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Bungo Stray Dogs 3rd Season Anime Reveals Visual, Song Artists, April Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Cast, staff from previous anime return for new season

The official website for the third season of the television anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga revealed a key visual, theme song artists, and the April 2019 premiere for the series on Tuesday.

GRANRODEO will perform the opening theme song, and Luck Life will perform the ending theme song. Both groups have previously performed theme songs for the previous television anime and the Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple film.

The cast and staff from the previous two television anime seasons and film are returning for the third season. Takuya Igarashiand Yoji Enokido will return to respectively direct and pen the scripts for the season. BONES is also returning for the animation.

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 manga has inspired two previous television anime seasons, and an anime film. 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 first season 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, and began streaming the film online in September.

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

Sources: Bungo Stray Dogs anime's website, MoCa News

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