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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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) ....  read more
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. ;)
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. read more
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 :)  read more
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.
Both basically the same thing: some badass asassin main character who goes around killing people. They have generally simillar atmospheres except Darker than Black also has some comedic moments. I guess it's slightly less serious. Basically, if you like watching people kill other people, you'll probably like both of these.
Darker than Black and Phantom are great examples how to make anime with exciting action and interesting mystery. Plot of both serial is focused on Syndicate (criminal organization) and fates of main characters. Storyline is very good made and it has got unexpected plot twists. The main characters are really cool. They are professionalists and always keep cool head. Overall, They are empathic and their stories are really enjoyable to watch. summarizing, if you look for a lot of action, interesting characters and good mystery, you won't be disappointed.
Both anime revolve around a cast in the midst of a emotionless and cold vs. humanistic and livable lifestyles. Characters will fill nihilistic ideas with reason and logic whilst being forced to deal with unforetold emotion and gut feelings. Filled with only the slightest glimpses of hope at some times they show you what it's like to hang on. I recommend if you like high action, suspense, and strong characters.
I'ld say it's "kinda similar", why ? Because some points are similar in a deep/lesser way.
Anyways, you have
- Dark ambiance
- A syndicate/ agency
- Few main characters, can compare Hei & Yin with Ein & Zwei. Even if the relationship between them is different.
- You may have the same feelings for Yin that you had (would have) for Ein. Even if both characters are significantly differents.
The storyline is deeper in Darker Than Black, but you may not be really attached to characters.
I highly recommend to see Phantom Requiem for the Phantom AFTER Darker Than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha. Or, with a pause between them. Otherwise you will think about Requiem during the whole season. read more
Strong male Protagonist, they both work for an organization to assassinate people, and have a kinda dark atmosphere . They both have a Partner in Crime and are most time not very talkative.
I would say Darker thank Black is a little less tragic than Phantom but still has the right amount of it to be a good anime.
They both have a similar grey feeling to them and the main characters (Hei and "Zwei") are both quieter badass characters. There are some differences, like Darker than Black is more super natural whereas Phantom is more "realistic", but that difference is good if you are interested in a show with a similar feel but a different plot.
Both animes are very similar.
The male protagonists are assassins working for a crime organization accompanied by a emotionless girl. Also They have supernatural powers that help them to kill people. The organization only used them as pawns then at a certain moment in the story, they must escape from that organization, looking to be free.
In my opinion, both are very good animes and i liked them a lot.
Strong, cold mc that changes over the course of the series? Check
Dark tone? Check
Good characters? Check
Assassin/hitman related? Check
Abit of romance? Check
Lots of action and killing? Check
Is awesome? Check
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.
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.
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
Two Japanese men get suck into the underground world of gangs, violence, drugs. They even have reminiscence yakuza plots in both series. They differ prominently in the character section, phantom having bland characters while black lagoon's cast is more creative, exuberant, and enjoyably funny.
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.
Though the atmosphere in both animes is quite different (Black Lagoon being more action's based and P:RP is more on the drama's side), both animes deal with gangs and guns. Even if the atmosphere is more calm and slow in P:RP, I can guarantee you that the action scene would make it up to you.
> Main character involves in a dangerous organization without wanting it
> Strong main female character, she is already in the “business” when the main character is involve
> Big gangs/organizations fighting over money or territory
Both are related to organized crime
Both have female main character who are strong and can handle guns
Both have male MC who are new to the underground world and just try to survive with the help Female MC
In both the male MC try to save his personalty and soul from total corruption from the world around him
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!
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.
I came here to check if Noir is prequel to Phantom. I have never seen two anime so much like each other. Main similarities are:
- The main characters Ein and Noir look alike and they have the same body anatomies.
- The main characters Ein and Noir have the same looking blond co-work buddies.
- The main characters Ein and Noir are assassins of a secret organization.
- The main characters Ein and Noir speak similarly, with short sentences and with the same tone of voice.
- The main characters Ein and Noir have similar clothes.
- Musics are very similar between two series.
- The atmosphere is very similar; dark, heavy and slow paced.
- Gun fights are quite similar. read more
Both shows focus on a duo of assassins, secret societies and organized crime syndicates. Both were produced by Bee Train and feature musical scores by Yuki Kajiura. It's almost as if Noir was the first draft for Phantom in that there are several similarities between the two (Ein and Kirika are pretty much the same character). If you enjoy conspiracies and mystery thrillers, you will likely enjoy both of these titles. Noir is the more tame title of the two. Phantom has a darker, grittier feel to it and presents itself as fare for a more mature audience.
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. read more
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.  read more
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 groups.
Both deal with an organization.
Both deal with betrayal and romance.
Both have their badass moments.
Both have guns and really cool fights.
Both have a main character that doesn't talk much.
They share a very similar character design, coloring and atmosphere.
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
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.
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. read more
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*
Both anime have similar characters and story line.
The male main character is an anti-hero and kills people in extraordinary ways.
similar feel to the anime (if you truly watch anime you know what I mean)
I love both of them. REALLY LIKABLE. I'm glad to compare similarities.
Now let's return to the main subject, both have criminal society, mature characters, superb Thriller, and outstanding animation.
Light kills a lot of wrongdoer for his new world. Zwei kills many villains for his important persons.
DN depicted centrally Light and L's psychological game, Phantom depicted Zwei and Ein bonds.
Both are tragic development, and there are drawn combined with wonderful voice acting.
Of course, both include gore and violence. Especially DN's Execution scenes are more radical. Phantom is mainly gunfight.
It's not for everyone. But If you want to watch cinematic show, you'll enjoy Phantom.
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.
While both series are almost completely different on their story's focus, both shows are about military-esque organizations who carry out missions. While Phantom focuses on Zwei trying to break away from his forced life of being a cold blooded assassin, Jormungand focuses on Koko's "adventures" of being a weapons dealer. Many of the fights in both series involve guns and military knives.
Though Phantom has a more serious feel to it than Jormungand, since in Jormungand there's a good amount of humor at times while in Phantom there is not.
-- 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Both series are dark-themed thrillers, contains assassinations, "brainwashed" people, etc. They have their fair share of differences, for one phantom is far more action-focused compared to Monster, but the thematic similarity is still notable.
Both anime are almost the same, they start with the underworld assassins and they manage to get away from that word to a certain person. They try to survive and not be killed by that underworld and survive. The same story can you say is the same in both anime.
In both series, the main characters are forced into a life of despair. Phantom is a bit darker, which is definitely an Urobuchi trademark. The music in Phantom is also comparable to Kanno Yoko's wonderful work in Zankyou no Terror.
Both are primarily psychological thrillers that embrace the darkest aspects of their worlds: Mirai Nikki with its battle royale blood-bath and Phantom with its life-ruining mafia lifestyle. Being thrillers, both are well-paced, have good plots, highly suspenseful, and are exciting to watch. However, Phantom focuses on creating intense emotional responses to the overwhelming psychological suffering of its assassin characters, instead of focusing on suspense and horror like Mirai Nikki. If you enjoy psychological thrillers, these two are the best in the book.
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom and Mirai Nikki are both dark, despairing dramas where the main character is suddenly thrown into a dilemma that tests his strength. Yukiteru and Zwei try to survive throughout the stories when many obstacles are thrown their way. At first both ukiteru and Zwei are hesitant to kill people, but after their first kill, they acclimatize with their new circumstances and deal with it.
Both also have a strong female leads with unique personalities, with a penchant for killing. The tendency to show rated R gore and mood fit each other. If you liked the darkness/mystery of Mirai Nikki with a tinge of a smaller romantic subplot that slowly develops over time, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom is a great watch. read more
These shows are incredibly similar, both starting with the main char getting essentially abducted and forced to join corrupt/evil groups. Even the meaty bits during and after all those things are very similar. Not to mention they both have powerful creepy old men who like the touching the female lead.
They both have male protagonist characters who show an exceptional ability to kill people. Grisaia's protagonist is more inhuman from a cruel, abusive, abnormal past. Both shows show the protagonists training how to kill people in both guns and knives. They both have their protagonists put into morally ambiguous circumstances, with a stronger case being able to be made that they are, the bad guys (for at least part of the series).
Main character is kidnapped by evil organization and trained as assassin. He is forced to kill against his will. Finally he rebel and fight against organization which destroyed his life. Main character is controlled by darkness, grief, lost meaning in life. He meets something special which helps change, find light in the dark. Both are great action, philological anime.
Like an overflowing tears, we live this fleeting moment as if it is shining.
The repetition of meeting and parting in those days, our whole being is torn what should we believe in?
Both are tragedy story. Anyways, tragedy. Sadness and pain envelop main characters. This is antisocial message.
Ash is similar to Zwei. They have precious person named each Eiji and Ein. They fight for them hardly.
Both have much gunfight and deep Drama. It's more than just killing. Atonement and Salvation.
What is human who want to protect? Where are their right place? They keep looking for them. Even the end of hell.
Setting is same. America. Phantom is mutual of America and Japan. Except Ash, main characters are Japanese.
The ratio of characters are different. Phantom is male and female lead. Banana Fish is almost all of male cast.
Voice acting is very nice. Especially Phantom is more refined. Banana Fish is more polite.
It'll too scared to watch both of them in various meaning. But it's worth high perfection. I recommend to you. read more
Both set in the US and centered around mafia. The MCs are abused by the mafia and forced to dwell in crime in order to survive, losing themselves in the process. Both eventually try to seek some sort of revenge, and both find a person that becomes everything to them at some point. The final impressions of the shows are rather alike as well.
Same director Koichi Mashimo and studio Bee Train. El Cazador de la Bruja is part of the girls-with-guns trilogy along with Noir and Madlax. The premise also deals with assassins and a handling organization.
Guns, guns and more guns. These are both very gun-oriented shows. They even have the same segways for the title cards and commercial breaks. Phantom is more sad and El Cazador is more fun, but neither of these shows would be the same without guns.
Main character is kidnapped by evil organization and trained as assassin. He is forced to kill against his will. Finally he rebel and fight against organization which destroyed his life. Main character is controlled by darkness, grief, lost meaning in life. He meets something special which helps change, find light in the dark. Both are great action, philological anime. Main difference is that Phantom is darker and sadder, and in Grisaia you can find harem.
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? read more
"I recognized being alone. That is basically for eternity, So happiness and such will not become something of yours.
The corruption is so easy to see that it turns into words. When the funeral bells ring, I'll stop the calamity that will be resurrected."
Both are very concealment and pitiless shows. Drama and Violence are crossing in front of our eyes.
Animation and characters development are quite well. You should be focus on them. Otherwise you suffer a loss.
Characters relationship are similar. Ichise and Zwei were solitude until they meets Ran and Ein.
They are always learn about their way of life. If they don't kill many evils, they were killed.
Both OP is the best part. Animation, Songs, Lyrics. Tempo is completely different, but everything is well done.
Each characters feeling are most interesting part of Both shows. It has been skillfully representation.
Weapons are same. Fist and Gun. Main characters punish evils. They are destroying them without mercy. Texhnolyze adds cyborg.
It's not just kill shows. Truth is exist there. You can understand what I mean. The truth leads you into purification. read more
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.
both are simmilar in the part where an orphan girl is recruited to kill people and becomes a skilled assasin, difference is phantom requiem is longer, with a lot more of character development while a kite more crude, blody and sexual
Watching the first episode of Tokyo Ghoul remind me a lot to Phantom. Why? Because they bot have a main protagonist who becames a "something" (in Phantom, a phantom, in Tokyo Ghoul, a ghoul) against their own will. They both have to kill people for different reasons too. The main difference is that Phantom envolves mafia and adult characters, while the most part of Tokyo Ghoul's cast (by now) are teenagers.
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. read more
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".
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.
people might find this odd but both main characters have lost their memory and in phantom ein is unfazed by killing similar to kouichi aziawa not to mention the fact the they main characters don't fully understand what's going on
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Fateful encounters cause sadness at times.
Both settings are different. But characters are quite similar. Especially Main Characters.
Story progress by two pair. Zwei and Ein. Shion and Nezumi. Their relationship are almost same.
Both focus Drama than Action. Friendship, Frustration, and trust are part of theme.
Phantom is bloody and tragedy in modern age. No.6 is complicated and devastating in dystopia.
OP and ED songs are aesthetic. Phantom's first OP and No.6's ED are goosebumps. High artistry.
Both brings endless surprises. Just see it. This is very elaborate composition.
Attention. Zwei and Ein are Normal Couple. Shion and Nezumi are included Boys Love.
But please don't avoid. It is just a little bit IMO. Really. Others are common.
Both are thought-provoking about human relations. Excellent quality. Worth seeing. read more
Both of the following anime share similar themes and protagonists as well.
Centering around the themes of power, money, and good vs. bad morals, we have
two shows that display the trickeries that people can devise. Telomere from Vampire Bund
is the equal to Inferno for Phantom Requiem and Mina aswell to some extent. They use any tricks they can and fool
anybody they can in order to get what they want, no matter the cost. The protagonists, Akira and Zwei, respectively, are caught in between the worlds of the innocent and the evil and have to make rather difficult choices. Struggling between what they've been dragged into vs. protecting the people whom they care for conflict the protagonists greatly.
Both MCs are suddenly thrown into a darker and crueler world, and have to toughen up and lose their initial innocence/change their perspectives in order to survive. They're both aided by a companion knowledgeable of this new world, and their relationships with said companions are, besides action and character development and psychology, one of the shows' primary focuses.
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom and Phantom the Animation are both adapted from the visual novel Phantom of Inferno, so they have a very similar plot and many of the same characters. If you've seen one, it's definitely worth it to see the other.
Both shows deal with an MC who is stoic and unmerciful towards their enemies while at the same time see that an inescapable fate is awaiting them.
Also don't expect both to be happy since it builds up to such a dark, depressing, deconstructed, and tragic development.
Both main characters have undergone some serious training in the deadly arts since childhood and have been made into tools for killing (assassins duh)
Both animes kinda go deep and focus more on the MC's past , imo if not for the fan service GnK would be a totally serious anime. It also shows you the events that have transpired before leading upto to the MC's cold cool personality in the present!
Tragedy is the common theme in both anime as they deal with badass MCs who are soldiers that take away lives one after another. Character development takes place at some point making both MCs regret their actions and look at their lives from a different perspective. Also both are depressing and dark meaning there is zero happiness throughout the anime.
Both feature a super soldier who starts off as emotionless and ruthless killer who does not question his authorities with a later character development.
Also don't expect both to be happy since it builds up to such a dark, depressing, deconstructed, and tragic development.
The stories of these series are about assassins life. Both contains violence, blood, a lot of action, fighting, deaths. Also art is really great. So if you like this kind of stuff I really recommend it.
However for me Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom is darker and much deeper. In Akame ga Kill! you can find comedy elements. And unlike the Akame ga Kill! assassins which kills on their free will Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom assassins are forced to kill to live.
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.
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~).
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. read more
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. read more
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.
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.
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! read more
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.
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.
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 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.
+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.
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. read more