Anime Underground The Best Detective Manga of All Time  

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Detectives have always been a popular subject in manga, but what is the best detective manga of all time? Is the hit series Case Closed the top title on this interactive poll of manga about detectives and mystery? It's hard to say it isn't, given that the series has been running since 1994! But maybe you prefer heavier stories like that of Monster or Death Note? The latter of those two isn't strictly about detectives, but there is a lot of police work and investigating that is central to the manga's plot. No matter what your preferences are, vote for all the good detective manga on this list that you feel others should definitely read.
 

Feel free to add any manga with detectives that may have been overlooked, too. If you're going to downvote a title, please only do so if you've actually read it.

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Detective Conan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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147 41
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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80 21
Kindaichi Case Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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74 19
Detective School Q is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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59 16
Q.E.D. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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51 17
Monster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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29 17
Spiral : The Bonds of Reasonin... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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24 13
Psychometrer Eiji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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30 19
C.M.B. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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26 16
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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24 15
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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17 10
Master Keaton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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22 15
Keishichō Tokuhanka 007 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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15 9
Bloody Monday, Vol. 6 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Bloody Monday, Vol. 6 Tadashi Agi

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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27 22
Terror In Resonance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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Ice Blade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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16 14
Switch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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8 6
Patlabor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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7 5
Heaven's Memo Pad, #4 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Heaven's Memo Pad, #4 Hikaru Sugii

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Lady Detective is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kiriyo added Lady Detective

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10 9
Zodiac P.I., Book 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Zodiac P.I., Book 4 Natsumi Ando

The Best Novels Ever Written

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9 8
Umineko: When They Cry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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8 7
Multiple Personality Detective... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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6 5
Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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6 5
Angel Cop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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6 5
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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6 5
Chief Detective Kenichi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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5 4
Doberman Deka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

20 Books to Read in Your 20s

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5 4
Flint the Time Detective is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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4 3
Heat Guy J is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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Batman : Child of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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Cinderella Boy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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Steam Detectives is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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5 5
A.D. Police: Dead End City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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10 11
Sherlock Hound is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

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6 7
Book Girl and the Suicidal Mim... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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12 14
Remote is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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3 4
Karasuma Kyoko no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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2 3
Sukeban Deka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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2 4
Dr. Thrill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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5 8
Agatha Christie's Great Detect... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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3 6
Angie Girl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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2 5
Nijū Mensō no Musume is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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2 6
Goku Midnight Eye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

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4 9
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time