Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou

Dog & Scissors

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Synonyms: InuHasa, Dog and Scissors
Japanese: 犬とハサミは使いよう
English: Dog & Scissors
German: Dog & Scissors
Spanish: Dog & Scissors: Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou
French: Dog & Scissors
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2013 to Sep 17, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.521 (scored by 7027070,270 users)
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Ranked: #68492
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Popularity: #1537
Members: 149,523
Favorites: 288

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A nonsense comical mystery. Harumi Kazuhito is a high school boy who loves books and is a fan of novelist Natsuno Kirihime. One day, he finds Kirihime writing at a cafe, about to be shot by a robber. He protects her from the attack but is killed instead. Through the supernatural power of a book-worm, he is reincarnated as a dachshund dog. Kazuhito (as a dog) writhes in a painful bookless life, when a sadistic woman carrying a pair of scissors offers him help. She is Kirihime herself.

(Source: Dog and Scissors Wiki)


Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Akihabara UDX, Tokyo on June 30, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on July 2, 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Yukio
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director
Ishiyama, Takaaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Wan Wan Wan Wan N_1!! (わんわんわんわんN_1!!)" by Inu Musume Club (犬っ娘クラブ)

Ending Theme

"Lemonade Scandal (レモネイドスキャンダル)" by Maxi Akizuki (CV: Yuu Serizawa)


Oct 30, 2013
A dog as a protagonist?! Is what my reaction was when I first saw Inu to Hasami. And it made me think of how would the story revolve around that dog. So I tried watching it.

I've never watched a series where an animal gets the main stage, so this will be the first one.

So the story revolves around Harumi Kazuhito, a bookworm. He's a die hard fan of Akiyama Shinobu's books. One day he got into a cafe which was about to be robbed by a guy who didn't make any sense later in the story. The robber took out his gun and pointed it ...
Sep 17, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Dear Japan:

It seems almost every season, there’s one of those shows from your country that plays on fetishes or a rather bizarre sequence in the anime world. This time, it involves a girl and its….dog. Then, it decides for some odd reason to add the concept of scissors to the mix because we know it’s one of the dangerous gadgets suitable for “punishment”. As for the punishment itself, the receiving end is none other than our dog of the series, Kazuhito Harumi.

Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo (also known as Dogs & Scissors) is an animated series based off the light novel of the same ...
Sep 26, 2013
Do you understand what is comedy? Do you really value it? I am very sure you don't, not until you watch Dogs and Scissors. It is a series that will make you appreciate jokes, more than ever, because its pathetic, dreadful, and fan-service accompanied "comedic" plot will make you appreciate the math joke that you thought was stupid.

The plot is can read the summary anywhere, so I am not going to detail that. But yes, this is an extreme story of books..where you either write or read or die. That was the opening sentence of the anime. Quite interesting right? Yeah, ...

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