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You know when you find a series that just blows your mind, and when you finish it you have a meltdown because you feel like nothing in existence will ever be able to top it? That was Death Note for me. I had been trying to find another intense series such as this with great characters and excessive mindfuckery - and I'm happy to say, Psycho-Pass was the one that fulfilled that. If you loved Death Note, you will absolutely love Psycho-Pass, and vice versa. I highly suggest you give it a watch, but maybe when you have a lot of time on your hands,   read more
report Recommended by Talim
The series have the same showcase of "Law versus Crime", the only difference is the themes. In terms of characters Death Note revolves around two Genius students with different personality and the anti-hero holding a handy-dandy Reaper Notebook while Psycho-Pass revolves between Cops using Advance Techno weapon that has full duplex psychological inspection that switches the gear from a Neurological paralyze r to Anti-matter shooting bullet and Masterminds that have odd different assassination fetish.
report Recommended by Azraniel
Both anime are dark, deal with crime, and have detectives attempting to catch the criminals committing them.
report Recommended by yngtadpole
* Both have action and criminal scenes. * Both have genius enemies. * Both have characters how fight to change the state of the world. * Both are unpredictable as the next chapters. * Both have a character how rejects the state of the society.
report Recommended by kojuro-kun
clearly here Light = Shinya Kougami L = Shougo Makishima nothing is black or white...everything is grey psycho pass is in a futuristic world where the nation is maintained by a system which is trying to create a utopia but it has a dark side to it the system has a dark side to it and what is right and wrong is questioned...
report Recommended by fullmetalpower
Similar gritty tone with several shared themes. Psycho-Pass places a heavier emphasis on action but, much like Death Note, does not rely on action to progress the story.
report Recommended by smileyboyrocks
Another anime that features the opposition of two geniuses. But these time both, unlike Light and L, the main hero and the main villain BOTH have criminal psychology which essentially makes them similar rather than different.
report Recommended by shinezu
The feel of these two shows is eerily familiar, and especially till the end. They are both thinking animes with lots of complex themes and dramatic moments that take place within a nail-biting struggle between two highly compelling and highly intelligent sides as they wage a war where ideologies may be similar, but ends aren't. Both have a genius criminal with arguably just ends but who use horrible(and brutally efficient) methods to achieve it. Both antagonists are maniacs who want to rid the society of an evil that the viewer identifies and is familiar with, so their cause can often be identified with, and so   read more
report Recommended by IAmSovereign
What makes these two anime's linked is their story, and how society works in regards to crime. Death Note takes place in modern times, while Psycho-Pass is in the future, but both have the same core themes. In the end, it's about corruption and judgement. Who is fit to judge society, and how do we determine such judgement? If you enjoy such themes, and strong story lines, then you'll enjoy this anime.
report Recommended by Nitro-Nito
There is a villain who constantly gives detectives the runaround. Both villains are stuck with the belief that their murderous actions were acts of justice. Unlike in Death Note, detectives are fully aware of the villain's identity in Psycho-Pass.
report Recommended by Demi_V
Both anime pose the same theme: re: how do you judge the good and the evil? The villain in Psycho-Pass is just as smart and twisted as Light in Death Note.
report Recommended by omwg
Psycho pass may not be as good as death note but I do recommend any death note fans to check this anime out. Both anime have the similar feel to them. Both have the main characters who have differing views as to what is 'right' or 'wrong' in terms of justice. Similar art, similar atmosphere, both are crime, both have action,l and both do have a thriller aspect to some extent. Mainly, both are very psychological, death note is more 'genius'-like analyzing people's feelings & thoughts type of anime whereas psycho pass doesn't have main characters with as much smartness but the actions & thoughts   read more
report Recommended by k240
Psycho-Pass is pretty much a mixture of Death Note and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. It is a futuristic game of cat and mouse between two highly intelligent individuals. One being law enforcement equivalent and the other a villain who believes his efforts help society.
report Recommended by versatile903
-Psychological theme -A lot of death, though in comparison to Psycho Pass, Death Note's isn't very direct -Centered around crime and investigators -The main character in Death Note is similar to the antagonist in Psycho Pass -Based around morality -Is killing okay in certain situations? Etc -Both make you think and is more for people with mature mind sets (people who know that things aren't just black and white) I think that if you liked one, you would like the other.
report Recommended by Shanayaaa
Both of them are great cat and mouse games where the protagonists want to change the way the society is governed. Both make you think about ethical responsibilities and rally around an "all or nothing" approach.
report Recommended by Bvern004
Both shows focus on the police point of view to stop crime. Features clever characters, outsmarting the enemy, and an overall dark atmosphere.
report Recommended by Backin2020
Both involve crimes with genius culprits and a very in-depth interesting journey of the investigators catching the culprit.
report Recommended by JsaKim
Both involves detectives, criminals and a pure genius character who has an abnormal perspective of the world.
report Recommended by KyuremX
The protagonist and antagonist of these series share similar traits by being driven by one another philosophies. Light & Koguami are both geniuses that work for the law. They both wish to rid their world of corruption, by delivering their own form of justice. But,along the way they both become corrupted. Eventually, they both become obsessed with defeating their biggest opponents. (Light v.s L) & (Koguami v.s Makishima). If you like stories about witty heroes who struggle to do what is right without caving into doing what is wrong. You'll enjoy both these series.
report Recommended by luxuriadolli
Two enemies who are similarly intelligent and hate each other essentially. The part that makes me feel it's the most similar is when she said that they knew each other better than they knew themselves.
report Recommended by Brokenxwing
A lot of people die in gruesome ways and in both shows there are psychological themes. The main character in Death Note is very similar to the antagonist in Psycho Pass. Both are centred around crime and the idea of morality and what is right.
report Recommended by saibhandari
They both have intelligent, likable main characters and villains and amazing story. Though I like Death Note more, Psycho pass is also really good.
report Recommended by MAEC4333
The main character of Death note and the main antagonist of Psycho Pass are determined to fullfil their goals, and both of their goals have something to do with the whole world. The protagonist of Death Note is being chased by the police, so does the main antagonist. These anime have a similar atmosphere, unique moments and very good characters. Very similar anime, with Death Note being supernatural, and Psycho Pass action. Almost everything else is similar. Both of them pretty enjoyable.
report Recommended by Orion_Gospel
-Both are really dark games of cat-and-mouse. -Psycho Pass is a bit more dark in terms of gore, but you'll love Death Note even so. -There is no solid "good" or "bad" guy in these animes. You'll just have to side with who's more "right". -The MCs are either "Anti-Heroes" or "Anti-Villains". All of the MCs may be right in their goal, but their methods are dirty. -"The End Justifies the Means." is the most accurate quote to describe the Main Characters. Both are great animes to watch if you're a fan of psychological animes that dig deep on the human behaviour.
report Recommended by -Heika
Both make you question what is morally right from wrong and both will have you speculate what life is truly about after your finished.
report Recommended by _Iconic
To control this world is Good man or Evil man. Both are handle crime eradication and society of morality. Protagonist of DN, Light Yagami, He uses DEATH NOTE, and kill evils for his justice. Protagonist of PP, Shinya Kougami, He belongs to Public Safety Bureau, and control many crimes along with other comrades. Both are not simple story. There are various Drama, Tragedy, Confrontation, and Meaningful Depictions. Especially Light and L, Kougami and Makishima, their's relationship is the most important point in Original Story. DN's setting is modern. PP's setting is near future. Cities are similar and beautiful. Both have excellent animation, bloody and thrilling. DN focus a battle of the mind,   read more
report Recommended by Xnovazero
The concept is practically the same. Although it takes a few episodes to get the plot going, both have to do with someone trying to change something that has already been established. As far as death note is concerned you have Light Yagami who wants to kill all criminals to change the world. Psycho pass has Sogo Makishima who believes the sybil system is broken and tries to bring it down with similar means. In each case there is of course someone who tries to stop the respective villains, L on the one side and Akane/Kogami on the other side.
report Recommended by ColonelVLS
-Expert detectives -Genius villains trying to make a better world If you enjoyed the cat & mouse chase of Death Note and the psychological aspect, you will probably enjoy Psycho Pass. Overall, it is more disturbing to an extent. If you can handle that and want a good crime drama, Psycho-Pass is a good anime.
report Recommended by hermit423
Both: -Feature a rivalry between two highly intelligent characters. -Deal with the concepts of good, evil and perfect society. -Are heavily psychological. -Have a similar dark atmosphere. Death Note focuses on it's story the whole way and has a supernatural twist to it, while Psycho-Pass has several sub-plots that tie into the overarching story, and as a sci-fi anime places some focus on world building. It also has plenty of action scenes, unlike Death Note.
report Recommended by Abominational
If you enjoyed the mental battle between L and Kira in DeathNote, but haven't seen Psycho-Pass then you're missing out, both are psychological, police, thrillers. The art styles for both are very similar, with a large focus on darker colours. Similarities: - Mental battle between police and a criminal. Differences: - Psycho-pass is set in a Sci-Fi world. - Female protagonist in psycho pass. - Psycho-pass follows the police's point of view, we don't see the criminals plans till they happen.
report Recommended by Midwicket
Both are thrillers where a villain schemes and plots to remain a step ahead of the pursuing law enforcement. They each do so while tackling complex themes about how society handles crime and punishment, as well as questioning the motivation and justification behind law enforcement entities.
report Recommended by funkyfreshwiz
Both are very great on showing things about the worst of the society and are very dark in terms of storytelling
report Recommended by thiago52192
They are both contains very strong element of crime objectivity and justice. There's the same wavelength of seriousness and dark content. Both of them also have detective characters--so everyone will see the familiarity of deductive prowess and psychotic to sociopath level of cast.
report Recommended by Amiabooklover
* Both have action and criminal scenes. * Both have genius enemies. * Both have characters how fight to change the state of the world. * Both are unpredictable as the next chapters. * Both have a character how rejects the state of the society.
report Recommended by Dansk93lb
These not similar in story-line however they're both a good crime mystery. Psycho-Pass has a more futuristic setting than Death Note. There's also a second season of Psycho-Pass in case you enjoyed the first season (and possibly a third season soon). There's suspense, plot twists and sadness to both stories. One difference between these two animes is that in Psycho-Pass the protagonist is female but similar in that she is working for government/police force. Another difference is that Psycho-Pass is set in the future with futuristic devices and technology and that there is no supernatural presence (Shinigamis).
report Recommended by xKawaii_Cupcakex
In a sense, Psycho-Pass, in my opinion, is a great series =, if you are a hardcore mystery anime veteran. It has thrilling mystery, mind-blowing games of cat and mouse and a sexy male lead (if you know what I mean Hr Hr Hr wink wink Light wink wink) and a dystopian future which is 'perfect' yet flawed. If you watched Death Note, Psycho-Pass is a great recommendation, and will activate it's Lethal Eliminator on ANYONE, who thinks otherwise. (GROOOOOOAAAAAN!!!!)
report Recommended by SirKnight007
They both have Great Villains/Anti Heroes. They are both about Crime and solving cases. They both have great Thriller and suspense, they would keep a person guessing and wondering whats going to happen next.
report Recommended by CiananMc98
both of these animes have two heroes with different ideology! they both contain smart antihero and hero! they both makes you think about your own beliefs
report Recommended by ParsaFakhar