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The Best Anime Like Detective Conan

The world of Detective Conan is relatively expansive, especially when you consider just how many episodes the series has produced. How are you supposed to find a show to follow up such an iconic anime series that has such a long shelf life? Let's rank the best recommendations for anime like Detective Conan, with the help of your votes!

Despite not being even a fraction of the length your favorite detective series has, there's quite a few anime series out there like Detective Conan that have exceptional storylines perfect for your next binge session. Detective oriented stories such as Detective School Q or Psychic Detective Yakumo are great follow-ups with their distinct similarity, but there are also other series that go beyond traditional justice. Anime like Hell Girl may have more to do with sins and judgment in the afterlife, but most of the short stories portrayed throughout each episode are about justice being served in its own unique way. 

Here are our recommendations for anime like Detective Conan. Vote up to let us know which of these series you'd most recommend to other Detective Conan fans.

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  • The Kindaichi Case Files
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    The Kindaichi Case Files

  • Detective School Q is a manga series, written by Seimaru Amagi and illustrated by Fumiya Satō, originally serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 2001 and 2005, spanning 22-tankōbon ...more
  • Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note
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    Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note

  • Death Note (Madhouse, 2006) is a Japanese supernatural thriller anime series based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a teen genius who stumbles across a ...more
  • Hyouka
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    Hyouka

  • Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning
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    Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning

  • Erased (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese drama series based on the manga by Kei Sanbe. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her ...more
  • Psychic Detective Yakumo is a mystery novel series written by Manabu Kaminaga, published by Nihon Bungeisha with illustrations by Katoh Akatsuki and later published by Kadokawa Bunko with cover ...more
  • Neuro: Supernatural Detective
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    Neuro: Supernatural Detective

  • The World Is Still Beautiful
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    The World Is Still Beautiful

  • ReLIFE (Tokyo MX, 2016) is a Japanese romance drama anime series based on the manga by So Yayoi from TMS Entertainment animation studio. Arata Kaizaki is offered a job to test ReLife: a scientific ...more
  • Gosick
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    Gosick is a Japanese light novel series by Kazuki Sakuraba, with illustrations by Hinata Takeda. The series includes 13 novels published by Fujimi Shobo between December 2003 and July 2011. Set in a ...more
  • Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon
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    Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon

  • Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
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    Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace

  • The Norse God Loki is exiled to earth in the form of a young boy.
  • The adventures of Inspector Akane Tsunemori.
  • Hello Harinezumi: Satsui no Ryoubun
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    Hello Harinezumi: Satsui no Ryoubun

  • It is revealed how Ai Enma became the Hell Girl. It also turns out that Ai Enma had been buried alive as a ritual sacrifice by Sentaro Shibata, her very own best friend.
  • Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple is an anime television series that adapted several Agatha Christie stories about Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. A new character named Mabel West, ...more
  • Umineko: When They Cry is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion. The first game in the series, Legend of the Golden Witch, was first released at Comiket ...more
  • Un-Go
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    Un-Go

  • Heaven's Memo Pad
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    Heaven's Memo Pad