Even the darkest of blacks must fade at some point.
Last night, Funimation revealed that they no longer hold the domestic license for Darker Than Black. The series has since been pulled from the company’s streaming platform.
According to forum administrator “CJ,” Funimation forfeited both its streaming and home video rights to the show, though details on the matter weren’t specified.
Funimation first released Darker Than Black in the west in 2008. The original series was released across six singles, which hit stores from November 11, 2008 through August 11, 2009. The final release of the season was the Darker Than Black Premium Edition, which hit stores on May 26, 2015.
The show’s second season, Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor was bundled with prequel OVA series Darker than Black – Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden when it hit stores in 2013.
Both seasons of Darker Than Black were directed by Tensai Okamura (Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Blue Exorcist) at Bones. Takahiro Komori (Scrapped Princess, Angelic Layer) provided character designs, while Yasushi Ishii (Hellsing) scored the soundtracks. The show made its début in the Spring 2007 anime season.