a.k.a.: Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu, is a 2009 series created by ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' creator ShojiKawamori and produced by Creator/{{Satelight}}, [[{{Creator/TYO}} Hal Film Maker]] and Creator/JMAnimation. It is basically ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' with huge animal costume motifs and serious comedy.

[[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Kirumin3.jpg Three sisters]] transform into a catgirl, a bunny-girl (nope, not the sexy type), and a dog-girl. Cuteness ensues.

!!Provides examples of:
* BeachEpisode: Episode 45
* BigFancyHouse: Maybe not that big, but definitely fancy, as in [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Kirumin-01-08.58.jpg "Was the architect a little girl?"]]. [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Kirumin-02-04.26.jpg The school, too]].
* ButNotTooForeign: Hatori Kanon (the bat-girl) is from Eastern Europe, is [[PhenotypeStereotype blonde with green eyes]], but has a completely Japanese name, and speak perfect Japanese.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull
* CatGirl. And dog girl. And rabbit girl. And bat girl. And that's only after two episodes.
* CatsAreMean: Even when she turns into one, Riko has her fair share of incidents with them.
* CuteKitten
* ForeignLanguageTheme: opening and ending in Thai, by Neko Jump.
** RealSongThemeTune
* ForgotICouldntSwim
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Episode 30 at about 1:30. Does that remind something...?
* HoverBoard
* HowDoIShotWeb: while the initial transformations are simple enough, it takes a few episodes before the girls figure out how to transform completely.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Rimu, in the few instances where [[http://imgur.com/qXDxi her eyes can be seen]]
* LargeHam: While she's normally rather reserved, Kanon has her moments, such as her super villain persona.
* LyricalDissonance: 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.
* MagicalGirl
* MagicPants: Slightly averted. The girls are left without their clothes right after they un-transform, which float down from nowhere soon after.
* TheMindIsThePlaythingOfTheBody: 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.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Rimu and Tamao.
* ParentalAbandonment: Somehow. Mom leaves for a business trip at the beginning of the first episode; Dad is somewhat absent-minded (and absent).
* PettingZooPeople: pretty much the subject of the anime.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Hatori Kanon
* PuppyDogEyes: Nagisa pulls this on Ken when they need his help for something. Bonus points for being part puppy while she does it.
* SiblingYinYang: Riko the extrovert catgirl; Rimu the introvert rabbit-girl.
* TransformationSequence
* TransformationTrinket
* WrongGenreSavvy: THIS IS Kawamori were talking about. No one knew the creator of this show for girls pretty much invented the MacrossMissileMassacre [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross in]] [[Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne his]] [[Anime/MacrossFrontier previous]] [[Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna works]]. [[Anime/GenesisOfAquarion Which]] [[Anime/AquarionEvol is rather jarring]].