Wow, I have NO idea what's going on. To put it in a good way, I'd call this first episode "very unique." However, it is also terribly confusing. From the very beginning they just throw a ton of characters at you (check out the OP to see what I mean) and I'm having trouble remembering them all except for a few (like Filo- so far he's my favorite). The entire first half of the episode is these two reporters discussing what time period and what group of characters they should start off telling the story with...
Also, this anime is very violent. A kid getting his head blown off, people being tortured, Filo getting his fingers sliced off and shot a hundred times only to grow everything back...I was cringing for like half the episode. XD; But overall, I am intrigued and the fact that it's set in Prohibition-era America just makes it awesome by default. I look forward to seeing more!
Darker than BLACK Episode 17:
Yay, it's not as filler as I thought it would be! Though the animation looked pretty bad at some parts... But getting a glimpse of Hei's lifestyle at the apartment was fun. And we get to see him stuffing his face some more! XD
-So the Evening Primrose group wants the existence of Contractors to be revealed to the public, hmm? They increasingly remind me of the Brotherhood from X-Men...
-Hei became a Contractor during the Heaven's Gate incident! It seems that Amber somehow became a trigger for the birth of a great number of Contractors at that time...
-LMAO, sometimes I really do find it hard to believe that Li and Hei are the same person. XD
-I've been getting lots of good vibes from Huang in this episode. ♥ He's taking a greater interest in Hei now. :D
-Misaki looks cuuuuuuute in casual clothes with her hair down! :D
-Wow, I'm shocked at how the Yakuza treat that Doll. o_o They really do think of her as a "doll" instead of as a human. Was Yin treated like that too?!
Hmm, I should probably catch up on Romeo x Juliet....apparently Tybalt finally comes back in the latest episode.