Spiral

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Kaze no Yojimbo

Kaze no Yojimbo

George Kodama comes to the sity of Sagaru to solve a mystery from his past; his only aid takes the form of a single clue, a name: Araki Genzou. He arrives in Sagaru to find an ailing city controlled by two opposing factions, and quickly becomes mired in the conflict. These two factions, the Tanakura and Ginzame groups, wage war while George searches for his past, paying his way with work as a bodyguard. He is clever and deadly in combat, but can he alone save the city of Sagaru and still find his own answers?

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Cetonis Cetonis says...

Spiral and Kaze no Yojimbo are similar in that both Ayumu and George are mired in a mystery where it seems absolutely everyone involved is trying to hide something. (Each, incidentally, searching for information regarding their brothers) They may go about said mysteries in very different ways otherwise - Spiral with an arc-based mind games setup, KnJ with mafia politics - but if you liked the general dynamic of one, go ahead and give the other a go.

Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne

Rin is a private investigator with an advantage: near immortality. Thanks to the spores of the Yggdrasill tree, both she and her assistant Mimi have lived many years longer than the average person. That isn’t to say that being immortal doesn't have its problems. With 'angels' wanting to devour them, the being Apos sending wave after wave of professional assassins to kill them, and constant hangovers from long nights of drinking, being immortal still has its downsides. With Apos' attempts at removing them from the picture increasing, can Rin and Mimi figure out what he is after so they can return to their morning shots of Vodka?

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Galadriel Galadriel says...

both animes have a very well defined mystery aspect, and in both animes we see detectives investigating cases.The differences between Spiral and Mnemosyne are many but in what i mentioned above they are quite alike.If you like one of this two you might like the other one as well.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Area 11 is still under Britannian rule and the Elevens remain brutally oppressed; what’s more, their saviour, Zero, is nowhere to be found and all of Britannia believes the rebellion is finally over. Elsewhere, having lost the battle, Lelouch sets his sights upon winning the war – but the task is no easier since the Britannian forces have learned some valuable lessons all of their own. Not only have they discovered his identity and captured many of his Black Knights, but they now manipulate the memories of all of his friends. Worst of all, they have taken the most precious thing in his life – his dear sister, Nunnally. With his hatred for the Britannians stronger than ever before, Lelouch must now recuperate his forces and bring their rule of terror to an end.

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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.

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle

No one loves puzzles more than Kaito Diamon, and when it comes to solving them, he's the best there is. But when a labyrinth underneath his school leads him to an mysterious armband that can unlock his brain's full potential, he is put on the Puzzle Of God organization's radar as one of the children of Phi-Brain. Now he must push his mind to the limit as the P.O.G. challenges him relentlessly to their deadly puzzles. With a plethora of dangerous, laughable, creative, or down-right demented puzzles being thrown at him, will Kaito have what it takes to solve his way to victory or will he fall against the puzzles he adores so much?

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sothis sothis says...

Spiral feels a lot less shounen and is a lot more serious than Phi Brain - but both involve special 'children' and a whole mess of deadly puzzles, with plenty of analytical thinking and baddies to boot.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yugi Mutou was a boy who was constantly bullied – until one day he managed to put together an ancient and mysterious puzzle that no one has been able to solve for two hundred years. Now, whenever Yugi's friends are threatened, a strange transformation occurs, and Yugi seems to become an entirely different person. This transformed Yugi is a master of games, and uses these spontaneously-invented games to trap and to punish the bad guys. At the end of each game, his opponent appears to suffer a painful death; but it is soon revealed that this was all in their minds – or was it?

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WataraseShodai WataraseShodai says...

While the original Yu-Gi-Oh! is entirely different than the card game series, it feels close to Spiral, since it doesn't have much to do with the card game yet, which makes it a lot more serious.

Both series are about smart games of life and death, and they have a specific feeling to it, which is rarely to find anywhere.

If you like the atmosphere in one, you'll probably like the other one as well.