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

2
1,535 357
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

3
601 160
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
593 156
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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415 118
Hyouka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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346 129
Gosick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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7
250 102
Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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8
254 36
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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9
320 133
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

10
228 109
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Young Kindaichi's Casebook

11
249 115
Tantei Gakuen Q is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Detective School Q

12
291 99
Monster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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182 82
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235 85
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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88 58
Heaven's Memo Pad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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90 20
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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134 72
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64 58
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78 19
Kuroshitsuji : Book of Murder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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79 70
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Lupin VIII

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77 55
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22
68 64
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23
43 75
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One Piece Jidaigeki Special: Luffy Oyabun Torimonocho

24
29 13
Rampo Kitan : Game of Laplace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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27 52
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