Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.
Akumetsu and Death Note mainly have the same theme. The only way for this perfect world to be rid of evil is to kill off the evil. Light rids the world of evil with his notebook so only the good may survive. With this constant killing, the people begin to side with "killa". Akumetsu rids what corrupts the world and that is politicians. His "kill for a kill" method begins to persuade the town who start cheering for him. Both main characters are genius idealists and nothing can get in their way. With mass gore and the perfect world in view, these two manga are worth the read.
Very similar in plot, Akumetsu and Death Note have ambitious protagonists on a crusade to to cleanse the world by getting rid of corrupt politicians(in Akumetsu) and criminals(in Death Note) by often resorting to ruthless and cold blooded means.
While Death Note is considerably less gory, it is much more psychological than Akumetsu. But in its defense, Akumetsu gives a fair amount of comic relief as compared to the other.
Best antihero, psychological, or political manga I've seen since I read Deathnote. And it's much more brutal.
Akira Inugami is a teenager with a secret: while his slender build makes him appear weak, he is in fact a werewolf with incredible senses, an inate fighting ability, lightning-fast reflexes, and an inability to sustain damage. After a series of dangerous incidents leads to him being expelled from previous schools, Akira transfers to Hakutoku Academy with a desire to be left alone. However, on his first day he instantly becomes the target of the school's most infamous delinquent gang, led by the fearsome Haguro. On top of that, his homeroom teacher, Aoshika, has taken a keen interest in the mysterious teen and refuses to leave him in peace. Now with enemies to fight at every turn and Akira finding himself unable to let the beautiful Aoshika suffer on his behalf, this lone wolf's hopes of a quiet, solitary life seem like little more than a pipe dream.
Both mangas are drawn by the same author, and portray a dark, lone-type hero, who seems to be immortal. That main character is acting according to his own code of rules, that often doesn't neccessarily fits with the normal laws of human society.
Both stories are dark and filled with explicit content - mainly gore.
If you liked the story and the art in Akumetsu you probably also will like it in wolf guy- ookami no monshou since they share the same writer and artist. Also the action, gore and violence are pretty much the same.
Altough wolf guy- ookami no monshou includes a lot more adult/smut content and a little less deeper conversations.
Jin is an energetic young boy living in a shanty town and making ends meet by performing good deeds for money. However, when his mentor dies during a fight with a strange monster he finally learns the meaning of death. Having been taken in by a stripper named Akemi whom he once saved, Jin begins to live a quiet and normal life - though in reality he is anything but ordinary. With superhuman abilities and a group of mysterious men searching for him under the name of Zet, over the years Jin finds himself drawn into a world of creatures with dangerous powers called "Players". But what is Jin really, and with his vicious methods of defeating these threats, is he really a hero for justice or simply another dangerous monster?
If you like either Zetman or Akumetsu, give the other one a try. Both revolve around an invincible male protagonist that virtually cannot die. Both mangas offer realistic themes and are very explicit in blood and gore. While Zetman focuses some on relationships, Akumetsu deals with government corruption.
There is something about both of these that just draws you in. Give them a try.
Besides both of the main characters seemingly immortal life, the mood of Zetman and Akumetsu is incredibly dark. A dark aura shrouds each character that feels mass evil yet both protagonists are heroes. Mainly the feeling is the same. Tons of brutal gore and mass death, both have a fast pace plot with two unique characters. These two mangas are rich in art, action, and plot development. If one was read then by all means take a trip into the other.
Yuri is a troubled young man who, for his own reasons, killed his mother. Anna is a mysterious young woman who helps Yuri bury the evidence on the terms that he helps her kill her own parents; and Mitsuba is another teen whose life has also been marred by horrific violence. Together, the three have begun a new life where killing is commonplace and revenge is the ultimate goal. However, there’s more to their relationship than meets the eye, as the three share a disturbing past...
What happens when young people know the adults leading them are sadistically corrupt? Why, they take matters into their own hands, of course! In Akumetsu and Anne Freaks both Shou and Anne have decided to become vigilantes, violently killing those who have wronged themselves or others in grand style. The key difference is, one feels remorse while the other doesn't care who dies.
Sakura Sakurakouji may seem like a frail and demure girl, but in reality she’s a powerful martial artist with an unmatched sense of justice. One day, on her way home from school, she witnesses a boy murdering several people with bright blue flames. That boy is Rei Ogami, a merciless assassin known as a "Code Breaker", and the latest student to join Sakura’s class! While Rei appears to be the perfect gentleman at school, in truth he lives by the principle of "an eye for an eye" and is hired to target and dispose of criminals who have escaped the law. With everyone oblivious to his true nature, only Sakura knows what he really is and his remorseless feelings towards what he does. But despite his icy heart and his threat to burn Sakura and everyone around her should she reveal his secret, the righteous teen can’t help but feel that there’s more to Rei than meets the eye...
In Akumetsu and Code: Breaker we see two groups of people (mainly of high-school age) determained to obliterate evil. Both manga involve psychological and thriller themes and take on a sci-fi/fantastical bent. If you enjoyed one, you will likely enjoy the other.