Top 10 Mystery Anime! [2023 Edition]

Who doesn't love a good 'ol mystery? There's the puzzling setup, the colorful characters who you start to suspect, and finally, the shocking truth. However, some anime series pull us into the mystery more than others.

Anime!Anime! took a survey to see which ones come to mind for the mystery genre. Ready to find out which titles got voted into the top 10?

9. The Detective Is Already Dead
9. Gosick
9. Another
7. Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File
7. Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note
6. Moriarty the Patriot
5. Undead Girl Murder Farce
4. Hyouka

With a few ties, it turns out that we're looking at the top 11... but hey, we can't complain when there are so many great titles to choose from. Now, on to the rest!

3. The Kindaichi Case Files

©Seimaru Amagi, Fumiya Sato, Kodansha/Yomiuri TV, Toei Animation

High school detective and slacker Hajime Kindaichi slouches into third place with 8% of the votes! We're big fans of a classic whodunnit, and this franchise has it in spades.

2. Bungo Stray Dogs

©Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa/KADOKAWA/Bungo Stray Dogs Production Committee

Bungo Stray Dogs takes second place with 13%! You have to admit that combining legendary literary figures with mystery solving is a fascinating move. Plus, it definitely helps that they've got awesome powers too!

1. Detective Conan

©Gosho Aoyama 2023/Detective Conan Production Committee

Was this even a question?! The pint-sized Detective Conan reigns supreme with 42%, showing that he's undoubtedly the face of mystery anime. He burst onto the anime scene almost 30 years ago and shows no sign of stopping. Here's to many more years of him finding out the one truth!

That's it for this year's rankings, but who knows what great mystery anime lie ahead?

Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!