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...
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
First of all, both anime are of the horror genre. Requiem From The Darkness (Hundred Stories) is a collection of short stories and Comedy (Kigeki) is a short story. However the real similarity comes from the overall feel and tone and the visuals are strikingly similar in a stylish kind of way. If you liked one, you proably might like the other.
For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!
Like the art style and excessive gore of Dead Leaves or Requiem from the Darkness? Then check out the other. They're not in the same genre, and Requiem from the Darkness is rather slower than Dead Leaves (hell, everything is slower than Dead Leaves), but I think fans of one would appreciate the other.
Firstly these are completely different in tone since Requiem From The Darkness is much more serious, full of scary horror, and has a slow but ongoing plot throughout the show. Folktales from Japan is light in tone, does 3 stories per episode, and has more fun stories (even though some are kinda dark). Both series have many stories about strange, supernatural, and bizarre things that happen around the land. So if you want something fun go for Folktales, for a darker approach choose Requiem. Either show is a win!
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?
A series of horror stories with similar plot: finding perpetrators behind vicious and mysterious acts, using unconventional means. Common themes: Mystery, Horror/Thriller, Shattered Innocence (idealistic views are dispelled), Supernatural.
Thinking of committing fraud? Embezzlement? Murder? Think again. Though crimes often slip through the cracks of the laws of man, the laws of the spirit world are not as forgiving. In the underworld, even the dead can request vengeance against those who have wronged them, at the hands of the Judge, the keeper of justice. Hot on the trails of a corrupt executive, the Judge realizes that the chain-of-command might be guilty as well, causing an investigation of deadly proportions...
Requium From The Darkness and Judge contain tales of supernatural justice and horror. They are both dark, bleak and creepy entries of the anime world. Individuals in both tend to meet horrific, yet ironic ways.
If you enjoyed the horrific and dark atmosphere of one, you should give the other a try.