Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Cuticle Detective Inaba
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Cuticle Tantei Inaba

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Japanese: キューティクル探偵因幡
English: Cuticle Detective Inaba
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 127
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 18, 2007 to Mar 18, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Gag Humor Gag Humor
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Mochi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.401 (scored by 490490 users)
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Ranked: #37682
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Popularity: #7051
Members: 2,662
Favorites: 41

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Volumes: /19
Chapters: /127


Private Detective Hiroshi Inaba is an artificially-created being, formed by splicing the genes of both a human and a wolf, who gains information by tasting and examining people's hair, and pretty much has a hair fetish. He can transform into a more wolf-like form, and also gain special powers and perform different attacks depending on the type or color of hair he eats. Formerly employed by the police and partnered with an officer, he now runs his own private detective agency with the help of his sadistic, cross-dressing secretary Yuuta (often mistaken for a girl), and Kei (a "relatively" normal teenager working part-time at the office.

Ogino, the officer formerly partnered with Hiroshi, also often helps out with cases. His arch-enemy is Don Valentino, an evil mastermind goat with a taste (literally) for money, and a variety of messed up but extremely devoted henchman, including gentleman samurai Laurence, who always wears a bag over his head. Most chapters are individual stories revolving around Hiroshi and his friends trying to arrest the Don, always failing miserably.


Cuticle Tantei Inaba is published digitally in English as Cuticle Detective Inaba by Crunchyroll.

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Inaba, Haruka
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Aug 10, 2017
After nearly two months of reading, I just ended Cuticle Tantei Inaba.
It took me so long because I wanted to read it forever.

The story is unbelievably funny (but not stupid), although not all the time - the main plot is really deep but "plot chapters" don't happen that often. But it's not annoying, waiting a bit for those "plot chapters" makes them only better to read.

CTI made me cry a lot of times, especially the latest volumes. After a few chapters I felt like I knew the characters. Every chapter has had "something" - sometimes it was a hilarious plot, sometimes a great mystery. But ...


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