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Gonzo Makes Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō Anime

posted on by Sarah Nelkin

Animation production studio Gonzo confirmed on its official blog on Friday that it is producing the upcoming anime Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō. It also revealed the first visual for the series, as well as announced that a promotional video for the series will be screened at its booth at the Tokyo International Anime Fair that will be held next week.

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.

Shunsuke 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 Jam Guru]

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