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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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932 177
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

2
1,120 225
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

3
370 96
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
340 105
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
ocha added Psycho Pass

5
235 64
Hyouka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
ocha added Hyouka

6
215 90
Gosick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Akshaya Mary added Gosick

7
200 81
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

8
138 58
Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
roura added Terror in Resonance

9
185 76
Monster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

10
151 80
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Young Kindaichi's Casebook

11
168 86
Tantei Gakuen Q is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Detective School Q

12
150 68
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

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126 59
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58 9
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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99 56
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48 40
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

17
37 41
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Inori added Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

18
45 50
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Lupin VIII

19
51 42
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17 4
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

21
49 47
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The Most Shocking Moments and Deaths in Comics

22
35 51
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One Piece Jidaigeki Special: Luffy Oyabun Torimonocho

23
13 4
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
The Extraordinay Humdrum added Ghost Hunt

24
8 2
Rampo Kitan : Game of Laplace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
The Extraordinay Humdrum added Rampo Kitan : Game of Laplace

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1 2
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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12 37
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Ayatsuri Sakon

27
31 50
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21 42
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Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief

29
16 40
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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

30
8 40
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8 37
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Tokyo Babylon 2

32
9 40
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Fantastic Children

33
9 40
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Angie Girl

34
8 38
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9 42
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Detective Story

36
4 43
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