Viz Edition Release Date: August 11, 2009
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.
Where "Dogs: Prelude Vol. 0" carved out each characters origin, "Dogs: Bullets & Carnage vol. 1" begins the fateful journey down their pathways. Slowly, the book, brings each individual closer to the next. In this volume, Badou gets into a load of trouble by getting himself caught by the Mafia. Heine is his only hope of making it out alive, but he seems to have other problems plaguing him. Naoto, the Sword wielding female makes another appearance, searching desperately to gain entrance to the underground. Even though Mihai shows up in this volume, there is little story pertaining to him. The main focus lies on Heine and Naoto as their lives intermingle, but is this intertwining for the better or the worse?