Psycho-Pass

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Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".

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snivets snivets says...

Both series involve very resilient female characters who live in a dystopic future. Each main character, in her own way, undertakes a journey of discovery which is highly personal, but also takes a long, hard look at the methods of control which govern her society.

Drasticc Drasticc says...

As far as Cyberpunk and Futuristic themes go, these are great choices.  Though Ergo Proxy became an instant classic, Psycho Pass is a great follow up. What else do you need? Action, suspense, and great fast paced artistry.

Roxandria Roxandria says...

Both Ergo Proxy and Psycho-Pass have strong female leads, strong stories focus around a futuristic world where perhaps technology has gone to far and sets of diverse and interesting characters.

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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Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these animes are dark stories about vigilantes chasing down other vigilantes with layered characters progressing through complex dilemmas and development, as well as adopting two-episode arcs for storytelling up until the final clash. Fans of thrillers and action with grim overtones should check these out.

DaniM DaniM says...

Both Darker Than Black and Psycho-Pass take place in societies where information is a tightly controlled commodity.  The male protagonists in both have conflicting emotions about the current state of society and their places in it.

FemFran FemFran says...

These 2 are very similar in terms of protagonists as well as having a Dystopian setting. Both are quite dark and lovely in their own ways.

K

K

Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video shows the killer's confession at the scene. He is one Yashiro Isana, claiming to be the Colorless King; and he is now a wanted man - not only to the Red King's faction, but also the Blues charged with keeping the peace. He is even sought by Kuroh Yatogami, a knight of the former Colorless King sworn to slay any unworthy successor. Only, the subject of their struggle, "Shiro", is a nondescript young man living an unremarkable life in an island academy, and seems to have no recollection of killing anyone. To keep his life, Shiro must prove his innocence; but what is the truth behind his mysterious past, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of Kings?

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skyflame97 skyflame97 says...

Psycho-pass has their own mystery. Just like anime K, their own mystery are awesome. Pyscho-pass is about real world and same as K. With the one squad to protect the city, K also have it. With the best story-line, you must watch it if you want to know the real mystery and the shocking climax!

Kamishi Kamishi says...

Both set in a modern and futuristic Japan, Psycho-Pass and K explore the conflicts between various societal groups in an attempt to uncover the truth about what really happened in the past.

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

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anosora anosora says...

When I watched the first ep of tokyo kushu I was greatly reminded of psycho-pass because they both entail a dark story. They're both very bloody, violent, and tell a tragedy that follows either Kogami or Kaneki. These two animes are extremely similar and have a more mature theme than majority of the high school age animes. The main characters are always fighting themselves of what is the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do. As they are both branded as evil by their contemporary society, and yet both try to find light and justice in whichever ways they possibly can. 

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Tonally dark, a splash of violence and gore, OST's that compliment the show perfectly, morally grey characters and a more mature story telling style than other shows in the genre - These are just some of the similarities that make this an easy recommendation to make straight off the bat. 

Zankyou no Terror

Zankyou no Terror

On a summer day, a massive terrorist bombing suddenly struck Tokyo. The culprits behind the act that woke up this complacent nation from its slumber, were just two boys. Now, the culprits known as "Sphinx" begin a grandiose game that encompasses all of Japan.

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Azmodeous Azmodeous says...

Both of these anime's have a serious and dark feel to them.  While Zankyou no Terror only has two episodes out at this time, it shows striking similarities to the start of the Psycho-Pass series.  While Psycho-Pass focuses on the police investigation force, Zankyou no Terror focuses on the group of terrorists themselves.  The art style is also extremely similar.  They are both featured on Fuji TV (Noitamina).

Starletka Starletka says...

Both series deal with the fight between the police and terrorists. Psycho-Pass provides the perspective of the police, while Zankyou no Terror focuses on the terrorists' side of view.