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Cuticle Tantei Inaba


Alternative Titles

English: Cuticle Detective Inaba
Synonyms: Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Japanese: キューティクル探偵因幡

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2013 to Mar 22, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Showgate
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.471 (scored by 18,284 users)
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Ranked: #16362
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Popularity: #1092
Members: 45,633
Favorites: 259
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

In a world where half-human, half-animal chimeras live and work alongside normal people, there are sure to be a few bad apples in the bunch. Unfortunately, half-human criminals means non-human clues that often leave the police stumped. That's where lone wolf detectives like Hiroshi Inaba come in. He's literally part wolf and has the amazing ability to extract critical information just by examining or tasting a sample of someone's hair! Of course, that ability has also resulted in Inaba having a little bit of a hair fetish, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for his two assistants. (Well, at least the cross-dressing one isn't complaining much.) And it's nothing compared to the strange tastes of Inaba's nemesis, the omnivorous (and half goat) crime boss Don Valentino, who has an appetite for green legal tender instead of tender young greens! Inaba's sworn to cut Valentino out of the criminal flock before the Don can wolf down more ill-gotten dough, but he's going to have to chew his way through a lot of evidence to get his goat. Can sheer dogged detective work put the baaaaad guys behind bars?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Inaba, Hiroshi
Inaba, Hiroshi
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Takamori, Natsumi
Japanese
Takamori, Natsumi
Valentino
Valentino
Main
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese
Ookawa, Tooru
Nozaki, Kei
Nozaki, Kei
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Sasaki, Yuuta
Sasaki, Yuuta
Main
Shimoda, Asami
Japanese
Shimoda, Asami

Staff

Mitsunaka, Susumu
Mitsunaka, Susumu
Director
Takahashi, Hideo
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Theme Song Performance
Ookawa, Tooru
Ookawa, Tooru
Theme Song Performance


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"Haruka, Nichijou no Naka de (遥か、日常の中で)" by Hiroshi Inaba (CV: Junichi Suwabe) (eps 2-12)

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"Prima Stella (プリマ・ステラ)" by Don Valentino (CV: Toru Okawa)



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Bowerbird
Feb 16, 2013
Yeah, it's a gag anime. A ridiculously cute, hyper, gag anime.

Some of the anime's good points include: a rapid-fire funny dialogue, a cast of oddball characters, a truly out-there plot, the occasional jab at some manga/anime conventions, a short-skit format that never lets it drag, cute overload in every episode, and a ton of fujoshi fanservice (or is it a parody of fujoshi fanservice? Who cares, it works either way!)

The art's very pretty when it's not chibified, and even the chibification's used to full effect to prop up the gags, so it all works out in the end.

The cast gives top-notch performances - I'd read more
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post_human
Mar 3, 2014
Does an anime have to make sense to be good? Or even have a general direction to be appreciated? And how far can a show really go through just plain humor and gags? Well, pretty far if you consider this gem of a show which neither did get the attention it deserves nor did it fool itself with that notion. Rather the creator and the artists just tried to give enjoyment to the select few viewers it is likely to get and achieved even a certain level of perfection in their approach. And having a cool villain or rather a cool mafia goat (not joking read more
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Shizucchi
Mar 23, 2013
If you're looking for a nonsense anime, here's your place.

Cuticle Tantei Inaba at first may looks like a ridiculous comedy, but there's a lot of action in there too, as the anime goes on. Ok, there's still the funny stuff, but the background of Hiroshi's life and family starts to get revealed and you may find the seriousness in some episodes awkward, but later all the chibi gags will be back. And it's exactly the balanceament of both styles that made the anime really nice to watch.

Just as I said above, the story is completely made of nonsense. The idea is so crazy that read more
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greatyu
Nov 26, 2014
This is what it looks like when Grell Sutcliff ever gets an anime to himself. From the looks of the cover it seriously looks like an anime which you should avoid(because of the goat)- but don't judge the cover because you'll be loosing a good gem to your anime list.

This story follows the Cuticle Detective: Hiroshi Inaba who is a artificial cloned Doberman that works for the police and a new threat arises when the goat: Don Valentino (master of a Mafia organization) makes his début in Japan.

Story: So to say this story was fast paced and the only genres that it satisfied read more
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