Spring 2011 is one of the seasons of Anime series’ where I don’t have advance knowledge of a series before airtime. Except for the obvious original series here and there, Spring has several series I knew nothing about before their announcement, and Dog Days (hereby nickname D-Days) is one of them.
I’ll be honest front and center, this series immediately reminded me of the X-Games, a series of events covering extreme sports. You know, friendly, daring competition. And while D-Days started as serious as an online FPS Clan meeting, this series seems to not get any more serious than its words.
Our lead male is someone I have to nickname as “Kitchen Sink”, for several reasons, notwithstanding his not-so-common name (Cinque), and the fact that a Sink is one word that comes to mind. He’s a jumper, and while some FPS players of old know the truth behind that hack, his ability to jump like an Olympian athlete is what gets him into a portal to the Doggy Land. No one noticed the doggy running around town with a knife in its mouth?
As the Biscotti (now known as “Biscuit land”) empire is on the brink of defeat, our Princess Millhiore (nickname: Millimeter) spawned him to do battle in her arena. While I’m not sure if he can respawn, he thinks it’s a good idea to have some fun since it would be a waste. Hmm, a resourceful fellow, eh, it’s as if I said “Hmm, since I’m here in Libya while the Gaddafi’s lay some Arty all around me, I might as well fight back since it’ll be a waste” lol.
Anyways, the episode ends when our Hero makes his entrance. He… entered at the end. Har har.