Although they may not be the main characters of the most popular genre, detective cartoon are often the most intelligent and memorable characters, especially known for their extraordinary intelligence and unexpected solutions to anime’s greatest mysteries. No matter how difficult their challenge, these investigators always seem to know how to gather all the necessary information and find the right answer.
Great detectives have always been admired across media, with notable examples being the timeless Sherlock Holmes, and anime is no exception, especially thanks to Conan’s popularity in Case Closed. Proving themselves to possess deductive and analytical skills far superior to their peers, these characters are presented as some of the best detectives the media has to offer, solving Solve even the most difficult cases with ease.
10 Keith Kazama Flick (B: The Beginning)
B: The Beginning protagonist Keith Kazama Flick is a legendary investigator affiliated with the Imperial Police Department who aims to discover the identity of the infamous Killer B. Even though he has retired from his job investigator when his sister was murdered, but he suffered deeply as a result. , he ends up taking on the case at the behest of an old friend. His appearance and behavior often lead people to assume he is lazy, but in truth he is a genius in mathematics and calculations, using his knowledge to accurately predict events. the target’s next move and then act accordingly to ensure he gets the win. upper hand.
9 Akihito Narihisago (Id:Invasion)
The events of Id: Invaded take place in a world where something called the Mizuhanome System exists, which allows people to explore the human mind by entering abstract psychological planes that describe the human mind’s thoughts. their unconscious thoughts. However, only people who have killed others can enter these id wells. Akihito Narihisago is one such detective-turned-criminal, who was detained by the police after taking revenge on the man who murdered his daughter. Still harboring his deep hatred for serial killers, as well as his superior detective skills and experience, he now solves murder cases using the Mizuhanome System and investigate the id well, understanding criminals better than themselves.
8 Houtarou Oreki (Hyouka)
Although Houtarou Oreki is not a detective, he is still in school but he could easily become one of the best detectives if he decided to expend the necessary energy. Hyouka follows Houtarou as he uses his exceptional deduction skills to solve mysteries, spurred on by the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, for whom he has feelings. He is generally passive and indifferent, living with the idea that he should only do what is necessary, but whenever Eru comes to him with something that she wants to find out the truth behind, he both proves that he is significantly smarter than his grades suggest. someone who believes, shows unexpected skills.
7 Sakurako Kujou (Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation-)
Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investor- The main protagonist is Sakurako Kujou, a trained osteopath with a real passion for bones and skeletons. Furthermore, she was mentored by a renowned forensic scientist, further enhancing her skills. Using her wealth of knowledge and expertise, she often acts as a forensic consultant to the local provincial police, assisting them in solving seemingly impossible murder cases. While the scope of cases she solves may not be particularly large, Sakurako can certainly figure out any mystery involving bones, as no bones can keep secrets from her and her investigative skills. her investigation.
6 Shinya Kougami (Psycho Card)
Originally affiliated with the Public Safety Bureau, working for Team 01 of the Criminal Investigation Department, Shinya Kougami is a brilliant detective who will do anything to uncover the truth behind any mystery. , no matter what is lost in the process. At first, he was an Inspector, but after one of his colleagues became a victim of the murderer they were investigating together, Shinya’s feelings grew stronger and his crime coefficient increased. increased, then he was demoted to Executive Officer. Psycho-Pass’s first protagonist combines his knowledge, experience, and instincts with unparalleled courage to solve cases in ways no one else can.
5 Victorique de Blois (Gosick)
While Gosick’s protagonist, Victorique de Blois, was born with seemingly superhuman intelligence, her knowledge was further honed during her childhood, when she was forced to live in prison. evening of the Villa de Blois, constantly reading books that most adults cannot even read. begin to understand. She was then sent to Saint Marguerite Academy, where she was said to be virtually isolated from her peers. Victorique may be one of the smartest anime characters ever, not only reading and absorbing knowledge at breakneck speed but also possessing unparalleled skills in observation and analysis. , investigative and logical, can almost perfectly predict the future.
4 Daisuke Kanbe (Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED)
While The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED follows a pair of detectives, Daisuke Kanbe is definitely the more interesting of the two. A famous millionaire detective, Daisuke seems to have a belief that everything can and should be solved through money, which he possesses in abundance, as the scion of a billionaire family. Typically solving mysteries in a somewhat aggressive manner, in ways that involve bribery, advanced technology and ostentatious connections, he always gets to the bottom of a case, no matter what. How much does it cost? Although his methods may be unconventional and sometimes ethically ambiguous, their effectiveness is undeniable, proving that his beliefs about money are correct.
3 Shinjurou Yuuki (Un-Go)
Set in a dystopian future, Un-Go follows Shinjuurou Yuuki and his partner Inga as they work together to solve various cases. While Inga also plays the role of determining the truth, thanks to her ability to force the subject to answer a single question truthfully, it is Shinjuurou who can investigate the details and find the perfect question to ask. Some people call him “The Failed Detective,” because he was once shown to misjudge a situation, but he seems determined not to repeat that mistake since then, when he continues to use his extraordinary intelligence and analytical skills to solve the problem. one case after another.
2 Yakumo Saitou (Psychic Detective Yakumo)
The main character of Psychic Detective Yakumo Yakumo Saitou is a seemingly normal college student who has the ability to see ghosts and spirits. Somehow drawn into various cases, he always manages to solve the case before anyone else, including the police, and not just because of his special abilities. Not only is he shown to be extremely intelligent, observant, and logical, but he is also completely willing to resort to tricks and traps if they allow him to get what he wants. Although being able to see ghosts sometimes helps, in reality, it causes him more difficulties than luck in life, which is why he often hides his crimson eyes. with colored contact lenses.
1 L (Death Note)
Death Note’s L is perhaps the most famous detective in the field, known for his efforts to discover the identity of the serial killer known as Kira. Found by Watari, who later became his assistant, and taken to an orphanage for gifted children, L soon showed incredible intelligence and became a famous detective. when I was young. Although his disheveled appearance may make people doubt his credibility, he is known as the world’s greatest detective for a reason. His analytical and deductive skills are second to none, and he is not afraid to lure suspects into a false sense of security to ensure his success, even if it requires deception or submissive.
While not all of these characters may be good detectives, with some working as independent consultants and others just solving mysteries on a whim, prompted by circumstances, all They both proved they had the intelligence and reasoning skills necessary to excel in the field. Maybe, if they put their minds to it, they could even solve some of anime’s biggest mysteries. Whether their aim is to identify the culprit behind brutal murders or simply seek to uncover local mysteries, all of these characters are worthy of being named the best. . detective cartoon when.