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Bungo Stray Dogs Vol. #12 Manga Review

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This arc really appeals to those that like mysteries or enjoy the detective genre.

For the sake of peace.

Creative Staff
Story: Kafka Asagiri
Art: Sango Harukawa
Translation/Adaptation: Kevin Gifford

What They Say
With the heads of the Detective Agency and the Port Mafia hospitalized due to a deadly virus, a one-on-one battle between Akutagawa and Kyouka, and Chuuya and Ranpo threatens to wreak havoc on the city of Yokohama! Meanwhile, Kunikida and Atsushi are in a desperate search for a cure, but will they make it in time or be forced to fight their old nemesis once more?!

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Both the Agency’s president and Mafia’s boss are infected with a cannibal virus, where one must die so the other lives. The Mafia assaults the Agency quickly, but the Agency is already on the run with the President. Ranpo and Kunikida take the reins and go after a virus user, but the situation is suspicious, especially since there are small children with machine guns and grenades, and it turns out they are on a wild goose chase.

Tanizaki has been captured by the Mafia, but not for long. He goes after the Mafia boss, but he is cornered by one of their skill users. Kyouka arrives in time to save him and make an escape. The Agency’s President mutters an order to not go after the Mafia and the rest of the Agency has to make up their minds what they will do as time slipping away quickly. While some of the Agency and Mafia battle, Kunikida and Atsushi are checking in with Katai to see if he any information, but it appears he’s been killed. Quietly the President and the Mafia’s boss meet in secret with the intent of killing each other to save their organizations, and a little bit of their back story is introduced with a surprise appearance of a new character.

In Summary:
This arc really appeals to those that like mysteries or enjoy the detective genre. There’s a lot going on, including action galore, but the centerpiece is truly the storytelling and how the clues are unfolding at the same time the story moves forward. It keeps the story moving along nicely while layers of character interactions support the flow of the story. It’s really intriguing and I feel one of the best arc to the story so far.

Content Grade: B+
Art Grade: A-
Packaging Grade: A-
Text/Translation Grade: A

Age Rating: Teen
Released By: Yen Press
Release Date: September 24, 2019
MSRP: $13.00

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