Synonyms: Dhurarara!!, Dyurarara!!, Dulalala!!, Dullalala!!, DRRR!!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2010 to Jun 25, 2010
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 8.561 (scored by 101279 users)
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Same author, same studio. Both animes focus on various characters from the underworld -- criminals, violent gangs and misfits -- with splashes of the occult and the supernatural but set in a thoroughly modern society not unlike ours. While Baccano! had immortals and mysterious elixirs propelling the story along, Durarara! has a dullahan, which according to Irish myths, is a headless rider. Like Baccano!, Durarara! is told by an all-seeing narrator, populated by a large cast, and initially seems very scattered in terms of its storyline but should begin to make sense the more episodes you see.
Both have many main characters and the overlapping of all their stories forms the plot of the anime
Both shows are adapted from novels that are by the same author, Narita Ryohgo. Not to mention that the same animation studio and team worked on both adaptations. I'm almost certain that if you enjoyed Baccano for the obvious reasons, then you'll love this.
I just noticed it after few episodes of Durarara!!. Both animes Baccano and Durarara are about many character stories that link connection one another in one big story. Both series got similar climate, both are comic.
While not in any way copies, if you liked one of the series you're sure to like the other written by the same author and animated by the same studios.
same mysterious feel to the show, and large cast of likable characters.
if you watched that dont forget to watch this too!!!..its really cool with gangs :D
Same author, same style for opening. Lots of characters and lots of plots, all related together. Many points of view for a whole story. Even miria and isac from "Baccano" appear in an episode of durarara!!
Both from the same author and director - both masterpieces! Both have many small stories which come together into one. In Baccano! most of the characters meet on a train called the Flying Pussyfoot and in Durarara!! the characters all meet in the city of Ikebukuro. Baccano! is all centered in the USA in the 1930's with some of the plot taking place in the past while Durarara!! mostly takes place in modern day Japan. Both series have extremely interesting characters and story. Both series have a strong element of mystery in them too and they both evolve in real life surroundings while they both have supernatural element in them. To sum it all up if you enjoyed Baccano! then you'll enjoy Durarara!! and vice-versa.
Both are from the same Director and are very similar to each other except that baccano took place at an older year and Durarara is during this time city.
Both emphasize great characters and the satisfaction of the viewer in one happens to these characters. Both also tell their stories in a highly original way, revealing plot points later on and in almost random places. Heavy use of foreshadowing and guessing games is present as well. But above all, both are incredibly enjoyable in a Tarantino-esque fashion, and leave you wanting much, much more.
Seeing as both are made by the same company, the characters are easy to love and get attached to. Both story lines are being told by different characters of the series, giving you different points of views; which makes it soo much more interesting. Of course each character has their own plans for each other, but they all get invovled with each other's situations (as do most animes), the art style is amazing. Each character is (i think) pretty well-rounded, some of them remind me of other characters that i've seen based on there actions and personalites. I would defintly recommend this series!!!
both story came from thesame author and they have similar opening song and both story has plenty of characters
Same Author. Both have the same style when it comes down to openings
Both are based on the same novel author, and both are from same studio. Also have same style of opening.
Though these series take place in different time periods they come across with generally the same feel. Not surprising considering the same team is behind both series.The use of mystical elements are present in both, but the true magic comes from the storytelling. Both series introduce multiple characters that seem unrelated that end up all being part of a larger connected story. Marvelous storytelling. Great use of music. And a good mix of blood and laughs make them both great picks.
Both are very crazy and nonsense anime. They are funny.
Both have a lot of similarities: art, way of presenting the story, many well-developed characters and both are created by the same producer.
Both are told in a similar way, have a bit of supernatural, and there's even a bit of a crossover scene in episode 11 of Durarara.
Both anime have the same director, and the story's little similar, Durarara!! and Baccano is one of the best anime, both of them involve on having a Action genre, and supernatural, if like those kind of genres, you should try watching either of this two.
Also, both of the anime has great character illustration and a good story plot, so watching either of these two is definitely not a waste of time.
Durarara!! makes refarences to Baccano.
The anime based on a light novel that written by the same author as Baccano!, Ryohgo Narita, and made by the same studio, Brains Base. Although the illustrator is different, those who love Baccano! will definitely love this!!
These two anime I was skeptical because, they have been 8, XX points, but after watching Baccano realized that this is just my thoughts
Anime Baccano Durarara and brilliantly made, heroes are shown in all its glory - their lives, secrets, the past, which is a maniac and the most powerful man XDDD
In general, I advise everyone who liked Baccano! ! !
К этим двум аниме я относился скептически, потому-что у них были 8,XX баллов, но после просмотра Baccano понял, что это только мои мысли
Аниме Baccano и Durarara блестяще сделаны, показаны герои во всей красе - их жизнь,секреты,прошлое, чего стоит маньяк и самый сильный человек XDDD
В общем советую всем, кому понравился Baccano ! ! !
I never write reccommendations simply because the same writer wrote both stories, there are story-based reasons behind this reccomendation...
Within the plot, both stories feature:
- a number of gangs
- mysterious gand leaders
- supernatural characters thrown into the mix
- Neither serise's have a cast of; innocents, weaklings or do-gooders
- a religion/science connection (angel living with scientists in one, alchemy in the other)
- Claire and Shizou; hard working guys who keep themselves to themselves, yet quickly turn unhinged during conflict, both may or may not be supernatural
- Miria and Issac, like Walker and Erica; male+female best friends, a goofy and likable criminal parnership who share the same interests
- Chane and Celty; the but-kicking, silent ladies in black with a supernatural background
Both series are by the same author. The art styles are similar. Both are full of blood and awesomely choreographed fight scenes. Baccano! takes place in the 1930s while Durarara!! takes place today. Although they take place in different time periods, both deal with gangsters, wacky villians, and cute likable characters (especially boys <3).
Same producer, director etc etc. The cast of this one's so much more better. The art's changed and the story is modern but the time jinxes and the mystery/action feel remains the same and so does the awesomeness of the plot.
Not gonna say the same thing everyone else has, because it's obviously already been pointed. Baccano!'s Isaac & Maria, after drinking the elixir, lived until the date of Durarara! and appear in it as well.
They were created by the same people.
when i've watched this anime, i thought that is awesome as durarara) and after reading wiki i wasn't surprised that it made on Narita Ryohgo novels .
Snazzy opening, catchy background music, urban myths and legends and a ton of lead characters marks this series as the 21st century edition of Baccano.
Both have similar art style and concept. Both are focused on the underworld. Both have a complex plot and action at the right times.
Both anime are made by the same director and both story are very good !
similar story style. good mystery thrillers.
They're based on light novels by the same author, and made by the same studio. There are myths and gangs in both of them. While watching Durarara I was constantly reminded of Baccano.
Another similarity: They both have kickass openings.
If you loved Durarara!!, then you'll love Baccano. Same Author and same art style. Both are Slice of life. If you like the gangster theme surrounding the story, then you'll love Baccano.
Characters have a own mystery...Plot and storyline somewhat similiar..because these two serial's author is One. :p
Same anime producer, same type of opening songs, epic story, characters and animation, both worth watching
Same creator. Baccano and Durarara both exhibit episode layouts as to where it jumps back and forth between several characters.
Same author, same studio, same director, and set in the same universe. Durarara can be seen as a spiritual sequel to Baccano. Both feature underworld themes.
Not only are both of them originally created by Ryohgo Narita, but are both similar as character driven stories and deals with supernatural elements in somewhat realistic settings.
Haha, like who didn't see this one coming. Same author and studio, both have seemingly disjointed stories (Baccano to a much larger extent) and huge, colourful casts that all eventually come together for an exciting finale. Not to mention, both are incredibly entertaining!
Both anime are the same author.
Both contain a character immortal.
Both contain a variety of characters very present.
Baccano! in his special, has a minimal resemblance to Durarara!, being also set in a city. Even though very little.
For starters they're both by the same manga artist and they also both use the same composer (two very epic soundtracks, I've gotta add!)
They each have various storylines following different characters, which all end up overlapping. They also both include similar characters elements such as the use of gangs, information brokers and supernatural beings - the Black Rider in Durarara and the homonculi in Baccano. Baccano has more action and gore whereas I'd say Durarara has more character depth and comedy.
There's also a fun little crossover appeal. The password to the Dollars website in Durarara is "Baccano" and Isaac and Miria have a couple of cameo appearances in a few of the episodes.
Very interesting characters, great plot development and an different way to tell the story
Durarara!! and Baccano! both derived from light novels written by the same author.
Same creator, same animation, similar way of presenting.
very similar feel to Durarara!!
Same company, I believe, and very similar art..
It has similar themes and action, though the setting is very different..
Same author, same narrating style.
Both animes have lots of characters with their own story. They initially look like they are telling separate stories but all of the pieces of the puzzle come togheter in the end. I suggest to watch Baccano before.
As Durarara!! is much more known, Hence this would be the logical thing to do, even though Baccano was written first.
-Large casts with lots of personality
-Nice plot, though seems kind of disconnected. It'll come to you in the end. And you'll like it ;)
- No real villain (arguably)
- In many POV's.
- Makes you feel smart when you get it at the end. You like that don't you.
- Heck, written by same author (light novel)
First, both have the same author. So you can see the similarities of the art. The way the story goes on is similar to each other too. Especially when it cuts from an idea to another. Characters in these two animes are very connected to each other. And how fate made them encounter each other is just amazing. You know? Coincidence? I like types of stories where coincidence exists. And, well, both have a good ending.
Same in how each character is given a big role, not all focused into just one character.
very similar in terms of story telling
same style, feel, and levee of awesomeness
Once you watch Baccano! You must watch Durarara!! and vice versa. What makes these shows great is that they have so much in common with the layout of the actual show. But the another bonus is that these shows are completely different at the same time, all the characters have great depth which makes the twists and turns in the anime so much better. Its also for people who loved our beloved duo Issac and Miria!
Like Baccano!, Durarara!! was written by Ryohgo Narita, had the anime made by Brain's Base, was directed by Takahiro Omori, tells the stories of multiple characters in parallel, has lots of action, has a supernatural element, and is R - 17+ (violence & profanity).
Both seem very confusing at first by adding a whole lot of characters that don't seem important and very random. After a few episodes, the pieces come together. They also have a lot of violence and a supernatural aspect.
First of all, both shows are made by the same person, Ryohgo Narita, so if you liked Baccano! then it's almost guaranteed that you will enjoy Durarara. Both stories follow the multiple view points of a very large and unique cast, so both series tend to jump around alot, giving the perspective of each character. And like Baccano, Durarara may seem confusing at first but comes together very well at the end, showing how all actions are connected. In addition, both series have a supernatural element: Baccano has the Immortals while Durarara has a modern-day dullahan or headless horseman if you will. Furthermore, as the Immortals in Baccano had a deep and meaningful story, so does Celty and her pursuit of her head. It's hard to determine an exact plot for these two series as they simply show how all actions are connected, how each moment influences another and the many ways they come together. I could go on an on trying to convince you to watch this, but I feel it's best learned through experience, my only goal is to simply introduce you to Durarara, the rest is up to you.
In conclusion, if you enjoyed Baccano, you will not regret watching Durarara. Thank you for your time in reading this, sorry it's a bit lengthy.
If you liked "Durarara!!" then you'll absolutely like "Baccano!" or vice versa.
The same author, the same studios, the same atmosphere, lots of characters and lots of stories. even Isaac and Miria from "Baccano!" appeared in one of the episodes of "Durarara!!".
There both awesome and 2 people form baccano!? show up in Durarara!!
Both anime take place in the same exact universe and a few cameos. But besides that, they both deal with mystery and gang wars. With a hint of supernatural sprinkled on top.
They are siblings! The same drawing styles, the same author, the same opening video...
Both animes are based off light novels written by the same author. They also feature a large cast of unique characters that deal with strange, unnatural events.
both are produced by the same author/company, which = same art style/music/character design etc
both have the supernatural/violence/action genres
both have groups of gangs that are controlled by leaders and fight each other
both anime dont have a protagonist,the focus is evenly spread throughout the anime, focusing on different groups/people each time, following their storys
both have individuals/groups of people following their own story, but they all have a connection in some way or another, which shows it in the climax of the story, that they are all connected through their own stories.
they are both enjoyable to watch since they are both produced by the same company, its only natural to watch the other if you watch one.
This is sort of obvious, maybe somebody has already pointed this out. They should have, but I haven't seen it. Both Baccano and Durarara written by the same guy, Ryohgo Narita. If you liked one of them, then it's a no-brainer to watch the other one. Both are spectacular anime, if you like that style of story telling and character-driven narrative.
Both anime are made by the same production company: Sakura Create
Both anime use multiple perspectives as the main story telling technique
Coincidences play a big role in both anime. A coherent story is formed from many random events.
Both are originality written by Ryohgo Narita and give a same vibe along with that they have a similar art style as well.
Both of them have a same studio. But with diffrent themes.
You might enjoy Durarara
They merge a little bit and they have the same drawing style
both have less focus on a single character and tell a story from multiple points of view, also similar themes of gang war with supernatural elements, most of all THEY ARE BOTH AWSOME !!
Same author and both anime are told by an all-seeing narrator showing each character life not making much sense in the beginning, but then all characters connect to each other and the story makes perfect sense.
Both animes have supernatural powers like immortal beings and great mysteries.
These animes come from the same creator. The stories and the ways they are told are unique compared to other animes.
Both have a similar animation style of drawing attention to the main characters, of which both stories have a large cast of characters that have relevance to the main plot. Both also have some eccentric, memorable characters that their presence alone makes the shows worth watching.
Story is unfolded in a similar way. Large cast and lots of things going on.
With the same author and the same animation studio, both series use multiple perspectives from the eyes of many likeable characters to tell multiple stories that ultimately intertwine to form one big narrative.
Its similar because it has a lot of characters that all matter, and has mystery.
Baccano! has a similar style of pacing and has a similar way of coming together like one bog puzzle. Plus, both are amazing. :)
They both have the same author and a plethora of characters whose relationships become more lucid towards the culmination of the series. Baccano does a far superior job with its cast; but for those who want a nostalgia trip after seeing Baccano, Durarara is the idyllic choice.
These two tells the story in the same ways. They both show what happened from numerous points of views, and you really don't understand it completely until the end of the part of the story they are telling. They are both very fun animes to watch.
Light novels were written by the same author and plots all interwine, action packed and occasionally funny!
Same creator. Both have many characters with many stories, and both are a must see.
A masterpiece and a phantastic mess of chaos and delight. Both series could be described with these few words. Narita, Ryougo did a geniune job with both of these works. But one has to understand that both works, though alike in the aspect of story-telling and unique feeling, are both different works.
They have a prefect pacing, phantastic humor, weird and individual characters and beatiful art paired with the most fitting music.
Action, comedy, love, deepness and a whole range of weird things. Thats what both of these works are. If that is what you like, then look no farther than this, because you found what you're looking for.
Both series have what appears to be a somewhat naive, 'head in the clouds' main character, though both have a hidden side and secrets to be revealed.
The series also have a similar... Atmosphere to them, I guess you'd say. There is just something about both of them. Sends pleasant shivers down your spine.
They also have a variety of viewpoints, both switching from time to time to focus on different characters and aspects of one huge puzzle; though Durarara is more complex than K, with a broader cast of characters as well. (Perhaps K will receive more in season 2.)
They got the same kind of vibe, being set in a big city and mostly focused on gang shenanigans with some supernatural fun times flerfed throughout.
The same style, type of history and characters.
Both have action and many different characters. Both have kinda the same plot and supernatural
When I started watching K I thought it was similar to Durarara: similar characters, crowdy town as a background, fights, some supernatural things etc.
Drrr!! Also has underground gangs and the setting is in a city
The plots are really similar, so is the feeling while you watch them :P
many different characters involved in the same story, your curiosity grows as the plot gets deeper.. and, of course, you don't understand a thing at the beginning!! K-project seems to be as great as Durarara!! is.
+The atmosphere. It's like so similar.
+That music... something about it... the bgm for the two series give off the same feeling.
+The variety of characters. The second the characters appeared on screen of K... it immediately reminded me of Durarara. They don't even look that much alike...I guess the badass level of some (most) of them... oh right, there's also one character that looks strikingly similar to Shizuo.
+It's about battles between rivaling groups, and yes, brutal murdering is totally ok.
+They both have the separated confusing plots which will end up adding together and making sense.
+This is extra credit for all yaoi fans: EASILY SHIPPABLE CHARACTERS
Both have similar character designs, character interactions and the overall atmosphere of both anime feel the same.
Gang wars, main guy is naive but seems to know something, Set in a big city, dark undertones, similar type of light scenes too
Supernatural elements to the plot, Multiple groups of characters interacting and generally causing mayhem.
Color coded groups (gangs/clans), both just kind of have a similar vibe taking place in the city.
Both animes have a similar atmosphere/mood and also had many different characters living in a big city that has to do with gangs and supernatural things.
They have basically the same plot and both anime is about gangs competing with each other.
Both are slower paced anime with multiple meandering plots that attempt to come together. In my opinion, Drrrr!! does so successfully, whereas K...not so much.
They both have that supernatural element mixed with the 'streets', the main characters in each anime each fighting for what they believe in.
The idea of having different organizations, and also the artwork is pretty similar.
The casts are both huge and the subplots are so similar. The characters also show a lot of development throughout both series.
Both of these series have a similar vibe for me. Both the main characters are highschool students bored of their current lives, who accidentally end up with power over a huge amount of people. They both keep their real identities a secret from their followers, and their followers are a mixture of old, young, rich, poor, etc.
Both series also have darkly fantastical creatures; in Death Note, the Shinigame, and in Durarara, the Dullahan. However, despite their ominous appearances and folktales, neither being is evil. They both give guidance to the main character, without supplying all the information and working for their own cause.
I would definitely recommend Durarara to anyone to enjoyed Death Note, and vica-versa.
After watching both of these series, you can't sleep well because you're still thinking about it. Both have lovable characters, a cool plot and both are masterpieces.
Oh, and one bad thing. Both have characters who are easy to cosplay. So...
epic anime + normal looking characters = many crappy cosplays
both main characters are a bit bored and disappointed with there lives as they are right now, but there is more than meets the eye. Both mains want to change the world, only in Death Note has a more cruel way of doing that. and the main characters are unknown to the outside world.
Both of these stories have a dark undertone as well as complex and fascinating characters that seem crazed and demonic at times. Every episode is alluring and is as good as the last. Durarara and Death Note both manage to contain very deep story lines with a hint of supernatural to them that doesn't deter from this plot. Two of the main characters, Izaya and Light share complex and fascinating personalities that make these shows really worth watching.
Both animes have a similar feel of mystery, plot twists and a wide range of interesting characters all with their own quirks (though in this respect Durarara comes on top). And yes, supernatural elements. Of both, I liked Durarara better, mainly due to the interesting characters. Death Note has a more complete ending as compared to Duarara,though this is expected since the latter is yet to be followed by specials. Overal if you like one it is probable that you may enjoy the other.
Though the plots are different, there is a similar dynamic between the characters in both series; ie a main character who is genius, excentric, and more than he seems to be on the surface, and at least one supporting character who is geinius, excentric, and takes great joy out of his own ability to manipulate people. And thenthere are a bunch of other people who are also a bit off in society. Durarara!! is a bit more humurous than Death Note, but just as dark.
"Whoa! Cool!" is what you might be thinking or even saying when you watch these two animes.
Death Note has a very elaborate plot with many turns along the way. Watch the first few episodes of Durarara!! and you'll understand the similarity there. This anime never slows down. You'll be interested from start to finish!
story containing characters with twisted minds!
(the girls and guys are equaly twisted, which is also a fun aspect of the story)
Drrr!! gives, however, a slightly more 'nowadays' feeling
Death Note is very mysterious and leaves you wondering about everything
Both series are about a boy who is bored with his everyday life, so ends up doing something that changes it
I found Izaya from 'D!' and L from 'DN' very similar, (may be the spoiler!) they're both are acting like play in some kind of game (and that chess motive in 'D!' is similar to that thinking process of L with candies while he was chasing after Kira)
They both involve supernatural themes and a rivalry between two males.
If you liked Death Note, you might like Durarara!!. Considering you like a good story with actual unexpected twists, that is.
Both of these Anime are done in simular styles as each other and they start off being told from the same persepective, the point of view of the male character. There is a mystery element to both and the characters in both series have their own qwirks.
Both centre around the darker aspects of life in urban Tokyo and the mysteries its streets hold. Similarly, both start off seeming fairly straightforward but get increasingly involved and reveal an ever-increasing amount of shocking and intriguing backstory that puts characters and events in a new light each time. Durarara may not have KamiMemo's more organized and concise sequential arc structure, but otherwise the setting, ambiance, and general vibe of each is quite similar.
They have the same urban feel and gangster kids who investigate mysteries.
*This is a three way reccomendation, as this (likely threw coincidence) has taken popular elements out of Durarara and Deathnote, added a few common cliche character types and tried to turn it into something new*
*Kamisama almost meets Durarara!! and Deathnote in the middle; whether or not it is of equal or even half good quailty is still yet to be seen*
Kamisama' and Durarara:
- New highschool boy with a passive and pleasant personality
- Intellect matching physical power in times of need
- A city where crime appears ripe and the out-of-the-ordinary is witnesed
- Unusual females we're bound to learn more about later
- Technology is a way of life and a weapon
- The art is virtually the same, from the characters, to the scenery
- Main male is more-or-less elevated to high status early
- 'Angel fix' drug, whilst Durarara has an angel in it
A high school boy who just moved into the big city is pulled into a group of odd people. Mysteries/conflicts happen throughout each series and these groups of people seek to solve/fix them.
The two have the same feeling and background to it. The setting is the city in both. The male lead are very similar, plain, and are very blunt when they speak their minds. Daisuke Ono voices a character in both that are pretty alike. They're both pretty awesome~
Well both stories are told in a similar narrative style cept for drrr being told from the perspective of many of the characters while kami sama is only told from the point of view of Narumi, and Both shows are really the stories how people are spending their lives added with a good amount of story
Kamisama no Memochu is basically Durarara!! meets Gosick and Veronica Mars. Both series have a modern Neo-Noir feel into it and both have Daisuke Ono as a violent man.
Kamisama no memochou reminds me of durarara!! at the first episode =)
Narumi is just like Mikado, they both moved into a city, meet a lot of people (with their own unique character), and so the story begin(?).
Both of these anime give off the same type of vibe. It's about bad events which are occurring in the city of Tokyo and are brought to attention to the protagonist and companions. They both have a comedic sense to it while still holding the serious genre.
I believe if you enjoyed this, Durarara!! would be a good anime to watch next.
These are similar because there is a variety of different characters who you get to know though out the series. Kamisama no Memochou can also relate to DRRR!! because it is set in a city-like atmosphere where their are gangs and underground drugs. In Kamisama, you also follow an average boy who is just getting used to city life.
Although there are many differences there are a few similarities as well. Both stories involve a normal high school boy who just moved in to the city and gets involved with a strange group of friends. It also has gangs involved in the story and a character who is omniscient(Alice/Izaya). Durarara has some elements that can be classified as mythical/fantasy while Kamisama no memochou is more realistic and deals with more mature issues but they both set a similar mood.
It's detective and full of adventures. You can find many similar things.
Both series can be called city fantasy.
Both have unique sincere characters that capture your attention up to the last episode.
Both offer complex though super interesting plot and a lots of mysteris.
Both combine action, thriller, slice of life, comedy and romance.
Both are really worth watching!
The athmosphere is very alike and crowd of NEETs from Higashi reminds Dollars from Durara.
Conspiracy anime, full of twists and turns
same lighthearted tone and flippancy with reality
Both are psychological/action anime about the influence of social networks and how they form communities amongst, and bonds between, people that don't know each other in real life.
Quite similar graphics and atmosphere, a bunch of kids forming a sort of online community thinking to create their own type of new/better world.With a decent amount of supernatural stuff happening, mysteries are yet to be revealed
Both series leaves you guessing at some point and has the same atmosphere.
Both have some genre in common and the art is similar.
Both are influenced by social networks with a twisted plot.
Two of the darkest, supernatural AND mystery genera that I know of. They both use a lot of dark lighting for their night scenes, and a lot of light, when it comes to the day time.
Somehow similiar atmosphere. Dark and mysterious..
similar calm and steady plot and feeling of mystery about them
The animation is very similar. Also the way the episodes can shift between the different characters, focusing on specific people for certain episodes. Celty also reminds me of Hei, the main character from Darker Than Black. Both not exactly human. Both seen as kinds of monsters. Both have good hearts deep down and discover this throughout the show. Both are total badasses haha.
If you love Durarara, then you'll totally love Darker Than Black.
They're both amazing animes ^^
Same type of dark space and people with special powers. It's also very exciting, with a mysterious plot and also to mention; on a screen in Durarara!! they show a picture of Darker than black Ryūsei no Gemini.
both are dark and mysterious animes . The main characters have supernatural power
Both Anime's are extremely dark, both have powerful plots that are hard to recognize at first. Like "Durarara!!" "Daker than Black" has a very scattered plot at first and the later episodes tie it all together, making even things that seemed to be fillers tie directly into the plot.
While Durarara is less action oriented, both have a great plot with interesting characters. Also the opening themes are excellent on Durarara and Darker than Black. Tons of suspense and mystery.
Durarara!! and Steins;Gate share quite a few interesting themes:
* Both start off with a slow paced "slice of life" ambience that, very subtly, foreshadows the following...
* ...Jump into a neatly intertwined plot.
* Insane characters;
* Norse Mythology references;
* A sprinkle of metaphysics: Time Travel (in Steins;Gate) and Norse Myth Fairies (in Durarara!!).
If you liked any of these aspects in one series, you'll most likely also enjoy the other.
Also, there's the "same voice actor" bonus: Mamoru Miyano and Hana Kanazawa.
same feel - same atmosphere - common voice actors
if you enjoyed one you will probably like the other
Well, at first glance, you don't see much similarity between these two as both series starts out with an almost slice-of-life like scenario. However...
- Both later gets into complex plots
- Both have suspense and thriller like scenarios
- Both have comedy and drama
- Both have darker tone of the story as the episodes progresses
All in all, you will enjoy both of these series. At least, I hope.
They both have the same investigative type feel dealing with fictional topics like time travel or mystical creatures. If you liked one you'll probably like the other
Both shows start off very slow paced, but eventually builds up to an intense plot. Although the plot is completely different, they both gave off a similar vibe. There is a lot of suspense and unexpected plot turns.
What I liked about Higurashi was the way it spun a tale, even though it could be a tad violent at times. The storyline was one that kept you guessing, and I had been looking for something of simular storyline, perhaps not as violent or into the horror genera as that. I found that in Durarara!!... which has it's own unexpected twists into the realm of stretching the believability in just the right ways.
Both have a big range of diverse characters, all of which play a central role and have their own background stories.
Both have complex storylines (both are mindfuck, although in different ways).
Both have a supernatural element to them (Higurashi = Gods, DRRR! = Myths).
Both very enjoyable.
Besides being another superb anime, they both have the same 'moral' to them: "If you don't doubt your friends and don't try to hide things from them everything would work out fine instead of absolutely going to hell"
If you liked ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni'' i really think you will like ''Durarara'' because the way they tell the story and have a mystery is similar.
Working!! is pretty much Durarara!! except that it takes place in a family restuarant. :D Three of the seiyuus from DRRR (Jun Fukuyama aka Shinra, Daisuke Ono aka Shizuo, and Hiroshi Kamiya aka Izaya) play very similar personalities in Working!! Seriously. It's like the slice-of-life version of Durarara.
The comedy in both shows is all over the place yet still has a realistic feeling to it. The Anime both have a wide range of characters who don't fit inside the box and they have similar Anime styles.
Both are very funny and have very strange char! We can laugh a lot watching just one charpter of Drrrr! or Working. I love them!
Although i have only seen one episode of Working!! i must say that similar characters have the same voice (Souta and Shinra ) :D It's like watching Izaya and Shizou from DRRR working together in a cafe.
They both start in a metro station, Tokyo and their protagonists(so far) are two boys(which are friends) and a girl.
In general, both series has a similar background with a supernatural feeling. The characters from both series also gets caught up in various events that changes their lives.
Both series' setting also are similar in a metro like city. In fact, both series starts off at a setting involving a train/subway station.
Both series has supernatural elements so expect some elements to be not so normal. There is action from what that comes from.
Finally, the visuals from Durarara!! and DS2 shares somewhat similar designs in terms of their characters and settings.
Art looks quite like the characters.
The characters personalities is the same.
Same supernatural with demons.
I just can't help it - the tree main characters seem to be really similar to me.
(Mikado/Hibiki, Masaomi/Daichi, Anri/Io)
Although these two differ in a lot of ways, their atmospheres seem very similar. In both shows, all of the characters share an interesting sort of bond which is linked to the place in which they live and great emphasis is placed on the setting of the anime.
Both are slow, heavily plot-focused shows lacking a definitive "main character."
To me, the similarity is the scenario is so real, they talk about urban myths (Shiki is about vampire and DRRR! a headless woman), is very psychotic, the speciails in both animes is on the middle of the series and is a point of view of other angle. I think they are very similiar.
Well, in both series (SPOILER!) it's about two childhood friends who actually battle against each other, and don't know, like the two gangs of DRRR and the black knights 'nd the knights of the round
Both have lovable characters, though the quirks of the cast in Durarara!! makes each character more distinct and stand out more.
Both have a Magnificent Bastard who is extremely intelligent and use chess to plan their moves.
Both have suspenseful battles and intriguing plot twists that keep you on edge.
The show Durarara!! is a show full of chaos that connects several events. Code Geass is full of controlled chaos. The characters Izaya Orihara and Lelouch Vi Britannia are very similar. They both play chess and or chess like games. They both are in control of what is around them and are even voiced by the same actor in the English Dub (Johnny Yong Bosch).
Unbelievable, and Unbelievably charismatic characters. Fast paced story and just as fun to watch... though be careful there's a bit of angst in Durarara... more dilemma of a serious nature less FLCL Naota emo-ness. XP
If you like the beats of fooly cooly then you need to watch Durarara! In both series music helps drive this awesome explosion of energy! Also to me I love the interesting and diverse characters of both shows. Both stories are set in seemingly realistic worlds but yet their is an element of magic that brings these stories to an almost fairytale-ish charm.
Both are quite humorous and can be serious at the same time, which I think is a great attribute for an anime to have.
Ikebukuro, mystery, Brains Base. What more do I need to say? They're great.
Both are masterpieces with compelling story progression styles which get you hooked into the series.
There are 3 groups that center on one thing
complications and misunderstandings along the story
surprises and insane truths
stories take place in Ikebukuro
On episode 1-5 you don't know what the hell you're watching.
On episode 10-13 you started to put the pieces of mystery together.
On episode 15-up oops, you're addicted now.
Great animes. just watch coz youre not gonna regret this.
With both Durarara!! and Boogiepop Phantom you get a sense of the dark supernatural underside of the city, as evidenced by certain characters (Boogiepop, Celty).
Both shows are about some sort of urban legend and have a lot of characters. Normally it`s characters have a very small chance to meet each other, but all of them take part in a complicated and intricate story.
Both feature nonlinear storytelling, with events depicted multiple times, from different characters' points of view (something shown briefly, or even in the background, of one episode may be the main focus of a later episode). Both deal with urban legends and supernatural creatures, as well as scientists with ambiguous intentions/ethics. Both shows target a relatively mature, intelligent audience. While Durarara raises questions of identity and the nature of human relationships, Boogiepop is notably darker (literally and in tone) and deals heavily with issues of memory, maturity, identity, and change.
Both stories have very big settings.
Both stories feature organizations' conflicts
Both stories have some creepy characters.
Both stories have massive amount of characters. Currently, Index>Durarara!! though.
Both anime show us story about big city life. There are few organisations fighting with each other and on the other side we can see daily routine of quite untypical teenagers. Both series have a large number of heroes. Each of them has its own personality, individual traits, habits and vices.Their fate is often intertwined with each other, complicating the whole story-line. Consummate sociologist will definetly find himself in both stories. However, the plot in Durarara!! is conducted in more mature way.
Both are supernatural action/drama/comedy storylines (although less of the comedy in Durarara and more of the action in Index). They both take place in epic urban settings and incorporate science fiction and fantasy into the same world in interesting and creative ways. The supernatural elements of both shows are explained just as much as they need to be and are really cool to watch.
The characters are pretty different, although some parallels can be drawn between the supporting cast if you really try? But the main characters (Touma and Mikado) are both the same sort of "not necessarily a nice-guy-stereotype but incredibly moral and dedicated to their friends to the end kind of guy, and the female leads (Misaka and Index, and Celty and Anri) are unique and interesting in their own ways. The anti-heroe type characters are easier to draw similarities between, seeing as Accelerator is kind of the nightmarish combination of Shizuo's ridiculous strength and desire to not have to fight plus Izaya's attitude, pragmatism and general sociopathy.
Also the soundtrack in both shows is phenomenal. Like really, even if you don't watch either show, go look up the soundtrack to both because they are amazing.
This is not a "oh, I liked them both" recommendation. Actually, I dropped both of the series for the same reasons.
Both of them did the same thing (from my point of view):
-deep introspective that makes a supernatural story that is all over the place slow down to a standstill.
I didn't really enjoyed them, but perhaps other people out there are into this kind of stuff.
In Durarara!! characters contact with each other by the Internet chat and in Lain by the hard-to-explain world named Wired. I found them quite similar because of that.
Although these series’ respective settings and genres are disparate, their similarities lie in mutual employment of innovative cinematography, circumstantially driven storylines, and intertwining character interactions, all of which combine to spin seemingly ordinary tales in unconventional media.
basicly drrrr is like the 21 century vrs of samurai champloo... why?
lets face it. we luhv drrrr for the random or pointless violence and fighting with a story. samurai champloo is also a violence overdose but with a story underneath all the fighting. also shizou and izaya sorta remind me of mugen and jin. i luhv both animes too death!! both are definatly in my top 5
Celty has a death scythe and so is the other characters of "soul eater". It also has that same feel because its also a bit Gothic and a little weird and scary. Once you watch Soul Eater you should also watch Durarara! because these two are both good and awesome anime!
Both have a bit of a darker atmosphere, good action & fight scenes, and engaging characters. Both possess elements of the supernatural (Soul Eater obviously more so than Durarara). Both have well-crafted plot structures.
Mysteries hidden in the alleyways and streets of human civilization, secrets that people hold and forgotten memories. Experiences that can be terrifying yet at times not so bad.
If the part of Dennou Coil or Durarara!! that you liked the best is the urban mystery (internet rumors, urban legends, unexplainable(?) phenomena) with a colorful cast of characters, try the other out.
Everything is ocmpletely different, but the feeling you get while watching Durarara!! is the same as the one in Dennou Coil. In both of them, character development in great, there are some amazing plot twists and both of them are looking more into what happened in the past (Celty's head vs. Who's 4432) then what will happen in the future (eg. in Naruto you're wondering if he will save Sasuke or not). If you liked iether of them because of the sotry and plot twists, you're definatelly gonna adore the other one as well.
The art styles are similar and both are based on urban legends.
Also, in Durarara!! appear a lot of references to Jigoku Shoujo
Both have similar drawing.
Both about something supernatural (DRRR! = Myths, Hell girl = Hell)
They both have a similar feel to them, even though they are honestly completely different plot and entertainment-wise.
There are also a few references to hell girl in DRRR, but that has nothing to do with anything anyway.
Both have intertwining plot lines throughout episodes that all come together to reach a climax and have a soundtrack featuring a lot of contemporary jazz. There is an overall togetherness and class about them. Despite the vast difference in plot and characters they have the same feel to them.
Both of these anime simply ooze of urban coolness and have very cool music to fit the scenes as well! Lots of action sprinkled throughout the anime and the stories of a diverse range of characters come together to form one massive plot-line. Deep but super cool is pretty much how I would sum it up for both these anime.
The area is ruled by a mafia style rule that is meant to protect the community the people care so much about. Special powers are involved and the stories have a bit of mystery to them.
Mafia, many main characters, both have comedy, action, interesting to watch. Durarara! might be confusing and the first episodes are bad but then it has a lot of interesting stuff and Jolly in Arcana Famiglia is Shizuo Heiwajima (blond hair) in Durarara!
so many that I don't know where to start ..
- same setting and overall atmosphere ..
- both main characters move to a new place with a
difficulty to fit in .. they kinda look alike too .. ( mikado x ganta )
- both have a childhood friend , very protective and provide comic relief .. ( kida x shiro )
- both have a character with tough looks, enjoy slashing their enemies and pretty cool (shizo x crow)
- both have a character that enjoys manipulating others as some sort of a game ..(Izaya x tamaki)
- both have mysterious conversations under nicknames that make sense later ..
- both have mentally disturbed crazy people ..
- they also have some common voice actors ..
(shizo x nagi, anri x shiro, celty x toto, shinra x rokuro, yoh x walker ..)
- badass soundtrack ..
Both Angel Beats! and Durarara!! are amazing for the same reasons, including engrossing (but much different) story lines, lovable characters, great use of animation and art style, in depth development of characters and much more. For this they're both similar and just as amazing as each other. Don't let the difference in genre put you off, if you enjoyed Angel Beats! and can handle violence in anime then I 100% recommend Durarara!!
Both have a focus on character connections. In each story there is just a touch of the supernatural, but not a ton. The emphasis on character's relationships over other things is the main commonality.
If you're to choose which one is more similar to Durarara!! between Baccano! and Baccano! Specials, I'd say the Special one, since it has more things in common than the parent story. It provides you with a conflict and fight between two gangs, just like Durarara!!, and both series have some hints of romance throughout the episodes plus some light violence in it. Baccano! Specials also has more rumors and brighter theme in it, and just like Durarara!!, uses all of the characters' point-of-view, shows a lot of things which happened at the same time though in different places, and don’t forget the amazing characters.
*there are knives in both but in full metal panic its mostly the robots with the knifes
*izaya and gauron are both really mean but silly
*izaya and gauron both cause fires
*i think izaya would definitely become a terrorist for fun and gauron is a terrorist who has fun at work
*they both have wacky twin sisters introduced later
Both have High school students.
Both are supernatural.
Both have gangs.
Both have many great twist.
Both have some romance although Guilty Crown was more suited for the romance genre.
Both shows are visually stunning, filled with interesting characters and fresh. Their plots are also both strange; however, Bakemonogatari's is more episodic, whereas Durarara!!'s starts off episodic and comes together about half way through.
Both of these anime have an enticing plot, unexpected plot twists, complex character backstories and a relation to unexplainable powers that make all involved have to take some really interesting choices. Also, if you are a fan of anime music, the soundtrack of Bokurano and Durarara is great, the songs fit perfectly with the anime's atmosphere. I strongly suggest both of them if you are searching for an impressive plot and some thrilling fight scenes.
The main stuffs:
* Students that are involve with different gangs
* Hilarious moments
* Crazy fights
* Crazy creatures, in Durarara!! it's Celty and in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun it's the chicken
* Friendship and love
Both involve people moving to a new city where their lives dramatically change once they get there. Also, they make new friends there as well
Although they are not similar in a lot of ways, what they do have in common is the fantastic animation and character interactions. Michiko to Hatchin is created by the same creators of Samarai Champloo, so each and every episode of Michiko to Hatchin and Durarara!! is unique in the genre they take on. For example, one episode focuses on action, whereas another introduces a new character and relationship with others, and the other an outlook into a main character's past and personality. I hope you find Durarara!! and Michiko to Hatchin as enjoyable as either.
Durarara!! almost feels like the full series equivalent of Denpa teki na Kanojo's OVA. Both have a dark and mysterious, psychological thriller feel to them, with some school life, supernatural and suspense elements thrown in. Both are also based on light novels.
Both are about a main protagonist who is a normal boy at first but then he later is involved in a strange chain of events that seem to connect and affect all the people around him. While DRRR was supernatural tones, C has fantasy.
Both anime show us story about big city life. There are few organisations fighting with each other and on the other side we can see daily routine of quite untypical teenagers. Both series have a large number of heroes. Each of them has its own personality, individual traits, habits and vices.Their fate is often intertwined with each other, complicating the whole story-line. Consummate sociologist will definetly find himself in both stories. However, the plot in Durarara!! is conducted in more mature way.
some what both follow a storyline thats destined, and each other of the characters of the stories have a plot where they have to figure out who they are and what they are.
...Yea it may seem weird, but it actually gives the same feelings while watching. KHR, may take a little while, but keep watching it gets more interesting. KHR is just almost like a longer version of gangs and stuff like that...
You would eighther of them if you like gangs, mafia and stuff like that.
Well i can't say that they are very similar, storyline is totally different, although there's supernatural in both of them. But! when i saw street scenes in Kannagi i was reminded of Durarara.
These are two completely different series that share, however, a somewhat similar way to deal with friendship and human relationships. I personally think that even though the plots have nothing in common and Durarara's story contains mystery and avant-garde elements, while Bakuman focus on two young men's dream of becoming professional mangaka. In Bakuman 3 the set is a bit different already. Nevertheless, I would challenge fans of both Durarara and the Bakuman universe to get to know both series (and also the amazing manga of Bakuman).
the main cast are a trio who are in a love triangle ans shit happens between them, so they both fight at some point.
both main guys move to a new location where the other 2 were already are.
takuto and kida are voiced by the same guy.
izaya=head because they act the same most of the time.
both trio's in each anime all have different powers unlike each others or the rest.
there's a girl in both animes that have "unpleasant" fantasies between the 2 guys...
Both main characters are looking for something exciting in their life. DRRR is about secrets and myths, BECK is about music. Funny thing is that Mikado from Drrr uses screenname Tanaka while Beck's main character's name is Tanaka ^^
I'm surprised no-one has put these two down for recommendations yet.
Both similar types of drawings.
Both supernatural (Ao no Exorcist - Demons, DRRR! - not fully centred on supernatural, but a big majority of it is based on myths/legends/demons).
Both similar genres - action, comedy, drama-ish, etc.
Both a very enjoyable watch.
Although I would say that DRRR! is more complex (but still easy to understand), while Ao no Excorcist has a much more simple story line.
Both deal with a large number of people connected by a mysterious supernatural entity - Celty in 'Durarara!' and Shonen Bat in 'Paranoia Agent'. In both shows, there's loads of characters, ranging from sick fetishists to angst-ridden outcasts.
The story in each show is told from the various viewpoints surrounding the odd events and every episode focuses on a different character. However, 'Paranoia Agent' has a tighter, more linear approach.
The tone of both shows become gradually darker as they continue, with most episodes easily switching from dark comedy to light drama in a heartbeat. Both function as psychological thrillers and have few action scenes.
I'm surprised this hasn't been recommended yet. Both are alluring and dark, taking the average person into a world of chaos, crime and justice. Both appeal to a mature audience and dabble with a bit of the supernatural. Psycho Pass is set in a far futuristic version of Tokyo while Durarara is present day. Amazing seiyuu Kana Hanazawa and Miyuki Sawashiro play female leads in both. Psycho Pass' main focus is crime and police while Durarara is gang violence and the not so ordinary lives of three teenagers.