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Dogs - Bullets & Carnage  
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Badou's in trouble again. He's found some of the "Lost Children," rare genetic experiments left from the past--but so has the mafia. It's up to Heine to bail him out, but the Stray Dog has his own problems now that the enigmatic Giovanni is back on the scene. Meanwhile, Naoto comes to the Underground searching for the killer who wields the same strange black sword as hers. And so their paths begin to converge in the dark and dangerous heart of the city...

Contains an extra story called Dogs: Hardcore Twins in vol. 2.


Related Series
Dogs (Prequel)

Associated Names
Dogs Bullets & Carnage
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
Dogs: Hardcore Twins

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Latest Release(s)
c.100-101 by TDX (1020d ago)
c.99 by TDX (1080d ago)
c.98 by TDX (1137d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (459 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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August 30th 2016, 10:57am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Ultra Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

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I just wanted to know... 2475 days, 13 hours, 54 minutes ago
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Does this manga deserve the Mature Tag? 2721 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes ago
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Great read if you're willing to put in the effort   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by showraniy
July 9th, 2012, 10:47pm
Looking through a few of the reviews, I'm a little surprised Dogs has so much negative feedback. Since I've been reading it for about five years at this point, I'll try my hand at a review to point out a few key things:

First: Dogs is not for everyone. Seriously. It tells its story the way it wants to and doesn't really give two craps about how much you can understand. Madness is a key aspect of the story with the main character suffering from fits of mania from time to time, and much of his dark past is given in glimpses of disturbing things he experiences during those fits. Fortunately, he's the only main character who experiences these, so all the other characters and plots are not as hard to follow at all. Unfortunately, a huge chunk of the story has to do with him and his dark past, so most of what you really need to know to understand the main story has a lot to do with his complicated, mania-inducing past. If you're thrown off by his fits, don't worry, you're supposed to be. But key plot points are often presented in pieces, and it's really the reader's job to put them together because Miwa does not do that for you. And his characters aren't spelling things out for anyone when they've pieced it together themselves, so don't expect to take the lazy route there either.

However, with that said comes the second point.

Second: Dogs is NOT inaccessible. It may jump around a lot, take whatever liberty it pleases with storytelling, and in general do whatever it wants, but anyone who cares even a little to try and understand should be perfectly able to do it. It doesn't spell the plot out for you, but it gives you all the tools to do it yourself. Whether or not a reader has to go back a few chapters before remembering that important plot point depends on the reader. The only reason I think I have to do that is because Dogs is a monthly release, and I'll often forget what was happening in the last chapter by the time a new one is released. Sometimes, I get busy and may not read a chapter for longer than that and that makes it worse. Heck, 80% of the time Miwa's opening an entirely new plot with characters we've never seen before, so it gets even more confusing. But anyone reading the story straight through with each chapter back to back should be totally fine. Even just having a better memory than readers like me will probably make all the difference there.

Point being that anyone just casually strolling through looking for an easy read will miss a lot of important things, hit a chapter that makes no sense, and have a huge What Is Going On moment, but anyone who takes the time and doesn't underestimate the details of this story should be able to understand and even enjoy it. It's got an array of really complex characters with complicated pasts, and it all comes down to it all being connected somehow with everyone figuring out just how. We're given entirely different stories, and it's all about watching every different thread come together to form a really complex, but remarkably tightly-woven storyline. It feels like a lot of planning went into Dogs and Miwa hasn't even revealed the tip of the iceberg yet, so thatís really half the fun.

At the end of the day, Dogs has a lot to offer if you're willing to put in the effort. I mean, I still read it after a rough day as a great way to chill out, so it's not a chore in any way, shape, or form, but if you're looking for brain-mush material, it's definitely not that either. You either rise to meet his manga or fall off to the wayside, but Miwa doesnít go out of his way to help you. He just does what he does and you either latch onto it or you donít. I recommend it to anyone who likes a manga that has a little more to offer though because, for those who do latch on, itís a great read all the way through.

... Last updated on July 9th, 2012, 10:51pm
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Terrific Work, contrary to the reviews below   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Elice
April 6th, 2009, 8:46pm
This series is terrific. The reviews below have been pretty bad, but I suggest that you try it out for yourself before taking their word for it. It is true that this series is 'lacking in detail'. But it isn't distracting. Miwa Shirow doesn't draw in the individual cracks on each individual brick. The backgrounds aren't epic landscapes full of billowing trees or majestic skyscrapers, either. However, the art style is very refined and tastefully subtle.

As for the storyline being "random" or "confusing"? Yeah, the story isn't this straight line from A to B to C to D. Instead, it introduces some of the characters first by introducing their perspectives. Then, it goes into the main central arc. Every "random" event ties together for a more wholesome understanding. There is a reason why the genre is labeled mature. I'm not trying to completely throw down what the poorer reviewers have said; instead, I'm simply trying to say that there is a reason why this series has scored so well on the ratings.
Try it out. I was put off by the title itself. But after the first 5 chapters I was hooked, and this has quickly become my favorite title right now. :]

... Last updated on April 6th, 2009, 8:48pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by daniyagami
December 11th, 2009, 8:06pm
This manga is simply amazing, I don't understand why some people are complaining so much. The plot is very interesting, maybe is not easy to follow because is complex and intelligent, the art is breathtaking, exquisite and with its own style, the diagramation is different and interesting. I strongly recommend the whole series, you won't be disappointed.
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I love this manga   
Rating: N/A
by Warped Curiosity
March 20th, 2011, 9:34pm
I love this manga. It's exciting, keeps my interest, and I like the characters. I don't really do reviews, so I will just leave it at that. I have to say though, I'm surprised that many people on here are criticizing the artwork. I think the art is very unique and neat to look at... Sure, there may not be as many details, but that doesn't bother me. I like the style.
Every one is different though. If you haven't read it already, at least give it a try.
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i love this   
Rating: N/A
by midnightxrain13
July 26th, 2009, 2:56am
Okay so I understand that this manga is not horribly popular. In my opinion the artwork is amazing and Miwa Shirow is a really talented mangaka. Its the only seinen or mature manga that is interesting to me. despite the reviews below I think that the story does a good job of explaining the pasts of the main four characters, and the lack of detail can be annoying but its just to good of a story to quit because of that. Honestly I think the artwork is really good and reminds me of the art in D. Gray man.
Sometimes I feel that the mangaka is rushed because they seem to like to pay attention to detail, this is Miwa Shirow's first manga and the pictures that you can see that he tried in are absolutly stunning.
Its not all bullets and carnage either, there are definent moments of comedy. Nill is probably the cutest anime girl ever, and Haine and Naoto's relationship is so funny. Plus Badou is just overall a clutsy and amusing guy lol and the situations he gets himself into... I personally wish that this were a lot more popular. Its a whole lot more interesting than Naruto or Bleach(not that I dont like those) At first I was afraid to read it(afraid of the gore and such) but I forced myself too and it is now my current obsession. Maybe they should hire more artists because it would probably make Shirow Miwa's job a whole lot easier. Overall a nine/ten due to excellent character designs, interesting plot, a balance between dark action and humor. I love this and recommend it to anyone who loves a good manga series <3

... Last updated on July 26th, 2009, 2:57am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by faraway
June 7th, 2007, 10:18pm
Goriness: 5/10 - blood, heavily stylized
Nudity: 5/10 - toplessness, should be fine for a mature enough audience
themes: 5/10 - only gets this rating because of the s&m scene/joke and some prostitution ring hints. ;)
i absolutely love this manga. the characters are so likable and great it's hard not to get drawn in. The comedy is hilarious and reminds me of black lagoon (the hollywood references are the best!). Yes, it is a little confusing, but if you read it carefully, it's really enjoyable. this manga also has some of the best one liners ever XD I still can't forget the one where naoto meets haine and it's all dramatic and fluttery, then Haine turns to Badou.
"who's the chick?"
"No idea."
Probably the most anticlimatic romance seen i've read lol.
four line summary:
A funny dark gunslinger type manga in a post apocalyptic world with a host of charming and unforgettable characters. they all meet by pure coincidence and try and conquer their respective pasts down in the gang ridden underworld. along the way they encounter freaky twins, hitmen, a mobboss with interesting hobbies, and a freaky lady in pinstipes to name a new. and to top it all of, the person they're hunting down has six fingers!
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D:B & C   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by x91
June 20th, 2008, 8:48pm
I want to get a tattoo of that inukami design...

This series is great; nice, clean and detailed art, fantastic plot, great characters etc. It's just one of those series you'd find interesting no matter what type of genre you're into ( eg. the person below.. >.> ). Read the first volume (Dogs) and even the oneshots (which introduces the characters perfectly) to get an understanding of how the characters are related to one another and an insight into their past. Yes, it can be confusing at times, but hopefully it'll pan out more smoothly in future. If not, it's best to re-read, trust me, it helps.

Dark, funny, action-packed with awsome characters. A recommended series.
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One of my most favorite manga   
Rating: N/A
by sushi-master901
January 15th, 2012, 10:56pm
Despite all of the bad reviews Dogs: Bullets and Carnage receives, I can honestly say that this is really one of my top favorite manga. I've re-read the series six times already and I still can't get over how amazing it really is.

A lot of people say the art is bad and empty, but I think that the simplicity of it is what makes it so beautiful. The roughly drawn lines and empty white spaces really gives off a cold vibe, which perfectly fits for the story. Different plots call for different art styles, whether people think the art is bad, as long as it does the story justice, it works just fine (Beelzebub, or Gintama, for example, both have ugly art, but the art fits perfectly for their stories). The lack of extreme detail makes you focus on everything as a whole and the real beauty of the style is not the pretty people or backgrounds, but the strong expressions on their faces and their body language.

The main problem Dogs has is the massive amount of dialogue, and my best guess is that most of the people saying that the story line is bad is because they skimmed over all the dialogue without reading it word for word. Reading it the first time through, I certainly was confused by the story, but after reading it again and again, I realized that I missed a lot of things because I unconsciously skipped over important dialogue.
One of the many beauties of the story is how everyone's fate seems to be so intertwined. All of them started out on separate paths, but eventually end up meeting together. The characters have depth and personality, all have their own problems to deal with and painful pasts. The story is not about all of the fights or experiments, but about coming into terms with the truth, searching for something to protect, and overcoming the burdens held within each characters' heart.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by N0X
July 13th, 2009, 10:22pm
I completely agree with "Elice" on this one. This is a seinen manga afterall, and with a solid plot and characters as this one has the least it should get is better than average.
And to that other reviewer; if you can't understand the plot, maybe it's because you're focusing too much on the lack of "background art"? Instead of it. Furthermore I don't think you should judge the art on this one too suddenly, like every other mangaka Miwa's work improves as it progresses and the detail of the characters and actions themselves are superb.

PS. Anyone heard anything about the release of OVAs 3-4 or a movie of some kind? I've heard many rumors and was wondering if anyone could give me any confirmation. I watched the first two OVAs, and highly recommend them. Even if you've read this manga or not. ^^

... Last updated on July 13th, 2009, 10:23pm
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great one   
Rating: N/A
by koenosaki
January 24th, 2006, 4:32am
based on the first volume, this could be a great manga (strange, because I don't like gun action manga)... in the beginning I was confused about the story, but now I know the first volume was made to introduce the main characters...

this is a must reading manga
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