Bungou Stray Dogs: Beast
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Bungou Stray Dogs: Beast

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Japanese: 文豪ストレイドッグス BEAST
English: Bungo Stray Dogs: Beast
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 2019 to Jan 26, 2022
Genres: Action Action, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Detective Detective
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Asagiri, Kafka (Story), Hoshikawa, Shiwasu (Art)


Score: 8.661 (scored by 48714,871 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #692
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1371
Members: 14,049
Favorites: 737

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Bungo Stray Dogs: Beast
Volume 1


Ryuunosuke Akutagawa lives in the slums, using his ability to beat up anyone who dares lay a finger on his sister, Gin, or his friends. But his life takes a turn for the worse when armed criminals come after his gang, killing them in the process. In an attempt to avenge his friends, Akutagawa finds himself on the verge of death. A mysterious man dressed in black greets him, saying that he will take care of his sister until Akutagawa is ready to challenge him again.

More than four years have passed, and there is still no sign of the man in black or Gin. Even so, Akutagawa refuses to give up on his search. When Sakunosuke Oda takes pity on his living conditions and invites him to become a member of the Armed Detective Agency, an opportunity arises for Akutagawa to finally get a lead on Gin's whereabouts.

Unbeknownst to him, however, Gin is guarded by none other than Port Mafia's wicked leader, Osamu Dazai, and his successor, Atsushi Nakajima—the infamous "White Reaper." To save his sister, Akutagawa must overcome his weakness and sacrifice it all.

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Bungou Stray Dogs: Beast was published in English by Yen Press from August 24, 2021 to January 17, 2023.

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Jun 3, 2022
I always have some kind of dissatisfaction when it comes to 'Bungou Stray Dogs'. Despite liking the different eye designs, the abilities based on real life authors and if we're talking about the Anime, the cool OSTs (I still listen to Eye of the Tiger & Inou no Susume) , I always had one problem.
Dazai is *too* interesting.
This might be one of the few cases where I found a character being 'too' interesting as a problem. Look, Dazai is cool and pretty much the boss & mastermind of the whole story, so bringing him at every point, in every character's episode, made him more of ...
Jul 16, 2021
Preliminary (16/22 eps)
(Does not contain spoilers, sorry for my bad English and the Spanish translation of the review is at the end)
Bungou stray dogs beast, is a non-canonical story to the original, where they do not put in an "alternate" situation in which the roles of Atsushi and Akutagawa are reversed.
It can be read if you have seen the first two seasons of BSD, since that way the characters that are presented will be known in advance and a better understanding of the scenes will be given.

Story: 9. Although it is a work marked in the category of "shounen" it tells you a story more raw than ...

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