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Anime Like Death Note

Updated on April 24, 2015
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This anime is about a Shinigami (also known as death god) who dropped a notebook (death note) in the human world because he got bored. As the notebook drops, a student named Light Yagami picked it up.

Yagami is a straight A student and soon realized that the thing he picked up has a power to kill anyone when he write their name in it.

After realizing that, he got an idea of killing all the criminals in the world and make a new world (utopia) that he will lead on. Until he met L, a genius detective that will be his rival in the storyline.

Please be warned that this anime is definitely addictive and will consume your time.

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In this hub, you are about to read anime recommendations similar to death note such as:

  • Jigoku Shoujo
  • Eden of the East
  • Monster
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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#4 Jigoku Shoujo

If you watched death note, you would also like Jigoku Shoujo as they have the same concept of judging those who you think is bad.

This anime is more concerned on doing the right thing or else you will go to hell while death note is more concerned in mind games.

Although death note has more story and twist, this one is also worth it.


#3 Eden of the East

The plot of this anime is about the main character is given something that can change the world from out of nowhere. Just like the shinigami on death note drops his notebook and someone picks it up. Both eden of the east and death note will keep you guessing which makes them similar.


#2 Monster

Why you should try Monster?

  • Both anime have dark atmosphere and good amount of drama.
  • Both deal with the value of human life and facing the consequences of taking it.
  • The protagonist of monster and death note are both smart and brilliant person with a deep understanding of real justice.
  • Both have cat-and-mouse chase of the hero and a villain.


#1 Code Geass: LeLouch of the Rebellion

Why you should try Code Geass?

  • The main characters are both godlike and powerful.
  • They want to change the world with their profound powers.
  • Both main characters straddle the line of good and evil for the sake of justice, and have no qualms or hesitations about sending people to their deaths in order to further their goals.

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Death note is one of my favorite anime of all time, its story is unique on its own as well on the twists. There are still anime that is similar to death note so you should explore.

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