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Cuticle Tantei Inaba


Alternative Titles

English: Cuticle Detective 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
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.391 (scored by 25,255 users)
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Ranked: #20892
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Popularity: #1335
Members: 69,579
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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


Staff

Mitsunaka, Susumu
Director
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramaki, Daisuke
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

Mar 23, 2013
amakki (All reviews)
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
Mar 3, 2014
post_human (All reviews)
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
Nov 26, 2014
greatyu (All reviews)
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
Mar 25, 2013
Hectotane (All reviews)
I don't like "gag anime." It's not that I don't have a sense of humor; I just don't have it for today's so-called comedy. People curse too much and think they're "funny." People hurt each other and it's called "slapstick comedy."

But Psycho-Pass is too serious and Inferno Cop is ripping off Marvel's Ghost Rider.

Detective Inaba is the type of comedy that takes no prisoners. A GOAT is the main baddie and nearly everyone is too slow to catch him. Said goat and his henchmen are also slow in certain ways and everybody ends up sabotaging each other.

However. The jokes are not heavily "Japanese jokes;" they're read more

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