15 of the Most Challenging Mystery Anime

15 mystery anime that will challenge you to solve the case

Probably one of the most enjoyed genre in anime out there is the mystery anime. It thrives us to keep guessing what’s going to happen, taking us into their world. With that in mind, I decided to compile 15 of the most challenging mystery anime in my opinion in no particular order.


Hyouka is the perfect start-up mystery anime for new fans of the genre because it has mind-wrecking mysteries. If you’re into characters discovering not only themselves but also the environment around them, I’d definitely point you in the direction of Hyouka.


Baccano! will definitely pull you into the world of mysteries that surround in the alchemy case, a mafia war and even to the key to immortality.


A supernatural mystery story with a blend of gothic atmosphere that made the series unique.

Ghost Hunt

One moment, it is filled with laughter then you’ll eventually find yourself asking what the hell is happening. Ghost Hunt is a unique mystery anime that will keep you guessing the twist of events.


Un-Go will take you back to the warring age of Japan. If you love challenges, this is a must-watch as it will challenge you to solve the mysterious story of the series.

The Perfect Insider

This series is a very challenging one because the culprit himself wants to play a game of wits not only to people in the anime, but to people (you!) watching the show, too.

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers

Another exciting series. The story revolves around 7 heroes who are trying to figure out who’s the traitor in their team. It will keep you guessing until the very end!

Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent is a mind bending mystery that will have you guessing about the nature of Lil’ Slugger.

Denpa-teki na Kanojo

The story centers around a delinquent and delusional girl that probably is behind the countless murders.


The mystery comes from the string of conspiracies that are connected to Johan and his motivation.

Boogiepop Phantom

This series will challenge you to solve a series of murders that plagued the unnamed city of Japan five years ago.

Serial Experiments Lain

We all probably get stimulated if we get an email from a certain classmate… who is already dead. (Creepy AF!)

Higurashi: When They Cry

Cursed-like deaths torments a once quiet village of Hinamizawa


A time travel gimmick sets up a murder-mystery that involves a manga artist trying to prevent the kidnapping and murder of a childhood classmate.

Detective Conan

Detective Conan is the most popular mystery-solving anime and one of the most-loved anime of all time. The series will keep you guessing for every episode. This I recommend the most!

So there you have it. I’m sure some of the anime mentioned above made you guess real hard about what’s going to happen. What are your favorite mystery anime that challenged you to solve a case? Did I miss them in the list? Let me know in the comments below!

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Lester started his writing career back in 2012, while finishing his degree on Culinary Arts to support his personal needs. Lester currently pursuing his dream to become a Novelist, writing his first novel until now.

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