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Shinjuku Museums Add Bungo Stray Dogs Characters for Limited Exhibit

posted on 2018-11-19 20:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

When they aren't hiding out in other anime films, the characters of Bungo Stray Dogs are studying up on literature in museums across Japan.

The Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum and Shinjuku Historical Museum in Shinjuku are next on Bungo Stray Dogs' collaboration list after participating in the "The Brilliant Bookshelf of Edogawa Rampo" exhibit at the Kochi Literary Museum. The Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum is named for the Japanese author of I Am a Cat and Botchan. The novelist appears in two episodes of the second season of Bungo Stray Dogs as a shapeshifter.

The museums will hold a collaborative event with the series on December 15 that will run until January 31, 2019. Bungō Stray Dogs manga artist Sango Harukawa drew artwork of the characters Natsume Soseki and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa together. The characters aren't seen face to face in the series but the illustration imagines the two meeting since Akutagawa was a student under Soseki.

The artwork as well as panels from the manga are used on flyers advertising the event.

Illustrations by Harukawa will be on display during the event with large-size panels of the characters from the manga. Visitors can win original goods by filling out a post-exhibit questionnaire correctly.

The Bungo Stray Dogs anime includes two television series and the Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple film. Plans for a third television season were announced in July.

Source: Animate Times


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