Bungou Stray Dogs season 4 is the highly anticipated sequel to its previous three seasons. Here are all the latest updates from TGC. Bungou Stray Dogs contains about 90 chapters. Each season features almost 18-19 chapters. This shows that there is enough material for Season 4 to start.
Bungou Stray Dogs or ‘Bungō Sutorei Doggusu’ is a hugely popular anime series. It is based on a seinen manga series of the same name. Written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. The manga, serialized in the Young Ace magazine, began publishing in 2012. Owing to its popularity, it was soon adapted to be turned into an anime. It has currently three seasons released.
The first season aired on April 7, 2016, followed by a second season soon after in October of the same year. The third season premiered three years later on April 12, 2019, concluding on June 28 after a 12 episode run. Fans of the series have since then been eagerly awaiting news of a Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 and while not yet confirmed is most certainly guaranteed to happen.
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Release Date:
Although seasons 1 and 2 succeeded each other in a matter of a few months, season 3 only premiered after three years from the end of season 2. Given that there is no official announcement yet, we cannot say for sure when the new season will arrive. However, there have been rumors of a possible 2022 release of the Bungou Stray Dogs season 4. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed almost all releases of TV series and shows, the same can be expected for Bungou Stray Dogs. Some subreddits predicted that Season 4 will release in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum we seem to expect this year is some good news
About Bungou Stray Dogs
The anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi (who has previously been involved in the making of series like Ouran Highschool Host Club and Soul Eater among others), is a supernatural comedy revolving around protagonist Atsushi Nakajima (voiced by Yuto Uemura for the Japanese dub and Max Mittelman for the English dub) and his mysterious adventures with the “Armed Detective Agency.” The story has the unique concept of where each character of the Armed Detective Agency has the persona of a bygone famous personality re-imagined as a teenager or a young adult.
The Story So Far
Before moving on to the cast of Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 let’s get a quick recap.
The main character of Bungou Stray Dogs, Atsushi Nakajima, in the first episodes of the series realizes that he can turn himself into a pale tiger when revealed to the moonlight. After coming across Atsushi’s power a man named Osamu Dazai hires into a group organization called the “Armed Detective Agency.” He realizes there are several others like him in the Armed Detective Agency, who have magical powers. Everyone in the agency uses their magical powers to fight crime.
Episode one kicks off with the MC Atsushi in a state of hopeless misery after being banished from his orphanage. Where he was suspected to be the reason behind a series of mysterious happenings. From this miserable state, he is rescued by Osamu Dazai who introduces himself as a supernatural detective on the hunt for a mystical tiger. The same tiger was responsible for causing disturbances at the orphanage. Atsushi agrees to join Dazai on the trail for this tiger along with another Armed Detective Agency member Doppo Kunikida.
Who is the Cast of Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4?
Yuto Uemura voiced the voice of the boy who this story is about i.e., Atsushi Nakajima. He has worked as a voice cast for famous animes like My Hero Academia, Haikyuu., etc. The voice of Osamu Dazai is provided by Mamuro Miyano. Some of his remarkable works include the voice cast of the main character, Light Yagami in Death Note.
As for the side characters, Ryunosuke Akutagawa voiced by Kensho Ono. Perp Chuya Nakahara voiced by Kisho Taniyama. Det. Doppo Kunikida voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya, Det. Ranpo Edogawa voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya, Akiko Yosano voiced by Yu Shimamura, Det. Junichiro Tanizaki as Toshiyuki Toyonaga.
It is safe to mention that we don’t know for sure if the same voice cast will return in Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4. We might expect some new characters and voice cast in the upcoming season.
The Plot of Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4
In Season 3, the last five episodes covered the Cannibalism Arc. This arc depicts a criminal group called “Rats in the house of the dead”. It is believed that this arc will continue in Season 4 as well. The lead of this group is a man named Fyodor Dostoevsky. He is pet named as Demon by Det. Osamu Dezai.
Subsequently, The next arc in Season 4 is named “Decay of Angles”, which is yet another criminal group. As a matter of fact, it is also let by the same leade i.e. Fyodor Dostoevsky or Demon. The season is set to begin when Atsushi is seen growing up in an orphanage. Later, a tiger of which only Atsushi is afraid of enters the orphanage and seems to destroy everything near it. We’re even made aware of Osamu Dazai, a man who Atsushi saved from drowning.
The entirety of Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 will revolve around these characters, as known.
Is Bungou Stray Dogs Cancelled?
The straight answer to whether Bungou Stray Dogs is Cancelled or not is No. Bungou Stray Dogs is Not Cancelled. The long answer is we don’t know that yet. Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3 premiered in 2019. It’s been 2 years since the last Season 3 was released and we haven’t gotten any announcement from the creators yet. However Bungou Stray Dogs is a very popular series, therefore it is highly unlikely that the creator would cancel the series.
Where Can You Watch The Previous Seasons?
Apart from the three seasons, an Original Video Animation or OVA titled ‘Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu’ was released in 2017. And a movie titled ‘Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple’ premiered on March 3, 2018.
The previous three seasons are available on streaming platforms like Crunchyroll and Funimation in both subbed and dubbed versions.
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Conclusion
In conclusion, fans need to wait a little longer. Till we can get an official announcement for the release of the Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4. Till then fans may enjoy the manga version of the story which has been updated much further.
Frequently Asked Question About Bungou Stray Dogs
1)Why is Dazai covered in bandages?
Ans- Dazai along with all the major characters in Bungou Stray Dogs are based on real authors. Dazai’s character is based on real-life Japanese author Dazai Osamu, who tried to commit suicide multiple times in his life eventually succeeding. And just like Dazai Osamu, Dazai in Bungaou Stray Dogs is also shown trying to commit suicide in the series. And the bandages are there to hide his injuries from these previous attempts.
2)Will there be a Bungou Stray Dogs season 4?
Ans- Seeing the previous record and popularity of the series it is highly likely that we’ll get another season of Bungou Stray Dogs. It is only a matter of time until we get an official announcement.
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