Top 5 Anime Similar to Death Note (English Dubbed & Subbed)

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The main character Light Yagami is a genius high school student who discovers the “Death Note”, a notebook that kills anyone whose name is written in it, as long as the writer has seen that person’s face. After experimenting with the notebook, Light meets the Shinigami Ryuk, the notebook’s original owner, who dropped the notebook to the human world out of boredom. Light tells Ryuk of his plan to rule as a god over a new world free from criminals, where only people he deems morally fit to live remain.

No.1 Death Parade

Death Parade

Whenever someone dies, they are sent to one of many mysterious bars run by bartenders serving as arbiters. There, they must participate in Death Games with their lives on the line, the results of which reveal what secrets led them to their situation and what their fate will be afterwards, with the arbiters judging if their souls will either be sent for reincarnation or banished into the void. The series follows Decim, the lone bartender of the bar where couples who died at the same time are sent to, known as the Quindecim bar, whose role in judging these souls changes when he meets a curious black-haired woman.

No.2 Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

Around 10 years ago a mysterious, impenetrable force field called the Hell’s Gate suddenly appeared in Tokyo. Psychics began to appear around the same time, each person wields supernatural powers that were acquired in exchange for their humanity. Hei is a powerful psychic and works with Yin in order to keep their enemies at bay and uncover the truth behind Hell’s Gate. This series does not have a strong start, but hang in there and you will be in for a treat.

No.3 Joker Game

Joker Game

In the early 1900s, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the “D Agency,” an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit’s performance.
D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes D Agency’s tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: “Don’t kill, don’t get killed, don’t get captured.” With this, Yūki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.

No.4 Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)

Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)

Each episode follows the format of a self-contained short story where a person has been suffering torment from an acquaintance to the point that he or she accesses the Hell Correspondence website and submits a request to get rid of the person. The Hell Girl, appears, and presents a doll with a red string on its neck that can send the named antagonist to Hell. When the string is pulled, Enma and her companions then torment the antagonist, offering a last chance to repent (which is usually refused), and ferries them to Hell.
The price of the contract is that the person making the request will also have to go to Hell after his or her life is over.

No.5 Hellsing


Hellsing revolves around Alucard and an organization who are dedicated to destroying supernatural creatures who threaten the existence of humanity. At the head of the pack is Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who leads her own military while devoting her time to fighting the deadly creatures that lurk in the dark. Alucard serves as the organization’s greatest asset as he is the most powerful vampire to ever set foot in the organization, along with his vampire assistant Seras. The objective that everyone must accomplish is to ensure that no one stands in the way of Hellsing despite being good or evil.

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