Cuticle Tantei Inaba

Cuticle Detective Inaba

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: キューティクル探偵因幡
English: Cuticle Detective Inaba
German: Cuticle Detective Inaba
Spanish: Cuticle Detective Inada
French: Cuticle Detective Inaba
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2013 to Mar 22, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: DetectiveDetective, Gag HumorGag Humor, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.241 (scored by 3757637,576 users)
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Ranked: #30342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2004
Members: 106,548
Favorites: 424

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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)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Makoto
Producer, Script, Series Composition
Yamazaki, Fumiki


Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
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 ...
Mar 25, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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