Cuticle Detective Inaba Episode 1 – Let the Fur Fly [First Impressions]

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Summary:
The police encounter a counterfeiting problem that they can’t seem to solve, so they send out Kuniharu to ask the “police dog” Inaba to track down the culprit. Setting out from the detective agency with a straight-forward cat-lover boy, a furry detective, and cross-dresser with the single clue of white hair, they track down Valentino, who turns out to be a tiny goat. From there, they encounter the peculiar minions in the organization. Using his “cuticle power,” Inaba tries to take them down.


Impressions:
I don’t even know what hit me. There was so much going on in one episode, and for a comedy, it seems to take everything at breakneck speed. Inaba is the reluctant furry boy detective who has the power to transform into a furry bishonen- no surprises there. It turns out, he can get powers depending on what kind of hair he encounters, and in this episode, we see that black equates to “craftiness” and…well…a miasma of mass depression?!? There’s also the power of electricity, which should prove useful later, if Inaba doesn’t get lip-locked with a goat again. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

For the back story, it’s at a bare minimum, as Inaba quit the force to search for his brother. We could be chasing the brother forever at this rate, but you tend to forget that after a while. The crazy jokes, and the way that the detective gang and bad guys interact shows that even the cast don’t take this show seriously. Death never occurs to anyone, with plenty of people/goats taking gunshots to the head, and acting as if nothing happened.

As for why this power exists, Kuniharu touches on it a bit. Wolf-men (Doberman?) have been bred by spy agencies and police to solve crimes that befuddle them, and that is how Inaba came to be. As for where his brother went, I suspect he was kidnapped, or blackmailed by a spy agency, or went off in search for new hair, ahaha. I don’t understand why the references are both to dogs and wolves, even though they’re different things, so I hope that clears up in the later episodes.

As for the jokes…everything seems to be going for the shock factor. Although the jokes are very much like those in Yondemasu-yo, Azazel-san, they lack the real punch and laugh. The characters do unexpected things, but this does nothing to build their personality. While characters can do unexpected things for laughs, there should be consistency that matches their character type.

The music isn’t that special, but I’ll be looking forward to the opening in the next episode.

I mentioned furry boy detectives and cute guys, right? RIGHT? Automatic win. O_Od

Possibility of watching: High
Possibility of blogging: High

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6 thoughts on “Cuticle Detective Inaba Episode 1 – Let the Fur Fly [First Impressions]

  1. Random singing goat…is random xD

    Though tbh, the humour felt forced, as if they were trying too hard to cram in jokes and be funny – so I kinda sat through it with a straight face. And there’s nothing worse than an unfunny comedy. Oh well, the three-episode rule is absolute.

    1. It just felt like…they were trying to fill every possible quiet moment with a different action. And not even a funny one. But yes, I’ll give this one a chance. XD

  2. I haven’t even watched the episode yet, but just seeing the screencaps SCREAMS Yondemasu-yo, Azazel-san similarities.
    The question is whether this show will even be able to compete against Azazel-san.

    1. Especially with the detective’s appearance, right? I thought that too, but Azazel-san was actually really, really funny with great unique characters…this one is a little different.

  3. I personally don’t know what I just watched but this show is just too hilarious for me. I’ll watch this. Absolutely. XDDD

  4. I guess I’ll put in my two cents too? The only feeling I had watching this was the feeling that I was going to need a nap. People over-reacting and yelling at everything for 25-some minutes, non-stop and at top volume isn’t what I look for in comedy, so I didn’t find any of it to be funny. Like at all. I was exhausted just watching the first 15 minutes, so I can’t even imagine getting through three whole episodes (I have a feeling though, that since I’m not much of a “comedy” person, my reaction is probably out of the norm.)

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