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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1
214 53
Detective Conan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Gosho Aoyama

2
179 51
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tsugumi Ohb, akeshi Obata

3
104 28
Kindaichi Case Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

4
94 26
Detective School Q is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Seimaru Amagi, Fumiya Satō

5
66 22
Monster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Naoki Urasawa

6
71 27
Q.E.D. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Motohiro Katou

7
37 20
Psychometrer Eiji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Yuma Ando, Masashi Asaki

8
37 22
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kōichi Mizuide

9
38 26
C.M.B. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Motohiro Katou

10
41 31
Spiral : The Bonds of Reasonin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kyou Shirodaira, Eita Mizuno

11
30 21
Keishichō Tokuhanka 007 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

12
35 26
Terror In Resonance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

13
24 16
Bloody Monday, Vol. 6 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tadashi Agi

14
23 16
Remote is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tadashi Agi, Tetsuya Koshiba

15
24 17
Switch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Otoh Saki, Tomomi Nakamura

16
13 7
Multiple Personality Detective... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Eiji Ōtsuka, Shou Tajima

17
33 27
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

18
13 9
Umineko: When They Cry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

19
9 5
Ice Blade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tsutomu Takahashi

20
8 5
Chief Detective Kenichi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

21
10 8
Heaven's Memo Pad, #4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Hikaru Sugii

22
9 7
Patlabor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Masami Yuki

23
9 7
Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Masaru Miyazaki/Sharakumaro, Takeshi Obata

24
8 6
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

25
4 2
Lady Detective is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kiriyo added Gi Ha Lee; Hye Jin Jeon

26
12 11
Zodiac P.I., Book 4 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Natsumi Ando

27
7 6
Angel Cop is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Ichiro Itano, Aikawa, Taku Kitazaki

28
6 5
Doberman Deka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Buronson, Shinji Hiramatsu

29
6 5
Flint the Time Detective is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Hideki Sonoda, Akira Yamauchi

30
5 4
Heat Guy J is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Chiaki Ogishima

31
8 8
Agatha Christie's Great Detect... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Yukiyoshi Oohashi, Syouji Yonemura, Morihiko Ishikawa

32
7 7
Book Girl and the Suicidal Mim... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

33
7 7
Steam Detectives is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kia Asamiya

34
7 7
Cinderella Boy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Monkey Punch

35
5 5
A.D. Police: Dead End City is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Toshimichi Suzuki, Tony Takezaki

36
3 3
Sukeban Deka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Shinji Wada

37
11 12
Sherlock Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Hayao Miyazaki, Marco Pagot, Gi Pagot

38
8 9
Batman: Child of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time

39
3 4
Karasuma Kyoko no Jikenbo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Oji Hiroi, Yūsuke Kozaki

40
18 21
Master Keaton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Hokusei Katsushika Takashi, Nagasaki, Naoki Urasawa

41
2 4
Dr. Thrill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Osamu Tezuka

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

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

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

45
5 10
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Bushiroa, Sorahiro Mizushima