216th G-View: Inugami-san and Nekoyama-san

A show that many should have had longer episodes but the impact was still made and it was a big one. This is Inu-Neko, not to be confused with the manga Inuneko.

Inugami and Nekoyama

Alternative Title: Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Yuri

Number of episodes: 12, 3 1/2 minutes each + 1 OVA

G-Rating: 8/10

Plot Summary: Suzu Nekoyama is a timid, shy tsundere girl who loves dogs; her classmate Yachiyo Inugami is a super masochistic, air-headed, friendly girl who loves cats. One day, after a fateful meeting, the two find themselves attracted to each other. In response to Inugami’s instinctive approaches, Nekoyama is always bashful. Their friend Aki has to work hard to make jabs at some of the situations of the two, and also to stop Inugami from going berserk.

Inu-Neko is a short yuri show about a group of girls whose last names are related to animals. Aside from the dog and cat main duo there are other animals like a cow and a mouse.

Inugami shot downMuch of the show’s humor centers around four themes. Besides cute girls doing cute things, there are also jokes revolving around the girls’ animal surnames, Aki being the straight person (Both literally and figuratively) to the her friends’ wild antics and several lesbian sex jokes.

What Suzu thinks Aki teaches YachiyoThe yuri jokes can range from super steamy to plain oral erotica. This show has a hard time toning down the pace and fans would not have it any other way. It’s the rapid-fire yuri goodness that made it appealing to the nation in the first place.

Aki tries to save the day

Like the humor the animation style is pretty random, in a good way. The regular art style is already a visual treat but when the animators decide to go wild with their drawing utensils, THEY GO WILD!

The soundtrack is obviously small but the few tunes the show has are all delightful, especially the kickass main theme of the show. One of my personal favs of the year.

Four of the eight cast membersAs mentioned above one of the main comedic themes are jokes revolving around the girls’ animal surnames. To elaborate on that let’s take a look at Inugami and Nekoyama themselves.

Inugami-san is a dog girl in every sense of the word. She can be loyal but also easily distracted, she’s very affectionate with people she likes (Sometimes much to Nekoyama’s chagrin), her ponytail magically wags like a dog’s tail when happy and she licks more than kisses.

Nekoyama-san is a somewhat reserved cat girl who demands constant attention without showing it, her hair stands up when upset or shocked, is lazy, dislikes water and gets jealous easily.

Their most common trait are their undeniable love for one another and their short temper.

These are the two girls that are more like animals. There is a second pairing who are somewhat like their animal counterpart and a third pairing who have very little to do with their counterparts other than some gags revolving around fear fear for one girl and another girl who gets irritated whenever favorite stuff about her animal are mentioned.

Aki's -I don't care- faceAnd then there’s Aki.

As for the yuri…”chuckles”, do I REALLY need to go into detail about the yuri content? Watch the first episode. That’s all readers need to do to get an idea of what to expect.

Overall Inu-Neko was a short and sweet delight that the nation wishes it could have been longer. What we did get though was nothing short of glorious. There’s no story other than cute girls doing cute things and being gay for one another. Any yuri fan who isn’t an uptight mook should give this one a go. Shouldn’t take more than an hour to go through the whole thing.

About OG-Man

Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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25 Responses to 216th G-View: Inugami-san and Nekoyama-san

  1. SilverFox says:

    Nothing more to be said other than it was/is an awesome yuri short! The comedy is great and the girls are cute.

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  2. cirno9fan says:

    Even someone I know who isn’t really into yuri found this enjoyable. He’s not a very big fan of CGDCT either. A great short~

    Though I will forever lament a certain chapter not making it in T_T

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    • Overlord-G says:

      Good to know this show has that kind of power.

      Oh well. That means we’ll have to look it up in the manga instead. No biggie. If we’re lucky it could become a bonus episode.

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  3. RandomRedneck says:

    Shae the episodes weren’t a minute or two longer.

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  4. Wandering Wastrel says:

    I have mixed feelings. It started out great, but then seemed to almost just be repeating itself. I wanted even more explicit yuriness, I suppose. Or at least more use of catnip juice.

    Maybe Sakura Trick ruined me for future subtle yuri shows. But surely this was the show where we could expect lots of heavy petting.

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  5. ArcaJ says:

    You forgot to mention all the excellent S&M references. Great show all around. Just with it was longer. And more Nekoyama Nee-san.

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    • Overlord-G says:

      Those are part of the sex jokes but I suppose it is worth mentioning how masochistic Inugami is.

      More Nekoyama Nee-san would have been splendid. Also more cowbell.

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  6. Cheshire Cat says:

    I love this show. It might be a nonchalant and no plot anime at all, but it was so cute and funny :D. I hope they will release a sequel for this show, plus I want to see more of Monkey and Ghost-san couple ^^

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  7. x says:

    I enjoyed the show but I wish it was longer but go comedy make up for it.

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  8. Kai says:

    A pretty good yuri short. Inugami X Nekoyama is ftw.

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  9. yurimylove says:

    Nice plot summary and evaluation. I have surely enjoyed the rapid fire yuri goodness and could easily another season… or two…

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  10. nancy says:

    I love it,the manga has even more yuri,nyyaaa,still waiting for updates on it.

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