Who doesn’t like Treasure Hunts? They are full of mysteries, clues, and hurdles that make the venture even more eventful. Over time, many treasure hunting anime series have tried luck upon the audiences, but only a few succeeded in leaving an impression. So today, we will look at only the best shows that have managed to stun the audience with a compelling story. If you are a fan of treasure hunts and you understand the adrenaline rush that keeps you to the edge of the seat, then this article is for you. We have hand-picked just the right shows for you. Here is a list of 10 Best Treasure Hunt Anime series.
10. Coyote Ragtime Show
Coyote Ragtime Show is a 2006 treasure hunt anime that was a unique experiment for that time. The show consists of a single season with 12 episodes. This one is yet another prison break story for the quest for a treasure.
Mister is a renowned criminal who is accompanied by two others to find a legendary treasure. But there is another side of officers who are chasing the three criminals. The back and forth between these two groups makes an amazing chase story.
On the 10th spot, we have the 2000 release Inuyasha. Created by Animax, Inuyasha is a seven-season long anime series that left a strong mark during its time. This anime is a direct adaptation of the manga series of the same name created by Rumiko Takahashi.
Inuyasha traces the story of a heroic figure Kagome Higurashi who is nothing but a mere 15-year-old. This one is a beautiful retelling of a historic Japanese legend. Witness a story of courage at a very young age.
8. Wild Arms: Twilight’s Venom
Going back to the late 90s, Wild Arms: Twilight’s Venom was a popular pop culture thing. The show had two seasons, twelve episodes each.
The premise follows three criminals who are on the run. Their constant struggle to stay underground and hide from the police is taking a toll on their livelihoods. Things escalate quickly when they meet a young but prodigal kid. See to find out yourself what this kid has to offer to these three prisoners. The sheer tension and rush of the screenplay make this a compelling story.
7. Nanana’s Buried Treasure
On the second spot is the popular 2002 show Nanana’s Buried Treasure. The series could only serialize for a single season, but it was enough to make it a cult show. If you are a fan of both treasure hunts and ghost stories, then this is the anime show for you.
Yama is a normal high school student who comes across an empty mansion. Everything changes the moment he steps foot in this house. Witness the quest of a ghost and a human who are looking for the criminals who killed the ghost in the past.
6. The Last Wizard of the Century
A highly rated 1999 anime show was Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century. The anime got several follow-up spinoffs because of the world it created. Another plot that revolves around criminals and their robbing adventures is this one. Meet Kaitou Kid, a street-smart criminal who has been fooling the authorities for ages.
But now, he has competition. New gangs are dominating his arena. He must prove to the rookies that he is the real ace in the town. Follow this story as all the criminal world goes into chaos in search of an esteemed treasure. Hence, we place Case Closed on the seventh spot of our list of Best Treasure Hunt Anime.
5. AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission
This one is a 2007 movie anime series that was a unique experiment with the space-time genre. Studio Fantasia brought us this incredibly thrilling show in a time when space was not being explored in anime.
Meet Aika, a perfect protagonist who you would root for any time. Follow her story as she struggles to find work in the real world. But when she does, she realizes how grave the danger is in front of her. Track the adventurous life of Aika as new hurdles come up her way.
4. Elf Princess Rane
So, Elf Princess Rane is a single movie venture by Media Blasters production house. This anime came out in 1995 but still remains quite relevant. The stories of the legendary treasure of Salamander are quite popular.
That’s what this anime deals with. The protagonist Gou is all set to head out on a quest to bring home this treasure. On the way, she meets many magical beings who help her in her quest. See to find out yourself the secret that this treasure holds.
3. Rune Soldier
If you are looking for a light-hearted laugh, then immediately start bingeing the 2001 show Rune Soldier. It’s a single-season show with a touch of comedy mixed with a chaotic Treasure Hunt.
Meet four contrasting personalities who are on a treasure hunt. What is more, fun to witness is the back and forth between these characters as they learn to get along on their journey. As the party enters the ruins looking for the treasure, it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher than they expected. Witness a story of selfish people learning to work in solidarity with a kingdom.
2. Ruin Explorers
Another single film venture that came along with Elf Princess Rane in 1995 was Ruin Explorers. The anime consisted of four episodes.
Witness this brilliant plot that follows the lives of two hunters who are looking for a magical treasure for their personal gains. But their journey makes them realize that there are things far beyond their own wish that need correction. Their treasure hunt becomes a memorable life lesson as troubles come their way.
1. One Piece
One Piece is the longest-running manga series of all time. The series was originally written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. This legendary manga series is up and running since 1997. It has been serialized by the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. As said, this one is the longest-running anime series of all time. With almost a thousand episodes and 1100 chapters, One Piece has a name of its own.
Meet Monkey D. Luffy, an adventurous voyager who has some unique abilities. Monkey can turn himself like rubber at will. His elastic body was a result of eating a Devil Fruit. In search of the treasure called “One Piece,” Luffy and friends set out on a voyage of a lifetime.
With this, we can conclude our list of the Best Treasure Hunt Anime Shows. Which of these shows do you plan on watching? Is there any popular show that we failed to mention in the list? Let us know in the comment section. For more such unique listicles, keep visiting The Anime Daily.