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Bungou Stray Dogs 

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Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Mamoru Miyano ...  Osamu Dazai 34 episodes, 2016-2019
Yûto Uemura Yûto Uemura ...  Atsushi Nakajima 28 episodes, 2016-2019
Kaiji Tang ...  Osamu Dazai 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Yoshimasa Hosoya ...  Doppo Kunikida / ... 22 episodes, 2016-2019
Kenshô Ono Kenshô Ono ...  Ryunosuke Akutagawa 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Max Mittelman ...  Atsushi Nakajima 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Hiroshi Kamiya ...  Rampo Edogawa 18 episodes, 2016-2019
Patrick Seitz ...  Doppo Kunikida 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Kishô Taniyama Kishô Taniyama ...  Chuya Nakahara 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Toshiyuki Toyonaga Toshiyuki Toyonaga ...  Junichiro Tanizaki 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Erica Lindbeck ...  Akiko Yosano / ... 15 episodes, 2016-2017


Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives.

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Sakunosuke Oda and Osamu Dazai and Ango Sakaguchi were grouped together as the Buraiha in real life and the relationship between the characters originates from this fact See more »


Referenced in Anime-Gataris: Anime-Gataris, Assemble! (2017) See more »


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"Bungo" is a fine example of why many anime's need multiple seasons to tell a good story.
27 May 2020 | by dameon_greenSee all my reviews

The war between an occult based detective agency and the mafia running the seedy underbelly of the city might not be believable but it is engaging. Add in the character growth and development, large masterfully done story arcs, Bungo Stray Dogs is a must watch.


  • Strong Characters, even the cliched stereotypes are amusing and well done.
  • Actions have consequences.
  • Redemption is possible, but it's not easy.
  • "Good guys" and "Bad guys" are well balanced (in comparison to each other).
  • Excellent Intro/Closing music.
  • Story arcs with resolution with the possibility for more.

  • Diamond shapes pupils and irises are not my thing.
  • The main character remains overly fearful even after he realizes his power and near immortality.
  • Some shortcuts in the animation when dealing with characters seem from a distance, not a fan.
  • Inconsistent animation, much of it is well done, but some distracting exceptions.
  • "deus ex machina" factor can get in the way, the episodes where they explained the conclusions character came to or explained how a problem was solved were much more fulfilling.

Overall look forward to a 4th season if it happens.

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7 April 2016 (Japan) See more »

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Bungou Stray Dogs See more »

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