In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?
Loups-Garous and Eden of the East are almost impossible to make recommendations for, each a unique mix of technology, mystery and thriller elements (with a future where, to varying levels, humanity interacts with technology in a much different manner). Though they have somewhat of a similar feel, I believe this mix of themes and tones will appeal to the same fans.
Both Eden of Loups are thrillers where the characters are dropped into a dangerous situation and forced to fight for their lives. Loups plays out more like a straight horror anime where as Eden is more of an action thriller.
Both anime take place in the future where changes in technology have changed the way people interact and what people are capable of.
Both are a mix of slasher horror, mixed with mystery and intrigue. Although Loups is sci-fi and Okami deals with magic, both anime are more concerned with providing horror thrills rather than exploring their setting. Both anime have some bloody moments and both try to build suspense around their characters so if you liked one as a mystery/suspense horror anime then you should check out the other.
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.
These two have a very similar plot and feel. Both take place in a high-tech future where society is tightly controlled by a central system. Both are essentially murder mysteries in which the characters search for the meaning behind serial killings, which leads them to a greater truth about the structure of society. I think that if you enjoyed one, you would definitely like the other.
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.
Loups is much more of a thriller than Real Drive, but both spoke to me in the same way and had a similar tone - at least, partially. Most of humanity is immersed in a virtual world, there are those who choose to remain out of it, there's a mystery to solve (in Loups, way more thrilling of a mystery). If you liked one, try out the other.