Darker than Black Season 3: Release Date, Plot & More!

Fans eagerly anticipate Darker Than Black season 3 since the second season’s conclusion on December 25, 2009. Created by Tensai Okamura, known for Blue Exorcist and The Seven Deadly Sins, this thriller gained popularity during its airing, becoming a hit of the 2000s.

The series garnered awards and had two seasons with 25 and 12 episodes each. Yet, the story does not feel complete. Fans question if two seasons suffice.

However, with the second season’s conclusion over a decade ago, uncertainty surrounds season 3’s production. Not to mention, the fact that it is an original anime, means it might not comeback.

Let’s delve into Darker Than Black season 3’s status and prospects.

Darker than Black Season 3 Overview

Name of the SeasonDarker than Black
Season NumberSeason 3
GenreSci-Fi, Action, Mystery
Darker than Black initial Release DateApr 6, 2007
Season 2 Release DateOct 9, 2009
Season 3 Release DateNo official dates announced
Season 3 Source MaterialOriginal

Darker than Black Season 3: Release Date & Renewal Status

Darker than Black Season 3: Release Date & Renewal Status

As of now, there’s no confirmation for ‘Darker Than Black’ season 3. The anime premiered in April 2007 with 25 episodes. Its sequel, ‘Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor,’ aired from October to December 2009 with twelve episodes.

With an 8.06/10 rating for the first season and 7.43/10 for the second on MyAnimeList, the series has a sizable fanbase eagerly awaiting more.

However, it’s been over a decade since season two ended, and there are no plans for a new season.

A reboot may be necessary to bring the series up to modern standards, requiring a new studio, cast, and staff.

So, the chances of getting season 3 of Darker than Black is very low. There are better chances to get a reboot or remastered version though.

Is There Enough Source Material For A Sequel?

Darker Than Black is an original story. It does not have any manga or light novel source material. This is both good and bad for the future of the series.

Why? Because, since there is no existing material to adapt, there is a chance that the studio will not plan for a sequel.

On the other hand, if they decide to make the third season, they can write a new continuation story.

But since it has been years since the series ended, I personally don’t think we will get a third season of Darker than Black.

What Will Happen In Darker than Black Season 3?

What Will Happen In Darker than Black Season 3?

Like I mentioned, the anime is original. So, there is no record of the story anywhere. As a matter of fact, the story past the second season does not even exist at the moment.

Only when the production is confirmed, they will start writing an all new story.

So, it is impossible to say what will happen in the upcoming season. However, we can expect some amazing action and upgraded animation if the sequel gets confirmed.

Which Studio Will Animate The Sequel?

If you’ve been in the anime community for over a decade, you would know Studio Bones. Back then, they were as trending as MAPPA is right now.

They are the company that worked on the Darker than Black project. Since this is an original story, if we ever get a sequel, it will definitely be studio bones handling it.

Where Can You Watch Darker than Black Season 3?

Where Can You Watch Darker than Black Season 3?

You can stream ‘Darker Than Black’ anime online despite its age. It’s accessible on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix.

Since the first two seasons are already hosted on the above platforms, we can expect them to release the third season as well.

Also, the classic way to watch this anime would be on Blu-ray. Normally, the Blu-ray edition of an anime releases soon after the season ends. You can buy it from online vendors like Amazon, Blu-ray.com, and the official website of the anime.


Despite the success of its first two seasons, Darker Than Black season 3 hasn’t materialized due to various factors. With loyal fans, any potential new season would require a captivating storyline and characters to compete with popular anime like The Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen.

However, with no new episodes in nearly 14 years and the departure of the creator from the studio, the prospects for Darker Than Black season 3 seem slim.

Although some anime series have returned after long breaks, like Spice and Wolf. So, there’s still a glimmer of hope for its revival.

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