In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?
Rumors have it that a monster has appeared over the city, and Yuki would love to catch a glimpse! However, she soon discovers something even more fascinating: a boy named Tetsu not only knows of the monsters, he has a monster pet of his own named Cenco! Yuki is delighted to meet such a creature and tags along with Tetsu to find out more, but soon the two find themselves in the middle of a dangerous conflict with another monster that threatens them and bystanders alike!
These two anime have avery similar feel, especially towards the end. It's hard to explain without spoiling anything, but cute cuddley sureal pets and the humans they love are part of the course for both these shows.
Demons are escaping from the underworld, and causing much havoc on the population. Possessing both human bodies and artifacts alike, the demons are inconspicuously forcing people to commit murders; the demons must be stopped! The task of returning – or exterminating – the offenders lies with Enma, Kapaeru, and the talking witch hat Shapoji; can Enma and the gang banish the demons before things get out of hand?
Demon Prince Enma and Paranoia Agent have quite a number of things in common. There are some similar themes like dark side of japanese culture and the villains in both series (demons in DPD and Shounen Bat in PA) tend to feed on the darkness found in human heart (but it doesn't work exactly the same in both shows). If you enjoyed one of those shows the other might prove interesting as well.
Juu Juuzawa is a tough kid in a rough town. One day, he is approached by an odd girl by the name of Ame, who claims that she was connected to him in a past life and insists on serving as Juu's knight. His first reaction is to ignore her, distancing himself as quickly as possible. However, when a serial killer murders one of Juu's classmates and Ame seems to know something about the killings, he is forced into cooperating with her to get to the bottom of the mystery. Can this enigmatic stranger really be trusted?
Both are psychological and have a lot to do with how people percieve reality. To each part of Denpa Teki there is a mystery/investigation element which escalates into a psychological drama with elements of violence thrown in... which is a lot like the formula for Paranoia Agent, except more centered on a small group of people, whereas Paranoia Agent shows the reaction and involvement of the Shounen Bat cases in a wide area.
F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!
Randomness vs extreme randomness; if it's what you like in an anime then either one of these shows are for you. Excel Saga goes into the realm of overly random while Paranoia Agent tries to follow a plot line loosely.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
Made in the same year, these two shows have a very similar animation style and feel. Both seem a little out-of-this-world and have a strange aspect of violence. The violence and explicit content of Gantz is much more, but both are dark and mature.