The upcoming Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 revealed a new key visual along with two more cast additions. The fourth season of the beloved series will premiere in January of 2023, as announced during this year’s Crunchyroll Expo.
In addition to the visual, Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 also announced that Yohei Azakami and Yuki Kaji will be joining the cast as Tetcho Suehiro and Saigiku Jono.
The main cast for the anime includes Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai, Yuto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Doppo Kunikida, Hiroshi Kamiya as Ranpo Edogawa, Kensho Ono as Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Kishio Taniyama as Chuya Nakahara, and more. The new season will introduce the Hunting Dogs, a special unit tasked with hunting down our heroes. Some of the members, Ochi Fukuchi (Akio Otsuka), Teruko Okura (Makoto Koichi), Nikolai Gogol (Takehito Koyasu), and Mushitaro Oguri (Takeshi Kusao), appeared in the trailer:
Studio Bones is returning to animate the sequel. Takuya Igarashi is directing, while Youjo Enokido is writing the screenplay and overseeing the series composition. Both Igarashi and Enokido worked on the previous seasons; Igarashi directed the Dead Apple movie. Nobuhiro Arai is doing character designs and is also credited as the chief animation director.
Bungo Stray Dogs is based on a manga by Kafka Asagiri, with Harukawa35 illustrations. Serialization started in 2012 in Young Ace magazine with Yen Press holding the English license. A prequel manga with Sango Harukawa’s art is currently ongoing in Kadokawa Beans Bunko magazine.
The anime adaptation premiered in the Spring of 2016, with a second season following in the Fall season of the same year. Season 3 aired in 2019. The franchise also has a movie titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, as well as an OVA Bungo Stray Dogs: Walking Alone from 2017. A stage play titled Storm Bringer was announced earlier this year and a live-action movie is also in the works.
Yen Press describes the plot as:
Having been kicked out of the orphanage, a despairing young man by the name of Atsushi Nakajima rescues a strange man from a suicide attempt–Osamu Dazai. Turns out that Dazai is part of an armed-detective agency staffed by individuals whose supernatural powers take on a literary bent!
Source: Official Twitter
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