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?
Four students of the same age have nothing in common except that they attend the same elite New York City school. Kate, Rose, Clare and Rachel all belong to different cliques and hardly notice each other's existence. Then one day they gain something in common, something very important, something mysterious. They find themselves drawn together by the death of a fellow student and the secret of their own missing memories. Suddenly they are thrown into a world of hidden warfare on the city streets and are caught up in secrets which would not be believed by others. These four all have their own problems to struggle with, things that seem more important than such strange conflicts. Can they escape from this fate? The only thing they know is that despite coming from four different worlds they now have to rely on each other or die without a hope.
Red Garden and Darker than Black are intelligent anime that have strong and intricate plots. They both deal with people with superhuman powers and examine how people struggle to deal with them. The action in both series is exciting and well-executed visually. Chances are if you like one you will enjoy the other as both have strong underlying mystery themes and plenty of high quality action.
Red Garden and Darker than black share a stylishly animated approach to supernatural, future based anime which emphasise the main plots. There are some similarities between the two in terms of plot and the evolving relationships of the groups in them, Red Garden focusing more on forming bonds than the slightly more action orientated Darker Than Black. Essentially, motives are unclear as a result of the organisations they are employed by and the little understanding of their overall purpose.
Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.
Both of these series are about an enclosed area where people began having powers a short while ago after an incident. Both protaganists never make the most obvious descicion due to a strange personal philosophy and both, although beating the hell out of or killing their enemies, are kind hearted and try to help people.
In both series, an incident some years ago (never fully explained) causes some to have more-than-human powers. There are those who wish to cover this up for the "sake" of humanity. However, each power-user is given the choice to fight for or against humanity and its oppression.
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