Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Released Year : January 4, 2013 to March 22, 2013
No of Episodes : 12
Genre : Action,Comedy,Mystery,Shounen
Plot : 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)
Our Review : Yeah, it's a gag anime. A ridiculously cute, hyper, gag anime.
Some of the anime's good points include: a rapid-fire funny dialogue, a cast of oddball characters, a truly out-there plot, the occasional jab at some manga/anime conventions, a short-skit format that never lets it drag, cute overload in every episode, and a ton of fujoshi fanservice (or is it a parody of fujoshi fanservice? Who cares, it works either way!)
The art's very pretty when it's not chibified, and even the chibification's used to full effect to prop up the gags, so it all works out in the end.
The cast gives top-notch performances - I'd never had imagined Ookawa Tohru could be this outrageously funny, for one. He also performs the ED btw, which is the comedy gem cherry on top of the ridiculousness sundae of the show.
Of course, it might be a bit overwhelming and even seem nonsensical for people who prefer a more sedate or sober mode of storytelling. But if you're in the mood for something cute that doesn't take itself too seriously you should give this a shot. It delivers in spades.