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Jan 08
2013

Cuticle Detective Inaba 01

Cuticle Detective, right from the start, is very loud, in-your-face, and completely ridiculous, opting to completely ignore subtlety in favor of relentlessly screaming joke after joke at you like an obnoxious classmate shaking you by the shoulders and demanding that you laugh. It has all of the potential to be really funny, but it’s just too damn annoying.

Don’t you make those teary uke eyes at me while I’m trying to be negative…!

  • While a lot of the jokes seemed to fall flat, there were a few that made me giggle a bit. Yuuta abandoning Kei to his fate with the gun woman and sealing the detective made me laugh, if only because cute people being assholes is always funny.
  • It seemed like the writers had a lot of good ideas, but the delivery just wasn’t working for me for most of them. Too much shouting and poor timing just kind of ruined a lot of what could have been pretty funny jokes. Like I mentioned before, it’s annoying. Instead of laughing, you find yourself wishing that everybody would just shut up and stop yelling about everything.
  • The episode lacked flow. The fast pacing made it so that the bad jokes seemed to zip on by, but, at the same time, so did the good ones. I appreciate the fact that Cuticle Detective, unlike a lot of comedies, doesn’t milk it’s best jokes out to the point where they aren’t funny anymore, but I think it needs to calm down just a little bit and give the audience some time to breathe.
  • At the very least though, it seems like the show intends to stay fun and lighthearted rather than trying to get too serious or deep. I mean, the main antagonist is a goat (which is actually funnier to me than 90% of the jokes.)

YUUTA щ(ಥДಥщ)

Should you watch this? Eh. Small dogs bark the loudest and crappy comedies scream the most. It’s hardly the worst comedy I’ve ever seen, but I can’t honestly recommend it either unless you’re kind of desperate for something to watch this season (which is understandable since this season is kind of a bust.) You probably wont find yourself laughing too much, but it’s not necessarily boring either or anything. Overall, I’d give it a 5.5/10, but I think it does have potential to get better.

Same, Kei is fucking kawaii.

The fangirls cry out as they prepare to ship everything.

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  • Tofu says:

    Being able to watch Hikasa Yoko voice a shotacon villain is probably the only thing that's saving this show for me XD But in all honesty, I feel the same way, the jokes aren't hilarious, they don't even make me laugh but it was somewhat enjoyable to an extent. Giving this show maybe one or two more episodes. If I don't find it funny then I'll drop it. Don't care if I onyl got 5 shows or less, as long as I got Chihayafuru Season 2 and Boku Tomo Season 2 and TAMAKO MARKET~!!! I'm happy ^^

    • Same, I'll probably give it a couple more episodes to see if it improves. It has all the right ingredients for a decent comedy, but it just doesn't seem to know how to cook them :I
      Thank god for Chihayafuru!
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  • yvoonmanga says:

    I was expecting a whole different take on the story, like a more serious uptake. I agree with that it was a bit ridiculous and I think it would have been better if it hadn't tried to force the jokes. At several occasions, i found myself trying not to facepalm at the bad humour but I guess that was also the enjoyable part (to an extent). haha

    Maybe follow for a few more episodes and see it goes. Don't think its gonna change much though…
    My recent post Winter Anime 2012/2013

  • Tofu says:

    With a goat as a villian, you expected a more serious take on the story? Sounds legit. :P

    • yvoonmanga says:

      what, n-no!

      Just with all recent detective shows, I was expecting more of the cool characters solving problems and puzzles, not depressing a whole episode with a frickin strand of hair and growing and chopping off hair in a matter of seconds…-_-

      It was just a weird start for me, maybe I'll warm up to it ;)
      My recent post Winter Anime 2012/2013

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