The official website of Bungo Stray Dogs announced on Oct 4, 2022, that Yuki Kaji and Yohei Azakami have been cast in season 4 of the anime to voice members of Hunting Dogs, a special military division.
The characters they will voice and their abilities include:
Yuki Kaji as Saigiku Jono
Ability Name: Priceless Tears
He is described as a master of blind interrogation. He can hear heartbeats and can even guess a subject’s mental state. Although he has a calm demeanour, he has a bad habit of thoroughly poking at the pain points of his opponents.
Yohei Azakami as Tetcho Suehiro
Ability Name: Plum Blossoms in Snow
He is the strongest fighter in the unit and is known as the “Meteorite Cutter”. With a body and spirit of steel, he will not let go of an enemy once he has bitten them. He is not well-liked by Jono because of his self-paced attitude, which includes muscle training even during meetings, and his out-of-the-ordinary sense of taste.
The website also revealed a new key visual for the upcoming season of the anime. The visual depicts an all-out-war between Armed Detective Agency and the Hunting Dogs.
Other cast members for Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 are:
- Akio Otsuka as Fukuchi Gen’ichirō
- Makoto Koichi as Teruko Ōkura
- Takehito Koyasu as Nikolai G
- Takeshi Kusao as Mushitaro Oguri
- Yuto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima
- Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai
- Sumire Morohoshi as Kyoka Izumi
- Kenshiro Ono as Ryunosuke Akutagawa
- Kisho Taniyama as Chuya Nakahara
Staff involved in season 4 are:
- Prop Design: Fumihiro Katagai
- Art Director: Yumiko Kondou
- Color Key Artist: Yukari Goto
- Director of Photography: Tsuyoshi Kanbayashi
- 3D CG Director: Yōta Andō, Yuuki 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
Takuya Igarashi will be directing the season with Yoji Enokido serving as the script writer, Nobuhiro Arai and Yumiko Kondo will be character designer and art director respectively. BONES will be in charge of the animation.
Bungo Stray Dogs season 4 will be released in January 2023. Original author Kafka Asagiri is working closely on Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4.
The first television anime adaptation aired from April to June 2016. The anime’s second 12-episode series aired from October to December 2016. Funimation and Crunchyroll released the series on home video with an English dub last March. The anime’s third season premiered in April 2019.
An anime film, titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, opened in Japan in March 2018. A spin-off series titled Bungo Stray Dogs WAN! also aired earlier this year. Yen Press releases both the manga and light novel adaptations in English.
Bungo Stray Dogs is a Japanese manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, which has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s seinen manga magazine Young Ace since 2012.
As of 4 March 2022 twenty-two volumes have been released.
The series has been licensed for North America by Yen Press with the first volume being released on 20 Dec 2016. The English translation is by Kevin Gifford. As of October 2021, twenty volumes have been published.
A spin-off manga centered around Dazai and Chuya’s backstories titled, Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Age Fifteen, began serialization in Monthly Shōnen Ace in July 2022.
Crunchyroll describes the series as such:
Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the “Armed Detective Agency” said to solve incidents that even the military and police won’t touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that’s been terrorizing the population…
Source: Official Website
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