Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

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Synonyms: DOGS, Dogs: Bullets and Carnage, Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark
Japanese: ドッグズ/バレッツ&カーネイジ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 19, 2009 to Jul 17, 2009
Producers: Atelier Musa, Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 15 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.331 (scored by 2761527,615 users)
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Ranked: #22672
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Popularity: #2302
Members: 57,448
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It is sometime in the future, where a certain European city extends far underground, even secret, dark levels that have the key to the past. Ex-assassin Mihai has returned and is living with Kiri, who now runs a restaurant. Sword-wielding Naoto, Haine (white hair), a mysterious product of genetic engineering and his sometime partner Badou (eyepatch).

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Motoyama, Satoshi
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Miwa, Shirow
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Ikeda, Shigemi
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Ishii, Kumi
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Sep 4, 2009
kiriska (All reviews)
This short, four-episode OAV corresponds to the DOGS prelude, Stray dogs howling in the dark (I have no idea why MAL has it labeled as BULLETS&CARNAGE, because that's not what this is), but while it captures the sequence of events well enough, it fails to communicate the oddly charming harshness and raw energy of the manga.

STORY - The story for the first volume of DOGS has always been a little loose and haphazard; each of the four sections focuses on a different character, and the lot of them are strung together almost forcibly as their individual stories don’t necessarily mesh meaningfully with the others around read more
Jul 26, 2011
Masserati_ (All reviews)
"Fuck up. Gentlemen"

First of all, let me point out I am a huge fan of the Dogs manga, originally I never intended to watch the OVA's because I had heard that they were a very disappointing adaptation of the manga. I decided to give them a watch because of the more recent chapters of Dogs: Bullets and Carnage that I had been reading and wondered how it would be if it was actually animated, so it was with some trepidation that I watched the OVA's.

Secondly, this is not an adaptation of Bullets and Carnage, so anyone coming here expecting to see that will just have read more
May 27, 2010
Okita-chan (All reviews)
In my personal opinion, one of the best seinen anime ever.
Though a short one, each of the 4 OVAs presents each of the main characters fully enough. Stories twist with each other, so that even in the episode about Mihai we meet Badou, who in his personal episode calls Haine, and then, for a few second, Naoto appears before we can learn her story.
As for the plot. You spend just an hour (and it never goes to waste) to watch all OVAs, but yet it may seem to you that there is much, much more. Of course, the story continues in manga, and the read more
Aug 25, 2009
GeneralCox (All reviews)
I haven’t read either of the manga series for this, so this review is purely from the 4 episodes OVA point of view. Warning contains minor story spoilers

Story (6/10)

The four 15 minute episodes which make up this OVA don’t have a common plot or story between them , more to say the OVA’s seem like they are introducing the main characters for a longer anime or OVA series which is yet to come. In saying that the stories do seem to be in chronological order, in the same city and it is set sometime in the future. The other main characters are also sometimes involved read more

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