Death note is one of the fantastic phycological series that I have ever watched. This anime is full of suspense, thriller, mysteries, it’s the story of the battle between two great minds, justice, and power.

The story begins with a high school student Light Yagami who finds the death note which belongs to Ryuk a Shinigami, it is the notebook in which if someone’s name is written while the writer imagines that person’s face, he or she will die.

After finding the notebook light thinks of himself as the God of the world. And decides to kill criminals using death note. In the story, there’s a mysterious detective L who decides to stop Light Yagami. 

If you loved watching death note then I have a list of anime similar to death note just for you.

18. 91 Days

91 Days

91 days is a crime drama with 12 episodes.

It’s the story about Angelo Lagusa and his quest to seek revenge against the Vanetti Family.

Angelo Lagusa, a young man whose family was murdered in a mafia dispute while he was the only one to survive, seven years later he gets a letter with the name of people who murdered his family and he decides to ends each of the men involved in the killing of his family.

The way the writer has narrated the story and described Angelo’s character is beautiful, it’s anime with a much darker theme, and things like violence, gruesome killings, fast pacing are inevitable so it may not please all but with each episode, the story gonna progress and gets really compelling.

17. One Outs

One Outs

One outs is a Gambling, Psychological Fiction, Sports base drama with 25 episodes.

It’s a story about Toua Tokuchi who is a pitcher and the undisputed king of a gambling form of baseball called “One Out”. Tokuchi signs up with the Lycaons which is an unsuccessful team.

Tokuchi signs a contract in which he gets 5 000 000 yen for every out he pitches, but loses 50 000 000 yen for every point he gives up.

And the Lycaons manager cares more about making money out of Tokuchi than winning the actual games, so he tries to make his own team lose! So, outsmarting the other teams is not enough for Tokuchi.

he has to fight on two fronts also preventing the manager from ruining the games with his interference. This puts Tokuchi in all kinds of impossible situations, but he always succeeds in coming up with a counter-strategy.

Even if the situation is looking extremely bad, he still remains cold and calculating, soon to plan that will eliminate all his obstacles.

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One Outs is more of a mind game series and Tokuchi himself is awesome. He is one of the most badass characters ever. Nothing ever fazes him.

16. Hell Girl

Hell Girl

There was a dark and horrific website on the internet. When that mysterious website appears, you may enter a name, and that person will be dragged to hell with you forever when their life ends.

The one who was dragging those soles does not look like the horrific demon instead she looked like a young girl, with three assistants.

They were quite good at tormenting the soul of their victims.

15. Shiki


It is a mysterious, psychological thriller, vampire horror drama.

A quiet village called Sotoba with a population of 1300 people only.

The body starts piling up in a grisly murders series after a family moved into town.

The growing legion of vampires continues to prey on the town and the bodies did not stay dead.

14. No Game No Life

No Game No Life

The most legendary gaming entities Kuuhaku is actually not one but two people Sora and Shiro, both genius gamers behind Kuuhaku, their skill even attract the tet, the god of the game.

They transported in the world of Disboard where high-stakes games were played.

And they planed to become masters of the new world, the new gods of games.

Just like Death Note, it features characters with intense psychological games against each other.

13. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Two brothers Edward and Alphonse at an early age learn the art of alchemy. They attempt to bring their mother alive with their knowledge.

It was forbidden practice, during the ritual Alphonse loses his entire body and Edward loses an arm and a leg.

To bring back their bodies they embark on a journey to find Philosopher’s stone.

The story is dark, there is cruel and evil nature in the anime, the plot is serious than other typical anime due to its alchemy play.

12. Parasyte the Maxim

Parasyte the Maxim

One night when the world was attacked by the parasite-like aliens then the life of sixteen-year-old Shinichi Izumi turned upside down.

Those creatures take over people’s minds by crawling inside their noses and ears.

Even Shinichi’s body was attempted to control by one alien but failed to control his right hand.

Both of them decide to coexist to survive.

11. Ergo Proxy

Just like Death Note Ergo Proxy is a dark Anime. Ergo Proxy is set in a dystopian world, where humanity was only left to one city called Romdo.

It is a technologically advanced place. It’s the place where technology-supported humans, but a virus spread and gave self-intelligence to AI

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10. Ghost in The Shell

Ghost in The Shell

It is set in the future where physical and mental abilities can be increased by artificial transplants.

That empowered criminals also, Section 9 a special unit had challenges ahead of them.

A new hacker known to everyone as the laughing Man proved to be vicious and almost impossible to catch

9. Erased


Erased is a short twelve-episode very touching anime, it stories of 29-year-old Fujinuma is a manga artist and his life was none like other people.

Whenever something bad is about to happen, he prevents it from happening as he was sent back a few minutes in time. Without anyone knowing he saved many lives.

Due to a bad event, Satoru was sent eighteen years back, where he saved one of his classmates’ life.

8. Future Diary

Future Diary

Yukiteru Amano a high school student was living an ordinary life on his own. He was often left alone, and people use to think of him as slightly insane.

One day he receives a diary having future details from the god of time and space Deus Ex Machina, he was given a task to find the other people who had similar diaries and kill them.

And the last one who will be alive will take the gods position.

Future Diary is dark anime series but exciting as Death Note

7. Code Geass 

Code Geass 

This is one of the most imaginative animes it is full of surprises.

The Holy Empire of Britannia conquered Japan. locals kept on rebelling against the oppression even after the takeover. 

Lelouch Lamperouge a Britannian student got caught up in a clash between rebels and the Britannian forces With a strange girl’s help he got out alive but also attained a special power called Geass.

Lelouch was using his power to free Japan and end the terrible reign of the Empire

6. Zetsuen no Tempest 

Zetsuen no Tempest 

It is a philosophical and psychological anime; it has action and battles of wits.

The anime revolves around a few characters, a young man longing to take revenge, a witch trapped on an island, a friend caught up in messes of war and love.

The show is a wild and enjoyable ride. It’s dark fantasy, a tale of revenge.

It’s a dark fantasy anime.

5. Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent

Most people agreed; this anime series is closest to Death Note. It’s a mysterious, psychological thriller.

People of Musashino city were terrorized by a psychopath, he went around and assaulted people with a golden baseball bat.

Everyone was thinking about who may be responsible for such a situation.

Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa were detectives chasing after the psychopath, but would they’ll be able to catch him before the next assault victim.

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4. Zankyou No Terror

Zankyou No Terror

Zankyou No Terror is psychological thriller anime, it’s a perfect crime drama.

Two teenage boys who go by the names Nine and Twelve steal a prototype atomic bomb in an apparent terrorist attack, they upload a video on the Internet and threaten to destroy Tokyo.

Zankyou No Terror is a show that presented relevant themes and concluded with emotion It is an ambitious and passionate production with plenty of substance to appreciate.

It is an ambitious and passionate production with plenty of substance to appreciate.

3. Monster


Monster is a Crime novel, Mystery, Psychological thriller drama.

Dr. Kenzou Tenma was the best neurosurgeon in the city.

One day he was told by the director to switch patients because there was a more important person to save, he agrees but he was torn by the other person’s death.

Later he faced a similar situation, but that time he didn’t listen to the director’s request and operated on a little boy.

Later the little boy turned into a monster, who killed numerous people.

2. Death Parade

Death Parade

If we talk about death parade that it is just another dark anime series that deals with death and what comes after that.

In this series when someone dies, they did not go to heaven or hell they just happen to go to a bar after death.

And in the bar, they were challenged by the bartender known as Decim.

And Decim asks them to play a game with him if they win then they can be reincarnated and can have a try at life but on the other hand, if you lose then you will end up in the void and you cannot be reincarnated.

I wanna know what is similar between death note and death parade then they both raise questions about judgment and death and they both have a suspenseful element in the series these are the reason for death note fans to be hooked on this anime.

1. Psycho-Pass


Psycho pass is Cyberpunk, Action, Psychological thriller, Animation, Thriller, Crime drama. It is a remarkable sci-fi, with a mind-blowing twist.

In the 22nd century, Japanese law enforcement decides to take a different approach to prevent crimes.

They use Sibyl, a powerful bio-mechanical computer network that measures the biometrics of Japanese citizens’ brains and mentalities using a “cymatics scan.” 

The Sibyl System was working fine but it was often too violent and excessive. When the genuinely good Akane joined the force, she had to realize the system wasn’t perfect and she was constantly in conflict with the system’s current view of justice.