‘Death Note’ is probably one of the most loved anime of all time. Whoever has watched anime will forever remember the rivalry between Light Yagami and L Lawliet, their smartness and how they outwitted and outsmarted each other at every step. And obviously, who didn’t love Ryuk! Though the series ended in 2007, the hype is still pretty high. With that said, here is the list of best anime similar to ‘Death Note’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Death Note’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
18. Zetsuen no Tempest (2012)
Mahiro Fuwa is one of the main characters of the anime ‘Zetsuen no Tempest’. He has to go through a tragedy when his older step-sister is murdered along with his parents. His sister was the girlfriend of his best friend, Yoshino Takigawa. After her death, Yoshino tries to live his life in a normal way but Mahiro takes a vow to find the killer and bring him/her to justice. Hakaze Kusaribe is a witch and is the leader of the Kusaribe clan. But her clan betrays her and leaves her in an island. Yoshino somehow encounters Hakaze and offers his help in exchange for her helping him find the culprit; Hakaze agrees to the terms. Soon, it turns out that the followers of Hakaze intend to awaken the ‘Tree of Exodus’ which will put the entire world in danger and Hakaze, along with Mahiro, has to stop that. Yoshino then learns of his friend’s intentions of saving the world when the latter saves him from a girl holding him at gunpoint. Yoshino then joins Mahiro in his mission.
17. Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) (2005)
‘Jigoku Shoujo’ give off vibes similar to that off ‘Death Note’. This anime is a psychological mystery-thriller with horror elements in it. There are a total of 26 episodes, with each episode being around 25 minutes in length. The anime is kind of interesting and tries its best to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Hell Correspondence is a website. Most people might never hear or know about it. But those people who have a strong grudge against someone can access it during midnight. They can use the website to sent the person they have a grudge against straight to hell. Yes, spooky stuff, right? Ai Enma is the Hell girl responsible for the job. She does her task without judging whether the person of interest is, in fact, guilty or not. She is there just to exact the revenge for the person who accesses the website. Her actions are swift and she uses three straw dolls to do so. But such a service is definitely going to have a catch, right? Yes, the person who requests the name will have to live their entire afterlife in hell.