Kuzushiro’s Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san (犬神さんと猫山さん) is a very silly premise, charted out in a series of very silly 4-koma strips.
Inugami-san is very dog-like, but likes cats and Nekoyama-san is very cat-like, but likes dogs. They are made for each other and they might be perfect together but this is a comedy, not a drama. There is no destination to this journey. Dagwood will never quit his job, Nekoyama-san and Inugami-san will never be a “couple”. Like most comic strip characters, they are gags on the hoof. (Pun intended.)
Speaking of hooves, the menagarie is not complete until we mention mouse-like Nezu Mikine and cow-like Ushiwaka-san, who add to the Yuri yucks, the moe quotient and the ensuing wackiness. This zoo even has a keeper – Aki-san who, by being Inugami-san’s childhood friend, can’t escape the role.
If you’re familiar with Kuzushiro’s work from Kimi no Tamenara Shineru, nothing here will surprise you. The humor is mostly puns based around the character’s personalities and proclivities. Yuri in the series is madcap hijinks, some thinly veiled real lust and service. Which doesn’t mean that Ushiwaka and Nezu don’t belong together or Inugami and Nekoyama wouldn’t be perfect for one another. It’s just that that is completely beside the point. ^_^
Art – 7 Some strange inconsistencies and their heights – which are put under repeated scrutiny – seem to fluctate as the scene requires
Story – 6 There isn’t one, but that’s okay
Character – 6
FanService – 6 Mostly lustful fantasies
Yuri – 6 Mostly lustful fantasies
Overall – 6
As gag manga goes, this wasn’t too bad. I chuckled here and there, might have even laughed out loud once or twice.