Some exciting news for all you fans of Bungou Stray Dogs. The anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's manga has just dropped a new promotional video for its highly anticipated fifth season. And guess what? The premiere is set for July 12th in Japan! Get ready to dive back into the action-packed world of the Armed Detective Agency and the Port Mafia.

New Themes and Musical Delights

The promotional video not only revealed the release date but also treated us to a sneak peek of the new musical goodies.

  • GRANRODEO will be rocking the opening theme, "Kurogane no Ori" (which translates to "Cage of Steel").
  • Luck Life will grace us with the closing theme, "Kiseki" (meaning "Miracle").
So get your headphones ready because it's going to be an auditory treat!

A Brief History of Bungou Stray Dogs Franchise

Let's take a quick trip down memory lane and revisit the origins of this captivating series. Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's manga made its debut in December 2012 through the pages of Young Ace magazine, published by Kadokawa. Since then, Bungou Stray Dogs has expanded its universe through multiple novelizations. However, the anime adaptation remains the centerpiece of the franchise.

The first season aired in Spring 2016, produced by the renowned BONES studio. It was followed by a second season in Fall 2016, keeping the excitement alive. Then, in March 2018, fans were treated to the film Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. The anime continued its journey with a third season in Spring 2018 and a fourth in Winter 2023.

A Stellar Cast and Creative Team

Voice cast

Now, let's talk about the talented individuals who bring these beloved characters to life.

  1. Yuuto Uemura voices the protagonist Atsushi Nakajima.
  2. Mamoru Miyano lends his voice to the enigmatic Osamu Dazai.
  3. Sumire Morohoshi takes on the role of the mysterious Kyouka Izumi.
  4. Kensho Ono brings the intensity as Ryuunosuke Akutagawa.
  5. Kishou Taniyama adds his flair as Chuuya Nakahara.

Production team

Behind the scenes:

  1. The direction of the anime rests in the capable hands of Takuya Igarashi, known for his work on Soul Eater, Ouran Koukou Host Club, and Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon.
  2. Youji Enokido, the mastermind behind Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ouran Koukou Host Club, takes charge of the writing and script supervision.
  3. And let's not forget the remarkable character design and animation direction by Nobuhiro Arai.

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The Battle Unfolds - Synopsis of Bungou Stray Dogs

Now, let's dig into the heart of the series. Bungou Stray Dogs follows the story of Atsushi Nakajima, who finds himself expelled from an orphanage and on the brink of starvation. Fate intervenes when he encounters a group of men from the Armed Detective Agency. These extraordinary individuals are known to tackle any case, even those too risky for the police and army.

Atsushi soon becomes entangled in their world and joins them on their missions. The city of Yokohama is home to individuals who bear the names of literary greats, each possessing unique powers associated with their namesake. Thus begins the epic clash between the mysterious abilities of the Armed Detective Agency and the ruthless Port Mafia.

Conclusion: Save the Date and Get Ready!

So, mark your calendars! Bungou Stray Dogs Season 5 will grace our screens starting July 12th. Get ready for thrilling adventures, captivating storytelling, and an unforgettable cast of characters. Stay tuned for more updates and get hyped for another incredible season 5!

Source: Comic Natalie


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