2nd Bungo Stray Dogs Stage Play Reveals Cast, Visual

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Hideya Tawada returns as Osamu Dazai

The staff of Bungo Stray Dogs: Kuro no Jidai (Black Era), the second stage play adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga, unveiled the main cast and visual on Friday. The visual shows Masashi Taniguchi as Sakunosuke Oda, Hirofumi Araki as Ango Sakaguchi, and Hideya Tawada returning as Osamu Dazai.

Other cast members include:

  • Takeshi Hayashi as Gide
  • Akira Kubodera as Ogai Mori
  • Toshiya Kumano as Santōka Taneda
  • Ryōki Nagae as Ranpo Edogawa

The play will run in Tokyo at the Sunshine Gekijō from September 22 to October 8, and will then run in Osaka at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall from October 13-14.

The first play ran at the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama last December, at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka on January 12-13, and at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from January 31 to February 4.

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 released the series on home video with an English dub on March 6. An anime film, titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, opened 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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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