Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Casts Kengo Kawanishi, Shunsuke Takeuchi

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New characters are based on John Steinbeck, H.P. Lovecraft

The official website of the Bungo Stray Dogs television anime revealed two additional cast members for the anime's second season on Wednesday. The new cast members are:

Kengo Kawanishi (Aldnoah.Zero's Kisaki Matsuribi and Food Wars! The Second Plate's Shōji Satō) as John S.
Special Ability: "Grapes of Wrath"

Shunsuke Takeuchi (First Love Monster's Shūgo Takahashi and Kuromukuro's José Carlos Takasuka) as Lovecraft.
Special Ability: "Great Old One"

The real-life author John Steinbeck wrote the novel The Grapes of Wrath. Likewise, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft wrote about beings called the "Great Old Ones" in his Cthulhu Mythos.

The website previously revealed that Kaori Nazuka will voice Margaret M. (special ability: Gone With The Wind) and Tarusuke Shingaki will voice Nathaniel H. (special ability: The Scarlet Letter).

The anime's second half (starting with the 13th episode) will premiere on Tokyo MX and WOWOW on Monday, October 5 at 25:05 (effectively Tuesday, October 6 at 1:05 a.m.). The band SCREEN mode will perform the anime's new opening theme song "Reason Living," and Luck Life will perform the ending theme song "Kaze ga Fuku Machi" (The Town Where the Wind Blows).

The first 12 episode aired in April to June, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

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.

Yen Press announced in July that it had licensed Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's original manga.

Source: Comic Natalie

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