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Bungo Stray Dogs Anime's 3rd Season Previewed in Promo Video

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New series premieres on April 12

The official website for the third television anime season based on Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga began streaming the show's promotional video on Thursday.

The website and video also revealed that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 12 at 10:30 p.m., before airing later that evening on TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. The show will later air on WOWOW and tvk, and will stream on d Anime Store.

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.

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.

GRANRODEO performs the opening theme song "Setsuna no Ai," and Luck Life performs the ending theme song "Lily." 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.

Source: Bungo Stray Dogs anime's website


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