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Bungo Stray Dogs (文豪ストレイドッグス Bungō Sutorei Doggusu, lit. Literary Stray Dogs?) is the anime adaptation of Bungo Stray Dogs. It is produced by Studio BONES [1] and has premiered on Tokyo MX and other TV networks. Takuya Igarashi was hired as the director and Yoji Enokido as the screenwriter (the same duo that worked on Ouran High School Host Club and Star Driver). GRANRODEO performed the anime's opening theme, titled "Trash Candy", [2] and Luck Life performed the anime's ending theme, titled "Namae wo Yobu yo" ((名前を呼ぶよ, I'll call your name).[3]

The series was split into two halves: the first half, containing twelve episodes, premiered on 7 April 2016 and ended on 23 June 2016,[4] being broadcast on Tokyo MX, Teletama, Chiba TV, tvk, GBS (Gifu Broadcasting), Mie TV, SUN, TVQ Kyushu, and BS11. [5]

The second half, also containing twelve episodes, premiered on 6 October 2016 and ended on 22 December 2016.[6] The series has been licensed for streaming by Crunchyroll. [7] As for the second half, SCREEN mode sung the opening theme titled "Reason Living" while Luck Life once again sung the ending theme titled "Kaze ga Fuku Machi" (風が吹く街, lit. "The city where the wind blows").

On 21 July 2018, it was announced that the series would receive a third season.[8] The third season premiered from 12 April 2019 and ended on 28 June 2019, being broadcast on Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS, SUN, BS11, and Wowow. [9] Granrodeo performed the third seasons' opening theme "Setsuna no Ai" (セツナの愛 lit. "A moment's love") and Luck Life performed the third season's ending theme "Lily". [10]

Japanese Cast

English Cast

Seasons and Episodes

Main article: List of Episodes
Season Episodes Chapters Adapted Original Air Date
1 12 Chapter 1 - Chapter 16 March 27, 2016 - June 23, 2016
2 12 Chapter 17 - Chapter 37 October 06, 2016 - December 16, 2016
3 12 Chapter 38 - Chapter 53 April 12, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Music

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Movies

OVA


Gallery

Anime Character Designs

Promotional Videos

Reception

The anime series and its film have been popular, appearing in multiple polls, involving its style, cosplay among others.[11] Atomix listed it as the fifth-best anime from 2016, praising its premise, designs and references to writers.[12] In the Newtype Anime Awards 2016-2017 at the Machi Asobi Vol. 19 event, the anime series took the second place in "Best television series" behind Fate/Apocrypha.[13] The home media releases of the series were also popular in Japan, achieving good sales.[14] [15] [16] The film Dead Apple was also the winner of "Newtype's "Theatrical Film Award" in 2018.[17] In 2019, the series once again took second place in the best television series award behind Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in the same magazine's awards.[18]

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