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The anime Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! will be released in January 2021

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the spin-off manga written by Neco Kanai, Bungou Stray Dogs Wan! The first promotional image of the project was published and it was confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for the month of January 2021.

Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!

Kanai has been publishing this comedy and tales of life spin-off manga on Kadokawa publisher’s Young Ace UP website since December 2015. The publisher published the sixth compiled volume in December 2019. On the other hand, Harukawa publishes the manga Bungou Stray Dogs has been featured in Kadokawa publisher’s Young Ace magazine since 2012. The publisher published the 18th compiled volume in December 2019.

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The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Bones Studios, directed by Takuya Igarashi and scripts written by Youji Enokido, released in April 2016. A twelve-episode second season premiered in October 2016, followed by a twelve-episode third season released in April 2019. The franchise also featured an animated feature film titled Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, released in March 2018 in Japan.

Cast of voices

Yuuto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima.
Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai.
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Doppo Kunikida.
Sumire Morohoshi as Kyouka Izumi.
Kensho Ono as Ryuunosuke Akutagawa.
Kishou Taniyama as Chuuya Nakahara.

Production team

Satonobu Kikuchi (Vinland Saga, Great Pretender) is directing the anime at Bones Studios in collaboration with Nomad Studios.
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Hetalia The Beautiful World, Girls ’Last Tour, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Hiromi Daimi (Re: CREATORS, Jashin-chan Dropkick) is in charge of character design.

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Bungou Stray Dogs Synopsis

For weeks, the orphanage where Atsushi Nakajima resides has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected of being behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is suddenly expelled from the orphanage and left hungry, homeless and wandering the city.

While starving on a river bank, Atsushi prevents a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Capricious, suicide enthusiast, and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the young man. Together with Dazai’s partner, Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but their resolution leaves Atsushi in a difficult situation. As various events unfold, Atsushi is forced to join his firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases that the police cannot handle, along with his many enigmatic collaborators.

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