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Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne
  • OVA (6 eps x 45 min)
  • 2008

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

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.

Monster

Monster

Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.

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KiraRin

See beyond the average animation style in both of these shows, and you are treated to some deep thinking, twisted mysteries.

Most episodes are stand-alone, but all work towards the grand finale. Monster is much heavier going and more psychological, whilst Spiral may appeal to a wider audience.

Both main characters are struggling to fight against life, and the difficulties thrown at them from the protaganist. Further reading can be found in the excellent manga both are based on.

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

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.

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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
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.

Steam Detectives

Steam Detectives

Imagine a world where coal is the only fuel source and steam technology is highly advanced; in this world lies a fog-covered city known as Steam City. And under the cover of the mist, evil people use megamatons – steam-powered robots – to wreak havoc on the townspeople. Narutaki, a teenage detective with a brilliant mind, is the only person who can put a stop to these villains. With the aid of the nurse Ling Ling and the megamaton Goriki, Narutaki will stop at nothing to guarantee the safety of Steam City and all of its inhabitants!

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VinT

If you liked Steam Detectives then you will also like Spiral because they are similar and both tries to solve a big mystery. The main characters are teenagers and both series have a girl who helps the detective.