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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1,637 400
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
3
649 176
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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668 167
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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448 127
Hyouka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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369 143
Gosick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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7
304 44
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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8
358 139
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
9
271 114
Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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10
251 116
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Young Kindaichi's Casebook
11
270 120
Tantei Gakuen Q is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
Detective School Q
12
316 104
Monster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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196 87
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252 92
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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93 64
Heaven's Memo Pad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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114 24
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detective Anime of All Time
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70 62
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145 77
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91 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
89 72
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Lupin VIII
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82 59
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71 69
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23
34 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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29 56
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Ayatsuri Sakon
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44 81
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