Bungo Stray Dogs

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 5 Seasons
  • 9.3  (550)

Bungo Stray Dogs is an anime series that premiered in 2016 and is available to stream on Crunchyroll. The show is based on a seinen manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. The series has two seasons, with each episode running for approximately 23 minutes.

The story takes place in an alternate version of Yokohama, Japan, where some people possess supernatural abilities. These people are known as "Gifted" and are divided into two categories: Ability Users, who can manipulate objects or control physical phenomena, and Existentialists, who manipulate their own existence to invoke their abilities. The story primarily revolves around the members of the Armed Detective Agency, a group of Ability Users who solve crimes related to other Gifted.

The main character of the series is Atsushi Nakajima, a teenage boy who was kicked out of his orphanage and is struggling to survive. After a run-in with the Agency, he is recruited into their ranks due to his unique ability to transform into a white tiger. Alongside the Agency's other members, Atsushi helps to solve various cases involving Gifted criminals, all while trying to uncover the truth behind his past.

The series boasts an extensive cast of characters, many of whom are based on famous literary figures. For example, the Agency's leader is named Yukichi Fukuzawa, after a Japanese author and leader of the Meiji Restoration. Another prominent character is Osamu Dazai, based on the real-life author of the same name. In the show, he is a member of the Agency and has the ability to manifest a powerful, warping ability known as "No Longer Human".

One of the unique aspects of Bungo Stray Dogs is its blend of genres. While it primarily functions as a mystery and action series, it also includes elements of comedy and drama. The show's pacing can vary greatly, with some episodes focusing on standalone cases while others advance the overarching plot.

The animation style used in the series is vibrant and eye-catching, with a mix of 2D and 3D visuals. The character designs are distinct and memorable, with each member of the Agency possessing a unique look and ability. The show also features a strong soundtrack, with an opening theme performed by rock band GRANRODEO.

Overall, Bungo Stray Dogs is a well-crafted anime that appeals to a broad range of audiences. Its blend of genres and extensive cast of characters make it a worthwhile watch for fans of mystery, action, and drama. The show's beautiful animation and memorable soundtrack only add to its appeal.

Bungo Stray Dogs is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (74 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2016.

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Twilight Goodbye
11. Twilight Goodbye
September 20, 2023
The final pieces of Fukuchi's plot snap into place, trapping Fukuzawa in a way not even Rampo could anticipate. At the same time, Fyodor and Dazai's deadly game draws to a close.
Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 3)
10. Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 3)
September 13, 2023
Dazai and Sigma are trapped in a flooding room. Atsushi is attacked by Akutagawa when he attempts to help Aya. During their fight Aya desperately tries to remove the holy sword from Bram.
Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 2)
9. Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 2)
June 9, 2023
Fukuzawa and Fukuchi confront their shared past as time runs out for the Detective Agency.
Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 1)
8. Land of Inhuman Demons (Part 1)
August 30, 2023
Kenji fights to help Atsushi, demonstrating why he is one of the most dangerous Agency members. Meanwhile, Dazai's machinations within the prison become clearer.
At the Port in the Sky (Part 3)
7. At the Port in the Sky (Part 3)
August 23, 2023
As Atsushi races to find Teruko, Kenji arrives to help Aya and Bram escape the airport.
At the Port in the Sky (Part 2)
6. At the Port in the Sky (Part 2)
August 16, 2023
Fukuchi's plans and the Agency's attempts to thwart him escalate, and Aya comes face to face with Count Bram. Meanwhile, Nikolai and Sigma move to rescue Dazai and Fyodor from prison, but Nikolai has more than rescue on his mind...
At the Port in the Sky (Part 1)
5. At the Port in the Sky (Part 1)
August 9, 2023
The Detective Agency races to stop Fukuchi from receiving the One Order, a devastating mind control weapon that will make his plans for world domination unstoppable.
Hero War, Gang War
4. Hero War, Gang War
August 2, 2023
Loyalties continue to be tested as the depth of Fukuchi's betrayals become clearer. Tachihara is forced to make a choice between the Port Mafia and the Hunting Dogs, and he may be the only one left who can stop Fukuchi before it's too late.
Hero vs. Criminal
3. Hero vs. Criminal
July 26, 2023
Atsushi and Akutagawa find themselves cornered, with no choice but to fight Fukuchi and his seemingly insurmountable powers. Combining forces and trusting in one another, do they have what it takes to defeat the mightiest Hunting Dog?
The Answer to Everything
2. The Answer to Everything
July 19, 2023
As Fukuchi allies with plans to create an international anti-terrorist organization targeting Gifted, Atsushi and Rampo appeal to him for help. Rampo turns his immense detective abilities to the question of Kamui's identity, and the truth will change everything.
The Strongest Man
1. The Strongest Man
July 12, 2023
In the aftermath of the Sky Casino's fall, Kunikida is faced with a terrible choice. Ango, Atsushi, Lucy, and Kyouka dig deeper into the secrets hidden within Atsushi's memories, and Rampo proves his worth as the world's greatest detective.
Where to Watch Bungo Stray Dogs
Bungo Stray Dogs is available for streaming on the Crunchyroll website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bungo Stray Dogs on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    9.3  (550)