In the present, murders are solved not by investigations, but by memories. Using the removed brain of a victim, the members of Forensic Investigation Office Section Nine examine the person's last thoughts to determine a suspect and motive in the case. Many oppose the violation of their loved ones' private and personal memories; but what they don't understand is that behind the scenes, even the investigators themselves are often conflicted with their deeds. Aoki Ikko is one such man who struggles to overcome his own mental doubts about his profession, while trying his best to take down those responsible for the crimes.
Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.
Just a few episodes into Himitsu and I was recalling scenes from Monster. These two shows focus on finding the truth behind the crime. Motives and the psychological effects of investigating grisly murders are explored in a serious and realistic manner. Though Himitsu takes a more episodic approach to the topic, these two shows handle mystery and murder in a real way all too uncommon in anime.
If you love sitting on the edge of your seat mysteries exploring crimes and the motives behind them look no further than these 2 amazing series. Both have a wonderful slow pace to them and amazing characters that will suck you in wanting to learn everything possible about them and their situations. Himitsu takes things with a more randomly where each case is different but the method is always the same. Monster focuses on one case and explores everything in it. Follow both of these anime to find the mystery behind humanity among other questions.
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.
Both shows are set in a "dark and gritty" futuristic world that focuses on a special group of people solving crimes in their own unique ways. Great characters, interesting enough crimes, these 2 shows will keep you coming back for more if you are into these kind of sci-fi thrillers so check them out.
Both of these anime use seemingly futistic technology that can seem to crack into the brain to solve cases. HIMITSU actually using people's brains and PSYCHO-PASS that uses brain scanning technology to make a profile of the person. Also, both anime are about criminal process and the characters of each anime seem to become obssesed with solving that one hard to solve case.
In the year 2024, Ernest Serano was kidnapped and ransomed; the event was known as the Laughing Man incident due to the involvement of a world-class hacker of the same name. Six years later, the police force Section 9 finds itself in the midst of a terrorist plot and conspiracy unlike anything they've ever known. The Laughing Man - with the ability to hack into even the eyes of those around him - has returned, and his motives are unclear. The Major, Batou, and the rest of Section 9 must race against the clock to determine the reason for the Laughing Man's re-emergence and unravel the twisted conspiracy of major corporations around them...
Note: I am recommending Laughing Man because I haven't seen the full SAC S1 series - LM is a condensed version, so the rec should apply to SAC S1 as well.
Both GITS: SAC and Himitsu have a very similar feel. Each is a dramatic yet slow sci fi anime focused on the workings of the mind - whether a detached brain or a cybernetic one. I would not recommend the GITS movies for Himitsu - this pair specifically works because of the slow and wordy feel of GITS: SAC.
After discovering an element on the moon that, when used to create a nuclear reaction, would power the Earth for the next 1,000 years, the leaders of sixteen countries declared that their space programs would be combined into the International Space Agency (ISA) – and fifteen nuclear reactors would be built on the moon by the year 2023. Lostman and Goro are two young climbers who have conquered the highest point on Earth – Mt. Everest – and now look to the skies for their next challenge: to become astronauts and explore the stars. While Goro becomes a construction specialist, Lostman joins the air force; both will work their hardest to make their way into space, by whatever means necessary.
Though Moonlight Mile and Himitsu would seem to have little in common at first glance, well... maybe they don't. Regardless, call this one a gut feeling: the drama, sci fi and intelligent moments make both of these a good fit for each other. They easily would appeal to the same audiences.
Fifty years ago, Haru was diving in the sea as part of a scientific experiment; but something went terribly wrong, and a shockwave both decimated the area, and caused Haru to slip into a coma. In the present, Haru awakens as an old man into a vastly-changed society. People, no longer content with reality, have turned to a metaphysical reality called the Metal to fulfill their desires – and it’s up to "cyber divers" to save these souls when something goes wrong. With the help of the cheerful girl Minamo and the android Holon, Haru strives to become a cyber diver, discover the secrets of the Metal and ultimately discover the reason why his life has slipped away.