The stray dogs are on the prowl, and they’re ready for action and… literature?
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream the Bungō Stray Dogs anime series on their digital platform. The series kicks off on April 6 at 10:35AM Pacific (1:35PM Eastern) for all subscribers outside of Asia. New episodes will be added on a weekly basis.
Bungō Stray Dogs is based on Kafka Asagiri (writer) and Sango Harukawa’s (artist) manga series of the same name. Takuya Igarashi (Captain Earth, Ouran High School Host Club) is helming the project at Bones, while Nobuhiro Arai (Chaika – The Coffin Princess) provides character designs. Yoji Enokido (Melody of Oblivion, Ouran High School Host Club) is in charge of the show’s scripts.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Atsushi Nakajima: Yuuto Uemura
- Osamu Dazai: Mamoru Miyano
- Doppo Kunikda: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Rampo Edogawa: Hiroshi Kamiya
- Akiko Yosano: Yu Shimamura
- Junichiro Tanizaki: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Naomi Tanizaki: Chiaki Omigawa
- Yukichi Fukuzawa: Rikiya Koyama
- Ryunosuke Akutagawa: Kensho Ono
- Ichiyō Higuchi: Asami Seto
Crunchyroll describes Bungō Stray Dogs as follows:
Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the “Armed Detective Agency” said to solve incidents that even the military and police won’t touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that’s been terrorizing the population…
In the virtual city of Yokohama are individuals bearing the name of Bungo, “literary masters,” who possess unusual powers likened to that name. Now begins the battle between the mysterious Bungo powers!
Several character visuals, as well as a promotional video have been released to promote the series. You can check these out below: