The Japanese Mystery

The identity of a killer. The whereabouts of a missing person. What happened the night before the hangover (recapturing lost memories).

Suggestions welcome.
There's going to be some overlap with this list.

Ichikawa's 'Inugami Clan' adaptation seems to have sparked a resurgence of the genre in the late 70s including a spoof from Nobuhiko Obayashi.

I'm not counting Confessions because the focus is on Takako Matsu's revenge rather than the detection of her daughter's killers.
Also ineligible: Detective Pikachu.

  • Stray Dog
  • Rashomon
  • Foul Play
  • The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye
  • The Vampire Moth
  • The Military Policeman and the Dismembered Beauty
  • Points and Lines
  • The Spider-Man
  • Voice Without a Shadow
  • Passport to Darkness
  • Death Row Woman
  • The Man of Seven Faces
  • A Wife Confesses
  • The Cave of the Vampire Bats
  • Death on the Mountain
  • Zero Focus
  • Tokyo Bay
  • A Fugitive from the Past
  • A Man Vanishes
  • The Man Without a Map
  • Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice
  • Heiji, the Detective
  • Kaoyaku
  • Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
  • The Castle of Sand
  • The Inugamis
  • Case of the Disjointed Murder
  • Island of Hell
  • Lullaby to Kill
  • Proof of the Man
  • Village of Eight Gravestones
  • Queen Bee
  • The Tragedy in the Devil-Mask Village
  • The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
  • The House of Hanging
  • Murder in the Doll House
  • The Three Undelivered Letters
  • Call from Darkness
  • Island of the Evil Spirits
  • Lonely Heart
  • Lullaby of Death
  • Suspicion
  • Detective Story
  • To Sleep So as to Dream
  • Dogra Magra
  • Labyrinth Romanesque
  • Survey Map of a Paradise Lost
  • Noh Mask Murders
  • The Brutal Insanity of Love
  • Fusa
  • Angel Dust
  • Hunters' Sense of Touch
  • The Trap
  • Cure
  • Labyrinth of Dreams
  • Keizoku: Unsolved Mysteries - Beautiful Dreamer
  • Monday
  • Black Kiss
  • Half a Confession
  • The Motive
  • Paranoia Agent
  • Synesthesia
  • Murder of the Inugami Clan
  • Nightmare Detective
  • Retribution
  • Sway
  • Aoi Hitomi to Nuage
  • Kisaragi
  • After School
  • The Code
  • Suspect X
  • Zero Focus
  • Mesen
  • The 11 Words Murder
  • Guilty of Romance
  • In the City of Dawn
  • The Devil's Path
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Midsummer's Equation
  • The Serialist
  • The Locked Room Murders SP
  • The Snow White Murder Case
  • The World of Kanako
  • Creepy
  • Rage
  • Traces of Sin
  • Memoirs of a Murderer
  • The Third Murder
  • The Antique
  • The Crimes That Bind
  • Laplace's Witch
  • Masquerade Hotel
  • Sleeping Village