Deadman Wonderland

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Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

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?

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Deadman Wonderland and Darker Than Black (Season 1) both play out almost exactly the same. A mysterious "hole" appears (Black in DTB and Red in DW) and certain humans gain certain powers. In Darker Than Black, they have to give up something to use their powers, and in Deadman Wonderland, they have to use their blood, AKA a limited supply. Both series are action-packed, wonderfully paced, and gorey.

Berra2k Berra2k says...

Both are dark and gritty and deal with people who posses unique and cool powers. If you liked darker than black and want some more in the way of awesome kinda gorey superpowers check out deadman wonderland.

ali0889 ali0889 says...

Both of these anime deal with people who acquire powers due to an unknown phenomenon, which causes them to be catagorized as dangerous. Darker Than Black is bit darker in my opinion and the storyline is really good, and there is more character progression than Deadman Wonderland, also the main protagonist in DTB is pretty badass, whereas the protagonist in DW can be a little wimpy at times but both of them are quite interesting.

Zetman

Zetman

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?

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Drasticc Drasticc says...

These two animes have similar basic themes.  Both have superhuman characters that fight a secret war mainly for the enjoyment of the rich. Survival is key.  Though Deadman is showed in a prison, Zetman displays what happens when superhumans get loose.  Great show.  Tons of action, and gore.

Porphyreus Porphyreus says...

Very similar shows in tone/style about science fiction universes with superpowered individuals and lot of gratuitous violence.

miko miko says...

as not a fan of deadman wonderland, in a way zetman is very similar in the fact in zetman the character has to deal with obtaining something and trying to live with what he obtained.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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LostPocky LostPocky says...

Both animes, give a sense of mystery, as the story slowly unfolds by itself, usually leading to a big twist. Also if your really into loads blood, then this anime is for you!

Psyche Psyche says...

If you love blood and a good story, you're going to love them. In both anime the characters are trapped in a world they want to break free from. While trying to break free, they will walk down a path filled with gore and madness. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other one as well.

Eureka Seven

Eureka Seven

Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!

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Comfortcakcak Comfortcakcak says...

The main character is very similar. I only recommened these two, because of the similarities of the main characters, both physical and personality wise.

redtesla redtesla says...

They have the "awkward boy hero" and "mysterious young girl" interaction in common, yes, and that's cool.  However, the reason I started watching Deadman Wonderland was due to the similarity of the art.  If you thought Eureka Seven was crazy pretty to look at, then you'll probably enjoy watching Deadman Wonderland, and vis versa.  Deadman Wonderland is a bit more gruesome though, and you don't get teary "that's soo cute" moments every episode like in Eureka Seven.

Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".

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bvkimball bvkimball says...

Deadman Wonderland feels like a cross between Ergo Proxy and King of Bandit Jing. They all are serious actions show with a little bit mystery.  They all exist in worlds that are a little twisted, so if you like that then these shows are for you.

cerberus38 cerberus38 says...

Both of these animes feature characters with strange powers who have been experimented on in order to be made into weapons, a childlike girl and one of the main characters may or may not also be the baddie without realising it. All this is set against the political battles of those higher in the hierarchy. Though Deadman Wonderland is not as serious as Ergo Proxy, they both explore similar themes.