A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?
Amidst the turbulent political climate following WWI and the first Sino-Japanese war, the Japanese are taking a rapidly-increasing economic and political interest in the northern Chinese region of Manchuria. Japan and its Kwangtung Army wish to take over the region from China in order to safeguard their interests from the imposing Soviet Union and the spread of communism. The members of the Sakurai Kikan, a special intelligence agency among the ranks of the Kwangtung Army, must overcome film theft, foreign espionage, the spread of Pan- Asianism, and their most testing trial of all - the Manchurian Incident.
Darker than Black and Senkou no Night Raid center around a small sect of secret operatives who receive their missions from an older man. Main characters in each have super powers and missing siblings, and both plots revolve around global conflict, espionage, and political intrigue.
Darker than Black and Senkou no Night Raid feature small secret organizations receiving tasks from a certain man. The protagonists from each show feature superpowers and most importantly missing siblings and both revolve around global tensions, war conflicts, espionage and political issues. My guess is that if you liked one you'll definitely enjoy the other one as well.
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?
These animes seem to share a bit of a 'mysterious conspiracy' atmosphere, and urban environments.
Speed Grapher and DTB are both terrific shows for grown ups who don't need every turn of the plot to be driven into our heads with a mallet. Both take place in an alternate world that only varies slightly from our own, with a gritty urban feel. Modern city life blends with the supernatural in a way that stays within the bounds of believability. Both shows contain a mystery to be unveiled by the hero that peels away in stages. Speed Grapher is more complex and the characters are more fleshed out, in my opinion, but I did enjoy DTB also.
Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.
Darker than black and Wolf's rain have the same feeling. They are both situated in a much darker world than ours and there is little hope. Hei reminds me of Kiba sometimes although he is a bit more clumsy. I think if you liked the general atmosphere in one of these you will like the other as well.
Michiru has an unusual ability: she can see a dark ring around a person's neck that signifies their time to die. However, she suppressed her powers once she "saw" the deaths of her parents – until now. After accidentally seeing rings around the necks of two boys in her school, it seems that Michiru's powers are back for good. The two are zombies who are working for the secret loan office known as Zombie-Loan, and they need Michiru's help to find other zombies – those with dark black rings around their necks. Though Michiru initially refuses, due to a series of events it seems she has no choice but to comply...
Both series have kick-ass male characters that are more than what they seem, they both also have horror and supernatural themes and all the action you could ask for.
Both of these animes have a team of fighters who tend to hunt down members of their own kind, and both animes have main chracters who are contracted to fight. And both anime include an otherwise female character who can "see" the enemy (Yin or Michiru). With some interesting fight scenes, these anime will definitely catch your attention
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
While watching DTB, I was constantly reminded of Akira. Both involve unexplained organzations (within and without the government) doing shady work. Both involve a huge, unexplained (at least in terms of cause) incident that bred mysterious results, and both involve the debate of sacrifice. There's even an eccentric physicist in both. However, Akira is much better in terms of story, plot development, and explaning what the hell is going on. However, if you like mysterious science, check out both.