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...
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
Both Claymore and Death Note have very dark themes and a non-conventional plot (that you really have to pay attention to to understand). Although the lead characters have different ideas (Light has a twisted view of justice while Clare is more sensible about it), they do have things in common: for one they're both serious, and (I think the most significant similarity of both leads) they both have an intense desire for power to achieve what they want.
Both Death Note and Claymore are well planned out and good series. The struggle of survival can make a man/woman do a lot of things, and it's cool to see characters going further then you think they would to achieve their goals.
Although Death Note seems mildly unrelated to Claymore, both encompass very dark themes and twisted views of death. The characters of Light (Death Note) and Claire (Claymore) have a desire to achieve their original goal, which almost blinds them to the fact of everything else. They are simply put in a struggle for survival.
Both series involve fairly depressing plots and a mass of death. Though Claymore is far more action based and westernized than Death Note. Both also have a similar animation style which some viewers might have adored from the one and therefore could love in the other. Finally both feature opening songs created by the band 'Nightmare' which viewers like me will go crazy about! Of course the opening song alone doesn't really links these two animes but it's just a beautiful little additional reason to watch them.
In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.
What strikes me as similar about Death Note and Psycho-pass is that they both ask similar heavy questions about justice and the treatment of criminals. The premise in both revolves around a method of controlling crime before it happens, and the human drama that follows revolves largely around the police and their role in society.
The central themes of justice and revenge, as well as treatment of criminals and the justice system in geneal, are present in both. If you enjoy anime that make you think on larger scale issues, chances are you'll enjoy both.
Both are darker psychological thrillers. The settings are different, one modern....one futuristic, but both are about fictional moral systems, and the cat and mouse game that follows.
Both of these shows are very psycological, violent, and focus on two brilliant men hunting each other. If you enjoyed watching two people trying to out-think each other, then these shows both do that extremely well.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
If you like piecing together some of the hardest stories, only to have the puzzle scattered again with a plot twist, I suggest you also try these. Though, Lain's story is harder to keep track of, while Death Note's story isn't as dark.
Both plots are very complex and you have to be on your toes to keep up. Both Lain and Death Note are very "brain active".
These anime have underlying, as well as prominent, themes of psychological problems and changes, and philosophical points on the human condition. If you liked these major themes in one of these series, you would surely enjoy the other.
Both Serial Experiments Lain and Death Note contains some sort of mind game, so if thats what you are after I recommend them both.
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?
Death Note and Speed Grapher both have a story with a similar feel. They are wonderfully dark anime with dark story lines, though Death Note has a deeper and more morbid take than Speed Grapher's slightly calmer adventures. I'm certain that if you liked one, you'd have an interest in the other too. Enjoy! ^.^x
Both Death Note and Speed Grapher are really awesome. They involve many people who use a lot of mind and brain powers, and each contains characters with supernatural powers. They are both very smart anime.
Both characters can kill with seemingly normal objects. Speed Grapher is a little more adult themed, but if you enjoyed Death Note you should definitely take a look at Speed Grapher (but you may have to wait an episode or two to see the similarity)
Both animes involve the main character with new-found "super-powers" that are both unusual, and each have their own limitations that each character learns to work around.
In the year 1986, eighteen people travel to the remote Rokkenjima island for Kinzo Ushiromiya to pick a new head of the family, as he only has a short time left to live. A portrait of the Golden Witch Beatrice greets them as they arrive at the family mansion, along with an epitaph: she will be resurrected on the ninth twilight after a number of bloody sacrifices. After the first six bodies are found, questions are raised about the fate of those remaining, the woman in the picture and her relation to the family wealth. Will anybody walk away from the ominous island, or are their destinies due to be forever ruled by Beatrice?
Both animes have a supernatural element to it (Death Note uses the power of a shimigami, while Umineko is driven by witch powers) and in both animes, this element is used to play people out against each other - just like on a chess board.
If you like the scenes, where the protagonists think about solutions to certain situations and problems and are thrilled by how they play them out, both animes are what you want.
The main difference is, that Death Note has a pretty dark tone to it, while Umineko is a little more satiric, yet not less intense and graphic.
Both Umineko and Death Note have some sort of mind game going on where the players in the mind game has to contridict one another.
Both animes features death and mystery. Death Note has more of a moral issue that dwells on who has the right todecide who live and dies whiel Umineko doesn't. Both are suspensful and makes you think, but not in a bad way.
Both anime contain a cat-and-mouse game between two formidable opponents--L and Light for "Death Note" and Battler and Beatrice for "Umineko." The anime characters have battles of intelligence and wits. Both are dark and confusing (but "Umineko is MUCH more confusing than "Death Note").