3rd Bungo Stray Dogs Stage Play Reveals Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Play runs in June-July with 6 returning cast members

The official Bungo Stray Dogs stage play website revealed the cast for the third stage play, Bungo Stray Dogs: Sansha Teiritsu, on Thursday.

The cast includes:

  • Yūki Torigoe as Atsushi Nakajima (returning)
  • Hideya Tawada as Osamu Dazai (returning)
  • Shūhei Izumi as Yukichi Fukuzawa
  • Shōhei Hashimoto as Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (returning)
  • Keisuke Ueda as Chūya Nakahara (returning)
  • Akira Kubodera as Ōgai Mori (returning)
  • Elizabeth Marry as L.M. Montgomery
  • Bishin Kawasumi as John Steinbeck
  • Yūki Kimisawa as F. Scott Fitzgerald

The play will run in June in Iwate, Fukuoka, Aichi, and Osaka, and in July in Tokyo.

The second play, Bungo Stray Dogs: Kuro no Jidai (Black Era, visual at right), ran in Tokyo at the Sunshine Gekijō from September to October last year, and then ran in Osaka at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in October. The play covered part of the second television anime series.

The first play ran at the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama in December 2017, at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka in January 2018, and at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from January to February 2018. 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 last March. The anime will get a third season in April.

An anime film, titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, opened in Japan last March. Crunchyroll began streaming the film last September.

The manga also inspired a smartphone game that launched in December 2017. Ambition released the game in English on July 4, and Crunchyroll took over publication of the game in November. An OVA shipped with the manga's 13th compiled volume in August 2017.

Yen Press is publishing the manga in English.

Sources: Bungo Stray Dogs stage play's website, Animate Times

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