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Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Gets New Film Project, Stage Play

posted on 2017-02-19 08:47 EST
Kafka Asagiri & Sango Harukawa's "battle action" manga already inspired 2 TV seasons

The Bungo Stray Dogs franchise's "Mayo(w)i Inu-tachi no Utage Sono Ni" event announced on Sunday that production on a brand-new film project has been green-lit.

The event in Yokohama also announced that a stage play adaptation has been green-lit, and details will be made public in the near future.

The "battle action" story centers around a league of literary figures with supernatural powers. For example, in real life, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa wrote acclaimed stories that inspired Akira Kurosawa's Rashōmon film and the Aoi Bungaku Series anime's Jigoku Hen (Hell Screen) arc. In Bungō Stray Dogs, he has the power to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, some of these writers solve mysteries as part of the "Armed Detective Agency," while others appear as antagonists.

The first 12 episodes aired in April to June of 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The anime's second half premiered on Tokyo MX and WOWOW on October 5. Funimation and Crunchyroll plan to release the series on home video with an English dub.

Yen Press will publish the second volume of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's original manga in March.

Source: Comic Natalie


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