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.
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.
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
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.
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is a yuri comedy anime based off of a four panel manga by Kuzushiro. In 2014 Seven, a studio I've never reviewed works of before, put out an anime adaptation. Made up of three minute episodes. Which, to be fair, is long enough for the jokes you find in a four panel manga. So, let's see if they use their format well. I'll be including the special in this review since the series is so short.
We open with a quick introduction to our main characters. Inugami Yachiyo has a lot of canine-like traits, as her name suggests, but she loves cats. Nekoyama Suzu
is the opposite. In keeping with her name, she has a lot of feline-like traits but she loves dogs. The two meet through a mutual friend and pretty much become instantly moist for one another. They go on to meet some other girls with animalistic traits and corresponding names and get into all kinds of shenanigans.
The biggest issue with the series is that some of Yachiyo's plans to get closer to Suzu are really uncool. Like when they go on that hot spring trip and Yachiyo keeps trying to grope her among other things. The other notable example is the catnip episode. In all fairness, she doesn't actually cross the line at any point but she comes close enough to make it a bit uncomfortable.
On the positive side of the spectrum, the humour does generally work well and the short episodes are handily utilised. The flirtations among the girls are quite charming. So, it is a pretty thoroughly enjoyable series. And it's very much a situation where you can't expect much more from it, given that it runs for around forty minutes total.
The characters are pretty simple comedic school girls. However, the series does a good job of giving its characters a mesh of animalistic traits and more human ones. Save for Aki, who's the more ordinary girl. Her job is to roll her eyes and be snarky about her friends and their shenanigans. And the characters, though simplistic, do have strong comedic interactions with plenty of potential for more. This series could be twenty six half hour episodes and have plenty to do with the cast.
The character designs are nicely done and their movements are well animated. There are also some nice backgrounds and object art. And that's pretty much to be expected since these are three minute episodes and you'd know Seven just didn't give a shit if they couldn't be bothered to put together good art for it.
Our main girls are voiced by Uesaka Sumire & Touyama Nao, both of whom are very good. We also get some strong performances from Ootsubo Yuka, Horino Sayaka, Yamazaki Erii and others. The music is quite nice as well.
There's a lot. Pretty much every girl, except Aki, has a blatant lesbian love interest. Suzu has Yachiyo. Mikine has Yukiji. Sora has Hibari. And it doesn't end that simply either. There's a lot of flirtation just among the characters in general. I'd suggest polyamory, but there's clearly some jealousy issues present that would make that untenable.
So, that's Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san. Ultimately, it holds up really damn well. For forty minutes, you aren't going to find a much better comedy and I really enjoyed that. If you want a quick comedy split into segments with heavy yuri elements, this is for you. I'll give it an 8/10. Next week, Made in Abyss.
On my mission to save humanity from a world full of betrayal, hate and despair I must continue my search for mankinds last hopes.
This time in the interrogation room:
# # # CASE : Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san # # #
It´s a very fast paced comedy show with a dozen of episodes, which are only 3-4 minutes long. It´s supposedly romantic aswell, but in reality all you see is a hyperactive and extrovert doglike mc jumping around like crazy whenever she meets a new girl.
Design wise I found the not so original idea of the animal theme still appealing and the character art
was beautiful too.
The female catlike mc Nekoyama is someone worth mentioning, she looks incredible cute. Mainly due to her hairstyle.
In the very first episode we have our main pair, one is catlike and loves dogs and the other vice versa, introduced to us. It looks like they fall in love from the start and things are getting a little lewd aswell, seemed promising was what I thought. What followed was unfortunately a disappointment. Our doglike mc´s loveinterests were everything that had boobs and two legs, the pacing was incredible fast, the jokes weren´t all that funny. So as a result: Even though you can watch the complete show in 30 minutes it became tiring for me.
I wanna add that the doglike mc Inugami reminded me off Kyouko from Yuru-Yuri, but in a bad way. Like a cheap, unoriginal rip off. Maybe it´s just my impression, but that´s how I see it.
All in all it´s a diverting sidedish at most that can be eaten for fast entertainment with not much to offer in terms of taste.
Could be worth watching...
...if you have an weird animal fetish
...if you saw a picture of Nekoyama and thought: „so cute!“
...If you seek a quick fix of cuteness and humor
...if you like yuri
...if you wanna watch something lighthearted
...if you like the pervy female dog like creature
Things you could dislike...
...the fast pace
...the short episodes
...the missing plot and developement that comes with it
...the pervy female dog like creature (← this is me)
...the feeling that it´s unoriginal and a ripoff from other shows
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is a series that deals with the Yuri genre, all while giving animal puns in the everyday lives of 8 characters.
The story revolves around the relationship two girls named Inugami-san and Nekoyama-san and their group of friends in their everyday lives. That's it. That's literally the plot. There wasn't anything noteworthy about the plot in every episode, considering they fall under generic settings for a slice-of-life series, like "a day at the pool", "a day at the summer festival", etcetera.
The art was decent, but I didn't like it so much. I can't put my finger on it, but
something int he art just didn't feel comfortable for me and it didn't really leave a good memory for me. One good thing though was that I saw the body proportions done well and not exaggerated.
The sound for the series was alright, although nothing memorable. I found the voice acting to be fairly nice and cute for my tastes.
I give my rating like this because I found the characters fairly bland and they kinda acted like the animal they represented. Inugami acts like a dog since she's outgoing and friendly (despite loving cats), while Nekoyama acts like a cat since she's shy and introverted (despite loving dogs). There's Nezu, who is like a mouse in the sense that she eats a lot of cheese and is nocturnal. Ushiwaka is like a cow, being very docile and has large breasts. Sarutobi is the class president who tends to displays traits of monkeys, even though she tries to hide it. Hibari is Sora's childhood friend, who is often absent due to her poor health. Finally, there is Tamaki, Nekoyama's older sister who dates several women and suffers constant hangovers. Note from all the characters I've just written that there is NOT A SINGLE MALE CHARACTER in this.
I can't say that I liked or disliked this series, but rather I had an indifference towards it. Some of the scenes made me feel nothing or slightly cringe at it, whether it be a yuri scene or just a silly scene. The puns were a bit cringy as well and many of the jokes weren't so funny to me.
This was really the first yuri series I've ever seen, and I think it was a bit "over praised" for what it really delivers. The only reason I would recommend this is if you're into yuri, especially if it's just a subtle romantic level. This is a series I just felt indifferent towards.
I love yuri. I love goofy slice-of-life anime. I like love. BAM! I got a great anime.
Now, if you want a dramatic or action-y yuri story then you might not like this. This is just slice-of-life fun with love. While you may find the cat-dog jokes to be annoying, I didn't so it might just be me. While objectively this anime would be more of a 6, I found it very cute and funny, combine that with my biases and you get an anime I would love, but others may not. If you like yuri and short and funny scenes, you're in luck!
You don't watch this anime, you survive through it. One of the worst and most inconsistent toned anime I have ever seen, and unless you're trying to get a quick addition to your anime list, don't ever watch this for fun, because I garuntee you won't have any.
I'm giving it a 7 because to be honest it had a lot of potential if it was done right, but no it decided to be cringy and boring instead.
Very inconsistent as well; sometimes a character's size changes randomly, the faces are usually cute at one moment and ugly as hell in another moment.
okay but too all over the place.
Just your usual cliched boring characters, sometimes they were unique-ish but usually very uninteresting.
As I said before, you have to survive this anime. It's usually very cringy and makes me super uncomfortable.
I tried to think of ways to increase this rating because I felt kinda bad about it but no, this anime sucks.
I honestly found this on a whim. Just one late night I saw a video on my recommendations on Youtube that had all 13 episodes on one video. It was just one of those moments where you ask yourself "how did I get here."
The story of Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san follows these two girls. One has characteristics of a dog but likes cat and the other has characteristics of cat but likes dogs It is basically a slice of life and yuri anime. Because of how it is structured with it being 3 minutes per episodes (rough estimate), everything goes by a bit quickly.
There are also times when the show makes innuendos so for those people who like that kind of thing, you can try this.
The art is fair. To be honest not a lot really stands out.
I happen to find some of the characters interesting. Like I found it interesting how each of the girls presented represents some sort of animal. However, some of the girls were kind of hard for me to figure out at first until. For instance the short girl with blue hair and pigtails (I honestly forgot her name), I didn't realize that she was portraying characteristics of a mouse. Then again it is kind of obvious but this could be because I was personally slow at realizing it. But the one that I could not really figure out was the girl with green hair (again, forgot her name). Was she supposed to be a ghost or like a slow animal or something? I have no idea. But the fact that each character was representative of some type of animal is interesting. And I have to say that they were portrayed pretty alright.
While watching this anime, there were moments when I did enjoy myself a bit but at the same time I was just thinking, "what in the world am I watching?" Mainly because I was watching this late at night on YouTube. (Yes I watched this on YouTube but does that mean I watch all my anime on Youtube.... NO) I don't know how I got to watch this show, it just happened.
I will have to admit though, that the ending song got stuck in my head for a bit. Especially the beginning and I happened to enjoy it.
If you want a slice of life and yuri anime, this one is alright. Not the greatest or worse but it was alright.
this review will probably be short but otherwise lets get into it
Story: the story is about Inugami and Suzu (Inugami being a cat lover and Suzu being a dog love even though there opposite from that) so pretty much really after learning that there's nothing really much to the anime just a bunch of stuff happened like going to a festival or having a swimming episode.
Art: the art is really good also the background aren't that bad either.
Sound: There is no Op in the anime but there is a Ed to the anime and it is actually really good as for the voices go
there pretty good as well.
Character: Inugami is a cat person even though she has doges and also is a pretty hyper and just everything like that she is a pretty nice and likeable person. Suzu is another female lead and she actually likes dogs even though she is a herself a cat person i would say she has a pretty chill personality but can also be wild at times as well. Aki is another lead and the last one ill cover she is pretty much the middle when it comes to Inugami and Suzu coming in between them to clam them down and what not she does have a pretty nice a normal personality.
Enjoyment: Things that i liked: i liked the comedy in this anime it was actually pretty good and also that it was pretty enjoyable of a watch and the characters we rent that bad. Things that i didn't like: maybe if the anime was actually like a 23-24 min episode anime probably would have gotten a better rating for me probably my on complaint.
Overall: this gets a 7 out of me even though the episodes are like super short it is worth a shot to watch the comedy is pretty decent and it is pretty enjoyable of a watch for sure also this does have a good number of yuri like moments so take that in mind.
I checked this anime out because I saw it in "Yuri anime list".
The show is completely average, and doesn't stand out in any of its aspects. Music, Art, Characters, story, comedy, yuri - every element can be described "it is alright. Could be better, could be worse". As a result, if you were looking for anything specific, there's almost certainly a better show.
Comedy? Why, you could check yuyushiki, azumanga or minami-ke.
Yuri? Why, you could check out Kasimasi, Strawberry Panic, Maria sama ga miteru and blue drop.
Story? You could try Azumanga, kannazuki no miko, etc.
Ecchi? (there's no ecchi in this anime) Why, there's Girl's Bravo, Asobi
ni iku yo, Sora no Otoshimono, To Love Ru, etc.
The list can go on.
The show isn't "bad", mind you, because I definitely saw worse anime than this. It is just has "faceless" and "unremarkable" feeling about it.
The good thing is, every episode runs for only 3 or 4 minutes, so you could finish the whole thing in less than a hour, so you won't lose much time if you decide to watch it.
But then again, you could just watch Plastic Nee-san instead.
The bottom lline is iti s a completely average show you could check out if you have a 40 minutes to kill. It isn't a bad show, but don't get your expectations high.
Looking for an enjoyment to entertain you while you're not in the good mood? Why don't you try this one, highly recommended from me (warning for yuri genre). The story centers around Inugami-san--the ponytail-blonde girl-and Nekoyama-san--the black short-haired girl. It takes place mostly at their school and filled with other characters, of course they are all females. Inugami-san loves cat and Nekoyama-san resembles a cat while Nekoyama-san loves dog and it resembles Inugami-san. This simple logic harmoniously growths the affection of each other. Don't imagine it's all about lovey-dovey scenes because the heart-warming interaction among them will make you laugh 'til death. It makes me
without a doubt gives the series 10 for story and enjoyment.
The artwork is not something special or damn superb, somehow an average or maybe few people even assume it below average. For me, the artwork, especially the colour, makes the series not good-looking enough. The colours polished roughly and lack of gradation. I even think the reason behind the lack of colouring aspect is the duration of the series. Since it's just short series--every episode shows around 3 mins-which turgid of colours is not needed. The artwork is around 7 in rate.
The characters are vary widely, from the sadistic-look like an iceberg, tsundere and innocent, aggresive-pervert type, frail but charming girl, the tiny body with huge ambition to be a loli leader, bold yet shy and so on! wwww~ moreover those are all girls omnomnom (๑′w‵ ૂ๑) So.. it will be 9.
The last about theme songs. Funny! Really describe the story of series. The title is Zettai♡Fukujū Sengen (絶対♡服従宣言?, Declaration of Absolute♡Submission) by Sumire Uesaka and Nao Tōyama. There is only ending theme--remember that it is short series, no opening theme here. Well I haven't heard full version of this song but the not full version itself but the whole series already entertained me, give 8.
Then after all of those aspects got summed, the mean is 8!
Yuri genre (it's still rare or should i say the number of yuri genres are less than yaoi series)
In fact artworks can be improved
All hail Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san series ₍˄·͈༝·͈˄₎◞ ̑̑ෆ⃛ chu!
I don't know what I expected from this show. I didn't expect it to be good. I didn't expect it to be bad. Because of this, I can say that I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this show.
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is a series of anime shorts that are focused on the two titular characters, Yachiyo Inugami and Suzu Nekoyama. There isn't really much in the way of a story, rather each episode of the show is self contained, with very limited continuity between them. The main focus of the show are the interactions between Inugami and Nekoyama. Inugami, despite having a
dog-like sirname, loves cats while Nekoyama, while having a cat-like surname, is fond of dogs. When the two meet, their dispositions match the animal of their sirnames, leading to Inugami and Nekoyama to become attracted to one another. There isn't really much in the way of romance here, as there really isn't' enough time to develop it. As such, the show uses yuri to a more comedic effect. Fan service also isn't amiss in this show, and if that's your thing then hey, even more reason to like this show.
As the show doesn't really have any continuity, nor is long enough to have a fleshed out story, it relies on its comedy and fan service to entice people into watching it. For me, I found the show to be funny, with its fan service complementing the overall absurd nature of the show. The show also lacks any tension or drama, so this is the perfect show to cleanse your palette or wash the salt away from a show you just watched.
The art style matches the overall nature of the show: Cutesy. The music of the show is also fairly good, but ultimately forgettable. Another disappointing aspect is its short length. I'm not really a fan of anime shorts, however its understandable as its adaptation was from a 4 panel manga that has only been released in 3 volumes.
Collectively, all of the parts of this show culminate to make an enjoyable, fun experience that will allow you to kill an hour or so. While disappointing in its length and story, it makes up for it in its comedy and interactions between the characters. The manga is stated to be still ongoing, and if for any reason they were to return to make a season 2, I would watch it and probably enjoy it immensely, as should you all.