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Anime Culture: Ghostly and Ghoulish Gumshoes
List creator: hamano
Created on: September 15, 2003 - 3:43 PM PDT
Description: Anime titles featuring detectives and bounty hunters who are supernatural beings. Also some related non-anime titles. Highlighted links in the "comments" will show you all the DVDs in a series. I'm still editing this list so please send me suggestions!

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NightWalker Vol. 1: Midnight Detective (2001)
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  NightWalker is the tale of a good vampire who works as a private detective, told over 12 TV episodes on 2 DVDs. I think this inspired Joss Whedon when he turned Angel into a spinoff.
Phantom Quest Corp.: Perfect Collection (2000)
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Not Rated
  Four OVA episodes collected on one DVD. Renters are divided on this show. I thought it was fun.
Hyper Police: Episodes 1-4 (1998)
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  Hyper Police is a 25 episode TV series collected on 6 DVDs.
Descendants of Darkness Vol. 1: Vampire's Lure (2002)
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Not Rated
  Descendants of Darkness centers around a supernatural investigative organization located in the bowels of the Japanese parliament building. 13 episodes on 4 DVDs.
Tokyo Babylon (1999)
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Not Rated
  Two OVA episodes featuring psychic investigator Subaru Sumeragi, a character from the popular X series by CLAMP.
Yu Yu Hakusho Vol. 1 - The Spirit Detective: Yusuke Lost Yusuke Found (1992)
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  Yu Yu Hakusho is a long running series made up of 112 TV episodes and a few movies.
Judge (1993)
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Not Rated
  One OVA, one victim, one case, one investigation, one Judge. The JUDGE OF DARKNESS!!! He should get his own daytime show on American TV.
The Night Stalker/The Night Strangler (1971)
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Not Rated
  X-Files creator calls The Night Stalker one of his strongest influences. Too bad so little of this excellent early 70's series is available for rental! The hero is a rumpled reporter named Carl Kolchak (a human) who has a knack for the supernatural.
The X-Files: Season 1 (disc 1 of 7) (1993)
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Not Rated
  Mulder and Scully are two human FBI agents who investigate the X-files, cases dealing with aliens, the occult, and the supernatural.
Angel: Season 1 (Disc 1 of 6) (1999)
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  Ongoing WB Buffy spinoff. Angel moves to L.A. and becomes a good vampire detective. Sound familiar?
Sherlock Hound: Case File 1 (1984)
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  If you think that talking dogs are "supernatural" then Sherlock Hound, a children's TV series from Studio Ghibli, could be what you're looking for!

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