What is Mystery anime?

Focuses on unresolved questions, and the efforts of characters to discover the answers to them. Whether curious and deadly events are afoot, or some part of the world itself is strange or inexplicable, or someone's past or identity seems strangely shrouded, these characters are set on learning the truth.

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Attack on Titan: The Final Season

(Attack on Titan: The Final Season)

8.5

Description:

4 years after the Survey Corps reached the shore beyond the walls, Falco Grice and Gabi Braun are among Marley's "Warrior Candidates" who wish to inherit the power of the Titans. After emerging victorious in a hard-fought war, they continue their military training when Marley shifts its focus on invading Paradis once again. Nevertheless, in the midst of this announcement, Reiner has an unexpected encounter with a key person from his past... one who brings along terror and chaos. (Source: Anime News Network)
Type

TV

Episodes

16

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2020-12-07

[Oshi no Ko]

(Oshi no Ko)

8.27

Description:

When a pregnant young starlet appears in Gorou Amemiya’s countryside medical clinic, the doctor takes it upon himself to safely (and secretly) deliver Ai Hoshino’s child so she can make a scandal-free return to the stage. But no good deed goes unpunished, and on the eve of her delivery, he finds himself slain at the hands of Ai’s deluded stalker — and subsequently reborn as Ai’s child, Aquamarine Hoshino! The glitz and glamor of showbiz hide the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry, threatening to dull the shine of his favorite star. Can he help his new mother rise to the top of the charts? And what will he do when unthinkable disaster strikes? (Source: HIDIVE) Note: Episode 1【推しの子】Mother and Children was pre-screened in advance in Japanese theaters on March 17, 2023. The regular TV broadcast begins on April 12, 2023. The first episode has an extended runtime of ~90 minutes.
Type

TV

Episodes

11

Status

finished

Aired

2023-04-12

Death Note

(Death Note)

8.35

Description:

A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim's face and write their victim's name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm. High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal's name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be. With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

37

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2006-10-04

Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 1

(Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 1)

8.28

Description:

The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Eren unleashes the ultimate power of the Titans. With a burning determination to eliminate all who threaten Eldia, he leads an unstoppable army of Colossal Titans towards Marley. Now a motley crew of his former comrades and enemies scramble to halt his deadly mission, the only question is, can they stop him? (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

60 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2023-03-03

Yakusoku no Neverland

(The Promised Neverland)

8.28

Description:

The orphans at Grace Field House have only ever known peace. Their home is nice, their bellies stay full, and their caretaker, Mom, loves them very much. But their world turns upside down when the smartest children of the bunch—Emma, Ray, and Norman—learn what horror awaits them on adoption day. Now, their cultivated wit may be their only chance of survival. (Source: Funimation)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2019-01-11

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

(The Apothecary Diaries)

8.55

Description:

Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries! (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or Older

Status

finished

Aired

2023-10-21

Bungou Stray Dogs 5th Season

(Bungou Stray Dogs 5)

8.22

Description:

Detective employees are caught one after another, and Kamui, the leader of Tenjin Goshui, is closing in on the Armed Detective Agency. Will the Agency survive?! (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

11

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

13 and older

Status

finished

Aired

2023-07-12

Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ougonkyou

(Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun)

8.21

Description:

The second season of Made in Abyss. Directly after the events of Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei, the third installment of Made in Abyss covers the adventures of Reg, Riko, and Nanachi in the Sixth Layer, The Capital of the Unreturned.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+

Status

finished

Aired

2022-07-06

Boku dake ga Inai Machi

(ERASED)

8.21

Description:

When tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back several minutes before the accident occurs. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls "Revival," to save many lives. However, when he is wrongfully accused of murdering someone close to him, Satoru is sent back to the past once again, but this time to 1988, 18 years in the past. Soon, he realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of one of his classmates, the solitary and mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, that took place when he was a child. This is his chance to make things right.Boku dake ga Inai Machi follows Satoru in his mission to uncover what truly transpired 18 years ago and prevent the death of his classmate while protecting those he cares about in the present. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2016-01-08

Wu Liuqi Zhi Xuanwu Guo Pian

(Scissor Seven Season 3)

8.17

Description:

In order to protect the residents of Xiaoji Island and the peaceful life here, Wu Liuqi and his partners Dabao and Xiaofei embark on a journey to the Xuanwu Kingdom to find out the truth about his identity and a way to save the island. Waiting for them is more unknowns and adventures. (Source: bilibili, edited)
Type

ONA

Episodes

10

Ep.Length

15 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2021-01-27

Black Butler: Book of Murder

(Black Butler: Book of Murder)

8.21

Description:

At the behest of the Queen, Earl Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish dinner party attended by several of the finest members of polite society—as well as struggling author, Arthur. But as the party reaches its high, a terrible murder takes place and none other than the Earl himself is suspected of the crime. As a violent storm rages on outside, the death count continues to climb. The Phantomhive household and their eminent guests find they must cooperate in order to solve this mystery before they too fall prey to the mysterious murderer. However, it seems that not even the perfect butler, Sebastian Michaelis, is safe from this horror. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

OVA

Episodes

2

Ep.Length

58 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2015-01-28

Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu

(Bungo Stray Dogs 2: Walking Alone)

8.19

Description:

Bundled with the 13th volume of the Bungou Stray Dogs manga.
Type

OVA

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2017-08-04

Bungou Stray Dogs 4th Season

(Bungou Stray Dogs 4)

8.22

Description:

No longer concerned with military affairs, Yukichi Fukuzawa intends to act as a lone bodyguard-for-hire, making use of his deadly swordsmanship. However, things are not going as planned for his freelance business, and that is when he crosses paths with a mouthy boy named Ranpo Edogawa. While their initial interactions are intertwined with a bizarre murder mystery, the aftermath prompts the formation of the Armed Detective Agency. Presently, Ranpo finds himself chasing down a gifted individual with the dangerous ability to execute the perfect crime. But as the great detective unravels the case, he soon discovers an elaborate plot to obliterate the Agency in its entirety. Although forewarned of the trap, the Agency continue their pursuit of the criminals, only to end up framed for the crime themselves. Now branded as wanted terrorists, the remaining members must find a way to prove their innocence—even if they must turn to sworn enemies for assistance. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

13 and older

Status

finished

Aired

2023-01-04

Monster

(Monster)

8.22

Description:

Dr. Kenzou Tenma is a renowned brain surgeon of Japanese descent working in Europe. Highly lauded by his peers as one of the great young minds that will revolutionize the field, he is blessed with a beautiful fiancée and is on the cusp of a big promotion in the hospital he works at. But all of that is about to change with a grave dilemma that Kenzou faces one night—whether to save the life of a small boy or that of the town's mayor. Despite being pressured by his superiors to perform surgery on the mayor, his morals force him to perform the surgery on the other critical patient, saving his life and forfeiting the mayor's. A doctor is taught to believe that all life is equal; however, when a series of murders occur in the surgeon's vicinity, all of the evidence pointing to the boy he saved, Kenzou's beliefs are shaken. Along his journey to unravel the true identity of his little patient, Kenzou discovers that the fate of the world may be intertwined with the mysterious child. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

74

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Mild Nudity

Status

finished

Aired

2004-04-07

Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season

(Bungo Stray Dogs 2)

8.21

Description:

Guild has entered Yokohoma city. Along with the city, they want Atsushi of The Armed Detective Agency too. As Port Mafia want the city for themselves, a three way war seems unavoidable. While fighting, Atsushi & Akutagawa find help in strange places. And in the background, Dazai continues his endless scheming. (Source: ANN)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2016-10-06

Bakemonogatari

(Bakemonogatari)

8.21

Description:

Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student, manages to survive a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a strange man residing in an abandoned building. Though being saved from vampirism and now a human again, several side effects such as superhuman healing abilities and enhanced vision still remain. Regardless, Araragi tries to live the life of a normal student, with the help of his friend and the class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa. When fellow classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs and is caught by Araragi, the boy realizes that the girl is unnaturally weightless. Despite Senjougahara's protests, Araragi insists he help her, deciding to enlist the aid of Oshino, the very man who had once helped him with his own predicament. Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

15

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2009-07-03

Shiguang Dailiren 2

(LINK CLICK 2)

8.23

Description:

The second season of Shiguang Dailiren. Cheng Xiaoshi by chance meets Lu Guang, a person possessing super powers, and awakens to his own special ability. In order to save the Time Photo Studio which is on the verge of closing down, the two of them start to cooperate in using their super powers to enter photos of customers to complete their commissions. However, the appearance of a mysterious killer shatters the peace, Lu Guang's condition is still unknown and Qiao Ling has also become entangled in the conspiracy. Faced with all this, how will Cheng Xiaoshi solve the situation? (Source: bilibili, translated)
Type

ONA

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2023-07-13

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

(The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya)

8.21

Description:

One cold Christmas day, Kyon heads over to school and the SOS Brigade's holiday celebration, only to realize that Haruhi Suzumiya seems to have disappeared. Moreover, no one even remembers her or the SOS Brigade; Mikuru Asahina knows nothing and is now afraid of him, and Itsuki Koizumi has also gone missing. The Literature Club, formed only by an uncharacteristically shy Yuki Nagato, now occupies the old SOS club room.Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is based on the fourth light novel of the acclaimed Haruhi series and is set after the events of the anime series. Not uncultured in the supernatural, Kyon will have to deal with his whole life turned upside down like a bad joke, and maybe it's better that way. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

162 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2010-02-06

Summer Time Rendering

(Summer Time Rendering)

8.22

Description:

A sci-fi, summer story filled with suspense set on a small island with Shinpei Aijiro, whose childhood friend Ushio Kofune died. He returns to his hometown for the first time in two years for the funeral. Sou Hishigata, his best friend, suspects something's off with Ushio's death, and that someone can die next. A sinister omen is heard as an entire family next door suddenly disappears the following day. Furthermore, Mio implicates a "shadow" three days before Ushio's death. (Source: Disney+)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

23 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2022-04-15

Death Parade

(Death Parade)

8.2

Description:

After death, there is no heaven or hell, only a bar that stands between reincarnation and oblivion. There the attendant will, one after another, challenge pairs of the recently deceased to a random game in which their fate of either ascending into reincarnation or falling into the void will be wagered. Whether it's bowling, darts, air hockey, or anything in between, each person's true nature will be revealed in a ghastly parade of death and memories, dancing to the whims of the bar's master. Welcome to Quindecim, where Decim, arbiter of the afterlife, awaits! Death Parade expands upon the original one-shot intended to train young animators. It follows yet more people receiving judgment—until a strange, black-haired guest causes Decim to begin questioning his own rulings. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2015-01-10

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