Sauville, a country in southern Europe, is the setting for Gosick, a horror film. Kawai Kujou’s father is a high-ranking Japanese Army officer. He’s a newcomer to Saint Marguerite Academy, a posh boarding school with a storied history of paranormal activity and urban legends. Because of his dark skin and black hair and eyes, Kazuya has earned the moniker “Black Reaper,” a reference to an urban legend about a character who delivers death to Japan in the spring.
Kazuya has come to the library as he always does to hunt for ghost stories. When he comes upon a golden strand of hair on the stairwell, his hunt is cut short. A gorgeous doll-like young girl, named Victorique de Blois, greets him as he continues down the path following the instructions.
Victorique is an enigmatic young lady with a sharp mind. She doesn’t go to school and spends her days in the library reading. Those secrets that even investigators can’t put their fingers on, she tries to find out about. Victorique and Kazuya must team up to solve the increasingly complex puzzles that are plaguing the world, and they can only do it by combining their respective strengths.
1. Dantalian no Shoka (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian)
The gruesome sequence of events is explored in both anime. There are many similarities in their approaches to supernatural events.
It is set in post-World War I England in the novel Dantalian no Shoka. His eccentric grandfather Sir Wesley Disward, Lord Hugh Anthony Disward, died six months ago. “Huey” or Lord Hugh Anthony Disward His grandpa had a reputation for amassing an impressive library of antiquarian books. Huey must assume guardianship of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, an archive of forbidden knowledge, before he may claim the manor.
Dalian, the Archive’s guardian, greets him upon his arrival at the place. “Phantom Books” are considered to be cursed items, and many people are known to exploit them for their own ends, so she tells him about them. In an attempt to keep it safe, Huey’s grandfather was assassinated before he could do so.
Upon discovering that the archives and Dalian are inseparable, Huey receives the responsibility of safeguarding Dalian’s key. They must work together to locate and secure every Phantom Book to prevent any additional damage to the area.
2. Kamisama no Memochou (Heaven’s Memo Pad)
Both anime have a female lead who hires a commoner to serve as her bodyguard. While the characters’ personalities are vastly different, their ambitions are strikingly similar, and the setting is one that anyone can identify with.
Pessimistic outsider Narumi Fujishima appears to be a typical high school student. As a result of his father’s job, he is forced to relocate frequently and change schools. Consequently, he has yet to be accepted into any community.
Ayaka Shinozaki, a classmate of his, persuades him to join the school’s gardening club. Alice, a clever hacker, lives a solitary life above Hanamaru Ramen, where Ayaka works as a part-time employee. To his surprise, he finds that Alice is a private investigator and that all of her employees are referred to as NEETs, or those who are not in school, work, or training.
Alice’s agency has added Narumi to its ranks, bringing him into the perilous realm of inquiry. Alice has some mysterious connections to a crime syndicate as he gets more involved in the investigation.
Both the manga and the anime are shrouded in mystery. They both take a romantic stance, which is also very similar. What matters most is that they all share the protagonist’s traits of seclusion and ignorance.
High school student Houtarou Oreki believes in saving his energies for the worst and does not believe in joining any group. The Classics Club, initiated by her sister, forces him to join, but he is drawn to it after learning about its history. The 45-year-old enigma that has been circulating the club room is given to Oreki just in time.
Oreki, along with the other members of the club, Satoshi Fukube, Mayaka Ibara, and Eru Chitanda, has to make the deadlines. While this may be a good thing, it’s not enough. In addition to trying to solve the long-standing mystery, they must also deal with a number of unrelated issues.
In Hyouka, these high school kids’ stories are chronicled. The anime demonstrates how daily life is full with exciting secrets, whether it’s a student film, family history, or a bogus ghost story.
4. Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
The riddles in Black Butler are just as compelling, and they last all the way to the end. Like Gosick, this one comes to an abrupt finish, leaving the audience with a lot of unanswered questions.
Ciel Phantomhive, an earl and the leader of the Phantomhive dynasty, is better known as the Queen’s Guard Dog. For the sake of Her Majesty, he takes care of any tumultuous occurrences that arise in Victorian England. Sebastien Michaelis, Ciel’s devoted butler, is by his side while he employs every tactic in his toolkit.
Sebastian appears to be a well-mannered, gorgeous butler, but he has extraordinary skills and there is more to him than meets the eye. He’s a demon, and he’s made a deal with Ciel to do so. Sebastian has agreed to help Ciel discover those who harmed him and left him an orphan in exchange for Ciel’s soul. No matter what he is on the inside, Sebastian serves his lord with total devotion and disregard for his own personal feelings.
One odd duo eventually creates a friendship that transcends both heaven and hell in Kuroshitsuji’s dark and gruesome relationship.
5. Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)
Both take place in Europe of the past. For example, the way the female protagonist deals with her male counterpart is a recurring theme in each of these stories. There is a considerable bit of comedy and drama in each of the anime.
Holo, a powerful wolf deity, is worshipped and celebrated in Pasloe, a small village in a region noted for its annual harvest. As time passes and the villagers become self-sufficient, the Holo legend fades into obscurity.
Kraft Lawrence, a trader on the road, stops in Pasloe one day and is approached by Holo about joining forces. In return, he’ll have to bring her back to her home in Yoitsu, which is in the north. The wise pedlar follows her advice since he is aware of her outstanding ability to judge a person’s character. Lawrence is convinced that he will be able to launch his own shop thanks to his business acumen and his ability to charm potential customers.
In Ookami to Koushinryou, business and romance are intertwined in an exciting way. While pursuing their own unique goals, the team ends up discovering the joy of living in a dynamic, ever-changing world.
The interaction between the protagonists in both programs is very similar. They share a love-hate relationship conundrum and are a lot of fun to watch.
Ryuuji Takasu, despite his menacing appearance, is a peace-loving guy who enjoys completing his chores around the house. According to his public character, Taiga Aisaka appears to be a sweet and vulnerable young lady, but she is in fact a savage. Palmtop Tiger” is her nickname since she constantly carries a katana and is known for her fierce demeanor.
They’re forced to meet one another one day due to an unexpected blunder. Yusaku Kitamura, the school vice president and Ryuuji’s best buddy, is Taiga’s love interest. Taiga’s best friend, Minori Kushieda, is someone Ryuuji secretly admires. It’s only after they learn each other’s secrets that the two begin to build a unique friendship.
To tell their lovers how they feel about each other, Toradora! depicts a couple who will go to any lengths to express their love for one another.
In Un-Go, supernatural themes are well-developed and presented in a gothic fashion. It’s packed with clever storylines that will keep you entertained for hours on end.
Shinjuurou Yuuki, a detective in a dystopian future society, is known as the “Defeated Detective” in the media. He’s the go-to guy for solving all kinds of puzzles in Tokyo. The majority of Shinjuurou’s cases involve homicides, and he does so with the help of his grumpy sidekick Inga.
Many solved cases are added to his name as Shinjuurou captures the suspects along the way. His associate, on the other hand, appears to have more self-serving views on the cases. At some point in the story, it is revealed that she is not who she appears to be and that she has a nefarious plan for the perpetrators.
8. Detective Conan (Case Closed)
On a mission to solve unusual situations one after the other, the anime depicts the bravery of its young protagonists It focuses on mysteries, murders, conspiracies, and a hidden group.
Shinichi Kudou, although being only a high school student, possesses outstanding detective abilities. He is well-known for resolving problems that are out of the ordinary. He chooses to follow two men he suspects of engaging in illicit behavior and ends up witnessing something very horrific as a result. A drug made by a criminal organization is injected into him while he is being apprehended. The only option for Shinichi at this point is death. In spite of all this, he manages to live another day, this time as a seven-year-old.
Because the alteration hasn’t impacted his brain at all, even his boyhood friend, Ran Mouri, can’t figure out who he really is. He changes his name to Conan Edogawa in honor of Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa, two great Japanese novelists.
Detective Conan follows the adventures of a young Conan as he learns to work as a detective in the wilds of Alaska. He must not only assist Mouri’s father in solving his own mysteries, but also track down those responsible for Mouri’s current predicament.
9. Pandora Hearts
Gothic anime Pandora Hearts tells the story of a mysterious and dark universe. The setting and historical period are very similar to Gosick, and the plot contains some unexpected twists.
The Vessalius Duke House has a young heir, Oz Vessalius. To frighten the cheeky kids, he’s often recounted stories about a dangerous planet called the Abyss. However, at his rite of passage, his nightmares come true. In the midst of the hostile Baskerville clan, he is forced to face his destiny in the Abyss. It dawns on Oz that his life of luxury is going to come to an end.
Oz is now trapped in the Abyss, which appears to have no exit, after being forced to abandon his normal life. His new home’s inhabitants are terrible beings known as “Chains,” and he must learn to coexist with them. He comes to terms with the fact that the stories his parents told him about the Abyss as a kid were, in fact, genuine.
Oz, a 15-year-old girl, is the protagonist of Pandora Hearts, a supernatural fantasy anime. During his investigations into the mysteries of Abyss, he uncovers the causes of these bizarre occurrences that have been plaguing him. When he meets Alice, one of the Chains, he finds friendship and the opportunity to learn more about himself as a member of the mysterious “Pandora” organization.
10. Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Umineko: When They Cry)
The anime environment and character designs are extremely similar .’s Anime from the same era are both affected by different time periods and supernatural entities, but they take place in the same time period. They both have a sense of intrigue, as well as realistic character arcs.
The Ushiromiya family owns the island of Rokkenjima, where the story takes place. It’s that time of year again, when the whole clan descends on the island to discuss their financial situations. There is a chance that the family head’s health is in a serious condition, therefore everyone will convene to discuss the family’s inheritance and how it must be allocated.
The family patriarch doesn’t give a damn about how his fortune is divided now that he is nearing the end of his life. Beatrice the Golden Witch, his longstanding love, is all he desires after his doctor and a long-time friend verified his final days.
After his family arrives on the island, the family head, now armed with the knowledge of black magic, performs a ritual in order to reunite with his lover. A fatal typhoon strikes the family just in time, causing a string of murders that no one can explain. They now have to battle for their lives in a realm that’s somewhere between fiction and the real world.