Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! Anime Confirms More Returning Cast
posted on by Alex Mateo
The official website for the television anime of Kanaineko's Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (Bungo Stray Dogs Ruff!) spinoff manga for the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise revealed additional returning cast members for the series on Wednesday.
Chiaki Omigawa as Naomi Tanizaki
Rikiya Koyama as Yukichi Fukuzawa
The anime will premiere in January. The previously revealed cast members include:
- Yūto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima
- Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Doppo Kunikida,
- Sumire Morohoshi as Kyōka Izumi
- Kensho Ono as Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
- Kishō Taniyama as Chūya Nakahara
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Ranpo Edogawa
- Hiroyuki Kagura as Kenji Miyazawa
- Yu Shimamura as Akiko Yosano
Toshihiro Kikuchi (episode director on Vinland Saga, Great Pretender) is directing the anime at BONES and Nomad. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Hetalia The Beautiful World, Girls' Last Tour, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) is in charge of series scripts. Hiromi Daimi (episode animation director on Re:CREATORS, Dropkick on My Devil!) is designing the characters.
Asagiri and 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 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.
The first television anime adaptation aired from April to June 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The anime's second 12-episode series aired from October to 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's third season premiered in April 2019, and Crunchyroll and Funimation are both streaming the series.
The manga also inspired a smartphone game that launched in December 2017. Ambition released the game in English in July 2018, and Crunchyroll took over publication of the game in November 2018. An OVA shipped with the manga's 13th compiled volume in August 2017.
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