Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective - Recommendations

Alt title: Night Walker: Mayonaka no Tantei

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Vampire Princess Miyu TV

Vampire Princess Miyu TV

In the human world, there live demonic invaders named Shinma who prey upon the fragile souls of humans. The only hope for the humans is one of demonkind: Miyu, who is fated to destroy the Shinma and send them back to whence they came. Although half-human herself, as well as living amongst them as a typical high school student, she bears no compassion for those she saves, as well as condemns. Along with Larva, her subservient, Miyu sets out to destroy evil, one Shinma at a time.

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sothis sothis says...

Truly, nothing fits better than Vampire Princess Miyu TV and Night Walker. It has NOTHING to do with vampires being in both, either. I think you'll notice right away how formulaic both of these are, and that they follow the same pattern (try to find demon, find demon, destroy demon, watch that people's lives are messed up). The only difference I can think of is that Miyu's episodes tend to end a lot more depressingly. Other than that, if you liked one I can't imagine you not liking the other.

Izmo Izmo says...

I picked up "Nightwalker" because this very database linked it with "Vampire Princess Miyu", and I must agree with this. Both are dark, fairly depressing (VPM even more so than Nightwalker), and both have a fairly similar outlook on life as well as a similar way of presenting it. If you liked one you'll probably want to check the other out.

RG RG says...

I agree with Sothis on this one.The parallels between Vampire Princess Miyu and Nightwalker are rather uncanny,beyond the vampire protagonists.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Nightwalker and Vampire Princess Miyu share the same plot: a vampire-like creature must destroy several supernatural creatures that take advantage of human frailties in order to consume people. In both there is a sense of tragedy and darkness. The horror element of these titles is subordinate to the theme of human flaw. Vampire Princess Miyu is more hopeless and sombre while Nightwalker is more action oriented yet both series cover the same territory and explore the loneliness of immortal characters who used to be human.

Descendants of Darkness

Descendants of Darkness

Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...

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kamirura kamirura says...

Looking for mystic crimes and spooky phantoms? Yami No Matsuei is a close call to Nightwalker. They both deal with crimes and unnatrual powers. Nightwalker is abit more dark than Yami No Matsuei so if you want abit more fun this is the one. It got abit of yaoi toucht to it just like Nightwalker. If you enjoyed the mysteries and crimes in Nightwalker and want some more fun to it this time you really enjoy watching this one ^__^

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Descendants of Darkness and Nightwalker are detective stories in which supernatural heroes must hunt down dangerous demon-like creatures. Both are dark horror tales with a rather fast pacing and action oriented. In terms of character development, these titles focus on immortals that were time human at one point. Descendants of Darkness has a memorable villain that eventually lends an arching plot to the story while Nightwalker remains mostly episodic but both share the same tone and mood.

Hellsing

Hellsing

In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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mindlesspuppet mindlesspuppet says...

As much as I hate to recommend Hellsing to anyone, it does pretty much try to copy the style of NightWalker... but does so poorly. But it does have it's decent moments and is worth a watch.

Twilight of the Dark Master

Twilight of the Dark Master

In ancient times, the great Mother gave birth to human beings to populate the Earth, but she also created a race of demons to be mankind's arch enemy, to teach them how to fight fear. In present day Tokyo, Shinjuku has been destroyed by a mysterious light, and someone -- or something -- is commiting terrible murders. The only hope for Tokyo's citizens is Tsunami Shijyo, a demon fighting stranger who will soon be up against the greatest evil the world has ever known...

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mindlesspuppet mindlesspuppet says...

Both Twilight Of the Darkmaster and Nightwalker have a similiar sort of dark style in art. Also but are about battling the darkside. And Both have calm, stylish, pretty man-type lead characters. Though story differs, and TotDM has a much more serious tone.

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok

In Norse mythology, the end of the world was foretold as the final war between the gods, and its name was Ragnarok. In a twist on the lore, the god Loki finds himself exiled to the world of humans. Mayura, a girl obsessed with mysteries, ends up entangled in Loki's struggle to return to the world of the gods without realizing it, and meanwhile, the gods divide into factions. Some are willing to help Loki find his way home, while others are after his life -- the end of the world, the final war: Ragnarok. And in the center of it all is Mayura...

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Kalthea Kalthea says...

Well the obvious reason would be: there both paranormal detectives. They both have a very young asistant (or a wannabe assistant)

Tactics

Tactics

Since he was a child, Kantaro Ichinomiya has had the ability to see demons; but one day, the young Kantaro was told of a goblin so powerful that it could vanquish any foe with ease. Intrigued, his search began. Now, in the present, Kantaro works as an exorcist, banishing demons who have possessed human bodies; yet still he searches – that is, until one day, he touches a mysterious seal and releases the legend itself! His name is Haruka, he's good with the ladies, and he can kick demon butt like no other; but can he help Kantaro raise enough money for his rent?

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sothis sothis says...

Nightwalker and Tactics are both a blend of comedy and drama, monsters and humans, and crazy sidekicks. Tactics is definitely prettier, and I didn't enjoy Nightwalker much, but the whole monster of the week thing definitely applies.

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

Dante works as a demon hunter for the office of Devil May Cry, and as he is always in debt he doesn't have the luxury to turn down jobs as long as they pay well. His latest assignment is to be a bodyguard for the young Patty Lowe while she receives her inheritance. During the mission he was able to defeat the demons that got in his way and deliver Patty safely, but upon completion of the mission Dante discovers that Patty will be staying with him – indefinitely! Now, Dante must not only hunt demons and coexist peacefully with other hunters, but also handle the responsibility of taking care of a little girl!

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

NightWalker and Devil May Cry have the same premise: an individual with demonic blood flowing through their veins sets up a detective agency and takes on jobs to fight against the creatures of the night. If you enjoyed one, you'll surely like the other.

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

Thousands of years in the future, the world is overrun by demons and vampire lords. Doris, a young girl, has become the target of the great vampire lord Count Magnus Lee, who wants her as his plaything. After being bitten by the Count, she seeks the help of D, an elite vampire hunter, who decides he must venture out to slay the Count and his demon underlings to save this girl in despair.

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

D from Vampire Hunter D and Shido from NightWalker are vampires who fight against the forces of darkness. While Vampire Hunter D takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting, NightWalker takes place in more modern times. Regardless, each series is dark and gritty, as these type of series always seem to be. If you enjoyed one, you are likely to enjoy the other.

Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Nightwalker and Pet Shop of Horrors are horror titles that use a supernatural plot to explore the emotional fragilities of humanity. Nightwalker is more a thriller mixed with a detective story with noir hints while Pet Shop of Horror is much more insidious in its several depictions of human flaw and informed by moral ambiguity.

Black Blood Brothers

Black Blood Brothers

Mochizuki Jirou, the Silver Blade, is an Old Blood. Ten years ago he fought the Kowloon Children, beings who were a threat to mankind and to vampires, in the Holy War. In the present, Jirou is trying to get to the Special Zone, a place where vampires and humans live alongside each other, with his brother; their guide is Mimiko Katsuragi, mediator for humans and vampires. But the brothers soon discover that the surviving Kowloon Children can also gain access to the Special Zone – if they receive an invite from a Royal within it. Who invited the Kowloon Children, and will Jirou be able to defeat them once more?

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sorgesol sorgesol says...

Vampires are what both of these anime are about and it is the focus on relationships, not only between vampires but also vampires and humans, that are the main focus of the story.

Ofcourse there is also lots of fun battles and humor thrown in so that if you like a mix of drama, action and laughs then these series are definately worth checking out.