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Bungo Stray Dogs Game App Gets English Release in the West

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game launched in Japan for iOS, Android last year

Game developer Ambition announced on Tuesday that it is releasing its Bungo Stray Dogs Mayoi Inu Kaikitan iOS and Android smartphone game in English with the title Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost. Ambition did not specify the game's release date. The game is based on the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise.

The game debuted in Japan for iOS and Android last year. The game features an all-new scenario and character side stories untold in the anime.

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 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.

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.

An OVA shipped with the manga's 13th compiled volume last August.

Yen Press is publishing the manga in English.

Source: Press release

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