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Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Gets 3rd Season

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga series has inspired 2 TV anime, anime film, OVA, 2 stage plays, smartphone game

The official Twitter account or the Bungo Stray Dogs anime series revealed on Saturday that the anime is getting a third season. The staff originally made the announcement at a screening of the Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple film on Saturday.

The previous two anime series and anime film adapt Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga. The 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.

Yen Press is publishing the manga in English.

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.

The Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple anime film opened in Japan on March 3. Crunchyroll screened the film in the United States and Canada in May.

The manga has also inspired an OVA that shipped with the manga's 13th compiled volume in August 2017.

The manga is also inspired a smartphone game titled Bungo Stray Dogs Mayoi Inu Kaikitan that launched last year. The game will receive a release in English with the title Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost.

The franchise also includes a series of stage plays. 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. The second 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.

Source: Bungo Stray Dogs anime's website and Twitter account via Otakomu

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