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Japanese Fans Rank Anime’s Top Police Officers

Zenigata: anime's top police officer?

Who are anime’s top cops?

That was the question at hand over at Charapedia, who are experts at asking Japanese anime fans hard-hitting questions. Let’s see who they chose as anime’s top 10 law enforcement officers.

10. Wataru Takagi
Detective Conan

9. Akane Tsunemori

8. Shuichi Akai
Detective Conan

7. Kankichi Ryotsu

6. Juzo Megure
Detective Conan

5. Kengo Akechi
The Kindaichi Case Files

4. Rei Furuya/Tooru Amuro
Detective Conan

3. Shinya Kogami

2. Miwako Sato
Detective Conan

1. Koichi Zenigata
Lupin III

Well, one thing’s for sure: Japanese fans sure love Detective Conan. Still, Zenigata, everyone’s favorite bumbling detective from Lupin III, took the number one spot. Considering Zenigata never actually manages to catch Lupin, we’re not quite sure by what definition he is the best, but we’ll cop to loving him too.

Who are your favorite anime police officers?

Source: Charapedia

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.