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Bungo Stray Dogs 3rd Season Casts Kenichi Suzumura

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Suzumura plays shut-in hacker Katai Tayama in April anime

The official website for the third television anime season based on Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga revealed on Thursday that Kenichi Suzumura will join the anime's cast as the character Katai Tayama. Tayama is a hacker who has known Kunikida for a decade. A former Armed Detective Agency member, he now lives as a shut-in in his apartment.

The anime will premiere this April.

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

GRANRODEO performs the opening theme song, and Luck Life performs 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 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 last March.

The Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple anime film opened in Japan last March. Crunchyroll screened the film in the United States and Canada last May, and began streaming the film online last September.

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

Sources: Bungo Stray Dogs anime's website, Comic Natalie

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