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Under the Dog


Alternative Titles

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

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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2016
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kinema Citrus, Orange
Source: Original
Duration: 38 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.561 (scored by 11,639 users)
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Ranked: #50832
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Popularity: #1646
Members: 29,831
Favorites: 59
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Kallenberg, Anthea
Kallenberg, Anthea
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami
Tougetsu, Hana
Tougetsu, Hana
Main
Ookubo, Rumi
Japanese
Ookubo, Rumi
Hyuuga, Sayuri
Hyuuga, Sayuri
Supporting
Takahashi, Haruka
Japanese
Takahashi, Haruka
Estella
Estella
Supporting
Oozora, Naomi
Japanese
Oozora, Naomi

Staff

Ando, Masahiro
Ando, Masahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koyanagi, Keigo
Koyanagi, Keigo
Script
Kozaki, Yuusuke
Kozaki, Yuusuke
Original Character Design
Ito, Hidetsugu
Ito, Hidetsugu
Key Animation


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KingKatsura
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. That said, its not really a bad anime, just an overwhelmingly mediocre one.

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 read more
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moodie
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. read more
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ernietinkle
Aug 1, 2016
Under the Dog was very disappointing for how much the creators hyped it up. It's only 28 minutes long with very little substance, so my review will be brief.

Story: What story? We are just thrust into the setting with no clarification on what year it is or how the world became this way. This might work in other anime, but there is almost nothing here that pulls you in enough to even care. There's a bunch of random terms thrown around like "flowers", "the light of humanity", "pandoralization" etc that are never explained.

Art: The art was decent. Definitely nothing to impressed about though, read more
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bread4breakfast
Aug 1, 2016
To preface this review, I did not contribute to the crowdfunding behind this OVA, nor have I heard very much about it prior to watching it.

Did it live up to the hype? Nah, probably not, but it was decent for what it was. What was it, you might ask? It was a gritty, action-packed twenty eight minute romp of an OVA. I can say that the voice acting was pretty on point, and I got really excited when characters who didn't hail from Japan actually spoke their native language properly rather than blurting out some half-assed Engrish. Character designs were pretty bland, and the color read more
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