Subscribers to The Anime Network have some new that they can sink their teeth into this week with the arrival of the twelve episode series Dog & Scissors . The show is one that was licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America and they released it in subtitled-only DVD form at first. It apparently did well enough to get them to go back and re-release it on Blu-ray but also to create a dub for it, which is what we get here. You can read our review of the DVD release here .
Directed by Emily Neves, the cast includes Blake Shepard as Kazuhito Harumi, Jessica Calvello as Natsuno Kirihime, Joanne Bonasso as Suzuna, John Gremillion as Toji, Brittney Karbowski as Maxi Akizuki, Monica Rial as Yayoi Honda, Chris Hutchison as Afro Gomez, Julia Traber as Sumitani, John Swasey as Genji, Luci Christian as Sarai, Nancy Novotny as Sakura Honda, Carli Mosier as Sachi Moribe, Juliet Simmons as Madoka Harumi, David Wald as Munakata, John Swasey as Fumio Honda, Luci Christian as Hami, Leraldo Anzaldua as Macho, David Wald as Daimon and Emily Neves as Himehagi Momiji.
Plot concept: Harumi Kazuhito was the ultimate bookworm, spending days at a time with his head buried in his beloved books, and little could make him happier than perusing the pages of his favorite author, Kirihime Natsuno. Unfortunately, Harumi’s life goes to the dogs – literally – when he gets himself killed while trying to stop a robber!
Thanks to the power of a true bookworm, however, Harumi inexplicably finds himself reincarnated as a dog… which might not be so bad if dogs could read. Or if the woman who adopts him didn’t have twin predilections for playing with scissors and tormenting her new pet! But what truly makes this strange reincarnation the worst of all possible worlds is that she’s also his favorite author! The horror! Can Harumi find a way to live with this tantrum-throwing typist, or will her crazed clippings prove to be his undoing?