Also about a bunch of interesting and badass characters who get into all sorts of trouble.
Ensemble cast of criminals with great friendship, rivalries, and chemistry. Both take place in cities full of underground secrets, identities, alliances, and powers at play.
This show is like a poor man's Durarara. If you liked the setting, the large ensemble cast and the mystery/thriller genre then watch Durarara, it won't disappoint.
It's like Drrr, except with a better pacing and genuinely hilarious dialogues+settings. We have a bunch of individuals in a big city, who possess special skill sets that they use to make money, have fun or simply defend themselves from outside forces. Everything that happens to our MCs, keeps overlapping with what happens to the rest of the cast, creating situations that keep you on your toes and go,"What the fuck??"
Seeing the first episode of Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens I couldn't help comparing it with Durarara, both have the same style.
We`ve got hitmen+gangsters in Durarara and hitmen in Hakata. If you like big cities, pulsing life of them and the atmosphere of metropolis then it is for you. You deal with "ordinary" people, these who observe the city day and night and get her running, not some kind of social elite in isolated luxury districts.
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens has a serious subplots about many likable characters, similar to Durarara. If you like action anime with a few surprises as well as a few laughs, a great soundtrack and stylish animation. then give this show a run. It only has 12 episodes (unless they release a sequel later on), but it's definitely something you can relax and get a kick out off.
Both are very similar in the sense that there is no main plot, action everywhere, take place in the city, and have a similar set of characters.
Both shows are about a bunch of peculiar characters doing uncommon things in uncommon situations.
Sometimes the anime reminded me of Durarara.