Dog Days Review

Dog Days  29363l

Watched 2015

Type: TV
Completed Episodes: 13/13
Aired: Apr, 2011 to Jun, 2011
Producers: Aniplex, Seven Arcs, Good Smile Company
Dog Days is a original anime created by Masaki Tsuzuki. Who is also known for working on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Now, I love Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, but this did not inspired any similar kind of attachment. The first season was good. I really enjoyed the first season. It was quirky and fun. Sure the girls clothes occasionally came off, but it was in a comical way.

Season 2 on the other hand, turned these into lolicon type scenes Including within the first 2 episodes one of the most pornographic magical girl transformations I have ever seen. Tencale type stuff and all. Which considering this anime as a very children aimed feel to it and the fact the girl was meant to be able 13 was too much for me to really continue. So I am reviewing season 1. Because I did enjoy season 1.

Dog days is about a young athletic boy called Clique, who accidentally accepts a invitation to become the hero of a magical land full of animal hybrids. Clique is a easy going boy whose passion is gymnastics and is dog_days-08-shinkuoriginally planning to spent his holiday training for the next tournament. His family overseas for various reasons. Once he arrives at the kingdom, which is your standard fall of building into magic circle shindig, we met the pink haired, dog hybrid, Princess  Millhiore of the Biscotti Republic.  The well loved and respected Princess asks his help to defeat the cat-like Galette Lion Dominion.

Here is where this adog daysnime gets interesting and takes on a very childlike feel. No one dyes in wars in this world. Wars are more like athletic competitions which are used to decide issues between countries. There hasn’t been a real war in hundreds of years. When the soldiers get injured they turn into balls and are escorted of the battlefield to recover. Though this doesn’t happen to Clique because he is human so he needs to be more careful. As he is tolddog days 2 by Galette’s Gaul. Who, at this point, is the only other guy about Clique’s age.

This is also where the whole girls loosing their clothes comes into play. If the soldiers armour gets hit but not hard enough to hurt them, their armour disappears instead, leaving them nude. So lots of embarrassments and blushes from the female soldiers when they get defeated but not enough to turn them into animal balls.

The kingdom of Biscotti is a beautiful place. The art is pretty and full of bright colours. All adding to the childlike charm of it. The main theme of this anime is friendship. Particular between the two rival princesses who were once close but now are distance for reasons Millhoire is unsure off and great sadden by. The blooming relationship between Clique and Millhoire is adorable as they spend morning playing fribee and other games. They are adorable together and all the innocent feels let me get over the occasionally bit of random nakedness.

Then season 2 happened. Which involves Clique female cousin and female best friend, as if we needed more girls to this anime, coming along for their second adventure. As previously stated, Becky, the best friend get given one of the most awkward and uncomfortable transformation scenes I have seen, especially considering how innocent this anime is most of the time. I watched the first 4 episodes before giving up. It was just boring, basically the same as season 1 but with a new more characters and no developments other than the conclusion of season 1. Oh and now Clique has more girls trying to get his attention.

So season one gets a silver. It had a solid plot, with an entertaining storyline and cool characters. But what the hell happened to season 2?

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