‘Doomsday With My Dog’ started out as a short webcomic that was posted to social media by creator Yū Isihara. Soon, it was picked up by Kadokawa Shoten and released as a manga starting in March 2018. It was picked up by the Japanese animation studio DLE for an original net anime (ONA) adaption directed by Sorosoro Tanigawa that is planned for later in 2022. Sentai Filmworks announced that they are bringing the show to North America and will stream it to HiDive.
They said on their website that, “it acquired exclusive rights to Doomsday with My Dog (Sekai no Owari ni Shiba Inu to), an animated web-comic that brings to life Yu Ishihara’s hilarious 4-koma manga series serialized by ComicWalker. Sentai will stream the animated comic shorts on its direct-to-consumer streaming service, HIDIVE, in Summer 2022.”
“The animated comic, which lends spirited voice-work to the always arresting manga panels fans know and love, is directed by Aoi Shimoyama (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka) with general supervision by Sorosoro Tanigawa (Taeko no Nichijou). The series stars Mutsumi Tamura (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) as Haru, the talking shiba inu, and Maaya Uchida (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) as Haru’s master, the last survivor of the human race,” they added.
They shared their excitement on social media:
Time to travel the road through the apocalypse with a girl and her dog! Sentai has acquired the "Doomsday with My Dog" animated comic.
Read more here: https://t.co/HdYqtyxzW3
— Sentai 💚 (@SentaiFilmworks) June 13, 2022
Sentai described the synopsis as follows,
“The sole surviving human and her canine companion, Haru, wander a desolate wasteland after the destruction of civilization, but this is no dark doomsday tale. Haru, a wise-beyond-his-years talking shiba inu, makes sure his master stays one step ahead of post-apocalyptic pessimism with his clever antics, hilarious observations and philosophical ponderings. She may be the last girl on earth, but with Haru at her side, the road through the apocalypse will never be boring!”
The series is known in Japan as ‘Sekai no Owari ni Shiba Inu to’ which roughly translates to ‘Roaming the Apocalypse With My Shiba Inu.’