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Bungo Stray Dogs Manga Gets 3rd Stage Play Adaptation in Summer 2019

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd play ran in Tokyo, Osaka in September, October

The official Bungō Stray Dogs stage play website revealed on Thursday that a third stage play will debut in summer 2019.

The second play, Bungō Stray Dogs: Kuro no Jidai (Black Era), ran in Tokyo at the Sunshine Gekijō from September 22 to October 8, and then ran in Osaka at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall on October 13-14. The play covered part of the second television anime series.

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 play covered the first season of the television anime series.

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. Crunchyroll began streaming the film in September.

The manga is also inspiring a smartphone game. An OVA shipped with the manga's 13th compiled volume in August 2017.

Yen Press is publishing the manga in English.

Sources: Bungō Stray Dogs stage play's website, Comic Natalie

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