Death Note, Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime Recommendations
Both anime feature a genius detective who must investigate a strange case, which might involve supernatural forces.
Yes indeed death note is an serie that is basicly completely different from layton but they both have something in common. The main genre in both anime's are mystery. Death note is about solving crime mystery's and layton also solves mystery's from certain people that commit crimes but its just showed more softly then death note. If you watch layton for the mystery part u should defenititely take a look at the genious minds of the characters from death note that are consentrating about escaping from the genious detective and seeing the genious detective trying to stop the killer.