The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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Ready to cast your votes anime fans? We need your input on this list of the best detective anime of all time. This poll features only the top detective anime, along with a few series that may blur genres since they're about police and homicide investigations. Which do you prefer, dark detective anime series like Black Jack, or more light-hearted loli shows like Gosick? Either way we want to hear from you, so please vote for your favorites and help this become the definitive best detective anime list. The investigators in these shows solve all kinds of mysteries, from bloody murders to petty thefts. You can watch a few of these detective anime on Netflix, including the very popular Death Note. 

Did you know that since its start in 1994, Cased Closed is STILL on the air? Detective Conan continues to solve mysteries after all these years, proving that detective anime is both popular and commercially successful. That show may not be a fan favorite among today's audience, but you've got to respect its longevity.
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    Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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    Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Psycho Pass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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    Hyouka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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    Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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    Tantei Gakuen Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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    Gosick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Monster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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    Heavens Memo Pad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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    One Piece Jidaigeki Special: L... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Lupin VIII is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Ghost Stories is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Ayatsuri Sakon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Master Keaton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Akagi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Fantastic Children is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Detective Story is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Tokyo Babylon 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Angie Girl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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    Tokyo Babylon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time


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