Movies and TV shows like Darker Than Black

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Darker Than Black (2007)
 7.8
 10K
Darker Than Black (2007)
Original name: -黒の契約者-
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, suspense
Plot: supernatural ability, paranormal phenomena, spirit, psychic, dark past, supernatural, future dystopia, crimes, spy, investigation, mercenary, battles, secret agents, manipulations, corruption, team, top secret, fear, destruction, organized crime, danger, urban, fighting crime, chases and races, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

Most similar movies to Darker Than Black

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, stylized and exciting films and TV series with plots about rivalry, danger, imaginary, heroes, escapades, supernatural and violence mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Darker Than Black: Cowboy Bebop (1998), Hellsing Ultimate (2006), Kite (1998), Tokyo Ghoul (2014), Wolf's Rain (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, surreal, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, future dystopia, space travel, jazz, warrior, escapades, fighting crime, buddies, philosophy, hacker, good versus evil, blues ...
Time: future, 21st century
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100%
Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, have long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from the creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing, controls her own personal army to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, dark humor, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, heroes, anti heroes, gunfight, immortality, monster, supernatural, evil, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, tokyo
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100%
 6.7
 3K
Kite (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Sawa may seem innocent and naive, but don’t be fooled. She is a cold-blooded killer, and if you’re on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target. Not content to just watch as the imperfect justice system lets more and more criminals ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, orphan, pedophilia, good versus evil, psychopath, vengeance, investigation, police investigation, police detective, chase, rape, assassin ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 25K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bloody, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, secret identity, supernatural, survival, murder, friends, deadly creature, supernatural ability, good versus evil, crimes, dark fantasy, youth ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: future dystopia, adventure, danger, legends and myths, dangerous animal, escapades, heroic mission, supernatural, apocalypse, deadly creature, good versus evil, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 424
Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: chaos, righting the wronged, rivalry, computers and web, a.i., supernatural, apocalypse, parallel world, society, heroes, man versus machine, realism ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 26K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: split personality, supernatural ability, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, experiment gone awry, evil, mutant, memory loss, childhood trauma, gore, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 1K
X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: angel, childhood sweetheart, chosen one, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, battles, superhero, dragon, danger, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 38K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, heroic mission, adventure, evil force, danger, monster, imaginary, teenage life, heroes, death, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 12K
Hellsing (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Vampires exist. It is the duty of Hellsing, an organization sponsored by the British government, to hide that frightening fact and protect the blissfully unaware populace. Along with its own personal army, Hellsing also has a few secret weapons. ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberspace, a.i., androids and robots, neo noir, man versus machine, hacker, robot, cyberpunk, investigation, mind game, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 11K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bubblegum Crisis (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened as a result from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated due in no small part from the aid of a multi-million dollar company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: superhero, cyberpunk, crimes, corporate crimes, forces of nature, life is a bitch, technology gone awry, vengeance, rivalry, androids and robots, future dystopia, a.i. ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 825
Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, blood, violence, high school, young heroes, family relations, imaginary, deadly creature, escapades, village, heroes, deadly ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 785
Speed Grapher (2005)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan, Philippines
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In the new Tokyo, where every fetish has a face, burned-out war photographer Tatsumi Saiga is slumming in the tabloid wasteland. Sent to dig up dirt on the underground elite, he stumbles upon a depraved ritual below the city—and before the night ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: photographer, chases and races, future dystopia, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, stalking, danger, supernatural ability, promiscuity, society, journal ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.7
 100K
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as ...
Style: epic, exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sacrifice, good versus evil, training, dragon, transformation, friendship, villain, martial arts, warrior, androids and robots, master warrior, adventure ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, police, save the day, investigation, chaos, space travel, rivalry, law enforcement, society, infected, fighting crime, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Patlabor: The TV Series is an anime television series, created by Headgear, animated by Sunrise, and based on the Patlabor anime franchise. With success of the first movie, Patlabor became one of the first OVAs to be ported to TV. Originally ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Plot: robot, androids and robots, fighting crime, law enforcement, urban, martial arts, imaginary, super vehicle, escapades, crimes, mecha, piloted giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, rebellion, battles, supernatural ability, prince, military, heroes, politics, imaginary, siblings relations, parents and children, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 12K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: master criminal, police, future dystopia, police investigation, partners against crime, life is a bitch, cyberpunk, anarchist, mastermind, manhunt, chase, conspiracy ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, uncover truth, escapades, atrocity, disfigurement, survival, false accusation, ambition, massacre, mortal combat, confined ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 388
Sin: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It is the near future, and the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of total collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face only one barrier: the elite strike force HARDCORPS. Led by Colonel John Blade, HARDCORPS is the last force ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, government agency, police corruption, heroic mission, androids and robots, gory, heroes, fighting crime, leadership, investigation, save the world, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, mind game, mind control, policewoman, chase, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, androids and robots, technology gone awry, self discovery, paranoia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 9.0
 177K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, anti heroes, intelligence, secret identity, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, rivals, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, god or devil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.4
 10K
Mushi-Shi (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as "Mushi". Their existence and appearance are ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, bleak, inspirational
Plot: legends and myths, nature, mysterious character, ghost, supernatural ability, danger, imaginary, adventure, supernatural, stranger, good versus evil, earth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 204
Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
Style: stylized, semi serious, bleak, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: friends, escapades, imaginary, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, superhuman powers, danger, adventure, society, heroes, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university's movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, investigation, mysterious character, college, mystery, supernatural, friendship, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, a vision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 2K
Black Bullet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Virus Gastrea menyebar seperti api, membuat setiap wadah yang terinfeksi bermutasi dengan cepat, mendapatkan kekuatan baru dan kemampuan dengan setiap tahap perkembangan, bahkan saat mereka terus menyerang, membunuh dan menginfeksi beberapa host ...
Style: rough, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: heroes, deadly creature, imaginary, danger, supernatural, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, monsters, post apocalyptic, plague, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Trinity Blood (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Many centuries ago, man's Armageddon gave birth to the vampires' wrath. As man and immortal clash, a reality-shattering threat looms. Hope resides solely in a new breed of hunter operating under the Vatican's authority. The true ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: vampire, supernatural, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, survival, apocalypse, danger, agent, future dystopia, master villain, allies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 2K
Texhnolyze (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Texhnolyze is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda, with original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe. The events take place in the vibrant yet dilapidated ...
Style: tech noir, bleak, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: psychic, danger, loner, existentialism, robot, desperation, cyberpunk, power struggle, gory, cyberspace, rivalry, gang ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%