    December 27, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

    Kuro, the new Earth is an Ark, or close to one. That bodes ill for the original world if Oreille had to agree to that.

    As for the boy, we call him Kagu-Tsuchi, the last child of Izanami and Izanagi, scion of fire, bringer of Death. Read the original myth for the parallels (note the LACK of a stand in for the one supposed to keep Kagutsuchi in line, Namahame).

    Oh, in the original myth, Izanagi dies after giving birth, and many in Asuki think that Hei ‘released’ Yin in the end… by frying her.

  6. Myssa Rei Said,

    December 27, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    As for evolved Dolls, the only change (as evidenced by July and Oreille’s twins) visibly seen so far is the ability to use Observation Spectres not tied down to any electrical network (like Yin) and feel emotions. Said spectres also seem to be able to become anthropomorphic in form.

  7. Myssa Rei Said,

    December 27, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

    Ack, for want of an Edit function.

    Shion’s power was defined by Madame Oreille as the ability to create copies… However, his copies always had a defect of sorts. Despite this we’ve seen the sheer scope of what it’s capable of doing. That world we saw? He made it, as part Ark, part way of giving Suou a chance to live a normal life as a girl instead of a copy of him. The people there are real people, at the same time clones he made with memories taken off the ME network.

    Notice how July was holding on to a man SUSPICIOUSLY similar to November 11 in the epilogue? Or Mai in Suou’s classroom? It does seem that some of the folk that have died, as long as their memories were captured by the ME network, have a chance of living again in the Second Earth, the Ark that holds the memory of Mankind (my, how EVA-ish).

  8. RK9 Said,

    December 28, 2009 @ 9:41 am

    “SUSPICIOUSLY similar to November 11″? Lol all we can see is his hand I don’t know if that even counts for anything at all. But I do hope of course that a world like that where most of the people who died can live. Sounds nice

  9. Epi Said,

    December 28, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

    Gunna be a pretty empty world if only ME captured people are represented. I also am somewhat tired of the ‘alternate world where girl has toast with jam on it held by her mouth while running’ thing that we’ve seen in quite a few anime since Eva.

  10. Myssa Rei Said,

    December 28, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    Reference to the Original Myth:

    Izanami-no-Mikoto and Izanagi-no-Mikoto, the twin deities and spouses, had one final child, Kagu-Tsuchi, a deity of fire whose flame killed his mother Izanami when he was born, thus introducing Death to the world. The parallel in Darker than Black ends at this point of the myth, as what comes afterwards is Izanagi going mad with grief and killing Kagu-Tsuchi.

    Another being is supposed to have come into existence with him, Mizuhame, a deity of water and Kagu-Tsuchi’s opposite, whose role was to pacify the fiery deity.

    What is Clear:
    - Another Earth was created by Shion though his powers, which is populated by copies of people from the original Earth. The memories of the copies were supplied via the ME network. The world is called an Ark by Oreille. The original meteor we saw at the start of the season is consumed to make the memories permanent for the copies.
    - Suou and July no longer exist in the original Earth, and live new lives in New Earth, though they don’t seem to have any lingering memories. Observant watchers will notice Mai from the first season (the girl contractor who went Moratorium for a while before gaining control of her fire powers) in Suou’s class.
    - The US invades Japan and takes control of the area around Hell’s Gate.
    - Misaki and her boss, Oreille and her Doll twins, and Mao form a new Syndicate to resist the US occupation.
    - A child awakens inside Heaven’s Gate (whom we just call at this point Kagutsuchi, after the myth of Izanagi and Izanami), with an ominous power. It seems like the mythical Kagu-Tsuchi, his birth heralds Death for the world.
    - A new gate opens somewhere else.
    - Hei is alive, as BK-201′s star is shining brightly.
    - Genma is killed by Hazuki.
    - Though alluded to in Episode 25 of the first season, here we get confirmation that the Gate hastens Doll evolution (as in the case of July and Oreille’s twins).

    What is Implied:
    - The US was behind the original Syndicate the whole time.
    - August 7 is alive, and reveals that MI6 is going along with the USA’s invasion of Japan. Then again, given the location in the middle of the Gate, it might just be July’s inner voice telling him the opposite of what he wanted — to find Suou.

    What is Unclear:
    - Yin’s fate. In the original myth, Izanami dies giving birth to Kagu-Tsuchi. There’s equal evidence at this point for Hei taking the Third Option, or Hei simply frying her.
    - The location of the new Gate.

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