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Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
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Darker than black, combined with a few "American hitman movies" like Bourne, Leon, Wanted... would get you Requiem for the Phantom,
as both main characters are assassins working for a crime Syndicate.
Darker than Black and Phantom are animes that give me a dark and mysterious feeling. Both the main male characters are much alike, and are in an organization which they have to obey.
Both of the character are a good fighter.
Darker than Black and the re-make of Phantom surely do share a lot of points:
- both face stories involving around assassins and criminal organizations
- both have a main male character (Hei / Zwei) which a similar personality and job
- both main characters are accompanied by two emotionless girls (Yin / Ein) which they both somehow develop to love
- both series have this dark atmosphere all around characters and places
- very good, and maybe similar a little, art style and character design for both anime
- well done the character development in both series too
Mystery, action and fight scenes wont miss in either of them.
So, for all listed reasons i see a strong connection and similarity between DTB and Phantom, due to this i can't avoid to advice to watch one if you already liked the other :3
Both anime deal with cold blooded assassins as the main characters and organizations that use these super skilled assassins to achieve their goals. Although unlike Phantom, Darker than Black has some supernatural elements these two anime have the same kind of atmosphere.
zwei and hei are "actors" in their own way...
they have emotionless companions: ein (who gradually changes) and yin (who, slowly changes... as i see her)
they are both under a powerful organization from which they cannot easily escape: inferno and syndicate
Not very similiar story but İf you love yandere characters, Yin and Ein too smilar.in both action and romance anime.two anime protagonist contractors Hei and assassin Zwei.
For one, main characters use almost indentical masks and work for Underground organizations (mafia).
Whenever it comes to assasin work, both characters are unemotional and are good actors.
The difference is that Reiji is far more lively, believable and emotional than Hei who most of the time doesn't give a damn and sometimes seems two dimensional.
Also in Phantom they use real life guns, no super powers.
this is similar to phantom
they similar in the main idea about the animation
you know.. about the gangs and another things
and There are similarities in Hero of the animation
Dude in a mask that works for a shady organization goes around killing the shit out of people.
Psychic of the main characters is similar. Both of them under the mask of calmness and silence are very emotional. They both got their girls ;). The fight scenes are other but also very good. I enjoyed Phantom really much and i think if you like DtB than Phantom is something for you.
They both have Assassins and an organisations that they work for If you liked Darker Than Black then you will more then likely enjoy Phantom ~ requiem for the Phantom~
I thoroughly enjoyed both series for a lot of the same reasons, particularly the changes in the main cast as the series progressed.
I would say Phantom has a darker theme with more powerful and memorable scenes, however Darker than Black I felt had an overall more intriguing plot and cast of characters.
So similar. Both have underground organizations groups working as the main background figures. Main characters are used for killing (assassins).
It is impossible to say that Darker than Black (specifically the first season of DtB) and Phantom: Requiem of the Phantom are not similar, especially the characters. Hei and Zwei are both assassins who work for an organisation they don't really know much about; while Yin and Ein both start out seemingly emotionless but undergo significant character development throughout the series. If you liked one, it is very likely you will enjoy the other one as well.
i think Hei (DTB) is like an assassin who works for a private organisation Called the Synicate (although he has supernatural powers which makes him a Contractor) and as such killed with his powers and with guns; Renji in Phantom: RFTP was turned n trained in Assassination, working for a private organisation called Inferno and has killed with guns, both men were apathetic/indifferent at first but then began to have emotions. Both assassins turn against their Organisation at the end of their respective series and go on the run with their partners, both men taught little girls how to become assassins/contractors (though in DTB it was in the second season when Hei did this) both men betray the little girls for another woman that they have been partners with; (hei was trying to save Yin and by doing so, condemned Suou to death) and (Renji killed his Calie to be with Erin) ....
Though Darker has a supernatural/scifi premise and Phantom is about brainwashed mafia assassins, both series follow a protagonist of dubious morality embroiled in a violent underworld who becomes motivated by a faint hope of redemption. Both also have a female figure from the protagonist's past who shows up later to oppose him, although Phantom attempts to develop (quite literally) this character type while Darker leaves her origins somewhat ambiguous. And although the assassins of Phantom don't have superpowers, the action sequences and plot points in the series can be almost as implausible. ;)
Both focus on assassins who don't quite have everything figured out. Both have emotionless female characters. Both focus on criminal aspects and some stories tend to be alike.
Both main characters are assassins working for an organization, both animes have great batles and are very sad. Same feelings.
The sense of thriller, action, drama, and the darker side of anime tends to be rare these days. But when you watch Darker than Black, it's hard not to think about Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom.
As such, these two series have quite a lot in common.
First of all, both series features a main protagonist with a stoic personality with extraordinary abilities after a certain event. Not only that, but in both series, the main male protagonist wears a hollow mask. Additionally, they are both assassins owned by a governing power.
Secondly, both series has a darker tone that has a thriller feeling to it.
Third, both series has a similar feeling as well as artwork that reflects more on the darker side of anime.
Both series also has plot twists, emotional drama, and occasionally some comedy.
Both series also has a main female protagonist accompanying them who also has a cold/indifferent attitude. Nonetheless, DTB and Phantom should be on anyone's watch list if they enjoyed one or another and vice versa.
Feels very similar in terms of atmosphere and character wise. They have one thing in common is to complete tasks/missions
Both of these series share many areas such as:
Mood: the same dark mood, us against the world
Topic: an elite group working for a secret organization
-Well developed story which is revealed through the series
-Very good character development
Some Of The Similarities -
- Both Main Characters Are Top Notch Assassins Working For A Criminal Organization.
- Both Main Characters Try To Escape From Said Organization.
- Both Main Characters Wear Extremely Similar Masks :P .
- Both Are Sort Of Darker Actions Dramas With Psychological Elements.
- Both Heroines (Yin/Ein) Start Generally Emotionless, But Slowly Develop Throughout The Series.
Some Of The Differences -
- Hei (Dtb) Has A Goal And Is Using The Syndicate, Zwei (Rftp) Is Forced Into The Origination Via Kidnapping And Brainwashing.
- Darker Than Black Is Based Around Super Natural And Sci Fi Elements.
- Requiem For The Phantom Focuses More On The Mental/Moral Difficulties Of An Assassin.
Both Stories Are Great And If You Liked One You Will Probably Like The Other; I Did :)
If you enjoyed the neo-noir themes in DtB you might enjoy Requiem for the Phantom; while lacking the supernatural element present in DtB the protagonists share a few similar traits. They were both ordinary citizens before going through a life changing event which is wrapped in a conspiracy.
- awesome action scenes
- mask wearing protagonists
- work for a less than legal orginization
- (lack of) supernatural elements
This is my first recommendation sorry if it's a bit choppy and long.
Darker than Black deals with similar moral convictions that people have regarding death, survival and friendship. Both are vary intense more so Phantom, but DTB can still be a lot to handle.
Both main characters are involved in the world of assassins/contract killers. Both main character duos are trying to leave said world of crime. Both are top-notch action/drama series!!
The similarities between these two great series are evident.
Average Japanese guy gets involved with a not exactly legal organization and sees his life changing completely. His initial innocence also fades more and more.
Both anime are mature, dark, violent, with a rotten and outlaw feeling, and have great animation and music. Add guns, mafia, action, and you'll get some really good entertainment.
Mafia, assassins, outlaws, guns and a lot of action
Both anime are about a rather nice and innocent person drawn into a world of crime. Both anime are rather heavy with little sugarcoating.
Both are about killers trapped in the middle of a war of interest between criminal organizations. Both have a dark theme, cold hearted, and awesome gunfights.
These series both series have a very dark feeling to them. There is plenty of blood and violence and great action to keep you entertained in both series.
Innocent Japanese guy betrayed by superiors and becomes mercenary outlaw. Gun toting asian hottie works with him. Different from Phantom because you get more of the sense the Black Lagoon crew have some moral standards. Still, fun, violent romp through the darkness.
very similar with the gangs and gunfighting
The atmoshere is really close. Both are realistic. Those are great manga. There is no question of superpower or surnatural, but about choises of life.
Both are great anime. I really enjoyed to follow them
if you like action, mafia and gangs than they're both the nice choice
Guns, mafia, crime and a guy who has nothing to do with that getting involved.
Normal Japanese guy meets gun-crazy world of crime, and excels. Black Lagoon is mostly excuses to blow shit up, and Phantom has a bigger story with action interspersed.
Black Lagoon and Phantom have a lot of similarities. Although Black Lagoon seems a lot more light hearted at times with more humor and some awesome action, Phantom has a special kind of story. Both are pretty mature, but they are incredible in their own ways.
Similarities between the MC from both series and the dark, violent atmosphere, on top of that both series involves guns, gangs, blood and tragedy.
Action with gun shooting.
Zewi and Rock Both in a situation that they have to work in a gang, in order to stay alive.
Both have a lot of violence and are awesome. Black lagoon is a fun ride and phantom is a mind fuck, what's not to love? Assassins in one! Cartels, gangs and torpedo boats in another! good stuff
Both anime happen at mafia's world where a normal guy is involved and is begin to get used to that kind of life.
similar girls with guns, hitman and secret association story
Even if the storyline isn't the same, they have a lot in common, they both deal with Mafia, Secret Organizations and assassins. They are both set in our era, they are not medieval or futuristic.
both have 2 people who are assasins. They are the best of the best no matter what happens they will finish their mission.
If you liked Phantom, you will like Noir, hands down. Both deal with the aspect of a character forgetting their memory and becoming assassins. They both deal with secret organizations that control these assassins. Similar art style, and similar music. And hey, aren't they both by the production company Bee Train? Well that would explain everything!
Life of assassins. Trust and betrayal. Both are great series, highly recommended.
Produced by the same studio, they both feature assassins and contain a high level of action and a good soundtrack.
The characters and the violence are very similar.Like the two characters are the same compared to phantom of a requiem with lost pasts and have to deal with a lot of emotional pain when killing people they don't want to kill.
Both series features powerful and independent female protagonist who has the skills to handle a gun.
Both series thus, have plenty of action and drama with thriller like sequences in a few episodes.
Both series has a mystery like aura as the episode progresses that depicts some of the action and violence beyond just physical.
Both shows are about two assassins working together and discovering their hidden pasts. They also have strong and beautiful OSTs
It follows the trend with girls with guns. In addition it holds the theme of two unlikely people holding a strong yet confusing bond while both protagonists hold a secretive past.
Ignoring the obvious criminal underworld and assassin lead links between the two, there's a parallel of sorts between Brandon & Harry and Reiji & Claudia's relationships. Where as both Brandon and Reiji do the dirty work required to push their 'bosses' further up the ladder, Harry and Claudia fight their battles in the criminal political arena; trying to get ahead of their rivals.
There are VERY few anime in existence that deal with assassins killing too many people to count and their involvement with criminal organizations. So, though the directions the two go in differ, if you liked one then it's definitely worth checking out the other.
The top of the mafia theme, with very skilled fighters and gunfight action.
Both revolve around mafia-type organizations where the male lead is a highly skilled assassin
Gungrave and Phantom are both tragic and character-driven dramas. They are both set in America, with the main characters of each series becoming assassins and being sucked into a powerful crime organization and a world of violence . Both of these anime use a very realistic and gritty color palette and set a serious and oppressive tone right from the very beginning, with little room for humor. Gungrave and Phantom are also similar in that they are both very stylized and are significantly influenced by Western sources, such as film noir and crime dramas.
In both series, there is serious themes that includes mafias, assassinations, and betrayals.
The main male protagonist from both series are also highly skilled in their profession and what they do. Throughout the series though, the protagonist experiences pain, delusions, along with other twists.
Both series also deals with the theme of gaining power for dominance in their respective worlds. The routes that the main protagonists follows are what they decide by themselves.
Both series features action, drama, and contains a thriller like feeling.
Both involve huge crime/mafia syndicates that control most of the underworld. Both have underhanded characters trying to climb up the latter and accumulate power in their respective syndicates and will betray allies if necessary. The main character of both these shows are hit-man/ assassin. Both shows have type a dramatic feel to it and the animes deploy a similar art style.
Betrayal is also a big theme of both shows.
On a negative note both these shows have a annoying, young girl that stick around for about 6 episodes or so. But don't worry they both play a minor part in the overall stories of the two shows and will retract little from the entertainment value of the two shows.
These have a very similar atmosphere, both deal with crime and being an assassin and emphasize the effect death has on others. Not thoughtless shoot em' up action series, they are both very dark and focus a lot of the series on character development and the consequences of certain actions. Both are very consistent, there is a reason for everything that happens and when something bad happens it's irreversible, you won't see any spontaneous lucky breaks like are all too common in anime nowadays.
-Both are about mafia organization
-Both contain a load of crime
-Both animes contain betrayel (due to the organization cleaning their mess.)
Both deal with powerful organizations, using assassins, to do their dirty work. Dark psychological themes throughout.
Gunslinger girl also deals with girls packing heat in a secret organization of assassins.
Both animes describe a story of top-class assasins who were previously ordinary people... They were forced to forget their past and go through hard training so as to do all the dirty work of the goverment (gunslinger girl) and the inferno(requiem for the phantom)... Also in both animes pure girls are used to make assasins... Finally the dark and serious way the events are described as well as the almost no-existing music is included in both Gunslinger girl and Phantom
Born to kill and trained as assassins, both these series contain the mental and physical action that give the viewers a mind twist ride better than Disneyland; guns involved of course.
Both have awesome assassins and great violence and blood.
Both have a interesting story that will keep you hooked!
1. The basic idea: erasing someone's past and training them into assassins.
2. A lot of gun action.
(Note: Phantom is darker and twisted while G.G. is lighter and somewhat more predictable.)
1) Both have the idea of being brainwashed and then trained as assassins
2) Both have involves the world of guns
In my opinion, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom has a more psychological, darker, emotional and real life theme to it. Gunslinger girl has slightly less of that but still remains that very same atmosphere.
The both give me the same feeling when watching them. Same Assassins with "inhuman" abilities concept. Also the animation is very simillar.
They both have to due with basically assassins. There are female shooters/assassins and of course males. They both have very great action and suspense that they are very great series to watch. Phantom has to due with organizations though and you can say prob canaan is like that but overall two great animes.
Both anime have a main character that hits targets dead on, and both are deadly assassins, who are, more then not, being manipulated. Both characters have been forced into a deadly world in which it is killed or be killed.
Both of these anime deal heavily in terrism, media manipulation, and tons of action.
Both are action styled anime with organizations pulling stings in the background, and both have really awesome gunslingers as well.
Both shows are fast paced, with many of action scenes. Shooting, violence, and gang warfare make both series similar to each other; both main characters are cold hearted killers "forced" into fighting. While Phantom is fairly serious throughout the whole series, Jormungand has some comical elements mixed in there.
+both have Girls with guns
+Both main characters have sad past
+both have Wars,Military, Weapons and organizations.
If you like action mixed in with drama and a darker atmosphere behind the scenes, then both these series might be something to keep an eye on.
Both the main female protagonist in these two series are strong, independent, and also has a sense of dark humor. (less so in Phantom Requiem). Then, there's action involving guns and violence with blood being spilled.
Both series has a memorable soundtrack and also delivers violence in a way that will not easily be forgotten, in a glorious way.
If you enjoyed one of these you would most likely enjoy the other. They are both realistic and have lots of gunfights.
These anime have overall a very similar feeling to me.
Firstly, both are serious, dark, mature, and psychological anime which deal with crimes, death, making plans and strategies, murders, secret identities. Both have secret organizations, mystery, police, guns, bishounen, some violence, and no comedy.
In both we see the male protagonist’s life and personality changing completely after a certain event.
Plus, some characters are incredibly similar (Raito=Zwei, Reiji Namikawa=Raymond McGuire, Shingo Midou=Shiga, Misa=young Cal).
Both have a good OST, and I’ve instantly found Death Note’s 2nd OP & Phantom’s 1st ED visually very similar (not to mention that Zwei’s sexy grin in the ending theme reminded me of Raito in Kira mode).
Last but not least, both have amazing character design and animation, but uber disappointing endings.
Both protagonists start as a normal yet talented teens, get involved with lots of murders till they lose their souls and become cold and & heartless
it was hard to keep phantom out of my head the entire time while watching death note, they are very very similar. both serious, dark, psychological dramas, both have a sort of anti-hero. i am very surprised that so little people have recommended phantom for death note, really! if you liked death note, then definitively give phantom a shot *or vice-versa*
it's a really good smart anime with a good polt twist
The protagonists get their memories wiped clean and the organizations that did it uses them by getting the protagonists to work for the organization. In both stories the characters are given false identities. They begin shady dealings for the organization while they set out to discover more about the secrets of the organization and their own true identities.
Both are about a Japanese teenage male who wakes up in America with his memories wiped, and then them dealing with situations that arrive, but Phantom is more of an espionage/action thriller, while Eden is a bit tamer and doesn't have so much death.
Both series center around a talented young Japanese man forced into a web of intrigue and high stakes crime in the USA (Higashi no Eden begins in Washington DC, but most of the action is in Japan). Each main character has memory problems and a female ally, and seemingly no way to escape the secret organizations they've been recruited into. Requiem for the Phantom is a lot heavier, with more violence and less comedic relief, but both are full of suspense and are well drawn. I even enjoyed the dubbed versions of both, which is extremely rare for me.
They both revolve around an amnesiac trying to uncover their past.
Both main characters have to live the lives they are now faced with, with no knowledge of their past life.
Both incorporate very dark themes about humans such as the individual instinct for survival but at the same time give appreciation for the simple and ordinary things in life . Requiem expresses via mafia style while Evangelion displays the classic mecha sci-fi style. The characters themselves in both Animes are oddly similar to each other.
Life and Death are played very much the same way in Phantom and NGE. Both have young children fighting wars. One against gangsters and the other against monster aliens. The endings were very deep and similar. If you like one, you'll defiantly enjoy the other.
-both are about a guy stuck between 2 girls all of them involved into a non-desirable world and became the best on it
-one of these girls is sad , silent , cool and obedient ... the another is cheerful , funny , stronghead and social
- the man is the best among them but highly affected by their prescence
Intensive action, mind conflicts.
-- Children being kidnapped, brainwashed and turned into unfeeling assassins.
-- A male and female assassin pair bonding; their bond being shattered by their organization forcing them to kill each other.
-- The assassins having to come to terms with normal life, after previously only knowing a world of murder and death.
After an intense opening arc, AH becomes more like City Hunter: the emphasis switching to episodic, more lighthearted content. Phantom, on the other hand, is dark and serious all the way through.
an organization filled with brainwashed assassins. Both have a male and female leads.
Assassin's, but the story is different.
THey are both anime focusing on the killers of the underworld. Great anime... more interesting to watch requiem for the phantom in my case.
However both are worth to watch for the story's development
Phantom ~ Requiem For the Phantom is fanciful than Golgo 13, but both delve into the world of elite assassins. If you liked one, you may well want to consider the other.
Both anime are about professional assassins. While the outcome of some missions are predictable with the lead character being nearly invincible & unbeatable, both shows are still very entertaining.
Golgo 13 and Phantom Requiem involves around assassination. The main male protagonist are skilled specialists who are capable of undertaking missions from clients.
Both series the darkness of society involving various criminals, con-artists, and corruption as the main characters deals with them; usually with violence. Speaking of violence, both series has mature scenes along with bits of fan service (more so in Golgo 13). There is also a theme involving identity crisis of the main male protagonists from both series.
This show is similar to Noir/Madlax/El Cazador, because all of these shows are directed by the same guy.
Two people. One experienced, another a trainee. Secret organizations. Underworld. Supernatural elements.
And as usual, I really don't like the OP/EDs.
Same director Koichi Mashimo and studio Bee Train. Madlax is part of the girls-with-guns trilogy along with Noir and El Cazador de la Bruja. The premise also deals with assassins and a handling organization.
1. Both series share the same concept of kill or be killed.
2. Both series involves training with a gun and how to kill.
3. Both series involves illegal human experiments by brainwashing and transforming them into murderers.
4. Both series have a lot of bloodshed.
This is an anime i highly recommend to anyone. It is very suspenseful and will completely draw you into the story. It is beautifully written and deserves high praise.
Both about assassins with a strong girl lead role and a boy assassin. lots of action [there's explicit sex scenes as well however] both slaves at their job and doing what they're told by upper bosses.
The stories are quite similar, both deal with teenagers being forced to be assassins. In both cases the lead female and male form a strong bond through their shared fate. Phantom has a longer and more detailed story with more characters, whereas Kite is shorter and focuses on the lead characters and their tormentors. Kite also has some strong sexual content, so don't watch it if you don't like that.
even though the characters roles are kinda switched (the boy meets girl , to girl meets boy) and phantom is a lot better. this anime feels a little nostalgic and when i think it just reminds me of phantom, the emotionless killer with a bad way to live her life meets a guy who changes things for her she fals in love etc...
+Both anime got assassins, Crime syndicate and Secret originations.
+both anime are Action, Mystery, Thriller, Seinen.
+Both anime main male character got sad past.
+Both main character got a female character beside them.
Note: This is for both seasons of Higurashi
Although this may not seem like the most likely paring of shows, when you boil them down they can be quite similar: The mystery (phantom to a lesser extent) as the story slowly unfolds, the layers of drama and tragedy, the drive for survival, the insanity. Both of these shows tackle similar ideas; however, they just present them in different ways. They both cover the themes of: trying to protect those you love, dealing with loss, and hatred. Most of all, they are both about obtaining freedom. On a more obvious note they are both great thrillers with a lot of mystery and murder. Both shows waist no time to grab your attention from episode one and send you on a thrill ride you will not forget.
1. Both series share the same philosophy of killing in order to live.
2. Both series have a lot of bloodshed.
3. Both series have an excellent character development.
4. Both series are tragic.
5. Both series have a somewhat romantic thing going on. (Not the usual kind of love.)
6. Both protagonists are being manipulated.
7. Both protagonists have very strong qualities.
8. Both protagonists have some kind of resemblance.
1. Both series are tragic.
2. Both series have a lot of deceiving and mind screwing plot twists.
3. Both series involves bloodshed.
(Although Requiem for the Phantom has a more realistic feel while Kuroshitsuji II has a supernatural-fantasy feel.)
1. The first Kuroshitsuji is not a strong as the second one and is more focused on comedy. On the other hand, Kuroshitsuji II is darker, more serious, has more action, bloodshed and definitely more mind screwing plot twists. But still, you must see the first one before you could dive into the main course.
2. The same thing goes for Requiem of the Phantom. It started out pretty slow, although it is good, it is not as good as the next time shift and it gets better as it shifts further into the future.
Ignoring the setting, both Denpa Teki na Kanojo and Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom possesses a dark and serious theme. Both of them can be related to reality, meaning no supernatural, fantasy or magic elements and unbelievably abnormal character strengths and over exaggerated and plain personalities.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn portrays mafia, hitman, comedy, supernatural, and action in the story genre. While Phantom has the mafia/hitman quality, the series has almost little to no comedy with a huge amount drama/tragedy. I would only recommend the two if you are into the mafia type anime, even though both series are excellent!
Huge difference between the two series is the main characters. Tsuna from Katekyo Hitman Reborn appears weak and hopeless many times throughout the show. On the other hand Zwie from Phantom Requiem appears cool, strong, and cold-hearted = the perfect hitman.
The story lines both start off with the protagonist waking up in an unfamiliar and isolated place alone, suffering from memory loss. Their closest partners are girls who help them come to terms with killing others. Both protagonists are troubled by the thought of becoming a murderer, but are forced to kill other people in order to survive. The animes both revolve around the theme of "Kill or be killed".
Both series contain action, drama, and a little psychological theme to go along with the mix.
Both series features a main protagonist meeting a strange young girl who holds many secrets.
Both series also has some sci-fi themes and have a deeper story as the episodes progresses.
Genres and turn of events aside, both share a plot device which, inadvertently, fuel the next steps.
And that would be setbacks. How both series have goals that are wholly attainable given their power and responsibility, but... fall prey to circumstances that no one could have predicted, controlled, or changed.
Seeing that both of their stories were radically altered due to such... a simple occurrence both directly and indirectly showcases both of their ingeniousness when it comes to writing.
Phantom is, outwardly, an assassin show, internally, a serious estranged human one. It's a bit slower, a bit harder to start, even harder to like, but is something that is engrossing all the same.
It's an unusual take on something that is usually cookie-cutter.
Eva 2.0 is just one VERY tasteful piece of something more. It's a rehash, yes, but it's also rethinking it's previous life(the TV ver.), and making more points that are both, more easy to understand, and doubly more horrifying.
For a fan of anime, or even just animation, it's a must-see.
In both animes, girls are raised to be killers. In both animes theres violence and drama while the main characters try desperately to live a normal life and regain the feelings that they lost when they became assassins. Also, in both animes, the main guys lost their memories of the past.
They're both produced by GENCO, have a great character design, and are amazingly animated. Both also have a good OST.
In both you'll find killers, crimes, memory loss, mysteries, guns, action, and a green-haired badass bishoujo. Both are mature, even though Mnemosyne has more gore and ecchi, and Phantom is slower and 20 episodes longer.
I notice a clear similarity even in how their titles are made (Mnemosyne - Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi - / Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~).
Baccano! has more gore and comedy, while Phantom is slower, colder and more serious, anyway both are for a mature audience and have, in different amount, murders, guns, mafia, mystery, violence.
In both you'll find at least one cool and emotionless female killer (Chane in Baccano!, Ein in Phantom).
Both also have great music and animation.
Both deal with moral dilemmas (however in Persona they're far more subtle), and are well-animated. The character designs are detailed both in Phantom and in Persona, and plot is really slow paced to the point it may be boring.
Another Nitroplus anime that has the same level of drama, without the mecha. Both involve a secret powerful organization, and both have a reluctant tragic hero.
Both shows are great action thrillers with the protagonist being a highly skilled killer training under an even better killer, and their trials as they try to carve out a place in the world.
Both have a relentless atmosphere about them that hardly ever gives off the impression of joy.
Both stories are, in essence, about humanity. Granted, in two, totally, different situations.
Despite this, they are quite addicting, have a nice and well-rounded cast of characters, have AMAZING art and music. And stand out as truly unique.
But... they not for everyone as they're both highly mature and graphic, and deal with topics that aren't suitable for those who like "4 lumps of sugar instead of black...".
Oh, and they're both slow starters.
Phantom deals with the psyches of killers. It has a better, more detailed, beginning than Tex, and the cast of characters are smaller. It's also a subtle romance too. Has a very special bond that supports and contrasts to said romance, giving hope.
Tex is... more of a psychological than anything else. Has a CRAZY beginning that slowly, and steadily, makes sense. Unlike Phantom, the tone is heavy throughout, never giving an impression hope but a single question: What will happen?
The series give a very similar vibe despite looking different at first sight. However, they are not as different as you think. In both series characters are imprisoned (reformatory and mafia) and have to fight for their survival in those two cruel worlds. Then once out their story does not end there since they still have a lot of problems to face, past won't let them be.
Bothe series are dark and about unfairness of this world. If you liked one of the series, you definetly will like the other. However, Rainbow might be a bit more brutal and with bigger emotional impact but Phantom won't let you be uncarrying either.
P.S. There is almost no humor in both of them.
The silent supersoldier is the sword in the hands of whoever wields it. It matters not who they answer to or who they are, but how they fight and what they accomplish for those who commissioned them. Both the characters from Phantom and the Spartan supersoldiers went through alot for their organizations. Stealing children and subjecting them to Rigorous training and augmentations with a high mortality rate to create a silent, deadly killing machine that carries out orders without question. Though it could be argued that the UNSC fights for a noble cause, the fact still remains that the process to create the SPARTANs was as bad, if not, worse than what Phantom's supersoldiers went through. Also the fact that these two shows both have blonde supersoldiers named Cal is not a fact that need be overlooked!