Cuticle Detective Inaba
Volume 1
Genre Supernatural, Comedy, Detective
Written by Mochi
Published by Gangan Comics
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly GFantasy
Original run March 2008 - ongoing
Volumes 10
TV anime
Studio ZEXCS
Directed by Susumu Mitsunaka
Original run January 4 2013 - March 23, 2013
Episodes 12
Private eye "Hiroshi Inaba",
He is called "cuticle detective".
Cuticle Detective Inaba (キューティクル探偵因幡) is a supernatural, comedy detective manga series written and illustrated by Mochi. An anime adaption aired from January 5th, 2013 - March 23, 2013, and it had 12 episodes.


The story revolves around Hiroshi Inaba, a genetically altered part human and part wolf being. Inaba is also a private detective, who runs his angecy with the help his cross-dressing secretary, Yuta and his "mostly normal" teenaged assistant Kei. The plot mostly centers around the gang trying to arrest Don Valentino, a goat who literally eats money.


  • Hiroshi Inaba (因幡 洋) - Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe
    A genetically altered being made from the spliced genes of human and wolf, he is also a private detective. He gains information by examining and tasting people's hair. As a result from this, he has a hair fetish. Hiroshi can also transform into a more wolf-like form and can use special powers and attacks from whatever type or color of hair he eats. Formerly, he worked for the police before quitting to form his own detective agency.
  • Yūta Sasaki (佐々木 優太) - Voiced by: Asami Shimoda
    A cross-dressing young boy who serves as Inaba's secretary. He hates Ogino to the point of wanting hurting him.
  • Kei Nozaki (野崎 圭) - Voiced by: Miyu Irino
    A 16-year old teenaged boy who is also an assistant to Inaba. He is the "mostly normal" and the straight man out of the agency.
  • Kuniharu Ogino (荻野 邦治) - Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
    A top inspector with the police force. He was partnered with Inaba, back when he was with the police. He is still good friends with Inaba and usually seeks their assistance in several cases.
  • Don Valentino (ヴァレンティーノ) - Voiced by: Tōru Ōkawa
    The main antagonist. A goat who is known for being head of a mafia, making counterfeiting bills, while collecting real ones to eat.


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