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Teenage genius Hiyama is fed up with the world: daily life is boring, and everyone around him is little more than living filth. One day, after a particularly trying day of tolerating the human scum that populates his high school, the boy decides that the only logical solution is to completely destroy the world and all of its useless creatures, then rebuild it as he sees fit. To this end, the teenager starts dabbling in hypnotism, and in a matter of months has half the school and even part of society under his control! However, this violation of free will won’t go unchallenged: another highly skilled hypnotist is determined to outsmart and stop Hiyama. In this dangerous game of cat and mouse, which man has the intellect to outwit and outmaneuver the other?
The main character of both stories is a genius student who wants to change the world along to his thoughts, using his average intellect, his friends, the girl who loves him, and killing if it's necesary.
In the begining, both main characters are genius students bored with their lives until they get a "power" who make them able to change to world to a better place (in their own opinions, of couse) - also, both are egocentric and take some false steps due to their big ego and psycho state of mind.
If you liked Lost+Brain, you'll like Death Note and vice versa. Both are about a young student wants to change the world. Some people find them the evil and therefore an adversary representing the "good" will appear and fight against the "evil", but there are also some people who finds the young student doing the "good". It's all a question about your own morale and etiques and how far you're ready to go to achieve your goal.
Every day after school, the quiet and introverted student Kurosawa goes into the empty girls bathroom and "relieves himself". Besides this extremely odd ritual, Kurosawa also has a thirst for justice and a judgmental attitude towards his classmates. Upon seeing the bullying of an awkward girl in his class by two of the "popular" girls, he decides to bring justice to the bullies the only way he knows how. His plan for revenge goes "just as planned" until met by an unsuspected accomplice.
Weird Combo? Defienietly. What does a 14 year old masturbation addict have to do with guy killing criminal via notebook? Well for starters Onani Master Kurosawa is (at least at the first half ) a very obvious parody of Death Note. Young Kurosawa just like our (anti)hero Light deals justice to all the annoying bullie girls by fantasising about raping them and ( a bit l8r in the series) by spreading the white juice over their clothes while they're not here.
That said you really shouldn't just treat Onani master as plain parody - it gets more meaningful than you could have anticipated from the title and description, I can even say that in terms of psychological realism it surpass Death Note by far.
Summing it up - both mangas are about a lone-wolf, who looks down on everyone around him and feels righteus enough to judge them (whether just in imagination or in harsh reality). Both deals with issues of punishing the crime that can't be punished by normal means.
It doesn't matter if the main charachter's biggest passion is writing in the notebook or fapping... everything looks better when you play epic music and look at their indentical (yes OMK is parodying DN in that) facial expressions... their goals are quite questionable... and so is their sense of justice... though it doesn't make them any less epic...
These two have one thing in common, the main character talks to himself like he is in control of the world.
Kai Eto is the Narcotics Control Division's newest investigator and is quickly partnered together with cold, workaholic Hal Kurabayashi. Their job is to track down drug gangs and they must often work undercover in order to do so. While Hal efficiently locates and arrests his targets, Kai often gets too personally involved and acts based on his emotions rather than on common sense. However it seems that Kai is not all goodness and light, and when pushed to the edge he's taken over by a violent alter-ego which shows no mercy. With Kai and Hal's clashing personalities, opposing methods and secret pasts will these two rookies ever be able to cooperate, or will their inability to see eye to eye prevent them from ever truly working together?
Switch and Death Note are both capitvating detective/mystery stories (Death Note has more of a mystery theme where as Switch centers more around the police) with a dark side to them. To most of society Light seems like a normal, highschool genius, but behind the scenes he is actually Kira, with a goal to kill all criminals. To most people that know Kai Eto, he is a normal, happy-go-lucky kind of guy, but behind the scenes, he has a hostile alter ego that makes him nearly kill people. Both series though also have their little flecks of humor in them sprinkled nicely inside all the darkness and mystery going on. Light and Hal are also quite alike in the respect that they have no intrest in helping the criminals, only bringing them to justice. If you liked either one, you'd be doing yourself a huge favor by trying the other as well.
In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.
In a land overrun by yoma - monsters that feed upon human innards and take on the appearance and memories of their victims - humans are little more than cattle awaiting slaughter. The only opposition to the yoma is The Organization, a group led by a council of mysterious men who send out their all-female warriors (known as claymores) to do their bidding. However, The Organization is not charitable; a town must pay an exorbitant fee for their services. Likewise, many of the claymores care little for those who they protect. Clare, the lowest ranked claymore, lives only so that she may one day avenge her mentor.
Although Death Note seems mildly unrelated to Claymore, both encompass very dark themes and twisted views of death. The characters of Light (Death Note) and Claire (Claymore) have a desire to achieve their original goal, which almost blinds them to the fact of everything else. They are simply put in a struggle for survival.