Top 10 Mystery Anime

Top 10 Mystery Anime

Everyone loves exploring a good exciting mystery, mainly mystery anime! There’s pure excitement exploring a mystery story, discovering secrets and unlocking the clues. Anime have provided viewers with plots unknown, and we can’t help but sink in, be curious, and gather speculation from start to finish. With that being said, in the following anime, we present ten recommendations for the best mystery series. We know there are many more intriguing and inquisitive shows, but here’s what we’ve gathered so far! Here we go!

  • 10. Kokkoku
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2018 – March 2018
Kokkou centers on the life of Juri Yukawa. Juri comes from a dysfunctional family and wants out to build a better life for herself and her nephew, Makoto. When things couldn’t be any worse, Juri’s brother Tsubasa and her nephew are abducted by a mysterious organization and held for ransom. With limited time, Juri has to come up with five million yen. Fortunately, Juri’s grandfather offers her hope to this life and death dilemma. By a blood sacrifice to her grandfather’s mystical stone, the three enter the world of “Stasis,” very much a place like their own, except that time stands still for the users. The rescue isn’t as easy as they imagine because they discover that others somehow found a way to navigate through Stasis. Their rescue effort seems hopeless, but not completely gone as a giant named Herald comes to save the day. Kokkoku contains a fantastic story of adventure and mystery in a parallel world similar to the characters’ reality. The concept of this is new and fresh, unlike any series commonly aired in the last few seasons. Questions upon questions form as viewers watch each episode and the element of the supernatural makes the plot more intriguing. Moreover, the characters bring the story to life, inspiring us to never give up until the mission is complete.
  • 9. Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider (The Perfect Insider)
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: October 2015 – December 2015
The Perfect Insider shares the story of Shiki Magata, a genius programmer who inhabits a research facility located on a remote island. A recluse, Shiki rarely has guests, except for Souhei Saikawa and Moe Nishingono from the university. While entertaining visitors, the three of them unexpectedly get swept into a locked-room murder mystery. Hidden secrets, illusions and wrong turns, Saikawa and Moe, must solve the puzzle, revealing the truth behind the murder and Magata’s murky past. As simple as it may seem, The Perfect Insider is not just about a murder plot that needs solving; it involves so much more. Based on a mystery novel, the bizarre circumstances surrounding Magata and the research facility are dark and grim, drawing viewers deeper into its nightmare-ish maze. Heavy on dialogue and character interaction, The Perfect Insider is riveting.
  • 8. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation-)
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2015 – December 2015
Beautiful Bones –Sakurako’s Investigation- is the story of Sakurako Kujou and Shoutarou Tatewaki. As lovely as she may appear, Sakurako has an affinity for the study of bones, or osteology. Using her unique skill, civilians and government agencies call upon her to help solve complex cases. An interesting pair from the start, we are presented the gradual development of Sakurako and Shoutarou’s working relationship, as they complement and aid one another throughout this 12-episode mystery anime. Sakurako’s fascination with bones is in and of itself appealing, something that is uncommon but nevertheless enchanting. Sakurako and Shoutarou make an interesting pair, constantly caught up in the most peculiar cases. With an imaginative storyline, Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation- reminds us that there is much to learn around us, unlocking mysteries in order to find closure.
  • 7. Rokka no Yuusha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2015 – September 2015
Braves of the Six Flowers entails the story of six legendary heroes. The Braves are chosen by the Goddess of Fate and bestowed supernatural abilities with a mission to destroy the Demon God who threatens the fate of the world. We are introduced to Adlet Mayer, a macho guy who reeks of self-confidence and Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra, princess of Piena. The two become Braves and embark on the journey to meet the other Braves, ultimately to take on the Demon God. However, when the heroes are all united, there is tension as the members suspect a traitor in their midst. Braves of the Six Flowers is an excellent mystery anime that deals with a puzzling scenario appearing uncomplicated on the surface but which is more complicated as viewers explore more into the core. We investigate background information on the Braves, discover who the traitor is, and dive into all things supernatural. We aren’t bombarded with everything from the get-go, but facts and events are slowly introduced to us, making the viewing experience truly enjoyable.
  • 6. Bungou Stray Dogs (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2016 – June 2016
Bungou Stray Dogs is an action, supernatural anime following Atsushi Nakajima, an orphan who is recruited by the Special Detective Company. This group of detectives tackles seemingly impossible cases in addition to fending off their counterparts, the “Port Mafia.” Aside from their intellect and talents, these detectives have incredible abilities that are extremely helpful in violent and intense confrontations. Bungou Stray Dogs focuses on the development of each character and how they came to be, as well as countless, stirring mysteries to solve. Bungou Stray Dogs is an enjoyable series that delivers action, drama, and mystery. Having that old-school vibe, it is reminiscent of Sherlock, Eliot Ness, and other similar classic detective series. Its impressive animation and action sequences stand out. An appealing mystery anime, Bungou Stray Dogs provides viewers with circumstances that are exciting to investigate.
  • 5. Magic Kaito 1412
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: October 2014 – March 2015
Nearly a decade after the peculiar death of his father, Kaito Kuroba, a slightly mischievous but otherwise ordinary teenager, discovers a shocking secret. The Phantom Thief Kaito Kid, better known as "The Magician Under the Moonlight" was none other than his father. A criminal organization seeking a mystical stone called the Pandora Gem killed the former thief. Legend has it the gem will shed a tear with the passing of the Valley Comet appearing every ten thousand years. When the tear is consumed, the gem shall grant immortality. Promising to bring those responsible for his father's death to justice, Kaito puts on the Phantom Thief's disguise, stealing priceless jewels at night before his enemies can use the power of immortality for themselves. Magic Kaito 1412 is episodic, with each plot focusing on Kid the Phantom Thief attempting to steal some jewel or precious object, but only finds himself in trouble with the police, other thieves, royalty, teenage detectives, and a particular child detective. The most interesting chunk of this story is learning the mystery behind the magic tricks performed, most of which are pretty witty. Many scenarios contain surprises and suspense; overall, very delightful.
  • 4. Hyouka
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: April 2012 – September 2012
Hyouka follows the story of Oreki Houtarou, who has made it his life motto to conserve his energy, doing things in moderation. At the request of his sister, Oreki joins the Classics Club and meets a girl named Chitanda. A curious and peculiar girl, she has a significant pull in influencing Oreki in helping her solve many mysteries, particularly one that surrounds the very room that they conduct meetings in. With the aid of other Classics members, Hyouka gives us a glimpse of modern, realistic everyday exploring, ideal for any novice who is interested in discovering local mysteries. In Hyouka, the overall structure is composed of distinct animation to capture the surroundings. The series also matches musical accompaniment to appropriate scenes. The theme of mystery and case solving is present with a lead guy and girl complimenting each other with their strengths and skills.
  • 3. Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)
    • Episodes: 12
    • Aired: October 2017 – December 2017
Houseki no Kuni, also known as Land of the Lustrous, is set in Earth’s distant future, in a fantastical, supernatural setting. Earth’s old era has disappeared and a new population of immortals inhabits the plane. Also known as “Gems,” the 28 distinct species must fight against a dangerous foe called the Lunarians. Under repeated abductions and attacks, the Gems have their forces always at the ready, assigned to various roles in the line of defense. In the spotlight, we meet 300-year-old Phosphophyllite. A baby, compared to the rest of her jewel peers, Phosphophyllite (Phos) has finally received the task of creating an encyclopedia. With a war going on, will Phos find worth in this terrible conflict? Land of the Lustrous has a little bit of everything, which is why it is so intriguing. The characters are superb with qualities that match well with their gems. How they interact with one another in addition to how they deal with particular circumstances is interesting, never falling out of the scene. The story develops into something memorable, as there are mysteries to be solved!
  • 2. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2016 – March 2016
Erased follows the story of 29-year-old Satoru Fujinuma who is an aspiring manga artist but feels he doesn’t have the potential to make it in the business. Leading a pretty ordinary life and putting his manga dream on hold, Satoru works as a pizza delivery guy. Contrasting this, Satoru possesses a supernatural ability that he doesn’t share with many people. The skill ‘Revival’ allows him to move into the past to correct tragedies and wrongdoing. As Satoru is accused of murder and arson, he uses revival to go back 18 years to fix a string of murders. One of the most intriguing mystery and psychological anime, Erased will keep you on edge from start to finish. Touching on many deep and complex issues, Erased brings awareness to these topics and their lasting effects on families and communities. When Satoru uses his revival, he is caught in a time loop, traveling to the same winter period to save his friend Kayo Hinazuki, as well as the other victims. As this season is a cold and somber time, the tone does pick up as the snow melts into spring.
  • 1. Made in Abyss
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2017 – September 2017
Made in Abyss takes place in an environment surrounding a ginormous chasm called the Abyss. The mysteries surrounding this magnificent place have drawn many to study its history. Brave and courageous individuals known as Divers are incredibly bold explorers who take significant risk in sharing their findings with others. The White Whistles are some of the many famed and legendary Divers, highly recognized figures in society. White Whistle Riko is a girl who wants to be just like her mom. As she explores, Riko bumps into a boy-like robot named Reg. Reg is lost, needs her help, and must recover technology in an area Riko isn’t permitted to explore. As the two proceed deeper, they both discover something about the Abyss. Made in Abyss is a great, lighthearted adventure that is thrilling and action-packed throughout. The animation adds suspense and as the characters delve deeper into the pit, the mystery element progresses. The journey can only move forward, and the actors bring to life the gloom and darkness of their environment.

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