8 Anime Like 91 Days [Recommendations]

It’s the early 1900s, during the Prohibition. Avilio returns to the town known as Lawless, a place that is ruled by the mafia. He’s there to get revenge on the ones who killed his family.

He knows who did and once everything is set in place, it’s going to be a bloodbath after he’s done killing everyone in his way.

91 Days is not your typical flashy action anime, it’s more a drama with gangsters in it. Simply put, it’s an underrated gem that deserves your attention. And if you need more mafia or gangster elements in your anime then here 8 Animes like 91 days.

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker than Black Kuro no Keiyakusha

Let’s kick things off with a sci-fi thriller.

It was 10 years ago that Heavens Gate and Hells Gate appeared. Heavens gate in South Africa and Hell Gate in Japan. Each gate having their own Contractor.

Follow Hei, as he goes on missions for the mysterious Syndicate while uncovering a plot that could threaten the existence of Contractors.

The series itself is like if you put X-Men and Witch Hunter Robin in a blender. What comes out is something that is absolutely wonderful. So if you are a fan of one or the other then check out Darker Than Black.



This is an anime that is based on the video game. It may sound like it spells out disaster since movies based on video games have been more misses than hits, but this is more of the opposite when it comes to anime.

Two friends, Bradon Heat and Harry MacDowel, have been very close throughout their childhood, but when they join a mafia syndicate known as the Millennion things start to change.

Harry, is now ambitions to climb through the ranks and wants to become the new boss. And Bradon, is doing his best to support his friend but must do what the boss asks of him, for he has the custody of his true love.

Let’s bring back that blender, so we put whichever gangster movie such as the Godfather, Goodfellas, or Casino, and add in Trigun. This would be the result, an awesome series. What more can you ask for?

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Phantom Requiem for the Phantom

Inferno is a mysterious company that supplies the mafia with an assassin, that only goes by Phantom. One day, a Japanese tourist witnesses Phantom assassinating someone.

The tourist gets kidnapped and brainwashed by both Phantom and the leader of the Inferno. His new name is Zwei, and has now become a puppet of the Inferno. He’ll do all he can to regain his free will and escape Inferno once and for all.

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom is a disgustedly underrated anime. Mind you, this is more of a drama anime and there is nothing wrong with that. If you are looking for a more intellectual anime with a more overtone than this series is the one for you.

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul has been surprisingly getting overwhelming popular despite being released two years ago.

Ken Kaneki is a shy college student, who spends most of his days in books. Until another student, Rize Kamishiro catches his eye very quickly. On their date, he soon realizes that Rize isn’t what she appears to be.

After the encounter, he goes to a hospital and undergoes a surgery, which turns him into a half-ghoul. Now, he must try to co-exist with both the human world and the world of the ghoul.

Tokyo Ghoul is a bloody, violent, and fantastic series. Full of gory action that will give you the chills.

Joker Game

Joker Game

The anime is set in 1937 and World War Two is around the corner. Japan has created a spy organization known as the D Agency. It’s mission: to observe and report the develop of the other countries during the war.

Joker Game is not an action anime with special gadgets or a James Bond spy thriller. It’s more grounded and deals with more of the drama, rather than big explosions. If you’re looking for that kind spy anime then this anime is for you.

Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Now if you want high flying action, big explosions, and thrill ride fun, then Black Lagoon might be the anime for you.

Rokurou Okajima is just your average businessman, who lives a boring life. Then one day during one of his regular business days, he gets captured by the notorious mercenary group known as Black Lagoon.

The plan was to use him as a hostage for negotiations but it fails. Rokuruo has little to no choice but to join the Black Lagoon in order to survive.

This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, do to how violent the series can get. But, if you are looking for a series that’s just gun-crazy action then this is the anime you want to see.


Anime Like Gangsta.

Ergastalum is a place you never want to go to since it’s full of mafia, hoodlums, prostitutes, and dirty cops. Enter Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo or as they are known “Handymen.” They are mercenaries for hire and take any job that nobody else can handle.

Simply put, if you need an anime that’s like Black Lagoon then this is for you. A must watch.



This is one of the most talked about and beloved anime and it is not hard to see why.

It’s 1930 in Chicago, where the real story begins on board the Flying Pussyboot. A casts of the mafia, alchemists, thieves, and a sister are all intertwined with one another in a bloodbath of violence.

Baccano! has a mix of everything: gangsters, comedy, magic, and action. It’s one of the best series that any anime fan should watch.


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