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I've been recently marathoning Breaking Bad on Netflix. My two all time favorite American dramas I would say are Breaking Bad and Dexter, my favorite American movies are The Godfather, Scarface, and Serpico (I love Pacino). The one significant Asian drama that I remember is a K-drama by the title of "All In" which heavily references The Godfather. Crime is just an interesting topic for entertainment. Regardless of morals people enjoy the idea of circumventing the law or bending the rules.

This lead me to think. What good crime Animes have there been? I definitely enjoyed the first half of Death Note and I remember marathoning Monster. So I do know that there are some good crime animes out there, but I wanted to see if there were any hidden gems out there that I was not aware of. That is why I created this thread, I wanted to see what people think are some of the best crime series out there. The main character can be a criminal, a cop, a detective or whatever, as long as some significant criminal trickery or social engineering exists within the story.

Go at this topic as freely as you want to.

I will start of with Jormungand


It's about an arms merchant, Koko Hecmatire, and her crew of bodyguards as they travel the world selling weapons to private armies, countries in civil wars, what have you. It falls heavily into the action genre, but there is plenty of social engineering in it as well. It isn't the best anime I have ever seen but it is really good. Out of 10 (5 being average) I'd probably give it 9, it's extremely entertaining but it did have trouble keeping my attention during the slower parts.
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you can't talk about crime anime without talking about the grandfather of then all Lupin the third

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I don't know about them being "the best," though.
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I'm having a hard thinking of any crime anime besides the ones already mentioned. I know there's that 80s anime called Cat's Eye. Reborn! is about the mafia... kinda. Does Code Geass count?
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Oh lets not forget Black Lagoon

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xxJing 
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Kurodenki wrote:

I'm having a hard thinking of any crime anime besides the ones already mentioned. I know there's that 80s anime called Cat's Eye. Reborn! is about the mafia... kinda. Does Code Geass count?


I'd actually say yes on Code Geass. It is primarily a Mecha, but there is a crap load of social engineering going on in that series.
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best anime involving crime.... Ghost in the Shell or Psycho-Pass.
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xxJing wrote:

I've been recently marathoning Breaking Bad on Netflix. My two all time favorite American dramas I would say are Breaking Bad and Dexter, my favorite American movies are The Godfather, Scarface, and Serpico (I love Pacino). The one significant Asian drama that I remember is a K-drama by the title of "All In" which heavily references The Godfather. Crime is just an interesting topic for entertainment. Regardless of morals people enjoy the idea of circumventing the law or bending the rules.

This lead me to think. What good crime Animes have there been? I definitely enjoyed the first half of Death Note and I remember marathoning Monster. So I do know that there are some good crime animes out there, but I wanted to see if there were any hidden gems out there that I was not aware of. That is why I created this thread, I wanted to see what people think are some of the best crime series out there. The main character can be a criminal, a cop, a detective or whatever, as long as some significant criminal trickery or social engineering exists within the story.

Go at this topic as freely as you want to.

I will start of with Jormungand


It's about an arms merchant, Koko Hecmatire, and her crew of bodyguards as they travel the world selling weapons to private armies, countries in civil wars, what have you. It falls heavily into the action genre, but there is plenty of social engineering in it as well. It isn't the best anime I have ever seen but it is really good. Out of 10 (5 being average) I'd probably give it 9, it's extremely entertaining but it did have trouble keeping my attention during the slower parts.


Good choice. Total fanservice for military and gun otakus like me. :)

I personally really enjoyed "monster"
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Samurai Flamenco??

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I think Requiem for a Phantom was really good. It was slow at parts; it is centered around a normal guy becoming trained and conditioned to be an assassin when he's captured by the world's biggest crime syndicate. It has a lot of drama and good storytelling. It has a lot of action but it is mostly about the moral darkness of becoming a killer and the craziness involved with crime. Really good in my book.

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maelstrom1911 wrote:

Good choice. Total fanservice for military and gun otakus like me. :)


I think Phantom Requiem for the Phantom and Gunslinger Girl will be good choices (as a gun otaku) for you, if you haven't seen them already.
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Psycho Pass is the shit, why has nobody recommended

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aidenraine wrote:
best anime involving crime.... Ghost in the Shell or Psycho-Pass.


Captainkirko wrote:
Psycho Pass is the shit, why has nobody recommended


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Psycho Pass
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