Yeah, remember where I sort of, kind of alleged I’d be heading off for sleep in my last post? I then remembered how ridiculously hot one of the new characters in Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini is.
She’s strong, and she’s no-nonsense. She holds her own perfectly well against Hei in a fight. She also has this wicked awesome suit. I’d hit that… with a truck. Hurrr.
But Darker than Black has always had a pretty good track record with attractive characters, especially strong female ones.
Hot scientist lady? Yes please. I was so bummed when she got killed in the second episode, I really liked her quite a bit.
And one cannot forget Section Chief Kirihara! She’s competent, she can shoot, she’s got a cool head on her shoulders… what’s not to like? I love her pantsuit~
Kirihara’s friend Kanami is pretty cute, too. She’s an astronomer; I wanted to be an astronomer when I was a little kid before I realized the ridiculous amounts of math involved.
And lest one think Darker than Black is limited only to making attractive females…
I actually like him a bit better with his clothes on – I kind of have a thing about suits, in case you haven’t noticed. But, hey, a naked is fine too. November 11 doesn’t just get by with a pretty face, though, I thought he was pretty badass… and he had a great death scene.
What about Hei? Hei in his “I’m a harmless student with part-time jobs!” mode is kind of moe, in a way. Or something like that.
However, let us return to the matter of the ladies – the ladies of Darker than Black aren’t just hot because of how they look; instead, its the totality of their characters. They are all independent characters, not the moe sops you get in so many shows these days. They don’t trip over thin air, they can hold their own in a fight, and they both look and act their age. Basically… they’re really fucking cool. So, I guess that means really fucking cool = hot. I can roll with that.