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Miwa's Dogs Action Manga to Be Animated (Updated)

posted on 2008-11-19 01:56 EST
Story set in future European city where four guns-for-hire ply their trade

The December issue (released on November 19) of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine has announced that Shirow Miwa's Dogs action manga will be animated. The story takes place in a future European city where a genetically altered albino gunman, a chain-smoking mercenary, a former assassin, and a katana-wielding orphan ply their deadly trades on the streets and below the surface. Miwa drew the original Dogs manga in Ultra Jump from 2000 to 2001, and then restarted the manga in the same magazine in 2005 under the name Dogs: Bullets & Carnage. Viz Media announced at Comic-Con International last July that it is translating the manga for release in North America next April.

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Update: One Dogs volume and three Dogs: Bullets & Carnage volumes have been compiled and published in Japan. According to the advertisement in Ultra Jump, the anime will retain most of the same cast that an earlier drama CD had:

Haine: Takahiro Sakurai
Badō: Akira Ishida
Naoto: Shizuka Itou
Mihai: Akio Ohtsuka
Nill: Mamiko Noto
Bishop: Toshihiko Seki
Kiri: Sayaka Ohara
Mimi: Ryoko Shiraishi
Ian: Koji Yusa
Milena: Kaya Matsutani
Domino Bortune: Tomomichi Nishimura
Male (Fuyumine): Rikiya Koyama
Melvin Scrooge: Kazuya Nakai
Magato: Takeshi Kusao
Giovanni: Shigeru Nakahara

Tatsuya Abe (Tona-Gura!) will direct off the script written by Kiyoko Yoshimura (Chocolate Underground, Linebarrels of Iron). Hiroyuki Kanbe, the monster designer in Chrono Crusade and Rosario + Vampire Capu2, will design the characters for the animators at David Production. Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Planetes, Linebarrels of Iron) will assist in the production.

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