"Deka Wanko" is originally a manga by "Gokusen" creator Kozueko Morimoto. The comedic series revolves around a rookie detective named Ichiko Hanamori (played by Tabe), whose exceptional dog-like sense of smell is used to solve difficult cases, in addition to earning her the nickname of "Deka Wanko."
Cast & Credits
The story is simple. Rookie detective Wanko has a nose similar to a canine and together with the rest of section 13 solves cases. As an episodic series there is no major plot. Their was one subplot that ran until the last few episodes, but other than that no major plot. It is a charming comedy that will keep you laughing. The only problems I had with it is lack of mystery and the fact that this story is episodic. Don't get me wrong as a crime show it had interesting cases, but many of them were too predictable. As for it's episodic ways it's not that I hate those type of series, for crying out loud I love Spongebob, its just I'm not use to them.
The characters were amazing. Wanko(Tabe Mikako) is a funny heroine who fashion sense is cute. She leads the men case after case with her strange ways. The others characters were interesting as well and had something cool about them. The main thing I loved about the characters was there wasn't a character you hated, there wasn't a boring character, they all captured you with their charm. The actors did a great job on this show.
My favorite part of this show is the music. It is so catchy that I can overlook the same theme being played over and over again. The trumpet is fabulous matching it's detective theme. Overall, a great show that is underrated. I'd recommend any detective fan or comedy fan to watch it.