Mireille Bouqet has become a reputable assassin working in France. However, all changes after she meets Kirika, a mysterious young girl who knows nothing about her past but possesses killing skills that dwarf hers. Further intrigue unfolds as both characters explore their shadowy past and come to a head with a clandestine organization that seeks to control destiny itself.
A young man awakens in an abandoned warehouse with no memory of his past. As he leaves the room and ventures further into the warehouse he is attacked by a girl in a mask; she tells him that in order to live he must come at her with all his might. After a fight for his life, he manages to overpower the girl, learning that he is to be trained as a Phantom - an assassin for the Inferno organization. He is also given a new name: Zwei. For three months, Zwei is trained by the girl in the arts of assassination until he has just one final test: to kill a living human being.
A lot of similar concepts in both Noir and Phantom, both deal with high profile assassins within the mafia run underworld. Both contain assassins who have issues with memory loss, retaining only enough knowledge to know how to kill effectively. A theme of the hunters becoming the hunted arises within both partway through their respective series.
Obviously, same studio, similar plot. A duo of assassins able to dodge bullets of hundreds of bodygards. A girl whose past has been erased trained as a killer. And the slow unveiling of a greater mystery.
I am making this a one way recommendation, because (for me at least), Phantom towers over Noir as one of the best assassin anime shows I have ever seen. If you enjoyed the gun toting girls and action in Noir, then you should definitely look at Phantom.
Both are stories following the journey of two troubled elite assassins as they unravel a vast scheme of a shadow organization. There are similar character archetypes for the protagonists. Phantom is the Noir for a new generation.
Najica Blitz Tactics follows the adventures of Najica Hiiragi, a female secret agent. During one mission, she rescues Leila, a young bioengineered cyborg who then becomes her partner. Together, they must battle evil forces in a series of breath-(and clothes) taking adventures to make the world safe for fan service.
Both series involve strong female characters who end up rescuing, and working with, a girl with a mysterious past. Noir is more serious than Najica Blitz Tactics, but if you liked one and want a change of tone, you should try the other.
God knows what came into my mind when i thought that Noir has similarites with Najica Blitz Tactics.To be honest it does have some things in common, like both series are centered on strong female lead character, who works with a girl who has her past covered in mystery.Even so there are many differences, while Noir is serious Najica Blitz Tactics exceeds in Fan Service aspects also.Well if you like changing your mood then after seeing one of this two animes then the other one is the best choice.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
A young assassin known as Glass Heart, trained in killing since childhood, decides to end her own life. Unknown to her, powerful people in the criminal underworld are watching her every move, and a new heart, donated by a woman recently ran over by a truck, is stolen to replace the one she ruins. But as she slowly recovers, she begins to see strange visions from the life of the heart's previous owner. She decides to pursue these visions to discover their meaning, and find a new purpose in life. What she finds is Ryo Saeba, a lecherous old detective who despite appearances, could be the answer she has looked for all her life...
both animes are all about assassins, mercenaries, it places the main protagonists in the position of assassins, professional killers.Of course there are many differences between this two but also in what i mentioned above are very much alike.My guess is that if you liked one of this two animes you will definitely like the other one as well
Both are centered around guns, assassins, suspense, & female protagonists. The overall feel of the 2 animes overlap quite a bit.
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?
Darker than Black and Noir both have characters contracted to do a job usually in the line of killing. Bith have character that are seeking their own personal answers that are very mysterious as the organization they work for. If your looking for a show with slow charcter development and a more episodic feel these series are your best bet.
If you managed to enjoy Noir, you'll definitely like Darker than Black. It is very action orientated and centered around contract killings and similar dealings while having a great mystery in the background. Each series also has very large and powerful organizations that are mysterious in the background. Instead of gun fights, though, there are a lot of super powered type fights.