|The Hero, the Princess, and a Ray of Hope|
|Season 1, Episode 10|
|Air date||June 4, 2011|
|Romaji||Yūsha to Hime to Kibō no Hikari|
|Episode Director||Junichi Fujise|
|Animation Director||Shingo Tamaki, Takashi Uchida, Tatsuki Takemoto|
The Hero, the Princess, and a Ray of Hope (勇者と姫と希望の光 Yūsha to Hime to Kibō no Hikari) is the tenth episode of the first season of the Dog Days series. It first aired on June 4, 2011.
The monster grabs Millhiore and flees the fortress on a rampage. Shinku struggles to reach the princess before she is absorbed by the creature, while she learns that the monster is actually a fox deity cub whose body was pierced by a cursed sword.