Cuticle Detective Inaba: Complete Collection (2013) DVD Review

Cuticle Detective Inaba-The Complete Collection 2013

Director:  Susumu Mitsunaka (Haikyu!!)

Cuticle Detective Inaba is an anime series that began and finished airing in 2013. Sentai Filmworks has now officially released it in North America on DVD and Blu-ray April of 2014.

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, criminals that are only half-human means there are often non-human clues that leave the police stumped. That’s where lone wolf detective Hiroshi Inaba comes in. 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? 


Animation Studio: ZEXCS

The Characters

The Japanese Voice Cast

Junichi SuwabeHiroshi Inaba
Toru Ohkawa –Don Valentino
Kousuke Toriumi –Yuzuki Ogata
Miyu Irino –Kei Nozaki
Asami ShimodaYūta Sasaki
Ai Fukada –Stella
Asami Seto –Natsuki
Mitsuki SaigaHaruka Inaba

 Type of comedy in the series similar to: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Space Dandy, and Dog & Scissors

Cuticle Detective Inaba follows detective Hiroshi Inaba as he tries to pursue a criminal who happens to be a goat. He eats real money and the police are hoping to capture him once and for all but he is really sneaky.

Hiroshi and his partner Ogi and his assistants get close to finding Don Valentino the goat criminal but due to their numerous silly fumblings along their way they never accomplish their goal. Still it is fun and hilarious to see just how they go about things in solving crimes. It helps that many of the allied criminals alongside Don Valentino are pretty nutty. They are almost as nutty as Hiroshi and his friends.

The theme songs are suited nicely to the anime. The Opening Theme Song sung by Junichi Suwabe (Hiroshi Inaba) sounds in particular really wonderful. As for the Ending theme song it is sung by Toru Ohkawa (Don Valentino) which is incredibly sad yet cute. As for the voice acting all the characters do an amazing job to highlight how funny it can be and their performances make this series just beyond good. Voice actors and actresses that stand out are: Junichi Suwabe, Miyu Irino, Kousuke Toriumi, and Ai Fukada.

Only got the series on DVD just yesterday but had already seen about half the series as it aired. Actually decided on buying Cuticle Detective Inaba-The Complete Series since had some majorly extreme laugh out loud moments with this one. Cuticle Detective Inaba also has really good clean animation with cute character designs which only made me want to own it more. The DVDs themselves have really crisp and clear video quality. When first saw it online compared to the quality on the DVDs the DVDs far surpass it. If were to be asked if recommend this series: It would be an instant yes!

UPDATE: Finished the complete series May 11. 2014. My recommendation still stands. It is a really good comedy anime series. 

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

NOTE: Cuticle Detective Inaba: Complete Collection (2013) is subtitled only. It has no English dub.


Cuticle Detective Inaba DVD-$44.99

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