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21+ BEST Police Anime (RECOMMENDATIONS)

Updated September 20, 2022 by Ernie

WEE WOO WEE WOO! It’s your average anime police here! Have you been watching any anime recently? Oh! Are you out of anime to watch? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! We’ve got some fantastic police anime recommendations for you guys! If you’re out of anime to watch and want to watch anime with many unfolded mysteries, you will love watching these! So, without further ado, let’s get started!  

 

ANIME ABOUT POLICE AND INVESTIGATION

 

22. Angie Girl

angie girl

INFORMATION
Title
Angie Girl
Genre
Mystery
Type
T.V
Studio
Nippon Animation, Production Reed
Premiered
Spring 2002
Episode Count
26
Duration
24 min per ep

Angie Girl is the story of a young girl who helped the Queen to find her lost piece of jewellery. Ever since then, she has been appointed as a detective by the Queen. She has appointed a 12 years old girl to solve cases that get more difficult as time passes. As a result, her excellence impressed the Queen and other royalties. So, she proved to be a useful person within them. This anime is full of fun, suspense, and mystery. We get to see Angie using all of her brain power to solve these cases. So, if you’re looking for an anime about police or investigation with a sparkle of nobility, Angie Girl is a good pick! 

 

21. Burn Up Scramble

Burn Up Scramble

INFORMATION
Title
Burn Up Scramble
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
AIC Spirits
Premiered
Winter 2004
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

The story of Burn Up Scramble takes place in 2023Tokyo. The sudden change in society and Internationalization cause the dark aspects of society to be exposed. Society keeps on changing and the crimes are getting deeper. Many new tricks are being used to commit different crimes. Seeing this, the government tries to take some serious steps and make an innovative system in order to deal with special criminals. An illegal team of police has been found and now this team has a lot of elite members. 

 

20. Tokko 

Tokkou

INFORMATION
Title
Tokko
Genre
Action, Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Type
T.V
Studio
AIC Spirits, Group TAC
Premiered
Spring 2006
Episode Count
13
Duration
24 min per ep

Tokko is a horror, mystery-based anime that tells us the story of Shindou Ranmaru who graduated from the Police Academy and was assigned under Tokko: Special Mobile Investigation Force

On the very day of his graduation, he meets a bare girl that he has been seeing in his dreams. Imagine you get to meet the person you have been dreaming about in real life. Sounds pretty sick, right? Anyways, he meets her on the day of his graduation and it turns out that she has been working for a secret group known as Tokko: Special Public Task Force. Shindou ultimately decides to join the s group in order to avenge his mother’s death

 

19. Michiko and Hatchin

Michiko and Hatchin

INFORMATION
Title
Michiko & Hatchin
Genre
Action, Adventure
Type
T.V
Studio
Manglobe
Premiered
Fall 2008
Episode Count
22
Duration
22 min per ep

We all love an anime with a sassy diva who tries to escape prison, right? This anime tells us about Michiko who’s a free-willed diva who escapes prison for the fourth time. She meets a girl named Hatchin who wants to run away from her strict catholic foster family. The two of these team up and come up with different plans in order to seek their freedom. This is the story of two girls who want to live freely but something holds them back from doing so. So, if you want to watch an anime about two sassy girls who start living carelessly, watch Michiko & Hatchin. 

 

18. Armitage III

Armitage III

INFORMATION
Title
Armitage III
Genre
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Type
OVA
Studio
AIC
Premiered
Winters 1995
Episode Count
4
Duration
34 min per ep

Armitage III is an anime set in 2046. Detective Ross Sylibus gets transferred to Mars,however, a country singer gets murdered on her flight. All the matters get complicated when a singer is a “Third” robot that looks and even feels like a human. Sylibus pairs up with a exquisitefemale police officer with a bad attitude known as Armitage. As they investigate deeper into the murder, they unfold many mysteries along the way. There’s a hidden secret behind the Martian Government. To find that out, watch Armitage III! 

 

17. Patlabor The Mobile Police 

Patlabor

INFORMATION
Title
Patlabor  The Mobile Police
Genre
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Type
TV
Studio
AIC
Premiered
Fall 1989
Episode Count
47
Duration
24 min per ep

This is a futuristic story of advanced robotics where heavy robots take on different labors, for instance, firefighting, military, and a lot more. Robots are being operated by humans. There can be instances when these robots are used for crime.. Heavy labor can be a very dangerous weapon. Future police are set to fight the fire using labor patrol units called “Patlabors”.  Second Special Vehicles Division is a motley crew that is trying its best to fight for a normal life. 

 

16. New Dominion Tank Police

new dominion tank police

INFORMATION
Title
New Dominion Tank Police
Genre
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Type
OVA
Studio
AIC
Premiered
Fall 1993
Episode Count
6
Duration
30 min per ep

This OVA has 6 episodes and it tells us about Al, Leona along with their other trust-worthy nakamas named Beonparte to fight different crimes in the New Port City. This city isn’t really your average calm city. There’s a new threat in the form of a terrorist attack that uses the latest technology to kill people. The police and tanks are outnumbered and out-gunned. Even so, Al and Leona are trying their best to fight such crime and find out who is behind these attacks. 

 

15. Miami Guns

Miami guns

INFORMATION
Title
Miami Guns 
Genre
Comedy
Type
TV
Studio
Group TAC
Premiered
Winter 2000
Episode Count
13
Duration
24 min per ep

Miami Guns is the story of a rich and spoiled girl who decides to join the police just for its thrills and gunfights. This psychotic girl is Yao Sakurakouji. She partners up with a bright and soft-spoken girl named Lu Amano. Together, this duo cleans up the streets of Miami by solving many crimes together. We all appreciate girl power, right? So, if you want to watch a police anime with girl power in it, watch Miami Guns. Also, the girls are total waifus in this anime! 

 

14. Appleseed

Appleseed

INFORMATION
Title
Appleseed 
Genre
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Type
OVA
Studio
Group TAC
Premiered
Winter 2004
Episode Count
1
Duration
1 hr. 7 min

Appleseed is a story that tells us about the after-effects of World War III. General Management Control has built the experimental city called Olympus. It was built to be a paradise on Earth. This city is inhabited by humans and cyborgs along with bioroids. These bioroids are designed as advanced humans with increased physical strength. They make sure that this city remains a Utopian society and proves to be a cage for everyone. 

A Police Officer named Calon Mautholos has grown to hate Olympus since his wife killed herself. And lack of freedom has caused a lot of problems for its citizens. Let’s see what changes Calon Mauthlos makes for the betterment of the people. 

 

13. Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman

future police urashiman

INFORMATION
Title
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman
Genre
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Type
TV
Studio
Tatsunoko Production
Premiered
Winter 1983
Episode Count
50
Duration
23 min per ep

This is the story of Ryo who leapt from the 1980s to the future. Now, he’s trying to go back in time. However, for the meantime, he’s working for the police force of the future. He’s using his unique approach to solve different cases. If you’re into the time-leaping theme, you’re going to love watching Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman! 

 

12. Top Secret: The Revelation

top secret the revelation

INFORMATION
Title
Top Secret: The Revelation
Genre
Mystery, Sci-Fi
Type
TV
Studio
VAP
Premiered
Spring 2008
Episode Count
26
Duration
22 min per ep

With its mysterious and sci-fi aspects, Top Secret represents the story of future’s MRI technology that can analyze memories from the brains of deceased crime victims and witnesses. This technology can witness the 48 hours of their death to take out images from their memories. This is some next level technology. Right? Anyways, even though this technology is used to solve various cases, it might have some drawbacks as well. 

The police division that is led by Tsuyoshi Maki is in-charge of this technology under much pressure from the government and the media. Tsuyoshi’s team members have to witness many painful memories of the victims by using MRI technology. They also have to work a lot to investigate each case. 

 

11. Onihei 

onihei

INFORMATION
Title
Onihei
Genre
Historical
Type
TV
Studio
Studio M2 
Premiered
Winter 2017
Episode Count
13
Duration
23 min per ep

Now, we have a historical themed anime that revolves around Heizou Hasegawa to solve different crimes as he played the role of a chief officer of Edo. The blade arts of “Devils’ ‘ are striking evils and threatening Edo. Now, Heizou being the chief officer of the Edo, has a lot of responsibilities with many people to protect as well! 

 

10. Silent Mobius

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INFORMATION
Title
Silent Mobius 
Genre
Action, Comedy. Drama, Romance
Type
TV
Studio
Radix
Premiered
Winter 1998
Episode Count
26
Duration
24 min per ep

Now, we have Silent Mobius on the list. This anime tells us about the year 2023 and aliens known as “Lucifer Hawks” that invaded Earth from a different dimension. They started threatening the lives of humans and the police had to do something for the safety of its citizens. The Attacked Mystification Police Department is a special division that is staffed by women with amazing paranormal abilities. Now, these special women will take over the aliens using their unique strength. 

 

9. Peacemaker Kurogane

peacemaker kurogane

INFORMATION
Title
Peacemaker Kurogane
Genre
Action, Comedy
Type
TV
Studio
Gonzo 
Premiered
Fall 2003
Episode Count
24
Duration
24 min per ep

Peacemaker Kurogane tells us about the traumatized Ichimura Tetsunosuke. His parents were brutally murdered and now he seeks revenge for their unfair death.This thirst for revenge makes him want to become the strongest so that he can knock everyone out. When he was 15, he approached Shinsengumi, and wanted to become one of its members. However, he didn’t have many skills then. As a result, he tried his best to become its member no matter how many people he had to kill. So, if you want to know whether Ichimaru became Shinsengumi’s member or not, make sure to watch Peacemaker Kurogane! 

 

8. You’re Under Arrest

you're under arrest

INFORMATION
Title
You’re Under Arrest
Genre
Action, Comedy
Type
OVA
Studio
Studio Deen
Premiered
Fall 1994
Episode Count
4
Duration
30 min per ep

You’re Under Arrest! Wait, not you! I mean, You’re Under Arrest tells us about a patrol woman who ran late for her job on the very first day! She decided to take many shortcuts as well. But it went all in vain, she was chased down by an expert police driver named Miyuki Kobayakawa who found out that Natsumi is her new partner

 

7. B – The Beginning

B The Beginning

INFORMATION
Title
B – The Beginning
Genre
Action, Mystery, Supernatural
Type
OVA
Studio
Production I.G 
Premiered
Winter 2018
Episode Count
12
Duration
23 min per ep

B – The Beginning tells us about the empowered world full of technology. Crime and action take place side-by-side. Killer ‘B’ is a special serial killer who has thrown city life into chaos! This anime is the perfect pick for you if you love mysterious serial killers! 

 

6. Hyper Police

hyper police

INFORMATION
Title
Hyper Police
Genre
Action, Comedy, Romance
Type
TV
Studio
Pierrot 
Premiered
Spring 1997
Episode Count
25
Duration
24 min per ep

Sasahara Natsuki is a poor bounty hunter where monsters and humans live together. Most of these cases involve monsters that want to steal human rights. These half-human and half-cat beings try to start a war and thus a clash between humans and these creatures starts to form! There’s action, comedy, romance, and supernatural aspects in this anime. I’m sure you guys are going to love watching Hyper Police

 

5. Psycho Detective Yakumo

Psychic Detective Yakumo

INFORMATION
Title
Psycho Detective Yakumo
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Type
TV
Studio
Bee Train
Premiered
Winter 2017
Episode Count
13
Duration
23 min per ep

This anime tells us the story of a sophomore student named Haruka Ozawa. His life is getting scarier day by day. One of her friends is possessed and has ended life. In this anime, there’s a gifted student who was born with red eyes. He’s able to communicate with the dead people using that eye. On the other hand, Haruka is still stuck and trying to unveil the secret behind her dead friend. What could be the mystery behind the death of Haruka’s friend? To find out, watch Psychic Detective Yakumo.

 

4. Death Note

Death Note

INFORMATION
Title
Death Note 
Genre
Supernatural, Sci-Fi, Action
Type
TV
Studio
Madhouse 
Premiered
Fall 2006
Episode Count
37
Duration
23 min per ep

Who hasn’t heard of this  famous anime, Death Note? Well, the story of this anime is known to many people. But let me tell you again. It revolves around a high schooler named Light Yagami who despises injustice and corruption. One strange day, he comes across a note called Death Note along with a Shinigami known as Ryuk. He figured that this note could actually kill whoever’s name was written inside it. 

Using this notebook, our boy started killing criminals but that roused the police’s suspicions . All the criminals started dying due to Light Yagami’s note. Now, the police are investigating the reason behind the decrease in crimes and increase in deaths

Check Out: Smartest & Strongest Death Note Characters! 

 

3. Psycho-Pass

Psycho pass

INFORMATION
Title
Psycho-Pass
Genre
Action, Sci-Fi, Suspense
Type
TV
Studio
Production I.G
Premiered
Fall 2012
Episode Count
22
Duration
23 min per ep

Psycho-Pass is set in Dystopia, Sibyl System’s Governance of Japan. It tells us about the story of a young woman named Akane Tsunomori who is introduced as an inspector of Division One. Into the world where jaded inspectors have become latent criminals, Akane steps in to save the world with her sense of justice. 

By working alongside veteran enforcer, Shinya Kougami, she learns that the Sibyl’s Systems’ judgements aren’t as smooth as her fellows assume. Thus, she takes on everything on her own and finds the answer to what justice truly means! This anime is all about solving crimes and investigating. 

 

2. Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex

Ghost In The Shell

INFORMATION
Title
Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex
Genre
Action, Sci-Fi
Type
TV
Studio
Production I.G
Premiered
Fall 2002
Episode Count
26
Duration
25 min per ep

Ghost in the Shell is also a futuristic story where mankind has extremely advanced technology and  body parts can be replaced easily. This all increases the physical strength of people enabling them to work hard. However, excess of everything is bad. Crimes take place everywhere. Just like that, criminals can also take advantage of such technology. 

 

1. Detective Conan

Detective Conan

INFORMATION
Title
Detective Conan
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Type
TV
Studio
TMS Entertainment 
Premiered
Winter 1996
Episode Count
Unknown
Duration
25 min per ep

Detective Conan is one of the most well-known anime revolving around a high schooler, Shinichi Kudo trying his best to solve different crimes using his intellect. 

Let’s talk about how Shinichi’s soul got transferred into the body of a seven year old boy. 

One day, he comes across a group of suspicious men, he decides to follow them and witness some sort of illegal activity. These drugged men left Shinchi dead. However, he survived but he was inside the body of a seven year old boy. Real adventure begins now! 

This anime will fulfil all of your cravings. For instance, there’s action, comedy, and mystery present in it. So, you will definitely love watching Detective Conan! 

 

Conclusion

OVA 7 Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys

That concludes our list of Police Anime. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this blog. Do let us know your favourite police anime in the comments down below! Also, make sure to share it with your friends who love solving mysteries! See you guys on the next blog!

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