Bungō Stray Dogs Gets Anime Adaptation at Studio Bones
posted on by Karen Ressler
Writer Kafka Asagiri artist Sango Harukawa began the manga in Kadokawa's Young Ace in 2012. Kadokawa will ship the 8th compiled volume of the manga on September 4. The pair also writes and illustrates the Bungo Stray Dogs novel series. Kadokawa published the third novel in May.
The "battle action" story Bungo Stray Dogs 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 Bungo Stray Dogs, he has the power to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, these writers solve mysteries as part of the "Armed Detective Agency."
The series mainly features Japanese authors such as Rampo Edogawa, Kenji Miyazawa, Osamu Dazai (pictured top in key art above), Atsushi Nakajima (pictured bottom in key art above), Doppo Kunikida, and Akiko Yoshino. It has also featured contemporary Japanese authors such as Yukito Ayatsuji (Another novel/manga/anime/live-action film, Tsukidate no Satsujin) and Natsuhiko Kyōgoku (Requiem from the Darkness, Mōryō no Hako, Tōfu Kozō, Loups-Garous), as well as overseas authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Agatha Christie, and Dan Brown.
Japanese bookstore employees ranked the manga among the top 15 for 2014.
[Via Comic Natalie]
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