Osamu Dazai's Entrance Exam
Novel Vol 1
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Author Kafka Asagiri
Illustrator Sango Harukawa
Published on March 29, 2014 (JP)
June 18, 2019 (US)
Published by Kadokawa
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Bungo Stray Dogs: Osamu Dazai's Entrance Exam is the 1st light novel in the series. It details Osamu Dazai joining the Armed Detective Agency through Doppo Kunikida's perspective. Entrance Exam was adapted into the anime, filling in Episode 6 and Episode 7 of the series.

It consists of eight chapters in total.


Doppo Kunikida is an idealist and a strait-laced detective at the Armed Detective Agency, an organization that takes on dangerous jobs that even the police won't handle. Everything in his life is progressing as planned until one day he's ordered to watch over the new guy, Osamu Dazai, a suspicious fellow of unknown origin who is obsessed with the thought of suicide. While investigating an unusual case involving a so-called haunted building, they find several of the missing people from another investigation. However, before they can find out how these cases connect, they are attacked by the mafia's Ryunosuke Akutagawa, sworn enemy of the agency! This is the beginning of a hopelessly inseparable relationship between two detectives. A battle of Abilities erupts in the shadows of Yokohama!



  • Prologue: Raising Curtains
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Intermission Part 1
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Intermission Part 2
  • Epilogue: Closing Curtains

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