Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.
Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?
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?
Kyu has always been interested in solving mysteries. After assisting in a murder case, he earns the opportunity to take the entrance exam for the Dan Detective School (DDS), a famous detective school established by the equally famous detective, Dan Morihiko! DDS is trusted implicitly by the police and receives their absolute cooperation in all matters, and its students are often able to crack even the most difficult cases. Can Kyu, along with fellow classmates Megumi, Kintarou, Kazuma and Ryu, meet the demands of the school and the crimes that cross their paths?
Arguably very different series. However, I think if a person really liked Ghost Hunt, that person may also like Detective Academy Q. I feel the same way for the reverse case. Although the two series are not significantly scary, I think they have the same level of potential of being a little creepy. The use of blood, murder, and mystery have been restrained to a very non-explicit or gory anime. That is, both series seem to welcome a younger audience as well. Other similar features include the character dynamic. Both anime include a group of school-aged people who are relied on for their whichever specialty. Also, the two series usually follows the direction of: a problem/mystery, the investigation, and the answer being discovered by an intelligent character. Ghost Hunt is different through its supernatural consequences and heavier level on horror while Detective Academy Q seems more set on quizzing the audience through its mystery. Both are great anime!
An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.
Both D.Gray-man and Ghost Hunt are about exorcisms, have equally mysterious main characters, and very well thought-out plots. Allen Walker (D.Gray-man) is a very funny boy with a hidden past and an arm that has what is called an anti-akuma weapon to help him fight off evil; every time you think that he can't fight any longer he always seems to surprise you. Kazuya Shibuya (Ghost Hunt) is not very funny by himself, but when teamed up with Mai Taniyama he gains a somewhat sense of humor; he has a hidden past that is only known by his loyal assistant Lin. If you wind up liking one you will definitely like the other.
The life of a spiritual medium is not an easy – being constantly surrounded by spirits, each with a problem to solve! The albino Misaki Saiki is one such medium who finds herself solving mysteries, fighting spirits and even getting possessed on occasion; and since talking to spirits doesn’t manage to pay the bills, she’s also a dominatrix on the side. Together with her spirit-fearing and martial arts-loving partner, an apprentice, and her very own stalker, Misaki will help spirits come to rest while fulfilling the desires of her S&M clients.
Both series focus on a group of people who solve mysteries involving the supernatural. The only difference between them is that Ghost Talker's Daydream is a bit ecchi while Ghost Hunt isn't. ANyway, if you liked one you'd like the other.