Well I believe that you were searching for best crime manga to read and I’d love to tell you that you have landed on the right page. Well as we know that Crime genre deals with storylines full of violence, crime and people standing up to protect themselves from it. Crime is inevitable in every social system.
The Problem of Evil has been discussed by numerous Philosophers like Jhon hicks and others, and to fight evil and crime good always gets up. In the Otaku world we have different Manga with stories of how Evil in humans leads to Crimes and at the same time the good in humans drives them to fight with it.
Crime Manga Story Line
Most of these manga have a storyline where the protagonist is a skilled detective and is on his mission to solve case and fight against crime. The antagonist is cruel psychopathic killer or a genius thief who is well versed in committing the crime and escaping the situation.
List Of Best Crime Manga
Today we bring you the list of Some really amazing handpicked crime manga recommendations which will be really interesting to read. So Let’s begin with our list!
Well first and foremost on our list we have “Death Note”. It is a world famous Crime manga also regarded as one of the best crime manga by many people around the globe. The anime adaption based on this manga remains one of the best anime series over the years. The storyline is really intriguing and grips its readers mind.
The Manga centrally a crime thriller but the elements like fiction , romance make it more interesting. The plot is set around a young genius Light Yagami who accidentally finds the an ultimate power known as death note using which he could kill anyone at his will. Well in beginning he starts killing off the criminals but as time passes by he is struck by moral dilemma and ends up having problems with an equally genius detective L.
The manga is a crime thriller and will surely become one of your favorite as soon as you give it a go. The artwork done is vivid and beautiful so do not forget to check out this awesome crime manga!
Well this Manga on our list is really unique and has a bit of surprise element to it. We are talking about “Case Closed” a story about a young detective Shinichi Kudo who is unwillingly becomes a part of experiment which results in serious condition for him.
Shinichi is a bright teenager who is obsessed with the character of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. He is rigid and determined on becoming a famous detective like him. One day while he is working on a suspicious case he gets abducted by Powerful enemy which experiments a powerful drug on him. The drug nearly kills him but he survives, Surprisingly his body is now shrunk to a size of seven year old.
This accidents makes Shinichi to take up a new personality as Conan Edogawa and along with his friends he is set on his mission to find the culprits.
Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku wa Ware ni Ari
Moving on to number three we have “Ouroboros” which is one of the best mystery manga. The plot is set around two Orphans kids called Ikuo Ryuuzaki and Danno Tatsuya who have a caretaker who is known by them as Sensei. One day Sadly Sensei is brutally murdered and this shatters the boys.
They are full with the feeling of vengeance and are heartbroken when police officers appointed to catch the Murderer neglect their duty and do not carry on the case properly. Both of them vow to take revenge and set upon their path. Several year later Ryuuzaki is a police detective and Tatsuya becomes a leader of an infamous gang.
They both help each other behind the scene to catch the real culprit responsible for the murder of Sensei.
Well if you like reading about alter ego and split personality then we have this next manga called “switch” specially for you!. The story narrates a tale about two detective investigators with quiet opposite Personalities and work ethics. Kai Eto a Narcotics Control division newly inducted investigator is full of passion and acts according to his emotions while investigation. He is teamed with a much calm and stable guy named Hal Kurabayashi who is a total workaholic and acts according to his common sense.
As both of them work upon cases their personalities clash and things mess up. Kai also has an alter ego issue which when triggered by any event makes him a ruthless and merciless man who does unimaginable things. It’s really interesting to see how both of these opposing personalities come together and solve cases while learning about each other.
On number five we have “Sanctuary”. This manga talks about horrors of genocide and how they lead to devastating results. Akira Houjou and Chiaki Asami are trapped in Cambodia during Cambodian genocide. They badly yearn to return to their home in Japan and Years later they actually succeed in returning back to Japan. They have hoped to witness a perfect society in their homeland but are surprised to witness the state of Japan which has degraded to lowest level because of corruption and crime.
This pushes both of them to bring the order in the society and end the sufferings of people. They are ready to go to any limit in order to exterminate this evil. Akira takes up the path of underworld boss and Chiaki deals with political power and together both of them set things in order.
Well who doesn’t knows about Sherlock Holmes! , “Sherlock” is based on Easily one of the most renowned detectives in the world. This Manga tries to tell the story of Sherlock Holmes with brilliant artwork and an amazing storyline. It is based on the famous BBC TV series on Sherlock Holmes.
The plot is set around present day London and Scotland where crime is at its peak with Rampant Murders and Thefts going all around the city. But as a Savior of the city young Sherlock along with Jhon Watson is set upon a mission to make the city crime free and both of them investigate and solves mysterious cases!
Well the next manga on our list has element of supernatural beings to it. “Toukei Ilbun” is set around the time frame which is nearly 30 years after Tokyo becomes the capital city of Japan.
The storyline tells us about supernatural beings like Flame demon , dark red prince and others appear on various crime sites where violent crime takes place at night time and this happens all around the city. Hirakawa a young journalist and a investigator takes upon the mission to solve this mystery with the help of his friend Manzou who owns an inn in the town of Asakusa
Young Miss Holmes
Well if you loved the above recommendation of Sherlock Holmes you will definitely like this one too. This is a story about niece of Sherlock Holmes called Christie Holmes. She is a ten year old prodigy and has an amazing logical mind. She is full of knowledge and and knows how to use her wisdom properly. She lives alone as her parents are in India.
Along with her loyal hound Nelson she is passionate about solving crimes and mysteries to make a name for herself. She often joins force with her uncle Sherlock and his ally Jhon Watson to face dangerous adventures and solve hard to understand cases. Do not take her as a innocent little girl for her age , she will definitely surprise you with her wit!
This is definitely one of the best recommendations on this list. A story packed with thrillers and surprises along with sci fi element. The plot is set around a detective Kazuhiko Amamiya who is forced to witness torture and then gruesome murder of his girlfriend which sense hum in a shocked state. He is deeply hurt and vows to take revenge on the Murderer. With his amazing detective skills he tracks down the killer and confronts him.
Well as he is about punish the Murderer, suddenly an alter ego of Kazuhiko kicks in and he takes up a personality of cold and ruthless psychopath who kills the Murderer in violent manner. And with this event his alter ego creates more personalities as he solves the string of Murders. The complex Relationship of Kazuhiko and his personalities are tangle up the whole storyline and make it full of thrill element.
Domu: A Child’s Dream
Well this crime manga on our list has a Horror element to it which makes it perfect for people who like to read the horror genre. The storyline involves an unseen horror psychic force which creates a dangerous situation.
The story tells us about Sprawling apartment where residents are deeply horrified with recent events where several tenants of the building are committing suicide. The detectives and police are Puzzled about the situation and can’t decide a course of action. All this gets interesting when a young girl called Etsuko moves in with her family.
She is gifted with supernatural psychic powers and nullifies the evil spirits plan to take more lives. The story is really interesting and full of horror elements. Do check it out.
Well in addition to these amazing recommendations above on Best Crime Manga we some special mentions which you can find below
- Mardock Scramble
- Disconnected from reality
- Bad Police
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