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: futuristic, rough, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: supernatural ability, spirit, psychic, dark past, paranormal phenomena, future dystopia, supernatural, secret agents, urban, danger, escapades, imaginary, fighting crime, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, battles, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, chaos, coldhearted, nihilism ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan

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 imaginary, rivalry, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural and future dystopia mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Darker Than Black: Cowboy Bebop (1998), Hellsing Ultimate (2006), Tokyo Ghoul (2014), X (2001), Parasite Dolls (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.9
 69K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, bounty hunter, space travel, jazz, good versus evil, warrior, blues, buddies, neo-noir, philosophy, escapades, fighting crime ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, dark humor, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, imaginary, anti heroes, danger, good versus evil, gunfight, heroes, immortality, monster, supernatural, superhuman powers, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 22K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, secret identity, supernatural, good versus evil, friends, deadly creature, survival, supernatural ability, dark fantasy, gunfight, murder, explosion ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: stylized, serious, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: angel, childhood sweetheart, chosen one, superhero, gory, adventure, supernatural ability, heroic mission, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 415
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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, mecha, man versus machine, apocalypse, future dystopia, parallel world, technology gone awry, danger, imaginary, chaos, ghost ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.1
 25K
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, erotic, semi serious ...
Plot: split personality, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, sexual abuse, social misfits, experiment gone awry, mutant, childhood trauma, gore, memory loss, evil, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 10K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Plot: monster, adventure, good versus evil, danger, heroes, imaginary, unlikely partners, supernatural, supernatural ability, suffering, imaginary kingdom, master warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 6K
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: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: dangerous animal, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, deadly creature, apocalypse, future dystopia, danger, wolf, legend, paradise, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 764
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, blood, violence, high school, deadly, gory, village, imaginary, small town, rivalry, deadly creature, young heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, neo noir, deadly creature, supernatural ability, heroic mission, rivalry, massacre, christianity, monster, immortality, jazz, punk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, stylized, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, battles, rebellion, supernatural ability, military, prince, young heroes, politics, heroes, parents and children, imaginary, rebelliousness ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, cyberspace, neo noir, robot, cyberpunk, man versus machine, investigation, mind game, hacker, uncover truth, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 770
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Plot: photographer, private detective, supernatural ability, fetish, greed, bdsm, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, violence, jealousy, imaginary, stalking ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: bleak, serious, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, uncover truth, gory, survival, underground fighting, conspiracy, violence, death row, down on your luck, frame up, false accusation ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Plot: robot, androids and robots, martial arts, fighting crime, mecha, crimes, urban, imaginary, law enforcement, escapades, super vehicle, police ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 11K
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: master criminal, police, criminal, chase, manhunt, track down, fighting crime, future dystopia, chases and races, law enforcement, society, police investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: cyberpunk, superhero, a.i., androids and robots, mecha, fighting crime, man versus machine, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, technology gone awry, crimes, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, police, save the day, investigation, fighting the system, neo noir, mecha, a.i., master villain, fighting crime, adventure, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, rough
Plot: supernatural, heroes, deadly creature, deadly, danger, imaginary, chases and races, rivalry, monsters, post apocalyptic, zombie, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.7
 96K
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroic mission, friendship, supernatural, dragon, sacrifice, transformation ...
Time: future, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, neo noir, redemption, future dystopia, adventure, heroic mission, working undercover, heroes, hopes, undercover, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, special agents, chaos and mayhem, urban, heroic mission, political unrest, heroes, law enforcement, partners, state affairs, chaos, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 1K
Witchblade (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Witchblade is an anime series based on the American comic book by the same name. Instead of an adaptation of the original story, the producers decided to create an entire new setup, with all new characters. This co-production between Japanese studio ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, atmospheric, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, superhero, policewoman, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, adventure, imaginary, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 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, twists and turns, serious, stylized ...
Plot: psychic, desperation, existentialism, robot, danger, loner, gang, cyberpunk, gory, urban, neo-noir, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 197
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: semi serious, bleak, humorous, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, imaginary, chaos, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, cyberspace, a.i., mind game, computer virus, artificial intelligence, computers and web, chase, terrorism, hacker, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 3K
Guilty Crown (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitaminA program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, supernatural ability, future dystopia, terrorism, army, epidemic, fighting the system, escapades, supernatural, young heroes, teenage love, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 2K
X (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven - two opposing ...
Style: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, destiny, master villain, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 778
Bio Hunter (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A strange virus known as the Demon Virus, attacks the human genetic code, transforming people into monsters with demonic powers. One particular monster is terrorizing the streets of Tokyo. ripping open young women to devour their livers. A famed ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, demonic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, deadly creature, master villain, urban, superhero, supernatural ability, vampire, changing the past or future, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 383
Tokko (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, supernatural ability, fighting crime, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, murder, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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