"This is a tale of heroes and princesses, of ears and tails, of hopes and dreams!"
The Republic of Biscotti and the Kingdom of Galette
are at war
, a literal battle of cats and dogs
. Biscotti needs to tip the odds in their favor, and so they decide to summon a hero. That hero turns out to be 13-year-old Japanese-British middle-school student
Cinque Izumi. While trying to cut class and practice for an upcoming athletic meet, Cinque ends up somersaulting into a magic portal that takes him to the magical land of Flonyard, where he is the hero. Now he has to learn to be one.
Oh, and don't worry. It turns out that battles on Flonyard are completely nonlethal
. The worst that generally happens is a loss of clothing
, or getting turned into a cute little bouncing ball of fluff if you're actually wounded
. In fact, war to them is literally more of an intense sporting competition, something that a kid like Cinque excels at.Dog Days
is an Anime First
series by Seven Arcs
, better known for their work on the Lyrical Nanoha
series, which first debuted as part of the Spring 2011 Anime
The season was followed exactly a year later
by Dog Days' (Dash)
. Cinque returns to Flonyard, this time bringing Rebecca Anderson, his only contact to Earth throughout the first season, and Nanami Takatsuki, his cousin (who was summoned by Galette). A complication arises when the Duchy of Pastillage (squirrel-people, if you must know) decides to turn the Biscotti-Galette war games into a three-way tussle, taking Rebecca as their own Heroine.
A third season, Dog Days'' (Double Dash)
, is currently airing as part of the Winter 2015
lineup. Cinque, Nanami and Rebecca are called once again to participate in the war games, but these would have to wait when a freak thunderbolt that put the former two's trajectories off-course lands them in the great Dragon Forest beyond the three realms, where they learn from its horse-girl oracle Sharu of a concentration of demons threatening to destabilize Flonyard.
American viewers may legally watch the first two seasons on Crunchyroll.
Not to be confused with the Kane and Lynch
sequel. Or with Dog Day Afternoon
Tropes in Dog Days include: