Movies and TV shows like Darker Than Black

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Darker Than Black (2007)
 7.7
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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.
TV show
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, seinen, neo noir, suspense
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, future dystopia, dark past, paranormal phenomena, investigation, escapades, rivalry, fighting crime, transformation, fate of humanity, supernatural, super strength, top secret, spirit, spy, battles, crimes, graphic violence, corruption, organized crime, fear, destruction, team, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Darker Than Black

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, rivalry, imaginary, escapades and violence mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Darker Than Black: Cowboy Bebop (1998), Death Note (2006), Psycho-Pass (2012), Hellsing Ultimate (2006), Claymore (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: exciting, futuristic, neo noir, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, jazz, outer space, future dystopia, friendship, escapades, space travel, hacker, fighting crime, adventure, buddies, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: rough, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, mind control, young heroes, battles, civil rights, military, youth, resistance, peril, leader, emperor, rebelliousness ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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100%
 9.0
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, secret identity, intelligence, battle of wits, crimes, supernatural ability, law enforcement, vigilante, rivals, fighting crime, serial killer, supernatural ...
Place: japan
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75%
 8.2
 18K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, partners against crime, human nature, police investigation, graphic violence, master criminal, mastermind, future dystopia, crimes, chase, society, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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 fantasy, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, immortality, vampire hunter, supernatural, gunfight, monster, superhuman powers, warrior, good versus evil, death, dark humor, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.0
 13K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: monster, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural ability, suffering, female warrior, supernatural, heroic mission, beast, heroes, master warrior, imaginary kingdom ...
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100%
 7.5
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World Trigger (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth's only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, rough ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, unlikely friendships, super strength, supernatural ability, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, crimes, destruction, escapades, future dystopia, investigation, interspecies friendship ...
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100%
 7.9
 14K
Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: pirate, mercenary, crimes, femme fatale, adventure, gang, rivalry, team, hostage, arms dealer, criminal, mafia ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
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100%
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 1K
Kemono Jihen (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When a series of animal bodies that rot away after a single night begin appearing in a remote mountain village, Inugami, a detective from Tokyo who specializes in the occult, is called to investigate. While working the case, he befriends a strange ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, investigation, mysterious death, transformation, supernatural ability, occult, uncover truth, destruction, dark past, supernatural power, battles, crimes ...
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100%
 7.6
 2K
XXXHOLiC (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop that grants wishes, and encounters Yuko Ichihara, a ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: mysterious character, ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural, mystery, magic, encounter, stranger, paranormal activity, psychic, japanese mythology, grownups ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 33K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, ecchi, bleak ...
Plot: split personality, life is a bitch, childhood trauma, social misfits, experiment gone awry, sadism, evil, memory loss, supernatural, supernatural ability, sexual abuse, suffering ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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23%
 7.8
 49K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: dark fantasy, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, supernatural, supernatural ability, secret identity, deadly creature, youth, survival, graphic violence, friends, crimes, good versus evil, genetically altered ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, life turned upside down, survival, uncover truth, contests and competitions, false accusation, future dystopia, frame up, supernatural, confined, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
TV show
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, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, wolf, future dystopia, good versus evil, apocalypse, legends and myths, androids and robots, escapades, heroic mission, supernatural, fate of humanity, parallel world ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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The SoulTaker (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kyosuke Date who was killed by his mother afterwards gained the ability to turn into a monster known as "The SoulTaker".
Style: seinen, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, psychological
Plot: supernatural, super strength, brother sister relationship, uncover truth, supernatural ability, spirit, battles, graphic violence, chaos and mayhem, loss of sister, coldhearted, investigation ...
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Shiki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, murder, insanity, desperation, mass murder, good versus evil, panic, mysterious death, fear, paranormal phenomena, life after death ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
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Hellsing (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: gothic, dark fantasy, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dracula, supernatural ability, deadly creature, supernatural, monster, rivalry, heroic mission, warrior, immortality, uninhibited rivalry, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, healing power, wizards and magicians, adventure, supernatural, youth, escapades, romance, good versus evil, rivalry, self discovery, back from the dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Persona 5: The Animation (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. Following a particular incident, his Persona awakens, and together with his friends, they form the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to reform hearts of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious, stylized
Plot: mind control, fighting crime, double life, manipulation, friendship, dark past, masked vigilante, fate of humanity, rivalry, supernatural ability, escapades, crimes ...
Place: tokyo
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33%
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Gantz (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, ecchi ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, alien encounter, save the world, rivalry, paralysis, heroes, ghost, courage, martial arts, warrior, teenage boy, mercilessness ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyborgs, cyberspace, hacker, man versus machine, a.i., mind game, investigation, robot, heroes, fighting crime ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2030s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Solomon fights the harmful use of witchcraft using a database of witches, which includes those who have obtained the power of witchcraft through genetics and others who carry the gene in order to arrest or eliminate them should their powers ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: redemption, inquisition, secret movement, heroic mission, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, working undercover, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, prodigy, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Devil May Cry (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human.
Style: exciting, stylized, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, good versus evil, legends and myths, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, haunted by the past, track down, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
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Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: heroic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, youth, martial arts, rivalry, evil force, supernatural ability, good versus evil, teenage life, master warrior, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, supernatural, society, apocalypse, technology gone awry, computers and web, life is a bitch, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 230
Solty Rei (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: It’s been twelve years since the Blast Fall, an unexplained disaster that left countless dead and many more maimed. Society is divided and every citizen feels the burn, most of all the Resembles – people whose mangled bodies have been rebuilt ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: bounty hunter, social decay, haunted by the past, survival, escapades, missing child, teaching the ways of the world, society, future dystopia, miraculous event, chaos, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 955
Speed Grapher (2005)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan, Philippines
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: supernatural ability, private detective, stalking, parent child relationship, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, photographer, mother daughter relationship, journal, promiscuity, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 2K
X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, supernatural, heroes, angel, childhood sweetheart, battles, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, destiny, prophecy ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 467
Tokko (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: When 108 demons free themselves and start killing people, Special Public Safety Task Force, or "Tokko" for short, is formed to stop them. Some of the members have demons inside of them and can use them to enhance their own abilities.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, fighting crime, special agents, rivalry, private detective, injustice, mind control, crimes, partners against crime, riddles and clues, vengeance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 259
Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, supernatural, apocalypse, heroes, supernatural ability, future dystopia, adventure, chaos, supernatural power, society, friends, superhuman powers ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%