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Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Film Reveals Title, Teaser Video, Visual, Early Spring 2018 Debut

posted on 2017-06-19 05:03 EDT
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple film features returning cast, staff

The official website for the Bungo Stray Dogs anime franchise revealed the title, visual, and teaser video on Monday for the upcoming anime film project in the franchise. The film, titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, will open in Japan in early spring 2018.

The film lists the following four returning cast members:

  • Yūto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima
  • Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai
  • Kensho Ono as Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  • Kishō Taniyama as Chūya Nakahara

The catchphrase for the film on the film's website reads, "Wounds that won't disappear, those are superpowers."

Takuya Igarashi is returning to direct the film at BONES. Yoji Enokido is returning to write the film, in collaboration with original manga writer Kafka Asagiri. Nobuhiro Arai is returning as character designer and chief animation director, Fumihiro Katagai is the mechanical designer, and Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music. Kadokawa Animation is distributing the film.

Other staff members include:

  • Art Director: Yumiko Kondou
  • Assistant Art Director: Hiroko Tanabe (Kusanagi)
  • Color Key: Yukari Goto
  • Director of Photography: Tsuyoshi Kanbayashi
  • Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
  • Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
  • Sound Production: Glovision

The first television anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungō Stray Dogs manga aired in April-June 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The anime's second 12-episode series aired from October-December, and Crunchyroll again streamed the series as it aired. Funimation and Crunchyroll plan to release the series on home video with an English dub.

The manga is also inspiring a stage play adaptation and a smartphone game. An OVA is also slated to ship with the manga's 13th compiled volume on August 4.

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 will publish the fourth volume of the manga in English on September 19.

Source: Comic Natalie


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