Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Casts Ami Koshimizu
posted on by Justin Piselli
The official website for the Bungo Stray Dogs television anime announced on Wednesday that Ami Koshimizu (School Rumble's Tenma Tsukamato, Code Geass's Kallen Stadtfeld) will play the character Kōyō Ozaki. Ozaki's special ability is "Konjiki Yasha" or "Gold Yasha," the title of a book by real-life author Kōyō Ozaki.
Previously revealed new characters include:
Kaori Nazuka (Akame ga KILL!'s Chelsea, Code Geass's Nunally Lamperouge/Vi Britannia) as Margaret M.
Special Ability: "Gone With The Wind"
Tarusuke Shingaki (Big Order's Abraham Louis Fran, Fate/Zero's Kariya Matō) as Nathaniel H.
Special Ability: "The Scarlet Letter"
Kengo Kawanishi (Aldnoah.Zero's Kisaki Matsuribi, Food Wars! The Second Plate's Shōji Satō) as John S.
Special Ability: "Grapes of Wrath"
Shunsuke Takeuchi (First Love Monster's Shūgo Takahashi, Kuromukuro's José Carlos Takasuka) as Lovecraft.
Special Ability: "Great Old One"
Hiroyuki Yoshino (Vandread's Hibiki Tokai, 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 "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.