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Im looking for an anime similar to Code Geass and Death Note.

Brilliant strategist main character.
Main character deals with things in an unethical way
Has a unique power to aid the character

or at least something with a similar feel
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It's very difficult to suggest anime similar to the ones that you mentioned because there are too many different anime. You could however wait for the new Code Geass anime.
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Valvrave.

. . . . . a lot of people hate it but I really love it.

I don't like Death Note, but I love Code Geass, though. They're really not much alike, except for those points. And the way that the protagonists are "unethical" is also completely different. Light doesn't care, sees himself as above others, thinks he can do whatever he wants and it's okay. Lelouch doesn't really want to hurt anyone, but he's surrounded by the idea that being ruthless is necessary. In the end, he outgrows that, and he only manages to make a peaceful world when he can forgive others and realize that it's not weak to want to protect people. The whole time, what he wanted was to protect people from the horrors of war, so that others wouldn't have to go through what he and his sister did. Light just wanted power for himself.

Anyway, besides Valvrave... other mecha series? I don't know.

If you want to laugh at some pathetic victims of some villain protagonist... I don't know what to recommend for you, and also, you don't really understand Lelouch.
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LavenderMintRose wrote:

Valvrave.

. . . . . a lot of people hate it but I really love it.

I don't like Death Note, but I love Code Geass, though. They're really not much alike, except for those points. And the way that the protagonists are "unethical" is also completely different. Light doesn't care, sees himself as above others, thinks he can do whatever he wants and it's okay. Lelouch doesn't really want to hurt anyone, but he's surrounded by the idea that being ruthless is necessary. In the end, he outgrows that, and he only manages to make a peaceful world when he can forgive others and realize that it's not weak to want to protect people. The whole time, what he wanted was to protect people from the horrors of war, so that others wouldn't have to go through what he and his sister did. Light just wanted power for himself.

Anyway, besides Valvrave... other mecha series? I don't know.

If you want to laugh at some pathetic victims of some villain protagonist... I don't know what to recommend for you, and also, you don't really understand Lelouch.


Light and Lelouch both kill people in order to create their ideal world.
The only difference is Lelouch has a sister he protects.

Light can kill people with a book.
Lelouch can mind control.

Light has his Grim Reaper friend
Lelouch has his magic girl friend.

They both make ploys to hide their identities.

They both make friends with the enemy.

Light is doing it for control and justice
Lelouch is doing it for control and justice in the form of revenge. Plus his sister.

The stories are INCREDIBLY similar. Just one is scifi the other is modern fantasy.

And sure Lelouch doesnt die where Light does.
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MrEnder1337 wrote:

Im looking for an anime similar to Code Geass and Death Note.

Brilliant strategist main character.
Main character deals with things in an unethical way
Has a unique power to aid the character

or at least something with a similar feel


Akagi - Evil genius plays mahjong in Yakuza run deathmatchs. If you don't mind the the unique power being really really good at mahjong (and all the ways to cheat at it) this is closest to what your looking for. Also, the MC is right up there with the other two in terms of ego.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/akagi
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Maybe check this page for examples of smart characters like Light and Lelouch. The anime they're in are probably gonna be interesting if they have MCs like these:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TheChessmaster/ExamplesUsingChessMetaphors

Do you read manga? If so, I recommend 'The Promised Neverland'. Everyone there is super-duper smart and it's like the MCs are trying to outsmart their enemies and vice versa.
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Posted 4/15/17

yumikikoharu wrote:

Maybe check this page for examples of smart characters like Light and Lelouch. The anime they're in are probably gonna be interesting if they have MCs like these:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TheChessmaster/ExamplesUsingChessMetaphors

Do you read manga? If so, I recommend 'The Promised Neverland'. Everyone there is super-duper smart and it's like the MCs are trying to outsmart their enemies and vice versa.


Thanks ill check that out
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Quite a bit goofier, but No Game No Life hits all your criteria I believe. The main character and his sister are game playing geniuses, and when they get dropped into a fantasy world, they decided to conquer it.
It's a hilarious show. I can't recommend it enough.
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