Darker Than Black was a popular anime in the early 2000s and also known as Dākā Zan Burakku-Kuro no Keiyakusha in Japanese, was first announced in December 2006, and its first trailer was released in March 2007. This show is created and directed by Tensai Okamura.

Darker Than Black is a fantastic supernatural thriller anime series with mystery elements that are loved by people all over the world. It follows a contractor codenamed Hei also called a black reaper in the underground world. Hei, like his associates, undertakes missions for the mysterious and ruthless Syndicate.

The anime TV series has had two seasons so far and 4 OVAs, directed by  Tensai Okamura  and animated by Studio Bones. There has been no word on whether the studio or the director will return for a season 3.

The first 25-episode Darker Than Black television anime series premiered in Japan in April 2007. Since then, this series has amassed a sizable fan base that is still waiting for Season 3 Episode 1, or some sort of sequel.



It has been a while since the second season concluded, but some fans are still wondering if it will return for another round in the future.

Is Darker Than Black Season 3 Confirmed?

Currently, there is still no confirmation if Darker Than Black will return for season 3. The anime series premiered in 25 episodes in Japan in April 2007, followed by a sequel, Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor, which aired twelve episodes from October to December 2009.

The anime has amassed plenty of fans. The first season currently holds an 8.09/ 10 rating on  MyAnimeList . Its second season has a 7.94/ 10  rating .

Most of these dedicated fans are still waiting for another season. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely now to happen. It has been over a decade since the second season of the anime concluded. There are still no plans for the season. What the anime needs, for now, is a reboot. 

The franchise is already too old. If the creators want to produce a new season, they need to do a lot of work to be at par with the current anime titles. Aside from that, they would need a new studio, cast, and staff since Tensai Okamura, the director, and creator of the series has already left Studio Bones. Unless a dedicated team will be willing to go through that hassle, then season 3 is most likely never going to happen anymore.

Darker Than Black Season 3 Possible Release Date (Coming Soon)

Darker Than Black Season 3 is never renewed, there is no official release date for Darker Than Black Season 3 because the third season was never confirmed, canceled, or announced, so there is no countdown, and a release date is pretty doubtful to be ever announced because a third season will most likely never get announced.

We will update this post if there is any news or a release date for a new Darker Than Black anime project announced on the  Darker Than Black official website . If you lost hope that there would be a new Darker Than Black season, you can try reading the manga for the second season since it’s different from the anime.

Darker Than Black Season 3 Characters & Cast

Character Voice Actor
Hey Hidenobu Kiuchi
Huang Masaru Ikeda 
Misaki Nana Mizuki
Doing Misato Fukuen
Amber Tomoko Kawakami
is Ikuya Sawaki )
April Takako Honda

Darker Than Black Season 3 Expected Plot (Spoilers)

Ten years ago, Heaven’s Gate appeared in South America and Hell’s Gate in Japan.

These gates ignore every law of physics and just showed up in the sky for an unknown reason. As the gates appeared, the Contractors also emerged. These are people granted supernatural abilities in exchange for their humanity.

Section 4 Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself in conflict with the Contractor codenamed Hei, also known as the “Black Reaper.”

Countries and syndicate organizations worldwide train and employ Contractors as spies and assassins. These results in violent and deadly battles.

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Is there any Trailer yet?

There is currently no trailer for Darker Than Black Season 3 or Season 4, but we will post it here if it becomes available. Here is a trailer for the first season for the time being if you didn’t see it yet.

Sales & Merchandise

There has been a sale of more than 15,000 copies. DVD/Blu-Ray discs contribute to around 15-20% of the revenue for an anime series. This may sound un-profitable and also made many animes a failure.

Anime Series can promote a lot of products making it a booming industry. Some of the products which were sold as merchandise were:

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Where to Watch Online?

Although it has been a while since Darker Than Black anime was released, you can still watch the two seasons online. It is available for streaming on Crunchyroll , Funimation, Hulu, or even Netflix.

Frequently Ask Questions About Darker Than Black Season 3 (FAQ)

  1. Will there ever be a Darker Than Black season 3?

    Darker Than Black Season 3 is never renewed, so there is no release date available. The show was never formally canceled either. Fans are just left hanging for over a decade now. If there will be development in the future, we will make sure to update this space to reflect that information.

  2. Is Darker Than Black season 2 a sequel?

    Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (Hepburn: Dākā Zan Burakku, Ryūsei no Jemini) is a Japanese anime series directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by The Bones Studio. It is a sequel to the 2007 series Darker Than Black, and most of the crew returned for the production.

  3. What happens in Darker Than Black season 2?

    The sequel tells of Suo Pavlichenko, a Eurasian girl whose life is changed by a frightful incident regarding a meteor shower, and her subsequent encounter with the assassin Hei, who is still on the run from the Syndicate two years after the events in the previous season.

  4. Is Hulu darker than black?

    Darker Than Black is by the same creators behind Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist, and it's an anime you can watch in action on Hulu right now.

  5. How many episodes does Darker than Black have?

    The 25-episode anime was produced by Bones. It was directed and written by Tensai Okamura, along with character designs drawn by Takahiro Komori and based on the original designs by Yuji Iwahara, art direction by Takashi Aoi, sound direction by Kazuhiro Wakabayashi and soundtrack music composed by Yoko Kanno.