Cheeky Kid has grown up immersed in the world of anime and manga. As a result, he is transported to various worlds.
The manga and anime series Death Note is a work of art in and of itself. Young man picks up notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written in it, and it tells the story of a young man. Because of this special ability, a singular story can be told. The protagonist and antagonist engage in an epic showdown of wits, which is a highlight of the show. The focus of this anime is on exciting tactics and strategies.
It’s a show that’s both breathtaking and contentious. Death, justice, the human condition, and the nature of good and evil are all addressed in this work. You’ll be begging for more in a series this good. That’s why I decided to write this post. I’ve compiled a list of shows that are very similar to Death Note.
This list would be incomplete without mentioning Monster. You’ll be left wanting more after devouring this book’s dark topics and engrossing plot. Kenzo Tenma, a physician, is the protagonist of this anime, which is based on the manga by Naoki Urasawa. Germany’s life and career for Dr. Tenma are successful, but he dislikes the politics at the hospital where he works. To care for the government official, he defies the rules of his superiors and treats two critically ill youngsters instead. In the end, this deed of generosity proves to be a fatal error that causes him to lose all he holds dear. In order to eradicate the monster that this good deed has spawned, Tenma embarks on a lengthy trip.
Monster is a film about the heinousness of human nature. It’s edgy in its examination of human nature, which is dark. This show is both unnerving and fascinating at the same time. In addition to a vast cast and a complex narrative, it offers a great deal of depth. If you don’t take a look at this, you’re a monster.
Morality and human nature, do you think, can be quantified? Is it possible to quantify one’s own propensity for good or evil? Yes, if that’s what it takes. In Psycho-Pass, these are the questions that need to be answered.
It is set in the future, where a government agency possesses technology that can estimate the likelihood that an individual would commit a crime. Gen Urobochi is the author of this futuristic series. The Psycho-Pass is a tool for making snap judgments about people. When deemed a danger, individuals may be subjected to involuntary rehabilitation. They can be put to death right away if deemed a serious danger. All of this can be accomplished in advance of a crime being committed.
Isn’t that a little out there? Psycho-Pass is one of the best examples of a melancholy anime that asks fundamental issues about our place in the universe. As with Blade Runner, it has compelling characters and an atmospheric dystopia. If you’d want to learn more about this anime, check out this comprehensive review.
3. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Future Diary (also known as Future Diary) is the story of a slew of sad gamers who are compelled to play the survival game devised by god—the Future Diary Game.
The future can be predicted using the individual diaries that each participant receives. Survival and becoming a deity of time and space is their ultimate objective. As Yukiteru Amano tries to make his way through this game, the story follows. Yuno Gasai, the one person he has as an ally, turns out to be a potential threat to him.
There’s no shortage of gore, thrills, mental gymnastics, action, or surprises in this anime. This is not a series for the faint of heart, but thrill seekers will appreciate it. If you enjoyed this anime, you might enjoy these other choices.
4. Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance)
This show is all about terror. Terror in Resonance, or Zankyou no Terror, is a film about two teenage terrorists who shouldn’t exist at all. Sphinx is made up of the names Nine and Twelve. As a result of their actions, Japan’s police force has been rendered defenseless. No matter how clever these two teenagers may be, what is their ultimate goal? They do, but it’s hidden under a mountain of sinister information that the public isn’t ready to learn.
It has been referred to as a masterpiece for the quality of its storytelling and maturity. Because of the numerous unanswered questions and the lackluster writing, some have dubbed it “trash.” I disagree. I’ll let you be the judge of that. If nothing else, expect some of the best animation and music you’ve ever seen. Shinichiro Watanabe directed this series, and Yoko Kanno composed the music. Cowboy Bebop fans will recognize this duo thanks to their work on the series.
5. Death Parade
Who knows what awaits us once we pass away. That has been a question that has never been answered. According to the plot of this show, there are only two possible exits from the grave. As for the other, it’s just nothingness. Is it too restrictive? Death appears to offer neither freedom or liberation.
Bartenders at a mystery bar invite recently deceased people to play a game. Whether or not that individual is reborn or sent into the abyss depends on their level of success. Death Parade is about letting go of one’s grip on life and facing one’s own mortality. After death, you’ll use your life’s work as a key to unlock the door you’ve been waiting for. Death gods, or shinigami, will make the final decision on your fate.
There are some disturbing themes in this show. It doesn’t even try to avoid them. It confronts them head-on, as we must all do at some point in our lives. If you’re on the fence about seeing this anime, this review may sway your opinion.
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
In case you’re wondering, it’s because of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It’s excellent, in my opinion, and so it’s at the top of the list.
Alchemy is something that Edward and Alphonse, two brothers, become proficient in at a young age. In an attempt to revive their mother, they employ their expertise. While Edward loses an arm and leg during the ceremony, Alphonse loses his complete body. They then set out on a quest to find the elusive Philosopher’s Stone, which will allow them to resurrect.
In spite of the fact that the graphics of this one may not be as spooky, frightening or unpleasant, the plot is dark enough to lend it an aura of unease. In this series, there is a dark and twisted quality. To its credit, the anime has been well praised for its complexity and subtlety. While alchemy is involved, the story is more serious than your average action series.
7. Code Geass
Code Geass is a great alternative to Death Note if you’re looking for a more cerebral anime with more action.
In an alternate future, the Holy Britannian Empire rules over both the United States and Japan. A Britannian prince in exile, Lelouch Lamperouge is a man of mystery. Avenging the death of his mother, he intends to overthrow the empire and bring an end to the bloodshed. Lelouch discovers a power that allows him to dominate everybody he comes into contact with. He puts his plan into action now that he has the ability to compel anyone to obey his orders.
Whether you’re looking for a mind-bender or an action-packed show, this anime has it all. You’ll be enthralled from beginning to end by this show’s incredible plot. Code Geass, in my opinion, is one of the best animes ever made. Anime in this vein may be found in the following series, all of which are well worth checking out.
8. Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of Tempest)
Zetsuen no Tempest (also known as Blast of Tempest) is a new philosophical and psychological series that includes action as well as fights of the mind. As it manipulates your thoughts, you’ll be drawn into the story.
An island witch, a young man seeking retribution, and a dear buddy caught up in the messes of love and war are some of the characters featured in the anime. This is a wild ride, but it’s worth it. Many Shakespearean allusions can be found in this dark fantasy story of vengeance.
9. Akame ga Kill!
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that every character in this show is going to die at some point.
Tatsumi’s adventure is the subject of this anime. He makes the trip to the capital in order to bring money back to his hometown. He learns that the capital is riddled with crooks who are bent on creating a world in which only the powerful rule. Tatsumi eventually runs into Akame, a swordswoman, and the Night Raid, a band of mercenaries. In an effort to bring peace to the world, this group aims to eliminate the causes of corruption. Is it possible for the world to be transformed?
The action in this anime is spectacular, and the story is brutal in its critique of corruption.
10. Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
While working as a manga artist and delivery driver, Satoru’s life is anything but exciting. In order to avert catastrophes, he can, however, travel back in time. One by one, he finds himself transported back to the year 1988, when he was a young boy. Now he must stop the crimes of a serial killer who has been targeting his hometown’s children for years.
You won’t be able to shake the uneasiness you feel after watching this show. Every now and again, it feels like something horrible is going to happen. It’s the suspense and intrigue that keep you coming back for more in this series, despite the overall gloom.