Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou ~ Review
“A strange story between a sadist author and a dog who loves books??”
Anime is known for giving us some of the most unique and interesting plots that you wouldn’t be able to see in any other entertainment medium. I’ve seen some pretty interesting and unique plots in anime in my life, but I must say, this anime is taking love stories and plots to the next level, in more ways than one!
Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou revolves Harumi Kazuhito, a high school book worm who gets killed by a robber in a restaurant he was reading at, saving a stranger in the process. When he awakes, he finds himself turned, or reincarnated, into a dog. He is later adopted by Natsuno Kirihime, who was the stranger he saved in the shooting, as is also the secret identity of his favourite author, Akiyama Shinobu. Not only is she his favourite author, but he also discovers she is a sadist who wields a pair of scissors. The anime revolves around the many strange and wonderful characters and daily life of the two.
While the plot and characters are unique and interesting, the anime fails to take the story any deeper.
The anime contains 12 episodes and ran during the Summer 2013 Anime Season (July 2013 – September 2013, ending today to the date of writing). The anime is based off a light novel series of the same name, written by Sarai Shunsuke. The series is animated by Gonzo Studios, who gave us many underrated anime series including Welcome to the N.H.K., Afro Samurai and Rosario + Vampire.
The anime contains some rather well-known voice actors and actresses, including Sakurai Takahiro who voices Harumi Kazuhito (and is also known as the voices of Sasori from Naruto Shippudden and Matsuyuki Atsumu from AnoHana), Inoue Marina who voices Natsuno Kirihime (and is also known as the voices of Mikazuki Yozora from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai and Armin from Attack on Titan) and Asumi Kana who voices Harumi Madoka (and is also known as the voices of Nyaruko from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san and Kosaka Chihiro from The World God Only Knows series).
Although the anime introduced many new characters, the anime failed to go in depth with all the characters back stories; main characters were treated as side characters and vice-versa. The anime had some comedy elements as well, but giving a dog a harem ending was a little bit of a stretch for me. However, the anime did end nice and clear and was entertaining to watch as a whole. If you want to watch something new and interesting, then this anime might be a good try for you.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 3/5 – Recommended
Final Score: 6.5/10