Bungo Stray Dogs Has 2nd Stage Play in the Works

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st stage play closed on Sunday

The staff of the Bungo Stray Dogs stage play announced on Sunday that a second stage play is in production. More details will be announced at a later date.

The first play ran at the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama on December 22-24, at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka on January 12-13, and at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from January 31 to February 4. The play's website also announced on Sunday that a video of the February 4 performance will be available for rental for a limited time via d Anime Store starting in mid-February.

Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's original manga 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.

The first television anime adaptation 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 2016, and Crunchyroll again streamed the series as it aired. Funimation and Crunchyroll plan to release the series on home video with an English dub on March 6. An anime film, titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, will open in Japan on March 3.

The manga is also inspiring a smartphone game. An OVA shipped with the manga's 13th compiled volume on August 4.

Yen Press is publishing the manga in English.

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