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01-15-09, 12:02 PM

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first post :)

anyway i've watched all of Death Note and loved every minute of it. I'm looking for similar ones, good characters, gripping plot, something for a more mature audience unlike kiddy shows like One Piece.

my friend reccomends Code Geass, shoueld I take his advice>>
 
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01-15-09, 12:17 PM

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Hmm... Mature eh? I Haven't watched Geass yet, though its on my list. There's nothing exactly like Death Note, but I'll try my best.

Mature/Suspense:
Monster
Ergo Proxy
Ghost in the Shell

Mystery/Psychological:
Ghost Hound
 
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01-15-09, 12:25 PM

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yea.. its hard to find something like death note

code geass is a very popular show and you might like it
first season is great.. i have mixed feelings on the 2nd however still good though

here are some shows you might like
Fullmetal Alchemist
Darker than BLACK
Last Exile
 
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01-15-09, 12:39 PM

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You can try Kaiji. very good anime but I won't say it's quite like death note.

As far as Code geass goes.
IMHO if you want to compare it to death note. than it's a bad mech version.
Yes, the main character is supposed to be "very smart"/bored/gets special power/think he can rule the world.

but he is probably only 1/10th as smart as Raito, as determined as Raito, as parpared as Raito, as confident as Raito, planned as well as Raito, oh yea, and there is at a single person that can come close to L in Code geass.

Think of Code geass as 2 Raito like person fighting against each other because each think he is right and the other is wrong. One got a speical power while the other got a speical robot. One is suppose to be "very smart" while the other is very phyically strong.
 
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01-15-09, 2:33 PM

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I second Ergo Proxy!
Darker than Black
Kurozuka
Elfen Lied

These all aren't childish stories. Though I recommend the manga over the anime for Kurozuka and Elfen Lied. But that's my humble opinion. Have fun watching!
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01-15-09, 3:12 PM

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Animes like Death Note?

Take your friend's advice on watching both seasons of Code Geass. And also, I would like to recommend these few animes that are very similar:

Jigoku Shoujo: If you like this series, watch the other 2 seasons. They are very similar to Death Note in the sense of how justice is served and also that both the users of Death Note and the ones who make contracts with Ai faces the consequences of no reincarnation allowed.

Meitantei Conan: Kudo Shinichi solves mysteries like Sherlock Holmes but it occurs after a twist of fate in which he got transformed into a little kid, which starts off the journey.

Monster: I haven't watched this one, but based on the synopsis.. It can be related to Death Note.

Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo: Ryoko solves cases with the diligence and determination of "L". On top of that, she also possesses courage and a supernatural luck similar to Light's supernatural abilities. Regardless of who her enemies are, she dares to take them down as long as what she does is right.
 
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01-15-09, 5:14 PM

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One Outs
 
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01-15-09, 7:04 PM

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Rail_Man said:
One Outs
Very similar to Death Note in the mian character predicting the actions of others. You can try Code Geass as well.
 
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01-16-09, 4:34 AM

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No, Code Geass is nothing like Death Note. It's weird so many people think so - antiheroes who are supposed to be genii are hardly rare. Or is it the allegedly proactive part that gets people's attention? Geh. Code Geass is stupid, Death Note is only stupid at parts.

Akagi, maybe? It's all in their heads, it is SRS BSNS for something that normally would be pretty trite (writing in a book/playing mahjong), the protagonist has a strict sense of unconventional morality. Akagi is far more badass and interesting than Light though. And the "ending"... well, yeah, not much of an ending.
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01-16-09, 12:45 PM

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Thirding One Outs. It's Death Note with baseball; a battle of the wits between the pitcher and batter with lots of suspense and "Just as planned" moments.

Seconding Ergo Proxy and Monster. They're both great series that keep you on the edge of your seat.
 
01-16-09, 1:16 PM

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Code Geass
Kaiji

Also One Piece is not a kid show it actually is the best anime ive ever seen you must be thinking of the dubbed version
 
01-16-09, 4:28 PM

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You may like Gunslinger Girl :) That's got sort of the same aura even though they're not really alike. I'm in the middle of finishing up Teatrino, and I like it a lot so far!

(I'm a Death Note FREAK! xD)
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01-16-09, 6:46 PM

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I will be honest with you. There is no other anime like death note. Some of those anime that were proposed to you have similar elements but in the end none of them is like Death Note. They have quite a different atmosphere ansd spirit to them.
 
01-18-09, 4:35 AM

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Code geass
 
01-18-09, 3:41 PM

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Yea i would say code geass too is like death note.


 
01-18-09, 4:41 PM

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I don't agree. I really think that Code Geass is very different from Death Note. First, Raito is an idealist, at least in the R1, like Suzaku. Lelouch isn't : he knows that power is necessary to change the world.



There is a lot of exemple more, but that's not the center of the topic, so... ^^
 
01-19-09, 4:30 PM

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Clearly, the only anime like death note is Code Geass...
But don't forget that Death note is the best anime ever, so you won't find anything "better" than it



 
03-18-10, 11:49 PM

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kie_ said:
Code geass


I completely agree with you!
I know quite a lot of people who tend to reject Code Geass without giving it a try.
It looked stupid to me at first due to the fact that it had robots in it but I gave it a try anyway and I LOVED IT! Code Geass is the closest anime there is to Death Note hands down. :D
 
03-19-10, 1:08 AM

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aswani said:
Clearly, the only anime like death note is Code Geass...
But don't forget that Death note is the best anime ever, so you won't find anything "better" than it





Clearly?
You sure about that?
I know an anime which is very similar to both Code Geass and Death Note.
In fact I know several people who watched the entire series say that this anime is better than both Code Geass and Death Note (In fact for some time even I did). I also remember reading this review on the anime I'm talking about saying that the anime I'm talking about right now puts Code Geass to shame in terms of plot twists which is actually really obvious to me or everyone else who has watched this show.

In this anime however the main character chases the bad guys while in Death Note the main character evades the good guys. Now don't you think I'm typing this without knowledge of Code Geass and Death Note. I've watched all of the so called "popular animes" (except for one piece) such as Death Note,Code Geass R1/R2,FMA,Naruto Shippuden,Bleach and Dr Grayman and I say this anime KILLS everything in this list except for Death Note and Code Geass. This anime ranks #2 in my list along with Code Geass. I'm making an unbiased statement here through my opinions. This series which I shall not mention has blown me away in so many different ways it has action,suspense,thrill and all other elements of death. This anime is also extremely popular in Japan but not as popular outside of it for numerous reasons.

I avoided giving out this anime's name to shorten this rant of mine and If I did mention it's name I'm almost sure I'd have to overflow this topic in terms of ranting. I've made long rants before some even consuming 3/4 of a topics page. Not to mention keeping this animes name secret would also keep me from adding several details on how it is up to par with DN and CG. Although Death Note is my favorite, seriously I have to say people who have seen this series completely in terms of plot episodes would even say that it is better than Death Note. Same goes for Code Geass, a lot of people prefer Code Geass over Death Note because it's Death Note on a higher scale.

Death Note - Light and Co vs L and his band of detectives.
Code Geass - Rebels vs Empire

Death Note however is more realistic and is better in terms of outwitting each other.
While Code Geass have battles and is almost as good as Death Note in terms of outwitting each other. So I guess it all depends on everyone's opinion. Anyway with all the clues I left out I'm almost sure you guys know what anime i'm talking about. (If anyone thinks the anime I described earlier is not as good as Death Note or Code Geass i'll prove it to you. In addition to that ill also prove that you have no right in saying that.)

Here's a recent comment I found of a person replying to another person who wrote a review which compared the anime i described earlier to Death Note on wordpress.

"in death note it is always about black and white; good and evil, but in ____ everything is blurred; grey."

"did you even watch ____, man? the storyline went crazy in 2004."

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03-19-10, 4:43 AM

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CookieDough42 said:
first post :)

anyway i've watched all of Death Note and loved every minute of it. I'm looking for similar ones, good characters, gripping plot, something for a more mature audience unlike kiddy shows like One Piece.

my friend reccomends Code Geass, shoueld I take his advice>>


Maybe Logh? The setting is different, but some things are similar.
People will see the obvious. I want to see the truth.
 
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