The BEST YTV (JP) shows of all time

Every YTV (JP) show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every YTV (JP) show to compile this list of best shows!

Detective Conan
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8.91
3187 votes

#1 - Detective Conan

Seventeen-year-old Kudo Shinichi is a prodigy boy detective. During an investigation, two thugs in black force feed Kudo an experimental poison that unexpectedly turns him into a little boy instead of killing him. To hide his identity as he searches for the organization that tried to kill him, Kudo takes the name of Edogawa Conan. His childhood friend and classmate, Mouri Ran, and her hare-brained private investigator father take Conan in. Trapped in a puny body, Conan solves crimes, sometimes aided by the kids in the Junior Detective League and the inventions of his old friend, Dr. Agasa.

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Space Brothers
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8.50
292 votes

#2 - Space Brothers

One night in 2006, when they were young, the two brothers Mutta (born 1993) and Hibito (born 1996) saw what appeared to be a UFO heading for the moon. They decided that night to both become astronauts and travel out into space. In 2025, Hibito has become an astronaut, and he's going to go to the moon. Mutta ended up following a more traditional career path with an auto development company. However, Mutta just ruined his career through a violent altercation with his boss. Now, not only has he lost his job, he appears to be blacklisted in the entire industry. Maybe this is a rare opportunity for Mutta to once again chase his childhood dream and become an astronaut like his little brother!

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Ascendance of a Bookworm
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8.32
279 votes

#3 - Ascendance of a Bookworm

Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian as she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."

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City Hunter
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8.29
1075 votes

#4 - City Hunter

Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He's a "sweeper" and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. When Ryo's not working on a case, he's working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.

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Magic Knight Rayearth
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8.24
382 votes

#5 - Magic Knight Rayearth

Three young girls, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, are transported to a magical world called Cephiro during a field trip to Tokyo Tower. They are soon greeted by Master Mage Clef, who explains to them that they have been summoned to become the Legendary Magic Knights and save Cephiro. The girls are less than enthusiastic about this idea, and only want to return home. Clef further explains that they must seek out the three Rune Gods to help them fight. He bestows armor and magical powers to each of them. They learn from Clef that High Priest Zagato has kidnapped the Pillar of Cephiro, Princess Emeraude. The Pillar of Cephiro has the sole responsibility of keeping Cephiro alive and in balance with her prayers. Without Princess Emeraude, Cephiro would fall into ruin. Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu must fight off Zagato's henchman and find the Rune Gods if they ever want to get back home. They soon learn that friendship and loyalty are the only things they can rely on in the crumbling Cephiro.

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Magic Kaito 1412
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8.07
129 votes

#6 - Magic Kaito 1412

Kuroba Kaito loves to do magic, and he is a good performer. At high school, his childhood friend/girl friend tries to keep the boy inline. Of course Nakamori Aoko isn't gentle with the boy she'd never admit to loving. One morning, the classroom is filled with the talk about "Kaitou Kid," a jewerly thief who uses magic in his robberies. Kaito isn't impressed with this so called legend that reappeared after eight years, and says he could easily take the thief magic to magic. At home, thinking about his dead father who was also a magician, Kaito stumbles upon a hidden doorway in his room. He discovers his father was the original Kaitou Kid. But since he is dead, he wonders who the supposed Kaitou Kid from recent robberies is. Kaito puts on his father's hat and cape, becomes Kaitou Kid to search out the imposter.

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Ultimate Otaku Teacher
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7.81
264 votes

#7 - Ultimate Otaku Teacher

Kagami Junichirou was known as a physics genius when he was a teenager, and he was even published in "Nature." However, after college, he suddenly lost all interest in science. As a NEET, he's devoted himself to his anime blog and nerdy collecting habits. He claims he has a serious illness called "I can't do anything I don't want to do." Desperate to get him to do something with his life, his little sister manages to get him a job teaching physics at his old high school. He's certainly an unconventional teacher, but he becomes fairly popular with the students. After helping a girl who's being ruthlessly bullied, Kagami finds that he actually likes teaching. Will he continue his career as a weird teacher? Will he go back into physics? Or will he end up back where he started?

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The Way of the Househusband
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7.63
35 votes

#8 - The Way of the Househusband

An infamous yakuza sets out to master the Way of the Househusband! “The Immortal Dragon”—an infamous and feared yakuza who has left behind countless legends in the underworld—has decided to wash his hands of his dark past and become...a “househusband”! Under the watchful eye of the neighborhood, the yakuza, and the police, witness this gangster-turned-husband’s style of “justice and family love.” A thrilling slapstick drama where the ultimate househusband faces struggles from every side! Can Tatsu protect his beloved family and neighborhood when they are caught up in an incident?

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Detective Conan (2011)
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7.50
115 votes

#9 - Detective Conan (2011)

The drama series takes place before Shinichi Kudo is poisoned by the Black Organization. Shinichi, Ran and Kogoro wake up trapped in a 'white room' with no recollection of how they arrived there. A letter reveals an admirer of Shinichi's detective work, placed him there to test his abilities. Each white room contains a panel device, where a keyword connected to the case is entered, grants them further access.

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Kekkaishi
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7.02
198 votes

#10 - Kekkaishi

Yoshimori Sumimura, a 14-year-old junior high school boy, is a Kekkaishi, an exterminator of monsters. He is vying with Tokine Yumikura to be the heir to the Sumimura clan. Tokine is older than he, and she is his childhood friend as well as his rival Kekkaishi. To save people from danger, and to make himself stronger, Yoshimori fights against monsters.

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Ace Attorney
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7.02
239 votes

#11 - Ace Attorney

Based on the hit Capcom game series, this anime follows the lives of the defense attorney Phoenix Wright, his mentor Mia Fey and her spirit medium sister Maya as they work with colorful characters such as the detective Dick Gumshoe to save Phoenix's clients from a guilty verdict.

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Mars Red
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6.54
81 votes

#12 - Mars Red

It’s 1923, and the mysterious blood source Ascra has unleashed a horde of vampires across Japan. In response, the government spawns Code Zero. With S-rank vampire Defrott and the rookie Kurusu, this kill squad is made for one reason: to hunt the undead!

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