Best 50 Mystery OVA Anime You Should Watch

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Lupin III: Green vs. Red, Kabukichou Sherlock OVA, Tokyo Babylon, and more!

50: Lupin III: Green vs. Red

Japanese: ルパン三世GREENvsRED
MAL Score: 6.62
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Yasuo works at a ramen restaurant and is dating the pretty news reporter Yukiko. However, things aren’t going well for him financially and after a customer leaves a green jacket behind, Yasuo starts adding to his income by walking the crowded streets of the Tokyo metroplex and stealing people’s wallets. With this, he’s able to buy his girlfriend a nice ring even though she says he didn’t need to buy this for her.
Over time, Yasuo becomes obsessed with becoming Lupin to the point that he reads and watches everything regarding him, he even works with Jigen for a time.

However, when Yasuo learns of the Ice Cube diamond, he knows that if he can steal this, he will be the real Lupin.

(Source: Lupin Wiki, edited)

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49: Kabukichou Sherlock OVA

Japanese: 歌舞伎町シャーロック
MAL Score: 6.69
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

A fun collection of six short side stories depicting the past and present of Sherlock, Watson, Moriarty, and the rest of the Row House as they go about their everyday lives in their home of Kabukicho.

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47: Ningyo no Mori

Japanese: 人魚の森
MAL Score: 6.77
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

It is said that consuming the flesh of a mermaid confers immortality. This certainly proved to be the case for the 500-year-old Yuta and his friend Mana. However, most people who try to become immortal either die or transform into monsters.

Fifty-five years ago, Towa Kannagi was given mermaid blood by her sister, Sawa, in order to cure a fatal illness. Now, Towa maintains her youthful appearance, save her white hair and beastly arm. For years she has dreamed of restoring her body, resorting to blood transfusions from youthful corpses aided by the local doctor, Shiina.

Mana, mistaken for dead by Shiina, is brought in to have her blood used by Towa. When she discovers that Mana is alive, what lengths will Towa go to in order to restore herself? Will Yuta be able to save Mana in time?

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46: Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Fukurokouji to Ano Ko to Ore to

Japanese: 真夜中のオカルト公務員 袋小路とあの子と俺と
MAL Score: 6.78
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Bundled with the limited edition 12th manga volume.

Miyako Arata is newly assigned to the Shinjuku Ward Nocturnal Community Relations Division. Each of Tokyo’s 23 wards has one such department, established to mitigate paranormal and occult-related events. Arata’s special skill is the understanding of non-human speech, and the story begins with him encountering a youkai at Shinjuku Imperial Gardens who refers to him as the legendary Heian-era exorcist, Abe no Seimei.

(Source: Mayonaka No Occult Wikia)

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45: Megazone 23

English: Megazone 23
Japanese: メガゾーン23
MAL Score: 6.79
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

Shougo Yahagi is a young motorcycle enthusiast living in a world of hot bikes, hard rock, and J-pop idols. The general populace go about their lives in peace, under the watchful eyes of a computer program in the guise of pop idol sensation Eve, unbeknownst to them. Shougo himself is mostly concerned with riding his motorcycle and picking up beautiful women like Yui Takanaka, who aspires to be a dancer.

Shougo’s life suddenly changes when his friend, Shinji Nakagawa, shows him a top-secret project: the “Garland,” an advanced motorcycle that can transform into a robot. Ambushed by the military, Shougo hijacks the Garland and escapes into the city. Evading the military with the help of Yui and her friends, he gradually discovers that their idyllic society is only an illusion.

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44: Mermaid’s Scar

English: Mermaid’s Scar
Japanese: 人魚の傷
MAL Score: 6.80
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Legend has it that when you eat the flesh of a mermaid, you would live forever. Yuta and Mana are living proof of this… Together, they journey to various places trying to find meaning for their existence, or perhaps even a “cure” for their situation. One day, Yuta and Mana meet Masato, a little boy who seems terrified of his mother Misa. It seems to Yuta and Mana that mother and son have a very unusual relationship. What happens when Yuta and Mana decide to discover the dark secret Masato and Misa are hiding? And what about those monster-like creatures that have been appearing?

(Source: AniDB)

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43: Vassalord.

Japanese: Vassalord. (ヴァッサロード)
MAL Score: 6.82
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Charley, a cyborg vampire who does the Vatican’s dirty work, is the thrall of the local vampire playboy Johnny Rayflo. As the two fight crime—and each other—hilarity, violence and sacrilege ensue! But can Charley resist his own desperate cravings for blood? Find out as the devilish duo go up against a childlike vampire princess, a mysterious branch of the Unitarian Church…and one another.

(Source: Tokyopop)

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42: X OVA

English: X: An Omen
Japanese: X -エックス-第零話 予兆
MAL Score: 6.83
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In this prequel to the “X” TV series, a beautiful, young, bedridden dreamgazer named Kakyou remembers the life and death of a remarkable young woman whom he met in dreams. He also recounts his dreams of a tragic future in which the fate of the Earth will be decided.

(Source: ANN)

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41: Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover

Japanese: キングダム ハーツ キー バックカバー
MAL Score: 6.90
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Long ago, in the “age of fairy tales,” the world’s light is protected by seven individuals who reside in Daybreak Town and wield unique weapons called “Keyblades”: the Master of Masters and his six apprentices. A devastating conflict has been foreseen, and the world’s end is imminent. In order to heal it, the Master of Masters gives his disciples unique roles and instructs them to form Unions comprised of other Keyblade wielders. Soon afterwards, the Master vanishes.

(Source: KH Wikia)

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40: Switch

Japanese: スイッチ
MAL Score: 6.92
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Two newbies at the Narcotic Control Department in Japan, Haru and Kai, struggle against: drug dealers, gangs, murderers, psychopaths, mysterious organizations, and mad people in general. The gentle and caring one of the group, Kai, who has problems of his own, has the tendency of turning into a lethal killing machine in certain scenarios. The way he acts changes like that of a “switch”. As the two do their job, answers of what is behind Kai’s strange behavior and who exactly he is, is revealed.

(Source: ANN)

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39: Detective Conan OVA 12: The Miracle of Excalibur

Japanese: 名探偵コナン えくすかりばあの奇跡
MAL Score: 7.02
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Miracle of Excalibur is the twelfth OVA of the anime and manga franchise Detective Conan. The plot is based on Gosho Aoyama’s short story “Excalibur.”

(Source: Detective Conan World)

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38: Ajin 2nd Season OVA

Japanese: 亜人 (佐藤 ZERO)
MAL Score: 7.06
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Bundled with the limited edition tenth manga volume. It focuses on the backstory of when Satou captured the first ever Ajin in Africa and discovered that he himself is an Ajin.

37: Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Hitoribocchi no Kyuuketsuki

Japanese: 真夜中のオカルト公務員」TV未放送エピソード「ひとりぼっちの吸血鬼」
MAL Score: 7.13
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

2 Unaired Episodes of Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin.

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36: ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka – Regards

Japanese: ACCA13区監察課 Regards
MAL Score: 7.16
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Set in the capital city of Badon one year after the events of the TV anime, Jean and the rest of the ACCA department are preparing for the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the new order. For the characters — caught between rumors of unrest, unchanging days, new crossroads, gazes remembered in memories, and days of new beginnings — time once again begins to move forward.

(Source: ANN)

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35: Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime

English: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian: Ibarahime
Japanese: ダンタリアンの書架 荊姫
MAL Score: 7.17
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A DVD containing an all new, original anime episode bundled with the fifth volume of Chako Abeno’s Dantalian no Shoka manga adaptation.

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34: Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono

Japanese: スーパーダンガンロンパ2.5 狛枝凪斗と世界の破壊者
MAL Score: 7.17
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

At Hope’s Peak Academy, a school full of extraordinarily talented individuals, Nagito Komaeda is an ordinary boy with no special traits or interesting skills to speak of—except for his incredible unluckiness. Just walking to school in the morning leads to a number of unfortunate accidents, which only escalate as the day goes on. Despite this, Komaeda leads a relatively normal life and is satisfied with his modest slice of happiness.

But everything changes when a mysterious boy who declares himself the “Destroyer of the World” arrives to shatter this hopeless paradise.

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33: Detective Conan OVA 03: Conan and Heiji and the Vanished Boy

Japanese: 名探偵コナン: コナンと平次と消えた少年
MAL Score: 7.19
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Conan and Ran are visiting Heiji and Kazuha in Osaka when the four come across a trio of kids while touring the city. These children, who look eerily similar to the Detective Boys but with different personalities, are looking for their friend who has gone missing—and the two young detectives agree to help find the vanished boy.

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32: Detective Conan OVA 08: High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki’s Case Files

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 女子高生探偵 鈴木園子の事件簿
MAL Score: 7.21
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Sonoko is writing a script for a play. In her script, there’s a murder case, and high-school detective Suzuki Sonoko is there to help solve it. Haibara finds flaws in the deduction section of the plot, and Ran decides to call Shinichi for help with the script.

(Source: Wikipedia, edited)

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31: Ajin OVA

Japanese: 亜人
MAL Score: 7.21
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

New episodes bundled with the limited edition eighth and ninth manga volumes.

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30: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak

Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に拡 アウトブレイク
MAL Score: 7.22
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

It is 1983, and Hinamizawa is under quarantine. A mysterious and deadly virus has been discovered within the small village, and its residents—such as teenager Keiichi Maebara and his friends Mion Sonozaki and Rena Ryuuguu—are left confused and frightened by the situation.

As the villagers begin to search for a way to stop the affliction from spreading, some make drastic plans, which leaves Keiichi and his friends looking for a way to escape the village. But when tensions reach an all-time high, some of his group may not make it out unscathed as they fight for their lives against enemies both seen and unseen.

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29: Tokyo Ghoul: “Pinto”

Japanese: 東京喰種 トーキョーグール【PINTO】
MAL Score: 7.23
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Shuu Tsukiyama is a “ghoul”: a creature who eats human flesh, and he likes to enjoy his meals to the fullest. One night, while relishing in the premeditated murder of his dinner, Shuu’s much anticipated first bite is disturbed by a sudden flash of light.

The flash turns out to be from the camera of high schooler Chie Hori, who presents Shuu with the perfect picture capturing his true nature; the extremely clear shot of a bloody corpse and an overly excited Shuu threatens to expose his ghoul identity, thus Shuu needs to sort out this situation quickly.

After Shuu discovers that Chie attends the same high school as him and is even in the same class, the reason behind his feelings of obsession changes from self-preservation to morbid curiosity. As he grows closer to the absent-minded and extremely odd photographer, he challenges them both to learn more about each other’s conflicting worlds; Shuu promises that Chie will come out of this experience with a photograph superior to the one she already has.

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28: Detective Conan OVA 05: The Target is Kogoro! The Detective Boys’ Secret Investigation

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 標的は小五郎!!少年探偵団マル秘調査
MAL Score: 7.24
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Conan Edogawa and his classmates are assigned to do a class report about a small business of their choice. After discarding other possible topics, the Detective Boys concludes that it’s a perfect opportunity to find out more about Detective Kogorou Mouri’s job.

Conan’s friends refuse to settle for a simple interview though, as they want to experience first-hand all the details of his work. Thus, they, along with a reluctant Conan and Ai Haibara, decide to tail the renowned detective for a day. However, the kids soon get involved in a grim situation when Kogorou’s current case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.

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27: Detective Conan OVA 01: Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba

Japanese: 名探偵コナン: Conan VS KID VS YAIBA
MAL Score: 7.25
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya lends Conan Edogawa a massive amount of manga, which Conan starts reading, despite the overwhelming quantity. Elsewhere, Kogorou Mouri is asked by the Mine family to protect the treasured sword in their dojo, as Kaitou Kid has sent a note of his intent to steal it. Upon arriving at the dojo, Conan and the others meet Yaiba Kurogane. Together, they aim to thwart the phantom thief’s plans. However, Conan begins to notice something strange about the case…

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26: Detective Conan OVA 07: A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 阿笠からの挑戦状! 阿笠vsコナン&少年探偵団
MAL Score: 7.27
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Professor Agasa is kidnapped and the Detective Boys must use clues found at his house and in various parts of the city in order to find him.

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25: Nazo no Kanojo X: Nazo no Natsu Matsuri

English: Mysterious Girlfriend X: A Mysterious Summer Festival
Japanese: 謎の彼女X 謎の夏祭り
MAL Score: 7.27
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

OVA released with the 9th volume of the manga.

The day when Tsubaki goes to the summer festival with Ueno, Oka, and Urabe.

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24: Another: The Other – Inga

English: Another: The Other
Japanese: アナザー The Other -因果-
MAL Score: 7.29
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Shortly before the start of a new semester, Misaki Fujioka visits her twin sister Mei Misaki in Yomiyama City. The girls make full use of the last days of summer, roaming around a heat-weary town and visiting various places including a shopping center and shooting stall. When they prowl around her basement, Mei expresses uneasiness about her new class, which is said to be cursed.

Craving more entertainment, the twins decide to pay a visit to the local amusement park. But the leisure of a sleepy summer day could soon turn woeful as Mei sees the color of death on her sister—an unmistakable omen that a tragedy is bound to strike.

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23: Detective Conan OVA 02: 16 Suspects

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 16人の容疑者!
MAL Score: 7.33
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Conan Edogawa and the rest of the gang are invited to Inspector Ninzaburou Shiratori’s villa for a small gathering. The party’s highlight is Shiratori’s prized wine collection—including his most expensive vintage—and a bottle from it will be served for the evening. However, just as this wine is to be brought out, Shiratori finds the bottle smashed on the floor—and the culprit can only be among the 16 people present in the gathering.

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22: Detective Conan Magic File 5: Niigata – Tokyo Omiyage Capriccio

Japanese: 名探偵コナン MAGIC FILE 2011 ~新潟~東京 おみやげ狂騒曲(カプリチオ)~
MAL Score: 7.35
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Another Detective Conan Magic File.

21: Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa

Japanese: 氷菓 持つべきものは
MAL Score: 7.36
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

It’s another regular day, with Houtarou Oreki sitting at home as usual; that is until his sister Tomoe ropes him into working as a lifeguard at the local swimming pool. Upon reaching the pool, Oreki coincidentally meets the other members of the Classics Club. Eru Chitanda notices that a white object that was on a woman’s ear a while ago suddenly disappeared, which leaves her curious about the mystery behind it.

Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa features Oreki and the rest of the Classics Club as they have fun at the pool and solve the mystery that has piqued Chitanda’s curiosity.

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20: Detective Conan Bonus File: Fantasista Flower

Japanese: 名探偵コナン BONUS FILE ファンタジスタの花
MAL Score: 7.37
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

“Fantasista Flower” is a side-story OVA related to The Eleventh Striker.

(Source: Detective Conan World)

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19: Detective Conan OVA 11: A Secret Order from London

Japanese: 名探偵コナン ~ロンドンからの秘指令 (ロンドンからのマル秘指令)
MAL Score: 7.39
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Diana invites Kogorou and Ran to London, but since Conan cannot travel with his invented name, Ai gives him a temporary antidote, letting him travel as Kudou Shin’ichi. Together with Professor Agasa they are on a plane to London.

Back in Japan, Ai now lives with Ayumi. Near their apartment, a suspicious man clothed in black named Kurokawa Youji has been trying to track down and now has found Ai. Shortly after Mitsuhiko notices a picture in a magazine of a foreign actress named Grace Aihara, who looks exactly like Ai, Conan calls, ominously instructing Mitsuhiko to keep Ai away from the Professor’s house. And so, Mitsuhiko and Genta go about trying to protect Ai…

(Source: foo2)

18: Detective Conan OVA 06: Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid!

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 消えたダイヤを追え! コナン 平次vsキッド!
MAL Score: 7.40
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

One day Mori Kogoro’s private detective agency receives a blackmail call. It turns out that the caller has dialed the wrong number. Conan is able to identify the voice on the phone, it’s similar to that of his old friend Heiji, who’s also a high school detective but in Osaka. They join once again forces to solve the case and find the jewel which was stolen.

But they are not the only ones who are after the jewel. The notorious master thief Kaitou Kid has taken an interest in this piece, which is worth 100,000,000 Yen, as well and now it’s up to Heiji and Conan to be the first to find the culprit and acquire the jewel.

(Source: AniDB)

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17: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

English: When They Cry: Rei
Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に礼
MAL Score: 7.42
Type: OVA
Episodes: 5

Synopsis

The infamous series of unexplainable murders in Hinamizawa have been solved and the chains of fate have broken due to the efforts of Rika Furude and her friends. Rika believes she has finally obtained the normal and peaceful life she desired with her friends; however, she is proven wrong when the wheels of fate begin turning once again after an unfortunate accident.

Rika suddenly finds herself in a “perfect” world, the constant cycle of brutal killings having never taken place, where all of her friends are content and satisfied. Not wanting to abandon the world that she fought so hard for, she learns she must destroy an essential “key” to get back. But can Rika abandon the faultless world she is given the chance to live in, after all of her battles have brought her this far?

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16: Detective Conan OVA 04: Conan and Kid and Crystal Mother

Japanese: 名探偵コナン: コナンとキッドとクリスタルマザー
MAL Score: 7.50
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Once again, Kaitou Kid has a target in mind: the Crystal Mother, Europe’s largest topaz owned by Queen Selizabeth of the Principality of Ingram. He intends to steal this jewel while the Queen is stuck on a train from Tokyo to Osaka. However, Kid’s abilities are put to the test, as the Queen has already concealed the gem somewhere aboard the train.

Conan Edogawa, who is among train’s passengers, suspects an attack from the phantom thief and begins investigating on his own, while Inspector Ginzou Nakamori is ready for a new confrontation against the elusive jewelry robber.

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15: Detective Conan Magic File 4: Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey

Japanese: 名探偵コナンMAGIC FILE 4 ~大阪お好み焼きオデッセイ~
MAL Score: 7.51
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Another special to accompany the release of the 14th feature film, The Lost Ship in the Sky. Along with a number of previous episodes, the original episode contained within will take place after the events of the film.

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14: Detective Conan Magic File 2: Kudou Shinichi – The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab

Japanese: 名探偵コナンMagic File 2 ~工藤新一 謎の壁と黒ラブ事件~
MAL Score: 7.52
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Magic File 2 was sold at select retailers (7-11 branded equivalents) in Japan, along with PPV episodes of the show (episodes released long before, such as the NY case). The first disc housed the Movie 12 Side-Story OVA, which features Kudou Shinichi and details a bit of the backstory from the upcoming movie. The second disc was the one with the PPV episodes.

(Source: DCTP Forum)

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13: Denpa-teki na Kanojo

Japanese: 電波的な彼女
MAL Score: 7.55
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Delinquent Juu Juuzawa is a lone wolf who does not see much use in befriending people. So when a girl named Ame Ochibana claims they are linked together from their previous lives, he is highly skeptical and doesn’t want anything to do with her. Even stranger is that her fondest wish is to be his servant. Thinking that Ame must be delusional, he tries to distance himself from her. But when a classmate is murdered, Juu instead decides to keep her close, believing the strange girl to be the culprit. However, her intelligence and skill begin to prove invaluable as the two begin working together to solve the murder.

Denpa-teki na Kanojo weaves together a story of love, loss, and devotion, showing that allies can be found in the most unlikely of places.

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12: Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai

Japanese: 岸辺露伴は動かない
MAL Score: 7.61
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai adapts a handful of one-shots based on the manga series JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken, and follows the bizarre adventures that Rohan Kishibe goes through as he searches for inspiration for his manga.

Fugou Mura

Rohan accompanies manga editor Kyouka Izumi to a secretive village where she plans on buying a house. Izumi informs Rohan that inhabitants of the village suddenly become rich at the age of 25 after purchasing their homes. Being 25 years old herself, Izumi has high hopes for moving into the village and invites Rohan to gather ideas for his manga. As they enter one of the houses for an interview with the seller, they are greeted by a servant named Ikkyuu, who puts them through a test of etiquette with deadly consequences.

Mutsukabezaka

Rohan meets with his editor, Minoru Kagamari, to discuss both his manga and the six mountains that the manga author recently bought. He explains that he purchased the mountains in order to search for a legendary spirit known as the Mutsukabezaka. To give his search context, he tells the tale of Naoko Osato, a wealthy heiress who murdered her boyfriend and became cursed by the spirit.

Zangenshitsu

Rohan decides to vacation in Venice after putting his manga on hiatus. While there, he explores the interior of a church and examines the structure of its confessional. After stepping into the priest’s compartment, Rohan hears a man enter the confessional and begin to confess his sins. The man recounts his confrontation with a starving beggar and the haunting events that followed.

The Run

Youma Hashimoto is a young male model who has quickly risen to success. As his popularity grows, so does his obsession with his appearance and body. One day, he meets Rohan at the gym, and the two quickly form a rivalry which pushes Youma to intensify his training. Soon. Youma’s fixation on his physique takes a dark turn as his training takes precedence over his life, and he challenges Rohan to a fatal competition on the treadmills.

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11: R.O.D: Read or Die

English: R.O.D – Read or Die
Japanese: R.O.D リード オア ダイ
MAL Score: 7.65
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Yomiko Readman is a lovable, near-sighted bibliomaniac working as a substitute teacher at a Japanese high school. Her real identity, however, is that of a secret agent for the British Library Special Operations Division. Her codename: “The Paper.” The moniker denotes her supernatural ability to freely manipulate paper into any object she can imagine, including tools and weapons in her fight against the powerful and self-serving IJIN (Great Historical Figure) Army! Along with her partner, the enigmatic “Ms. Deep,” Yomiko travels across the world in attempt to solve the mystery behind the reincarnation of historical figures and their attempt to control the world.

(Source: RightStuf)

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10: Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu

English: Bungo Stray Dogs 2 Episode 25 – Walking Alone
Japanese: 文豪ストレイドッグス 第25話 『独り歩む』
MAL Score: 7.66
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Armed Detective Agency members discuss the most suitable candidate for the second-in-command. Doppo Kunikida is carrying out official errands as planned in his diary as usual. Unexpectedly, a bomb-related incident occurs, challenging the ideals he has always upheld. When weighing one life over hundreds, how will he proceed?

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9: Black Jack

English: Black Jack
Japanese: ブラック ジャック
MAL Score: 7.73
Type: OVA
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Kuroo Hazama, also known as “Black Jack,” is a legend in the medical world. Famous for being one of the best, as well as not having a license, Hazama and his assistant Pinoko save countless lives that other doctors cannot… for a price; an exorbitant price, in fact, which causes many to view the genius as greedy and heartless. Despite these claims, however, none can deny his skill and the lengths that he will go to treat his patients. This dark medical drama tells the story of the ominous and mysterious world of underground medicine as Black Jack risks his life to cure some of the most bizarre diseases imaginable, even if it means breaking every law in the process.

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8: Master Keaton OVA

Japanese: マスターキートン
MAL Score: 7.75
Type: OVA
Episodes: 15

Synopsis

Taichi Keaton is a man of many talents: father, historian, frequent traveler, negotiator, archaeologist, former survival instructor, and all while working as an insurance investigator for Lloyd’s of London. While his methods may seem a bit unorthodox, he gets the job done when needed, but not without a little something to learn or teach in the process. Through all of his adventures, some people call him a quack. Those who know him well call him a master of life…

(Source: ANN)

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7: Detective Conan OVA 10: Kid in Trap Island

Japanese: 名探偵コナン ~KID in TRAP ISLAND~
MAL Score: 7.77
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In this entirely new story produced specifically for the DVD, Conan leads a group of young detectives against the phantom thief Kaitou Kid, who has his eyes set on a jewel at a hotel on an isolated island.

(Source: ANN)

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6: Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai

English: The Kubikiri Cycle
Japanese: クビキリサイクル 青色サヴァンと戯言遣い
MAL Score: 7.81
Type: OVA
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

Due to a mysterious disease, the genius Iria Akagami has been forced by her family to stay in a mansion on the isolated Wet Crow’s Feather Island with only a handful of maids. To keep herself entertained, Iria invites a variety of fellow geniuses to stay as guests in her home, including computer savant Tomo Kunagisa and her unnamed assistant, skilled fortune-teller Maki Himena, famous artist Kanami Ibuki, academic scholar Akane Sonoyama, and renowned cook Yayoi Sashirono.

These visits progress as normal until one of the guests is found gruesomely murdered in the night without a single clue as to the identity of the killer or a possible motive. Tensions rise between those on the island as the killer remains at large, and Tomo’s assistant takes it upon himself to uncover the culprit’s identity before the murderous events progress any further.

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5: Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years…

Japanese: 名探偵コナン~10年後の異邦人[ストレンジャー]~
MAL Score: 7.93
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

This OVA takes place ten years in the future and chronicles the possible events if Conan Edogawa and Ai Haibara do not take the antidote to APTX 4869 and grow up alongside their friends Genta, Mitsuhiko, and Ayumi, while still maintaining their detective endeavors.

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4: xxxHOLiC Shunmuki

Japanese: xxxHOLiC 春夢記
MAL Score: 8.07
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

For the appropriate price, your dearest wish can be granted at the shop of the peculiar Yuuko. Kimihiro Watanuki wishes to be rid of his ability to see spirits, and so as payment, he works for Yuuko doing whatever she needs him to do, from cleaning to errands to even helping out Yuuko’s other clients. In xxxHOLiC Shunmuki, Watanuki and his friend and rival Shizuka Doumeki enjoy a meal with their friend Kohane Tsuyuri and her grandmother, reminiscing about how they have changed since meeting each other.

Later on, Watanuki has a dream in which he is visited by Doumeki’s grandfather Haruka, who needs him to find some things in the family temple storeroom. Accompanied by Doumeki, he finds that this task is more akin to a treasure hunt, with each item leading them to another, and another, guiding them to an unexpected yet inevitable ending.

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3: Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder

English: Black Butler: Book of Murder
Japanese: 黒執事 Book of Murder
MAL Score: 8.08
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

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.

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2: Tsubasa: Shunraiki

English: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: Spring Thunder Chronicle
Japanese: ツバサ 春雷記
MAL Score: 8.12
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Tsubasa/xxxHOLiC Project

A 4 part OVA released with the limited editions of the Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC volumes.
There are two OVAs for each series, with plots linked together.

They cover the Nihon Country Arc and scarcely some of the Celes Country Arc.

(Source: Official Project Website)

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1: xxxHOLiC Rou

Japanese: ×××HOLiC 籠
MAL Score: 8.22
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

10 years after the events of xxxHOLiC Shunmuki, a melancholic Kimihiro Watanuki has taken over the shop formerly run by the mysterious Yuuko due to a promise he made to her. His companions Maru, Moro, and Mokona live together with him in relative contentment, and some familiar faces arrive every now and then: former rival turned-steadfast friend Shizuka Doumeki, and the former psychic prodigy Kohane Tsuyuri. While Kohane studies folklore under Doumeki at university, they encounter a case that is perfect for the master of the shop.

Eventually, Watanuki receives a visit from Doumeki’s grandfather, Haruka. He requests that Watanuki investigates his grandson’s dreams. While inside the dream world, he discovers how their past adventures played out from Doumeki’s perspective of view, leading Watanuki to discover truths from 10 years ago and secrets about the ties that bind their friendship.

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

1. xxxHOLiC Rou
2. Tsubasa: Shunraiki
3. Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder
4. xxxHOLiC Shunmuki
5. Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years…
6. Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai
7. Detective Conan OVA 10: Kid in Trap Island
8. Master Keaton OVA
9. Black Jack
10. Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu
11. R.O.D: Read or Die
12. Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai
13. Denpa-teki na Kanojo
14. Detective Conan Magic File 2: Kudou Shinichi – The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab
15. Detective Conan Magic File 4: Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey
16. Detective Conan OVA 04: Conan and Kid and Crystal Mother
17. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
18. Detective Conan OVA 06: Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid!
19. Detective Conan OVA 11: A Secret Order from London
20. Detective Conan Bonus File: Fantasista Flower
21. Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa
22. Detective Conan Magic File 5: Niigata – Tokyo Omiyage Capriccio
23. Detective Conan OVA 02: 16 Suspects
24. Another: The Other – Inga
25. Detective Conan OVA 07: A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys
26. Nazo no Kanojo X: Nazo no Natsu Matsuri
27. Detective Conan OVA 01: Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba
28. Detective Conan OVA 05: The Target is Kogoro! The Detective Boys’ Secret Investigation
29. Tokyo Ghoul: “Pinto”
30. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak
31. Detective Conan OVA 08: High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki’s Case Files
32. Ajin OVA
33. Detective Conan OVA 03: Conan and Heiji and the Vanished Boy
34. Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime
35. Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono
36. ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka – Regards
37. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Hitoribocchi no Kyuuketsuki
38. Ajin 2nd Season OVA
39. Detective Conan OVA 12: The Miracle of Excalibur
40. Switch
41. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
42. X OVA
43. Vassalord.
44. Mermaid’s Scar
45. Megazone 23
46. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Fukurokouji to Ano Ko to Ore to
47. Ningyo no Mori
48. Tokyo Babylon
49. Kabukichou Sherlock OVA
50. Lupin III: Green vs. Red

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