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?
Hakaze, princess of the Kusaribe mage clan, has been betrayed and marooned on an island by her own people. They seek to revive the Tree of Exodus, an incomprehensibly powerful entity of alien origin, to save the world from the tyranny of its antithesis: the Tree of Genesis that powers their magic. Hakaze, however, believes their efforts put humanity in jeopardy; and with her power limited, she can only reach out to the world to beg for aid. Her call reaches Mahiro Fuwa, a young man grieving the mysterious death of his sister, Aika. He and his friend Yoshino agree to help - on the condition that Hakaze track down Aika's killer with her magic. The deal is made, and the battle that will determine civilization's fate is begun: but who will play the part of its villain, and who its savior?
If you liked Blast of Tempest or Durarara!!, I think you'd really like the other one. In terms of characters that matter, both of these anime have several character that each add their own part to the story. Both anime include action, a hint of romance, and a lot of supernatural occurences, which the characters all seem to be unfazed by. Blast of Tempest focuses more on magic, while Durarara!! focuses more on action, with a little supernatural stuff on the side, they both center a lot on just how twisted the world and the humans who live there can be. It starts out almost lighthearted, but by the last few episodes, it's thrown in some really dark plot twists that make you rethink everything you've seen up until that point. Although they don't seem like it at first, these two anime are a lot alike, and definitely worth checking out.
Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
I don't often get to talk about Ireland in anime, and these two titles give a sense that Ireland is synonymous with, well, dark, brooding Gothic fare; with avengers who are rather good at killing things.
Granted it's when I get beyond this point the comparison breaks down entirely. Comedy is a brooding short set in Ireland, while Durarara is a vibrant show set in contemporary Japan which just includes the Irish headless horseman as part of its ensemble line-up. Still, if that aspect interested you about Durarara - or you want to see an Irish Gothic horror element again in another program... this is all I've got.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
The storylines of Cowboy Bebop and Durarara!! have very little in common. To be fair, the only reason I recommend them to eachother at all, is because of the action scenes. Heavy epxlosions of jazz follow quick flowing action scenes throughout both series.
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...
even though durarara!! has an enourmous intro(10 eps) and death note takes off right from the beginning, Both have an incredible amount of story, also they both have awesome character cast of extraordinary people.
Both animes are very alike, even though Death Note is better in my opinion, Durarara!! is definately worth watching