Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?
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?
Darker than Black and Durarara both share a similar atmosphere of mystery, style of animation, and wide-ranging cast of characters. Both are shounen's, but neither fit the stereotypical mold and have more anti-hero characters rather than heroes.
Both have urban settings and characters that aren't what they first appeared. Also, they have a darker sense of humour with a supernatural element.
Darker than Black has smaller cast but you still see how a group of characters intereact and are related to each other which is what Durarara!! is mainly about.
These two is as different as can be, but their supernaturalisms are both AWESOME. They have this dark atmosphere and this cool feel...
In Darker than Black and in Durarara!! we see a world that is a lot like ours, but in reality underneath that familiar exterior is something much darker, more mysterious. People who look average and dont stand out in crowds, can in reality be more than you think. Despite being set in realistic circumstances, we see supernatural characters that are often percieved as urban legends rather than existing people, but in both cases they are proven to exist and strongly influence lives of oblivious citizens.
Both of these animes are unique, but they are certainly of a similar genre and have similar drawing styles. Im sure that if you liked one, youll like the other too
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...
Durarara!! and Steins;Gate share quite a few interesting themes:
If you liked any of these aspects in one series, you'll most likely also enjoy the other.
Also, there's the "same voice actor" bonus: Mamoru Miyano and Hana Kanazawa.
DRRR!! and Stein both start out as fairly light-hearted explorations of new experiences, but, as hinted, slowly evolve into a much darker and more serious overtone.
It should be noted that Stein is much more of a mindrape than DRRR!!, but at the same time, DRRR!! has a fair bit more pure, ridiculous awesomeness than Stein.
I absolutely loved both of these animes. If you enjoyed the connections between the characters slowly surfacing in Durarara!! then you should give Steins;Gate a go.
Both animes are fairly intricate, and I recommend them both if you're looking for a great plot with some humor thrown into the mix.
Steins;Gate and DUrarara both have mystery to some extent you are unable to predict what is going to happen next and thats the reason I love 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?
BOuth series have a lot to do with urbin life in citeys and legends that surround them. Bouth are very darck series with a a lot of action that are verry simmiler. They bouth have simmiler loocks and fell to them as well.
Both anime are dark and show what lies in the underworld that normal people wouldn't generally be aware of. Durarara is slightly faster paced and jumbled where speed grapher actually takes the time to explain things to the viewer. Action packed with some random sprees of violence. Check one out if you liked the other.
i think that is anime is alot dirtyer then durarara! but they have the the same feel to it so if u like one you will like the other.
These series are perfect for those who love complicated plot threads and characters who are not always what they seem to be.
Both series focus on building characters up and slowly showing more and more of them to really make the viewer care and root for them.
Both series have surprising twists and turns and often keep you watching just to see what happens next.
Durarara!! is a bit more fast paced from the start and We without wings has a gentler buildup. I think of it as a rollercoaster. Durarara!! is a very steep fast climb and We Without Wings is a more staid climb.
Once they reach their peaks though, the differences end. They both become intense and runaway plots as everything thunders to amazing conclusions.
Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.
High budget, quality animation is hard to come by, both of these are animated in a way that they create a beautiful environment for their storys to unfold in. If you were a fan of the animation in either of these titles, you should be sure to check out the other.