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Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

The always-hungry Yako Katsuragi is a super famous high school-aged detective who cracks the hardest of cases with ease – at least, that’s what the general populace thinks! Behind the scenes, Yako is helped by Neuro – a maniacal being from the demon world who is looking for new mysteries to devour. Alongside local detectives and a helpful sidekick, Yako and Neuro will solve the unique and the bizarre cases that plague the city; but will Yako ever discover the truth behind her father’s supposed "suicide"?

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LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

If you're looking for something more mysterious than Neuro, Mononoke's your bet. Mononoke invovles a lot more of the supernatural than Neuro does. The art style in Mononoke also helps to portray all the complexity in the mysteries.

Now, if you're looking for something like Mononoke but not as serious and dark, then you should definitely check out Neuro. Neuro definitely has the comedy that you miss in Mononoke.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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stingreis stingreis says...

Well both series are very mysterious... they both have an interesting and suspensful Horror atmosphere that results in a unique plot. Though the type of artwork is completetly different, it is nevertheless obvious that if you enjoy a good horror, you would enjoy this definitely

Kemonozume

Kemonozume

In present-day Japan, Toshihiko Momota is member of a secret warrior faction called the Kifuuken. The Kifuuken is dedicated to destroying Shokujinji - humans that turn into man-eating monsters when hunger takes them. However, to fate's chagrin, Momota meets and quickly falls for Yuka, a Shokujinji herself! Will their love be able to overcome Yuka's insatiable appetite for human flesh, or will the couple be destroyed by the bestial tendencies of humanity?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Kemonozume and Mononoke are works of style first and foremost, with a dash of freneticism and plenty of disturbing wit to boot. Mononoke is an episodic journey through horror stories whilst Kemonozume has more of a linear plot that's quite action-oriented, however, you'll love one for its conceptual creativity as much as you enjoyed the other.

House of Five Leaves

House of Five Leaves

Masanosuke Akitsu is a shy, self-conscious and slightly cowardly man with a goal of becoming a great samurai. However, when he is dismissed from his job after two days he must live the life of a ronin until he can return to service. So when a man named Yaichi approaches him offering food and a job as his bodyguard, it all seems too good to be true - that is, until Masanosuke learns that this confident stranger is in fact a gangster of the Five Leaves who specializes in kidnapping and lives in the city’s red-light district. While the ronin’s sense of justice makes him think twice about accepting the offer, Masanosuke’s grumbling stomach, his growing familiarity with the rest of the Five Leaves, and Yaichi’s determination to recruit the budding samurai, may well have other plans...

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wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

Both of these anime have an abstract and richly drawn atmosphere. The plots are intriguing; characters and music are also pleasing.

Shoka

Shoka

In feudal Japan, the townsfolk are under attack by fantastical creatures that appear out of nowhere, summoned by henchmen of the evil Kokusengen. Coming to their aid is an ancient clan of calligraphers whose drawings come to life, whether in the form of a giant sword, a wall to protect them, or monsters to do their bidding. Shiro, Shimaki and Ena must draw and battle their way to victory before their adversaries' creations put them in the grave.

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NimirRa NimirRa says...

These two shows share an abstract animation style, unique enemies, and an even more creative method of dealing with said foes. Though Mononoke is significantly more creepy than Shoka, I would recommend one show if you enjoyed the other.