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Yagami Light is a 17-year-old genius from Japan.

One day he stumbles upon a notebook with the words "Death Note" written on the front. Unbeknownst to Light, this book used to belong to a Shinigami called Ryuk.

Shinigami are Death Gods.

The first sentence in this book states that anyone whose name is written inside will die.

Light falls for his all too human curiosity, and try to write in the book. Discovering that those whom he writes into the book actually dies, Light decides to use this power to change the world.

Light will change the world in his image and become God of the New World.

Light soon meats resistance from another genius known as L. He is working against Light's beliefs and Light himself.

Animes like Death Note

Log Horizon

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MMORPG gamers find themself transported into the game they play.

Shiroe and the others in Log Horizon attempt to live their lives out in the new world they find themselves trapped in.

They form governments, deal with NPCs and other players.

Is Log Horizon good?

Log Horizon is a very good anime. It`s about more than simple fighting.

Why is Log Horizon recommended?

Log Horizon also has a highly intelligent protagonist. He is not evile like Light, but he can be ruthless in archiving his goals.

The Future Diary

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One day, Yukiteru discovers that his cell phone "diary" can now tell him events in the future.

The problem is, eleven others also have similar diaries, and they are all forced into a battle royale game.

Only one can win this Survival Game. The winner becomes a god. The losers: DEAD END.

Is The Future Diary good?

Mirai Nikki (future diary) is an OK anime. Slightly better than average, but nothing special.

If you like Battle Royale stories and regularly watch animes then it's worth watching.

Why is The Future Diary recommended?

Mirai Nikki is centred around special diaries, just like Death Note. Only these diaries see the owners future .

Code Geass

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Lelouch Lamperouge is an abandoned prince of the Holy Britannian Empire. He hides his true identity as a student in the colonized territory of Area 11, formerly known as Japan.

He acquires the power of "Geass" from the mysterious girl named C.C., which enables him to command anyone to obey his orders.

After obtaining the "Geass" he starts to wear the mask of Zero and begins his rebellion against his own father's empire. He wants to take revenge for his assassinated mother.

Is Code Geass good?

Code Geass is an excellent anime. It is one of the better animes I have ever watched.

Why is Code Geass recommended?

The main protagonist is a genius like Light and L. He is also ruthles in his goals just like Light.

No Game No Life

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Two siblings with social problems and gigantic gaming addiction are selected and sent into an alternate universe.

This universe is about gaming. All conflict and problems are solved by games. No murder or violence is possible.

They set out to get enough power and influence by winning games so they can play against the god of this universe, the god of gaming.

Is No Game No Life good?

The premise of this anime sounds a little silly, but the anime turns out to be really good.

If you like anime and gaming, then this is a must-watch.

Why is No Game No Life recommended?

The two siblings in No Game No Life are highly intelligent at their field, just like L and Light.

Elfen Lied

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Kohta and Yuka are cousins and both are college students. Lucy is found by them naked and half-drowned on the beach.

Kohta and Yuka decide to take Lucy home and care for her until she gets back on her feet.

What they do not know is that Lucy is a Diclonius. Diclonius are mutated humans with horns and telekinetic abilities. Being different like this usually lands them in human experimental facilities.

Lucy have just escaped such an experimental facility. She has been kept there in captivity since she was born. She has been the victim of inhumane scientific experiments by the government.

During her escape, Lucy murdered everyone she crossed. Being tortured and kept in captivity since a child has made her a murderous menace.

But at the end of her escape, Lucy was injured. The injury left her with a split personality.

It was this other harmless childlike personality that Kohta and Yuka met when they took her int their home.

This act of kindness will change their lives. They soon find themselves dragged into the shadowy world of government secrecy and conspiracy.

Is Elfen Lied good?

Elfen Lied was one of the first animes I watched, and for a long time, it was my favorite anime too.

It is bloody, gory, emotional, and it has a good story.

This is a must-watch anime, especially for anime fans. But others might like it too.

Ergo Proxy

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The domed city of Romdo is supposed to be perfect, but Re-l Mayer, a young female inspector from the Civilian Intelligence Office, knows better.

In this place where humans and robots coexist, she receives a strange message: something is awakening.

Is Ergo Proxy good?

Ergo Proxy is a really good anime that forces you to think.

Great stuff.

Absolutely worth watching.

Psycho-Pass

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Your emotional state and intentions can be read by the Sibyl system, and the government uses it to stop crime. Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all-powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all.

Is Psycho-Pass good?

Psycho-Pass is an interesting dystopia anime. Absolute worth giving a try.

Books like Death Note

Prince of Thorns (Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence

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When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. At thirteen, he led a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king…

Is Broken Empire good?

Prince of Thorns is a great book, and Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath is a great anti-hero.

This is a must-read, as long as you are OK with anti-heroes as protagonists.

Why is Broken Empire recommended?

Prince of Thorns has an anti hero just like Light. Intelligent, ambitious, and ruthless in archiving his goals.

The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie

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Murderous conspiracies, old scores ready to be settled, unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters. This is what you will get in The Blade Itself.

In this story, we follow some interesting characters. The infamous barbarian Logen Ninefingers, Captain Jezal dan Luthar, Inquisitor Glokta, and he wizard Bayaz.

Jezal is a nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness. He has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle.

Glokta, a cripple turned torturer, loves cutting treason out of the Union, one confession at a time.

Bayaz is an old man with a terrible temper. He could be the First of the Magi or he could be a spectacular fraud.

Whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Logen, Jezal, and Glotka a whole lot more difficult.

Is The First Law good?

The Blade Itself is the first book in The First Law series.

This book, especially Glokta with his biting and interesting internal monologues, is among the better fantasy books.

You will have a blast reading this.

Why is The First Law recommended?

Glokta is kind of like Light. He dos not care about human life and is ruthless in archiving his goals.

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet #1) by Orson Scott Card

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The earth's government agencies started to breed child geniuses to train as soldiers. All in order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race.

The brilliant young boy Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader among his peers and respected in the Battle Room, where they play at mock battles in zero gravity.

Will Ender become the great general Earth needs to survive?

Is The Ender Quintet good?

Do not judge a book by its author's personal views. This is an excellent book, and you should not forego it because of Orson Scott Card's stupid personal views.

Why is The Ender Quintet recommended?

Ender is highly intelligent and kind of brutal. He is like a mix of Light and L.

TV-Shows like Death Note

Sherlock

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Sherlock is a new contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories. Many of the details and stories from the original books are kept, only modernized to fit in today's society and technology.

His most important tool, after his brilliant mind, is a modern smartphone.

Doctor Watson is a medical veteran of the Afghan war. Together they navigate a web of cryptic clues and myriad of lethal killers to get at the truth

Is Sherlock good?

This is the best adoption of the Sherlock Holmes books I have ever watched.

It`s truly exciting to watch Sherlock's fast and leaping but accurate deductions. This is a show everyone should try out.

Why is Sherlock recommended?

L is similarish to Sherlock while Light might be a kind of Moriarty.

Dexter

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Dexter Morgan, by day a blood spatter pattern expert for the Miami Metro police department, but by night he becomes a brutal serial killer.

Dexter, Like most serial killers, only kills people who fit a very specific profile. He follows a "moral code" taught to him by his late father Harry, he only kills violent criminals that slip between lady justice`s fingers.

Dexter is grappling with fitting into society, while at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion.

Is Dexter good?

Each season of Dexter is made up of a story that starts at episode one and ends at the season finale. But there is also good continuity between seasons.

It is strange how the writers manage to get you to root for a serial killer.

Why is Dexter recommended?

Dexter and Light both murder bad people.

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