Bungou Stray Dogs is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kafka Asagiri and serialised in Kadokawa Shoten’s seinen manga magazine Young Ace since 2012. The series follows the members of the “Armed Detective Agency” as they attempt to protect the city of Yokohama. The show primarily focuses on the weretiger Atsushi Nakajima, who works alongside others endowed with supernatural abilities to complete various tasks such as running a business, solving mysteries, and carrying out missions assigned by the agency.
Bungou Stray Dogs Anime Synopsis
For weeks, the orphanage of Atsushi Nakajima has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. The 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city after being suspected of being behind the strange incidents.
Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning while starving on a riverbank. Dazai, a wacky suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, has been looking into the same tiger that has been terrorising the boy. They solve the mystery with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, but the outcome puts Atsushi in a bind. As strange occurrences occur, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases that the police cannot handle, along with his numerous enigmatic coworkers.
Bungou Stray Dogs
- IMDB Ratings – 7.8/10
- Genres – Action, Comedy, Mystery, Seinen, Super Power, Supernatural
- Season – 3
- Episodes – 37 (Total)
- Status – Finished Airing
- Aired – Apr 7, 2016 to Jun 23, 2016
- Premiered – Spring 2016
- Duration – 23 min. per episode
- Rating – R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Bungou Stray Dogs Anime Characters
Bungou Stray Dogs Armed Detective Agency
An 18-year-old adolescent who used to live in an orphanage before the caregivers kicked him out. Their words condemning him as “worthless” have left a lasting impression on him, fueling his desire to fight in order to find a reason to live, gradually gaining confidence as the series progresses. His ability is called Beast Beneath the Moonlight, and it allows him to transform into a large white tiger with incredible strength, speed, regenerative capabilities, and durability, though he has no control over it and no memory if he fully transforms (this lack of control is repressed when he joins the Agency, and the Agency’s president’s ability causes Atsushi to regain control over the tiger). Later, he learns to transform his limbs into those of a tiger in order to improve his physical abilities. Despite his lack of confidence, he has a pure heart and works tirelessly to protect others.
A member of the Armed Detective Agency who takes Atsushi under his wing and is dubbed a “suicide maniac” due to his constant suicide attempts and fantasies of dying peacefully, preferably with a beautiful woman. Dazai, despite his carefree and relaxed demeanour, is a feared former Port Mafia executive who is extremely cunning, intelligent, skilled, and brutal. No Longer Human, his ability, allows him to completely negate any supernatural ability by touch.
Dazai’s partner, known for his meticulous planning, organisation, and perfectionistic tendencies; as a result, Dazai’s pranks easily irritate him. He has a habit of writing everything down and planning everything ahead of time in his signature notebook, which has the front cover labelled “Ideals.” This notebook is linked to his ability, Lone Poet, which allows him to manifest any object he writes inside as long as it isn’t bigger than the notebook itself.
The only Agency member who lacks a skill and is a self-proclaimed detective. Despite being one of the office’s oldest members, he lacks basic everyday skills, preferring to use his intelligence to solve cases instead. His extraordinary observational and deduction abilities, dubbed Super Deduction by him, are said to be activated when he puts on his glasses.
An 18-year-old Agency assistant who primarily focuses on information gathering because his ability, Light Snow, allows him to project illusions within a specific area, making him unsuitable for combat. He lives with his younger sister Naomi and adores her, despite finding some of her antics irritating.
He is a 14-year-old optimistic and carefree boy from the countryside who is extremely popular among Yokohama residents due to his honesty and cheerful demeanour. As a result, he is the Agency’s primary eyewitness data collector. Undefeated by the Rain is his ability, which grants him superhuman strength when he is hungry.
She is the Agency’s medic, and she is feared for her torturous treatments. While her Thou Shalt Not Die ability allows her to heal any wound as long as the patient is on the verge of death, this often results in her severely injuring her patients before healing them.
A 14-year-old orphan girl who was adopted by the Port Mafia and eventually became their youngest assassin. Demon Snow, her ability, materialises Demon Snow, a ruthless sword-wielding phantom that only follows orders from her mobile phone, which previously allowed Akutagawa to control her ability. Her parents were also assassins until an enemy tried to use a body manipulation ability on them. Kyoka’s mother, who owned Demon Snow at the time, killed her husband and then herself as she succumbed to the ability, her last words ordering the phantom to protect her daughter and pass on this ability. However, this method was insufficient, resulting in Demon Snow only listening to phone orders.
Bungou Stray Dogs Port Mafia
A 20-year-old Port Mafia member. His ability is known as “Rashomon,” and it consists of a black coat that transforms into a black beast capable of tearing anything apart, including space. He is a former Dazai apprentice who despises his new subordinate Atsushi.
He is an executive member of the Port Mafia and Dazai’s former Double Black partner. “For the Tainted Sorrow,” his ability, allows him to manipulate the gravity vector of objects with which he comes into physical contact. He dislikes being reminded of his short stature, especially by Dazai. Although he is a bit hot-headed and ruthless, he is not impossible to reason with and understands the value of compromise and rationality.
A cold Black Lizard commander who is never seen without his dual guns. Later on, he is revealed to be the fifth member of the Hunting Dogs, a special ability group tasked by the government with tracking down dangerous gifted individuals. He possesses the ability “Midwinter Memento,” which grants him ferrokinesis, or the ability to manipulate metal, and allows him to control metal objects remotely with great proficiency. Teruko has described him as “born to be a spy.”
The boss of Port Mafia. Despite being a mafia boss, he conducts himself as a gentleman, being courteous to both allies and enemies. As a former doctor, he can be extremely dangerous in a fight, and his reasoning is ruthlessly pragmatic and mathematical, frequently quoting logicians and statisticians. His ‘Vita Sexualis’ Ability allows him to control Elise’s actions and mood, allowing her to act as a distraction or to protect him with superhuman feats like flight or extreme speed. Mori was also Fukuzawa’s former business partner.
A low-ranking member of the Port Mafia and Dazai and Ango’s friend. Oda’s Flawless ability allows him to predict the future for 5-6 seconds. His name is frequently abbreviated as ‘Odasaku.’ He hoped to retire from the mafia and become a writer, but the terrorist André Gide murdered the orphans in his care, inciting him to a fight to the death. His final words inspired Dazai to leave the mafia and join the Agency, to pursue work that saves lives rather than ends them.
They are also referred to as “Q.” Their aptitude Dogra Magra is a curse that causes mind control. If they have been harmed, whether intentionally or unintentionally, they will be cursed when Yumeno splits open the doll they always carry with them. The curse itself causes people to see illusions that turn them hostile, forcing them to attack friends and foes with reckless abandon. After an incident in which they used their curse on members of the Port Mafia, Dazai and Chuya deemed them too dangerous and imprisoned them.
He was a Port Mafia executive known as “A” who kidnapped Fyodor Dostoyevsky. His ability, The Madness of the Jewel King (based on The Madness of George III), allowed him to turn the lives of his subordinates into jewels (provided they wore the collar Ace gave them), the value of which depended on the target’s lifespan. Fyodor tricked him into committing suicide after he planned to betray the Port Mafia.
Bungou Stray Dogs The Guild
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
He is the “Fellowship of The Guild’s” Leader. His ability is called ‘The Great Fitzgerald’ (after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby), and it grants him an increase in strength at the expense of his money. Throwing money off a balcony, for example, can activate his power. His ultimate goal is revealed to be the retrieval of “The Book,” which will allow him to resurrect his deceased daughter. Following his defeat at the hands of Akutagawa and Atsushi, he rebuilds his organisation from the ground up.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Fitzgerald’s subordinate and a Guild member. An orphan who suffered trauma at the hands of her caregivers, much like Atsushi, but she never recovered like he did. Lucy developed a psychotic personality as a result of this, as well as a dependency on the guild because she believes no one else will accept her. Her ability is ‘Anne of Abyssal Red,’ which allows her to create an alternate reality known as “Anne’s Room,” in which people are imprisoned if they are caught while playing tag by a giant doll named Anne. When the Guild falls apart, she takes a job in the cafe beneath the agency and eventually becomes an ally.
A Guild member and H.P. Lovecraft’s partner. Steinbeck comes from a large farming family in North America, and he joined the Guild to help them financially. Steinbeck’s calm and friendly demeanour conceals a ferocious sadistic streak. His ability, The Grapes of Wrath, allows him to grow grapevines from his neck that he can graft onto other plants. Steinbeck can freely control any plant with a grafted grape branch as if it were a part of his own body. He actually despises Fitzgerald, considering his attitude toward people and money to be disgusting and cruel. After the Guild falls apart, he becomes the leader of the Guild’s surviving members and vows to crush Fitzgerald’s new ventures.
Bungou Stray Dogs Anime Other characters
A government employee with the ability “Discourse on Decadence.” Ango used to be the Port Mafia’s Intelligence Agent, but he was under orders from the government to spy on the mafia’s activities. During his time as an intelligence agent for the Port Mafia, he also became an agent for Mimic on the orders of Mori Ougai.
He is the Special Ability Department’s director. Little is known about his past, but it has been suggested that he assisted in the formation of the Armed Detective Agency and was also the one who assisted Osamu Dazai in finding a job in the Agency after he left the Port Mafia. Hail in the Begging Bowl is his ability.
Bungou Stray Dogs Anime Media
Takuya Igarashi directed and Yji Enokido wrote an anime television series adaptation for Bones. The chief animation directors were Nobuhiro Arai and Hiroshi Kanno, with the former also serving as character designer alongside Ry Hirata. Taku Iwasaki composed the music for the series. At Glovision, the series’ sound director was Kazuhiro Wakabayashi. Yumiko Kondou served as art director, Yukari Goto as colour designer, Tsuyoshi Kanbayashi as director of photography, and Shigeru Nishiyama as editor. Granrodeo performed “Trash Candy,” the anime’s opening theme, and Luck Life performed “Namae wo Yobu yo,” the anime’s ending theme.
Bungou Stray Dogs Anime Season 1 Episodes
Fortune Is Unpredictable and Mutable
Aired: Apr 7, 2016 (JST)
A Certain Bomb
Aired: Apr 14, 2016 (JST)
Yokohama Gangster Paradise
Aired: Apr 21, 2016 (JST)
The Tragedy of the Fatalist
Aired: Apr 28, 2016 (JST)
Murder on D Street
Aired: May 5, 2016 (JST)
The Azure Messenger
Aired: May 12, 2016 (JST)- Filler
Love for the Disease Called Ideals
Aired: May 19, 2016 (JST)- Filler
Teaching Them To Kill; Then To Die
Aired: May 26, 2016 (JST)
The Beauty Is Quiet Like a Stone Statue
Aired: Jun 2, 2016 (JST)
Rashomon and the Tiger
Aired: Jun 9, 2016 (JST)
First, an Unsuitable Profession for Her. Second, an Ecstatic Detective Agency
Aired: Jun 16, 2016 (JST)
Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past
Aired: Jun 23, 2016 (JST)
People Also Ask
Is there a season 4 of Bungou stray dogs?
After nearly three years, Bungou Stray Dogs returns with a brand new fourth season, and fans are excited. The show has previously aired three seasons, but only season two is currently available on Netflix.
Is Bungou stray dogs based on a true story?
For example, one of the series’ central characters, Bungou Stray Dogs’ Osamu Dazai (all characters are actually named after the writer they’re based on), was inspired by the early 20th-century Japanese writer Osamu Dazai, author of The Setting Sun (1947) and No Longer Human (1948).
How many episodes will Bungou Stray Dogs Wan have?
There are a total of 12 episodes, each lasting approximately 11 minutes. To begin with, the character designs are adorable.
Is Bungou stray dogs a Seinen?
Bungou Stray Dogs (Literary Master Stray Dogs) is a Seinen manga written and illustrated by Kafka Asagiri and published by Harukawa 35 (pronounced “Sango”) in 2012.
Why are Bungou stray dogs characters named after authors?
Bungou Stray Dogs translates to “Literary Stray Dogs,” and while the plot isn’t entirely centred on literature, almost every major and minor character is named after famous deceased authors and poets, with abilities relating to their literary styles and works.
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