Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Durarara!! Recommendations
What I liked about Higurashi was the way it spun a tale, even though it could be a tad violent at times. The storyline was one that kept you guessing, and I had been looking for something of simular storyline, perhaps not as violent or into the horror genera as that. I found that in Durarara!!... which has it's own unexpected twists into the realm of stretching the believability in just the right ways.
Both have a big range of diverse characters, all of which play a central role and have their own background stories.
Both have complex storylines (both are mindfuck, although in different ways).
Both have a supernatural element to them (Higurashi = Gods, DRRR! = Myths).
Both very enjoyable.
Besides being another superb anime, they both have the same 'moral' to them: "If you don't doubt your friends and don't try to hide things from them everything would work out fine instead of absolutely going to hell"
If you liked ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni'' i really think you will like ''Durarara'' because the way they tell the story and have a mystery is similar.
A bit of a weird recommendation, but if you like the aspect of constantly not knowing what's going on, constant thinking, and mind games, I recommend these series.
Both have a dark theme, but Higurashi is A LOT more graphic and brutal. There is quite a lot of death and injuries in both series.
Higurashi and Durarara!! have a pretty unique approach to storytelling and creating and solving mysteries. Both these series involve a boy moving in to a new place and soon they discover the darkness lurking around in that place. Rumors play a significant role in the mystery part. The characters in these two series are quite well developed. All the important characters in the series are given special attention. The characters also have their own secrets and interesting back-stories. These two series also have elements of yandere. While Watching both these series my excitement level was pretty high.