Best Anime Detectives


The Top Ten

1 L - Death Note L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

No one can match L's super intellect.
He could even predict hundred steps further than kira(light).i'm saying this b'because you can notice this when you watch ''the death note''.
He is way better than any other detectives in the anime world.

L is just supernatural smart, for example from the 1st time he met light-kun he made him a suspect of being kira. He did tribute everything to solve the hardest case that none of the others in this list could solve. Also he had an awesome character.

Of course he's first! He's L! His quirkiness, superhuman intellect and unique personality makes himone of the most lovable characters ever. Furthermore, he's hilarious - Goku02

L is damn awesome. No one else can beat him in this countdown

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2 Shinichi Kudo / Conan Edogawa - Detective Conan Shinichi Kudo / Conan Edogawa - Detective Conan

He should be No. 1!

This is way underrated! The plots are very well thought out and every case is actually connected with one larger back story!

I totally agree with the review given here
It should be kept in top 5
I appeal to all detective conan fans to vote

3 Victorique de Blois Victorique de Blois
4 Yuko Shionji Yuko Shionji

Haven't seen her but she looks really cute - TwilightKitsune

5 Near - Death Note Near - Death Note
6 Takehito Kumagami
7 Ranpo Edogawa - Bungou Stray Dogs Ranpo Edogawa - Bungou Stray Dogs

L may be more popular but admit it, Ranpo is a far better detective. He can find out the culprit with almost no clues and in a matter of seconds. - Goku02

8 Houtarou Oreki
9 Hajime Kindaichi Hajime Kindaichi

yeah - Crazy_boy

10 Yakumo Saitou Yakumo Saitou

The Contenders

11 Kyoko Kirigiri Kyoko Kirigiri

If it weren't for Kyoko & Makoto carrying everyone in the trials, they would all die. Seriously, it's like those two (& maybe Byakuya) were the only ones to look at any of the crime scenes for more than 5 seconds.

Kyoko basically found out who the killers were before anyone else. Without her, then everyone would die in DR.

12 Yukito Ayatsuji - Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden
13 Shinjuurou Yuki
14 Kouichi Zenigata
15 Akise Aru - Mirai Nikki

Not only is Akise hot and such, he's a great detective. I love him so much.

16 Yusaku Kudo Yusaku Kudo
17 Heiji Hattori Heiji Hattori
18 Naoto Shirogane - Persona Naoto Shirogane - Persona
19 Light Yagami Light Yagami Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. L - Death Note
2. Yuko Shionji
3. Victorique de Blois
1. Ranpo Edogawa - Bungou Stray Dogs
2. L - Death Note
3. Yukito Ayatsuji - Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden


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