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The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs

The noir feel of Bungou Stray Dogs paired with the detectives' supernatural abilities always makes the show such a delight to watch. It's different, interesting and certainly has a mystery behind each episode with an expansive plot that silently grows in the background. Once you've finished a series like this, it's hard to find other anime like Bangou Stray Dogs. Luckily, there are plenty of series that will help with your healing process!

Older series like Baccano! have the same kind of mystery and supernatural feel that Bungou Stray Dogs gave with a very different kind of story. Peculiar characters like Szilard and Ennis are relatively strange, but somehow relatable just like leading characters Osamu and Atsushi are. If you're looking for something that's a little more off-road, with a different approach than a detective based story, there are still plenty of shows that hold similar elements; Durarara!! is an excellent example. While it's not about detectives exactly, it still has a strange story that involves multiple people who find themselves in a web of a story that involves them all one way or another. It also doesn't hurt when a few of these have an appealing art style, much like Bungou Stray Dogs had.

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    Action, Adventure
    Hiyori Iki is transformed into a half-phantom after saving the god Yato's life.  ...more
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    Action, Mystery
    This action-packed anime series, based on a series of novels with the same name written by Ryohgo Narita, takes place in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo. Ikebukuro is where young people have  ...more
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    Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen, lit. "Bloodline Battlefront") is a Japanese shōnen manga by Yasuhiro Nightow and 2015 anime series. Leonardo Watch is a young photographer who obtains  ...more
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    Servamp is a Japanese manga series by Strike Tanaka. An anime television adaptation began airing on July 5, 2016 and concluded on September 20, 2016 with 12 episodes. Mahiru Shirota is a normal high  ...more
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    Action, Sci-Fi
    The adventures of Inspector Akane Tsunemori.  ...more
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    Karneval is a Japanese manga series by Tōya Mikanagi. A 13-episode anime adaptation by Manglobe aired between April and June 2013. Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an  ...more
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    Sirius the Jaeger is a Japanese original anime television series directed by Masahiro Andō and premiered from July 12 to September 27, 2018. In 1930, a group of Vampires leave China and flee to  ...more
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    Akame ga Kill! is a 2010 Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. A young villager named Tatsumi travels to the Capital to raise money for his home  ...more
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    Action, Comedy
    My Hero Academia (MBS, 2016) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Kohei Horikoshi from Bones Studios. Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world  ...more
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    A fantasy caper involving alchemists, gangsters and immortality is spread over several decades.  ...more
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    A Certain Magical Index is a Japanese light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, which has been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint  ...more
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    Taboo Tattoo is a Japanese action adventure seinen manga series written and illustrated by Shinjirō and 2016 anime series. Seigi receives a strange tattoo from a man whose life he saved. Soon,  ...more
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    Ouran High School Host Club (Bones, 2006) is a Japanese romantic comedy anime series based on the manga series by Bisco Hatori. Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at the prestigious and elite  ...more
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    The Law of Ueki is a Japanese manga series by Tsubasa Fukuchi. It was first serialized in the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 2002 and ended in 2005. Sixteen tankōbon volumes was compiled and  ...more
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