Bungou Stray Dogs or ‘Bungo Suerei Doggusu’, is a Japanese Seinen Anime which first aired on April 2016. Kafka Asagiri is the author and Sango Harukawa the illustrator. The anime was published in Young Magazine in 2012. This manga was published by Young Magazine in 2012. It was selected to air as a television anime after its initial publication. The anime’s first season aired on April 7, 2016. It was loved by both fans and critics. It received a positive reception and was renewed immediately for a second season in October 2016. After three years, the third season was released and fans have been eagerly awaiting the fourth. This is all you need to know about Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4.
Bungou Sutorei Doggusu, which literally means Literary Stray Dogs, was one of the most popular anime titles released in 2016. It is sometimes called bungo stray dogs.
It was voted the best anime series of the decade.
Season 3’s final episode was broadcast on 28 June 2019. Fans of Bungou have been anxiously awaiting Season 4, as the last episode promised a showdown in 6 months.
It did, at least in anime. But what about in real life?
It’s been three years since then, and the spinoff isn’t cutting it. So what’s the latest?
All We Know So Far About Bungou Stray Dogs
One person had an idea to bring forgotten poets and authors back into the modern world for young audiences. But it was a supernatural twist.
Kafka Asagiri is the creator of Bungou Sutorei Doggusu. Atsushi Nakajima is kicked out of his orphanage after 18 years of living there.
Atsushi, now a homeless man, hears his stomach grumble and is at his lowest point until he sees a body floating in a nearby canal.
He rushes to the spot and takes out Osamu Dazai’s breathing body.
Dazai is obsessed by suicide, but he’s also an investigator.
An agent for the Armed Detective Agency. A supernatural detective agency is on the hunt for a were-tiger that has been causing havoc in the area.
Dazai offers him food while Doppo Kunikida, his partner, is fuming as he attempts to commit suicide again.
Atsushi doesn’t know that he also has supernatural powers that enable him to transform into a were-tiger in the moonlight. This is why he was dismissed from the orphanage.
Atsushi reluctantly agrees, and the two detectives ask him to help with the case.
Bungou Stray Dogs follows the adventures of these supernatural detectives, finding interesting cases to solve and falling in love with the Port Mafia.
This story is by Japanese authors such as Ranpo Edogawa and Osamu Danzai.
Asagiri includes international authors like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Agathe Christie.
There are 20 volumes in the original manga series. This includes 11 manga side-story series, 7 light novel series, 3 anime seasons, and one film.
This is the Bungou Universe you can explore to stay up to date until we hear about a new season.
Bungou Stray Dogs Wan is currently being shown! This is the ongoing spinoff series of the anime main series. The Chibi Armed Detective Agency solves supernatural cases.
This is a new series that shows the quirky side of our adorable detectives.
But, is this what the audience wants?
Official Announcements and Release Date For Bungou Stray dogs Season 4
Officially, the Bungou stray dog website announced season 4 with a poster. Season 4 is currently in production. It will be released soon.
Season 3 was released in 2019, after a three-year gap.
In 2017, an OVA entitled “Bungou Stray dogs: Hitomi Ayumu” was released. The movie Bungou Stry Dogs – Dead Apple was also released in 2017.
Source Material Information for Bungou Stray dogs Season 4
Kafka Asagiri wrote the series Bungou Stray dogs.
Asagiri was inspired by the idea of bringing back the famous poets and authors as supernatural beings.
Sango Harukawa is an anime illustrator who was able create character designs to Atsushi, Dazai, which helped him write the storyline and create the world for Bungou Stray dogs.
Kafka stated that he wanted Atsushi’s and Dazai’s characters to contrast with each other, although there were minor revisions during the creation of the series.
Asagiri also wrote the manga series’ main manga, as well as the light novels for casual readers.
In 2012, the manga series was serialized by Kadokawa Shoten in Young Ace’s seinen magazine.
In December 2020, 20 Tankobons were published.
|Volumes||English Release Date|
|Volume 1||December 20, 2016|
|Volume 2||March 21, 2017|
|Volume 3||June 20, 2017|
|Volume 4||September 19, 2017|
|Volume 5||December 19, 2017|
|Volume 6||February 27, 2018|
|Volume 7||June 12, 2018|
|Volume 8||September 18, 2018|
|Volume 9||December 11, 2018|
|Volume 10||March 19, 2019|
|Volume 11||June 18, 2019|
|Volume 12||September 17, 2019,|
|Volume 13||December 17, 2019,|
|Volume 14||March 24, 2020|
|Volume 15||June 23, 2020|
|Volume 16||November 10, 2020|
|Volume 17||February 2, 2021|
|Volume 18||March 30, 2021|
The series has 20 volumes and 83 chapters. There are 4 chapters per volume.
Yen Press also published Bungou Stray Dogs in the West. The first volume was released December 2016.
In total, 16 volumes of Kevin Gifford’s translations have been published as of 2020.
A light novel was also written and illustrated by the author. It was published in April 2014.
Kadokawa published 7 volumes of the light novels up to 2019.
A spin-off publication was published, Bungou Stray dogs: BEAST, in addition to the main story.
This time, Kadokawa Shoten published the series in conjunction with Monthly Shonen Ace.
This spin-off was not written by Kafka, but by ShiwasuHoshikawa.
It was launched in December 2019 and is currently ongoing. There are currently 2 volumes in the series.
A new manga series, Bungou Stray dogs: Dead Apple, has been added to the Bungou Universe’s ongoing source material.
This manga adaptation of the movie is the manga version.
The serialization of the book began in March 2018, with three volumes being published.
The third volume was published in March 2021. The series is about the Armed Agency Detectives who investigate the suspicious suicides by power users.
Bungou Stray dogs Wan is another spin-off series currently in production.
This series was written by Kafka & Sango, and illustrated by Kanai Neko.
Wan is captivated by the adventures of the adorable Chibi Armed Detective Agency, and their quest for supernatural cases.
There are 8 volumes total, with the most recent one published in January 2021.
It has been classified as a gag manga. There’s plenty of material to choose from, so the possibility of a new, possibly final, season is possible.
We now move on to the visual material.
According to an article by Anime Network, Kafka & Sango shared via Twitter in 2015 that their manga series would be getting an anime adaptation.
Studio Bones, of A. I. C.O. (Incarnation & Aikatsu fame) was the one in charge.
Along with the studio will be Takuya Icharashi, Yoji Enokido, and Takuya Igarashi from Ouran High School Host Club.
Nobuhiro Arai, Hiroshi Kanno and Ryo Hirata played the roles of chief animators.
Taku Iwasaki was selected as the music composer for the series.
This splits the series into two halves. These are considered two seasons.
The first half, which contained 12 episodes, premiered in April 2016; it was completed in June 2016.
These episodes covered chapters 1-16. The second half, which was also released in the same year, contained 12 episodes.
The second season included chapters 17 to 37. Crunchyroll North America licenses the anime series, while Anime Limited in the UK is responsible for licensing it.
This OVA was also part of the second season. It was titled “He Walks Alone” or “Bungou Stray Dogs – Hitori Ayumu”. However, it was released in 2017.
This bundle was included with the August 13th limited-edition manga volume.
The manga was released along with the anime series. Bungou Stray dogs: Dead Apple was published in 2018.
To create the movie, the same studio and team that created the anime series were also involved.
Kadokawa distributed the movie. The movie received a lot of praise for how the creators handled the characters as well as the visuals.
After a 3 year gap, Season 3 was released and concluded in June 2019, after which it will be available on April 2019.
This season included chapters 38-53 in 12 episodic runs.
The series’ music was also very popular. Seasons 1 and 3 were opened by GRANRODEO-Trash Candy and Setsuna no Ai.
Popular are also the ending themes of Season 2 and 3, by Luck Life, titled Kaze ga Fukumachi and Lily.
Bungou Stray dogs Wan! This is the latest installment in the ongoing series.
Bungou Stray dogs: BEAST is the Movie.
This adaptation of Theatre Stage Play is based on the series.
Dead Apple was revealed at the 2017 Mayo(w), I Inu-Tachi No Utage Sono Ni Event.
The series’ stage play was performed at KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Yokohama. In 2017, the first season was adapted and toured across Japan.
2018 saw light novels transformed into stage plays.
For the remainder of the second season, a third stay play was also modified.
It would be amazing to see your work translated into a TV series and a stage play on the theatre stage!
Plot of Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4
Bungou Stray Dogs’ popularity has been growing steadily since its inception, whether it be the manga or anime series. A new season is therefore certain.
The fourth season has been announced. What will Season 4 include?
Season 3 is now complete at Volume 13 – Chapter 52 of the original manga series.
Although work on the source material continues, it appears that it is nearing its climax.
Many believe that this could be the final season of the series.
Season 3 featured the introduction of tons of new characters, including Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The creators may be waiting for certain arcs to finish before they can begin the manga series. This could explain why there has been a delay.
We can expect Season 4 will have 12 episodes, considering that each season has 12 episodes. It will feature comedy, high-octane action and romance, as well as our favorite detectives, and the fight Atsushi promised.
Although the odds are not very good, they are certainly high.
Ratings and Reviews for Bungou Stray dogs Season 4
It is important. Ratings tell a lot about viewers’ opinions. This information can be used to help producers decide on the next season.
IMDb has rated the anime series 7.7 out of 19 with positive reviews from users.
The series received a rating of 8.2 from the most ardent fans, and a 9.4 rating on the episodic.
Bungou Stray Dogs Dead Apple has a rating 7.3 and a maximum number of user ratings of 5 on 10.
Bungou Stray Dogs Wan! is rated 8.1. All other than 5 on 10.
It’s pretty impressive, right?
Review of anime on Myanimelist
The manga series has a popularity ranking of #207 and a MAL score 8.41. Many people give the manga series a score 8 or higher.
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 1 has an MAL score 7.79 and a popularity ranking of #109.
There are 835,362 total members to the page! This is a lot of people!
Season 2 scored 8.20, while Season 3 received 8.18.
Bungou Stray Dogs Dead Apple scores 7.85.
Season 3 also finished second in Anime News Network’s ‘Best Anime 2019’ category.
It’s quite remarkable that a whole universe could be so successful. it’s amazing!
The 2017 release of the game has a Google Play score 4.7, with most users giving it a 5-star rating.
Strangely, the App Store rating is identical at 4.7 out 5.
It performs similarly to the Android platform and has more than 1k ratings.
Profit and Sales Information on Bungou Stray Dogs
Profit is everything. Profit is everything.
The anime industry is not for charity. Therefore, they are obligated to produce the next season if there is a good return.
Profitability can give you a boost in your enthusiasm for the next season.
Website & Merchandise Sales
The website’s Goods section features a variety of Blu-Rays/DVDs, Music albums, as well as books to collect.
Volumes 13-16 appear to be available right now, which was published in 2019.
You can purchase a life-size acrylic tapestry, acrylic stands, acrylic stands, keychains and some bean plates by hovering over the News section.
These data were last updated on November 2020.
Bungou Stray Dogs in Japan is a popular title. In 2016, it was sold 4.1 million copies!
The entire franchise sold 1,878,804,092 units during 2016 alone, according to Kadokawa’s Da Vinci Magazine poll!
That’s quite a lot of books to read. In 2018, 6,000,000 copies had been sold. It was even the “Nationwide Bookstore Employees Recommended Comics of 2014”!
Dan Brown was also drawn to the manga series, after he appeared in the Bungou Stray Dogs.
Brown answered when asked his opinion on the matter, saying that he wanted to be Mangafied.
DVD/Blu Ray Sales
Bungou Stray dogs DVD Vol 6 Limited Edition was sold in November 2016.
Season 2 saw 1,383 DVD copies sold of Limited-Edition Vol 12 in Mai 2017, while the Limited Edition Volume 1 was sold for 1,434 DVDs that month.
According to Anime News Network Japan’s Animation DVD Rankings December 2018, Bungou Stray Dogs Dead Apple sold a total 10,599 DVDs ranking at #1
Season 3 Vol 13 DVD was sold 1,743 copies in 2019, ranking at #3 on Japan’s DVD Ranking List for June.
Blu-Ray sales were 2,602 at #6 from #1.
We can therefore be certain that they have made a lot of money from these sources.
Production Cost for Bungou Stray dogs Season 4
It takes hours to create an animated series or movie. The creators know the cost of the work.
Bungou Stray dogs is an anime series of high production value with great art style. It has huge producers and talented artists who create amazing frames and landscapes.
Production costs for a 12-episodic could range from 250 million Yen to 300 million Yen.
According to IMDB, the worldwide cumulative gross for Dead Apple was $216,349.
One could speculate that the creators of the series have made a lot of money due to the high production costs.
Sales figures, as we mentioned earlier, are a crucial part of the success of the entire universe.
Although the new season cost could be the exact same, given current economic conditions around the world, it is possible that Studio Bones’ quality product won’t be compromised.
Potential Characters for Bungou Stray dogs Season 4
This is the right time to talk about the characters that make this series so special.
Atsushi, the main protagonist of this series, is its name.
Atsushi, a former orphan, was kicked out of the home he had called home for 18 years before he joined the supernatural Armed Detective Agency.
Atsushi discovers that he can transform into a were-tiger by the moonlight, possessing incredible strength and regenerative abilities.
Atsushi can appear timid at first, but he is a kind and caring person who fights for those he loves.
Osamu, another famous Japanese writer, is a member the Armed Detective Agency.
Osamu seems to be a suicidal maniac who wants to commit suicide in many ways.
Atsushi is then introduced to him. Osamu dreams of dying with a beautiful woman.
Atsushi is taken under his wing by him to help him locate the notorious weretiger. He eventually becomes a key member in the agency.
Osamu is smart, skilled, and intelligent. Osamu is also quite powerful, and can neutralize any supernatural powers by simply touching an individual.
Dazai’s assistant. Doppo is able to bring any object to life simply by writing it in his notebook.
He is the more organized and meticulously planned of the two.
Doppo is named for the 19th Century Japanese author of the same name.
We could see many other characters in Season 2, including Yukichi Fukuzawa and Ranpo Edogawa.
The Port Mafia members Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Chuuya Nakahara, Ryuurou hirotsu and Ougai Mori are not to be forgotten.
Named after western writers such as F.
Scott Fitzgerald, H.P. Lovecraft and Mark Twain are just a few of the many names that have been mentioned.
Other Determining Factors for Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4
We’ve discussed it all before: Atsushi could be in a bloody fight in ‘6 months’. This left the show on a cliffhanger.
The final season featured a few flashbacks, arcs, and some new episodes.
The manga series is also reaching its potential climax.
Now, the creators have the option of either starting the scripting process, or adding to it by staying true to the source material.
The universe will be completed by a new season.
Ending of The Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3
Kunikida, Dazai and Atsushi have made a lot more than just finding the weretiger.
The main series ends with a conflict between the Port Mafia (the agency) and the Port Mafia.
After following Fukuzawa’s orders, Kunikida refused to take part in the war.
Edogawa, Chuuya are trapped in a murder novel written by Poe. Fukuzawa, Mori and Chuuya engage in a one on one fight.
Akutagawa has the same virus as Fukuzawa, Mori.
Atsushi & Akutagawa pursue Pushkin, but are obstructed By Goncharov.
The Golems are then created to divert them from their path.
Dazai is able to get help from Fitzgerald in counterattacking Fyodor’s attempts to arrest him.
Atsushi & Akutagawa will fight each other in six months, once the battle has reached its climax.
The Controversy surrounding Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4
Although there aren’t many controversy surrounding the series, it is not without its faults.
Many fans didn’t end up liking the previous seasons of the series.
Many viewers were disappointed in the pace of Season 3. They found it too short and wished for more than 12 episodes.
It felt very fragmented, and the mini-arcs did not seem to fit together.
One even stated that Studio Bones should not be creating sequels because they cannot manage the right storytelling and pacing to keep their fans engaged.
The manga was read by those who seemed to be smug over the Chuuya flashbacks.
Dazai even stated, “stray dog” and not “stray dogs” in one scene. This indicates Oda’s death.
Some even claimed that the last fight scene was forgettable because some characters were not introduced well.
However, the majority of respondents felt that Fyodor’s character was more prominent than any other’s throughout the season.
Despite all this, the need to have a new season is not diminishing.
Bungou Stray Dogs is an impressive show. Excellent characters with good arcs.
The series has also performed well in sales.
In spite of everything we have discussed, there is a new season. It is necessary to complete the anime universe.
Season 4 may be the final factor in the series, as many claim.
We’ve done our best to make it a new season.
After the announcement of season 4, we need to keep our eyes and ears open for concrete details.