10 Mystery Anime That Make You Feel Like The Sherlock
The mystery genre of anime isn’t as exposed to the world as the other genres such as romance, comedy or action cause they are better in small amounts. In the case of mystery animes, less is more.
Mystery anime is all about keeping the audience glued to their screens with jaw-dropping twists and turns in the storyline.
So you can’t overdo it cause then it will kill the whole purpose of its mystery. You don’t want the audience to get too familiar with the genre.
10 Mystery animes that make you feel like the Sherlock
1. Death Note: The one where The Worlds Greatest Detective vs The Smartest Anime Protagonist
Death Note the former most popular anime of all time is the most suspense anime of all time.
Death Note is regarded as the best script on Earth.
It features an all out war of intellect between the worlds greatest detective L and Light Yagami the smartest anime protagonist who holds the Death Note.
2. Erased: The one with a Murder Mystery
Satoru Fujinuma is blessed with a special ability called ‘the revival’ which enables him to travel back in time to save the lives of people around him.
Erased has a Sherlock movie vibe to it. While watching the anime the audience along with Satoru try to figure out the identity of the killer.
It makes the whole experience of watching the anime a lot more engaging.
3. Hensuki: The one where the Culprit is an Underella
Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie? also known as Hensuki in short form is a harem, romantic comedy anime.
Keiki Kiryu receives a love letter from an anonymous sender (referred to as Cinderella) along with a pair of white panties.
Keiko makes it his mission to uncover the identity of this mystery girl.
Hensuki gives the audience a chance to be a Sherlock in a harem anime.
4. Golden Kamuy: The one where Sugimoto is on a Treasure hunt to find the Hidden gold
Golden Kamuy has a nice mixture of adventure, mystery, action and thrill.
It has sick twists and turns in the anime for example the map of the hidden location of gold is tattooed on the bodies of a few selected cellmates.
5. The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited
Kambe Daisuke the heir to one the wealthiest families in Japan is paired up with a middle-class cop to solve crimes in their city.
Being a certified millionaire, Kambe believes that money can buy anything. Money is his way out of every problem. While his partner Haru Kato is a man of principle.
The anime is blessed with great animation which gives a modern feel to its design by giving the picturization of streets, buildings and cars a modern touch.
It features several car-chasing scenes that the detective crime anime are famous for.
6. Spy x Family: The one featuring the Greatest Spy of the nation of Westalis
Spy x Family is detective anime which is simple to understand. The animation and picturization of Spy x Family give it a western feel which is only found in Hollywood movies.
Series or movies based on detective drama were first popularized by western nations. So finally having an anime that resembles it, is cool.
Mixed Nuts by Hige DANdism is a visually stunning opening track of Spy x Family which justifies its animation style.
Spy x Family features Yor Forger who is regarded as one of the best assassins in anime, today.
7. Hyouka: The one where the Classic Lit Club solve Mysteries
Hyouka features the 4 members of the classic lit club who solve mysteries that somehow find their way into their daily lives.
Houtarou Oreki, the protagonist of the anime is an “energy conservation” enthusiat . He does not worry about doing things he doesn’t has do.
He just wants to save energy that’s all. However this way of life of his that he really loves goes right out the window. When he gets himself all tangled up in the classic lit club in solving mysteries.
Oreki has a knack for solving mysteries.
8. Akudama Drive
Akudama drive has the audience glowed to their seats with crazy characters and amazing stylish visuals.
The anime has a unique and stylish depiction of Japan with big light buildings, flying cars and LED screens everywhere. The anime depicts it as a light utopia.
Along with its unique sci-fi design, the anime features dark back alleys where fugitives run loose, calling themselves as Akudama.
9. Love of Kill: The one where a bounty hunter and assassin both have a haunting past
Chateau Dankworth a bounty hunter is tasked with eliminating Song Ryang-ha (an assassin) who has got a liking to her.
Both of them also share a tragic past that still haunts them today.
10. ID-Invaded: The one where a former homicide detective solves crimes by infiltrating people’s minds
ID:Invaded is confusing in structure, execution and purpose as hell. Its next to impossible to understand the flow of events occurring in the anime.
It’s difficult for the audience to understand the core concept of anime.
In simple words, the anime is about how a former detective turned killer solves crimes in a virtual reality world.