The story revolves around Nekoyama Suzu, a timid, shy tsundere girl who loves dogs, and Inugami Yachiyo, a super masochistic, air-headed, friendly girl who loves cats. One day, after a fateful meeting, the two find themselves attracted to each other. In response to Inugami's instinctive approaches, Nekoyama is always bashful. Their friend Aki has to work hard to make jabs at some of the situations of the two, and also to stop Inugami from going berserk.
I actually found myself enjoying this show a lot this season. Although plagued with the issues that face a short this show proved to be really enjoyable.
Because it's a short it's really hard for the story to really develop and due to the nature of the show with each episode as a stand alone it didn't seem to have much going for it.
Although nothing special the art was cute and managed to stay out of the "generic" feel. This let the show rest on it's characters which is where it really shines.
Again with the issue of shorts characters did not have a lot of time to develop but thats not to say that they didn't. The characters were all unique and I enjoyed the concept of each being attached to a different kind of animal. They all were interesting and fun.
The sound wasn't stand out fantastic however the ending's melody and lyrics were cute and catchy and fit the show well. I found myself listening to it a number of times and enjoying the wordplay and humor as well as the upbeat melody.
Enjoyment is something that is really subjective and I'm going to be biased here because I LOVE YURI. The light yuri in this was outstanding and although I was spoiled by last seasons Sakura Trick I still found it really cute and appreciative. I really enjoyed each episode with each one actually making me laugh. The best way to put it is they were just fun.
This may be because I rate high but I really enjoyed this show. It's unfortunate that shorts tend to get lower ratings because they don't have time to expand on their plot but I had a blast watching each episode of this. I really wish that it would come back for a full cour with full length episodes. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys light yuri or slice of life.read more
Now, I've been hearing a whole lot of people saying that anime shorts are becoming more and more popular in the anime industry, and this anime has finally led me to coincide this conclusion. Perhaps production costs to make 23 to 25 minute episodes for simplistic yon koma series like Yuyushiki just don't seem to make sense to the directors. Think about it--You can literally sum up this whole series in ONE episode if it were 24 minutes. So please think about that before writing off the series as terrible simply because the episodes are short. If you're looking for a heart warming series, you'll like this. read more
If you're looking for a lighthearted, goofy, and all over entertaining anime, look no further. Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is a about a girl who resembles a dog (and coincidentally loves cats) and a cat-like girl (who also-coincidentally-loves dogs). These two meet through a mutual friend, and thus begins our adventure. Each episode is about four minutes long, introducing a small conflict or setting, without getting into too much detail.
I can't tell if there is really an overall story. Sure, each episode tells a different little story, but there's no real purpose to it except to make you laugh and squee at the cute yuri moments. It's a little bit impractical considering somehow each character is named after an animal, but it's fun and enjoyable this way. Also, this school is a literal farm crawling with attractive, flaming lesbians (sign me up). The constant introduction of new characters can get a bit annoying after a while and complicate the main characters' relationship. I'll give it a 5.
Art is gorgeous and well animated. The characters are pretty and simple, just the style that's fitting for the story. The sound is very good. Voice acting is nice, the girls don't have annoying voices and the song at the end is worthy of singing along to each time. Art is a 9 and the sound is a 10.
The characters are pretty stereotypical to the animals they represent. Through this, we could easily connect to the characters. This category definitely earned some bonus points by utilizing this although they had so short of a time to introduce the characters. I feel as though the story should have focused more on our main pair rather than continually introduce characters that had no real effect on the story. Good job, I'll give the characters a 7.
I personally really enjoyed this anime. When you really analyze and rip it apart into these categories, yes, there are some mediocre points. But the purpose of the anime isn't to really make you think about all that. The purpose is to entertain with a good laugh, fun characters, cute relationships, and silly circumstances. It is a very good anime, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for these things. Overall: 8.
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is part of 2014's mass invasion of yuris, perhaps being the cheered champion of it. Each episode is three to four minutes long (+ opening & credits). The anime is about the a school were apparently only female students go and being homo is a given (you will never see a male in the show).Inugami is an airhead that acts and looks like a dog and nekoyama a cute loli that acts and looks like a cat. They also have a friend who plays the role of the straight man, whose name is... Eeeh... Unimportant.
The anime is filled with (uninspired) cat & dog jokes, and the love quarells of all the couples there. (to Nekoyama's credit she is cute & likeable, unlike the rest of the cast. By the way, almost all girls on the series follow the animal-inspired theme so if you find it lame... Well, sucks to be you.)
What I can't explain is how the anime always kept me coming back for more. Yes it's stupid most of the time, the jokes aren't good and the atmosphere is so lovely dovely that it makes me want to puke. But somehow it keeps me yearning for more. I guess nekoyama's loli levels are to blame for this, since I find scenes she's not in rather boring.
Overall if you're a fun of meru meru-level yuri I suggest it.read more
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