Sakura Sakurakouji may seem like a frail and demure girl, but in reality she’s a powerful martial artist with an unmatched sense of justice. One day, on her way home from school, she witnesses a boy murdering several people with bright blue flames. That boy is Rei Ogami, a merciless assassin known as a "Code Breaker", and the latest student to join Sakura’s class! While Rei appears to be the perfect gentleman at school, in truth he lives by the principle of "an eye for an eye" and is hired to target and dispose of criminals who have escaped the law. With everyone oblivious to his true nature, only Sakura knows what he really is and his remorseless feelings towards what he does. But despite his icy heart and his threat to burn Sakura and everyone around her should she reveal his secret, the righteous teen can’t help but feel that there’s more to Rei than meets the eye...
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
These anime are essentially the same, Code:Breaker is just more action-oriented where as Death Note is more logic and thinking. They both deal with a teenage boy who kills any criminal not being judged (or not being judged well enough) by the law. Ogami and Light are also very similar characters in that they can be nice and charismatic, but also cold and calculating. There's also an irritating female main character in both of them, though Sakura is significantly more annoying than Misa. Both of these anime explore the morals of a death penalty and who has the right to pass judgement on criminals and who doesn't; as well as despite killing people being evil, does killing criminals actually make the world a better place?
Both of these anime develop their plot around the exploration of the meaning and limits of justice, asking tough questions about who has the right to judge and kill criminals.
Both animes are Awesome but in Code Breaker characters do not afraid of anything.In Death note he must hide himself from the police.
I love both series a lot, thought it's a shame that code breaker is so short. It really asks for a series 2!
Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?
I found the female leads of these were similar. There both physically strong and successful girls and they seem to share a strong sense of justice. Another thing I found similar is that they are both against an enemy much bigger than themselves.
Also, over the course of both serieses, the form tight bonds with those fighting along side them.
Saitou Yakumo is a young man with a very special gift: he can see the souls of the dead and communicate with them. When the aloof student isn’t duping his fellow classmates out of their money with fake card tricks, he takes on paranormal cases that pique his interest. Making use of his unique abilities, logical mind and his contacts within the police, Yakumo strives to solve each supernatural case he takes on and bring those responsible to justice. But when the youthful detective becomes the target of a sinister duo can he get to the bottom of their scheme before he is dragged into a world of darkness and hatred?
I think Code:Breaker and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo are alike because both have the following in common. First they both have main male characters with a special power. Second they both have a female character who doesn't give up or quit after main male character is rude, cold hearted, and generally tsundere against her. Third they are alike because both characters use their power to do what they have to do but aren't thrilled to have to do the task at hand. Fourth, I think the characters are kind of similar in appearance.
I think if you liked the supernatural aspect of Code:Breaker you would enjoy Shinrei Tantei Yakumo.
Jin is an energetic young boy living in a shanty town and making ends meet by performing good deeds for money. However, when his mentor dies during a fight with a strange monster he finally learns the meaning of death. Having been taken in by a stripper named Akemi whom he once saved, Jin begins to live a quiet and normal life - though in reality he is anything but ordinary. With superhuman abilities and a group of mysterious men searching for him under the name of Zet, over the years Jin finds himself drawn into a world of creatures with dangerous powers called "Players". But what is Jin really, and with his vicious methods of defeating these threats, is he really a hero for justice or simply another dangerous monster?
Although the theme of justice and the question of what heroes really are may not be very original, both of these series focus on those topics and try to explore them in a slightly different way than usual. Basically they are shounen-ish anime about people with superpowers, but the somewhat darker tone makes them just a bit different from all those shows with similar premise.
I personally preferred Zetman, despite its "odd" visual style, but if you liked one of these for characters or story, try out the other one.