Life can be hell sometimes and we all are been in a dark place in our life once in a while so If you’re suffering from exhaustion and life feels dark, dogs can help bring joy back into your life.
Combine their healing nature with fluid animation and that’s a recipe for emotional recovery.
So lets take a journey of puppy love with some of the very good anime dog from shows you remember and shows that you heckin need to watch.
11. Apo from Space Brothers
Apo, is Hibito’s pet anime dog (a pug) who loves hot dogs and is the BEST alarm clock in the world. He is named after the Apollo moon missions.
Apo looks like any other fawn pug, except he has a heart shaped dark spot just above his left front leg.
Apo shares a friendly relationship with everyone he meets, he is most attached to Hibito and Mutta. Mutta even called Apo his good luck charm.
Apo also on a few occasions, attracted Serika’s attention, which Mutta enjoyed.
10. Potato from Air
Potato has also been helpful in finding Kano when she goes into a daze and wanders around the town at night.
9. Tetsuya #2 from Kuroko no Basuke
Tetsuya #2 (テツヤ二号 Tetsuya Nigō anime dog) is Tetsuya Kuroko’s pet dog. He is taken care of by Kuroko and the Seirin team, and has become somewhat of the club’s mascot. Kuroko also calls him #2.
Tetsuya #2 acts like a typical anime dog. He pees everywhere and barks a lot. He also seems to be a very intelligent dog, able to read the mood of the Seirin team and bark when appropriate (i.e. when they score a basket).
He becomes attached to Kuroko instantly and constantly hangs around him. It is unknown whether or not it was intentional, but he also pooped on Kagami’s sneakers.
Later Kagami notices there’s a gash in his sneakers and if he kept practicing with it, he would have gotten hurt. This leads him to accept Tetsuya #2 as a result.
8. Roen from Dance with Devils
Long ago, Roen was part of a weak demon clan known as Cerberus. During this time, strong demons were terrorizing weaker demons for their own enjoyment. One day, Roen’s clan was attacked and everyone got killed, except Roen himself who was saved by Lord Maksis.
Because Roen was so grateful for being saved, he pledged to serve Maksis for the rest of his life. When Maksis was sealed by Mikukier, Roen was distraught. As Maksis was ‘dying’, he asked Roen to take care of what he left behind on Earth (Ritsuka).
However, Roen misunderstands this as Maksis wanting to get the Grimoire back to him. Afterwards, Roen served the Arlond Family in order to get the Grimoire
7. Kedama from Given
Kedama is a nine-month-old Pomeranian dog owned by Mafuyu Sato and lives with him at his home.
Kedama whether by weight or genetics, is quite rounded in appearance with small upright triangular ears. He has large blue eyes with a large nose on the end of a small snout. He is a white-colored pom with a small pink tongue.
6. Shiro-Kun from Hozuki no Reitetsu
Orginally, Shiro was Momotaro’s companion from japanese folklore, but now works in animal hell helping to punish deceased people who used to abuse animals in during their lives.
He was hired by Hoozuki when Momotarou went to Hell to fight oni, but was defeated. Both the ape, Kakisuke and the pheasant Rurio were also defeated, and they now work together in Animal Hell. He gets along well with Hozuki.
5. Tadakichi-san from Azumanga Daioh
Tadakichi-san (忠吉さん), also known as “Mr. Tadakichi“, is Chiyo’s pet dog. A mild-mannered and gentle Great Pyrenees, he is large enough for Chiyo to ride on his back and indulgent enough to allow her to.
Sakaki particularly likes him, because he allows her to pet him without biting her, something Kamineko has done at most. Chiyo describes him as a gentleman. Sakaki also daydreams about being able to ride Tadakichi as Chiyo does.
Chiyo takes him for a walk every evening and after Sakaki and Chiyo become friends, Sakaki often joins them. The fact that Pyrenees come from France is something Osaka has referred to more than once.
When Maya finds Sakaki after travelling all the way from Okinawa, Chiyo suggests that he should stay at her house until Sakaki gets her own apartment (since Sakaki’s mother is allergic).
Chiyo, along with her friends, was a bit worried about how well Maya and Tadakichi-san would get along, but for nothing, seeing as they respected one another.
When Chiyo moves to America after high school graduation, Tadakichi-san comes with her, staying at the house of some of the family’s friends.
4. Sadaharu from Gintama
Sadaharu (定春 Sadaharu) is a member and a pet of the Yorozuya, but is equivalent to being their mascot.
Kagura usually takes care of him, but Sakata Gintoki sometimes has to walk him, much to his dismay. He is also savior of the earth, preventing an invasion of alien cockroaches in Episode 29.
He is a quite large white-furred anime dog with a red collar. He has Black/Dark Gray eyes, he is about 170 cm (5′ 7″) tall when seated and weighs about 300 kg (661 lb).
Throughout the series, he is seen wearing various disguises and has been shown in different styles for gags.
3. Ein from Cowboy Bebop
Ein (アイン, Ain) is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi brought aboard the Bebop by Spike after a failed attempt to capture a bounty. He often shows heightened awareness of events going on around him.
Over the course of the series, Ein answers the telephone, steers a car, uses the SSW, plays shogi, operates the “Brain Dream” gaming device, and generally performs tasks that an average canine would not be able to accomplish.
While the televised series only briefly hints that Ein’s brain was somehow enhanced, the manga shows Ed accessing data stored in Ein’s brain via a virtual reality-type interface with which she has a conversation with a human proprietor.
Ein is able to “speak” to other species, as demonstrated in Session 17: “Mushroom Samba” (he speaks to a cow with a subtitled bark of “Thanks”, to which the cow has a subtitled moo back of “Oh, it’s no problem”).
Ein anime dog initially takes a shine to Jet, but when Ed joins the crew he comes around to her as well. He follows Ed when she leaves the crew.
2. Koromaru from Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth
Koromaru is an albino Shiba Inu. When he joined SEES, he was given a special Evoker for anime dogs, a metallic collar around his neck. He has a red armband on his front left leg, a miniature white t-shirt and very small angel-esque wings on his back.
In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, he continues to wear his customized Evoker collar and wings, but also wears the orange jacket that Ken wore during the events of Persona 3 instead of a white shirt.
His “TV glasses” are red goggles.
1. Makkachin from Yuri on Ice
Makkachin (Japanese: マッカチン, Makkachin) is Victor Nikiforov’s pet poodle and constant companion.
Makkachin has been Victor’s poodle for many years, even while Yuuri was still a child. Makkachin was the inspiration for Yuuri Katsuki to obtain Vicchan.
If you need a further prescription for joy, watch or rewatch these shows.
Or those other joy-inducing shows.