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Bungo Stray Dogs English Dub Casts Kaiji Tang as Osamu Dazai

posted on by Karen Ressler
BD/DVD ships on March 6

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that Kaiji Tang will voice Osamu Dazai in its English dub of Bungo Stray Dogs.

Tang joins Max Mittelman as Atsushi Nakajima.

Funimation will release the series on home video on March 6. In addition to the regular edition, Funimation will also offer a limited edition with a chipboard box, art book, and author bookmarks.

The first television anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo 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. An anime film will open in Japan on March 3.

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.

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