Death Note is one of the most creative works of art ever created. It depicts the story of a young man who picks up a notebook that has the ability to kill anyone whose name is written in it. It’s a one-of-a-kind ability that results in a one-of-a-kind story. The series also includes engaging characters and a fantastic battle of wits between the protagonist and adversary. This anime is filled with exciting plans and tactics.
This series is both brilliant and divisive. It discusses mortality, justice, human nature, and the nature of good and evil. An excellent series will leave you wanting more. And it is for this reason that I have created this post. I’ve included some shows that are similar to Death Note that will blow your head.
This list has to include Monster. Its dark themes and the excellent tale will undoubtedly leave you wanting more. This anime, based on Naoki Urasawa’s manga of the same name, follows the story of a surgeon named Kenzo Tenma. Dr. Tenma has a prosperous life and career in Germany, but he dislikes the politics at his hospital. When two critically ill children arrive at his hospital, he defies his bosses’ orders to care for a government figure. This gesture of charity ends up being a key mistake that unravels his life. Tenma embarks on a long quest to annihilate the monster that this good deed has produced.
Production I.G. is the studio.
Do you believe morals and human nature can be quantified? Do you believe one’s own proclivity for good and evil can be quantified? Would that be fair and just? These are the questions that Psycho-Pass is looking to answer.
This series, written by Gen Urobochi, is set in the future when a government department has technology that can predict whether or not a person would commit a crime. People are judged using the Psycho-Pass. If they are deemed a danger, they may be sentenced to mandatory rehabilitation. They can be executed instantly if they are considered to constitute a major threat. All of this can be done before a crime is committed.
Nikki Mirai (Future Diary)
Mirai Nikki (also known as Future Diary) depicts the death-defying story of a group of sad gamers forced to play the survival game created by god—the Future Diary Game.
Each player receives a unique diary from which they can forecast the future. Their ambition is to live long enough to become the next god of time and space. The plot follows Yukiteru Amano as he attempts to play this game. He learns that his single ally, a young woman named Yuno Gasai, maybe a threat herself.
Blood, thrills, mind games, action, and plot twists abound in this anime. This series is not for the faint of heart, but those who prefer being on the edge of their seat will appreciate it. If you enjoy this anime, you should look into some other similar series.
Terror in Zankyou (Terror in Resonance)
This show is all about terror. Terror in Resonance (also known as Zankyou no Terror) is a story about two teenage terrorists who shouldn’t exist. They are Sphinx, and their names are Nine and Twelve. They have terrorised Japan, and the police are powerless to stop them. The two teenagers are smart, but what are they doing? They do, but it’s hidden beneath a mountain of dark truths that the world isn’t ready to learn.
Because of its maturity and brilliance, some consider this series to be a masterpiece. Some call it garbage because of all the unsolved questions and poor writing. I’ll leave the decision to you. At the very least, amazing animation and music can be expected. Shinichiro Watanabe directed the series, and Yoko Kanno composed the music. This duo will be remembered by long-time anime fans for their work on Cowboy Bebop.
What happens when we die? That has always been an unanswered question. According to this series, there are only two doors that exist after death. The first is reincarnation, and the second is a void. Does that sound constrict? Death appears to offer neither freedom nor liberation.
In this anime, the recently deceased attend a mystery tavern where a bartender introduces them to a game. If that person succeeds or fails, he or she will be reincarnated or sent into the void. Death Parade is about letting go of life’s shackles and being judged. Whatever you performed with your life will serve as your key to the door that awaits you after death. Shinigami, or death gods, will decide your fate.
This anime deals with some serious issues. It also does not skirt around them. It confronts them directly, much like we must all confront the inevitable one day. If you’re on the fence about seeing this anime, read this review.