Saturday, November 12, 2011

Doggu Deizu [dog days]

Dog Days (ドッグデイズ Doggu Deizu?) is a 2011 Japanese fantasy anime television series created by Masaki Tsuzuki and produced by Seven Arcs andAniplex under the direction of Keizo Kusakawa. The series aired on Tokyo MX and other channels from April 2, 2011 to June 25, 2011. The story revolves around a boy named Cinque Izumi, who is summoned to an alternate world by Princess Millhiore in order to defend Millhiore's country from the neighboring kingdom of Galette.[1] A second anime season has been announced.[2]


Cinque Izumi is a cheerful and athletic half-Japanese, half-English boy who studies at Kinokawa International School

in Japan, and has a normal life everyday until he suddenly got summoned to the alternate world of Flonyard (フロニャルド Furonyarudo?). The people there look no different from humans, except for one thing; they have animal ears and tails. The one who summoned him is Millhiore, the dog-like Princess of the Biscotti Republic (ビスコッティ共和国?), who requested his assistance in their war against the forces of the feline-like Galette Lion Army (ガレット獅子団領 Garetto Shishi Gundan?).

After responding to Millhiore's plea, he receives a sacred weapon, the Palladion (パラディオン Paradion?), and is appointed as a Hero to fight for Biscotti in a war that unlike the ones in Earth, is waged with special rules and no casualties, in a fashion similar to a sports competition with the purpose to raise funds for the Kingdoms involved, where the winner faction claims a larger sum than the losing side. After winning his first battle for Biscotti, Cinque learns that when a hero is summoned into Flonyard he becomes unable to return to his homeworld, a fact that Millhiore also was unaware of.

The scientists of Biscotti promise to Cinque to find a way for him to return home in 16 days, the remaining time until his meeting with his friend Rebecca Anderson whom he promised to spend the last three days of his Spring Break with. Until then, he decides to keep serving Millhiore as Biscotti's hero.


The series, produced by Aniplex and Seven Arcs, is directed by Keizo Kusakawa, series composition by Masaki Tsuzuki, character designs by Osamu Sakata, music by I've Sound, Maiko Iuchi, Susumu Natsume and Yui Isshiki, and produced by the production company Project DD. The series aired from April 2, 2011 to June 25, 2011 on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, Chiba TV, TVK, TV Saitama and MBS, with subsequent runs on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting and BS11. Six DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes will be released by Aniplex between July 27, 2011 and December 21, 2011.[3]The series' opening theme is "Scarlet Knight" by Nana Mizuki, and the ending theme is "Presenter" by Yui Horie, both produced and composed by Elements Garden. A second anime season has been announced.[2]


A manga adaptation illustrated by Takuya Fujima began serialization in multiple magazines by Kadokawa Shoten. The first story was serialized in the April 2011 issue of Newtype; the second story was published in the May 2011 issue of Comptiq; the third story is scheduled to be serialized in Comp Ace.


No comments:

Post a Comment