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, Yagami Light 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...
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?
Death Note and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni are both anime series for thinking people. The amount of suspense and tension in both series is great.
If you enjoy anime that makes your brain go into overtime then you will be interested in taking a look at Death Note and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Both of these anime are chalk full of tension and suspense and will surprise you with new revelations around every corner.
Both anime revolve around unexplained deaths and the mentality of the killers. The scale of the murders is definitely larger in Death Note, while Higurashi focuses less on violence than deduction. In both the characters have to be extremely careful of what they say or else they'll be in mortal danger.
Both Death Note and Higurashi are brilliant tales that deal with the dark side of life. The shows keep you on the edge of your seat, craving to see what happens next. If you enjoyed one, give the other a watch.
Both of these anime are easily in my top three. Here are two great psychological thrillers. While the themes and plot of each may be completely different from the other, I experienced similar feelings and reactions. Both are great anime.
Death Note and Higurashi are both anime that draw you into a mystery and shows both sides of the story as they move along.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is more graphic, but both animes still have a dark feeling. They are full of suspense and an evil sense of humour that keeps you craving more. Warning: you may have to use your brain and actually think when watching Death Note and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni in order to comprehend the intriguing intricate plots.
Both in are about people taking it in to their own hands to get rid of evil around them. Both have murder and and good plots, if you like one you will like the other.
mystery, suspense, the power of gods and peoples will to change their fate, is that not what both these anime's are all about?
Death Note and Higurashi both share a great sense of complicated plot development, more so on the side of Higurashi. Both series are also no strangers to violence either, not by a long shot. Each features satisfyingly brutal and unique deaths. So if you liked one series for its mystery or violence, its a 100% chance the other will catch your interest as well.
Both of these animes have the ability to leave you wondering about what just happened. It is very easy to change which character you think is right as the series continues, and there is suspense and tension that continues throughout the entire story in each anime. Finally, both stories do a great job of getting you to connect with the main characters, even though both stories lack a clear cut hero.
Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.
Both Death Note and Mirai Nikki start off with the main character recieving a tool of potential mass destruction from a godlike existence. Even though the main characters are polar oposites in terms of personality, they both face similar challenges in which they have to use their tool to defeat -- in most instances, kill -- the many rivals they face throughout the series. There is a similar degree of mystery and suspense in both series; they blurr the lines between friend or foe, good or evil, and you never know when the enemy is going to strike next.
there both about getting ahead of the game. Beat your opponent first so you can go on. one false move its over.
Survivals the name of the game, originalitys the claim. Both shows stand out because they are both pretty original for their genre and they execute their plots brilliantly. Both these shows have cliffhangers that leave you begging for more as the episode ends, and if anticipation was something you liked about one of these series than you'll no doubt want to check out the other. Both have a strong hold on death and never sugar coat anything. Plot is the main draw for both of these shows as the creators of both must have been brilliant to pull these off. Overall i feel if you like one, check out the other.
Same creepy feeling and they both challenge common morals. They are both about kill or be killed.
Both anime have the same feeling to them and have a lot of suspense. Both have a lead female that is desperately in love with the main character and would do anything for him.
they resemle eachother, like the killing part and the using a girl part. Like when Light Yagami (Death Note) is using Misa for the killing and Yukiteru (mirai nikki) is using Yuno. Only Yuno preffer the fast kill not the clean, so it get a little bloody.
I must say that the future is literally as well as figuratively in the hands of the characters in both Death Note and Mirai Nikki! Having watched some episodes (but completed the manga) of Death Note, comparatively-speaking, Mirai Nikki has powerful similarity.
The battle between supposedly good and evil is subtle in Death Note, but the human desire for power is even more well-presented in Mirai Nikki.
The drama and suspense in both series is excellent. Both of these anime are also greatly executed anime counterparts of their original manga series.
If you enjoy death, high-stakes, and realistic but overdramatized (for the sake of entertainment) characters I highly recommend both Mirai Nikki and Death Note!
Both of them are Survival Game, Horror, and Psycological in Genre. This anime reminds me of Death note.
Following the main characters, they must engage in a battle of wits and strength in order to survive this supernaturally enhanced battle royale. Less intimate than the L/Light relationship, but with more characters who have fairly flushed out characters and motivations.
In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?
Both Death Note and Paranoia Agent involve catching a person with unnatural abilities. In Death Note Yagami Light uses a shinigami's Death Note for "judgment" and thinks of himself as some sort of God, in Paranoia Agent Shounen Bat (Lil Slugger) is a mythical person (similar to the boogie man or bloody mary) who attacks people that feel cornered and hopeless. Both series aren't like typical anime series, but Paranoia Agent is more obscure while Death Note has more of a plot.
Its similar type of anime :) In both are some very interesting criminal motifs. Death note have some fantasy leimtotivs and Paranoia Agent too :) For me those anime was very interesting and im recommending they for everyone who loves criminal stories with action and some fantasy themes
Both of these series have dark atmospheres, and feature detectives struggling to track down a criminal that uses supernatural means to kill his victims. In Death Note we know who it is (as he's the main character), while Paranoia Agent is more shrouded in mystery, but the mixture of supernatural powers and criminal drama is very strong in both. Also, both can start great discussion on morality and society, which really gives the series a cerebal feel. And to top it off, both have beautifully detailed animation from MADHOUSE. If you liked one, definitely check out the other.
Both are Psychological Thriller anime with fantastic animation and a deep plot. Paranoia Agent will leave you in the dark at times but - like Death Note - all questions are answered by the end. It has an abstract plot that tests the very limits of the imagination.
Both death note and paranoia agent are by madehouse. And they both have a darck fell to them. They both have great suspeince and unique charectors. The plots are somewhat simmiler also.
They both have developed, complex, psychological plots. Both have a dark gloomy atmosphere. Both have detectives trying to find the criminal.
Death Note and Paranoia Agent are both well presented explorations of the human mind. They both feature detectives trying to solve the case behind supernatural violence. However, Paranoia Agent's plot has a little bit more suspense, as Lil Slugger's identity remains unclear throughout the show.
Both are the type of "not-your-ordinary-anime" animes from the same great studio, MADHOUSE.
I wasn't a huge fan of Death Note, but Paranoia Agent is one of the best mysteries out there. While not a psychological thriller (of sorts) like Death Note with plenty of manipulation along the way, Paranoia Agent is a little more bizarre and dark and will keep you guessing until the end. If you liked Death Note, try on Paranoia Agent for size.
Take away all of the trappings and melodrama, and these animes have the same plotline. A supernatural killer out to "help" society, and the cops that seek to catch him. Both of these enigmatic animes will stay with you long after they're over because of their powerful stories.
Kojima is a baseball legend. As the superstar cleanup hitter for the Lycaons, he won himself many awards including rookie of the year seven times; but there's one title he never acquired: champion. In an attempt to find that special something Kojima feels he's missing inside, he opens a training camp in Okinawa. There, through a series of events, Kojima is introduced to a high stakes game dominated by the talented Toua Tokuchi, and subsequently loses a fortune. However, Kojima finally defeats Toua and due to their agreement, he enlists him to join the now poorly-ranked Lycaons - but Toua demands a high price: instead of a salary, he will receive five million yen for each out, and lose fifty million yen for each point lost. With a bad attitude and prodigal skills, Toua will help transform the Lycaons into winners once more.
If you like a series were the main character is always one step ahead of everyone else and still manage to to have a backup plan. then these two are series I whould highly recommmend for on anuther.
Both Tokuchi and Light have a very mindsets and personalities though Tokuchi is a little more sane the Light.
Both are about a great strategists who are able to foresee the actions of their rivals. Both make you want to watch the second episode immediately.
I know baseball and this don't really seem obvious, but One Outs has the similar sort of mind games and mental one-upsmanship as death note, but just without the fatal consquences.
The stakes aren't as high in One Outs as in death note, but both animes contain a protagonist with a genius intellect that can lose it all with a single mistake. Base ball is actually my most hated sports yet I was able to thoroughly enjoy One Outs due to the gambling aspect thrown in, and I am a huge fan of death note. Art style is relatively similar as well although brighter colors are used in one outs, you don't get the character dept in One Outs, but you get a sense of dept to the game of base ball which is interesting even if you dislike the sport.
There is without a doubt a very similar flow on both shows in the way their main characters (Kira and Tokuchi) foresee their rivals actions, they are both incredible strategists. If you enjoy mind games and cliffhangers, go ahead and try One Outs and Death Note, you won't regret it.
Toua Tokuchi and Light Yagami are always a step ahead of their enemies. Their surroundings are completely different, but in their own world there are no match for them. Although they are different at the same time: Toua does not show any character development, while Light's personality goes through severe changes in the story.
One Outs and Death Note are two psychological cat-and-mouse style stories with very different circumstances. Despite that, they have a similar feel, because of the constant mind games the characters play and their determination to unravel the enemy's next move. If you liked one of these shows give the other a try.
Its very similar in the case of the psychology of the main characters~ real huge fan of this genre
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Both Death Note and Elfen Lied contain a ruthless murderer who uses unusual techniques to eliminate a mass of people, and both anime have special task forces set up to stop the insanity. In both cases, the true identity of the killer is hidden. Each is head-scratcher and chin-scratcher, and is filled with mystery, ensuring thorough entertainment.
Both Elfen Lied and Death Note have people who murder others in rather unique ways. Elfen Lied is sad and is full of people who just want to find a home.
Elfen Lied and Death Note involve the morally skewed notion of murdering people ruthlessly. Each series is deliberately made to be graphically morbid throughout, while still set to elegant music. The murders also take place in unnatural ways while demonstrating the grotesque mindset of the killers.
The perfect pair! Both anime make you understand and "fall in love" with a monster that actually wants to destroy the current world. The plot is excellent in both stories keeps you up all the time. Also they both make you wonder about your beliefs and your way of thinking.
Both have similar story lines in which they both have to do with Death. I found that both Death Note and Elfen Lied have interesting storys for anyone who likes killing, even though that may seem a little twisted.
These series are both extremely dark and have very psychological plots. Also, main characters in each happen to be cold blooded mass murders with some sort of a very like-able alter ego. Finally, both of the series have extremely elegant sound tracks that seem to fit well with the scenes where murder takes place, making death almost seem elegant.
Both Elfen Lied and Death Note involve killing a mass amount of people using supernatural methods.