Dog & Scissors (Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou)
Dog & Scissors (Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou) is the tale of a world-famous author named Kirihime Natsuno, who adopts a dog that she torments with a pair of scissors!

Don’t worry, PETA.

The dog is actually the reincarnation of her biggest fan, Kazuhito Harumi. He unwittingly sacrifices himself to save the anonymous author during a robbery but he refuses to die when his life flashes before his eyes. It’s not his friends and family that keeps him clinging to life. It’s his obsession with books. In particular, Natsuno’s unfinished novel, Lust. He reaches out for the book and is transformed into a long-haired dachshund (wiener dog).

Dog & Scissors (Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo) - Kirihime Natsuno and Kazuhito Harumi anime figure
Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo – Kirihime Natsuno and Kazuhito Harumi anime figure

Although he’s unable to communicate in his dog form, Natsuono can inexplicably hear his thoughts, which frequently gets Harumi into trouble like when he rebuffs her advances by calling her flat-chested.

“I only get off on erotic books,” he explains. “I’m not interested in three-dimensional girls. Not that you’re very three-dimensional.”

Natsuono looks like she going to kill him but she changes her mind and then changes it back just as quickly. Her mood swings result in a variety of priceless expressions that are all the more humorous on a dog.

You can’t help but want to give this abused dog a better home and you might soon be able to. The ending credits show the female characters snuggling in bed with a Harumi toy that’s surely meant to promote an upcoming Harumi plush.

Until then, you can download a slightly less cuddly paper craft Harumi that includes his two most common facial expressions: dubiousness and fear!

Watch Dog & Scissors episode 1 online: