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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1,462 309
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

2
1,611 388
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

3
637 171
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

4
655 163
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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5
438 123
Hyouka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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6
364 139
Gosick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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7
288 43
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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8
266 111
Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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9
348 138
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

10
245 113
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Young Kindaichi's Casebook

11
314 102
Monster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

12
264 119
Tantei Gakuen Q is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Detective School Q

13
192 86
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245 90
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time

15
92 63
Heaven's Memo Pad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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16
110 24
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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69 61
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18
142 77
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19
88 23
Kuroshitsuji : Book of Murder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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20
87 72
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Lupin VIII

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81 59
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22
70 69
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23
32 17
Rampo Kitan : Game of Laplace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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24
44 81
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One Piece Jidaigeki Special: Luffy Oyabun Torimonocho

25
28 56
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