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Old 2010-07-03, 20:28   Link #1
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Dark mystery with psychological/philosophical undertones

I'm looking for anime with the above qualities. As for something to compare it to, I really enjoyed all the stories in Aoi Bungaku, and Paranoia Agent was okay as well (Save for the ending, ugh). Maybe something like Death Note or Higurashi, but focused less on the entertainment aspect.

It doesn't have to be mystery, but I'd like it to be "dark" if you know what I mean. Horror is good too.

And not Monster, one of the worst shows I've ever seen.
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Old 2010-07-03, 20:47   Link #2
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Akira or Ghost in the Shell, I guess.
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Old 2010-07-03, 21:31   Link #3
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I strongly, strongly recommend Ghost Hound. Very creepy, thoroughly psychological and generally superb.
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Old 2010-07-04, 03:13   Link #4
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Originally Posted by Guardian Enzo View Post
I strongly, strongly recommend Ghost Hound. Very creepy, thoroughly psychological and generally superb.
Yeah. That anime is truly fascinating. The characters are also likable. =D

Anyway, I can only think of Ergo Proxy right now. Its slow paced but it gets better.
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Old 2010-07-04, 03:55   Link #5
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You should try Kara no Kyoukai. I think you can find all those characteristics in it and it's just an amazing anime overall.
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Old 2010-07-04, 07:33   Link #6
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How about the last arc of 'Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror Stories' and 'Mononoke'? No one beats the medicine seller! My usual rec btw... :-)
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Old 2010-07-04, 08:27   Link #7
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I would definitely have to recommend Kara no Kyoukai.
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Old 2010-07-04, 09:10   Link #8
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You should also try Kuroshitsuji, it's drama/fantasy/mystery and it was quite a good show.

Edit: Whoops, missed that part about Monster

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Old 2010-07-04, 09:10   Link #9
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Requiem From The Darkness
and i third Ghost Hound.
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Old 2010-07-04, 09:25   Link #10
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I forgot to mention it but you should also try Denpa teki na Kanojo, it has everything that you are looking for.

Originally Posted by Haladflire65 View Post
And Monster, if you haven't watched it, it's the definition of 'dark' It's got the mystery element, too, and is quite horrifying at times.

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Old 2010-07-04, 12:35   Link #11
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I've seen Denpa Teki, and KnK is one of my favorite series of all time. But I will try the other suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 2010-07-04, 13:43   Link #12
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it doesnt get better than Denpa teki na Kanojo....
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Old 2010-07-05, 11:12   Link #13
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Ghost in the Shell (the 1995 movie)
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Old 2010-07-05, 11:41   Link #14
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if you don't mind reading light novels, I would suggest Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (thread at AS), which is currently translated at B-T. it fits quite well into the Dark Mystery + Psychological/Philosophical thing you are looking for. a pretty good and enjoyable read if I can say so myself.
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Old 2010-07-06, 06:47   Link #15
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Boogiepop Phantom and Paranoia Agent are well-known older shows that fit your request. More recently we have the excellent, though sometimes rather talky, Mouryou no Hako.
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Old 2010-07-06, 18:50   Link #16
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nuff said...
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Old 2010-07-07, 02:34   Link #17
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Gankutsuou is really good, you should watch it.
Monster is a great thriller too.
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