Death Note

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Maoh: Juvenile Remix

Maoh: Juvenile Remix

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deadman6 deadman6 says...

both of these mangas have almost the same graphical style, and both involves special powers and...... hah i guess what i said is enough spoilers for now.

but i totally recommend it both ways.

Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it. Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

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LightAshCrazyMuffin LightAshCrazyMuffin says...

it has the same kind of mystery sense in the story line about how you don't figure stuff out from earlier on until later.

Defense Devil

Defense Devil

Mephisto Bart Kucabara is a devil lawyer. In order to return to the demon world that he was exiled from he needs to collect enough Dark Matter. To do so he creates a plan to claim the Dark Matter from the souls of sinners sentenced to hell. Prove the soul's innocence and the Dark Matter becomes his. But how can he gather enough Dark Matter when his kind personality causes him to continually use it up in order to defend the soul from the Shinigami that has come to take them to hell?

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hitscotty hitscotty says...

idk, there is just something about the main characters which they can relate. Both deal with a theme of justice. Defense Devil isn't as intricate as Death Note, but it does add a little bit more action/fantasy as well as a better FUCKING ENDING then Death Note does... in my opinion of course

City of Dead Sorcerer

City of Dead Sorcerer

The year is 2014, a new substance, SDE01, commonly referred to as "Mana" is discovered by a group of Russian scientists. The world plunges into a development race to find uses of this new seemingly unlimited source of energy that cannot be seen or felt. 16 years after the discovery, it's now the self-proclaimed Age of Magic, where you can download an App to your very phone and cast magic. However, heavy restrictions have been imposed over the available spells, and the required paperwork to even use a high level spell are astronomic. Among the citizens of this new world, a red robed mysterious man seems capable of wielding extremely powerful magic in a way that should not be possible. It's unknown what his aim is or what he wants to accomplish. All that's known about this mysterious person is that he has been using forbidden level spells to kill evil-doers throughout the city. But detective Kim is in charge of catching this murderer/hero. And he doesn't plan on giving up.

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Milved Milved says...

If you liked Death Note or City of Dead Sorcerer, you would like the other because there is a lot of detective work involved in both stories. Also, the police/detectives are baffled by the 'magic' that the killer is using. Although there are differences, such as in City of Dead sorcerer magic is used by everyone, and not in Death Note, there are many similarities between the two stories, especially with encounters between the detective and the 'hero/murderer' (crimson robe or kira)