Bungou Sutorei Doggusu, which translates to Bungou Stray Dogs, was arguably one of the top animes of 2016. It has been over 3 years since the end of the third season and fans are growing impatient.
The spinoff just isn’t enough to satiate their hunger.
Some fans are concerned, however, about how the producers will manage to adapt the current arc in the anime and whether they will rush it as the arc is way too long.
Going by their history though, it really should not be an issue.
Kafka Asagiri wrote the manga while Sango Harukawa illustrated it. Bones then adapted it into an anime TV series in 2016.
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Release Date Speculation
Along with a new visual, the official Twitter account of Bungou Stray Dogs confirmed that Season 4 is in production and will release in January 2023. The exact date is not yet confirmed.
The new trailer showed Dazai, Ranpo, Fyodor and other characters going on new adventures and fighting new enemies.
After years of waiting, the announcement of the new season, coupled with a trailer and the visual had fans all over the world eager and impatient.
【INFO】TVアニメの放送から約5年半。ついに「文豪ストレイドッグス」新シーズンの制作が決定！キャラクターデザイン・総作画監督の新井伸浩描き下ろしのティザービジュアルも公開！新たに立ちはだかる敵とは!? ぜひ続報をご期待ください！— アニメ「文豪ストレイドッグス」公式 (@bungosd_anime) November 7, 2021
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Plot Speculation
According to the official website, the new visual “depicts an all-out war between the Armed Detective Agency led by Atsushi Nakajima and the Hound Unit led by Ochi Fukuchi in the city of Yokohama where sparks are rising.”
The third season of Bungou Stray Dogs ended around the 13th Volume, Chapter 53 of the original manga. The plot of the 4th season will depend on how closely the producers decide to follow the manga.
Up until now, the show has covered the cannibal arc in the manga; what’s next, according to the manga, is Ranpo’s attempt to save Kunikida from prison after she is framed for murder.
After this, the story will go into the Hunting Dogs arc, which revolves, yet again, around the Armed Detectives Agency wrongfully labeled as terrorists.
Following this, The Hunting Dogs, an armed military unit tried to hunt down the members of the Armed Detectives Agency.
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Cast and Characters
The Crunchyroll Expo in 2022 and the official Bungou Stray Dogs website confirmed the cast for the fourth season.
Takuya Igarashi will return as the director and Yumiko Kondo as the art director. Taku Iwasaki will take care of the music for the anime while the studio producing the series will be Bones.
As for the characters, we will see Yuto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima, Sumire Morohoshi as Kyoka Izumi, Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai, and Kisho Taniyama as Chuya Nakahara.
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi will be the sound director while Goto Yukari will be responsible for color design.
The Bungou Stray Dogs official website released some new character information.
Yuki Kaji will play the role of Taiki Jono, a member of the Special Forces “Hound”, and Yohei Azakami will play the role of Tetsuko Suehiro, who is also a member of the “Hound”.
|Combat Power||Blind Interrogation|
|Ability Name||Tears of Gold|
He can hear heartbeats and can even guess a subject’s mental state. Although he has a calm demeanor, he has a bad habit of thoroughly poking at the pain points of his opponents.Bungou Stray Dogs Official Website talking about Taiki Jono
|Member Of||Hound Dog Team|
|Combat Power||Meteor Cutter|
|Ability Name||Plum Blossoms in Snow|
With a body and spirit that contain steel, he never lets go of an enemy once he has bitten him. He is shunned by Jono because he has a self-paced way of doing muscle training even during meetings and has an eccentric taste.Bungou Stray Dogs Official Website talking about Tetsuko Suehiro
Where Will Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Be Available
The fans of the anime outside Asia can watch it on Crunchyroll, just like the first three seasons.
In some regions like parts of Europe and India and Taiwan, fans can watch the first two seasons of the anime on Netflix as well.
Unfortunately, however, due to Crunchyroll having exclusive rights in many parts of the world, other streaming services are not able to stream the anime.
Fortunately, though, Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the anime as it gets streamed in Japan.
The English dubbed episodes will be available shortly after the airing of the original episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
How Many Episodes Will Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Have
While there has not yet been an official confirmation, seeing as how all the past seasons have had 12 episodes, it would not be a surprise to see the fourth season follow the same path.
How Successful Was Bungou Stray Dog’s Earlier Seasons?
Bungou Stray Dog is an extremely popular anime series with several awards to its name. These include countless Newtype Anime Awards from 2016 to 2019.
Some of these are Character Design Awards, Director Awards, Sound Awards, Theme Song Awards. It also won the Best Picture Award.
Apart from these accolades, the anime has a 7.8 rating on IMDb with over 6,000 reviews. It has a 7.8 on myanimelist with a rating of number 92 in terms of popularity.