Anime: Animal Detectives Kiruminzoo
a.k.a.: Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu, is a 2009 series created by Super Dimension Fortress Macross creator Shoji Kawamori and produced by Satelight, Hal Film Maker and JM Animation. It is basically Sherlock Holmes with huge animal costume motifs and serious comedy.Three sisters◊ transform into a catgirl, a bunny-girl (nope, not the sexy type), and a dog-girl. Cuteness ensues.
Provides examples of:
- Beach Episode: Episode 45
- Big Fancy House: Maybe not that big, but definitely fancy, as in "Was the architect a little girl?"◊. The school, too◊.
- But Not Too Foreign: Hatori Kanon (the bat-girl) is from Eastern Europe, is blonde with green eyes, but has a completely Japanese name, and speak perfect Japanese.
- By the Power of Grayskull!
- Cat Girl. And dog girl. And rabbit girl. And bat girl. And that's only after two episodes.
- Cats Are Mean: Even when she turns into one, Riko has her fair share of incidents with them.
- Cute Kitten
- Foreign Language Theme: opening and ending in Thai, by Neko Jump.
- Forgot I Couldn't Swim
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Episode 30 at about 1:30. Does that remind something...?
- Hover Board
- How Do I Shot Web?: while the initial transformations are simple enough, it takes a few episodes before the girls figure out how to transform completely.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Rimu, in the few instances where her eyes can be seen
- Large Ham: While she's normally rather reserved, Kanon has her moments, such as her super villain persona.
- Lyrical Dissonance: If the subtitles are to be believed, the seemingly upbeat title theme is about someone despairing at a dream they had that supposedly signifies a lifetime of solitude.
- Magical Girl
- Magic Pants: Slightly averted. The girls are left without their clothes right after they un-transform, which float down from nowhere soon after.
- The Mind Is The Plaything Of The Body: Everyone has their moments, though Riko is the most noticeable, ranging from trying to eat Ken when he first turns into a mouse, to unintentional acts of catness even when she isn't transformed.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: Rimu and Tamao.
- Parental Abandonment: Somehow. Mom leaves for a business trip at the beginning of the first episode; Dad is somewhat absent-minded (and absent).
- Petting Zoo People: pretty much the subject of the anime.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Hatori Kanon
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Nagisa pulls this on Ken when they need his help for something. Bonus points for being part puppy while she does it.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Riko the extrovert catgirl; Rimu the introvert rabbit-girl.
- Transformation Sequence
- Transformation Trinket
- Wrong Genre Savvy: THIS IS Kawamori were talking about. No one knew the creator of this show for girls pretty much invented the Macross Missile Massacre in his previous works. Which is rather jarring.