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Crunchyroll Begins Selling ‘Bungo Stray Dogs’ Anime Season 5 English Dubbed Episodes Digitally

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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 fifth season was announced for it back in March 2023 with Crunchyroll already revealing that they’ll be streaming it.

The series saw a January 12th, 2023 premiere with Crunchyroll handling the simulcast streaming for it. Crunchyroll has set a July 26th, 2023 premiere for the English dub with Kirstie Simone directing it from the adaptation by Jeff Nimoy. The latest update on the dub now has Crunchyroll starting to sell it digitally through Amazon with the first seven episodes currently available. They’re only available on a per-episode basis of $2.99 each as no full-season option is available. There are also two listings, with this one being available in North America and the other one not available in North America.

The English cast includes:

  • Atsushi Nakajima voiced by Max Mittelman
  • Doppo Kunikida voiced by Patrick Seitz
  • Edgar Allen Poe voiced by Todd Haberkorn
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky voiced by Ray Chase
  • Kyouka Izumi voiced by Cherami Leigh
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery voiced by Cristina Vee
  • Osamu Dazai voiced by Kaiji Tang
  • Rampo Edogawa voiced by Landom McDonald
  • Yukichi Fukuzawa voiced by Jamieson Prince

Supporting Cast

  • Ango Sakaguchi voiced by Michael Yurchak
  • Katai Tayama voiced by Steve Staley
  • Minoura voiced by Doug Stone
  • Nikolai Gogol voiced by Jeff Schine
  • Saigiku Jouno voiced by Adam McArthur
  • Sigma voiced by Cory Yee

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