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5th ‘Bungo Stray Dogs’ Anime Season Announced

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© 2016 Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa / Kadokawa / Bungo Stray Dogs Partners

The anime adaptation of the Bungo Stray Dogs series has been pretty popular with a couple of seasons behind it, a spin-off anime, and some theatrical stuff as well. The popularity continues as a fourth season was announced for it back in November 2021 with Crunchyroll already revealing that they’ll be streaming it.

The series saw a January 4th, 2023 premiere with Crunchyroll handling the simulcast streaming for it. Now, the with the season finale out, it’s been revealed that a fifth season is in production with plans for a July 2023 debut. A new promo and key visual were released for it.

© 2016 Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa / Kadokawa / Bungo Stray Dogs Partners

The series got its availability recently with it open to members in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

The series comes from the manga that began in 2012 in the Young Ace magazine from writer Kafka Asagiri and artist Harukawa35.

The TV series adaptation was produced by Bones with Takuya Igarashi directing based on the screenplay by Yoji Enokido. Nobuhiro Arai served as both character designer and chief animation director.

The Japanese cast includes Yūto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima, Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai, Kensho Ono as Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Kishō Taniyama as Chūya Nakahara, Sumire Morohoshi as Kyōka Izumi, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Doppo Kunikida, Hiroshi Kamiya as Ranpo Edogawa, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Junichirō Tanizaki, Hiroyuki Kagura as Kenji Miyazawa, Yu Shimamura as Akiko Yosano, Chiaki Omigawa as Naomi Tanizaki, Rikiya Koyama as Yukichi Fukuzawa, Mitsuru Miyamoto as Ougai Mori, Sora Amamiya as Elise, Junichi Suwabe as Sakunosuke Oda, Jun Fukuyama as Ango Sakaguchi, Akira Ishida as Fyodor D, Yuuki Kaji as Saigiku Jōno, Yōhei Azakami as Tecchō Suehiro, Akio Ohtsuka as Genichirō Fukuchi, Makoto Koichi as Teruko Ōkura, Takehito Koyasu as Nikolai G, Takeshi Kusao as Mushitarō Oguri, and Shouya Chiba as Sigma.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The White Tiger and the Black Beast – Nakagawa Atsushi and Akutagawa Ryunosuke’s fight against Francis F. bring an end to the great war against the Guild. Life goes on as normal in Yokoyama, thanks to the continued truce between the Armed Detective Agency and the Port Mafia, who, together, saved the city from ruin. But there are still rumors of Guild stragglers and other crime organizations making their way in from abroad. Meanwhile, Dazai Osamu had premonitions of another impending disaster. Lurking in the darkness is the Fyodor D., leader of pirate organization Rats in the House of the Dead, his dreadful plans on the verge of execution.

© 2016 Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa / Kadokawa / Bungo Stray Dogs Partners
© 2016 Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa / Kadokawa / Bungo Stray Dogs Partners
© 2016 Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa / Kadokawa / Bungo Stray Dogs Partners