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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 Fronaldo, where he is the hero. Now he has to learn to be one.

Dog Days is an Anime First series by Seven Arcs, better known for their work on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, that debuted in the spring of 2011.

Season 2 has been has been scheduled to air in July 2012.

Not to be confused with the Kane and Lynch sequel. Or with Dog Day Afternoon.

Tropes used in Dog Days (anime) include:
  • Abdicate the Throne: Leonmichelle originally planned on abdicating in favor of Gaul once he comes of age. However, due to a prophecy of Millefiore's death, she decided to stay a little longer on the throne and launch an attack on Biscotti. Should they win, she would finally step down and take the two sacred swords somewhere secluded and hope the prophesied date will pass without incident.
  • Accidental Pervert: Cinque.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Cinque's fulfillment of the pre-requisites for not permanently losing his memory.
  • All-Star Cast: Holy moley! See the Trivia section for more.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Leonmichelle, being Millefiore's childhood friend and loving big-sister figure, suddenly became this by the time Cinque is summoned.
  • Anime First
  • Anti-Villain: The Galette crowd in general, but particularly and especially Leonmichelle.
  • The Archer: Leonmichelle, Vert and Yukikaze.
  • Art Shift: During Yukikaze's hot spring flashbacks, Eclair's description of Brioche before the attack on Mion fortress; and the art style for the concert in episode 11 also looks different from the art style for the rest of the series.
  • An Axe to Grind: Leonmichelle's Weapon of Choice. Jaune's, too, though her axe is about as big as she is. While Godwin combines this with an Epic Flail.
  • Awesome but Impractical: Seal Cannons. They're great crowd-clearers, but they tire the user out afterwards, and more skilled opponents can deflect them with their shields and armor.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Eclair and Cinque, bordering on Battle Couple.
  • Badass Cape: Leonmichelle, Gaul and Cinque.
  • Badass Longcoat: Cinque.
  • Badass Normal: Even before arriving at Fronaldo Cinque was already an accomplished athlete, as well as an Iron Athletics champion who lifted weights and able to backflip from his second-story balcony.
    • Badass Abnormal: He ultimately turns to this once he starts learning magic.
  • Badass Princess: Leonmichelle. Just don't call her "Princess".
  • Bare Your Midriff: Leonmichelle.
  • Bathe Him And Bring Him To Me
  • Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: Vert's attack on Ricotta in episode 9.
  • Blade on a Stick: Roland and Gaul.
  • Bob Haircut: Eclair.
  • Braids of Action: Leonmichelle's bangs and Brioche.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Cinque is half-British, thus explaining his blond hair.
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Cats Are Mean: Subverted of course.
  • Cat Smile: Leonmichelle has this the entire time Millefiore is petting her in episode 12.
  • Cat Species: And dog species too.
    • And rabbit species and fox species. Maybe others, too?
    • Jaune is a tiger. Godwin is a leopard or a jaguar. Noir seems to be a black panther.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Episode 9 really hammers it in. Ultimately subverted when the show returns to its light-hearted mood on Episode 11.
  • Child Prodigy: Ricotta invented a machine that allows long-range communication when she was five years old. And it's being used all over the world.
  • Clothing Damage: In an intense event, it's bound to happen. Leonmichelle, ending up in beach-wear, takes it in stride. Not so much with Eclair, who ends with nothing but her panties.
    • Though it does seem to happen more to important characters than to nameless ones.
    • It may be part of the protection magic. Pretty girls who are hit hard (also Ricotta and Vert) lose their clothes. Everyone else turns into a furball.
  • Combat Commentator: In a sports event-style and their wars are presented like one too.
  • Cross-Popping Veins
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Genoise, as told by Eclair.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Ricotta sports this. Rizel as well, but we don't see this until the last episode.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Justified since they're are Cat and Dogs.
  • Cypher Language: Inscriptions, signs, and magical runes in Dogscript abound.
  • Cute Scientist: Ricotta.
  • Date Crepe: Cinque and Éclair don't help their "not on a date" deniability in episode 11 by having crepes.
  • Date Peepers: In episode 11, Cinque and Eclair weren't really on a date, but try telling that to Yukikaze and Ricotta.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Double-subverted—after a Cinque/Eclair combo blows off her outer clothing, Leonmichelle simply shrugs it off. Given the nature of the war games, this may have happened to her before. She still however surrenders, but not out of any embarrassment on her part.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?

Leonmichelle (to Cinque): "I'll invade you thoroughly next time!"