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Old 2007-10-06, 08:24   Link #1
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Other series like Death Note?

I watched Death Note a week ago and really loved it. Seen it completely in 3 days Maybe I liked it because it was something different then what I usually watch, like One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, Prince of Tennis, FMA etc. So does anyone know other good series in the genre like DeathNote?
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Old 2007-10-06, 08:46   Link #2
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The automatic recommendation for anime like Death Note, is Code Geass. The protagonist is very comparable to Light. I think Code Geass's protagonist is even more bad ass than Light.
Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna - The protagonist is also intelligent and is sought of a detective. He's not evil or even an anti hero like Light and the guy from Code Geass though.
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Old 2007-10-06, 10:03   Link #3
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Old 2007-10-06, 10:13   Link #4
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i've got to say it but code geass is really sexii it's errr.....can't describe it properly....that how magical it is
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Old 2007-10-06, 17:04   Link #5
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Ok maybe I'll check out this Code Geass. And is Ghost in the Shell also kinda the same genre? a friend of mine own the TV boxsets, that I can borrow if I wanna
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Old 2007-10-06, 21:23   Link #6
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paranoia agent is like death note
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Old 2007-10-06, 21:30   Link #7
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about Code Geass.... I second it, as long as you can get past the girly character designs... it took me a while to warm up to the show because I couldnt stand looking at some of the designs the first time around
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Old 2007-10-06, 21:37   Link #8
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i think the way they drew the characters were all Sexxii
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Old 2007-10-06, 22:28   Link #9
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Code Geass character design was by CLAMP, and the characters are fairly normal for their style. See other CLAMP series (Magic Knight Rayearth, X, Card Captor Sakura, Tsubasa Chronicles, xxxHolic etc) if you like their style.

As for series like Death Note, none really come to mind, as DN was rather unique. Monster may be marginally comparable. Speed Grapher, too, for the darker gothic type setting.

I wouldn't say Ghost in the Shell is similar at all, but it's still good all the same.
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Old 2007-10-07, 09:52   Link #10
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I second Code Geass ( morality, power.. ) and Monster ( thriller ).

By the same author and in a complete different category, Hikaru no go because of the "genius vs genius" storyline.

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Old 2007-10-07, 09:58   Link #11
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Third for Monster.
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Old 2010-10-22, 03:10   Link #12
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You should watch Darker Than Black, Anime is mysterious and dark and I think that you will like it.
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Old 2010-10-22, 04:55   Link #13
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Try Liar Game. The mind game in that series is mind-boggling. Still number one series for a mind-battle in my list. It's not a dark series though.
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Old 2010-10-22, 09:34   Link #14
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@^: the manga is pretty dark, probably less of a mess though since you can take your time and process the information
Keep in mind the Mirai Nikki OVA that will be airing soon-ish, an extra vote for Code GEASS, and...hmm, Higurashi maybe?
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Old 2010-10-22, 10:55   Link #15
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Code Geass comes to mind for me as well with regards to an anti-hero. It was, an amazing series. Everything came together perfectly at the end for me, it was amazing. It still blows my mind sometimes.

As for the dark tone, then Monster is great. I only read the manga so I don't know what the anime was like, but the story is amazing.

Darker than Black also fits the anti-hero and dark themes. That too is an awesome series that you'll be wrapping your head around for a long time after you finish it.
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