Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha, Higashi no Eden Recommendations
Both of them have this mysterious feel around the plot and characters working behind the scenes for a larger vision.
Similar art, both about searching and complicated feelings, a little bit tragic.
If you like a complex story with an ending that explains it all, you might like these anime's.
The shows have similar themes. Both have protagonists who are involved with questionable organizations and may have conflict with others who possess abilities like their own. They have a touch of sci-fi and take place mostly in urban areas. Darker than Black is more action-oriented. Both shows require the viewer to pay attention in order to keep up with the plot.
The main guys both have special powers. Higashi no Eden reminds me of Darker than BLACK...
Both of these take place in a strange version of Japan that's basically our own, but there's one big thing that affects the country - even the world - with the protagonists smack dab right in the middle of things.
for those people who watch dubbed anime, you will notice Takizawa and Hei are voice by the same person in the english version. Hei meets a girl name Suo and she follows hei and help him. in Higashi no eden Saki is the girl who follows Takky around. Also both shows are very realistic(as said in the Funimation Higashi no Eden staff commentary).
These series have some strange happenings going on with a select group of people and a rather strange controlling organization that the main character challenges. Both series have conflict of good vs evil but also have some ambiguities to that problem and difficult choices. The main characters in both can act in different ways than what would be expected and can act in a self sacrificing heroic way. Both have a sci fi futuristic theme set in a not too distant future on earth. These series both have excellent animation art wise and complicated plots that
In both series, there is a sense of mystery in the void surrounding the origins of the settings as well as the characters and organizations involved.
There is supernatural events involved and the main characters gets caught up in situations that puts their lives in danger. There is also a sense of complexity regarding the nature of theses situations.
The main character is also accompanied by a female character and they share a unique relationship.
Both of these animes have main characters who are voiced by the same person in the english dub. And they both have black hair and use cell phones a lot.
Both anime have an ''organisation'' whose member(s) are the main characters, and both anime gradually reveal their stories and the characters' backgrounds in a unique way.
Both are slower paced, urban-setting anime that build up to an amazing climax. Also, Takizawa from EotE and Hei's "Li" cover identity have similar characteristics and demeanor.