Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha, Hamatora The Animation Recommendations
People with special abilities and groups performing missions. Not to mention all around action. Darker than Black is of course edgier and well, darker [no pun intended] but they have the same feel and pacing.
Both series focus on battles in a urban scenario, involving unique humans with superpowers that are available through the fulfillment of certain conditions.
My first impression was that Hamatora The Animation was going to be a traditional detective one; however, the second which people started to use their power I thought of DTB.
DTB and Hamatora consists of an organization of characters with special abilities that deals with supernatural crime in their city.
The main character from both series gets involved into series of bizarre incidents that requires skill, intellect, and their power to reach solutions. There is a sense of mystery relating to both series as each case presents a different circumstance.
Both series presents action with super power themes.
Like contractors in DTB, Minimums in Hamatora have to meet certain requirements (i.e. chew gum) to use a special power.
+ A group of people with powers who must do something (before in Hamatora and afterwards in DTB) to use that power
- Hamatora is flashier and more colorful, while DTB is more serious
Characters with powers seem they need to fulfill a specific requirement to continue using their powers. Main characters are hired to solve cases. Similar fighting scenes.
Hamatora is very similar in many ways to Darker than Black and very different at the same time. There have not been a lot of episodes of Hamatora but the premise is the same. People with abilities that can only be used if they meet certain requirements. So far Darker than Black takes a darker approach and is bloodier so if you are into that kind of stuff you will probably enjoy Darker than Black more so than Hamatora.
Both anime's use the idea of some act having to be completed to access your supernatural powers
Same sort of feel to both these anime. Certain characters have "super powers" and must complete missions provided for them.
In both anime few people exist who have super powers.
Both need to fullfill a requirement or a contract for using it.
In each a group of those people exist who take on different tasks in exchange for money.
While Hamatora is more flashier, darker than black has more of a dark mood.