The official website for the anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri (Shionomiya Ayane wa Machigaenai.) and Hirukawa35’s supernatural manga, Bungou Stray Dogs, has revealed that the series will premiere in April on on Tokyo MX, Teletama, Chiba TV, tvk, Gifu Broadcasting (GBS), Mie TV Broadcasting, Sun TV, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, and BS11. The exact air date has yet to be revealed.
In addition to this, a new visual has been revealed in the February 2016 issue of Animage. Osamu Dazai and Atsushi Nakajima are illustrated by series’ character designer Nobuhiro Arai.
Here’s the most recent visual for the anime:
- Director: Takuya Igarashi (Soul Eater, Ouran Koukou Host Club)
- Script: Yoji Enokido (FLCL, Captain Earth)
- Animation Studio: BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha, Noragami)
The cast includes:
- Yuto Uemura (Tsukito Totsuka from Kamigami no Asobi) will voice Atsushi Nakajima
- Mamoru Miyano (Taichi Mashima from Chihayafuru) as Osamu Dazai
- Yoshimasa Hosoya (Daryun from Arslan Senki) as Doppo Kunikida
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Yato from Noragami) as Ranpo Edogawa
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mikado Ryuugamine from Durarara!!) as Junichirou Tanizaki
- Hiroyuki Kagura (Shouta from Turnover) as Kenji Miyazawa
- Yuu Shimamura (Aida Surugan from Gundam: G no Reconguista) as Akiko Yosano
- Chiaki Omigawa (Maka Albarn from Soul Eater) as Naomi Tanizaki
- Rikiya Koyama (Kiritsugu Emiya from Fate/stay night) as Yukichi Fukuzawa
- Kensho Ono (Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah.Zero) as Ryuunosuke Akutagawa
Bungou Stray Dogs is a Japanese manga written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Harukawa35, follows a detective agency whose members are modeled after great writers in Japanese history and have supernatural powers. The series has been serialized in Young Ace since 2012, and there are currently eight volumes in print. Bungou Stray Dogs has more than 1.7 million copies of its volumes in circulation.
Synopsis of Bungou Stray Dogs from Haruhichan:
Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers, and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They’re tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!