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I think I've figured out why Death Note stands out from the crowd. I watched it last June, and only now have I realized.

It's the first show that I've ever seen to successfully combine life-threatening suspense and drama without any violence. Because it's missing that leg, it goes much farther in plot and character development to compensate, and ends up being a real gem.

And I've realized that this kind of anime is extremely rare from what I know. If it's nonviolent, it's usually a romance story. Conan the Detective, aka Case Closed, is similar, but lacks the polish of Death Note. So along these lines, I'd appreciate some recommendations for nonviolent anime that are highly suspenseful and action-packed.