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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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987 198
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

2
1,175 240
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

3
396 105
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief

4
365 111
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
ocha added Psycho Pass

5
262 71
Hyouka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
ocha added Hyouka

6
234 95
Gosick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Akshaya Mary added Gosick

7
211 91
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

8
155 61
Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
roura added Terror in Resonance

9
202 77
Monster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

10
160 82
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Young Kindaichi's Casebook

11
177 89
Tantei Gakuen Q is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Detective School Q

12
162 70
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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137 63
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70 12
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
1494761558733 added Bungou Stray Dogs

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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105 58
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50 42
Heaven's Memo Pad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Heavens Memo Pad

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39 43
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Inori added Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

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47 53
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Lupin VIII

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54 44
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23 5
Kuroshitsuji : Book of Murder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
The Extraordinay Humdrum added Kuroshitsuji : Book of Murder

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21 5
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
The Extraordinay Humdrum added Ghost Hunt

The Very Best Movie Franchises

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51 50
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13 3
Rampo Kitan : Game of Laplace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
The Extraordinay Humdrum added Rampo Kitan : Game of Laplace

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36 55
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One Piece Jidaigeki Special: Luffy Oyabun Torimonocho

25
4 3
Sakura-san no Ashimoto ni wa S... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
The Extraordinay Humdrum added Sakura-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

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14 38
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Ayatsuri Sakon

27
32 51
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21 43
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Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief

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16 41
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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

30
8 41
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8 38
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Tokyo Babylon 2

32
9 41
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Fantastic Children

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8 39
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9 42
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Angie Girl

35
9 44
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Detective Story

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5 45
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