Ranked #372

Dogs: Bullets & Carnage (Manga)

Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

Alternative Titles

English: Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
Synonyms: Dogs: Bullets and Carnage, Dogs: Hardcore Twins, Dogs Hardcore Twins


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 18, 2005 to ?
Genres: Action, Drama, Seinen
Authors: Miwa, Shirow (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump


Score: 8.271 (scored by 6909 users)
Ranked: #3722
Popularity: #178
Members: 19,667
Favorites: 1,726
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.


Sometime in the future, somewhere in Europe, a city has many levels of underground, secret, dangerous levels that have answers to the past. Mihai is a retired assassin who has returned home to settle a vendetta and start a new life as a restaurant owner. Haine was genetically experimented on as a child, which led to him possesing dog like attributes. Badou is his clumsy chain smoking partner who becomes deranged when denied cigarettes. Naoto was orphaned as a child and has amnesia was trained to wield the sword. Their pasts are somehow connected to the secret underground and the organization that controls it.

(Source: ANN)

Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Dogs: Hardcore Twins


Dogs: Bullets & Carnage has been published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since August 11, 2009.

Related Manga


Nails, Badou
Nails, Badou
Rammsteiner, Haine
Rammsteiner, Haine
Fuyumine, Naoto
Fuyumine, Naoto
Mihaeroff, Mihai
Mihaeroff, Mihai
Rammsteiner, Giovanni
Rammsteiner, Giovanni

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Nov 21, 2009
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage is Japan's version to Frank Millers Sin City.

From riveting gunplay, the art of swords slashing, to the background stories of each lead character which intermingle with each other, Dogs: B&C is a manga which is eye candy to any fan who is into the action/seinen genre.

I had first come across this manga through watching Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark(an OVA which I highly recommend you see if you'd like further background to each character in the Dogs Universe and also a prequel to this manga). The OVA got me curious to reading this manga, and I'm glad read more
I found this review Helpful
Jul 21, 2010
"Living in a city filled with a diverse population, but only a select few know about its underground secrets, gun-blazing and blade action, deep backgrounds, and oh yeah battle crazy twin lolies."

One thing about this manga is the unique art style by Shirow Miwa and great action panels.

As I read along I got to know each of the main charectars history and figure why and how they came to be. So as a reader you can connect their relationships and their goals.

If you enjoy action, a bit of humor, and mystery. Read Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, also there is Dogs the one shot read more
I found this review Helpful
Feb 25, 2013
A solid seinen with a well gripping story that's also different from others. What more could I ever ask for, right?

Spoilers ahead!
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, a manga where the story seems so very simple. ...in actuality, when you get far enough, it can confuse you. That's how complex it can get and it's not loopholes or anything of that sort. It's the kind of story that confuses you and makes sense when things are revealed later. At first it's pretty linear, and then what's this? Plot twists? A lot of them? Secrets being revealed? Oh what are its readers to do. DBC follows Haine, a read more
I found this review Helpful
Jun 8, 2013
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

Do you have manga that you would call the best one you have read till now? I do.

Dogs :B&C created by Miwa Shirow is in my opinion something different than any other manga I have read until now. It is very climatic, dark, distinctive s-f series with its own unique style. It has absolutely extraordinary art. And I really mean it.

Story concentrates on 4 main characters: Haine, Naoto, Badou and Mihai. Every single one of them has inseparable connection with the place where the this history takes place- underground city where you can find various kinds of read more
I found this review Helpful


Manga: Black Lagoon
Both Black Lagoon and Dogs: Bullets & Carnage (and it's prequel, Dogs) have great action sequences, cutting edge art, and a cast of interesting and colorful characters. Both have characters that make a living out of shady, if not illegal work, and awesome gunslingin' action. In between all this gritty fighting, both series have time for refreshing humor. Although Dogs: Bullets & Carnage has more of a serious, gloomy overtone, I highly recommend it for anyone who likes Black Lagoon, and visa versa. Plus, both series have creepy, eerily cute, homicidal twins. Now who can resist that? 
reportRecommended by MelonSama
Manga: Gangsta.
Even though there are only a few chapters of Gangsta ist pretty similar. characters are similar. eyepatchys that smoke to much- there almost identical. 
reportRecommended by bowen_bratz
Manga: Deadman Wonderland
Both series are heavy on characters with dark/angsty backstories, blood and death, stylized violence, and general crazy-awesome badassery. They have a very similar feel to them. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Manga: Gunslinger Girl
Although the setting is an unnamed (and probably fictional) city, Dogs: Bullets & Carnage has a European atmosphere similar to Gunslinger Girl. Both titles have plenty of blades and bullets flying around but have considerable amounts of drama and character development give the readers a balanced diet of style AND substance. 
reportRecommended by Yuunagi
Manga: Togainu no Chi
I picked up Dogs Bullets and Carnage to replace the hole Togainu no Chi left when Tokyo Pop shut down. It was exactly what I needed. Lots of action going on, loveable characters, engaging plot. And of course plenty of mystery surrounding the main character and his strange abilities. Both are set in a sort of post-apocalyptic setting, include run down cities, mysterious organizations, human modifications. The main characters carry some similarities, but unlike Akira, Heine has a bit of a beserker button, which is something I love. xD 
reportRecommended by Mellmell
Manga: Lucky Dog 1 Blast
Similar art and a few similar character designs, as well as both including mafia and syndicates, and minimalist backgrounds. 
reportRecommended by noirgrimoir

Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for June 2015 Week 1: June 2nd - 8th Anime Releases 5 Centimeters per Second Expelled from Paradise DV...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Dogs: Bullets & Carnage Chapter 101 Discussion
Stark700 - Apr 3, 2015
1 replies by walk »»
Jul 20, 2015 3:16 PM
Is this the manga where.....?
Des - May 2, 2015
1 replies by PaintedFox »»
Jul 9, 2015 7:45 PM

External Links

MangaUpdates, Wikipedia