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New Bungō Stray Dogs Promo Video Previews Guild in Anime's 2nd Half

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Margaret M., Nathaniel H., John S., Lovecraft, Mark T. profiled before October debut

The official website for Bungo Stray Dogs television anime began streaming a new promotional video on Sunday. The video previews the Guild members, such as Francis F., Margaret M., Nathaniel H., John S., Lovecraft, and Mark T.

People who buy the anime's sixth and seventh Japanese Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes have a chance to attend a "major event" on February 19. The sixth Blu-ray/DVD volume will go on sale on November 25 with an advance ticket form for the event's day session, and the seventh Blu-ray/DVD volume will go on sale on December 30 with an advance ticket form for the event's evening session.

The anime's new cast members include:

Kaori Nazuka (Akame ga KILL!'s Chelsea and Code Geass's Nunally Lamperouge/Vi Britannia) as Margaret M.
Special Ability: "Gone With The Wind"

Tarusuke Shingaki (Big Order's Abraham Louis Fran and Fate/Zero's Kariya Matō) as Nathaniel H.
Special Ability: "The Scarlet Letter"

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"

Hiroyuki Yoshino (Vandread's Hibiki Tokai and Kekkaishi's Yoshimori Sumimura) as Mark T.
Special Ability: "Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer"

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 Bungo 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.

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