Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens - Recommendations

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Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?

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Rascal Rascal says...

They both feature a large cast, mystery, crime, mobs, a big city, and strange happenings. Lots of tension too. The atmosphere is similar.

zoetag18 zoetag18 says...

Ensemble cast with intersecting/interweaving storylines set in a big city? Check. (So far Durarara!! takes this much more to the extreme, but HTR looks like it is heading in a similar direction as well.) Encounters with the criminal underworld of said cities? Check. (In HTR's case, the entire plot essentially takes place in said "underworld.") 

Matu Matu says...

People who enjoy Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens should enjoy Durarara!! as well.  Both have a similar sort of setting - the colorful underbelly of a large city, and a very similar frenetic sort of energy to them.  They also both have a lot of smaller storylines that come to gether to form a more cohesive plot.  Both are very fun shows. 

Sagarui Sagarui says...

Both Hakata and Durarara have similar settings and background. The characters are grouped within different 'factions' and the way they interact is complex (It's like a spiderweb, one friend can be other's enemy). I have to say that Hakata is the darker anime of the two series. If you like action, crime and mystery, these are highly recommended!

HeckWhyNot HeckWhyNot says...

Both have interesting and unique characters. They have good plotlines involving a lot of mystery. Both also have action scenes while Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is mostly about assassins.

EnseiChan EnseiChan says...

These two are so similar in feel that I suspected the same author of the light novels... Well, I was wrong, but if you see one after the other, you'll likely agree. DRRR is more complex, with a lot more characters, much richer plot, and slower story build, while Hakata is (at least in the anime version) shown having a brief actual plot with some side character stories told in-between. It's more episodic rather than adding up to a larger whole like DRRR. Still, I'd say you're bound to enjoy the other if you liked the first.

Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Iraq has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

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8avagrace8 8avagrace8 says...

This anime is so good and I would highly recomend to watch this if you liked Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens! It is just as violent and has the same themes of gangs and kidnapping. It also has kind of that underlining feel of BL just like Hankata Tonkotsu Ramens. I love both of these anime and I think anyone who likes them should watch the other.

DelicLover DelicLover says...

It's the best anime I've seen in all my life. With beautiful animation, impeccable voice acting, incredible background music, Opening & Ending songs fit oh so well & I could go on & on about how unbelievably amazing this show is. Even if it is quite dark & I do suggest people who have triggers to pay VERY close attention to the warnings & tags. Please do go watch this if you can. It is so worth your time. But be prepared to cry. Alot. 

zohar1 zohar1 says...

in both shows the characters take the law to their own hands (in "banana fish as criminals and at "Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens" as assassins), the shows are full with great fight scenes.

Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs

Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the "Armed Detective Agency" said to solve incidents that even the military and police won't touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that's been terrorizing the population... In the virtual city of Yokohama are individuals bearing the name of Bungo, "literary masters," who possess unusual powers likened to that name. Now begins the battle between the mysterious Bungo powers! 

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Rascal Rascal says...

If you liked this anime, the other has similarly quirky characters in a large cast, taking place in a city with a lot of crime-solving involved.

zoetag18 zoetag18 says...

Both series have very similar tonal qualities to them. Large casts of characters all involved in a city with a rather large criminal underworld. Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens just subtracts the superpowers and some of the comedy. It also is less "case-of-the-week" focused.

Baccano!

Baccano!

It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...

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Zed Zed says...

both shows features a cast of eccentric characters, in a city where lots of crimes take place.                                      

NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

Both anime are about mafia, it's a crime drama with comedy notes, there are friend teams and enemies teams

Darker than Black

Darker than Black

A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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hollyjolly hollyjolly says...

Both series take place in a shady city full of contract killers. Throughout each series, the motivations and stories of the various killers are revealed. No one is entirely good or bad in either series. 

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill

The city state of Lisvalletta. Two suns rise above this city, and the people here live peaceful lives, but in the shadows crime and illegal drugs run rampant. Among them is the dangerous, highly lethal drug "Anthem" which casts a dark shadow over the city. The SEVEN-O Special Crime Investigation Unit specializes in cracking down on Anthem. This unit operates in two man "buddy" teams in what's called the "Double Decker System" to tackle the problem. Doug Billingham is a seasoned investigator, and joining him is Kirill Vrubel, whose abilities are mysterious and unknown.

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WhiskeySin WhiskeySin says...

they umm im not really good at reason but honestly plot wise they dont really have the same vibe both main characters are looking for a lost sibling and the comedy factor between lin and zenji is very similar to kirill and doug umm im sorry im not that good at this but if you liked DD!DK you'll like HTR and vice versa!

Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.

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NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

Both anime are about mafia, it's a crime drama with comedy notes, there are friend teams and enemies teams

Case File nº221: Kabukicho

Case File nº221: Kabukicho

In Kabukicho, the home of Tokyo’s famous red-light district, neon lights shine brightly but they harbor Tokyo’s darkest evils. Mrs. Hudson runs a tenement where seven strange but colorful individuals reside — including the detective, Sherlock Holmes. The stage is set for Sherlock when a bizarre murder occurs involving Jack the Ripper!

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pretystarami pretystarami says...

The overall imageand story is similar.

I recommend watching it.

The red street disctrict image is pretty nice

The Millionaire Detective - Balance:Unlimited

The Millionaire Detective - Balance:Unlimited

Detective Daisuke Kambe has no problems using his own fortune to solve crimes even if he assesses human lives based on their financial worth. Compassionate Haru Kato sees all life as sacred and is sickened by Daisuke’s materialistic ways. Can they stop butting heads and overcome their opposing world views for the sake of solving the toughest crimes in the precinct?

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suergeneli suergeneli says...

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is a gang based story while Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited is a detective story. However, both of the stories start with the mysterious and serious charcter getting involved with the talented partner-to-be. In both of the animes the big picture is revealed towards the end where the serious issue is finally introduced. Until then, the characters go thorugh multiple "adventures". There are light-hearted missions to missions that clue to the big serious story. These missions contain a comical side from time to time to keep things entertaining while growing the relationship between the character.

If you enjoy a mystery story with a little bit of light-hearted and comical side, you'll find both of these anime enjoyable.

Un-Go: Chapter of Inga

Un-Go: Chapter of Inga

This prequel reveals the events around when Shinjuurou and Inga first meet and the events leading to their current arrangement.

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