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...
Itsuki Kamiyama is a young man in high school who is morbidly obsessed with murders and death; he even combs through the paper for new information about killings. One day when he notices his classmate Yoru and the scars on her pale wrist, he sees that she too shares his interest in death. Together, the two of them manage to solve a string of murders - not for any sense of justice, but rather out of curiosity. Yet, when does it get to be too much? And what happens when Itsuki stumbles upon a dark secret from Yoru's past?
Goth and Anne Freaks each have a guy/girl duo that would have been better off not being made. Themes of death, murder, and twisted justice fill their pages. If you enjoyed one- see how the other puts a different spin on the similar themes.
Anne Freaks and Goth involve (amongst other characters in AF) a boy/girl duo with sinister, disturbing tendencies and are drawn together by danger. If you liked one, definitely give the other a try.
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.
While investigating a series of bombings, Detective Murakami encounters a girl with mysterious powers and no memory. She claims to be able to see and converse with spirits, and then leads him to the next bomb. Due to the accuracy of her prophecies, he can't ignore her abilities, so he names her Maki and they become friends. She approaches him with the pleadings of murdered spirits and he helps arrest the criminals, but what exactly is Maki and why can't she remember her past? Hounded by these questions and the increasing activity of evil spirits, Maki and Murakami search for the answers to their cases while hoping they will reveal Maki's identity.
Anne Freaks and Arcana Soul both have stories that explore the dark side of human nature. Though their means of doing so are different. Anne Freaks delves into the world of an underground cult whereas Arcana Soul uses a supernatural approach. Both means are effective and the stories similar enough that liking one would probably mean enjoying the other.
Recently, Japan has been under attack by the terrorist organization ALICE, led by a man known as Zero. The only hope lies with an anti-terrorist police force charged with taking down ALICE, led by a man named Kido and a high school girl named Kasumi whose assassin-like skills are matched by no other. However, there's a catch: she's an ex-ALICE member. Together, the two shoot and blast their way towards the enemy in an attempt to protect the country and rescue Kasumi's brainwashed ALICE comrades, but little do they know that Kasumi carries a dark and dangerous secret...
Rose Hip Zero and Anne Freaks are quite similar, involving teens who have been forced into killing for various dark reasons of their past. RHZ is the more violent of the two, but fans of one would definitely appreciate the other.