Both involve highly intelligent people generally outwitting others, but whereas Death Note was involving a killing spree and utopia, Liar Game is about trying to get out of a game of, well, lies. The artwork is sort of similar, too, and I personally think Akiyama is more intelligent than Light because Akiyama generally has his plans run right from the get-go and has already factored most outcomes, whereas Light relies too much on others' reactions. Akiyama's reliance on reactions is more like putting the last brick on the castle; castle's already complete, but a perfectionist just needs that one last brick.
The main conflicts run like complicated cat & mouse games, with psychological strategies and out manoeuvring between genius characters. There are more puzzles in Liar Game, but Death Note does have it's moments. However Death Note is supernatural with an anti-hero main character while Liar Game is realistic with a naive girl/con-artist protagonist main pair. They have quite a similar detailed art style, though Death Note is more gothic.
Both involve highly intelligent main characters, though Amamiya reminds more of L then of Light. The Characters are facing problems that they have to solve using their brain. Liar Game is more focused on tricking people, but when you liked DN (like me) it's quite possible that you might like Liar Game too.
Aside from boasting hyper-intelligent strategists for their heroes and anti-heroes, both series probe into the depths of the human psyche. While Death Note plays with morals, Liar Game deals with manipulation.
Lies, manipulation, and strategy. Death Note and Liar game involves scenarios that tests our main characters' wit and intelligence to their limit. The main characters gets caught in a world of deception. Luckily, they are able to formulate their own plans to get by.
There is psychological themes involving games of dark nature. They challenge the characters mentally where only the best of the best survives.
A fairly obvious comparison. Death Note and Liar Game both deal with psychological issues and have a battle-of-wits plot line. Both male leads progress through the story and show the genius workings of their brains as they overcome each obstacle thrown in their way.
A game where you have to,decieve people in order to win money and if you fail you will be in debt... The main character is an innocent girl whi gets dragged into this game. She will need a genius in order to be saved. Luckily this kind of person appears. Just like in death this character is a genius who will amaze you with the strategies he can come up with. If you like deep tactical strategy games that will amaze you one after another, this is a perfect manga for you!
Both series have a high school student protagonist who's fed up with the degradation of society and uses the series gimmick to try to revolutionize it. Death Note is great for anyone who thinks LOST+BRAIN was on to something, and LOST+BRAIN is good for anyone who wants just a little more of what Death Note had going on.
Unbelievebly similar main characters; both are top students with genius level intellects who despise the world and the people around them, and therefor reaches the conclusion that they must change the world they live in. However in LOST + BRAIN the main character uses hypnotizm instead of a death note.
the two main characters of these mangas have only one objective : to cleanse the world. actually, lost+brain is more brutal tan death note because the main character kills even his closest FRIENDS. while on death note, light only kills those who oppose him. read the manga and see for yourself!
The protagonists are almost identical in every way - both geniuses disappointed by the world and the human nature, both ruthless, both trying to take control (be the gods of the new world ;-). Although the "powers" differ the rest, including the darkish atmosphere is there.
A genius who thinks that our world is rotten and wants to rule it in order to make it a better place. What would happen if such a person would get a superhuman power? The psychological and tactical battle can begin! The atmosphere of both manga is the same, a guy who wants to change the world even if he has to kill for it...
Main character of Lost+ brain has the similar looks, style and dreams as Kira, but different power also setting is different - more realism. if you liked death note you will definitely like lost+ brain.
Mc is basically sick of society and then randomly finds the means to change it. Light finds a death note and Hiyama learns about hypnosis. They use these to try and create a new world and also eliminate everyone who stands in their way. Light tries to get rid of L and Hiyama tries to get rid of Kuonji. They will stop at nothing.
The series take opposite perspectives (Death Note has a villain protagonist, Monster a villain antagonist) in a reverse whodunit scenario, where the reader knows all along who the villain is and watches as the (comparatively) heroic figure has to piece together evidence and catch him.
These two are often compared together, and that's no surprise - they are both psychological thrillers that provoke discussions of morals and ethics, nature versus nurture, and life and death. Death Note deals primarily with the issue of justice and who has the divine right to take a life; Monster questions the equality of lives and what it means to save lives, whether they deserve it or not. With two main protagonists, Tenma Kenzo and Yagami Light, working non-stop to find their enemies, Johan Liebert and Detective L, the clock ticks on with a cat-and-mouse game, as various characters find their fates intertwined with that of Tenma and Light. Death Note is based around supernatural elements, such as shinigami and a mysterious notebook (well, it's fairly obvious at this point), taking place in modern Japan. Monster, on the other hand, is more realistic, and takes place in 1990s Germany, drawing on historical events and the social and political impact of those events. The difference in demographics is clear (shounen and seinen), but the atmosphere of both is dark and terrifying in their own ways, built around mysteries and complex characters. Along with realistic art styles, both series are sure to keep readers guessing. read more
Pure evil... That's what you are going to find in both of these series? At first you think that certain characters are just pure evil, but somewhere deep in yourself you can understand why they do what they do. These manga will be a deep ride to uncover what evil is. In both of the manga there are people who are trying to stop the main character from doing what he is doing. But he is trying to do the right thing. Or is he? Discover it for youself! Read both of these manga. They will leave you breathless, I can promise that
Monster, just like Death Note, is a thriller about a man pursuing a serial killer, and both villains (Johan Liebert and Yagami Light) are straight-up geniuses. The point of view is different - one is from the hero and the other from the villain. But both make a good work talking about ethics and morality.
Monster and Death Note alike follow a "battle" of sorts between two brilliant minds, but where Death Note falls short midway through the series, Monster just continues to get better and better. If you liked Death Note, Monster is essentially a seinen, more fleshed out version of it. If you liked Monster, you'll like the first half of Death Note.
I only realized the similarity with around chapter 22 of BM.
There is a mastermind with an initial (K and L). There are genius on both sides of the fighting line attacking with intellect and sleuth. Bloody Monday has more action and blood than Death Note and DN has more brains. There is mystery regarding both the protagonist and antagonist and their plans. Death is brought up on both and justice.
Both are shounen thrillers that involve masterminds playing mental chess with each other. Also involves lives at stake in the games between the opposing sides. Death is an integral theme in both plots.
Well to start both are battles being waged out in a mental battlefield, and each side are trying to tip the favor to their side which delivers intense scenes and moments that can not be easily forgotten. Pretty interesting read which keeps you wanting to read the next chapters until your done.
I instantly thought of Death Note when reading Bloody Monday. They are both thrillers that involve a lot of elaborate plans in order for both sides to reach their objective. BM has more action, while DN has more mental planning. The main heroes and villains of each series are very intelligent. Both even have characters that have code names such as L(DN),and J and K(BM). They are both full of twists that make you want to keep reading until the very end. Luckily they are both relatively short. The art style is even very similar.
Both manga involve a mastermind who has a plan in mind to kill a lot of people, although this is for very different reasons in both of the manga. But this is exactly what makes this so interesting. After reading one of these stories you should read the other one to see the other side of what might happen to our world. If you liked one of them I highly recommend reading the other one as well
You want mind games? You got it.
You want mental chess? You got it.
You want gore and killing? You got it!
Both series have two intelligent protagonists who are fighting against each other. In Death Note, it is between Kira and L while in Bloody Monday, the protagonist is actually on the good side, like L and the antagonists are like Kira, who kill for "justice". You got two sides tryin' one-up each other through with fearsome tricks and traps. Both are extremely thrilling and exciting.
A prevailing theme in both series is the notion of moral justice: Is it right to kill those who are unhealthy to society? It is a rather conflicting statement as often the answer lies in the subjective. This is profoundly highlighted in both series through the characters, views of the general public, and moral consequences and decisions the protagonists have to face.
Both deal with school students (Yagami Light / Azama Shou), who after gaining a special power, decide to take justice into their own hands to create a better world. Though the personalities and methods of the protagonists are different (Death Note has intense 'battle of the minds' dialogue and Kira who kills all the criminals whilst Akumetsu has gorey action and Akumetsu - a 'terrorist group' publicly killing corrupt beaurocrats) it's enjoyable to compare one after reading the other to see different peoples' approach to the same subject.
Both are about a high school boy with a unlikely, supernatural power they will use to "improve" the country by killing everyone that is evil according to their judgement.
Death Note's kills have their focus on your every day murderer, rapist etc while Akumetsu has it's focus on politicians, CEO's: what's wrong with trias politica, economics, the pharmaceutical industry etc.
Death Note is more of a psychological blockbuster and a thriller focussing on mind-games while Akumetsu is a good action.
Akumetsu is especially cool to read if you are into politics and know a little bit about the economic crisis we have, or have seen Michael Moore's Sicko. It makes you want to go "whoohoo, you go Akumetsu!" read more
These manga both bring the worst of human kind up. They let you realise how bad some people actually are. The main characters both dedicate their lives to bringing down this evil, they even go as far as killing them because most of the time that is the only way.
it has the same setting, only that there is no 'L' character in akumetsu.
but both protagonists have a driving desire to fight against evil, even if it means killing people. and the biggest similarity is
that the mc has a superpower which he uses to change japan.
in death note, well the death note and,
in akumetsu , the really sexy mask.
Death Note and Mirai Nikki are incredibly similar series, though Mirai Nikki is (as of now, at least) much less mainstream than Death Note. Both series are about god-like creatures giving people supernatural abilities (the death note and the future diaries) and both become a game of survival to the characters in the series. They have similar themes of outsmarting and eliminating everyone who gets in your way and have a very grey scale opinion on justice and morality.
Both shares supernatural kind of note/diary giving its owner great possibilities.There is also similar way of creating story that is based on scheming and sudden plot twists.DN is more about inner dialogues while MN is pure action with lot of rolling heads and explosions
Death Note and Mirai Nikki are both mind puzzling.Hiding their identities and also finding a way to kill the opponent.they also have the similarities having a God,Shinigami etc.
Light and Yuno are both scary and smart.
Onani Master Kurosawa is basically death note, except about masturbation. The main character looks and acts exactly like Light, down to his"Just as planned" face. The idea is crude, but this short dj title is an excellent parody of the DN style. A must read for anyone who liked Death Note, but never took it too seriously.
Death Note shares with its parody Onani Master Kurosawa the same theme of punishing evildoers, although the way both series's protagonists do their trick are largely different -- while Death Note features a hyper-intelligent murderer, Onani Master Kurosawa spotlights a cynical masturbator.
It is similar because in both mangas, there is someone that is trying to bring justice to the world in such ways that you would have never thought of. They both have main characters who go to the extremes to get what they think is better for the world.
They are both about a male protagonist who uses their minds to create a new world with a special powerthey both inherite from a non-human being. Both challenges the mind, but completely different scenes and endings. Code Geass is much longer than Death Note.
Both Code Geass and Death note are about a character which decided after obdaining a power to change the world, code geass is more about a story of revenge , the main character trying to destory britannia, even thought he is a britanian himself and changing and currect system. In Death note after the character obdaining his power, he is trying to change the currect world, he wants to make it better, a peacefull world without crimicals or killers, both are like that , strategy manga :)
Did you ever think that it would be better if some people died? You probably did once. But if you suddenly acquired the power to do so, without anybody finding out, would you really do it? The two main characters of these manga would do anything to achieve their goal of a better world, even if it involves killing a lot of people. The tactical plans they make will always surprise you, you will never be bored by what happens when they battle!
They both remind me strongly of each other and at the same time they are completely diffrent. Both main characters (Noa and Light) are both Geni, they both have someone who they fight(L and the weird Cop) they have females who follow there orders, and a gigantic plans for world change. Yep, and at the same time the feeling is quite diffrent, but I think you will like one if you like the other.
Both are psychological thrillers with a protagonist with a prodigious mind that want to change the corrupted world. They both a girl in love with them that will do everything for them, even die. Both are followed by a policeman that won't bother in break the law if he can capture him. Both have an awesome ending, although pretty different.
Both Raito (Light) and Noa have very similar personalities, and the paths to their power are similar. When I read Zennou no Noa, I had this nagging sense of seeing Raito in there. Both characters are very intelligent, and able to read far ahead when planning. Both mangas are very good reads.
Mind games, Machiavellian methods, and mass murders. If you found either of these titles interesting, you might want to also try out the other one since both involve unorthodox detectives hunting down serial killers. However, MPD Psycho is definitely not for the faint of heart with its sexual imagery, explicitly gory death scenes, and mentally unstable characters.
If talking about series with "hide&seek"/investigation themes, Death Note is a light version of MPD Psycho. Even so, if you liked one, you'll like the other. Each one have their own primary objectives: MPD is to be seen as very adult mangá; DN is to be seen as a "pre-adult" one?
For those of you who wander aimlessly seeking for something similar to the thrilling story of the Death Note series, well, you're in luck because Hakomari not only fills that void, it expands it. In other words, in my opinion it's even better than Death Note in terms of complexity.
While there are countless dissimilarities between the two, I'll focus on the similarities which I'm sure would cause Death Note fans to try this series...
Hakomari captures Death Note's thriller and mystery aspect not through the battle of impeccable prodigies, but through an extremely intricate plot built layer after layer in each volume. Actually, we get a battle of wits in all of the volumes, but this is not what makes Hakomari stand out of the rest of novels/manga, it is the plot (or the premise) through which the characters move, in other words, it is the premises (the universe/world) of the novel.
While I have completely no idea how Eiji Mikage composes his plot, reading through the volumes with give you an idea to how the architecture of this novel is constructed. The author lays the framework and a rough conclusion of a volume before filling out the details of the story, that is to give him some sort of guide (a premise if you will) for his plot.
He rarely contradicts the premises he set unless you are hairsplitting/nitpicking enthusiast. Every turn or event in a volume is connected to a premise set forth or declared in a previous volume (in other words, everything that would happen, happened for a reason, and isn't of plot convenience) and the conclusions at each volume surprise you as it unravels Mikage's masterful play of plot lines.
While the main difference between Death Note and Hakomari is the romance aspect, I'd say that If you liked DN, there's a very high chance of liking Hakomari since every twist leaves you surprised and impressed. read more
Geniuses, psychopaths, mental and psychological warfare, strategic thinking, powers granted through a supernatural entity that potentially shape the world according to the user's wishes/desires/ideologies, both these series have these elements in common.
They both maintain a heavy grim mood throughout the story with little comedy. They both have a lot of mystery and twists. Both main characters are willing to go to certain extreme extents to live in what they see as the ideal world, even though their views are fundamentally opposite. They present accounts of people who acquire supernatural abilities that can change the world - either more directly (Utsuro) or indirectly (DN) - but end up being psychologically consumed by the power or their lack own lack of control. In a way they both touch upon the "be careful with what you wish for" trope (DN in a much more subtle way since Utsuro deals directly with those wishes and their corruption).  read more
First of all be careful that while Death Note is a manga, Hakomari (the short name) is a light novel. If you can't sit down and read a light novel, then please ignore this recommendation.
In both stories, prodigies with incredible skills of deduction play a deadly game of cat and mouse with each other, in a mysteriously supernatural setting. These are stories with complex story line and go in deep to explore each main character's motives.
After reading Death Note, I thought to myself that a series that matches up to its fantastic thrilling murder-mystery does not exist (that is not to say that Death Note is free of plot-holes because it is full of partial ones, but it manages to achieve its premise), that is, until I discovered Hakomari. The unpopular Light Novel surpasses Death Note in its best aspect -- complexity.
While the two are fundamentally different -- 'a story of a genius who accidentally comes upon a murder notebook', against 'the story of a rather normal folk who is dragged into a bizarre reality by mere circumstance', there are a lot of similarities between the two that are simply too eminent.
The most obvious similarity is of course the mystery aspect. Both series to progress the plot through events that can be described as carefully plotted. In Hakomari, this is achieved through a scattering of accurate and truthful red herrings throughout the plot that gets even more impressive as the author reveals the reasoning behind each one. The difference in this is, in Death Note, the viewer/reader is a spectator to the plot who only follows the direction of the plot, while in Hakomari, the reader is dragged to the pace of the story as you try to figure out the happenings of the story.
Do take caution when reading Volume 1 though as the beginning is intentionally confusing due to its atypical progression. But it'd be a shame if you'd drop it because of that because Volume 1 has to be the single best story I've every read. The immense entertainment value it brings will only be available to those who are patient enough go through it. In the end your efforts will be rewarded.
Generally, if you liked Death Note's thrilling mystery aspect, you'll definitely like Hakomari, especially volume 3 & 4 since it probably bears the most semblance among all of the arcs since it features a direct battle of wits with rules accurately written down.
The only downside that might cause some to misevaluate Hakomari's greatness is that it is too complex that some readers have trouble understanding the entire plot. Again, that is not to say that Hakomari is perfect. Like any show, I could make a list of endless plot-holes and unrealistic instances, but given that Hakomari is too complex but very well delivered, it is indeed a masterpiece and Death Note fans would probably enjoy this a lot read more
Both series start with an average boy encountering the sole fantasy element in an otherwise true-to-life setting and being irresistibly drawn into a world in which is allowed to demonstrate his true abilities and judgment. And of course they both have a flair for the dramatic: board games and notebooks have never been so thrilling!
The main characters of both series are followed by a spirit that not everybody can see and gives them a certein power. They are also both students who want to become the best at something (death note being to rule the world). Death note is a more dark story than Hikaru no Go. The art was also done by the same artist, so if you like that you will like it in the other manga too.
Ever had a goal in life you would almost kill for to accomplish? Would you have the determination not to give up even if it went bad? Both of these manga are about people who have an incredible amount of determination, even when it seemed impossible they still contiued. Their determination is inspirational and will make you think about your own life and dreams.
Bakuman and Deathnote are series that have been made by the same author and same artist, and if you've read either of these works you'll notice similarities when reading the other one of the two.
The art style is for instance very similair, but the way the story draws the reader in, to read more and more is also very similair in both of these manga, despite having a completly different plot.
Even the excentric antagonist, who are at the same time also kind of part of the protagonists in both of these works, have this same feel to them.
Would you clear our world of all the evil in it? From a moral point of view you probably would. But if you had the power to really do it, would you really have the determination to do it? Both of these stories center around characters who have dedicated their lives to doing this. If you like this idea, then these manga are just perfect for you!
Both are intellectual-psychological manga's which have highly skilled protagonists and antagonists competing against each other for their own ideals. The difference between Eternal Sabbath and Death Note is that Eternal Sabbath is shorter, not as popular, and has some romantic content, but both stories are portrayed in somewhat similar styles that one would remind you of the other.
A battle of the brains, mysteries, violence, action, excellent artwork, if you like any of these elements you're bound to find some interest in either Spiral or Death Note. While they both have completely different stories, both of the main characters are highly intelligent individuals able to plot out plans to get things their way. Although the differences between the two are rather minor, surprising plot twists and events are bound to pull you into either Death Note or Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna and leave you wanting for more.
Death Note and Spiral both have mind battles, and Spiral also comes with mild actions. Towards the end, just as the title, the plot goes into a deep spiral, and it becomes really interesting and twisted. There are tons of amazing plot twist, and the ending isn't disappointing unlike Death Note which is.
They both give off a feeling of deep mystery, and i think that if you like one you will like the other. They paly quite a few miind games and people are always testing the protognasts (Light for Death Note & Ayumu in Spiral) There quite similar if you think about it. Though they are both quite dark they both contain quite a lot of humor, though Death Note is significly more dark. Both have a very confusing plot line and makesone think about things taht are going around them a lot more.
Both of these manga come from the same writer/artist combo (who also made Bakuman), and both have a somewhat dark tone.
Both manga have supernatural beings (a shinigami in DN, an angel in PE) that give the protagonist their powers (arrows and wings in PE, the Death Note in DE) and follow them around. Also, the protagonists of both series are aiming to become God.
Both are written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. They also revolve around a protagonist who is given with a special ability (Death Note, Wings and Arrows) by superior beings. Platinum End is the new manga created by the Ashirogi Muto duo (reference: Bakuman) on 2015 /(^.^)/
Detective stories with one quirky detective. Remote deals with a series of cases and has a two-person investigation tag-team as compared to Death Note's single case and villain protagonist setup, but if you're into reclusive, sometimes misanthropic, and generally unconventional detectives, both L and Himuro have you covered.
If you're looking for some detective fiction, then Death Note and Shinrei Takumo may be something to consider. Both series adapts a main character who has unnatural talents and a special gift. There is a decent amount of mystery and suspense with thrilling plot twists in both series. And at its core, we find out how twisted their story can become when certain events are connected.
They both deal with the main Character or in this case Characters thinking that the world is evil. In both stories they have some sort of supernatural power. In both stories the people trying to change the world are viewed as terrorists.
The protagonists both fight for their own sense of justice with a special ability. Where one uses a notebook to create events to happen the other uses "ventriloquism" (he can make others speak in the manner he chooses). In both stories a rival appears who challenges the abilities of the protagonists and their sense of justice.
In both there is a power called Shinigami Eyes, which in DN allows you to see both the name and life span of anyone, and in ZL makes you see a ring on people’s neck: the darker it becomes, the nearer that person’s death gets. Both can be creepy at times, and both have Shinigami, death, supernatural, mystery, blood, a dark aura, and lots of bishounen. Both are really good, worth-reading manga, and both both are (wrongly) considered shounen.
Even though Loop is a one-shot and Death Note is long 12 volumes, they're both great seinen and psychological manga with a supernatural twist. Both are about death, have some violent and bloody scenes, and are very well-drawn and developed. Reading Loop gave me a feeling somehow similar to the one I get while reading Death Note.
Both stories have a similar dark feel to them. While reading loop i had a constant feeling that Ryuk might come walking into the story. The theme of death and evil is also very present in both of these manga. If you liked death note then you will enjoy this oneshot and if you liked then oneshot you should give death note a try as well.
First time making a recommendation, please excuse my poor English.
Both stories revolve about the true meaning of justice and the fine line between wrong and right. In Tokyo Ghoul, it is a struggle in the protagonist's own mind between his ghoul side and human side, as well as his past and present. Whilst in Death Note, both protagonists represent justice in a different manner.
The artwork are well done and have a similar sinister feeling, with unique character design and strong contrast.
What I liked most about both manga were the large amount of plot twists. The stories are unpredictable yet logical, with loads of information to digest and organize, sometimes leaving questions open for deduction. Since they are of dark and realistic genre, they might not be pleasant for people who like happy endings, though. read more
It is similar to death note because there isa team of investigators that wants to stop the Light Yagami or the death note owner and in tokyo ghoul there is a group of investigators that are trying to stop the ghouls.
If you read both manga you will see that you will be on the bad side and want the evil to win. The good people look like evil people.
Shiori and Light were both just ordinary humans until one day something happened that changed their destiny
Light Yagami found a Death Note, and Shiori found a disponsal of her brother's treasure
Light has a Shinigami partner, Ryuk
Shiori has a ghost partner, that were originaly a legendary guitarist human, Jimi
Pet Shop at first seems to be a light manga with a dark streak, but as one completes the series they find that the message is, in essence, exactly the same as what the chillingly accurate Death Note is saying. If you like Death Note for the issues it brings to light, you'll love Pet Shop of Horrors--and vice versa.
For some reason, while this is clearly from the shoujo genre and doesn't exactly have any shounen qualities like Death Note, there are mild similarities between the characters (compare: Miku and Amane Misa,) and of course the shinigami theme. The fact that the shinigami appearing in Shinigami Lovers are humanoid is one major difference which may turn off Shinigami Lovers fans to Death Note, but other than that I would recommend Death Note to readers of this series.
It has a couple of similar themes, if few. One idea is the creation of a superior race. Ayashi no Ceres and Death Note are very excellent series, and I highly reccomend them to anyone and everyone looking for a good story.
If you love Death Note - try Cloud ( aka Kuraudo ) This is a new manga but it reminds me of it a bit. The main character is a young man who is highly intelligent - one might call him a genius - who is putting his brains to use in a sort of crazy - devious sort of way. Both main characters like out-thinking their opponents and seem to be toying with and manipulating people and situations. Both characters seem to like to play with the whole of society even and pit themselves against authority. If you like manga with very intelligent characters give it a try. The art is also very good. read more
Following the story of a young male protagonist, we witness his dark journey as he holds a secret. In both series, there's a cat-and-mouse like atmosphere as detectives are interested in seeking the MC. Both series adapts psychological scenarios as the MC faces difficult choices under stress. They also get involved with various characters that serves different roles throughout both series. I recommend both Tsumi to Batsu and Death Note to anyone interested in a psychological story of testament and wit.
The plot is quite similar to Death Note.The only difference between The Miraculous Notebook and Death Note is that in Shigeru Mizuki's story there are no Shinigamis (Death Gods in Death Note), and the origin of the notebook was never explained.
Both are action packed and give off a very intense vibe. The character art looks similar and you can see some of the same expressions between the main characters when they have that evil smile across their face
All you need is Kill will be a strong manga if it continues on it's current path
Both protagonists consider themselves gods in their respective worlds and utilize their abilities to manipulate the actions of others. Though both protagonists appear to help for justice, in fact they are evil in the inside. Both have contracts with demons and use writing instruments to bring out their abilities.
A lot of scenes in Karamazov no Kyoudai parody Death Note. Ivan Karamazov's story arc is basically Light Yagami's: to build a new world of justice. Also, both mangas talk about vengeance, justice, skepticism and intrigues.
- People with the power of a god trying to rule this world and change it by their own convictions
- Heavy psychological conflicts
- Well-rounded characters with interesting minds
- Deaths. Many deaths.
They are both sort of psychological-thriller type reads with a supernatural element. If you were really into watching the psychological deterioration of Light and the battle between Light and L you would probably like Ousama Game. When you look it up though, make sure you get the right one, because there's another manga called Ousama Game that's yaoi. O_O
Both of these manga are WSJ manga in which the main characters use their wits to avoid being 'caught' by their enemies. They're also both tagged as mysteries on this website, and they both contain content that wouldn't be out of place in a seinen.
Once again they have the same writer, Ohba Tsugumi-sensei. They are both about a young man who obtained power and desired more. I strongly recommend this one-shot because you'll learn values from the characters, whether your young or adult. After you read this manga,you can give me comments. Thanks! :)
If you read Death Note and your favorite parts were the moments of psychological analysis, this is the series to turn to next. The development of the main characters in each of these series', despite going in different paths, branch from similar mindsets. The themes of nihilism are palpable and very heavy at times, making for a truly dark (and not just in the "dark" sense of many TV anime) and compelling breakdown of our main characters, similar to that of Light Yagami.
- protagonist decides to change the world/country after they make contact with a supernatural being from another realm only they can see that grants them certain powers
- people become aware of the plan and form a group to try and stop it
- ability to kill people from afar under certain circumstances
- awkward dark haired guys with dark rings under their eyes
The main characters are very much alike implementing their own brand of vigilante justice while also working for the very same police force chasing them. It also has the good version and dark version type of MC. It is very good so far and a definite read if you loved Death Note.
In both mangas, the main characters Ciel and Light both use any means necessary to achieve their goals by letting someone innocent die or being arrested by making them pawns in there plans.
In Kuroshitsuji there are many people who become scapegoats that are used by Ciel while in Death Note, Light uses the police force and manipulation which people are ultimately killed with the Deathnote.
Admittedly, Death Note and Ouroboros are only similar at their core; they are both dark crime-drama manga series. However, both maintain this core really well. While Death Note uses the supernatural to explore man's dark nature (as well as its flawed protagonist), Ouroboros has realism and seinen-maturity on its side to do mostly the same. If you liked Death Note's atmosphere, Ouroboros would be a good fit.
Both Death Note and "The Cain Saga" aka Count Cain are about characters who search for mass murderer(s) in order to bring them to justice. Both are dark, but are lightened up by friendship, etc.
Both have their bloody parts, but Cain is more gore afflicted than Death Note.
Same kind of ego in the main character and both are kinda tricksters and manipulators. Death Note is obviously darker and Gamble Fish has more comedic characters. I enjoyed them in the same way, love to watch the puzzle and try to figure it out before they reveal the answer to me.
Complicatedly similar. Two characters; one is a serial murder with a goal to be the top of her kind, the other makes a life of killing murderers while on a search for the former character. Includes same psychological theme.
Both manga are about killing people, and both have an intelligent and handsome male protagonist interested in death and with that twisted and evil look~
Both psychological manga. Both not for the weak of heart. Both good.
Goth is much more gore, but I feel these two manga similiar in a way. Also because one of the chapters of Goth was about a note (lost by a killer).
Both titles show characters that rely more on strategy, intelligence and cunning rather than brute force, shear determination or "The Power of Friendship" to succeed.
If you enjoy an intelligent manga then these two are for you. These titles are very smart and are very detailed and most important of all no overpowered teenager who can destroy entire mountains or planets with a single super powerful finishing move
Drawn by the same mangaka, Death Note and Hello Baby involve criminals and death, providing an entertaining read. Hello Baby, an one-shot, brings more focus on the main characters themselves -- especially Kin's relationships with his girlfriend and "younger brother" -- while Death Note is more action-oriented in with a supernatural element (shinigami). There is still a good amount of action and characterization in both though, set in today's Japan.
Both stories have to do with the line between "Good" and "Evil" in the respect that in both stories, someone is having someone else killed seemingly randomly. In Ikigami its the government, in Death Note, its a kid who wants to be the Government, or a God.
I'm quite surprised Death Note hasn't been deemed as similar to this manga! The first thing I thought when I read it was: "Oh, it has quite the same atmosphere as Death Note and is very interesting too". But there's more to it.
-They are about the same length
-"Death" and "Those who deserve to die" are the principal themes.
- They are both shonen
- They both have some psychological, supernatural, and adventurous twist in it
In the manga TISTA, we have a young girl-Tista-with special eyes that allow her to see blocks away, so she can kill people "for the better good." She was trained to be an expert assassin and hone her abilities under the Catholic church, until she eventually set out into vast NYC, NY. During the day she is reclusive, college student Tista. By night, she is Sister Militia.
Now, in Death Note, we have Light Yagami, suffering terribly from boredom. He soon finds the Death Note of the shinigami Ryuuk. Things pass, and the serial killer 'Kira' is born.
But, these are just the basics, and a small introduction to both manga. So, how are these similar? For starters, they both have the serial killer/assassin thing going on with the protagonists. They also have 'special eyes,' but in Death Note you have to, in a sense, 'buy' them. With your life.
There's action in both of them, and both protagonists have expert detectives-who come off a little eccentric, one more so than the other-after them. Also, both Tista and Light are living double lives with different names.
So, in all, yes I would recommend TISTA to any one who enjoyed Death Note. Besides the much more pronounced religious themes in TISTA, it's pretty similar to Death Note. They both make you think. And the question of 'What they're doing-is it truly evil?' lies in the pages. read more
Both are serious, realistic manga with an edge of the supernatural which feature teenage protagonists with strong senses of justice but loose senses of morals who come into contact with supernatural forces over life and death.
In Death Note, a teenager obsessed with his own justice comes into possession of a Shinigami's (Reaper/Death God) notebook which allows them to kill people when they right their names inside, and steal their life years. Similarly in Aku no Higan (Beyond Evil), there are seemingly demonic dealers in life and death who bargain for human's life years with money, favors or punishments and a teenager finds himself in a contract with one of these demons.  read more
Both stories involve psychopathic characters and cat and mouse game between the protagonists and antagonists. Psychometer Eiji deals with a lot of serial murders and other intriguing cases. The main character in both series have a special power (Raito has the Death Note while Eiji has the power of psychometry).
If you enjoy the twists to Death note, you will LOVE all the twists in this manga. It always keeps you guessing and you never know what is going to happen next. If you like mangas that make you go "Wow" Then you will love this anime. If you did not like how they used religion in Death Note, do NOT read Angel Sanctuary.
Yagami Light and Strauss Akabara are very similar in how they are always trying to out maneuver everyone with really well-thought out strategies. Except Strauss is also an immortal Vampire, and is powerful enough he doesn't need a book to kill people with.
The main character is smart like L but in shinrei tanatei yakumo it is due to his eye and he also eats sugary food after he thinks about a case. He looks a lot like L and even his attitude is similar. The story line is about crimes but in death note it is more realistic because shinrei tantei yakumo has ghosts and spirits.if you read shinrei tantei yakumo it will definitely remind you of deathnote. They are both really similar and enjoyable so if you like one you will like the other.
Neither the stories nor the settings are similar but the main characters give off the same vibes.
Shirou acts like Light: organized, proper, and uptight. No maniacal laughs though. He also takes issue with the L-like Kurokichi. Kuro is weird, mysterious, "all-knowing", somewhat impartial and aloof, just like L. He even has dark circles underneath his eyes and also has a kind of food fetish (milk in Kurokichi's case) Ririko looks like Misa with the hairstyle and gothic outfit. She's also pretty useless. Same thing. The characters of Shirokuro Kitan might as well have been copy-pasted from Death Note, otherwise heavily influenced by it. It's too suspicious.
Overall there's a dark ambiance around both of these manga titles. I suggest you read Shirokuro Kitan with the Death Note characters' voices, it makes the reading experience so much more awesome. read more