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 Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.
The main characters in both, Death Note and Kuro Shitsuji, get something supernatural to their lives (Light finds a death note and Ciel gets a "one hell of a butler") and they use those things to achieve their personal goals.
Both series also feature death gods (shinigami) that play quite an important role as the plot thickens.
Death Note and Kuro Shitsuji both have this dark atmosphere (although that is relieved a little bit by the means of comedy in KS) which is caused by devious plotting and it just sucks the viewer in.
Both are great, pretty fast paced animes with great plots (at least so far, I haven't finished Black Butler!) c:
The always-hungry Yako Katsuragi is a super famous high school-aged detective who cracks the hardest of cases with ease – at least, that’s what the general populace thinks! Behind the scenes, Yako is helped by Neuro – a maniacal being from the demon world who is looking for new mysteries to devour. Alongside local detectives and a helpful sidekick, Yako and Neuro will solve the unique and the bizarre cases that plague the city; but will Yako ever discover the truth behind her father’s supposed "suicide"?
Are you into a good detective story? Do you like demons? Do you like sadistic main characters? If you said yes to even one of these, then MTNN is the definite anime for you. Especially if you're into the back-and-forth battles of Kyra and the detectives in Death Note, as well as the Shinigami. Though, the sadism pretty much refers to MTNN only...
Unlike Death Note, MTNN has a bit of a comedic side, what with detective Neuro and his holier-than-thou demon-from-hell attitude and both his and Yako's unsatiable appetite for food and mysteries. Instead of the plurging of the world, or just to have a little fun as with Ryuk, Neuro's only mission is to eat flavorful mysteries created by the mix of human emotions behind murders, his number one goal being to search for the Ultimate Mystery.
Either way, if you enjoyed Death Note, there's a good notion that you'll enjoy this anime (and manga!) as well.
Beware the addicting sadism! Thank you.
Death Note and Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro Are Very Similar in quite a few ways. They Both Have a Somewhat Dark Atmosphere And Involve Refrences To Demononic Creatures and Solving Mysteries. They Also Both have a Comedic-Side to them, Although Neuro's Comedy is a lot more Frequent. They Both have interesting Plots That will have good Mystery fans on the edge's of their sits.
Yuki, a disaffected middle school boy has no dreams, or goals in his life, in fact, the only thing he does have 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, he 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 realise 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 are about a young man who is suddenly thrust into an entirely different world, one that involves the care of a young girl. There are also mysteries to solve, and fights to get into, but the overall focus is the young man's transformation into an adult.
These animes are much similarBoth animes revolves around mysterious diaries which is affecting the nature of the bearer. In death note Light(bearer of diary) want ultimate peace in the world and in Mirai nikki yukki want to make world a normal world for everyone
Saitou Yakumo is a young man with a very special gift: he can see the souls of the dead and communicate with them. When the aloof student isn’t duping his fellow classmates out of their money with fake card tricks, he takes on paranormal cases that pique his interest. Making use of his unique abilities, logical mind and his contacts within the police, Yakumo strives to solve each supernatural case he takes on and bring those responsible to justice. But when the youthful detective becomes the target of a sinister duo can he get to the bottom of their scheme before he is dragged into a world of darkness and hatred?
Both are really good animes, both have a very HQ art and the tone and theme are pretty much similar, the protagonist's personalities are also similar.
Both are Great. [Take In Mind I only watched two episodes of Yakumo.
If you liked either Death Note or Psychic Detective Yakumo, you should try other. They're both based on a detective playing the protagonist who is trying to catch the antagonist.
The art style of both animes is smiliar too, the dark themes in both animes are quite obvious.
There's also a lot of deaths in both of them (of course, more in Death Note) and they are both focused on bringing people to justice.
The two main characters (Light and Yakumo) are a lot a like too, although the story-lines and characters are very unique in their own ways.
The sound tracks are also really good and I couldn't tear myself away when I watched either of them. They're both great animes and they would be first on my list if I were recommending to a friend.
The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!
Both of the main characters in Death Note and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have a desire to change the world that they are in. In Death Note, Light decides to change it in a drastic violent, way as opposed to Haruhi who wants to start over completely.
You are not supposed to recommend something just because you like them both. So I won't. So I'll say that, both series have a deeper side to it, be it less obvious in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
But, although it isn't untrue, it wouldn't be enough for a cross recommendation. What is, is that if you liked either of them, you have brains. Not just any brains, brains that like anime. And thát, and I promise I won´t ever use this bogus a reason again for any recommendation, should be enough to like the other one.
A more reasonably sounding argument: they aren't the same story, type or theme, but they will appeal to the same audience.