Requiem From The Darkness

Alt titles: Hundred Stories, Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari

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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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Reasons you might like Jigoku Shoujo...

Macabre Macabre says...

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 DigitalShinigami says...

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 UnderDog999 says...

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 MugiwaraMarius says...

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 scizorg45 says...

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 MalteseFalcon says...

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 hamletsmage says...

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 Ailly says...

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 sothis says...

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 sublime says...

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 CodeWordChobits says...

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 MalteseFalcon says...

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 MugiwaraMarius says...

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 AirCommodore says...

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 hamletsmage says...

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

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 sothis says...

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 neutrino says...

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 tasanime says...

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 Idaemean says...

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 absolute says...

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 MugiwaraMarius says...

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 Macabre says...

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 runpsicat says...

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 sothis says...

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 tasanime says...

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 KiraRin says...

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.

Puppet Princess

Puppet Princess

The hillsides of feudal Japan are no longer safe; men are being brutally murdered by mysterious, grotesque ninjas that don't seem to die, leaving a wake of terror in their path. In the midst of the chaos, a young girl named Rangiku wanders the land with a ninja named Manajiri, searching for the man who murdered her family and stole their most prized possession: a doll that has the ability to move on its own. With gruesome enemies to conquer and revenge at hand, Rangiku must use her skill of controlling her wooden dolls to destroy everything in their path, or die trying!

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Reasons you might like Puppet Princess...

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

There is a real similar dark feeling in both shows. In puppet princess this is mainly the case in the beginning, while the dark atmosphere remains the same all 13 eps long in a Hundred Stories. While Puppet Princess is more focussed on the action, Hundred Stories is playing more with the mind. In both you'll see quite some gore and play in fantasy world and leave some sort of "fantasy tale" aftertaste

sothis sothis says...

I seriously can't think of many other pairings that work as recommendations, than Hundred Stories and Puppet Princess. Not only is the animation extremely bizarre and interesting in both, but both have INCREDIBLY messed up, horror filled plots that you will love. Basically, if you liked any aspect of one of these, you'll indoubtedly see it in the other. HIGHLY recommended.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are set in a feudal era, but with a fantasy twist. There is plenty of horror to keep you on the edge of your seat, some interesting story telling, and an awesome cast. If gore doesn't turn your stomach and you're looking for some classic horror, check these two out.