Bow Wow
Written byTerry Yamamoto
Published byShogakukan
MagazineBig Comic Superior
Original runJuly 15, 1992December 1, 1999
Anime television series
Heisei Inu Monogatari Bau (平成イヌ物語バウ)
Directed byTakeshi Kaga
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run October 14, 1993 September 22, 1994
Heisei Inu Monogatari Bow Pop'n Smash!!
PlatformSuper Famicom
ReleasedApril 28, 1994
Anime film
Heisei Inu Monogatari Bau: Genshi Inu Monogatari Bau (平成イヌ物語バウ 原始イヌ物語バウ)
Directed byTakeshi Kaga
StudioNippon Animation
ReleasedAugust 20, 1994
Runtime22 minutes
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Bow Wow (バウ) is a Japanese manga by Terry Yamamoto. The series ran in the seinen manga magazine Big Comic Superior and has been collected in 11 volumes. An animated adaptation entitled Heisei Inu Monogatari Bow (Modern Dog Tales Bow Wow) aired in Japan and comprised 40 episodes and one short theatrical film.[1]


The series follows Bow, a bull terrier that, starting out as a stray dog, lounges in with a struggling manga artist for a while before being adopted by Sayaka, a third grader and the daughter of a yakuza family. Initially the father is unwilling to take the dog in, especially as he is extremely accident-prone, but changes his mind after Bow saves the life of his gang's boss.

The rest of the story follows Bow's mishaps with Sayaka, her family (particularly her father, who shares an antagonistic relationship with him) and pets, along with the rest of the neighborhood.



A 40-episode anime entitled Heisei Inu Monogatari Bow (translated as Modern Dog Tales Bow Wow) aired on TV Asahi from October 14, 1993, to September 22, 1994. Each episode was 25 minutes in length and contained two segments. The series's opening song and first ending song were both performed by Lindberg. The second ending song was sung by performer Ed Yamaguchi and the fictional dog Bow.

A 22-minute animated comedy family film was released to theaters on August 20, 1994,[2] during the anime's run on TV Asahi, and included the series's theme song and second ending song.

Video game

On April 28, 1994 Takara released a video game adaptation of the series for the Super Famicom titled Heisei Inu Monogatari Bow Pop'n Smash!!.


  1. ^ Clements, Jonathan; McCarthy, Helen (2012). The Anime Encyclopedia. Stone Bridge Press. p. 422. ISBN 9781611725155. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  2. ^ "平成イヌ物語バウ(1994)". (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 21 November 2014.