Shinichi Kudo is a famous teenage detective who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves difficult cases with ease. One day, after a fun day at the theme park with his childhood friend Ran, Shinichi witnesses something suspicious and is knocked unconscious. What’s worse, he’s forced to take a deadly, experimental drug that shrinks his body to the age of seven. To protect himself and his loved ones from those who may want to finish the job, Shinichi dons the new name Conan Edogawa and moves in with Ran, whose father is a famous detective, in hopes of closing cases that can lead him to the men in black. But little does Shinichi know just how dangerous these men, and their cause, are...
Arsene Lupin the Third is the world’s most notorious thief, a master of disguise and an unashamed ladies man! Working alongside his partner-in-crime Jigen, the carefree Lupin, shoots, steals and flirts his way across the world while avoiding his ever-persistent nemesis, Inspector Zenigata. Whether he is trying to win a Grand Prix race, defeat an invincible magician or steal a set of precious playing cards from a millionaire, nothing is impossible for the great Lupin the Third.
Both Lupin and Detective Conan do a lot of problem solving. They are pretty much like an anime version of Law and Order, except better! =]
Both of these series are centred around the world of crime, and while they approach from opposite sides, if you like the crime genre then both of these are for you. Both series also have a good mix of comedy, action and intrigue and often include a nice little twist at the end of each case. Also, both Lupin III and Detective Conan are relatively episodic (though Conan has more ongoing plot) so if you liked that about one, you are likely to enjoy that about the other.
Maybelle West is a young relative of the famous Miss Marple, and an aspiring detective in her own right. Although the privilege of getting to witness Miss Marple's work from up close ought to be enough to train anyone in the craft, Maybelle also secures herself a place under the tutelage of another detective genius, Hercule Poirot. Thus, she ends up traveling between the village of St. Mary Mead and London, observing the two great minds at work as they use their amazing powers of deduction to solve crimes that leave the regular police baffled.
Agatha Christie, a great master of mystery writing, and Conan, named after Christie's main influence in writing her mysteries - Basically, both of these series are perfect for lovers of classic mystery lit.
CLAMP School is not just a school - it's a self-contained city. Housing 10,000 students from Kindergarten to Graduate level, it facilitates education for anyone talented, regardless of wealth. At the elementary level, three students lead the student council: Nokoru, the youngest son of the company that built the school; Suoh Takamura, the cool-headed secretary; and Akira, both a talented cook and the council's treasurer. Well-liked and resourceful, the trio is able to help the fairest of damsels with ease. And thus, after saving a sad old woman, Nokoru decides to create the CLAMP School Detective Agency; their goal, to help out any maiden in distress!
Both series have a detective theme, featuring child detectives that solve crimes.
Very often the progression of the episodes share a similar "feel", even though their animations styles are quite different.
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
Case Closed and Death Note are two mystery anime. Death Note focuses on mystery, and Detective Conan focuses on a bunch of mysteries. If you are the type of person who loves certain anime because they solve mysteries in them, then watch both of these series.
One stormy night, a young woman is shot to death on a cliff; her body is found floating in the waters below the next morning. She was last seen with a man who is now being sought not only for her death, but also for the death of a yakuza at a local bar. Meanwhile, the man’s estranged wife has seen the police fliers and hires Goro, a private investigator, to find her husband first. Alongside another member of law enforcement with his own motives for finding the man, Goro sets forth on a trail of tragedy and intrigue to find the real reason behind these murders...