Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Death Note Recommendations
Both series contain things/people that control others, except in Higurashi it's not obvious what it is.
both suspenceful and have a cat and mouse chase for the protaganist to find out the identity of the antagonist. Both animes explain things so it makes it easier for hte viewer, although Higurashi can be a bit confusing at times. Both are ranked pretty high too.
Both are of the horror and mystery catagory. They deal with people solving crimes that have to do with mysterious/random murders. Also both have lots of killing in them.
Both animes are suspense. Higurashi is a psychological terror, holding the attention until the second season, which resolve most of the mysteries of the first season.
If u liked Deatn Note u will enjoy Higurashi, both share kills, blood and mistery. Higurashi will catch your attention from the first chapter.
Death Note and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni not only both have interesting, tragic, and well-written/developed characters, but also a purpose of depicting the perils and wrongs in trying to take on the role of God.