Shiba Inuko-san

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Synonyms: Shibainuko-san
Japanese: しばいぬ子さん


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2012 to Sep 23, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:27 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Hotline
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy
Duration: 1 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.791 (scored by 27212,721 users)
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Ranked: #86022
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Popularity: #5032
Members: 8,394
Favorites: 12
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Chako Ishibashi is a normal middle schooler at a normal school having normal school days. However, there is one oddity in Chako's everyday life—the student sitting at the desk next to her, Shibainuko-san. What is it about her that Chako finds strange? The answer is simple: Shibainuko-san doesn't look like a human at all. Instead, she looks just like a Shiba Inu!

Polite, well-meaning, and with the mannerisms of both a dog and a human, Shibainuko-san is loved by all. However, Chako notices that her classmates seem oblivious to Shibainuko-san's physical appearance. Can a dog go to school and be a normal student?

Join Chako and her best friend Naho on bite-sized misadventures with their unusual classmate, who may or may not actually be a dog.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sasaki, Mikoi

Ishibashi, Chako

Suzuki, Misaki


Takahashi, Asuka


Morita, Natsumi


Kusunoki, Hiroko


Terakawa, Aimi


Saito, Fuko

Ishibashi, Yuuto

Marutsuka, Kana


Morishima, Shuuta


Sugimoto, Mikuru


Oomuro, Masakatsu
Sound Director
Sasaki, Mikoi
Theme Song Performance
Original Creator


Opening Theme

#1: "Shiba Inuko-san no Uta (しばいぬ子さんのうた)" by Shiba Inuko-san (eps 1-13)
#2: "Shiba Inu Ondo (しばいぬ音頭)" by Paprika feat. Shiba Inuko-san (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Shiba Inuko-san no Uta (しばいぬ子さんのうた)" by Chako & Naho (ep 26)

May 30, 2013
setvenx (All reviews)
Judging a series by the length of the episodes can be quite difficult to refuse but looking past that, Shiba Inuko-san is a very entertaining series of VERY SHORT episodes that involve 3 characters. With plenty of funny moments in this series under the major constraint of having only roughly 90 seconds of actual content.

Considering the fact that you are only spending at most 2 regular episode lengths watching this, you are getting the bang for your buck. If you want a few chuckles, Shiba Inuko-san is a good place to start.
Sep 26, 2020
yexlow (All reviews)
OP: 5.5
⭒ First opening was literally two/three fucking lines reread over and over again, but was catchy.
⭒ The lyrics make no sense.
⭒ Second opening sounded like some bullshit thrown together by someone in a basement.

Pacing: 3
⭒ The jokes cut off so weirdly, feels like they tried too hard to make each episode exactly 1m30s.
⭒ Opening takes up a-third of the episode.

Characters: 3
⭒ No fucking personalities except, “uwu i love shiba-senpai.”

Artstyle: 4
⭒ Bland ass character design.
⭒ Reminds me of hentai that's cheaply animated. (I even found hentai made for this show and the artstyle is better than the actual show)

Humor: 5
⭒ Had a few read more
May 1, 2020
leeparker (All reviews)
A quick and easy watch just for fun. Personally I would've preferred a whole series with an average run time, I think a lot could've been done with these characters. Without preference, it's a decent show and pretty cute, not much to complain about. A good distraction from what's happening in the real world but again, not that long of a distraction. The art style and animation is also done really well for having one minute episodes. I haven't seen too many shiba inus as sentient characters, and I did like shiba inuko-san as a character. Very cute and not much to her.
Jun 16, 2020
witchdaggah (All reviews)
Shiba Inuko-san delivers exactly what it promises: cute, innocuous shorts showing two high-school girls and a cute dog.

There's no story to speak of in such shorts; your enjoyment of it will boil down to whether the premise appeals to you. It's a slice-of-life style absurd comedy that delivers sweet, simple moments in each episode. It even squeezes in a tiny beach episode!

The three main characters are pretty average, likeable high school girls/canines, and they are never annoying.

I think it's impressive that they managed to squeeze in two different openings in a series that is literally only 26 minutes long content-wise! Both are average; the second read more

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