Cannibalism Arc is the fourth story arc of Bungo Stray Dogs. It introduces a new group of antagonists, the Rats in the House of the Dead.

Summary

A new criminal organization called the Rats in the House of the Dead makes its existence known to the Agency. Little is known about it and its alleged leader, Fyodor Dostoevsky, but a downward spiral begins when Yukichi Fukuzawa is attacked and left gravely ill. Both him and the Port Mafia's leader, Ōgai Mori, have been infected with a virus named Cannibalism. After forty-eight hours, the virus will destroy the hosts' internal organs, unless one of them dies before the virus outbreak, thus nullifying the other's illness. The Agency and the Port Mafia start a blood feud to save their respective leaders before it is too late.

Appearances

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Battles

Participants Result
Yukichi Fukuzawa vs The Masked Assassin The Masked Assassin ambushes Fukuzawa and infects him with the Cannibalism virus.[1]
Ōgai Mori vs The Masked Assassin The Assassin blows Mori's car up, but the Port Mafia boss is saved in time by Elise. [2]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa vs The Masked Assassin Akutagawa faces the Masked Assassin and discovers his true identity: the Assassin is Nathaniel Hawthorne, the former reverend of the Guild. [3]
Ōgai Mori vs Fyodor Dostoevsky Dressed up as a policeman, Fyodor tricks Mori, stabs him and infects him with the Cannibalism virus. Fyodor manages to run away despite Elise chasing him. [4]
Fyodor Dostoevsky vs Osamu Dazai Fyodor explains his plot behind the use of the Cannibalism virus, as it will lead to the Agency and Port Mafia's mutual destruction. Dazai is then shot by a sniper and sent to the hospital. [5]
Chūya Nakahara, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, the Black Lizards vs the Armed Detective Agency The Port Mafia raids the hospital where Fukuzawa is taken care of. Thanks to Tanizaki's ability, the Agency, and the President escape unscathed. [6]
Atsushi Nakajima, Doppo Kunikida vs the virus ability user's "little siblings" Atsushi and Kunikida manage to pass through the armed children, but a little girl dies in the fight. [7]
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki vs Ryūrō Hirotsu, Gin Akutagawa, Michizō Tachihara Thanks to Kunikida's ability, Tanizaki manages to untie himself; he faces the three Black Lizards executives and escapes thanks to his ability before running towards Mori's room.[8]
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Kyōka Izumi vs Kōyō Ozaki Kōyō stabs Tanizaki in the back to prevent him from killing Mori. Tanizaki is then saved by Kyōka. [9]
Akiko Yosano, Kenji Miyazawa, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki vs Port Mafia underlings The three of them easily pave a way to the Port Mafia's headquarters entrance. [10]
Ranpo Edogawa vs Chūya Nakahara Ranpo lures Chūya into battle; before any blow is dealt, Ranpo traps them both in a book provided by Edgar Allan Poe. [11]
Ichiyō Higuchi vs Kyōka Izumi Higuchi is ambushed by Kyōka but is saved by Akutagawa's intervention. [12]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa vs Kyōka Izumi The two exchange blows and words, but Kyōka withdraws from the battle because of Kajii's impending attack. [13]
Motojirō Kajii vs Akiko Yosano, Kenji Miyazawa, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki Kajii's devastating lemon bombs prevent the three Agency members from entering further into the Port Mafia's building, and Yosano eventually calls for a retreat.[14]
Yukichi Fukuzawa vs Ōgai Mori The two leaders agree that a duel to the death is the only way to prevent a bloodier conflict from happening between their two organizations. Fukuzawa manages to neutralize Elise but the Port Mafia boss tricks his opponent and stabs him in the throat. The sudden intervention of Sōseki Natsume prevents Mori from killing Fukuzawa. [15]
Younger Yukichi Fukuzawa vs thug underlings Ten years ago, Fukuzawa killed about twenty thug guards in order to save Mori who faked his capture in order to obtain some intel. [16]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Atsushi Nakajima vs Rats in the House of the Dead guards Atsushi stops Akutagawa from killing the two guards and gets some information about the enemy's base. [17]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Atsushi Nakajima vs Alexander Pushkin They eventually face the real virus ability user, but Akutagawa is infected with the Cannibalism virus during the fight. Pushkin flees.[18]
Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Atsushi Nakajima vs Ivan Goncharov As they now fight against Goncharov and his ability granting him control over stone, Atsushi and Akutagawa are in trouble. They eventually overpower Goncharov by merging their two abilities, and Akutagawa lends his Demonic Armour to Atsushi. [19]
Yukichi Fukuzawa, Ōgai Mori vs Alexander Pushkin The two leaders knock Pushkin out and free themselves from the Cannibalism death sentence. [20]

Impact

  • Fukuzawa and Mori's shared past is explained.
  • Sōseki Natsume appears for the first time in his human form. Until now, he has been only seen in his cat form as Kirako Haruno's cat, Mii-chan.
  • Four members of the Rats in the House of the Dead have been identified so far at the end of the Cannibalism arc: the leader Fyodor Dostoevsky, the virus ability user Alexander Pushkin, the former Guild member Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ivan Goncharov.
  • It is made clear that Dazai's ability nullifies Yosano's; Dazai thus must undergo the traditional healing process.
  • Fyodor is arrested and locked up at the end of the arc.

References

  1. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 46.
  2. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 46.
  3. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 46.
  4. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 46.
  5. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 46.
  6. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 47.
  7. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 47.
  8. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 48.
  9. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 48.
  10. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 49.
  11. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 49.
  12. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 49.
  13. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 49.
  14. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 49.
  15. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga and Anime: Chapter 50 and Episode 36.
  16. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga and Anime: Chapter 50 and Episode 36.
  17. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 51.
  18. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 51.
  19. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 51.
  20. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 53.


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