Hello guys! It’s Tonisenpai again with another super late update! (Ducks rocks thrown by angry fans)…OTL And as for the featured image, I know there’s a watermark on it, but it was one of the best images that gave the whole lineup of characters, names included, to give you a good view of most of the cast. Now, without further ado…
Bungou Stray Dogs has just about ended another wonderful season! I would be remiss if I would not discuss this wonderful anime with you guys, so here goes…
The manga’s anime adaptation was created by our beloved anime company Bones, the creators of the famed anime Fullmetal Alchemist. Season one starts off with the main character, Nakajima Atsushi, who was an orphan unfortunate enough to be kicked out of the orphanage and onto the streets. Dressed in rags, penniless, and contemplating theft, poor Atsushi-kun wanders along the shores of starvation…or is it the local river?
In the water, he notices someone casually drowning (how does that work?). At risk to himself and against his better judgment, the orphan boy saves the man, only to find out he a crazed detective with an unhealthy obsession with committing suicide named Dazai Osamu.
Dazai, ever the strange individual, invites the kid to a free meal to be paid (unwillingly) by his partner Kunikida, also from the same agency. During their outing, Dazai informs Atsushi of a dangerous tiger that is wandering the streets, wreaking havoc on the surrounding population and that they are in hot pursuit of the creature.
This revelation leads to a series of plot twists that reveals the culprit and brings about Atsushi’s eventual induction into the paranormal detective agency.
I really love this anime a lot. Dazai is one of my favorite characters. There are times when he gets serious and his past is shrouded in mystery, but he mostly serves as comic relief for the majority of his screen time. His relationship with Atsushi is the cutest thing, as he is forever protecting his kouhai. Eventually finding out about a price on his head and dodging kidnapping attempts from the Port Mafia, Atsushi needs all the protection he can get!
Atsushi’s personality fits right in with the weirdos at the agency, what with his penchant for degrading himself and finding everything about himself worthless. But despite their strangeness, they are a close-knit group and act like a family.
The fights are epic, the artwork is beautiful, the music is awesome and the plot twists will throw you for a loop (they sure did for me)! I guarantee you’ll love it if you haven’t seen it already. I can’t wait for it to be translated over and buy the DVD set! I recommend both seasons for your viewing pleasure! Until next time!