If you are a great fan of Japanese anime shows, then Bungo Stray Dogs must be one of your favorite anime shows. Like other animated shows, which are adapted from the original manga series, Bungo Stray Dogs anime also follows the same.
The credit of writing and illustration of this show goes to Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa. Bungo Stray Dogs is about the members who are gifted with supernatural powers. They all are associated with an Armed Detective Agency. Although there are multiple characters in this anime show, still, the main emphasis is put upon Atsushi Nakajima.
Who Is He?
He is a weretiger who joins other team members with his gifted superpowers to do several tasks that include business operation, finding the solution for mysteries plus working for missions allotted by the mafia.
More About The Animated Series
The publishing of various light novels has already taken place. The anime TV adaptation by the Japanese animation studio (Bones) took place in 2016. It was divided into two segments. The 1st part streamed between April and June and the 2nd part came in October and ended in December.
After the end of previous seasons (1 & 2), the 3rd season of the animated series also took place from April to June in 2019. In 2018 also came an animated film called Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. Last year (2020) in March, a confirmation came about a new live-action movie of Bungo Stray Dogs.
It is supposed to be under development. And in the year 2021, a spin-off TV series based on the latter characters also aired between January and March. Bungo Stray Dogs is not much known to anime fans. This is why it became the most underestimated anime show. However, it still has its true fanbase.
This manga-adapted supernatural anime show comes up with a fabulous storyline with a stupendous animated style. As mentioned above, the previous seasons of this anime show had already taken place between 2016 and 2019.
After watching all the seasons before, fans cannot wait for long to watch the 4th season of Bungo Stray Dogs. There is a high demand for the new season. So let us find out whether season 4 of Bungo Stray Dogs will be streaming soon this year, or has been delayed for another year.
|TV Series:||Bungo Stray Dogs|
|Genre:||Action, mystery & supernatural|
|Directed by:||Takuya Igarashi|
|Written by:||Yoji Enokido|
|Place Of Origin:||Japan|
|Number of seasons:||3|
|Number of episodes:||36 + OVA|
The storyline of Bungo Stray Dogs revolves around a character called Atsushi Nakajima. When he gets ousted from the orphanage, he intercepts the untimely death of a detective who was about to drown in the river.
When Atsushi meets him, he becomes familiar with his gifted superpowers. With these powers, he can turn into a white tiger. This is the reason why he faced torture and got kicked out by an orphanage in the past. After the interaction, Atsushi gets selected in the Armed Detective Agency.
There he meets other members who too are bestowed with their special abilities. Soon one of the Port Mafia members, Ryunosuke starts targeting Atsushi. He is known to be an ex-student of Dazai. And there is a big bounty on his head for his involvement in black marketing. And so starts the adventures of Atsushi with the mafia world.
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4: Is It Coming Or Delayed?
Now there is one good and bad news for Bungo Stray Dogs fans. The good news is there is confirmation of a newbie movie and a spin-off series based on the latter animated series franchise.
And the news that might wipe off your joy is no new season 4 of Bungo Stray Dogs as of now is taking place. In short, it has been delayed. Going with the speculations, the arrival of new episodes might not be taking place in the coming few years.
Reason For Delay
It feels sad that most of the fans who were expecting the new fourth season of the animated series Bungo Stray Dogs might have to keep more patience, as it has been delayed. Now, what can be the reason behind the delay of the new season of Bungo Stray Dogs? Well, one main reason for this is the similar storyline of the manga.
The initial parts (first & two) of the animated series had showcased only 9 volumes of its main source. But the third season comprised 4 other volumes. Hence the story of the new fourth season of Bungo Stray Dogs will start from the 14th Volume. Last year in July, the writer of manga comics Kafka Asagiri penned down 19 books of his famous manga.
Even though the Japanese animated studio Bones is acquainted with ample sources for the new season (4) of Bungo Stray Dogs, still the production won’t be starting earlier. Bones had even waited for 3 years to let the manga writer Kafka finish with his work on the Cannibalism arc before the renewal of the third season.
At present, the Decay of Angels arc is flowing in the manga. Hence, until it meets to its end, producers cannot begin with the fourth season of Bungo Stray Dogs.
Confirmation Of New Movie
There is a confirmation made by the Japanese animated studio company Bones regarding the movie adaptation of the anime franchise. Going by last year’s tweet an announcement has been made by the creators regarding the second movie from the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise. The title of the movie will be Bungo Stray Dog BEAST.
A link has also been added to the official Twitter movie account on the upcoming BEAST movie teaser site. The Japanese Studio Bones has still not made any confirmed declaration of the official release date.
Previously there was also a premiere of this anime film in the name of Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple three years ago.
Expected Release Date Of Bungo Stray Dogs 4th Season
There is no possibility of the early release of Bungo Stray Dogs’ fourth season in 2021. Without ample source material, the production for the latter anime series would not take place. So we can expect its release by 2022.
So till then keep your fingers crossed for the announcement of new release dates of the new season, spin-off series, and the movie Bungo Stray Dogs: BEAST movie.