Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark
Dogs: Prelude
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Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark

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Synonyms: Dogs: Volume 0
Japanese: 狗-DOGS- Stray dogs howling in the dark
English: Dogs: Prelude
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to 2001
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Miwa, Shirow (Story & Art)


Score: 7.851 (scored by 85008,500 users)
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Ranked: #11082
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Popularity: #1009
Members: 18,710
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In a post apocalyptic world devoid of seasons, where man's "golden age of technology" ruined earth and caused science to run amok, there live four individuals looking for a door to the hell far below the surface. Through a series of coincidences, the ex-hitman-now-bartender Mihai, the deranged and psychopathic Haine, the vengeful yet kind Naoto, and the freelancer Badou meet one another.


Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark was published in English as Dogs: Prelude by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint on April 14, 2009.



Dec 3, 2008
Four wayward characters are brought together by chance and circumstance...the beginnings of the next grand epic or just a bunch of short stories?

STORY - This first volume of DOGS is difficult to judge storywise because it presents itself as a collection of loosely-related oneshots while still functioning as the foundations to a much larger story. There are four main protagonists, and the volume is split accordingly into four sections. The storytelling varies from section to section, with some seeped in flashback and others taking place entirely in the present. It's occasionally a little choppy, but generally things are pretty straightforward. The stories themselves aren't excitingly ...
Dec 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
It's odd looking back on the beginnings and how humble they were.

Dogs: Prelude, also known as Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark, is a collection of four one-shots written by Shirow Miwa, published between 2000 and 2001. Four years later it escalated into a full series named Dogs: Bullets and Carnage, even getting a drama CD alongside two OVAs. However, it never hit it big in terms of widespread success.

The work consists of four independent short stories, each belonging to one of the four "dogs" yet to be met by circumstance. They are simple yet engaging, laser-focused on the narrative and action. Each tale ...

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