One fateful evening, two twins named Suou and Shion were gazing at the night sky with their father when a falling star fell upon them, turning Shion into a Contractor. Now, two years later, they try to live a normal life. But after unknown men break into their house one day, the duo escapes, Shion vanishes, and Suou finds herself with the masked Contractor Hei. Together, Suou and Hei try to discover why several nefarious syndicates are after Shion, why they’re being chased, and most importantly, what happened on that fateful night two years ago...
Okajima Rokuro is a small-time salary man who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.
Fast paced action, darkness within humans and some badass main characters, these two shows have them. Both anime have speedy and fluent action sequences, a majority of characters with questionable morals and have a couple of very strong, badass characters (even a huge amount of them in Black Lagoon). If you saw and liked those aspects in DtB: RnG, you should most definitely check out the -much better- Black Lagoon.
well in both there are a lot of action, in both mercenaries and big companies DTB:RnG has a deeper story but the pace and story telling are similar so if you like one of these you need to try the other one
Both anime's involve the main antihero/plain evil protagonist kidnapping someone early in the series and then having them accompany missions as they grow closer. Both also have a strong focus on the underworld.
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
Both DtB: RnG and Claymore are dark action shows with fighters who used to be human. The fighters (contractors and claymores) have gained inhuman "superpowers" at some point in their lives, but not for free: they no longer have the same emotions as they used to, are to work for a certain organization and their powers come at the price of something every time they use it. If you liked the darkness and struggle for survival in DtB: RnG, check this one out!
The two animes are based in the change of rational thinking of the protagonists to emotions; which at the beggining it's supposed to be not possible.
The organisations are meant to be corrupted, so protagonists leave them with the consequences of being pursued by their previous coworkers.
In a nightmarish Earth, bugs (mushi) have begun to infect humans. Though not hurting their hosts initially, eventually the mushi devour the hosts' dreams, killing them in the process. Humans that are "lucky" enough to have their mushi killed ahead of time become emotionless and thoughtless zombies. In this uncertain time the Mushibune, infected humans who resist their persecution, are up against the Special Environment Preservation Agency, an organization hell-bent on destroying the mushi. Kakkou, SEPA's top agent, has been sent undercover to track down a high school student; but he didn't realize he'd meet and fall for the lovely Shiika instead...
Ten years have passed since the demise of the bubble economy, a time that polarized the world into two groups of people: the rich and the poor. In the present day, Saiga Tatsumi (a former war photographer) has been hired to investigate a secret club for the rich named the Roppongi Club, but he soon discovers secrets much darker than he’d ever imagined. With the help of a exploited goddess named Kagura, Saiga now possesses the power to kill by simply taking a photograph; but can he stay alive long enough to save her from her captors?
Similar concepts. Individuals gifted with supernatural abilities fighting each other. In both series the plot is centered around a special female character that the male lead is trying to lead to free from the bondage of a powerful organization.