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Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini (DARKER THAN BLACK-流星の双子- Dākā Zan Burakku -Ryūsei no Jemini-?, lit. "Darker than Black: Twins of the Meteor") is an original Japanese anime series directed and written by Tensai Okamura and produced by Bones. It is a sequel to the 2007 series Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha with most of the crew returning for production duties. The series premiered on TBS, MBS and their affiliated stations from October 8, 2009.[1] The sequel tells of Suou, a Eurasian girl whose life is changed by a frightful incident regarding a meteor shower, and her subsequent encounter with Hei, who is still on the run from the Syndicate two years after the events in the previous season. Like Darker than Black, Ryūsei no Gemini is also based on original material for anime with no other media.

The series was released on both DVD and Blu-ray beginning from December 23, 2009 with an estimated eight volumes. Each odd-numbered volume will contain two series episodes, while an OVA episode will be released along with one series episode in each even-numbered volume. Altogether four OVA episodes, they will be side-stories of the main characters Hei and Yin, with the events set in between Kuro no Keiyakusha and Ryūsei no Gemini.[2] Two pieces of theme music are used: one opening theme and one ending theme. The opening theme "Tsukiakari no Michishirube" (ツキアカリのミチシルベ lit. "Guidepost of the Moonlight"?) is sung by the Japanese rock band Stereopony,[3] while the ending theme "From Dusk Till Dawn" is sung by Abingdon Boys School, who previously did the first opening theme for Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha.[3]

Episode listing

# Title Original airdate
01 The Black Cat Won't Dream of Stars...
"Kuroneko wa Hoshi no Yume o Minai..." (黒猫は星の夢を見ない…)
October 8, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A Eurasian girl named Suō watches a meteor shower along with her twin brother Shion and their father, but things go awry when a meteor crashes into their location. Two years later, Shion has turned into a contractor from the incident, confined to a wheelchair due to his remuneration. He is locked away into the family home for safekeeping, while Dr. Pavlichenko spends his time researching into his son's condition and the contractors, forbidding Suou to talk or see her brother. Things go normally in their lives until Suou's best friend Tanya becomes a contractor and attacks her boyfriend Nika when he stops her from leaving. Hei aka BK-201 reappears in Russia after an FSB squad tries to capture Shion alive; April also reappears in Russia on a mission to secure Shion.
02 Fallen Meteor...
"Ochita Ryūsei..." (堕ちた流星…)
October 15, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Before Hei can obtain the Meteor Core from Suō, Hazuki attacks him in order to secure Suō . Suō seeks sanctuary alongside Nika to avoid being captured by FSB agents due to the events regarding Tanya's Contractor powers being known and for Suō being mistaken for Shion. When Hei tries to recapture Suō , he tries to obtain the Fragment when he realizes that "Shion" is actually Suō, which greatly changes Hei's mind of securing her when an FSB squad ambushes Hei. Hei escapes along with Suō when August 7 and Genma attack the FSB squad separately to secure Suou for their own objectives. Hei and Suou are caught in a trap after Hei seemingly kills August 7 by electrocuting the British contractor. Later on, Misaki is shown looking through a telescope which is directed towards BK201's star. The star fades away.
03 Vanishing into the Snow Field...
"Hyōgen ni Kieru..." (氷原に消える…)
October 22, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The trap devices holding Hei explode from the energies caused by the meteor fragment. Suou goes into a daze and shove both herself and Hei into the sea. Hei awakens in a hut with Suō in tow. After a tense exchange, Hei decides to bring Suō and leave Vladivostok. Hei and Suou try to make their escape at the train station while Nika distracts Tanya from her mission. Misaki is questioned by a MIAC official named Kobayashi about the contractors and the Syndicate. She is given an offer to join MIAC in pursuing BK201 who is revealed by Kobayashi to be alive. Hei, Mao, Suō and July, who has joined up with them, ride on a ship leaving Russia.
04 The Ark Rocks on the Lake...
"Hakobune wa Kosui ni Tayutau..." (方舟は湖水に揺蕩う…)
October 29, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Hei and the others landed in Sapporo, taking refuge in an uninhabited part of the city as half of it was previously flooded. Misaki was recruited into the MIAC's black ops division Section 3 and was given the alias of Yayoi Ichinose. Hoping to learn what happened to Hei, she sought out an informant to obtain information of what happened to him. Hei decides to train Suō given that she has obtained Contractor powers after the previous gunfight against FSB forces in Vladivostok. Despite Suō's hatred to Hei for changing her life, she decides to stay with him alongside July. Meanwhile, Misaki heads to the now abandoned National Observatory where she is confronted alone by Madam Orielle, who knows of her real name aside from her alias.
05 Gunpowder Smoke Drifts Away, Life Drifts Away...
"Shōen wa Nagare, Inochi wa Nagare..." (硝煙は流れ、命は流れ…)
November 5, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Hei is attacked by a group of MIAC agents led by Michiru, the wife of a local restaurant owner who left him three years ago after becoming a Contractor for the MIAC. Suō and July are able to escape capture from the agents under Hei's instructions. The MIAC tasks Misaki to lead a Section 3 unit in delivering a device with the codename Izanami under orders from Kobayashi. Hei recruits Suou to assist him in launching a raid on the Section 3 convoy under orders from his employers to seize Izanami with the mission, seemingly a success after the truck drives away in the attack. Michiru appears to her family in Sapporo, startling her ex-husband and son. Suō watches the waters of Sapporo after the mission, seeing an unknown submarine covertly entering Japanese territorial waters.
06 The Smell is Sweet, the Heart is Bitter...
"Kaori wa Amaku, Kokoro wa Nigaku..." (香りは甘く、心は苦く…)
November 12, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Hei engages Genma in a battle, taking in the trap prepared by Misaki while she and the rest of Section 3 prepare to transport Izanami to the Greater Tokyo Area on the submarine. Suō and July are tasked by Mao to take down the metal container that houses Izanami. Hei, after realizing that Yin was in the container all along, interrupts Suō's attempt to shoot it and instead retreats. Hei and the others retreat from Sapporo also, heading to Tokyo after Suō witnesses the death of Michiru when a specter resembling Yin appears to suffocate her with her water powers. Misaki is later warned not to think of Yōko as an ally. Hei then goes rogue once more, cutting off connections with Madam Orielle. When Suō sees Yin's specter from the electric pole, she kicks it before walking with Hei back to their hideout.
07 The Doll Sings to the Dancing Snow...
"Kazabana ni ningyou wa utau..." (風花に人形は唄う…)
November 19, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Repnin complains about the mystery behind Dr. Pavlichenko's corpse, when he is shown a picture of Dr. Pavlichenko alive and well in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Misaki meets Genma at the abandoned National Observatory and learns that communications between her and the rest of the world are being tapped by the MIAC. Hei and the others escape from Sapporo under a heavy police lockdown by seeking assistance from the underworld. However, Hei is later duped when their contact gets away with kidnapping July. A Russian agent named Ilya Sokolov encounters Suō and uses his Contractor powers to help him detain her, Mao, and July; after killing their contact. Hei later comes to their rescue and kills Ilya, despite nearly being overpowered by Ilya's powers. The four later were able to arrive at the Sendai station, boarding it while Repnin of the FSB watches them from his cabin.
08 On Summer Days, the Sun Flickers...
"Natsu no Hi, Taiyō wa Yurete..." (夏の日、太陽はゆれて…)
November 26, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Hei is intercepted by Repnin's men in the train hallway and Suō is confronted by Tanya. Repnin offers Hei a job with the FSB after inviting him to eat. During this time, Hei and Misaki are told simultaneously that Izanami has the ability to cause contractors to commit suicide. Hei refuses Repnin's offer and attacks him, while Tanya summons a swarm of insects to stop the train and escape with Suō. Outside the train, Hei and Suō face off against the FSB force on their own, defeating them. Unknown to Suō, Tanya was killed by Suō's brother Shion from a nearby rooftop. As Tanya floats in the stagnant pool, Suō ponders that she can never return to the innocent summer days she remembers. Suō later heads off to Tokyo with Mao and July on their own without Hei to guide them.
09 A Sudden Meeting On A Certain Day...
"Deai wa Aru Hi Totsuzen ni..." (出会いはある日突然に…)
December 3, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
As Suō and July ride a train through Tokyo Suō collapses from a high fever, waking up in Kiko's bedroom. Kiko and Gai decide to help Suō search Tokyo for Suō's mother, but with little success. Misaki finds a recording by Amber which instructs her to find a certain CD, which informs her that Izanami will eventually meet Izanagi, at which point Hell's Gate will open. Following the advice of Madame Orielle, Suō proceeds to an airport to find her mother. At the airport Hei appears and kidnaps one of Misaki's teammates, easily evading Mina and escaping. Suō's mother cries upon meeting Suō in the airport, believing she is her twin brother Shion. In a car Suō tries to explain that she is not Shion, but her mother dismisses this saying that Suō died 8 years ago.
10 Your Smile in the Street of Lies...
"Itsuwari no Machikado ni Kimi no Hohoemi o..." (偽りの街角に君の微笑みを…)
December 10, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Suō tries to remind her mother of the happy time they visited the aquarium, but flees when she denies it. Misaki finds Suō in the cold and explains that the aquarium she remembers was demolished 13 years ago. Suō's mother recounts to Misaki that day 8 years ago in Moscow when she took Suō and Shion to see her husband Dr. Pavlichenko at the university; Mao was also present then and lost his body in the explosion. Suō's mother remembers seeing her husband manipulating Suō in an ME machine, then fleeing with Suō's lifeless body while Shion watched her leave from a window, having chosen to stay behind with his father. Shion reveals his ability: he can create a copy of any object or organism, albeit an imperfect one. Hei rejoins Suō, July, and Mao after incapacitating Misaki. Mina vows to kill Hei upon finding Yoko's bloody corpse.
11 The Water Bottom Dries, the Moon is Full...
"Suitei wa Kawaki, Tsuki wa Michiru..." (水底は乾き、月は満ちる…)
December 17, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Hei decides to leave for awhile to settle his own problems. After which, Suō decides to do the same - going to find her father and ask him about her. Suō, July and Mao go to the aquarium and they find Dr. Pavlichenko there. He tells Suō the truth about the meteor incident that year and about Shion's ability to create copies. On the other hand, MIAC commandos head for the aquarium and Genma bumps into Suō and gang. Misaki bumps into Madam Oreille and she tells her to follow because there will be a bloodbath soon. Suō and gang run and hide, but Dr. Pavlichenko is shot by a contractor while trying to protect Suō. They hide somewhere while Genma calls for Suō. Meanwhile, Hei tries to find Yin, but was surprised to see the container empty. Back at the Gate, Misaki meets with Mao and July, only to have found Suō disappeared.
12 The Ark of Stars
"Hoshi no Hakobune" (星の方舟)
December 24, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Hei and the rest of Section 3 continue to secure Izanami from American forces after they have launched a military operation to secure the Greater Tokyo Area for their government's use. Genma reveals his allegiance to the CIA, having been a double agent for them and the MIAC. Misaki goes on with Mao to find a way to handle the Izanami problem to determine whether their actions will either save the world or bring it to ruin forever. However, Madam Oreille reveals details that ties to the problems the MIAC and Suo had been facing.


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