Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs

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Synonyms: Literary Stray Dogs, BSD
Japanese: 文豪ストレイドッグス
English: Bungo Stray Dogs
German: Bungo Stray Dogs
Spanish: Bungo Stray Dogs
French: Bungo Stray Dogs
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2016 to Jun 23, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 686088686,088 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #91
Members: 1,353,794
Favorites: 26,635

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For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima's orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be unaware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.

While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai's partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


This season adapts chapters 1 through 14 of the manga.

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Sep 17, 2023
I watched Bungou Stray Dogs (all 3 seasons + the movie, the OVA, and some of the Wan shorts). Here are my thoughts:

I generally speaking don't like action anime. I also dislike superpowers as a plot device. I prefer comedy served as a side dish; too much comedy will put me off depending on how palatable I find its flavour. For these reasons I expected that I would not enjoy Bungou Stray Dogs and in fact almost passed on it entirely. Just to be sure though, I pessimistically watched the first episode just in case.

I felt hooked at episode 3 and knew I'd be ...
Sep 11, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I have mixed feelings about this show despite being an avid viewer who's watched all the seasons and is currently reading the light novels. My main gripe about the show is how the studio can CLEARLY make this show great, and has done so with others but for some reason refuses too. I don't usually care if an anime follows the manga "faithfully" if they can add onto the source material and develop the characters further, but this adaptation does none of that.

There is so many missing things that is critical to a characters personality that is not in the anime, there are whole ...
Apr 27, 2023
Bungou Stray Dogs desperately attempts to be a quirky anime that tries to tell a "dark" and "gritty" story about organized crime, detectives and their interplay with a little bit of magic sprinkled in. However, the writing, whether it be the main characters, or any of the antagonists, or even the beats of the entire plot are at best generic (not inherently a bad thing) and at worst (which is the majority of the time) pedantically annoying and annoyingly melodramatic. It so badly wants you to empathize with the main character that every 2-3 episodes it flashes back to our protagonist Atsushis backstory, to the ...

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