Press Release — Crunchyroll To Simulcast Cuticle Detective Inaba Anime This Winter

Posted on Jan 03 2013

San Francisco, CA (January 2, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the Cuticle Detective Inaba anime as part of its winter simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Friday starting on January 4, at 7:00pm Pacific Time for its premium members, and January 11 for free members. More information can be found on

Based on the original manga written and illustrated by Mochi, Cuticle Detective Inaba centers around Hiroshi Inaba, who is genetically engineered to be part wolf and part human. He runs his own private detective agency, along with his cross-dressing secretary Yuta Sasaki and teenage assistant Kei Nozaki. Their goal is to arrest their arch-nemesis, Don Valentino, a goat that literally eats money!

The cast features Junichi Suwabe as main character Hiroshi, Asami Shimoda as Yuta, and Miyu Irino as Kei. Toru Ohkawa, Roy Mustang of Fullmetal Alchemist fame, will be voicing the diabolical goat Don Valentino. The opening will be performed by Suwabe himself, titled “Haruka, Nichijou no Naka de,” and the ending is “Prima Stella”, sung by Ohkawa.

Cuticle Detective Inaba will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands & Scandinavia.

Episodes can be accessed from, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS3™, Xbox LIVE®, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, Samsung TV, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live, additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.

Crunchyroll premium members have access to a large selection of anime and drama, same-day access for simulcast titles, no advertisements and can stream in up to 1080p quality on select titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at:

About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global video network and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Xbox LIVE®, TV, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers over 20,000 episodes and 10,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to consumers.

Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). Officially launched in 2009, Crunchyroll is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO, digital publishing leader Bitway and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. More information can be found at

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