21 excellent police anime shows to watch

21 Excellent Police Anime Shows To Watch

The list of 21 Excellent Anime Shows With Police as a theme.

Police as a theme in anime is not that popular.but there are many shows that we watch fall under this category.If you are getting bored of the usual genre and plots of other animes,you should definetly checkout police anime this will give you a new feel and you wont regret watching them.

The police force makes a perfect setting for Anime, beacause in one single anime we have everything we need for great drama and comedy.Police genre in other platform such as web series and tv shows are pretty famous,so why not anime where we get even more fantasticsettings.

So let’s start our list of police anime shows and see if you find some of the anime interesting.

21.Devils’ Line

Genres: Action, Drama, Romance, Supernatural

Episodes: 12

Aired: Apr 7, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018

Vampires exist in society as part of its underbelly. They do not need blood to survive, but intense emotions can greatly increase their bloodlust, transforming them into uncontrollable monsters. Tsukasa Taira, a 22-year-old university student, discovers the existence of vampires after a tense confrontation with Yuuki Anzai, a human and vampire hybrid.

When her friend is arrested, Tsukasa is drawn to Anzai, who reluctantly reciprocates her feelings. This unconventional romance, however, may be too difficult to sustain, as Anzai struggles to contain the part of him that wants to devour Tsukasa.

20.ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Episodes: 12

Aired: Jan 10, 2017 to Mar 28, 2017

ACCA, a national body of the kingdom of Dowa that provides public services to the country’s citizens, was established as part of a peace settlement between the king of Dowa and the country’s 13 states following a revolt. Dowa is experiencing unprecedented peace one hundred years later, thanks in part to the ACCA system. However, rumours of a coup d’état begin to circulate. Jean Otus, the ACCA’s inspection department’s second-in-command, is in charge of inspecting all 13 state branches. What will he discover during his audit?

ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka is an intriguing and mysterious political mystery that reveals a world of diverse cultures and lifestyles, with intricate connections between its characters, as the truth of the coup d’état slowly unfolds.

19.Michiko to Hatchin

Genres: Action, Adventure

Episodes: 22

Aired: Oct 16, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009

Michiko Malandro, a hardened criminal, escapes from a high security prison for the fourth time in search of a man from her past in the scorching heat of South America. Michiko discovers a clue in the form of Hana Morenos, a young girl who is trapped beneath the fists of her abusive foster family. In her powerlessness, Hana fantasises about the day when her very own Prince Charming will whisk her away from her captors. She has no idea that her fated prince will be the buxom and husky convict who charges in on a stolen motorcycle, claiming to be her mother.

In the sun-drenched land of Diamandra, the unlikely duo pursues their dreams while navigating a cacophony of betrayal, poverty, and child exploitation rings hiding in plain sight. However, word of Michiko’s manhunt quickly reaches the ears of criminal syndicate Monstro Preto, and a storm of gang warfare brews on the horizon… Michiko to Hatchin is the storey of vibrant people with opposing agendas, as well as all the unlikely human connections forged by one enigmatic man.

18.You’re Under Arrest

Genres: Action, Comedy, Work Life

Episodes: 47

Aired: Oct 5, 1996 to Sep 27, 1997

Welcome to Bokuto Station, located in Tokyo’s Bokuto precinct and home to the Traffic Department and its hardworking staff, whose mission is to maintain law and order. Meet Miyuki and Natsumi, the precinct’s top dogs who are diametrically opposed: one is quiet, timid, and skilled with mechanics, while the other is loud, outgoing, strong, and clumsy – but they make one hell of a team. Follow the duo and the rest of the staff at Bokuto Station in this lighthearted police drama where every day is a new and exciting event and upholding the law may mean more than you think…

17.Meitantei Holmes

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

Episodes: 26

Aired: Nov 6, 1984 to May 21, 1985

Sherlock Hound is a cunning canine who enjoys sleuthing in the late nineteenth century. Sherlock Hound will solve even the most difficult cases with the help of his trusty sidekick Watson. Whether it’s tracing the origins of green balloons, assisting in the launch of an air mail service from London to Paris, or locating a missing gold statue, Sherlock Hound will always get to the bottom of things – that is, if the cunning Moriarty and his henchmen don’t get in the way!

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16.Hikari to Mizu no Daphne

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Ecchi

Episodes: 24

Aired: Jan 16, 2004 to Jul 3, 2004

Due to the effects of global warming, water will cover much of the Earth in the future. Maia Mizuki, an orphaned 15-year-old, has just graduated from middle school and has already applied for a job with the elite paramilitary Ocean Agency, which is part of the futuristic world government. Only the brightest, most intelligent, and physically fit students are admitted. Maia, the protagonist of the series, is about to become one of the few.

Her ideal life, however, quickly unravels. Maia’s entrance exams are unexpectedly failed, much to her dismay. To make matters worse, she is promptly evicted from her home, pickpocketed, kidnapped, held hostage, and shot. She is “saved” by two women (Rena and Shizuka) from the Nereids, an unconventional help-for-hire organisation (inspired by the Greek mythological Nereids ). With nowhere else to go, Maia joins the Nereids, taking jobs ranging from apprehending wanted criminals to chasing stray cats, often with unexpected results. Gloria and Yu later join forces with the Nereids.

15.Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

Episodes: 373

Aired: Jun 16, 1996 to Dec 19, 2004

Ryoutsu, as an underpaid cop, is always looking for ways to make quick money. But, in the end, his ridiculous plans always go wrong and land him in serious trouble with the Buchou. One of the funniest shows on the air.

14.Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo

Genres: Mystery, Supernatural

Episodes: 13

Aired: Jul 6, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008

Based on Tanaka Yoshiki’s light novel series, which he wrote and illustrated with Kakinouchi Narumi. The plot revolves around Ryouko Yakushiji, a 27-year-old multilingual investigator who graduated from Tokyo University’s prestigious Department of Law, and the strange cases she encounters while working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. Yakushiji not only has to deal with supernatural beings in her line of work, but she also has to contend with her rival Yukiko Muromachi, a similarly talented and beautiful police investigator.

13.Top Secret: The Revelation

Genres: Mystery, Sci-Fi

Episodes: 26

Aired: Apr 9, 2008 to Oct 1, 2008

Murders are now solved through memories rather than investigations. Members of Forensic Investigation Office Section Nine examine a victim’s last thoughts using the victim’s removed brain to determine a suspect and motive in the case. Many people are outraged at the violation of their loved ones’ private and personal memories; however, what they don’t realise is that behind the scenes, even the investigators themselves are frequently conflicted by their actions. Aoki Ikko is one such man who struggles to overcome his own mental doubts about his profession while attempting to bring those responsible for the crimes to justice.

12.Dirty Pair

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Episodes: 24

Aired: Jul 15, 1985 to Dec 26, 1985

The WWWA, or 3WA as it is colloquially known, is dedicated to one goal: the prosperity and well-being of all Galactic League citizens. The Dirty Pair are Kei and Yuri, the 3WA’s top female crime division operatives with a perfect clean-up record. The issue is the extreme collateral damage they cause to people and property in the pursuit of their duty, which includes, if absolutely necessary, the wholesale destruction of cities, continents, and even planets! No one is safe, not criminals, rogue robots, insane computers, or, more likely, innocent bystanders!

11.Tenchi Muyou! GXP

Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Episodes: 26

Aired: Apr 2, 2002 to Sep 25, 2002

Seina Yamada can’t seem to shake the bad luck that follows him, from crashing his bike to falling in lakes. But his luck changes when he is coercively recruited into the Galaxy Police and ends up capturing the most pirates in the force. Seina is no longer just the unfortunate boy from Earth; he has become a man pirates fear. Despite his reputation, Seina remains the same clumsy guy, but he has Amane Kaunaq, a former model, and Kiriko Masaki, a long-time friend, to keep him together. Seina embarks on an adventure with their assistance in the hopes of becoming a great Galaxy Police Officer.

10.Tantei Gakuen Q

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Episodes: 45

Aired: Apr 15, 2003 to Mar 20, 2004

Kyu has always been fascinated by mysteries. After assisting in a murder investigation, he is given the opportunity to take the entrance exam for the Dan Detective School (DDS), a well-known detective school founded by the equally well-known detective, Dan Morihiko! DDS is implicitly trusted by the police and receives their full cooperation in all matters, and its students are frequently able to solve even the most difficult cases. Can Kyu and his classmates Megumi, Kintarou, Kazuma, and Ryu meet the demands of school while also avoiding the crimes that cross their paths?

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9.Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: On Television

Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi

Episodes: 47

Aired: Oct 11, 1989 to Sep 26, 1990

In the future, advanced robotics will have created heavy robots (“labours”) for use in a variety of functions, including construction, firefighting, military, and others. However, while the robots are only machines, their operators are also only humans—and humans have a tendency to commit crimes. Because a heavy labour unit can be a lethal weapon, the police of the future will fight fire with fire, employing advanced patrol labour units known as “patlabors.” This is the storey of the Second Special Vehicles Division, a motley crew of patlabor cops trying to fight crime while living a normal life.

8.Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Episodes: 24

Aired: Apr 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016

Ryuuichi Naruhodou’s dream since he was a child has been to become a defence attorney, protecting the innocent when no one else will. When the rookie lawyer finally takes on his first case under the tutelage of his mentor, Chihiro Ayasato, he realises that the courtroom is a battleground. In these fast-paced trials, Ryuuichi is forced to think outside the box in order to uncover the truth of the crimes committed in order to prove his clients’ innocence.

Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! follows Ryuuichi as he investigates cases in order to clear the wrongfully accused of the charges they face. It won’t be easy; standing in his way is the ruthless Reiji Mitsurugi, a prosecutor who will go to any length to get a guilty verdict. With his back to the wall, the defence attorney must carefully examine both evidence and witness testimony, sifting through lies to solve each case’s mystery. The battle in the courtroom begins with a shout of “objection!”

7.Koukaku Kidoutai Arise: Alternative Architecture

Genre: Sci-Fi

Episodes: 10

Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015

The series is set in 2027, when many people in developed countries have transformed into cyborgs with prosthetic bodies. The series is primarily set in the fictional Japanese city of Newport City and follows a younger Motoko Kusanagi prior to the formation of Public Security Section 9. She is a member of the federal 501 Organization at the start of Arise, a group that uses advanced infiltration tactics and espionage to attack or neutralise enemy threats. The 501 Organization is also the legal owner of Kusanagi’s prosthetic body, which she lends to the group in exchange for her services. This debt irritates her and creates a schism between herself and her employer.

6.Witch Hunter Robin

Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

Episodes: 26

Aired: Jul 2, 2002 to Dec 24, 2002

Robin Sena is a “craft user” who was born in Japan and raised in Italy by the Roman Catholic Church. She has been trained to use her firecraft to track down witches. Witchcraft is a genetic trait that exists in a small percentage of the human population. Powers in these dormant human “seeds” can be “awakened” at any time, which appears to drive the awakened witch into various forms of homicidal madness or sociopathy.

Trained hunters, craft-users, or “seeds” who have not yet become full witches are needed to keep an eye on “seeds” and hunt those whose abilities become active, serving in secret organisations such as the parent branch “Solomon” and the “STN-J” branch in Japan as self-appointed witch police to curtail the use of witchcraft in society and to keep the witch kind a secret to the public. Even the police, who work with STN-J on unusual criminal cases, have no idea what STN-J does.

5.Rail Wars!

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Genres: Action, Ecchi

Episodes: 12

Aired: Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014

Rail Wars! is set in an alternate universe in which the Japanese government retains control of the country’s railway systems. The railway system is allowed to thrive due to the stability provided by the government’s leadership. Naoto Takayama aspires to work for Japan National Railways because of the comfortable life he will be able to live. To do so, he enters the company’s training programme, where students must demonstrate their knowledge of trains as well as their ability to deal with any challenges that may arise.

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During this time, he will meet other students like the athletically gifted Aoi Sakura, the always hungry Sho Iwaizumi, and the human encyclopaedia Haruka Komi. They will work together to survive their trainee period, while dealing with purse snatchers, bomb threats, and the looming threat of the extremist “RJ” group, which wants to privatise the railway system.

4.Fugou Keiji: Balance:Unlimited

Genres: Comedy, Mystery

Episodes: 11

Aired: Apr 10, 2020 to Sep 25, 2020

Daisuke Kambe, a detective with a lot of money, is assigned to the Modern Crime Prevention Headquarters, which is where officers who have caused problems for the Metropolitan Police Department are sent. Daisuke is paired with Haru Katou, who is disgusted by Daisuke’s bribery. Difficult mysteries unfold in front of the two detectives, who must collaborate to solve them.


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Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Suspense

Episodes: 22

Aired: Oct 12, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013

In the future, a system known as Sibyl reigns over the country, bringing order to all aspects of life. Based on aptitude tests, it recommends which job fields citizens should pursue, and it can even read each resident’s mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Akane Tsunemori, fresh from exams, is starting her career as an Inspector, a specialised police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and prevent crimes from occurring.

But not all of those apprehended are killed or imprisoned; some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them because they’re little more than hunting dogs. Despite her reservations about this advice and Sibyl’s judgement, Akane is determined to work with her Enforcers to keep her city and its inhabitants safe.


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Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Suspense

Episodes: 74

Aired: Apr 7, 2004 to Sep 28, 2005

Dr. Kenzou Tenma, an elite neurosurgeon who recently married the daughter of his hospital’s director, is well on his way to the top of the hospital’s hierarchy. That is, until one night when a seemingly insignificant event alters Dr. Tenma’s life forever. While preparing to operate on a patient, he receives a call from the hospital director instructing him to switch patients and instead perform life-saving brain surgery on a famous performer. His colleagues, fiancée, and the hospital director applaud his achievement; however, as a result of the switch, a poor immigrant worker dies, causing Dr. Tenma to have a moral crisis.

When a similar situation arises, Dr. Tenma stands firm and chooses to operate on the young boy Johan Liebert rather than the town’s mayor. Unfortunately, Dr. Tenma’s decision has serious consequences, including the loss of his social standing. Dr. Tenma’s position is restored as a result of the mysterious deaths of the director and two other doctors. He is released because there is no evidence to convict him, and he goes on to become the hospital director.

Dr. Tenma’s past comes back to haunt him nine years later when he saves the life of a criminal—once again, he comes face to face with the monster he operated on. He must now embark on a quest of pursuit to atone for the devastation caused by the one he saved.

1.Death Note

Genres: Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense

Episodes: 37

Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Jun 27, 2007

As a god of death, a shinigami can kill anyone—as long as they see their victim’s face and write their victim’s name in a notebook known as a Death Note. Ryuk, bored with the shinigami lifestyle and curious about how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm one day.

Light Yagami, a high school student and prodigy, discovers the Death Note and, because he despises the state of the world, puts it to the test by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately after experimenting with the Death Note, Light is taken aback and quickly realises the magnitude of the power that has fallen into his hands.

With this divine power, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to create a new world free of crime, where people worship him as a god. Police, on the other hand, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, as a result, attempt to apprehend the perpetrator. To accomplish this, the Japanese investigators enlist the help of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man only known as L.

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