Top 12 Mafia Anime That You Must Watch!

These are the top 12 Mafia anime that you must watch right now!

From gritty crime dramas to action-packed thrillers, we’ve got a lineup that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

So without further ado, these are the 12 best anime about Mafia and the life of crime.

12 Best Anime About Mafia And Criminal Gangs

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#12. Arcana Famiglia

Arcana Famiglia

Kicking things off at number 12 is “Arcana Famiglia,” a captivating series that combines elements of mafia drama with fantasy and romance.

Set on the island of Regalo, the story follows the members of the Arcana Famiglia, a powerful organization that governs the island and protects its people using the powers of the Arcana cards.

With its intriguing premise, complex characters, and stunning visuals, “Arcana Famiglia” offers a fresh take on the mafia genre that is sure to keep viewers hooked.

#11. Gangsta

Next up at number 11 is Gangsta. An anime with anti hero MC that focuses on the lawless side of a city and the two heroes who deal with them.

This story is about our main duo, Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo, who are mercenaries for hire. They do the dirty work for cops and criminals alike, which puts them in a delicate spot.

When an underground organization targets their city and the people who live in it, our heroes have to give it their all to complete their jobs and survive the upcoming war.

With a ton of action and a whole array of interesting characters, Gangsta is a must watch for fans of the genre.

#10. K-Project

Moving on to number 10 we have “K,” a stylish and action-packed series that takes place in a world where individuals possessing supernatural abilities known as “Kings,” lead mafia-like gangs.

The story follows Yashiro Isana, a high school student who becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between rival gangs fighting for control of Tokyo.

With its dynamic action scenes, intricate plot twists, and vibrant animation, “K” is a must-watch for fans of mafia anime looking for something truly unique.

#9. Bungou Stray Dogs

Coming in at number 9 is one of my personal favorites called “Bungou Stray Dogs,” a series that follows the adventures of a group of detectives with supernatural abilities as they tackle cases involving the criminal underworld.

What sets this anime apart is its brilliant mix of comedic and dark themes, and its engaging plot that gets better and better with each episode.

With its intense action sequences, witty humor, and well-developed characters, “Bungou Stray Dogs” is a must-watch for any fan of mafia anime.

#8. Gungrave

Next up at number 8 is Gungrave, an anime that isn’t afraid to get dark and bloody. This action-packed series follows a betrayed assassin who’s resurrected as a powerful cyborg.

The story is pretty much about our undead anti-hero taking revenge against the mafia family that screwed him over. It’s got gunfights, explosions, and enough violence to keep even the most hardcore fan happy. Just don’t expect a sunshine and rainbows ending though.

#7. 91 Days

At number 7 on our list is 91 Days. This is a mafia themed story about an orphan boy who is bloodthirsty for revenge.

Faking his identity and burying his innocence, he joins a mafia gang so that he can take his sweet time getting his new boss’ trust and eventually betray him as he was one of the people involved in the murder of our MC’s parents.

While the plot might sound a bit sad and heavy, it is actually much more interesting than it sounds.

#6. Requiem for the Phantom

Taking the sixth position on our list is “Requiem for the Phantom,” a dark and atmospheric series that follows the story of a young man named Ein who is forced to become an assassin for a powerful crime syndicate.

As Ein struggles to retain his humanity in the face of overwhelming violence and corruption, he must confront his own identity and decide whether to embrace his fate or forge his own path.

With a mind-bending story, intense action sequences, and a dark exploration of morality and free will, this anime is totally worth your time!

#5. Black Lagoon

Half way through the list at number 5 is Black Lagoon, a gritty action-packed thrill ride set in the lawless city of Roanapur.

This anime follows the exploits of a group of mercenaries known as the Lagoon Company as they navigate the dangerous waters of the criminal underworld.

With its high-octane gunfights, morally ambiguous characters, and dark humor, “Black Lagoon” is sure to keep you glued to the screen from start to finish.

#4. Hitman Reborn

Coming up at number 4 on our list is “Hitman Reborn”, a hilarious and action-packed blend of the mafia and the classic shonen genre.

This anime follows the story of Tsuna Sawada, a timid middle schooler who discovers that he is the heir to the Vongola mafia family.

With the help of his eccentric tutor named Reborn, Tsuna must train to become a mafia boss and survive attacks from rival families.

With its unique blend of comedy, action, and heartfelt moments, ” Hitman Reborn!” is a must-watch for any fan of the mafia genre.

#3. Baccano!

For the third position on our list, we have the crazy and chaotic masterpiece – Baccano! 

Known for its non-linear storytelling, this anime follows multiple characters and events that eventually intertwine in a mind-blowing climax.

This series is a wild ride through a fantasy early 1900s, where we witness our main characters go through their crazy adventures and end up influencing each others’ lifes.

With its unique blend of action, comedy, supernatural elements, and a massive cast of unforgettable characters, Baccano! is one of the fan favorite shows in the genre!

#2. Banana Fish

Runner up at number 2 is “Banana Fish,” a gripping crime thriller set in the gritty streets of New York City.

This anime follows the story of Ash Lynx, a young gang leader who becomes embroiled in a deadly conspiracy involving a mysterious drug known as Banana Fish.

While this anime is more popular among the female audience for its yaoi theme, it is a standout in the mafia genre.

#1. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Finally at the number 1 spot on our list is the fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind series.

This series is part of the larger JoJo franchise, but it works perfectly well as a standalone too.

Golden Wind takes us to the vibrant yet dangerous streets of Italy, where Giorno Giovanna, the illegitimate son of Dio Brando, joins the Passione mafia gang.

Giorno’s dream is to rise through the ranks and become the boss, but to do that, he’ll have to navigate a web of treachery, rivalries, and a Stand-wielding assassin sent to eliminate him.

So there you go guys, these are the top 10 mafia themed anime that you must definitely watch!

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