Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs vol. 1
by Yukiya Sakuragi
VIZ Media, $9.99
Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs is probably the most charming comic about dog poo that you'll ever read.
When country girl Suguri moves to the big city with her mutt Lupin, she ends working in a pet shop after Lupin accidentally mates with the owner's breeding dog. Sheltered Suguri may be clueless about the real world, but she turns out to have a knack at dealing with dogs, and she's not afraid of dealing with their poo.
Creator Yukiya Sakuragi has a knack for creating likable characters and she draws fantastic dogs. I'm not really a dog person (though we had one when I was growing up), but even I was enchanted by the loving presentation of canines in Inubaka.
There's nothing really new in the basic plot of Inubaka, but it's done well and the dog angle really works. If you like dogs and/or good solid episodic manga, give Inubaka a shot.
Rating: 3.5 (of 5)