I am seriously confused and disappointed right now. The first half of the episode continued the fight from the last episode, but things went in a direction that I was really hoping it wouldn’t. I hope you like comedy because that is what we got. Inaba ends up naked, transformed into a bug, and overly hair for most of the fight. I guess there was some interesting emotion displayed when Inaba risks his life to save Ogi from poison and Soumei gets thrown off by their bond, but I can’t take any of that seriously with all of the odd comedy that was thrown in there. Obviously Ogi doesn’t die because this is not that kind of anime. Well, it is tough for me to say that because this anime confuses me. Not in a “this is difficult to understand” kind of way, but an “I have no idea what you are trying to accomplish” kind of way. I mean, it could just be for the laughs, but I have a feeling that the series lacks in comedic quality. Honestly, that is a personal opinion because there really isn’t a standard for comedy and everything in this world will be judged by personal opinion, but when speaking as objectively as possible I just think that the show is lacking something. The second half of the show had some romantic comedy where Yataro gets thrown into a date with Noah. Yuuta and Noah obviously have odd feelings for one another and Yataro and Natsuki love each other, but Soumei needs Noah, so things get interesting. Honestly, the awkward date scenario with a bunch of onlookers is ridiculously overplayed and I feel as though I only enjoyed it for two reasons. The first being the fact that I was so disappointed by the first story that almost anything would have been a nice change of pace. The second is the fact that I am a big fan of romance. That is a personal opinion and it honestly was lacking in a lot of areas. This series confuses me.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I want to say that the show has progressed far enough for me to no longer have high hopes for it. The series can’t really recover in a way that would appease me and that is pretty unfortunate. Cuticle Tantei Inaba is the only anime that I am watching this season that isn’t at least entertaining for me. When I read the description of the series, I thought that it would be something that was very different from what it turned out to be. That isn’t a bad thing because I have been pleasantly surprised before, but not this time. I am honestly hoping for tolerable episode for the rest of the season.