Well, this episode didn’t surprise me which was bad. I expected more of the same comedy and lack of story, but I wanted more. We met a new character who is the mob doctor that quickly became friends with Yuuta. The two bonded over their desire to kill Ogi. Noah is only fourteen, but she is an accomplished scientist and the key to the Don’s success. However, Noah shows very little respect for the Don and will go as far as to openly defy him. Her character’s odd perversion when it comes to death and healthy, young bodies fits the style of the anime and Noah’s introduction was honestly the one thing that I liked in this episode. The two groups meet at a hot spring and call a truce while girl talk, pillow fights, and table tennis take place, but it was pretty bland. I say all of these things, but if the show is going to hold itself to being a sketch comedy series, then it isn’t half bad. The characters are ridiculous enough to keep your attention and the gags aren’t bad, but that isn’t enough to make a series great in my opinion.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I may sound critical of the show, but that is only because I expect more from it. I see the potential in this series to become something more than a little comic relief. I am not the biggest fan of sketch comedy, but I did really enjoy Arakawa Under the Bridge. The difference between Arakawa and Cuticle Detective I think is the fact that I found Arakawa’s gags to be better in all honesty. I can’t say that there will never be real plot progression in Cuticle Tantei Inaba because Arakawa took some days off in that regard as well, but I fear that this series is starting to get bland. I don’t like comparing series no matter how similar they are, but I felt like using Arakawa as an example could help to further my point. It is not that I don’t like Cuticle Tantei Inaba, but I want to see more from it.