Today we have created the best mafia anime series list for those anime fans who likes gangsters, but keep in mind that maybe we miss out on some awesome mafia anime series on this list.
This genre deal with Mafia, Yakuza, Gangsters, Mob and so on but all these have one thing in common which is criminal organizations.
Here are our top 10 count down of some of the greatest mafia anime series to watch.
10. Arcana Famiglia
The story takes place on the small island of Regalo in the Mediterranean Sea. The island has been protected by a vigilante committee called “Arcana Famiglia”. The members of the family have psychic powers gained by a secret ritual.
Felicita is a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her strict mother. She visits Regalo to see her father who is the head of Arcana Famiglia.
He tells her to become the leader of “Serie of Sword”, the arbitrator section of the family. As one of the members of Arcana Famiglia, Felicita interacts with other handsome but eccentric members.
Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer sells weapons under HCLI, a shipping corporation. As one of the company’s unofficial weapon sellers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law.
Travelling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans. Her latest addition to the crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers.
Jonah joins Koko as he wishes to find the arms dealer responsible for his family’s death. What follows is Koko and her crews escapades around the world.
8. 91 Days
The time is 1920, five years after National Prohibition Law took place at a city called Lorel in the United States.
Main character Avilo arrives to join the Vampiro family mafia undercover in order to seek revenge of killers who killed his parents and brother in this mafia.
A Killing starts kills. Revenge starts new revenge. A story of vengeance and sorrow starts now.
The author Narita and illustrator Yasuda Suzuhito’s “distorted love story” is set in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and revolves around an ensemble cast including street thugs, high school students, a female radio host, an underworld doctor, a young information vendor, and a headless Irish fairy.
Narita Ryougo may be better known to English speakers as the author of the Baccano! novel series.
Genres: Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Mafia Anime
Studios: Brain’s Base
Episodes: 49 / Three Seasons
6. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Zwei was an ordinary person, until one day, while walking the streets a night, he witnessed a brutal assassination. He managed to avoid the sniper, a young girl named Ein, but was soon captured, and had the memories of his former life erased.
He is spared death only by accepting a condition : to train to become an assassin alongside Ein. Now he must find a way to free himself from this shady world and reclaim his life once again.
Genres: Action, Drama, Seinen, Thriller, Mafia Anime
Studios: Bee Train
5. Bungou Stray Dogs
The “battle action” story Bungou Stray Dogs centers around a league of literary figures with supernatural powers.
For example, in real life, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke wrote acclaimed stories that inspired Kurosawa Akira’s Rashoumon film and the Aoi Bungaku Series anime’s Jigoku Hen (Hell Screen) arc.
In Bungou Stray Dogs, he has the power to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, these writers solve mysteries as part of the “Armed Detective Agency.”
Genres: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural, Seinen, Mafia Anime
Episodes: 24 / Two Seasons
4. Black Lagoon
Okajima Rokuro – now known almost exclusively as ‘Rock’ – was once a typical, put-upon Japanese businessman. Then, on a routine business trip, he was kidnapped and ransomed by the Lagoon Company: a band of mercenary pirates operating out of the crime-riddled city of Roanapur.
Abandoned by his bosses, he joined the Lagoon Company. Now he must try and stay afloat amongst the ever-shifting politics of the criminal underworld, while simultaneously avoiding death at the hands of his quick-tempered, gun-toting co-worker, ‘Two Hand’ Revy.
Genres: Action, Seinen, Mafia Anime
3. Darker than Black
Hei is one of the most powerful of these psychic agents, and along with his blind associate, Yin, works for one of the many rival agencies vying to unlock the mysteries of Hell’s Gate.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Super Power, Mafia Anime
Episodes: 42 / Three Seasons
Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral farther and farther out of control.
Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.
Genres: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Historical, Supernatural, Mafia Anime
Studios: Brain’s Base
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, wh0res on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch.
Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle.
Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family.
It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.
Genres: Action, Drama, Seinen, Mafia Anime
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