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New Anime【Bungō Stray Dogs】 Cast and Characters

Pictured above are the designs from some of the characters from Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa’s Bungō Stray Dogs manga which will get an anime adaptation in the new future.

The “battle action” story Bungō Stray Dogs 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, these writers solve mysteries as part of the “Armed Detective Agency.”

The series mainly features Japanese authors. I’ve captioned who’s who in the above pictures, along with their VA’s. Also featured are contemporary Japanese authors such as Yukito Ayatsuji (Tsukidate no Satsujin) and Natsuhiko Kyogoku (Requiem from the Darkness, Mōryō no Hako, Tōfu Kozō, Loups-Garous), as well as overseas authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Agatha Christie, and Dan Brown.

Takuya Igarashi and Yoji Enokido, the director and screenwriter team behind Ouran High School Host Club and Star Driver, will helm the anime at Studio BONES.

My 2 cents: Two of my favorite seiyuus, Hiroshi Kamiya and Kensho Ono, will be in this anime. So hearing these two lovely voices in the span of 30 mins will be an absolute treat, just as it was when the two starred as Akashi Seijuro and Kuroko Tetsuya in Kuroko no Basuke.