Live-Action Bungō Stray Dogs: Beast Film's English-Subtitled Teaser Unveils More Cast, Staff, January 7 Debut
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The official website and Twitter account for Bungo Stray Dogs the Movie: Beast, the live-action film of Kafka Asagiri's light novel Bungo Stray Dogs: Beast, posted an English-subtitled teaser trailer on Friday. The teaser announces more of the film's cast and staff as well as its January 7 opening date.
The cast members, many of whom are returning from the various stage plays, include:
- Masashi Taniguchi as Sakunosuke Oda
- Teruma as Doppo Kuniki
- Ryōki Nagae as Rampo Edogawa
- Kōsuke Kuwano as Junichirō Tanizaki
- Hitoshi Horinouchi as Kenji Miyazawa
- Ao Hirakawa as Akiko Yosano
- Akari Saitō as Naomi Tanizaki
- Rui Tabuchi as Osamu Dazai
- Sakina Kuwae as Kyouka Izumi
- Ayaka Konno as Gin
- Keisuke Ueda as Chūya Nakahara
The "what-if" story imagines if Atsushi Nakajima was in the Port Mafia and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was in the Armed Detective Agency, instead of vice-versa. The story follows Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, who vows revenge on a man dressed in black in order to rescue his sister. However, as he is about to starve to death, a man from the Armed Detective Agency appears.
The Bungo Stray Dogs BEAST light novel shipped in Japan in April 2019. Shiwasu Hoshikawa launched a manga adaptation on December 26, 2019.
The first television anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga 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. The anime's third season premiered in April 2019, and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll and Funimation both streamed the series. Kanaineko's Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (Bungo Stray Dogs Ruff!) spinoff manga inspired a television anime that premiered on January 12, Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the anime. as it aired in Japan.