Cinque Izumi, Nanami Takatsuki, and Rebecca Anderson must once again embark on a journey to the continent of Flonyard and participate in the friendly war games of the three allied nations: Biscotti Republic, Galette, and Pastilage. Cinque is Biscotti’s hero, who also happens to be the cousin of Galette’s hero Nanami. Rebecca is Pastillage’s hero and a dear friend of Cinque.
Dog Days'' begins in the human world. Rebecca prepares her things for her journey back to Pastilage from Japan. Meanwhile, Cinque and Nanami set out to travel to Biscotti and Galette, respectively, all the way from England, when suddenly, a freakish streak of bad luck—in the form of lightning, of course—sends them off course. They soon find themselves in the great Dragon Forest, protected by a Dragon Priestess named Sharu. The Dragon Priestess informs them that demons threaten to invade the forest, as well as the whole continent of Flonyard!
It looks like a real war is about to begin in Dog Days''. Can these three heroes save the whole continent from these evil beings?
After literally years of waiting in eager anticipation, the third season of Dog Days is finally here!
Once again we have Cinque, Rebecca and Nanami returning to the amazing fantasy world of Flognarde in order to pick up their duties as the heroes of their respective kingdoms. I'm not going to go into detail to explain the setting however since this is the third season of a series and thus you're pretty much expected to know all about that at this point. Now the second season of Dog Days was criticized a bit due to how plotless it was, but this time the story kicks into high gear immediately from the very first episode as it takes on a slightly darker tone with a more serious and demonic plotline. However this quickly proves itself to be a bit misleading as the entire season does not look like this. You can roughly divide it into three parts, where the first few episodes cover a more serious story arc, the middle episodes are plotless, episodic and just plain fun, and the last few episodes once again consist of a second story arc. But as far as entertainment value goes, all of it is very enjoyable.
The simplest way to describe it would just be as "more of the same". Assuming that you've seen the first two seasons of the series (which you should have if you're reading this), then you should know pretty well what to expect, and I can only confirm that the third season follows essentially the same concept and atmosphere of a similar quality.
Something that did change a bit this time around though was the level of fanservice which the show had during one or two of its more light-hearted episodes in the middle. The amount of skin shown definitely reached a new record for the series, but it still didn't feel forced or out of place to me, even though I can't really say it was necessary either. This is not an ecchi anime after all.
The characters don't really develop very much (if at all) during the course of the show, which in a way might feel a bit disappointing but at the same time it's not really needed either. Dog Days has always been a series about pure and simple fun, nothing deep or thought-provoking. Hell the entire world of Flognarde itself is basically one big playground.
Speaking of which, I also have to mention that the world itself is simply astonishing to look at. Flognarde is and always has been one of the most beautiful settings I have ever seen in anime with its magical floating islands, majestic castles, impressive landmarks, dinosaurs and every kind of fantasy creature you can imagine. It really feels like a Disney film when you look at it.
All-in-all, the third season of Dog Days isn't really any different from the first two neither in script nor in execution. But as the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", and with that in mind there isn't really very much to complain about. It's an anime which is very easy to watch and which has a surprisingly high amount of entertainment value, and you can't really ask for much more than that in the end.read more
Dog Days Season 3: Nothing Really Exceptional Here...
In all honesty, the first season of Dog Days touched my heart. It told a very subtle, light-hearted, romantic tale with a basic plotline that really defined the value of simplicity. With the story being so brilliantly executed with minor flaws, I could easily consider it one of my favorite animes.
However, I've noticed that season 2 and 3 share a similar problem- the plot never gets anywhere. Everything just feels so bland, and from an analytic perspective, makes it feel very lacking. Both the characters and the story remain shallow, and development was minimal.
One good quality that all the seasons of Dog Days share is the music. In my opinion, I think the music was phenomenal. All the openings sounded great, and the OSTs themselves were a simply magnificent collection. From the fanfares to the marches, to what even sounds like ancient medieval church hymns, the music really did enhance the powerful feeling of love and chivalry.
Argh... Getting off track.
My point is that Dog Days season 3 still possesses the same kind of potential as season 1, but the problem is that we're getting a jumbled up, rushed series, with practically no plot. After 5 episodes, the only real positive thing I can say is that I'm happy to be revisiting the world of Flonyard. The setting is one of the strongest points of this show.
Well guys, thanks for your time in reading my REALLY sidetracked review! I hope this gives you a better perspective on what to expect from this anime. If not, I do sincerely apologize, but still, thank you for your time.read more
The three seasons of dog days are like a traffic light, starting at red, turning yellow and then giving us a green light saying 'go'.
Dog Days is a special show, I think everybody can say so, in many ways. Many times I asked myself what is this anime and what it tries to make, combining childish plot with pretty mature ecchi. "This Show doesn’t fit for anybody" I thought at the first season, but now I can say, it was the "Introdusing the characters stage".
When the 2nd show came out I was very surprised, since I couldn’t guess where can they take the plot any further.. This time I was wrong. The season introduced us new character and secrets of the world of biscotti, things that we couldn’t guess that can be there.
And there comes the 3rd season, that made me very happy! Dog days is that kind of series that only becomes better and better with the more seasons it gets. I don’t want to spoiler you, but this time it starter with a big shock, for all of us, learning that there can be evil powers in such an innocent and cute world.
This is a great show that can be very peaceful and hillarious at times ,but when it comes for action and battles (and they don’t forget them) it’s a party to your eyes! read more
---As of Episode 6 release---
Being someone who watched the past 2 seasons, I'd say so far, this season is quite a turn-off for me. As comparison, season 1 somehow left an impact on me, having a dramatic ending and all. Plus each episode is nice to watch. Season 2 is so-so, more like it was meant to be that way: no big conflicts whatsoever. Because of that, I was expecting something bigger for season 3.
However, it seems that the plot of this season has little to none connection with the past two seasons. Pointless stories each episode, more side characters suddenly popping out, more pointless fan service, no character development.
That aside, the art is very nice; the one thing I truly enjoyed. The VA, OP, and ED are good, but nothing noteworthy.
Now, I'm hoping that the next episodes will change my view of this season. To be updated after the season ends.read more