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Need some Darker Than Black anime recommendations? There aren't a lot of action anime like it, so let's rank the best anime like Darker Than Black, with the help of your votes. These are anime that are similar to Darker Than Black in terms of its noir themes, as well as action, plot, and more.

Code: Breaker is a good anime that's similar to Darker Than BlackCode: Breaker follows Sakura Sakurakōji, a teenage girl who gets mixed up with an assassin in her class known as the sixth "Code: Breaker". Other good anime recommendations for fans of Darker Than Black are Witch Hunter RobinEden of the East, and Fate/Zero

What should you watch after finishing Darker Than Black? Find some great picks on the list below, and don't forget to vote up the anime you'd recommend to other Maken Ki fans.

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with ...more
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Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. ...more
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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro ...more
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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa, and focuses on the "Diclonius", a newly mutated species. ...more
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Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Baccano! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United ...more
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Phantom: Requiem for the Phant... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Nitroplus and Kadokawa Shoten have adapted the story, from the visual novel game created by Nitroplus, and distributed by Hirameki International, into an anime series produced by Bee Train under ...more
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Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Bungo Stray Dogs is a 2016 anime series adapted from the manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. The story centers on individuals who are gifted with super ...more
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles across a mysterious ...more
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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Fate/Zero is a light novel by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. The first volume was released on December 29, 2006, ...more
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Blast of Tempest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Blast of Tempest is a Japanese manga series written by Kyō Shirodaira and illustrated by Arihide Sano and Ren Saizaki. An anime adaptation by Bones aired on October 2012 to March 2013. The story ...more
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Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Black Cat is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from July 2000 to June 2004, with the chapters ...more
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Wolf's Rain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Wolf's Rain is an anime series created by writer and story editor Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones Studio. It was directed by Tensai Okamura and featured character designs by Toshihiro ...more
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Witch Hunter Robin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Witch Hunter Robin is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise. It follows the STN-J, the Japanese branch of a secret global organization called "SOLOMON" or the "Solomon ...more
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Mekakucity Actors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
A 12-episode anime adaptation titled Mekakucity Actors—"Mekakucity" being a portmanteau of "mekakushi" and "city"—aired between April 12 and June 28, 2014. The ...more
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D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
D.Gray-man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. The series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of Exorcists who make use of ...more
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Tiger & Bunny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character ...more
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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. The series was aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina ...more
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Developed by Bones, the series is directed by Yasuhiro Irie and written by Hiroshi ...more
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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Fullmetal Alchemist is a 2017 Japanese dark fantasy science fiction adventure film directed by Fumihiko Sori, based on the manga series by Hiromu Arakawa, covering the first four volumes of the ...more
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Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on February 25, 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō ...more
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Speed Grapher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Speed Grapher is a 2005 anime series created by Gonzo. The series ran for 24 episodes from April to October 2005 on TV Asahi. It tells the story of former war photographer, Tatsumi Saiga and his ...more
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Blassreiter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Blassreiter is a 2008 Japanese anime from the animation studio Gonzo and the multimedia studio Nitro+. The title is pseudo-German and literally means "Pale Rider". A manga titled ...more
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more
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Dimension W is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Dimension W is a 2016 anime series based on the manga series written by Yūji Iwahara. In 2072, the world is powered by energy from Dimension W, a fourth dimensional axis. A bounty hunter named ...more
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Needless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Darker Than Black
Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2003, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began ...more