Although it took a few weeks, the official website for Bungou Stray Dogs the BEAST movie has now finished its countdown, and it was confirmed that the movie will be a live-action. Set in Yokohama, “Stray Dogs BEAST” is also the first live-action film in the series. It will premiere on January 7, 2022. Check out the visual featuring Atsushi and Akutagawa:
Cast and Staff
The main cast members includes Shohei Hashimoto, who plays Ryunosuke Akutagawa, while Hiroki Torigoe plays Atsushi Nakajima. Besides them, the cast includes:
- Masashi Taniguchi as Sakunosuke Oda
- Teruma as Doppo Kunikida
- Ryoki Nagae as Ranpo Edogawa
- Kousuke Kuwano as Junichiro Tanizaki
- Hitoshi Horinouchi as Kenji Miyazawa
- Ao Hirokawa as Akiko Yosano
- Akari Saitou as Naomi Tanizaki
- Rui Tabuchi as Osamu Dazai
- Sakina Kuwae as Kyoka Izumi
- Ayaka Konno as Gin
- Keisuke Ueda as Chuuya Nakahara
The film will be directed by Koichi Sakamoto, who has worked on “Super Sentai,” “Masked Rider,” and “Ultraman” series, and is active both in Japan and abroad, specializing in action battles and VFX direction. Kafka Asagiri, who worked on the original manga as well as the novel version of “Bungou Stray Dogs”, will write the screenplay.
In addition, a teaser trailer is available:
What is Bungou Stray Dogs?
The battle manga’s setting is in modern-day Yokohama, featuring Atsushi Nakajima, Osamu Dazai, and also Ryunosuke Akutagawa. The series was first serialized in the January 2013 issue of “Young Ace” (KADOKAWA) and has now sold over 8.5 million copies (including electronic copies). Various media mixes are currently being developed, including a novel version in Kadokawa Beans Bunko, as well as an anime adaptation that has 3 seasons. Additionally, you can read Funimation’s synopsis below:
Stalked by a beastly white tiger, Atsushi Nakajima has no idea that the menace lives inside him—a power that catches the attention of the Armed Detective Agency. Using inhuman abilities to combat crime, this team takes Atsushi under the wing of their most eccentric member, Dazai. Together, they tear through mafia-muddled mysteries while enemies keep an eye on the tiger’s lofty bounty.
Bungou Stray Dogs anime fans have a good understanding of their supernatural abilities, and the live-action will look to translate them similarly. The trailer looks interesting, and we’ll look forward to January!
Source: Press Release