Super Powered Espionage Franchise Makes Its Return
First mentioned with a slate of licensing announcements back at Anime Expo 2010, FUNimation finally announced release plans for Darker Than Black 2, aka Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor. The 2009 series offers a follow-up to Bones' (Fullmetal Alchemist) 2007 super powered espionage series with a new, cuter lead.
Robert's Anime Corner Blog reports that Darker Than Black 2 will be released in a complete DVD/Blu-ray combo set October 18th. The company's full slate for the month includes
- Negima Season 2 DVD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E Edition) - Oct 4
- Dragon Ball Z Dragonbox DVD Set #7 - Oct 11
- Initial D First Stage Season 1 Set (Eps #1-26) (S.A.V.E.) - Oct 11
- Bamboo Blade TV DVD Boxed Set (Eps # 1-24) (S.A.V.E.) - Oct 18
- Darker Than Black Season 2 Complete DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps # 27-52 + OVA's) (Limited First Pressing) - Oct 18
- Dragonball Z Kai Season 1 DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-26) - Oct 18
- Full Metal Panic the Second Raid Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Classic Collection) - Oct 18
- Full Metal Panic the Second Raid Complete Collection Boxed Set (BLURAY) (Classic Collection) - Oct 18
- Witchblade Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-24 ) (Classic Collection) - Oct 25
- Witchblade Complete Collection oxed Set (Eps #1-24 ) (BLURAY) (Classic Collection) - Oct 2
Other anime announced at AX 2010 included Shakugan no Shana (season 2, movie, OVA), Toaru Majutsu no Index, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail, Hellsing Ultimate volumes 5-7, and the Trigun: Badlands Rumble film, as well as former Geneon titles Texhnolyze, Ai Yori Aoshi, Armitage III, Haibane Renmei, Hellsing (television series), Serial Experiments Lain, Tenchi in Tokyo, Tenchi Universe, the Tenchi Muyo! OVAs, and the Tenchi Muyo! movies.