Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

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Bungo Stray Dogs is one of the most famous Japanese Anime was quite a hit instantaneously. It left the fans wondering what the next season would be like and when would it be released.  For the newbies, who are yet to have a fair idea of what anime is, here’s all that you would need to know.

Better known as, ‘Bungō Sutorei Doggusu’ in Japanese, ‘Bungo Stray Dogs is a Seinen Anime from Japan that aired for the first time in 2016. The writer of this popular Japanese show is Kafka Asagiri. The illustrations for the show is done by Sango Harukawa and it is produced by Young Magazine.

The idea behind anime can be traced to the writer himself. Owing to a rather unique thought, Asagiri wanted to portray the character of several artists who are no more alive. He gave their characters a rebirth as teenagers and young adults with extraordinary powers that enable them to do supernatural activities.

Soon after the initial publication was done, it became so popular that a television show started airing soon. It soon became popular and earned many fans as well as critics. As a result of its positive reception,  the next season was released soon after, in October 2016. The third season took a little more time and was released only after three years. The magic was played again, and the fans eagerly await the fourth season. The show is directed by Takuya Igarashi and is written by Yoji Enokiddo. The series was first published by Kadokawa Shoten and was aired in 21 volumes.

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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Plotline

The conceptual basis of the show is a small group of young adults who act as detectives. They use their supernatural abilities to analyze the mysterious doings in their surroundings. With Atsushi Nakajima being the protagonist of the show, the series is quite engaging till the end. The show begins with Atsushi being kicked out from his orphanage where some mysterious activities were known to occur.

Atsushi was help responsible for all those activities. Sadly, he is confronted with rather tough days of his life. He has no roof over his head, nothing to eat and is feeling pathetic and hopeless. This situation drives Atsushi to an extent that he is almost on the verge of death unless a man named Osamu Dazai comes to rescue him. Atsushi comes to know that Osamu is investigating the case of a mystical tiger, the same as the one that often attacked his orphanage.

He further comes to know that Osamu has some extraordinary powers. He is excited to join Osamu in his venture. Doppo Kunikida further joins them in their pursuit. The trio is all focused to unveil the cause of this mystery. The major plot focuses on how they move step by step in a rather breathtaking journey towards solving the crime. The later part of the show is focused on a clash with The Guild, which is an American Supernatural Organization.

The Primary Characters that would feature on bungo Stray dogs

Based on a group of adults all having distinctive supernatural powers, the show focuses on various characters. You can have a quick look at their character here:

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Atsushi Nakajima: Named after the 20th-century author, Atsushi is the protagonist of the show. He portrays the character that is inspired through a book by none other than the writer himself. Traumatized for being thrown out of his orphanage, Atsushi is desperate to find a reason for his survival. Solving the tiger mystery would be the opportunity he needs to restore his confidence! With the ability to turn himself into a White Tiger under the moonlight, he gains his speed, strength, durability, and the capability to regenerate. The interesting part is he has little control over his powers and cannot remember his transformation. While on his venture, he discovers that he can transform his limbs like that of a tiger to enhance his physique. All in all, Atsushi portrays a confident man who has a purity of heart and is capable of fighting for people he values.

Osamu Dazai: Named after one of the most well-known fictional characters from Japan, Osamu’s character is voiced by Mamoru Miyano. Osamu portrays a well-known member of the Armed Detective Agency. When Atsushi turns into a suicide maniac, Osamu extends him the support he requires. He is willing to commit suicide someday if he has a pretty woman to die alongside. His is the ability to negate any supernatural ability by his touch itself.

Doppo Kunikida: This is the role of Dazai’s assistant. Voiced by Yoshimasa Hososya, Doppo is known to plan and write everything. The supernatural power possessed by him is rather exceptional. Whatever he writes into his notebook would come into existence!

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Besides the three major characters, several other characters like Kyoka Izumi, Kenji Miyazawa, Ranpo Edogawa, Katai Tayama, Akiko Yosano and Kirako Haruno are a part of the show.

Do I get to watch a short glimpse for now?

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

Though most of the viewers were excitedly anticipating the release of a trailer, any information on the same is yet to be confirmed.

Where to find the English dubbed version of Bungo Stray Dog?

The dubbed episodes of the series will be available on websites like Crunchyroll and Funimation. All the episodes of the previous season also appeared on these websites.

When will the wait get over For Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4?

Ever since the official announcement was made on Twitter regarding the fourth season of anime in November 2021, people have been so excited about its release. The news was further confirmed by Crunchyroll which announced the commencement of the new season. They further confirmed the season would be son available for simulcast streaming in Japan. Though there is no one date that we can pin on the calendar, we can always make some guesswork based on what we know about the show. Though no official announcements have been made yet, several websites have been anticipating its release date in 2022 itself.

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