A man wearing a black suit with goggles on his eye and a gun in his hand, that’s how a mafia mirrors your imagination, right?
The Mafia is a secret organization involved in illegal activities like smuggling drugs, racketeering, trafficking, among many others. They originated in Sicily, Italy, and later expanded to other countries like Russia, Japan, US. etc
There are some series in anime that deal with mafias and the world surrounding them. So, let’s begin with the top 10 list of mafia anime.
Gangsta. delivers a typical mafia fiction with promising action sequences.
Gangsta.Air Date: July 2015Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo are “Handymen” who are mercenaries for hire, contracted by Powerful mob syndicates and police to do any kind of job.
Soon they add Alex Benedetto, a prostitute, to their list for elimination.
Twilights, a superhuman being born as the result of a special drug, were once residents of Ergastalum. Now they are being hunted by a fierce underground organization, and the Handymen will not be able to avoid the coming war.
Jormungand is a reminder of why one shouldn’t deal with world peace.
JormungandAir Date: April 2012Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 24
Koko Hekmatyar is an international drug dealer who takes on Jonah as his bodyguard, who hates weapons growing up in a war zone.
Koko has her overly idealistic goal of world peace, which she wants to turn into reality by distributing arms to armies, private militaries, and militias.
And for that, Koko is always under the CIA and assassins radar as her work is illegal under international law.
Gungrave displays an epic story of friendship, betrayal, and greed.
GungraveAir Date: October 2003Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 26
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel, two very close friends, were recruited into the bottom of the food chain in Millennion, the largest and most infamous mafia syndicate.
Harry has the ambition to replace Big Daddy as the supreme leader of Millennion while Brandon only wishes to support his friend and appease Big Daddy, who has taken Brandon’s lady love into custody.
91 Days proffers you everything you ever wanted from a mafia story.
91 DaysAir Date: July 2016Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Angelo Lagusa, in his mere childhood, has witnessed his family being mercilessly slaughtered by the Vanetti mafia family. After that incident, he leaves everything behind, adopting a new identity of Avilio Bruno.
After seven years, he gets a mysterious letter asking him to return to his hometown Lawless which he left long ago.
On reaching there, he encounters the Vanetti don’s son, Nero, and befriends him using his newly-honed skills to take his revenge.
6Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Reborn! is a mafia story molded in Shonen Style.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!Air Date: October, 2006Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 9No. of Episodes: 203
Tsunayoshi Sawada is a clumsy and talentless middle schooler, titled as “Loser Tsuna” by his classmates. He is in love with the school idol, Kyouko Sasagawa, who is completely out of his league.
Tsuna’s boring life takes an extraordinary twist when he encounters the Mysterious Reborn, a baby hitman sent from Italy’s strongest Mafia family Vongola, to prepare Tsuna in succeeding the ninth boss of that family, who will retire soon.
Banana Fish depicts the arduous life of an escapee.
Banana FishAir Date: July 2018Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 24
Aslan Jade Callenreese, known as Ash Lynx, is a runaway, raised by the infamous godfather of the Mafia, Dino Golzine.
While Ash was investigating a mysterious drug called “Banana Fish” at his hideout bar with his friends Shunichi and Eiji, the bar was raided by Dino’s men who kidnapped both of his friends.
Now he must find a way to rescue them and continue his investigation on “Banana Fish.”
4Bungou Stray Dogs
Bungou Stray Dogs is that extra topping on a pizza you always craved for.
Bungo no Stray DogsAir Date: April 2016Status: UpcomingNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 37
Suspected of being the man behind the strange incidents in the orphanage, Atsushi Nakajima was kicked out from there, leaving him hungry and homeless.
While starving on the riverbank, he saves Osamu Dazai, a supernatural detective from drowning, who has been investigating the strange incident of the mystical tiger for which Atsushi was kicked out.
After solving the mystery with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, Atsushi was forced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, which deals with unusual cases.
3Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Phantom will suck you right into its void.
PhantomAir Date: April 2009Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 26
Assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets of America, as the Mafia is in abundance.
With the help of their nearly invincible human weapon “Phantom,” Inferno is the mysterious company behind most of the dealings.
Trying to escape after accidentally witnessing Phantom’s latest murder, a Japanese tourist was captured and brainwashed by Phantom, who reveals to be a young woman named Ein.
The peaceful tourist, named “Zwei,” is now a puppet of Inferno with no memories. Still, he must survive in the hope of regaining his memory.
Black Lagoon is a high octane thriller delving into the depths of human righteousness.
Black LagoonAir Date: April 2006Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 24
Rokurou Okajima, an average Japanese businessman, was kidnapped by a mercenary group called Black Lagoon while on his delivery trip to Southeast Asia.
Rokurou joins Black Lagoon after being betrayed by his former employee during negotiations to save him.
To survive, he must quickly adapt to the new environment where bloodshed is a common spectacle.
Baccano! is a gem of a mystery dwelling with alchemy, survival, and immortality.
Baccano!Air Date: July 2007Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 16
During the early 1930s, The transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey in Chicago, which will leave a trail of blood all over the country.
At the same time in New York, scientist Szilard along with his aide, Ennis, are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. On the other hand, the war between mafia groups is getting worse.
The several events seeming to be unrelated are the part of a much bigger story that will be merged by the kindhearted thieves, Issac and Miria.
There are few series that cover a few elements of the Mafia. They are Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor, Touhai Densetsu Akagi, Arcana Familia.Originally Written By Epic Dope