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Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Casts Hiroyuki Yoshino

posted on 2016-09-14 18:20 EDT by Justin Piselli
Character based on Mark Twain joins cast for 2nd half premiering October 5

The official website of the Bungo Stray Dogs television anime announced on Wednesday that Hiroyuki Yoshino (Vandread's Hibiki Tokai and Kekkaishi's Yoshimori Sumimura) will play the character Mark T.

Mark T's special ability is called "Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer." The character is based on Mark Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.

Previously revealed new characters include:

  • John S, voiced by Kengo Kawanishi
  • Lovecraft, voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi
  • Margaret M, voiced by Kaori Nazuka
  • Nathaniel H, voiced by Tarusuke Shingaki

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 episodes 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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