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.

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

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.

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2 Victorique de Blois Victorique de Blois
3 Shinichi Kudo / Conan Edogawa - Detective Conan Shinichi Kudo / Conan Edogawa - Detective Conan

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

He should be No. 1!

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

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 Hajime Kindaichi Hajime Kindaichi

yeah - Crazy_boy

8 Yakumo Saitou Yakumo Saitou
9 Houtarou Oreki
10 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

The Contenders

11 Yukito Ayatsuji - Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden
12 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.

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
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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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