Under the Dog

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Synonyms: UNDER THE DOG EPISODE 0
Japanese: UNDER THE DOG


Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2016
Producers: IRMA LA DOUCE
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kinema Citrus, Orange
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 38 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.251 (scored by 2200222,002 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #80382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2989
Members: 52,883
Favorites: 90

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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

The year is 2025. Five years have passed since the Tokyo Olympic Games were called off after deadly terrorist attacks. An international school run by the United Nations now stands in the former Olympic site on the edge of Tokyo Bay. Seven teenagers with special abilities, known as "Flowers," are among the students.

Their student identities are only a cover for their real identities as members of an intelligence organization run by the UN. Their objective is to assassinate other teenagers who have the same abilities. The Flowers have no choice but to complete their missions without fail. Their organization has taken their family members hostage to ensure this. For the Flowers, failure would mean death not only for themselves but also for their loved ones.

This is the story of their struggle against cruel fate, and of how it is human nature to find hope, however bleak the outlook.

(Source: Official site)

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Ogasawara, Muneki
Producer
Andou, Masahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koyanagi, Keigo
Script
Seto, Asami
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Ending Theme

"Shoujo-tachi no Melody (少女たちのメロディ)" by Asami Seto




Reviews

Aug 1, 2016
Wow Under The Dog was actually good, I'm impressed. I will say they did oversell it in kickstarter but hey thats how you sell a product and I'm not mad it is a solid 7/10.

Its more substance than style because I would say this is basically something a seasonal anime can accomplish with the animation. I guess its harder to sell a story that isn't otaku pandering. But hey who knows maybe they thought they could have done this independently. But seeing as this is with KC and Orange I'm glad they worked with a competent studio. The CG is your standard Orange quality CG. ...
Jul 18, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Before starting the review, I will not go in with too much details for each category, such as Story, Art, Sound & Characters. Instead, I will explain what this title did best and worst in a simple manner, knowing that this is an OVA with only 1 episode and a 38 minutes of runtime.

Now, let's begin

The 2016 Under the Dog anime was originally a crowdfunding kickstarter project funded by the fans who are willing to see what potential story the show could bring. The kickstarter campaign ended up being a success with more budget going in than the original goal. With that, Under ...
Aug 1, 2016
EXPLOSIONS. guns. EXPLOSIONS. tropes. EXPLOSIONS. unexplored characters and themes. EXPLOSIONS. Welcome to Michael Bay, the anime.

*explosions suddenly erupt in the background of this review*

Under the Dog is an aesthetically beautiful circlejerk of explosions and underdeveloped yet overtly heavy handed themes. Plainly put, this is a bad anime.

Story - 1/10. There is no cohesive story here. There is little to no narrative explanation to the premise, something that works very well in certain anime, but not in a 30 minute amalgam of explosions and blood. Without spoiling too much, Under the Dog tries to show you a heavy, dark story in the background of its ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Under the Dog Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
DerMond - Aug 1, 2016
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Several years later...in 2021
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Aug 10, 2021 6:49 AM
Future for this work
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Do you even OVA?
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