Dog & Scissors / Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou
Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Mystery, Reading, Dog, Scissors
First Aired: Summer 2013, 12 episodes
Summary: Kazuhito Harumi is a seemingly normal college student that is obsessed with reading. I mean, he LOVES reading. You put any type of print in a room and you had better believe that he’s reading it. He has a favorite book store where everybody knows his name. He’s up to date on all the latest issues and volumes in book series.
Unfortunately, he is killed in the middle of a robbery and comes back to life as a dachshund. Kazuhito then ends up with this mysterious woman that can understand his thoughts even though he is a dog. She uses scissors on Kazuhito to abuse him, hence the name, Dog & Scissors. This was a funny show, and a quick watch, with only 12 episodes. The way they incorporate the writing aspect into an anime style makes for a really good time.
You might enjoy this if: You are interested in a comedy that uses reading and writing as its main focus. The laughs are not off the wall, but the humor is definitely there. It is, in general, a light-hearted comedy.
You might not like it if: You are on the prowl for a drama or action-packed anime.
Note to the Viewer: It’s different because the main character is a dog that can only communicate with one person.