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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō Comedy Novels Get Anime

posted on 2013-01-18 09:20 EST
Shunsuke Sarai's story of boy resurrected as dachshund & sadistic girl with scissors

Advertising for the sixth volume of Shunsuke Sarai's Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō comedy light novel series has revealed this month that an anime adaptation has been green-lit.

The absurd mystery comedy centers around Kazuhito Harumi, a high school boy who is obsessed with reading books. One day, he is killed in the middle of a robbery — and resurrected as a dachshund dog. Unable to read in his new form, the hapless Kazuhito now belongs to Kirihime Natsuno, a sadistic novelist who uses scissors on Kazuhito to abuse him.

Sarai launched the novel series with illustrations by Tetsuhiro Nabeshima in 2011, and Enterbrain's Famitsu Bunko imprint will publish the sixth volume on January 30. Along with a short story volume, the novel series will have 300,000 copies in print.

The story earned an honor in the Entame Taishō awards' novel category. The story already inspired a drama CD last year, and Kamon Ooba launched a manga adaptation in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine last May.

[Via IEEE802.11]

Update: More information added from Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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