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Yuuto Uemura, Mamoru Miyano Star as Famous Authors in Bungō Stray Dogs Anime

posted on 2015-09-29 14:10 EDT by Karen Ressler

The official Twitter account for Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungō Stray Dogs manga announced the cast for the anime adaptation on Wednesday. The pictures with the cast below are are the character designs from the manga:


Yūto Uemura (Kamigami no Asobi's Tsukito Totsuka) as Atsushi Nakajima (Light, Wind and Dreams)


Mamoru Miyano (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club's Rin Matsuoka) as Osamu Dazai (No Longer Human, Shayo)


Yoshimasa Hosoya (Haikyu!!'s Asahi Azumane) as Doppo Kunikida (River Mist and Other Stories)


Hiroshi Kamiya (Attack on Titan's as Levi) as Ranpo Edogawa (Private Detective Kogoro Akechi series)


Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara!!'s Mikado Ryūgamine) as Junichirō Tanizaki (Naomi, The Makioka Sisters)


Hiroyuki Kagura as Kenji Miyazawa (Night on the Galactic Railroad, Kaze no Matasaburo)


Yu Shimamura (Attack on Titan's Annie Leonhardt) as Akiko Yosano (Tangled Hair)


Chiaki Omigawa (Soul Eater's Maka Albarn) as Naomi Tanizaki (The title character in Junichirō Tanizaki's novel Naomi)


Rikiya Koyama (Blood Blockade Battlefront's Klaus Von Reinhertz) as Yukichi Fukuzawa (An Outline of a Theory of Civilization, English-Japanese Dictionary)


Kensho Ono (Aldnoah.Zero's Slaine Troyard) as Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (Rashōmon, Jigoku hen)

Takuya Igarashi and Yoji Enokido, the director and screenwriter team behind Ouran High School Host Club and Star Driver, will helm the anime at Studio BONES.

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 Bungō Stray Dogs novel series. Kadokawa published the third novel in May.

The "battle action" story Bungō 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 Bungō 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 Kyogoku (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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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