Bungou Stray Dogs, an anime that belongs in the action, superpower, and supernatural genre. It’s adapted by a studio named Bones, they are really well known in the community for adapting some of the famous titles like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Boku No Hero Academia. They are back at it again in the form of Bungou Stray Dogs, continuing its legacy as being one of the best studios in the action genre.
The source material, which is a manga with the same title, is written Kafka Asagiri and is drawn by Harukawa35. The combination of those two is spot on, as Bungou Stray Dogs manga has received a lot of love from the fans, and also sells quite well. It was first published on the 4th of December 2012 and followed by the English version published by Yen Press 4 years later on December 20, 2016.
Bones has successfully shown what they’re capable of, as Bungou Stray Dogs has been really popular since its first release. It’s famous for a good reason, with the story being epic and overall decent animation. The franchise has a total of three seasons already, and all of them were a banger. So, will Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 be there to continue its reign?
Is Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 possible?
Short answer, yes. Long answer, it’s very likely that there will be Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4. Why?
Though it’s still not being officially announced yet, it’s possible that we will get a fourth season soon. If we dig further in, we can assume that Bones will release a new season after an arc has been finished in the manga. As the current arc of the manga is still going on with some major happening right now, Bones is probably waiting for the arc to end before considering adapting it, just like how they did in the third season, where they adapted the third as soon as the cannibalism arc has ended on the manga.
Also, if we see it from the economic side, both Bones and the author are surely making a lot of profit from the franchise, as Bungou Stray Dogs is very popular in Japan. As of late 2016, the manga has successfully sold 4.1 million books. The series has also appeared in the Da Vinci’s magazine poll from Kadokawa Shoten, while all of the franchises combined have sold for almost two billion units in 2016. By 2018, the series has reached over 6 million copies. With that being said, there’s really no reason for them not to make a fourth season.
With all of the things mentioned above, it is safe to say that we will receive Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 soon enough, maybe around 2022 at the earliest.
There’s a Bungou Stray Dogs spin-off!
If you want to kill some time while waiting for Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4, there’s a spin-off that is released in early January this year that you can watch. It’s called Bungou Stray Dogs Wan! Different from the original story, it offers you a hilarious show that will make you laugh your head off. It’s designed that way, with the original characters from the anime being displayed as cute chibi figures. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a fun and quick show to binge on while still retaining the aspects of the original Bungou Stray Dogs.
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The story follows Atsushi Nakajima, the main character. His orphanage has been terrorized by a tiger-like figure that only he seems to be aware of. Being the one suspected, he is kicked out of the orphanage and becoming homeless.
When his stomach was talking angrily to him on a riverbank, Atsushi met a detective named Dazai Osamu. Together with Dazai and his partner, Doppo Kunikida, they set on an investigation to find out the tiger that has been terrorizing Atsushi. Later, Atsushi will find out that he’s the tiger itself that has been haunting him for weeks. Under certain circumstances, he will join a group where Dazai and Kunikida belong, a group full of supernatural investigators. Together, they will solve many unusual cases that the police can’t handle.