Kuitan, the Eating Detective, is a specialist with a huge appetite and appreciation for food. He has the nose of a perfumier, and tastebuds that Sherlock Holmes would envy. The series opens with a down and out detective agency (Holmes Detective Agency), scrounging desperately for cases in order to pay the bills. They receive a mysterious message, the owner of the detective agency is sending them a reinforcement. Enter Kuitan, cheerful and hungry. They soon find themselves on their first case butting heads with the local police. As the detective agency folks view from afar a sprawling dead body which the police are evaluating, Kuitan spots a half-eaten tray of sushi right next to the dead man. His co-workers look on in horror as he stealthily makes his way to the sushi, whips out his gold chopsticks 'Castor' and 'Pollux' with a flourish, and blissfully downs two pieces of sushi with ecstatic cries of 'OISHI-I-I!!' before the screaming police nab him. Of course, this action is soon revealed as his specialization, gourmet forensics. Narrowing down the suspects from the ingredients and so forth, he manages to point the police in the right direction. This is the start of a heartwarming relationship between the Holmes detectives and the police, who solve mystery after mystery, together with the help of a junior 'Kindaichi' wannabee and his cat Miyuki, who are soon inducted into Holmes. Fans of Jinnkama in Densha Otoko will enjoy Momo-chan in Kuitan, with her shouts of 'IGURASHI!!!!' Family-friendly series, nothing too graphic or awful - in fact kids may learn a new appreciation for eating their vegetables.
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