It is said that humans fear what is different, and that such fears drive much of human behavior. Naoto and Nayao learned the brutal truth of this statement when they see the looks on their parents’ faces, the day they were sent to an isolated laboratory to live out their youth. Their crime? Possessing inherent psychic abilities. Yet now, the brothers have escaped and are at last free to experience the world, but they soon discover that their prison was also their protection from the outside world. The question is, are their powers more dangerous to themselves, or those around them?
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?
Superpowers, gloomy atmosphere, slow but well made storytelling, yeah both shows were quite good. Both shows have a handfull of characters with many kind of diffrent powers that makes the them so popular. I think that if you liked one you will like the other even more =).
Both "Darker than black" and "Night Head Genesis" deal with humans who have some kind of super-power, and use it in expectation of a foreseen end of the world. Heroes (or rather, super-heroes), are not the usual do-good-ers, and they don't even try to save civilisation as we know it.
Although the common ground of supernatural abilities applies in both of these series, the moving towards a goal of where the protagonists no longer are hunted because of what they are is another trait that is similiar in both series. Also, while the mystery surrounding the reasons behind the abilities is not fully described, both allow for the viewer to believe their own interpretations. Also, the matter of making a choice is ultimately a driving factor in both series.
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
Both of these series are about two brothers with special powers that need to rely on each other to make their way in the world. Though the worlds they inhabit are very different, the relationships between the brothers are similar.
Both series are about brothers with supernatural powers and very intense fillings fore each other, who must deal not only with monsters or world, but also with their own weaknesses. Action in ‘Fullmetal alchemist' is faster and more spectacular, but both anime have a little melancholic aftertaste.
Both series are serious and rather gloomy at times, as you watch them time passes incredibly fast. They focus on both main characters - brothers. One of them is the strong, intelligent but rather hasty while the other is calm,thoughtfull and rather sensitive. There are many simiarities throughout the whole series. I think that if liked one, the other should be fun to watch too.
Tarou has dreams - distressing dreams, related to the trauma he suffered as a child. His dreams and visions disturb his ease of mind, constantly reminding him of the darkness of his fear at the time he lost his sister all those years ago. He relives the fear, but can't recall any of the details of the time. Now, a new transfer student, Masayuki, takes an interest in Tarou's troubled past, as well as their school mate Makoto's connection to the dark incident. Under his persistence, the three boys end up visiting the site where Tarou was held hostage as a child: a decrepit hospital beyond the dam. The three venture forward to face their pasts and fears, unsuspecting of the bizarre world they are about to enter...
Mental powers are the topic in both anime. Not only that, obviouly, it takes deeper and deeper in HOW it is taken by people: the ones that have it, and the ones that are affected by them.
Misteryous and dark ways of thinking and ways of watching the world around us.
There is something else around us that we can not see? Discover it by yourself.
These both deal with boys who have painful pasts learning how to cope with life and supernatural powers. They have a similar dark feel throughout the anime and the endings also have a similar feel. Both deal with mysteries and the supernatural.
With otherwise normal characters apart from the supernatural powers they have, both series portray the lives on those who are different from society and in someways rejected by it because of this. The darkness of both series means that they share very similiar artistic styles. Well worth watching
Harry MacQuinn is a teenage loner. He's frightened of confrontation, is extremely awkward, is all but invisible at his school, and has no self-confidence; but there's one thing that makes him unique: Harry has telekinetic powers. After he haphazardly saves Catherine - a girl he has a crush on - from attackers, he unwittingly reveals his powers to her. And after his powers are seen on video, events unfold that bring to light an interest in Harry from a secretive organization, attention from the local police, and the most dangerous aspect of Harry's ability: every time he uses his powers, someone near him dies.
Both of them have psychic powers involving misterious that almost always are related with death and some organization manipulating.
Anyway, the plot is based (in both cases) in Gerge Iida's manga.
Both series are about teens with physic powers and goons after them. However, Night Head Genesis sourrounds two siblings, whereas, Sci Fi Harry concerns only one teen. The plot moves a little faster in Sci Fi Harry though.
Based off similar premises, Sci-Fi Harry and Night Head Genesis attempt to explore what happens when psychic powers are granted to humanity and how powerful people will always be interested to use and control these powers for their own ends, leaving a trail of human suffering behind them. Suffering are very strong themes in both shows, and they attempt to show what happens if people are left to suffer but also what they are capable of when feeling loved.
Sometimes the greatest distance is between people. Whether a man alienates himself from society with a façade of cheerfulness, or two friends fail to communicate their feelings of betrayal, invisible barriers plague mankind. Although love should bring people together, when a stoic renter and a dutiful monk choose to court a widow’s daughter, their mutual affections drive a bitter gap between them. During each encounter filled with mistrust and despair, the flaws of human nature slowly reveal themselves...
Both series are quite psychological. The atmosphere is some what dark, kind of serius and there is something more that make me wonder why you must watch both. In Night Head Genesis, Naota and Naoya had strong bonds of brotherhood, the same you can figure out in Aoi Bungaku series, in the chapter of Run, Melos!