Wag your tails, everyone!
One of the first and fluffiest announcements of 2023 is undoubtedly the anime adaptation of the manga Dog Signal! Yay!🤩
Dog Signal is a josei manga about pets written and illustrated by Saya Miyauchi that began serialization in 2018. The anime is set to be released in the Fall of 2023.
According to the synopsis, in DOG SIGNAL, Miyu Samura, whom his ex-girlfriend forced to keep a dog, meets a talented trainer named Shinichiro Niwa. This encounter will change Miyu's life completely!
Sounds adorable, doesn’t it? Luckily, otakus don’t have to wait until October to see cute animals on screen!
We already have plenty of shows with wonderful pets ready to warm the coldest of hearts with their furry bodies, such as…
Pigs are said to be very smart, affectionate, and clean! Do you think Meliodas (Seven Deadly Sins) agrees?
Hawk was still a piglet when the Demon King kidnapped him to spy on Meliodas. After the two of them became friends, Hawk was in charge of cleaning up the food left by customers at the Boar Hat bar.
This talking pig cares a lot about his friends and is short-tempered and prideful, claiming he is very strong.
In fact, he’s just a baby! If he has to, he will come to the point of crying for his mother’s help!😍
What about this good big boy?
Bond Forger is the pet of the Forger Family and wouldn’t fit the family so perfectly if he didn’t have his own secrets too!
The poor dog was used for experiments and the result is that he gained the ability to foresee the future!
Despite being so big and strong, he’s such a gentleman! (...or should I say gentledog?😂)
Bond has a very kind and noble personality. He tries his best to help and protect the ones in need, even if he’s not one of the bravest when it comes to fighting.
He can be a little clumsy too, which only makes him cuter to me!
If dogs and their big fangs scare you, what about this magical, bunny-like being?
This bouncy fur ball accompanied Lucy, Marine, and Anne (Magic Knight Rayearth) in their adventures on planet Cephiro and can be spotted in other anime from CLAMP.
Before I reach the end of this list, let me mention the pets from one of my favorite animes ever! Luna, Artemis, and later, Diana are the cats that assist the Sailor Scouts in Sailor Moon!
Luna and Artemis were advisors of Queen Serenity in the Moon Kingdom until the Dark Kingdom attacked it.
After the tragic battle, they are instructed to go to Earth and find the princesses of Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and the Earth prince.
Diana, their daughter, comes from the future with Sailor Chibi Moon, Sailor Moon’s daughter, as her guardian and advisor.
Finally, the newest sensation: Pochita!
Pochita is the original Chainsaw Man. A fearful devil capable of destroying other devils and the fear they represented for good.
After escaping death, his gruesome body was reduced to that odd, but sweet, puppy form.
Eventually, he was found and saved by Denji, and the two of them formed one of the strongest man-dog bonds I’ve ever seen in a show!
Regardless of their background, appearance, or powers, these anime animals are sweet babies who deserve lots of love and cuddles, and if I could, I would take them with me and play with them all day long!
In your opinion, what is the best pet from anime ever? Is it on this list or would you include others?
I love it when otakus share their opinion with me, so you’re more than welcome to join my Otaku Community and be part of my growing otaku family!
And if you have pets, don’t forget to share photos of them too, so I can send them lots of virtual hugs! 😁
Images from IMDb