Best 28 Police TV Anime You Should Know About

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Sushi Police, Wild 7 Another Bouryaku Unga, Naikaku Kenryoku Hanzai Kyousei Torishimarikan Zaizen Joutarou, and more!

28: Sushi Police

Japanese: SUSHI POLICE(スシポリス)
MAL Score: 4.64
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki all comprise the elite ninth unit of the Sushi Police—a task force with the sole objective of sniffing out restaurants serving illicit or non-traditional sushi and eradicating them, no matter how insignificant their offense may be. The Sushi Police travel freely around the world in pursuit of these vile criminals day or night, with their strong sense of justice and the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization backing them. No offenders of Japan’s traditional cuisine can escape their wrath!

During one of their purification missions, the Sushi Police encounter Sara—a hot, young, television reporter out to expose them and the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization for corruption. They interrogate her, but her wiles, skills, and charms allow her to easily escape from their grasp, setting off a chain of events that will lead to the true purpose of the Sushi Police being revealed.

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27: Wild 7 Another Bouryaku Unga

English: Wild 7 Another
Japanese: ワイルド7 another 謀略運河
MAL Score: 5.27
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

A big transatlantic ship, full of rich and important people for international business, has been taken by a group of terrorists. The only hope for their rescue is in the hands of a Japanese man known as Japa, but first, he must hire seven companions to help him, and together they will be the Wild Seven. The main plot occurs in the waters of Nicaragua’s Canal.

(Source: ANN)

26: Naikaku Kenryoku Hanzai Kyousei Torishimarikan Zaizen Joutarou

English: Government Crime Investigation Agent Zaizen Jotaro
Japanese: 内閣権力犯罪強制取締官 財前丈太郎
MAL Score: 5.48
Type: TV
Episodes: 11

Synopsis

Based on Ken Kitashiba & Yasuhiro Watanabe’s political intrigue detective manga.

The close relationship between political and business circles doesn’t die; politicians and government officers line their pockets taking advantage of their positions.
Zaizen Jotaro is an investigator who is allowed to use extralegal methods to crack down these power abusing criminals.

(Source: AniDB)

25: Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun

Japanese: 殺し屋さん The hired gun
MAL Score: 5.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

The comedy story follows the title character, who is regarded by himself and others as the best hit man in Japan. He goes by the motto, “If I have an assignment, I will kill anything.” However, his “killing” assignments have expanded to include everything from summer vacation homework to housekeeping. “The hit man never fails to kill the target. Though he does not aim to, he also never misses the laughter.”

(Source: ANN)

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24: Burn Up Scramble

Japanese: バーンナップスクランブル
MAL Score: 6.19
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

AD. 2023, Tokyo. Because of the change of the society such as internationalization and enlargement of the trading, the dark side of the society also continues changing. The criminals are getting deep, and their organizations are increasing its size, then the peace and security is getting worse.

The government takes it seriously, and decides to introduce an innovative system. In order to cope with the special criminals, an extralegal police is founded.

It is a special criminal team, Warriors, which consists of a few elite members.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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23: L/R: Licensed by Royal

English: Licensed by Royalty
Japanese: L/R -Licensed by Royal-
MAL Score: 6.47
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Jack Hofner and Rowe Rikenbacker are Cloud 7’s L/R. Their job is to protect the Royal family of Ishtar, their treasures, and their reputation. Jack & Rowe face one of the toughest missions of their career when they are assigned to protect Noelle, a candidate for the 15 Year Princesse contest. It starts out simple, but soon all of Cloud 7 are involved in a web of intrigue that includes bombings, corruption and murder.

(Source: ANN)

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22: Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!

English: Ace Attorney
Japanese: 逆転裁判 ~その「真実」、異議あり!~
MAL Score: 6.47
Type: TV
Episodes: 24

Synopsis

Since he was a child, Ryuuichi Naruhodou’s dream was to become a defense attorney, protecting the innocent when no one else would. However, when the rookie lawyer finally takes on his first case under the guidance of his mentor Chihiro Ayasato, he realizes that the courtroom is a battlefield. In these fast paced trials, Ryuuichi is forced to think outside the box to uncover the truth of the crimes that have taken place in order to prove the innocence of his clients.

Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! follows Ryuuichi as he tackles cases to absolve the falsely accused of the charges they face. It will not be easy—standing in his path is the ruthless Reiji Mitsurugi, a prosecutor who will stop at nothing to hand out guilty verdicts. With his back against the wall, the defense attorney must carefully examine both evidence and witness testimony, sifting through lies to solve the mystery behind each case. With a shout of “objection!,” the battle in the courtroom begins!

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21: Miami Guns

Japanese: マイアミ☆ガンズ
MAL Score: 6.48
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Spoiled rich girl Yao Sakurakouji decides to join the Miami police force to enjoy car chases, gunfights and wanton destruction. The psychotic and not-too-bright Yao is partnered with Lu Amano, the soft-spoken and sharp-tongued daughter of the police chief. Together the dirty duo clean up the streets of Miami and take on a mysterious crime syndicate known only as ‘The Organization’.

(Source: ANN)

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20: Burn Up Excess

English: Burn Up Excess
Japanese: バーンナップEXCESS
MAL Score: 6.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Follows the exploits of Team Warrior, a special anti-terror wing of the Neo-Tokyo Police force. Team Warrior is comprised of the habitually broke Rio, gun-crazy Maya, computer specialist Lillica, tech-expert Nanvel, piliot/voyeur Yuji, and is led by the enigmatic Maki. The team faces a number of missions, ranging from bodyguard duty, breaking up robbery and arms rackets, and providing security for a very powerful tank. Rio and company continually thwart the terrorist aims of Ruby, an operative for a shadowy cabal of powerful men. Before the final showdown, the circumstances behind the formation of Team Warrior, how the precocious Rio came to join it, and Maki’s painful past will be revealed.

(Source: ANN)

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19: Tokkou

English: Tokko
Japanese: TOKK [特公]
MAL Score: 6.56
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

“Shindou Ranmaru has just graduated from police academy and assigned to Tokko: Special Mobile Investigation Force. On the day of his graduation, he meets the half-naked girl he has been seeing in his dreams. Her name is Rokujo Sakura and she works for a secret group within Tokki, known as Tokko: Special Public Safety Task Force. Shindou ends up joining Tokko to avenge his parents’ death, and solve the mysterious mass murder of residents in his hometown of Machida. Meanwhile, bottomless pits begin appearing around Japan, and mysterious creatures emerge from them. Could these events be linked to Machida Massacre?”

(Source: DVD Complete Series Back Cover)

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18: Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman

English: Future Police Urashiman
Japanese: 未来警察ウラシマン
MAL Score: 6.66
Type: TV
Episodes: 50

Synopsis

By chance, Ryo has slipped from the 1980s into the future, and is trying to get back. In the interim, he’s working for the police force of the future, solving cases by applying his unique and often comical approach.

(Source: ANN)

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17: Cop Craft

Japanese: COP CRAFT [コップクラフト]
MAL Score: 6.72
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Fifteen years ago, a hyperspace gate appeared in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, connecting Earth to a strange world filled with fairies and monsters. The city of San-Teresa became a home for over two million of these otherworldly visitors. Unfortunately, the population boom also brought its fair share of problems—drugs, prostitution, and trafficking. To combat the rampant crime lurking in the city’s shadows, a new department was established in the San-Teresa Metropolitan Police.

Former JSDF soldier Kei Matoba is one of the best cops that the department has to offer, despite his inclination to occasionally bend the rules. After a fairy trafficking case goes wrong, Kei loses Rick Fury, his friend and partner of four years, setting him on a quest for vengeance. To help him with the case, the department pairs him with Tilarna Exedilika, a noble of the Farbani Kingdom. As one of the Knights of Mirvor, her duty is to rescue the noble fairy that Kei encountered during his last case. Despite his distaste for non-humans, he accepts the arrangement at the request of his superiors. Now, the unlikely duo must come together and overcome their differences in order to return the missing fairy to her country and avenge the death of Kei’s partner.

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16: Double Decker! Doug & Kirill

English: Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
Japanese: DOUBLE DECKER! ダグ&キリル
MAL Score: 6.85
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

The once peaceful city-state of Lisvalletta has found itself beset by a dangerous new drug called Anthem. The side effects of the drug allow the user to enter a state of Overdrive, wherein they mutate into superpowered beasts with inhuman abilities. With the police powerless to stop this new threat, the responsibility falls upon the Special Crime Investigation Unit SEVEN-O. To offset the dangers of this work, the investigators work under the patented “Double Decker” system, which requires them to team up in “buddy cop” pairs.

As a child, average police officer Kirill Vrubel fantasized about being a hero who would save his school from a random terrorist attack. His chance to be a hero arrives when his landlady blackmails him into searching for her lost cat. Upon arriving and falling asleep in an abandoned warehouse, Kirill finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation involving an Anthem user. By teaming up with SEVEN-O detective Douglas “Doug” Bilingam, Kirill earns his spot as the newest member of SEVEN-O. Now, with the help of this secret organization, he may finally achieve his dream of becoming a hero.

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15: Hyper Police

Japanese: はいぱーぽりす
MAL Score: 6.93
Type: TV
Episodes: 25

Synopsis

Sasahara Natsuki is a poor bounty hunter in a world where monsters and humans live together. Most of her cases involve monsters infringing upon the rights of humans, who are protected by law from their generally more powerful neighbors. Being half-human and half cat-beast, Natsuki straddles the two societies and tries to understand and respect both while enforcing the law. She is assisted by a werewolf named Batanen who is afraid to admit he loves her; another werewolf named Tommy; and a Kyubi fox demon named Sakura who has her own plans–which include eating Natsuki to complete her her nine tails and thereby her magical powers.

(Source: ANN)

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14: Taiho Shichau zo Special

English: You’re Under Arrest Mini Specials
Japanese: 逮捕しちゃうぞ Special
MAL Score: 7.06
Type: TV
Episodes: 20

Synopsis

Best friends and partners Miyuki Kobayakawa and Natsumi Sujimoto, along with the rest of the gang at Bokuto station, confront a motley group of offenders ranging from hi-tech panty thieves, purse-snatchers, and traffic violators. Using Miyuki’s driving prowess and tech knowledge, as well as Natsumi’s spunk and strength, the duo at times must resort to unconventional methods to see that justice is served.

(Source: ANN)

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13: Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo

English: Ryoko’s Case File
Japanese: 薬師寺涼子の怪奇事件簿
MAL Score: 7.08
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Based on a series of light novels written by Tanaka Yoshiki and illustrated by Kakinouchi Narumi.

The story revolves around Ryouko Yakushiji, a 27-year-old multilingual investigator that graduated from Tokyo University’s elite Department of Law, and the bizarre cases she faces while working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. Yakushiji not only has to deal with supernatural beings in her line of work, but also her rival Yukiko Muromachi, another equally talented and beautiful police investigator.

(Source: AniDB)

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12: Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2

English: Ace Attorney Season 2
Japanese: 逆転裁判 ~その「真実」、異議あり!~ Season 2
MAL Score: 7.15
Type: TV
Episodes: 23

Synopsis

Defense attorney Ryuuichi Naruhodou is still hard at work defending the falsely accused with his knack for last-minute turnabouts. With his trusty assistant and medium-in-training Mayoi Ayasato in tow, Ryuuichi’s fame as a champion for the innocent steadily grows. But this newfound success attracts the attention of the coffee-loving, masked Godot?—a mysterious rookie prosecutor who bears an inexplicable grudge against Ryuuichi.

With the help of their allies, Ryuuichi and Mayoi take this new challenger head-on and search for the reason behind his appearance. But before long, the first two cases from the career of Mayoi’s late sister Chihiro Ayasato become critical to solving a fantastical murder mystery, continuing the bloody saga of the tumultuous Ayasato clan. Will Ryuuichi once again be able to overcome the odds and find the truths hidden within the web of lies?

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11: Dirty Pair

English: Dirty Pair
Japanese: ダーティペア
MAL Score: 7.18
Type: TV
Episodes: 24

Synopsis

If you’re in a big trouble, call the World Welfare Work Association or WWWA. They will send out a team of highly trained capable agents called Trouble Consultants who can solve your problems. But if the team they send you is the Dirty Pair, there will be a lot of collateral damage aside from solving your problems.

(Source: AniDB)

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10: Taiho Shichau zo: Full Throttle

English: You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle
Japanese: 逮捕しちゃうぞ フルスロットル
MAL Score: 7.22
Type: TV
Episodes: 23

Synopsis

Miyuki Kobayakawa, fresh from forensics training in the United States and Natsumi Tsujimoto, from completing Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) ranger training return in the long-awaited 3rd season of the highly popular series. This time, the duo rejoins active duty at Bokuto Police Department, fighting against crime using their wits and brawn, plus having some misadventures along the way.

(Source: ANN)

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9: Witch Hunter Robin

English: Witch Hunter Robin
Japanese: Witch Hunter ROBIN (ウイッチハンターロビン)
MAL Score: 7.26
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Witches are individuals with special powers like ESP, telekinesis, mind control, etc. Robin, a 15-year-old craft user, arrives from Italy to Japan to work for an organization named STN Japan Division (STN-J) as a replacement for one of STN-J’s witch hunters who was recently killed. Unlike other divisions of STN, STN-J tries to capture the witches alive in order to learn why and how they became witches in the first place.

(Source: ANN)

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8: Meitantei Holmes

English: Sherlock Hound
Japanese: 名探偵ホームズ
MAL Score: 7.37
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Loosely based on the “Sherlock Holmes” series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Hound turns all the classic characters into dogs. The canine Sherlock Holmes, his assistant Watson, and housemaid Mrs. Hudson work together to solve mysteries. The culprit is usually Professor Moriarty and his gang, who use all kinds of wacky contraptions to steal what they want.

(Source: ANN)

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7: Taiho Shichau zo: Second Season

English: You’re Under Arrest: Fast & Furious
Japanese: 逮捕しちゃうぞ SECOND SEASON
MAL Score: 7.40
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

AA! Megami Sama creator, Kosuke Fujishima, is back with the second season of Taiho Schihauzo (You’re Under Arrest). Same characters, two policewomen, the gentle Miyuki and the wild Natsumi teamed up together in Bokuto police station`s traffic division.

Other characters including Kenichi, the motorcycle cop who has a feeling for Miyuki; Yoriko with her gossip and Aoi, a transvestite. They all ready to take on harmless criminals and costumed weirdos… You think you can have a better police station?

(Source: AniDB)

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6: Taiho Shichau zo (TV)

English: You’re Under Arrest (1996)
Japanese: 逮捕しちゃうぞ (1996)
MAL Score: 7.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 47

Synopsis

Tokyo Highway Patrolwomen Natsumi and Miyuki get off to a bad start when Miyuki busts Natsumi for reckless moped driving on her way to work. Things get worse when they find out they’re going to be partners!

A continuation of the OVA series, the adventures of Tokyo policewomen Natsumi and Miyuki continue in the You’re Under Arrest TV series. It’s back to Bokuto Precinct, where demented felons and bashful (but hunky) policemen abound, and where the cutest girl in the office… isn’t a girl.

(Source: Rightstuf)

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5: Fugou Keiji: Balance:Unlimited

English: The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED
Japanese: 富豪刑事 Balance:UNLIMITED
MAL Score: 7.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 11

Synopsis

Daisuke Kanbe, a man of extraordinary wealth, is assigned to the Modern Crime Prevention Headquarters as a detective. It is there that he gets partnered with Haru Katou, a humane detective who values justice above all. The two are polar opposites, and their morals clash time and time again. Haru despises Daisuke for using monetary wealth to solve cases, as he believes that money isn’t everything. The two will have to combine their efforts, however, to solve the mysteries that are coming their way.

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4: ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka

English: ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
Japanese: ACCA 13区監察課
MAL Score: 7.67
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

ACCA—a national body of the kingdom of Dowa that provides public services to the citizens of the country—was established as part of the peace settlement between the king of Dowa and the 13 states of the country during a revolt. One hundred years later, Dowa is in a period of unprecedented peace, due in part to the ACCA system. However, rumors of a coup d’état start to surface. Jean Otus, the second-in-command of the inspection department of ACCA, is charged with inspecting all 13 state branches. What will he discover as he performs his audit?

Intriguing and mysterious, ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka is a politically-themed 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.

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3: Tantei Gakuen Q

English: Detective School Q
Japanese: 探偵学園Q
MAL Score: 7.75
Type: TV
Episodes: 45

Synopsis

Kyuu is your average boy with a knack for logic and reasoning. Desiring to become a detective, he finds out about the existence of the Dan Detective School (DDS); a famed school where students are allowed to bear arms. Together with Megu, a girl with photographic memory, the martial arts master Kinta, the genius programmer Kazuma and the mysterious Ryuu, Kyuu tackles many well planned out crimes, always seeking the truth.

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2: Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo

Japanese: こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 (1996)
MAL Score: 7.75
Type: TV
Episodes: 373

Synopsis

Ryoutsu, being an underpaid policeman, is always coming up with underhanded schemes in order to make a quick buck. But in the end, his plans (which are ridiculous to begin with) always go wrong and land him in big trouble with the chief.

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1: Detective Conan

English: Case Closed
Japanese: 名探偵コナン
MAL Score: 8.16
Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown

Synopsis

Shinichi Kudou, a high school student of astounding talent in detective work, is well known for having solved several challenging cases. One day, when Shinichi spots two suspicious men and decides to follow them, he inadvertently becomes witness to a disturbing illegal activity. Unfortunately, he is caught in the act, so the men dose him with an experimental drug formulated by their criminal organization, leaving him to his death. However, to his own astonishment, Shinichi lives to see another day, but now in the body of a seven-year-old child.

Perfectly preserving his original intelligence, he hides his real identity from everyone, including his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her father, private detective Kogorou Mouri. To this end, he takes on the alias of Conan Edogawa, inspired by the mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa.

Detective Conan follows Shinichi who, as Conan, starts secretly solving the senior Mouri’s cases from behind the scenes with his still exceptional sleuthing skills, while covertly investigating the organization responsible for his current state, hoping to reverse the drug’s effects someday.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Detective Conan
2. Tantei Gakuen Q
3. Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo
4. ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
5. Taiho Shichau zo (TV)
6. Fugou Keiji: Balance:Unlimited
7. Taiho Shichau zo: Second Season
8. Meitantei Holmes
9. Witch Hunter Robin
10. Taiho Shichau zo: Full Throttle
11. Dirty Pair
12. Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2
13. Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo
14. Taiho Shichau zo Special
15. Hyper Police
16. Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
17. Cop Craft
18. Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman
19. Tokkou
20. Burn Up Excess
21. Miami Guns
22. L/R: Licensed by Royal
23. Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!
24. Burn Up Scramble
25. Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun
26. Naikaku Kenryoku Hanzai Kyousei Torishimarikan Zaizen Joutarou
27. Wild 7 Another Bouryaku Unga
28. Sushi Police

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