Woof Woof Story, subtitled I Told You To Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir! is a comedy isekai by Inumajin. It follows the new life of overworked salaryman Ryouta Okami, whose dying wish was to be reborn as a pet dog and lounge around eating treats all day. And since Heaven was running a promotional campaign that day, that's exactly what he got.
The goddess overseeing Ryouta's case- being more accustomed to the requests of gamers and would-be heroes- decided to add in a few 'perks'. Like a gigantic wolf body. And immortality. And a mouth laser.
Now Routa must struggle to keep the pretense that he is a normal dog, and with it, his luxurious life.
The series was localized by Yen Press in February 2019.
This series includes the following tropes:
- Animal Talk: Of the "all animals except humans can understand each other" type. Textually, the characters are just growling/meowing/squeaking at each other, sounds followed by brackets indicating their meaning.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Lenowyrm fights back against Zenobia and Routa because they have attacked her, stolen from her, and peed on her floor. (She was initially willing to forgive the last two.)
- Better Than Sex: Howling at a full moon, apparently.
- Canis Major: Routa just keeps growing. He's still a puppy by the end of the first book, yet his head alone is bigger than his child owner's entire body.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Fenwolf legend says that The Chosen One will have a silver pelt. Routa is only white-furred, but moonlight + his size + the shiny sausage fat left on his fur convinces the Fenwolves that he is the figure of legend anyway.
- Common Tongue: Lenowyrm tries speaking the language of "your people" to a human intruder, which was apparently in use...a thousand years ago. Linguistic drift over that time has rendered it complete gibberish.
- Cruel to Be Kind: Caving in the family pet's skull may seem harsh, but Zenobia is correct when she says 'domesticated' wolves are still dangerous. Routa is the fantasy, sapient version of a wolf, but that doesn't necessarily make him seem less threatening.
- Fantastic Racism: The Fen wolves want to genocide humanity- although, to be fair, less out of personal desire than their idea of Gaia's Vengeance. Once they get a taste of human-made sausages they back down pretty quickly.
- Flock of Wolves: One reason Routa's charade goes unnoticed is the fact that just about every animal around has magic or capabilities impossible in Real Life. It is a fantasy world, after all.
- Food Porn: A vast amount of the narrative is spent describing the generous meals laid out for and or his attempts (legal or not) to get more.
- I Was Named "My Name": Ryouta becomes Routa according to his new owners, which he lampshades as a "crazy coincidence". Aphrodite's powers probably had something to do with this.
- Meaningful Name: The Fen wolves are both wolves of the forest (an archaic word for which is 'fen') and wolves of Fenrir, an army he will lead to greatness upon his prophecied return.
- Morphic Resonance: The blue-scaled dragon Lenowyrm shapeshifts into a mouse so she can chat with Routa unobtrusively; her fur remains blue.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Nahura is basically a zombie cat reanimated to serve as a witch's familiar.
- Pædo Hunt: Not unjustified; Routa is attracted to his fourteen-year-old owner, and Zenobia threatens to kill him if he tries anything. Routa never intended to touch her in the first place, so it all works out.
- Samus Is a Girl: Not until she tells him does Routa realize that pack warleader Garo is a female.
- Selective Obliviousness: The Fen wolves remain blissfully unaware that their "chosen one" is a spoiled puppy who only cares about mooching off their hard work...though, the story being idealistic in tone, their loyalty is rewarded anyway.
- Shout-Out: Ryouta Okami is not that Okami, although he does resemble her.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Only Zenobia notices the obvious fact that Routa is a wolf, not a dog. Everyone else can't understand what she's talking about.
- Verbal Tic: Routa does not like barking, but he tries to replace his natural growls with barks so he sounds more doglike.
- What You Are in the Dark: The important thing about Routa's quest to obtain wyrmnil is that it's unnecessary. Mary will recover from the fever regardless- after a month of exhaustion and pain- and Routa knows this. He goes anyway.