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Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~

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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.


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Phantom The Animation OVA 2004 TBD

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Koichi MASHIMO Director
Hikaru NANASE Music
Nobuhiro OSAWA Producer
Shinobu YOSHINUMA Producer

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Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

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?

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If you like the mysterious theater mask-wearing assassin that everyone fears but has a conscience, you will definitely like this one.  Both are well-thought out and you will see a lot of similarities between the two series.


having just watched both series back to back, it's easy to draw a lot of parallels between darker than black and Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~.  Both series have a similar dark tone. They also both follow a main character who follows mission and preforms assassination.  If you liked either series, it's hard to believe that you wouldn't like the other.


If you liked Darker than Black or Phantom, you will like the other because these are animes that give you a dark and mysterious feeling. Both the main male characters are much alike, and are in an organization which they have to obey.


Same character  same lead design wearing masks and such being controlled by underground organization both of the series uses assasins the only difference is darker than black is much more based on fantasy realm using superpowers  while on Phantom is more on real life mostly relying on skill and more dark background, both series are very addicting and have interesting characters it makes you want to crave more episode each episode


Both involve characters being controlled by a certain organization where both of the main characters struggle to obey or make their own decisions.


If you like the whole badass, painted mask assassin turned good concept than both of these series are right up your alley. Both series have a similar feel when it comes to artwork and fight scenes and quite frankly it rocks. I think Phantom's story is a little bit more interesting, but if you liked one I almost guarantee you'd like the other.


Both storylines offer twists and turns. Phantom and Darker than Black are both set in an underground world of mysterious characters and hidden plots. The action sequences are also very similar, with a large focus on speed-packed sequences with large build ups and quick post-climaxes.


Darker than Black and Phantom share a wonderful, multi layered story as well as a very complex protagonist who are similar in many ways. Both revolve around assassins, mercinaries and the general underground of their respective worlds. Darker than Black does have much better fight scenes and really creative fighters but Phantom has an easier plot to go with and understand


Darker than Black and Phantom are series that have characters who are being used by a shadowy organization for assassinations. Both series have a dark tone and an element of mystery.


The main male lead is similar in each show.  Each show also features high-octane action sequences and deals with a mysterious evil organization.


To me, the most important similarity is that both series share the dark mood of lonely small group of friends / relationships against the world.

Another important factor for me is that they successfully combine the action packed missions to slowly reveal an obscure story / physics of their reality.

This is of course, besides the fact that both series follow the contract assassins working for secret organizations that have no regards for their own members.


The main theme is assassination. In addition, the characters have a similar persona, in that they have a goal to reach and undergo drastic character development to reach that goal. Hei and Zwei are both also controlled by a system, and are not just mindless brutes killing, but rather killing because they have to: in Zwei's case it was kill or be killed and so as he states: ''I kill....in order to survive, I kill''. Hei is more silent than Zwei though, however they are both characters with good intents; Hei certainly gives you the same on-screen feeling that Zwei does; the feelind of mysterious radiating power. Zwei and Hei are also both very formidable, especially in their roles as protagonists, and are unlike other leads in the aspect of not being (as what some people would deem) 'too powerful/overpowered'. Hei has the ability to manipulate static: but unlike other powerful characters in the show he is rather 'underpowered' for a contractor as he can only kill with static in either melee range or when he has a strong conductor (otherwise the target will not die - as in one notable case). Hei and Zwei primarily relie on their instincts and reflexes to guide them. Both protagonists also have a female companion or friend to guide them (Ein and Yin/Amber). The main trait of these anime which leads to their similarity is the 'dark undertone' feeling you get, coupled with the unpredictable transpiring of events.


Both anime are about assassins who don't exactly think like humans, more like puppets. Of course, I think that Phantom has a darker theme to it as it really enhances about how the main character wished he hadn't killed people.


The general feeling is the same, the characters are also very similar in a lot of ways - rational and brilliant killers, tormented by their fate. I believe, however, that Phantom has much more deeper psychological implications as well as a more romantic feel to it. The main characters become very close and develop complex feelings for each other. This also happens (slightly) in Darker than Black but, in this case, the relationships are more frigid, since Dolls and Contractors are not actually capable of having warm feelings. All characters from Phantom are much more human and establish profound relationships. The plot is also more intricate in Phantom's case although both series deal with 'underground' organizations.All in all the series are very similar, although, from my point of view, Phantom is at least one star higher. 


they are very similar but one specializes on guns and other on supernatural powers. Both are wearing masks and are mostly dead inside but in 'darker than black' the 'black reaper' is different from other assasins n thts because he has feelings like Zwei. He dont kill innocent people and that makes him stand out between all of the assisins and you will definitively name your next account 'Hei' xD


If you like the mysterious theater mask-wearing assassin that everyone fears but has a conscience, you will definitely like this one.  Both are well-thought out and you will see a lot of similarities between the two series.

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Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.

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Both series deal heavily with the underwold and the mafia lifestyle and both do a great job of portraying it. Phantom goes the more realistic route, while Gungrave involves more fantasy. Both series deal with main characters who are extremely well trained killers, Zwei in Phantom, Brandon Heat in Gungrave, that have to deal with death and questions of morality. If you liked the tone and the themes in one show, you will most likely appreciate the other.


If you like either Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ or Gungrave, there's a good chance that you will like the other one too. Both animes do a wonderful job creating a mafia setting, and portraying a clash of interests within that world. Questions of loyalty are central to both - who picks their friends wisely, lasts; but can friendship last in the world of organized  crime?

Gungrave is a bit more rugged in style compared to Phantom. And even if both tell a tragic story, Phantom concentrates much more on the emotions. But they both have a fair deal of flashy action sequences, violence, and Machiavellian drama.


Both series deal with mafia and assassins as a base concept while adding in scientific alteration of human beings to make them into more effective killers, although the methods vary in the two series.  Both shows also touch on a gradual power struggle to the top of the criminal underworld, only to lose sight of your original goal and to have it all come crashing down on your head.  A bit of betrayal from close friends exists in both shows to keep enough twists in the series to keep things interesting.


Be prepared for some amazing storytelling that involves the rise of a nobody in the underground mafia. Both Gungrave and Phantom have twists and turns aplenty to keep the viewer guessing at what the final outcome will be for the main protagonists.

Coming highly recommended from yours truly, fans of one are sure to love the other.


Both revolve around mafia-type organizations where the male lead is a highly skilled assassin.


Both anime are in a dark setting and lots of murdering happen throughout the series. But that's why you'd watch this. If you liked one, check out the other.


Mafia, assasinations, friends. Rising to the top of the organization. In the end, what's stronger; the hunger for power or friendship?

They both also have a good deal of action & firefights. Fair amount of drama/romance too.


Both of these shows play out suprisingly similar. Simiar underworld lifestyle, similar character issues, similar twists. They both give off great vibes that definitely complement each other.


This is a good recommendation. Ein is like brandon heat. both series goes into how they train to become assassins. they work in mafias. shooting. ridiculidness all around.

you should watch this series.

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Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.

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While black lagoon is far more upbeat and Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ is much darker, the two series have a lot of common.  The both feature similar action sequences, but maybe more importantly is they both feature great character interaction.


I agree with another reviewer that black lagoon feels very gritty yet upbeat and at times quite funny.Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ feels far more darker. Although both feature great story telling and direction, the color pallet used for Phantom gives it a dark and foreboding atmosphere. 

The two series have a lot in common, but they handle the interpretation of the protagonist in different ways. Where Black Lagoon prefers to give a verbose explanation for the motivation of characters, Phantom prefers silence and mostly prefers the viewer to make his own conclusion as protagonists almost never show emotions normally seen in anime.  The both feature similar action sequences and me both have great character interaction.


These series both series have a very dark feeling to them. There is plenty of blood and violence and great action to keep you entertained in both series.


These animes both invole one guy who gives up there normal life to become criminals. But in Black lagoon the guy chooses to become a criminal and in Phantom he is forced to


Both Black Lagoon and Phantom contain plenty of violence and some racy, sexual content. But what really ties these two together; is the psychological tension that remains present throughout the entire series. Also, they both focus on a obvious romance, that just cant seem to come into fruition. Great animes.  


Gunplay, assassins, and a lot of action. Both are a lot of fun to watch but lagoon is the better overall. Both will help your gunplay fix tho

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  • Movie (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1998

As a young girl, Sawa is orphaned when both her parents are brutally murdered and is taken in by a police detective named Akai, who trains her to be a professional killer. He turns Sawa and Oburi, a young boy, into his puppets and makes them kill to fulfill his own sense of justice against child molesters and other harassing members of society.

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Both anime deal with the vile world of assassination and using teenagers to do it. Both have lots of action too. And finally, both delve into the relationship between the two teen killers. Just know that Kite is for more mature audiances.


Both get into the nitty gritty details of real life. The main characters in both are assassins. They are also both brainwashed/controled by other people.


Both Kite and Phantom deal with young assassins who are emotionally disconnected but slowly become "human" again. Both shows deal with mature themes although kite is much more so than Phantom.


I also agree that this is a good recommendation if you liked Phantom.  Both involve assassins in their teens, and the horrors of the underworld.  While both are for a mature audience, please be aware that Kite is for adult audiences only as it deals not only with blood shed but also with sexually explicit content.



The country of Gazth-Sonika has been engaged in a civil war for more than a decade, struggling to stay afloat amidst attacks from the anti-government faction known as Garza. With lies and corruption seeping into the political food chain, a mysterious book in one young girl’s possession may be the only key to uncovering the truth and bringing an end to the war. This book, however, is sought by many. And when the invincible agent Madlax is hired to protect those in search of its truth, Gazth-Sonika dispatches a ruthless soldier to make sure that truth stays in the darkness...

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Same productor shoots again. Girls, skilled assassins, guns and rifles, unknown wars. The recipe is famous, and after Noir, it is clearly successful.


Produced by the same studio, Bee Train, both Phantom and Madlax explore the "girls with guns" theme. Both shows feature female leads trained as skilled assassins dealing with war conflicts and global conspirations. In both shows the main leads lost the memories of their past and are willing to do anything to retrieve them back. If you liked one of these shows then i am sure you will enjoy the other too.


Well this is pretty simple.  They are both made by the same company and almost everything is the same.  The music is the same,  right down to the very feel of the anime.  The intermission cut scenes are the same.  The story is almost the same except for some minor details.  These are basiclly the same thing expect that I have more personal feeling towards one then the other.  If you are looking for something similar these are your best bet.


Madlax is also made by BeeTrain, and both shows are about assassins that were thrust into the job, instead of freely chosing it.

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