Anime Underground 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
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief

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

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

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

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Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Young Kindaichi's Casebook

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Tantei Gakuen Q is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Detective School Q

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

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Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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Heaven's Memo Pad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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Inori added Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

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Lupin VIII

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Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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Kuroshitsuji : Book of Murder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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One Piece Jidaigeki Special: Luffy Oyabun Torimonocho

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Rampo Kitan : Game of Laplace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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Ayatsuri Sakon

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Sakura-san no Ashimoto ni wa S... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief

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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

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Detective Story

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Fantastic Children

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Tokyo Babylon 2

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Angie Girl

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