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Kunio Matsumoto
Kunio Matsumoto
Gender Male
Race Human
Professional Status
Former Affiliation The Japanese Police
Occupation Retired
Former Occupation Police Officer
Former Team Misaki Kirihara,
Yutaka Kouno
Behind The Scenes
First Seen Season 1, Episode 1
Last Seen Shikkoku No Hana, chapter 26
Japanese Voice Nobuaki Fukuda
English Voice Kenny Green


Kunio Matsumoto (松本 邦夫, Matsumoto Kunio) is the oldest member of Section 4.

Appearance[]

An older man, Kunio has grey hair and dark eyes. He typically wears a suit.

Personality[]

Matsumoto read literature when he was younger, such as works from Kamizaki and Kajii.[1]

Part in the Story[]

Shikkoku No Hana[]

In the events of Shikoku no Hana, Matsumoto was severely wounded with his left arm dismembered while being on a Section 4 assignment, forcing him to early retirement. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Appearances[]

Season One Appearances
The Star of a Contract Fell... The New Star Twinkles... The Red Dream of a Calamity The Gardenia Gives Off Fragrance... The Pure White Dress Is Stained... Within the Wall...
On a Silver Night... The Memory of Betrayal... I'll Sing a Love Song... Without Dreaming Shallow Dreams... The City of Regulations... God's in His Heaven...
Meteor Shower Is the Dream That a God of Death Has... Beneath Cherry Blossoms...


Etymology[]

  • The name Kunio means "country" (邦) (kuni) and "man, husband" (夫) (o).
  • Kunio's surname Matsumoto means "pine tree" (松) (matsu) and "base, root, origin" (本) (moto).

References[]

  1. The Black Contractor, Episode 26 (OVA)
  2. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 1 pages
  3. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 4 pages 2-15
  4. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 6 pages 16-21
  5. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 10 page 10
  6. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 13 pages 10-12 & 18-23
  7. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 14 pages 7-8
  8. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 17 pages 22-26
  9. Darker than Black: Shikkoku No Hana; Chapter 26 pages 10-11 & 17-21

Navigation[]

v · e Public Security Bureau
Active members: Yūsuke SaitōNaoya KiriharaYutaka KōnoŌtsuka MayuIssei YanagiTatsuo Yabuta
Former members: Yoshimitsu HoraiHuangIsozakiMisaki KiriharaGai KurusawaKunio Matsumoto
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