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Requiem From The Darkness

Alt titles: Hundred Stories, Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari

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Momosuke is a young man with a dream: to travel Japan and collect one hundred stories. He journeys from place to place, searching for tales of the paranormal and bizarre, hoping to collect tales to publish in his book. However, the calm of Momosuke's life soon is shattered by a chance meeting with three sinister beings: Mataichi the priest, Nagamimi the bird-caller, and the beautiful Ogin. Soon, Momosuke learns that there might be more to his newfound comrades than first meets the eye...

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Hideki TONOKATSU Director
Kuniaki HAISHIMA Music
Yudo OHISHI Producer
Yuuichi MURATA Producer
Tsuyoshi OKAZAKI Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Requiem From The Darkness angelsreviews 8/10 Aug 6, 2013
Hundred Stories angelsreviews 8/10 Aug 6, 2013
Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari angelsreviews 8/10 Aug 6, 2013
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Good Dubs Kruszer 203 Apr 9, 2014
Japanese literature/culture anime Rivet 8 Feb 4, 2014
anime order 10th rounds YamiRin 982 Jan 20, 2014
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December 09 Watchlist (part I) FrootyTooty 0 Dec 20, 09

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Jigoku Shoujo

Jigoku Shoujo

Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…

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Macabre
Jigoku Shoujo shows just how short sighted and petty humans really are by damning others and yourself. Some episodes will show how demented and uncaring humans are. It is a bit drawn out but the ending is well done as it goes more into the past of the main characters.
DigitalShinigami

Hell Girl and Requiem both tell the story of a group of individuals in some way involved in bringing "divine justice" upon people. Both these animes look at the darker side of revenge and its morally questionable nature, arguing both sides of the argument fairly.

Both use individual "mini-plots" lasting no more than a few episodes each to tell the story of specific individuals (from the perspective of the shows main characters) who slowly descend into madness or desperation to illustrate this point.

UnderDog999

The Both have pretty much the same style of animation. They show the dark side of the world. People doing act out of envy, desperation, greed, etc. Also both have unorganisation that punish people that have done sins.

MugiwaraMarius

Both Hell Girl and Requiem from the Darkness have a group of characters with special abilities suited to removing evil souls from this world. Both shows explore the morality of revenge. Hell Girl and Requiem rely on the darkness of human nature to generate most of the horror.

scizorg45

Both series are very dark. They also both use one episode to conclude a "story". Both focus on the evil in humans.

If you liked one, check out the other.

MalteseFalcon

Requiem From The Darkness and Hell Girl have some fairly strong similarities. First and foremost, of course, is the supernatural justice/revenge theme. But unlike several other series with this theme, both these series have a team (that are quite similar) to tormet the victim before they meat their demise.

Further along in Hell Girl we get a investigative characters, that I feel is similar to the storyteller in Requiem.  The duo of Hell Girl battle with the ethical dilemma of what is being done, just as the storyteller in Requiem does.

If you liked any of the above in one of the series, I know you will enjoy them in the other.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime shed light on the dark part of the human soul. Both of these anime revolve around a group of specialized characters that deal with the dark, often petty side of humanity. These anime are also very good at making you question whom the real villians are. The animation style, dark, gritty, and often confounding, is also fairly similar. 

Ailly

Both Hell Girl and Hundred Stories have a very episodic nature, where a person gets punished for some kind of sin. This judgement is given by a group of supernatural beings.  They shed an interesting light on human nature and all the atrocities we commit for our own greed.

So, if you like dark, episodic anime with some food for thought, you'll surely like these two.

Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.

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sothis
Exploring the dark part of the human soul: a similar occurance in both Pet Shop of Horrors and Hundred Stories. Besides that, these are both extremely kickass series, both filled with horror, despair, and the darkness of humanity. I highly think if you like one, you'd like the other.
sublime
Both Pet Shop and Hundred Stories are dark, moody and choc full of horror. Perfect for those of you who love watching anime that plays with the human psyche.
CodeWordChobits
Once again the episodic nature comes to mind as the reason for suggesting these titles for eachother. They also share a very dark atmosphere, offering up some moral value after each tale of horror and intrigue.
MalteseFalcon

Journies into the darkness prevalent in the human soul, Pet Shop of Horrors and Requiem From The Darkness are dark, bleak, and horror filled series. Individuals in each tend to be punished for their wicked ways in grotesque, but ironic ways.

Any viewer that enjoyed the dark storytelling and atmosphere of one should be right at home watching the other.

MugiwaraMarius

Requiem From the Darkness and Pet Shop of Horrors both explore the dark side of human nature. Both shows feature a quirky cast of characters. If you are looking for good episodic horror stories both these shows are perfect.

AirCommodore

Both are episodic horror series with great atmosphere. The individual stories included tend to follow the same pattern over and over again, but if you enjoy that story, you'll likely enjoy the rest.

hamletsmage

Both of these series revolve around humanity's darker side. Whether it's a trio of spirit-hunters or Count D and his pets, those that dabble in darkness had best watch their step. Both series all feature the straight-man protagonist that is made aware of all the bizarre happenings around him. 

Mononoke

Mononoke
  • TV (12 eps x 24 min)
  • 2007

In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.

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sothis

Hundred Stories and Mononoke are both visually obscure horror anime which focus on a variety of gruesome stories. If you liked the unique nature of one, check out the other.

neutrino

Both Requiem from the Darkness and Mononoke are focused on visual style, story telling and Japanese mythology. In my opinion, both are fascinating to watch, both in terms of style (it's like looking at paintings) and in content.

tasanime

Mononoke and Requiem both seem to revolve around this central theme of drawing out individual sinners through lots of horrific imagery and scenarios, advocating admission of their sins and then watching as they either punish themselves or are punished by the spirits of those they have done wrong. Great viewing for fans of the horror genre.

Idaemean

Both Mononoke and Requiem From the Darkness have quite unique graphics, and both of them deal with sins, exorcisms and have rather episodic structure. Stories in both series are not as simple, as they may seem to be, and the final judgment is left for viewers.

absolute

Requiem from the Darkness and Mononoke are someway very similar. Both these series are sperimental and deal with supernatural entities and hunt for them. While Requiem is darker and with one episode stories, Mononoke has more brilliant colours and scnenery and it is divided in two/three episodes arcs stories. Apart this you can see the protagonists hunting for "demons" in real world and trying to get rid of them.

I think that if you like one you could like the other because these two share a sperimental and horror component.

MugiwaraMarius

Both Requiem From the Darkness and Mononoke are horror that draw heavily from Japanese Folklore. Both shows also use unique animation styles that lend them a skewed otherworldly quality.

Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror

Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror

The dark and brooding Ayakashi is composed of three horror stories: the narration of a young woman named Oiwa who was abandoned and betrayed by the one she truly loved, leading her to curse all who stood in her way; a story of two star-crossed lovers – a human and a forgotten god – and their struggle to have a future together; and the tale of an evil and malicious demon who is haunting and murdering a family for unknown purposes. Though different in animation style and tone, each story shares a similar theme: the darkness of the human heart.

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Macabre
These two series take a look at the darker sides of human desires and human personalities. Thus it shares a kinship with Hundred Stories as you watch some of the characters descend into madness or how loved ones turn on each other for their own selfish reasons.
runpsicat
Quite similar in terms of mood, both series choose a historical backdrop to showcase the uncanny as well as the darker impulses inherent in man. In particular, the third short story in Ayakashi featuring an itinerant "exorcist" will strike a chord with Hundred Stories enthusiasts (and vice versa).
sothis

Hundred Stories and Ayakashi are incredibly similar. The animation in the last arc of Ayakashi is a lot like Hundred Stories, but more so, the plot in both is incredibly messed up and dark. Again, this recommendation works the best for the LAST arc in Ayakashi, but overall both of these are amazingly disturbing horror stories that won't disappoint. If you liked one, you will definitely like the other.

tasanime

Both Requiem from the Darkness and Ayakashi are dark and mysterious, and have animation and sound that is in tune with the horrific themes. Both are must-sees for fans of the horror/mystery genre.

KiraRin

Both set many centuries ago, Requiem and Ayakashi rely on a story teller to recount their tales of ghosts and horror. Rooted firmly in ancient Japanese and asian mythology, the complex tales are retold drawing you deeper into the story.

If youenjoy one, you are sure to enjoy the other, although I would also recommend a 101 in Japanese folk tales.

Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...

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NoSanninWa
Both 100 Stories and Boogiepop Phantom share a creepy and strange mood. They contain many mysteries that need to be peeled back in order to grasp the truth of human nature. If you like strange creepy anime full of strange and fascinating characters, these are the shows for you.
Menchi

Up for some twisted horror? Requem from the Darkness as well as Boogiepop Phantom are just that. They're both episodic, dark themed horror anime with interesting plots, not so much of sheer violence and mindless corpse-munching, but more of mythical and thrilling lessons of psychology. Friends of the macabre will without a doubt find both series interesting, hopefully dreadful too. I know I did!

MugiwaraMarius

Boogiepop Phantom and Requiem from the Darkness both focus as much on the twisted darkside of human nature as they do on actual monsters. Both shows tell heavily psychlogical horror stories that slowly build up tension before the true horror is revealed.