Dog and Scissors is a highly original and overall surreal anime series. Kazuhito Harumi is the main male protagonist, and was a book-loving third year middle school student until he got killed by a robber gunman while protecting a young woman at a cafe. As a dog, Kazuhito is bought by a sadistic scissor-wielding woman named Kirihime Natsuno who tells him that she has the ability to read his thoughts. Soon, Kazuhito discovers that his new owner, Kirihime, is in fact Shinobu Akiyama - his favorite best-selling author, as well as the woman he risked his life to protect at the cafe.
Before turning into a dog, Kazuhito was polite and would get overly enthousiastic about books. Not being able to read a book after a week, Harumi is later adopted by a mysterious girl named Kirihime Natsuno, which Kazuhito later discovers as the costumer he protected during the robbery and the real name of Shinobu Akiyama. While under Kirihime's care, Kazuhito came to know of Kirihime's sadistic side and at the same time her positive traits, as well as being a martial artist. After contacting someone asking for Kazuhito's wallet and address, Kirihime, who along with Kazuhito heads to the latter's former apartment.
A girl with long black hair who has a passion for writing and best known as Akiyama Shinobu, she first met Kazuhito before he died while he protected her from a robber. Kirihime Natsuno is the main female protagonist, a best-selling author under the pen-name Shinobu Akiyama , and the owner of Kazuhito Harumi after he was reborn as a dachshund dog.
She first met him when they where sitting in a café.
After being teased of wearing a pet collar and scaring and ignoring passersby respectively, Kirihime and Kazuhito arrive at the latter's former apartment. Kirihime deduced that the man who killed Kazuhito is currently hiding at the latter's own apartment. The latter is proven true and consequently Kirihime and Kazuhito give chase to Kazuhito's killer until they reach a skyway where the killer reveals to have read all of Kirihime's books which lead him to become its fanatic. After a farce, the killer was on the verge of falling to his death where Kirihime tells Kazuhito to exact his revenge to his killer. However, Kazuhito pulls the man down - saving him, stating that he won't kill him since he is also a book lover and if otherwise would result only to tarnishing Kazuhito's way of ever reading again. Kirihime however, is against this as she felt guilty for being the reason of Kazuhito's death. As Kazuhito consoles Kirihime by telling her that he is aware of Kirihime's true self after reading her books, Kirihime breaks into tears. Afterwards, Kirihime began to harbor feelings for Kazuhito.
Waking up from a nightmare, Kazuhito meets Kirihime's masochistic editor, Suzuna Hiiragi, who tells Kirihime of a slasher currently on the loose. After tormenting Kazuhito for realizing him to be the reason for her writer's block, Kirihime learns more of the slasher incidents from Suzuna and decided to conduct an investigation regarding it, despite her sister's opposition. As Kirihime chases the pressumed slasher, Kazuhito gets caught in a trap.
No extras on the disc, but the fact that Madman has introduced us to this quirky series is good enough.