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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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brenda310 brenda310 says...

both anime showed the main character as an intelligent and rude/strong person who is able to think and act fast in a difficult scene or situation if you like one you will love the other one...! 

MissLumiere MissLumiere says...

Both shows have a head strong leading man, whom are highly intelegent. LeLouch and Ayumu Narumi have both suffered from tramatic events in their childhood and are now on a mission to unlock the past, preasent, and future.

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Saitou Yakumo is a young man with a very special gift: he can see the souls of the dead and communicate with them. When the aloof student isn’t duping his fellow classmates out of their money with fake card tricks, he takes on paranormal cases that pique his interest. Making use of his unique abilities, logical mind and his contacts within the police, Yakumo strives to solve each supernatural case he takes on and bring those responsible to justice. But when the youthful detective becomes the target of a sinister duo can he get to the bottom of their scheme before he is dragged into a world of darkness and hatred?

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shadowcast shadowcast says...

Although Spiral focuses more around the "Blade Children" (actual people, rather than spirits), the main characters' attitudes are very similar. They are both intelligent, although somewhat unmotivated, and they both use this intellect to "investigate" cases and solve problems.

nevaehann nevaehann says...

I agree with shadowcast, both of these anime's feature male leads that appear confident and sure of themselves but are battling something bigger.  Both use their intellect to solve puzzles or mysteries as well.  If you like one, I'm sure you'd like the other.

Blast of Tempest

Blast of Tempest

Hakaze, princess of the Kusaribe mage clan, has been betrayed and marooned on an island by her own people. They seek to revive the Tree of Exodus, an incomprehensibly powerful entity of alien origin, to save the world from the tyranny of its antithesis: the Tree of Genesis that powers their magic. Hakaze, however, believes their efforts put humanity in jeopardy; and with her power limited, she can only reach out to the world to beg for aid. Her call reaches Mahiro Fuwa, a young man grieving the mysterious death of his sister, Aika. He and his friend Yoshino agree to help - on the condition that Hakaze track down Aika's killer with her magic. The deal is made, and the battle that will determine civilization's fate is begun: but who will play the part of its villain, and who its savior?

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GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

In both shows, the characters are thrown into complicated situations where they must use reason to solve crimes, rescue themselves from a death trap, and question everything they thought to be true.  If you enjoy fighting with logic in life or death situations, then both of these shows are for you. 

nevaehann nevaehann says...

I agree with GrnEydDvl, both of them have a strong male lead that uses his intellect versus his brawn.  Both are very good series and I'm sure that if you liked one, you'll also like the other.

Ayatsuri Sakon

Ayatsuri Sakon

Tachibana Sakon is a skilled puppeteer with an unusual hobby: solving murders. Along with Ukon, a one-of-a-kind puppet made in the Meiji era, Sakon manages to find himself in a variety of life-threatening situations. Join the duo as they put their detective skills to the test in terrifying cases of revenge, malice, and murder.

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sothis sothis says...

Ayatsuri Sakon and Spiral are both fantastic detective series. Ayatsuri Sakon tends to be more arc-based, with random murder mysteries. Spiral has an embedded plot. Both have fantastic animation, AS being the darker of the two.

SoulTaker

SoulTaker

Date Kyosuke is a young man with problems. After being stabbed by his beloved mother, he discovers he has a long lost sister -- Runa. She is the first of many relatives that he and others in the story find tied into the seeming chaos of their lives. Date embarks on a quest to find Runa, aided by his new ability to turn into a monster; all the while in pitched battle at almost every turn with agents of mysterious organizations.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

There is a same mysterious atmosphere in boith series. Though you could see spiral as a real-life mystery, while the Soul Take is a fantasy world mystery series. Spiral is probably a bit deeper, especially at the end, and has somewhat more humor.