Odd Taxi - 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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MilkyWayCrossing0 MilkyWayCrossing0 says...

Both shows feature ensemble casts in urban environments involving working people and mundane conversations that all connect to larger mysteries.

GreenTea2 GreenTea2 says...

They are pretty similar. The fact that is some mistery thing in both ways, and that have colors

Mareep Mareep says...

Both anime revolve around dialogue and little connections you probably can't see at first but eventually everything just clicks. Both have that urban mystery vibe and both keep you deeply invested in the plot and characters.

LenaKamukura LenaKamukura says...

those are both very alike, I am sure if you liked one you will like the other as well, so if you're looking for similiar anime go for it

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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MaigoMango MaigoMango says...

Odd Taxi and Baccano! use the same kind of story telling. They present a mystery with a large cast, slowly revealing how each person and situation is connected. If you're a fan of this type of slow reveal you'll most likely enjoy both shows. 

Claptrap Claptrap says...

Both are filled with large casts of quirky characters who are all ultimately connected and tied together in some way - regardless of if they know it or not. Both weave together a narrative where all the elements click into place near the end and show a mass of connections between characters and plot elements. Plus, both have a somewhat noir feel to them.

twitchtipthegnawer twitchtipthegnawer says...

Both excellent, atmospheric mysteries with large casts full of complicatred and likeable characters. For that matter, watch the Fargo TV show. 

Beastars

Beastars

One night at Cherryton Academy, an herbivore student is brutally murdered. Among the members of the Drama Club, the herbivores’ suspicions naturally turn to their carnivore classmates… The prime suspect? Wolf Legoshi. But he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Or would he? Will dwarf rabbit Haru bring out the beast in him? Or are his feelings for her… something else?

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Leahchu Leahchu says...

Both shows have anthropomorphic animals that are thrust into dark crime mysteries. Each show has a quiet and introverted main character who is spearheading the investigation, sometimes unwillingly. Despite investigation, both anime toy with the idea that our main protagonist is the culprit. Each show also makes great use of the supporting cast, as most characters remain in the story even beyond their focused episodes/scenes. 

Aggretsuko

Aggretsuko

Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.

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LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both series follow a cast of adorable and simplistic looking anthropomorphic characters  going though real world scenarios that would resonate with an older demographic.

Both focus on the different and interesting relationships that each of core characters have with each other. The dialogue with both series also feels really natural.

Just keep in mind the Aggretsuko is more comedy focused with serious moments, while Odd Taxi is more serious with small bits of comedy here and there.

If you like anthropomorphic animals accompanied by a more realistic setting with some drama, these would do. 

Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent

In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?

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wendeego wendeego says...

Odd Taxi is more grounded than Paranoia Agent, but there's plenty of uneasy atmosphere, social commentary and unexpected comedy in both. Not much else like these shows!

ID:INVADED

ID:INVADED

Sakaido was a famous and very talented detective until the day his daughter was killed, and he committed revenge! Now in jail, he uses his skills to help the police find criminals of cold-blooded crimes through a system that allows him to invade a criminal’s “ID.” But he’ll soon find clues that bring back his daughter’s case!

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ToeBeans405 ToeBeans405 says...

Similar in that several characters and plot lines are started, and by the end the mystery is unraveled and everything comes together and you can see the big picture.

Tamala On Parade

Tamala On Parade

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Neko Kikaku

Neko Kikaku

Nyagoya City is a trendy town where cats live. In this peaceful town, many of the cats are suddenly disappearing. The NEET cat Takumi must save his father, who is wrapped up in the incident.

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Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

Walking out on her human mother, the simple Tamala heads out into the universe to find her home planet. Life can be dangerous for a small kitten, though, even with a the help of a newfound boyfriend she picked up when jetpacking past his car. Trouble is stirring, for the dog police are corrupt, and the sinister corporation Catty & Co. are moving behind the scenes. Tamala 2010 is an assault on your brain cells in (mostly) four shades of grey.

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Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas

Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas

While Retsuko desperately makes plans for Christmas Eve, her new obsession with seeking validation through social media spirals out of control.

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