The Severing Crime Edge

Alt title: Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge

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Riddle Story of Devil

Riddle Story of Devil

The mission is simple: send fellow student Haru Ichinose to an early grave. The task should be easy for heartless assassin Tokaku Azuma - but everything changes when she finds herself strangely drawn to her naive target. Her decision to use her lethal skills to keep her new friend alive will raise the stakes of the game and push the girls closer together as the other beauties threaten to tear them apart.

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

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. 

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

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. 

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

The premiseses are quite similar. Both series revolve around a duo of protector and protected as they try to survive a game of kill or be killed. Both protectors have the instict to kill flowing through them, though neither releases this instinct because they are not killers in their hearts. From assassin to assassin, both series involve life-or-death action, plot twists, bits of shoujo-ainess, a developing relationship between protector and protected, and surprisingly, a play that is realer than the audience realizes.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

A girl who is the target of murderers simply because of who she is related to and another character who wants to protect the girl but doesn't want to have to kill anyone. Everyone has their own method of murder too.

artlee1820 artlee1820 says...

They both are similar with a bunch of assorted killers targeting on naive-looking character. They both are mysterious and have a "wish" incentive for killing the girl.

scrooge scrooge says...

psychological thriller, with assasins out to get the main protoganist at every misstep, with nothing but their loyal guardians to protect them

Mirai Nikki TV

Mirai Nikki TV

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.

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

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. 

Lightness20 Lightness20 says...

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. 

Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

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.

TheBear9696 TheBear9696 says...

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                                                             


PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

A life or death game where participants try to kill each other and a male and female trying to protect each other. The female does more protecting in Mirai though and in the Severing Cime Edge everyone is after one girl mainly while in Mirai it's everyone against everyone. Both have a supernatural element to them.


Haruaki Yachi has seen his fair share of curses, but despite his familiarity, even Haruaki is out of his element when his father mails him a cursed torture cube with the humanoid figure of a cute young girl named Fear Kubrick (no relation). Now, he’s got to help her break her curse and leave behind her homicidal past before dangerous forces get ahold of her deadly powers. Sassy loudmouth Fear has a hard time keeping a low profile, but with the help of Haruaki’s other cursed comrades, maybe this cubed cutie can find her place in the human world - IF she can break her curse in C3!

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shikikywketsuki shikikywketsuki says...

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.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

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.

Etue Etue says...

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? 

Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

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.



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?

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LinkSword LinkSword says...

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. 

CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

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. 

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

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?

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

This may be a bit of a stretch, but I still think it fits. Both shows start off as seemingly harmless, but as the story unfolds, the bloody truth is unveiled. The truth is a curse, and it's a long one at that. This curse wishes the impulse to kill upon its victims, and the protagonists anxiously want to put a stop to it. Unfortunately, it's not easy. Crime Edge is a bit hard to take seriously sometimes, but I still feel that if you enjoyed one series, you may be able to enjoy the other to some extent.