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...
The mystery of "The Blade Children" is a secret which has remained well-hidden, and has cost some their lives. After Narumi Ayumu's brother disappears in a search for the answer, Narumi is forced to unravel this mystery for himself. Join him in his investigation which will lead him to the secrets of the Blade Children, and to tests of skill which may prove to be fatal.
Although the main genre of Spiral is mystery, the main character is a very intelligent person like Light and L in Death Note, and the way he thinks and acts to uncover some mysteries and turn situations in his favour is similar to the way L and Light think to accomplish their goals.
The main characters in Death Note and in Spiral are deduction geniuses. If you enjoyed the intense battle of wits in Death Note, then you'll enjoy Narumi's experience in Spiral. Spiral is more of a detective story and the feeling is more mysterious than horror.
Like Death Note, Spiral is fashioned around games of logical sparring and mystery. If you enjoy head-to-head intellectual duels, it's definitely a series to consider.
Death Note and Spiral are each anime revolving around battles that are purely mental. No fists, guns, magic or mechs, just two sides trying to outsmart one another. Although Spiral isn't as deep or epic as Death Note, if you liked one of these anime and want some more mind games, be sure to try out the other.
Spiral and Death Note are two anime that will make you use your brain while you watch them. If you're into this kind of anime, or you just like logical games then you should really watch both of them.
Both focus on logic, and the main character is full of mind spinning ideas that astound the viewer. Also, there is the grey area instead of definined black and white of right and wrong, leaving it up to the viewer to decide(or not) who is ultimately 'right'.
Both anime are considered to be a thinking person's anime. In Death Note, you get to watch two people's battle of wills as they go through very elaborate plans to either catch the killer or not be caught by the police. In Spiral, you witness one person tackle various challenges as he is repeatedly tested by a group of people trying to avoid police intervention.
Both series push highly intellectual Plots with mind grabbing twists. They both keep you on the edge of your seat, wanting to find out more about the next step of the anime. If you like one, well, believe that you will love the other.
If you, like me, enjoy a series that is much more intellegent and has some substance, then I think these shows are both for you.
The two main characters are highly intellegent, and have to use their wits to survive and get ahead in the world. Spiral is an excellent example in the mystery genre, whilst Death Note is an exciting mix of horror, drama and mystery.
Neither show uses special effects or pure action to win over the audience, so if you enjoy a good mind work out, I recommend both of these shows.
If you like a good intellegent, mystery anime, both of these series are undoubtedly for you! in both of them there are a ton of battles, but not physical battles like you'd think, mental battles of wits, challenging puzzles and the like, one person constantly trying to outmaneuver the other. Somehow, both anime manage to reach out to your brain and pull you in, making you feel like you're in the same mind bending situations as the characters, causing you to think and maneuver right along with them. To top that off, both of these anime have bordering on maddening cliffhangers, but those make you want to kee watching. If you love to think logically, laterally, critically and deductivly while watching an anime, these are most definatly for you.
Though Spiral is more of a straight detective series, both it and Death Note involve complex mysteries with deadly consequences - and both have an excess of deduction and dialogue as well.
both anime showed the main character as an intelligent and rude/strong person who is able to think and act fast in a difficult scene or situation although death note has a darker side these two anime are great. well i'll say that if you like one you will love the other one...!
Comparing to other recommendations Death Note has definitely the most in common with Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna, involving mind games, mystery and genius (or smartass in some perspective) protagonists who are disatisfied with the current situation and lifestyle.
Both mysterious animes were you try to anticipate the ends and you enjoy how Ayumi and Light find solutions to the most hardest moments not to forget the end of each episode makes you want to watch the next! <3
The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences - consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle...
If you liked one of these two animes, you will definitely like the other. The plot involves a lot of mystery and suspense as more and more shocking details are revealed gradually about the way things go in these animes.
Also, the main characters of these animes look pretty alike, both Okabe and Light have the same desire of changing the world, though Okabe seems to be the humorous type whereas Light is more serious about his wish to execute his idea.
While both Steins;Gate and Death Note have top of the line animation, it is the pure genious of the storyline that makes these two anime stand out from the crowd. Each features complex plots that twist and turn leaving you guessing and constantly wanting more.
Aside from the voice actor being the same for both main characters, Steins;Gate and Death Note share a stunningly similair feeling to them. The suspense gets very intense, and there is a hefty load of dialoge and explanation in both titles. The animation is also top quality, so be sure to check both out!
Although Death Note and Steins;Gate have a pretty different atmosphere, they both revolve around a highly intelligent protagonist with a racing mind, attempting to find solutions to problems that have global implications.They are filled with subtleties that further highlight their similarities, if you enjoyed either of these shows I believe that you will enjoy the other.
Both animes have great complex plots with ingrossing mystery, suspense, and action. Steins;Gate has a much more satisfying ending however and a romance sub plot that is superb.
I got a pretty similar feel for watching both of them. Both series revolve around changing the world in some form, and the protagonists share some similarities.
Whilst Death Note is more around the existence of mankind and ridding the world of people who shouldn't exist, Steins;Gate is mainly centered around time travel, and conspiracies which lie within this act. Despite these differences, they both give off a very tense feel and leave the viewer hanging on at the end of each episode to find out more.
both of these shows are very similar in the sense that both are very clever and have lots of dialouge. in both shows it is very essential to remember who knows what and when.
Both are about mystery and guessing. You never know what's going to happen next.
Both are animes that make the watcher think and think hard. Maybe even watch a scene over a few times to really wrap his head around the concept.
Despite the intricacies and complications I would actually encourage everyone to try to watch and understand the concepts at play just to get your mind thinking about them because once it gets rolling it's really sets precedent.
Both of these anime have very similar atmospheres and tension. There is a lot of mystery and suspension as characters make moves that have severe consequences. These characters must be careful and plan their way in a crazy world.
Both Death Note and Steins;Gate have a story with lots of twists and suspense. They leave you theorizing about how something works or what's going to happen next. They both feature an intelligent main character whose train of thought is shared with you throughout the story. Through this way everything is clearly explained eventually.
Both are intelligent and gripping. Steins gate takes a while to warm up, but when it does it'll have you locked in, eager for the next episode.
Playing around with things that can have increadible repercussions on themselves and those around them, and lots of planning and scheming to get what they want. The protagonists are very strong and very persistent, with lots of talent for manipulation. Both very dark and a great watch.
Both Death Note and Steins;Gate share the same dark atmopshere, but Steins;Gate is way lighter of the two and nowhere as serious. Both have a very similar feeling overall and both main characters share similarities with each other. Both series also make you think of the heavy consequences your actions might have on the longer run when not thought through properly.
I can't be 100% sure but there is a very high possibility that if you liked the one of the two series you'll also like the other. They may not be the same thing at all but I can feel a similar way of thinking in both anime.
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?
Both series revolve around morally ambiguous characters who are difficult to be cared for yet are intriguing. Also, the supernatural elements of Death Note might be appreciated by fans of science fiction series, such as Darker than Black.
Both of these series are very dark, and don't create comic moments just to save grace with the audience. They create a very complex picture, with the pieces slowly being fit together as the series progress rather than the facts being given to you (If either of these series doesn't make you go 'ehh?' at one point, you're a genius).
The art in both series is incredible, both with a cast of characters that is well developed and with a leading man that you sometimes love and sometimes want to hate (Raito in Death Note, Hei in Darker than Black).
Both of these series have fantastic, gripping storylines, with Darker than Black being the more action-oriented of the two (however, fight scenes are not placed in for no reason, and are always well done). I suggest if you liked Death Note, that you give DtB a try, as it is a really under-appriciated anime. And if you've watched DtB and haven't seen Death Note, don't be put off by the over enthusiastic fangirls. This is one anime you do NOT want to miss.
Both anime have a very dark setting and themain characters both lose their humanity at some points (More Light than Li) while Li gains his humanity Light loses it.
Both these animes have the similarity of the main characters. Light and Hei.These main characters are act very friendly in the real world but in there head they are a completely different person. both characters think they are doing right in there own moral standpoint.Both of these animes have a very dark feel to them.although i think darker than black has a lighter feel to it then death note. but if you like dark, thought provoking animes with a mysterious main character then u will like these animes.
Both Darker Than Black and Death Note, have superb storylines. Both have unpredictable plots and makes you want to know more what is going to happen next.
Both Darker Than Black and Death Note are set in dark cities where death is around just about every corner.There are also similarities in that the main character in both shows seems to play a sort of anti-hero role and both characters are being constantly hunted down by law enforcement agents.
What makes anyone like either of these series can be found in both of them: They both have "anti-heroes" who slowly evolve into characters with very different out-looks, they both have extremely elaborate plots, they both have characters that hide their true identities while getting very close to enemies, and they both have super-natural elements.
Anime with hard core violence and different paths in life and different ways to survie are no what people might expect. So if you want to know what that really is... you schould watch this too!
Both have a dark morally ambiguous (bordering on evil) protagonist who develops a sort of relationship with the person that's trying to catch them. If you like one chances are you will enjoy the other.
Supernatural, psychological thrillers. very intense plot and great character development. The stories are great. Deathnote is more dark though.
They both have similar dark storylines. I personally prefered Death Note over Darker Than Black, but either way they are both wonderful animes
Both are dark and mysterous and although the plots are very diffrent many of the charactures are simimilar. Both have that element of the supernatral that keeps people guessing and both have that " whats going to happen next" excitement to it.
Both the series deal with moral issues with the 'villian' as the protagonist. Because of this the 'good guys' are the antagonists and you find yourself rooting for the killer more than the police. They both provide an interesting outlook on the 'villian's' point of veiw. In addition, both create a air of tension and suspense, as the plots are quick-paced in terms of action, as well as complex enough that as a veiwer it is not obvious where it will lead. This is all pulled together with scarily stark and accurate artwork, making both series dark. You get all the feel of a seinen in a shonen. In short, if you like having a dark villian as the protagonist in a realistic and complicated setting, either one of these amazing shows would work for you.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
Although these two series couldn't have more differences between them at first glance, you will come to realize that both center around characters whose main wish in life is to create an ideal world for themselves; as well as for those around them that they care for.
Both Death Note and Bleach are very different but are also very alike, considering the fact that they both come from Shonen Jump. Both anime involve supernatural-like stuff a lot, including Shinigami (Soul Reapers) and the two worlds that they frequent. Also, Light from DN and Ichigo from Bleach are very alike because they are both stubborn, have a passion for the world they imagine, and want to help create and protect it.
Both Death Note and Bleach have quite a bit of twists in their stories. If you love being torn apart by unexpected surprises, be sure to watch both.
Both Death Note and Bleach are about death gods or shinigami, have an unusual kind of story, and have nice characters and designs.
Both series involve shinigami, though each approah the word "shinigami" differently. Both set in modern japan, and revolve around a teenage boy protaganist (protaganist can be debated for death note)
Animes that play around with death, Death Note and Bleach. These 2 animes make it seem as if Death is nothing. If you like either one you should watch the other as one of the most mysterious elements of anime, death is what ties these 2 animes together.
Bleach has extreme fighting episodes that have to do with shinigami's and Death Note has extreme psychological episodes with shinigami's as well...
Both Death Note and Bleach deal with the "dead" of their lives. There are good plot twists in both that are very unexpected and exciting.
So is this shinigami motive so in fashion lately or what? Anyway, if this is what turns you on along with interesting, supernatural plot then you shoud deffinitely check this anime out.
Both contain Death Gods, even though they are portrayed differently in each series. Both feature protagonists who are striving to make their respective worlds better, although Light is going about it in a different way than Ichigo. However for the avid shonen fan, this anime is a must watch.
Both deals with Shinigami, and fighting but Deathnotes more of a long distance and inteligent type of fight.
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
When talking about a great storyline, human values, and a subject that makes you think, FMA and Death Note are perfect examples and offer two of the greatest experiences!
In both Death Note and FMA, human lives are very important. If that is what interested you in one then I'm sure you'd like the other as well!
These two series share similar themes and ask similar questions. What is sin? How valuable is a human life? Is it a sin to take a few human lives if doing so will be for the greater good for the rest of humanity? Do any of us have the right to make such decisions? Both Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist ask these questions.
Each series has an exciting plot in their own way: one a dramatic journey of two brothers to discover answers to those questions (with lots of fighting, drama, and humor along the way) only to find a conspiracy beyond their wildest dreams, and the other a dramatic mental chess match that is brillianty played.
Both animes' have strong element of epic story-telling and character development mixed in with elements of horror. These supernatural tales will keep you wanting for more.
Both animes have a unique story;ine that will leave you hungrey for more, not to mention that they're closely related because of the fact that humans and sin plays a big part in them.
Both Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist have highly developed charachters and a gripping plot. Although the genre of the two shows is quite different , Full Metal Alchemist has the same dark feeling that surrounds Death Note and is garanteed to have you thouroughly involved with even the most minor of carachters.
The reason that I have recommended these two series is that they both have very involved plots that leave you guessing. While there are similarities in the stories, in that they both debate the value of life, it is more the sheer amount of plot that lead me to match the two together. Fullmetal Alchemist ‘fills' each episode, so that you never feel like there is filler and Death Note, despite a few episodes that I felt flagged slightly in the second half, is much the same.
If you enjoy the fast pacing of one it is likely that you will enjoy the same in the other.
I think that both of these anime have really strong, engaging and interesting plots. They also make you question the moral systems that govern the world. In Death Note and in Fullmetal Alchemist, it is difficult to say who is right and who is wrong; both worlds are fundamentally grey places. Both have characters that follow their callings to the end regardless of the consequences. They are imperfect people and that is what makes them human and makes you empathise with them. They're both visually attractive in different ways and the voice actors do a fantastic job in each one. They're really exciting as well and will easily keep your attention for the length of the series. I recommend both of them. If you enjoyed one, you'll have fun with the other.
If You either saw FMA or death Note first, you'll love the other series too.
they have simillar storylines which are outstanding as they don't focus on fighting and advance like typical shounen anime.
Both stories also have great morals and unusual characters
Both of these anime involve the question: How far are you willing to go to reach your goals? Both protagonists are young men with the ability to change their reality, and whose actions are often against conventional law. Both anime involve a power that comes with a set of rules, a touch of the supernatural, and plenty of drama.
Both of these animes have similar themes and storylines. They leave you wondering, what is the value of a human life and other relasted questions.