Best of Anime 2016: Mystery

When mystery’s occur there are questions are asked. Whether they have a lot of variety, very complex or very easy, these questions allow for a story to be told. The answer may be simple or it may lead to even more questions. This leads to a journey, and dependent on that journey, the mystery of it all can be deemed to be either good or bad.This year in mystery anime gave us a bunch revolving around the supernatural. Whether it be with the possibility of supernatural beings or just problems to be solved, they provided a lot of intrigue and interest to watch. With that being said:

Deirii Raifu’s Pick:

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi – ‘If it’s not called ERASED you must be a pirate.’

“‘Believing’ is really a term of hope of wanting to believe.”

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Boku Dake ga Inai Machi created a stir in early 2016. With the series bolstering a premise of solving a serial murder case. What made it mysterious was the time travel aspect, where it allowed for a different play on events, not just within the past but also how it affected the future. With a serial case came many murders, and thus different mysteries had to be solved 1 by 1 to catch the culprit, this overload of mysteries with varying types allowed for a lot of intrigue week by week.

Runners Up:

2) Durarara!!x2 Ketsu
3) Mayoiga
Special Mentions: Taboo Tattoo


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