Manga: Damekko Doubutsu
Originally a manga series by Noriko Kuwata, Damekko Doubutsu (literally "Useless Animals") is an anime series of 26 episodes, each only five minutes or so in duration. The series focuses on a timid wolf named Uruno, who stumbles into a forest one day on the brink of starvation. He soon encounters an aggressive, chain-smoking rabbit named Usahara, along with many other animals with no special talents who do not meet the expectations of how their species should behave.Needs Wiki Magic Love
Provides examples of:
- Acrophobic Bird: None of the birds or the pegasus is afraid to fly; however, Sakamata, a whale, cannot swim.
- Art Shift: Whenever Yunihiko shows up, expect this to happen. What the hell, happens all. The. Time. Good thing too.
- Bishōnen: All the males characters when not in Super-Deformed mode.
- Bolt of Divine Retribution"The Useless God's custom is not to bring Heaven's grace, but punishment from the heavens comes instantaneously."
- Camp: Kumakawa
- Cigarette of Anxiety: Usahara can be seen doing this when ever he gets really annoyed or very angry.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Peganosuke has sky-blue eyes and no pupils.
- Festival Episode: Episode 10
- Funny Animal: Everyone in the cast, though they appear to be people in animal suits.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Peganosuke
- Gag Series
- Goldfish Scooping Game: The Female Feline club run one at the Useless God's festival. Being catgirls, they end up catching and eating all the fish themselves.
- Grumpy Bear: Usahaa.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Usahaa
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: The result of Urno's singing in episode 3.
- Interspecies Romance: Uruno, a wolf, is in love with Chiiko, a cheetah.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Usahara does have moments where he isn't treating any males characters badly.
- Keet: Urno
- Light Is Not Good: Yunihiko
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Nobody lives up to their Animal Stereotypes.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Everyone in the forest. They even worship a God of Uselessness (that rock with a red "X" in the picture).
- Shrinking Violet: Kuranosuke
- Smoking Is Cool: Usahara seems to think so.
- Super-Deformed: The default art style, although occasionally a more realistic style is used for Art Shift moments.
- The Cutie: Chiiko
- The Pollyanna: Chiiko and Urno