A fifth season of the TV anime Bungo Stray Dogs, based on the manga written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, has been officially announced. The season will begin airing in July 2023. Along with the announcement, the first key visual and promotional video are unveiled.
The new key visual features Yukichi Fukuzawa fighting Ōchi Fukuchi in the background, with Ranpo Edogawa, Atsushi Nakajima, and Ryunosuke Akutagawa in the front. And it seems that the confrontation between both factions, the Armed Detective Agency and the terrorist organization Decay of the Angel are getting more intense in the upcoming season.
The promotional video also shows a scene where Atsushi and his allies are struggling against the Decay of the Angel’s Kamui, who is determined to destroy the Armed Detective Agency. The video teases the themes and storylines of the upcoming season, including the new challenge they face by now being targeted as criminals.
In addition to the key visual and promotional video, comments from the manga’s original author, Kafka Asagiri, and illustrator, Sango Harukawa, have been released. Asagiri expressed his surprise and gratitude that the anime has continued for so long and promised an exciting and heart-pumping storyline for the upcoming season. Harukawa also expressed her gratitude and excitement for the announcement and praised the strength of the anime as a franchise.
▍Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 PV 1
▍Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Synopsis
A coin-shaped bomb was found in a sky casino.
One of these coin-shaped bombs exploded in the city, and the apocalypse began amidst the chaos. The name of the vile criminals is Armed Detective Agency.
Atsushi Nakajima and his friends fall into the hideous trap laid by the Decay of the Angel.
Through the power of “pages” to alter reality.
The Armed Detective Agency had turned into a terrorist group that received criticism from all over the world.
The Hunting Dogs, the most powerful special unit of the military police, pursue their prey with conviction, and at the cost of devoting themselves to society, they devour the prey in a thousand pieces.
And their captain, Ōchi Fukuchi, has been working to combat terrorism in the new era. He urges the uprising of a supranational armed security force, the “Mankind Army,” to combat the new age of terrorism. Atsushi runs straight ahead, feeling uneasy about not being with his comrades. The seeds of hope are sown on the road that the poor stray dog runs on.
Yukichi Fukuzawa and Ranpo Edogawa, the founders of the detective agency itself against Fyodor, the Fiend, to find out what he is up to. Dazai Osamu, imprisoned also seeks an opportunity to strike back. There are only six days left until the plan to annihilate the nation. Before then, he must take the “page” in his hands, Will you be able to defeat the unseen leader, Kamui? Is this your path to life? …The identity of the mastermind is finally revealed.
Friends and allies, past and present. All for the sake of the future.
▍About Bungo Stray Dogs
Bungo Stray Dogs is a Japanese manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. The series was first published in the magazine Young Ace in 2012 and has been ongoing ever since. The manga has been adapted into multiple anime seasons and movies, as well as several light novels and games. It has been published in English by Yen Press since December 20, 2016.
The story follows Atsushi Nakajima, an orphan who possesses supernatural abilities, as he becomes involved with the Armed Detective Agency, a group of detectives with extraordinary powers. The agency takes on cases involving other gifted individuals and uncovers a web of corruption and conspiracies. The series is known for its blend of action, mystery, and literary references, with characters named after famous authors and their works.
▍Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Staff & Production
Original Work: Bungo Stray Dogs by Kafka Asagiri (Serialized by Kadokawa Shōten’s Young Ace)
Original Character Design: Sango Harukawa (Harukawa35)
Director: Takuya Igarashi
Series Composition/Screenplay: Yoji Enokido
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Nobuhiro Arai
Prop Design: Fumihiro Katagai
Art Director: Yumiko Kondo
Color Designer: Yukari Goto
Director of Photography: Tsuyoshi Kambayashi
3DCG Director: Yota Ando, Hiroki Oguri
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Music Production: Lantis
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Sound Box), Sachiko Nishi (Sound Box)
Sound Production: Glovision
Animation Production: BONES
Production: Bungo Stray Dogs Production Committee
▍Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5 Cast
■ Atsushi Nakajima – CV: Yuto Uemura
■ Osamu Dazai: Mamoru Miyano
■ Doppo Kunikida – CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya
■ Ranpo Edogawa – CV: Hiroshi Kamiya
■ Junichiro Tanizaki – CV: Toyonaga Toshiyuki
■ Kenji Miyazawa – CV: Hiroyuki Kagura
■ Akiko Yosano – CV: Yū Shimamura
■ Izumi Kyoka: Sumire Morohoshi
■ Yukichi Fukuzawa – CV: Rikiya Koyama
■ Nikolai Gogol – CV: Takehito Koyasu
■ Sigma – CV: Shoya Chiba
■ Mushitarō Oguri – CV: Takeshi Kusao
■ Tetchō Suehiro – CV: Yohei Azakami
■ Akutagawa Ryunosuke: Kensho Ono
■ Chuya Nakahara: Kisho Taniyama
■ Fyodor Dostoyevsky – CV: Akira Ishida
■ Teruko Ōkura – CV: Makoto Koichi
■ Ōchi Fukuchi – CV: Akio Otsuka
■ Michizō Tachihara – CV: Yū Hayashi