Additional “Bungo Stray Dogs” Anime Designs Previewed

After initially using art from series illustrator Hirukawa 35, Nobuhiro Arai (Chaika the Coffin Princess) anime designs for the adaptations of Kafka Asagiri and Hirukawa 35’s Bungou Stray Doghave been slowly revealed. Recently, key members of the support cast have been showcased.

 

 
The series features notable names from literature in the story of an orphan who becomes involved with a detective agency specializing in dangerous cases, notable for featuring Japanese seminal early 20th century writers. Star Driver and Captain Earth’s Takuya Igarashi and Yōji Enokido are back at Bones writing and directing the manga adaptation respectively. 


Recent previews include

 

Doppo Kunikida – a novelist and romantic poet who helped established the Japanese naturalist literary movement – Yoshimasa Hosoya (Attack on Titan’s Reiner Braun)

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 Ranpo Edogawa – author still influential for his mystery and sci-fi genre work – Hiroshi Kamiya (Attack on Titan‘s Levi)

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Kenji Miyazawa – beloved children’s writer whose work has influenced anime greats like Hayao Miyazaki – Hiroyuki Kagura

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Ichiro Tanizaki – Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara’s Mikado Ryūgamine)

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Osamu Dazai –   series’ lead detective – author of parable Run, Melos! and semi-autobiographical No Longer Human – Mamoru Miyano (WooserSteins;Gate’s Rintaro Okabe)

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Atsushi Nakajima – a starving orphan who saves a suicidal detective – writer of Light, Wind and Dreams, based on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson – Yuuto Uemura 

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa: Kenshō Ono (Kurobas‘ Tetsuya Kuroko)

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Akiko Yosano  – controversial pioneering feminist, pacifist poet – Yū Shimamura (Attack on Titan’s Annie Leonhart)

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Naomi Tanizaki: Chiaki Omigawa (Soul Eater’s  Maka Albarn)

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Fukuzawa Yukichi: Rikiya Koyama (Ushio and Tora’s Rikiya Koyama)

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Staff

Director: Takuya Igarashi
Series Composition, Script: Yoji Enokido
Character Design: Nobuhiro Arai
Animation Director: Nobuhiro Arai, Hiroki Kanno
Firearm Design: Fumihiro Katagai
Prop Design, Sub-Character Design: Ryō Hirata
Art Director: Yumiko Kondou
Color Design: Yukari Goto
Director of Photography: Tsuyoshi Kanbayashi
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Sound Production: Glovision
Animation Production: Bones

 

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via MOCA

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.