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Cuticle... wait what?

2/5/2013 8:57:11 PM permalink

Ok, so I found this new anime Cuticle Tantei Inaba. So here's the starting story before we see any real action, there is a Dog/human thing named Inaba who was created to help the Japanese police.His breed is code named 'Secret Doberman' even though it is made clear that he is of lupine descent, but he has red hair and a brother with white hair (but hey, since when has genetics affected how anime artists draw their characters?). Inaba has left the police and started his own P.I. company and has two assistants, a blond cross dressing boy who tries in every way to be a girl (Yuta), and a more pessimistic dark haired (hair is the focus of the show to the point of insanity) teenage boy who does everything he can to be serious (Kei).

Officer Ogino, who used to be Inaba's partner before the dog-person left the force, comes to request his aid in solving a stange case. Inaba consents on the grounds that he gets to wash Ogino's hair when it's over. Yes, thats right, He gets to wash the man's hair, Inaba has a bit of a fetish with hair and can sniff out where someone is just by sniffing a single hair from their body. We have some history humor between Inaba and Ogino and find out that some counterfeiting oufit has come to Japan. The fake money is a perfect copy of yen bills, but for the goat face where the real face is supposed to be. This gives us our first clue as to who the bad guys are, inaba leads the group to an old fashioned house where we are greeted by the leader of the counterfeiters, a goat named Valentino. that's right a goat, and he seems to be gay as a man (Lorenzo) with a bag (the burlap kind no less) over his head has romantic fantasies and the goat himself says some things that allude to such a relationship.

That is basically the first episode, they police don't catch Valentino, Inaba and Kei get kidnapped by one of Valentino's assasins (Gabriella) and Ogino saves them, we are just introduced to the mains and left to wonder what it is we just watched. Thereis plenty of humor all around the episode, everything from puns (some in Japanese others in english) to historical absurdities (Lorenzo fires and loads an old matchlock musket and the like). Kei seems to be the only one who is sane, or at least not insane, with Ogino in a distant second.

I don't know if I will post more about Cuticle Tantei Inaba, but episode 1 was quite interesting.


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