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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
Gosho Aoyama
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Kindaichi Case Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tsugumi Ohb, akeshi Obata
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Detective School Q is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Seimaru Amagi, Fumiya Satō
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Q.E.D. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Motohiro Katou
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Monster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Naoki Urasawa
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C.M.B. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Motohiro Katou
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Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kōichi Mizuide
9
Keishichō Tokuhanka 007 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
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Psychometrer Eiji is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Yuma Ando, Masashi Asaki
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Spiral : The Bonds of Reasonin... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kyou Shirodaira, Eita Mizuno
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Bloody Monday, Vol. 6 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tadashi Agi
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Remote is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tadashi Agi, Tetsuya Koshiba
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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
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Terror In Resonance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
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Lady Detective is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Kiriyo added Gi Ha Lee; Hye Jin Jeon
17
Switch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Otoh Saki, Tomomi Nakamura
18
Zodiac P.I., Book 4 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Natsumi Ando
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
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Umineko: When They Cry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
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Ice Blade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Tsutomu Takahashi
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Chief Detective Kenichi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
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Multiple Personality Detective... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Eiji Ōtsuka, Shou Tajima
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Agatha Christie's Great Detect... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Yukiyoshi Oohashi, Syouji Yonemura, Morihiko Ishikawa
25
Heaven's Memo Pad, #4 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detective Manga of All Time
Hikaru Sugii