Bungo Stray Dogs season 4 release date: October 16, 2021
Cast: Yuto Uemura & Max Mittelman (Atsushi), Mamoru Miyano & Kaiji Tang (Osamu), Yoshimasa Hosoya & Patrick Seitz (Doppo), Kensho Ono (Ryunosuke), Hiroshi Kamiya (Rampo), Kisho Taniyama (Chuya), Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Junichiro) & others have provided their voices for the animated characters.
Story line: In this animated action comedy, Kyouka is employed at the Armed Detective Agency. However, her passage is unsteady & eventually ends when the challenges become insurmountable. But she has a friend, Atsushi.
Atsushi is always there for her. But when Kyouka’s dormant rings, things will change forever. At the other end of the line is a mysterious voice that orders Demon Snow to attack Atsushi. How will things pan out? Let’s delve into the first 3 seasons to see if we can predict the upcoming 4th season.
The good news: HBO Max subscribers can now get Bungo Stray Dogs in their streaming library. It is adding to the gradually growing list of Anime on the channel alongside other popular series.
Young Atsushi Nakajima is the main protagonist in this series. When the series began, he was being kicked out from an orphanage. At the time, he had no food, and no shelter either. But as he stands by the river bank wondering how his life will play out, he notices a man attempting to commit suicide. Clumsily, Atsushi manages to save the man. This man is Osamu Dazai, who breathes new life into Atsushi’s life.
Later on, audiences discovered what Atsushi did. He would turn into a huge white tiger when he was exposed to moonlight. This, according to some, is in line with American werewolf mysteries. Others may see the resemblances from other Hollywood blockbusters & anime series from Japan.
Atsushi is recruited into the secret agency called the Armed Detective Agency. Osamu Dazai is the man who knows about his extraordinary gift. Dazai & his partner, Kunikida, believe that Atsushi can be an asset for the agency & its missions. The agency is renowned for resolving supernatural crimes which are beyond the purview of ordinary mortals- the police & even the army. Its detectives & agents all possess super powers. They are well equipped to fight the supernatural criminals.
The tussle between the occult agency & the lords of the underworld is highly engaging. It’s the reason people watch Japanese anime in the first place. Fans also praise how the characters evolve through the first 3 seasons. Their development is applauded by critics as well. The characters prove that their actions have consequences. Although there’s redemption at the end of the rainbow, it’s not always easy.
What to expect in Bungo Stray Dogs season 4: When Season 3 ended, we found the Cannibalism Arc. Details of this can also be found on Bungo Stray Dogs Wiki. This is where audiences get their first introduction to Demon- leader of a criminal network known as Rats in the House of the Dead. He plays a role in the final episodes of Season 3 so we can expect more vicious criminal acts from this antagonist.
The upcoming story line is expected to be entitled ‘Decay of Angels Arc’ as revealed by the Bungo Stray Dogs Wiki. We can also expect more destruction & animosity from this group. The other members of the criminal network are also exciting characters who bring the fight to the table. They are as skilled in combat as our protagonists.
Atsushi, Dazai & the good guys will have to stay on their toes as the bad guys run rampage across cities with impunity. Their intentions are sinister. But our heroes are always one step ahead of their nemesis. The chase is on for the Armed Detective Agency. Time is running out quickly. They must apprehend the villains because that’s their job. And failure is not an option.
The original creator of the story is Kafka Asagiri. Lucien Dodge has worked on the English script. The voice overs have been done by Brian Beacock & Lucien Dodge in the English version while Sora Amamiya has done the voice of Elise. Other contributors include Chris Hackney (as Francis Fitzgerald), Yoshimasa Hosoya (as Doppo Kunikida), Hiroyuki Kagura (as Kenji Miyazawa) & others.
Fans have been able to see 37 episodes of the thrilling Manga so far. Bungo Stray Dogs is based on a comic book series. This implies that newer material is always available for directors & producers to work with.
The serial is directed by Takuya Igarashi & Sayaka Morikawa. It is certified as TV-14 & is loaded with elements of crime, fantasy & mystery. It was first released in Japan on 3rd November, 2016. Each episode runs for approximately 25 minutes. Some fans speculate at a release date next year (in 2022) while an announcement for the 4th season could come before the year ends.