Kiri has been obsessed with cutting others' hair since he was a child, to the extent that he always carries a pair of shears with him wherever he goes. So when the boy accidentally meets Iwai, a young girl with floor-length hair, he's crushed to learn that due to a curse, her locks cannot be shorn by ordinary means. And what's more, she's an unwilling participant in a deadly game where psychotic wielders of powerful "Killing Goods" do their best to take her life in exchange for a prize beyond imagination. Wielding the shears he learns are his own Killing Good, Kiri must now keep Iwai safe from those who wish to murder her and help her survive this sinister game.
both of these anime's have a very similar feel to them as both revolve around "cursed objects" or "killing goods". They also have both have a bit of moe and echii but not to the point where it is over kill.
Both of these animes share the common trait of preople having possession of cursed instruments or objects, and trying to defeat owners of other, similar instruments. The two shows also feature some cute characters and a tinge of ecchi on the side. Crime Edge is a bit darker than C3 though.
Both share cursed objects as their main theme. Both have cursed objects being objects that killed quite a lot of people. and both anime deal with how to solve the problems with these cursed objects.
Both anime share a dark tone throughout part of their run with slice of life sections in between and both pander to the MOE crowd with cute designs for their main female characters. ( They are both short-stature Loli-bait )
C3 is quite a bit more fan-service heavy unless you have some more peculiar tastes. Crime Edge is slightly darker and the curses are both played straight and played as a deviant perversion at the same time, if BDSM is your thing you might be distracted?
Both shows are about cursed tools and have cute girls fighting with them, they both feature violence and ecchi but do mind that dansai bunri has some weird fetishes if you don't mind that you'll probably enjoy both.
Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.
Crime Edge and Mirai Nikki both revolve around a deadly survival game with unusual weapons. In Crime Edge, participants use possessed items known as "Killing Goods". In Mirai Nikki, they use cell phones that can predict the future in ways unique to the user. Crime Edge comes off as a bit silly at times compared to Mirai Nikki, but if you enjoy unorthodox games, survival, and a little bit of gore, and you liked one, you should give the other a try.
Competition between a group of people sharing something in common, a power that makes them different from your average Joe. All of this in order to satisfy their own selfish desires.
Both shows are about a killing game, with items that have special powers. In mirai nikki it's the diary's and in Crime Edge it's the killing goods. Both have tons of action are a bit gory but beware Crime Edge is full of fethishes other than that if you liked on you'll like the other as well.
It just has that sense that this select few people must kill each other to make there dream come true. Even though one uses sell phones and other media devices and the other uses weapons they both have varying ability of what they can do. It also shows just how crazy someone can be if it to protect the one that they love
Haru Ichinose is a student at a private girls' boarding school, Myoujou Academy, who is being targeted by 12 assassins disguised as students. Tokaku Azuma is a transfer student and an assassin who also initially targets Haru, but develops feeling for her and decides to protect her from the other assassins.
These shows are pretty much the same thing - a bunch of crazy and very odd characters targeting a seemingly innocent young girl. This girl soon meets someone who vows to protect her, and thus we have one big murder game going on. The only difference is that Akuma no Riddle has some shoujo-ai undertones going on and is mainly built with an all female cast, but fans of one will most likely want to look into the other.
If you can't get enough of psychotic anime teenagers trying to murder each other in brutal ways then check out either of these shows. These are both anime that put mysterious young girls right in the crosshairs of a group of unhinged psychos. In each show the mystery girl has a lone protector that might be just as dark and crazy as people trying to kill her.
The Severing Edge does have people with special powers and a more traditional male female pairing as the leads. Akuma no Riddle as a yuri pairing as their leads and no one has super powers, but these are both high stakes games anime with action and suspense.
The Severing Edge is a better anime with more action, a better story and better characters, but if you love stories with high stakes games and psychotic characters then try either of these titles.
Chihiro is a macabre-loving high school student who collects horror films and thinks shacking up with a zombie chick would be hot. But though the idea of death is alluring, when faced with the actual death of his beloved pet cat, the teen buckles under the grief, and becomes determined to bring his deceased companion back to life. Every night, he sneaks off to an abandoned building and attempts to brew a resurrection potion, and it's here that he meets Rea, the beautiful daughter of the well-to-do Sanka family. However, the girl is having some troubles of her own, and after a mix-up ends up zombified herself! Now the horror fanatic is living the dream with his very own zombie girlfriend, but how will the pair deal with Rea's new diet and the onset of rigor mortis?
Both shows have male protagonists with strange "fetishes" and female protagonists with a special physical condition who need the guy's help to keep on living (and their personalities are remarkably similar).
In both cases, menacing third parties will try to tear apart the relationship of the two characters.
Although Dansai Bunri is more action-centered, the main idea and the mood will remind viewers of one another.
Despite having very different plots, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge and Sankarea have a similar atmosphere. Both shows can be a little bit morbid at times, but they still manage to throw in some comedy here and there for a little relief. The protagonists of both series are also very similiar - the male lead has an obsession, and the female lead's circumstances relate to his obsession. If you're a fan of one, you may want to look into the other.
In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.
The relationship between main characters is quite similar in both of these. Both begin with a boy meeting a younger girl surrounded by mystery and the relationship between the two slowly turns into romance. Throughout the series, the main characters get into many sticky situations and the boy keeps protecting the girl at all costs.
So, if the relationships between characters are the thing you are looking for in anime and you have seen the other and are craving for more, the other one is worth checking out. Be warned though that the relationship in Gosick is more on the tsundere side.