The highly popular Japanese Anime was an instant hit upon its release, and now fans are already wondering when the fourth season is going to come.
'Bungo Stray Dogs' or 'Bungō Sutorei Doggusu' is a Japanese Seinen Anime that first aired in April 2016. The anime is written by Kafka Asagiri and the illustrations are done by Sango Harukawa. The anime was serialized by Young Magazine in 2012. The origin of this manga can be traced to the writer's idea himself where he wanted to gather multiple artists who have passed away and re-imagine their characters as young adults and teenagers who possess supernatural abilities. After the initial publication, it was picked to be aired as a television anime. The first season of the anime aired on April 7, 2016, and was loved by fans and critics alike. Due to its positive reception, it was immediately renewed for a second season that aired just months later in October 2016. The third season came out after three years and since then, fans are eagerly waiting for the fourth season. Here is everything you need to know about the fourth season of 'Bungo Stray Dogs'.
The third season of the show premiered on April 12, 2019, and the third season finale aired on June 28, 2019. An original video episode was released in 2017, titled 'Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu'. Later on, an anime movie, titled, 'Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple' was released on March 3, 2018. No official announcement for the fourth season has been made as of now, but, taking into account, how popular the entire series has been, it is safe to say that the fans will be greeted with a fourth season, which might be a final one too. The first and the second season followed one after the other but it took the creators almost three years to come out with the third season. If they follow the same format, then the fans will have to wait for a substantial period of time. If not, our best guess is that the fourth season will air most probably during the end of 2020, or the beginning of 2021. But, no official announcements have been made yet, hence the readers need to keep in mind that these are just speculations. But, keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official is announced.
The English-dubbed episodes of the series can be found on websites such as Funimation and Crunchyroll. All the previous three English dubbed seasons can be found on the previously mentioned website.
The anime series has had three seasons as of now and since its release, it has been widely loved by the audience and the critics alike. It is not yet known if the show is coming back for a fourth season or not. Already a few months have passed since the third season has been finished and there has been no official confirmation for a fourth season. But, we all can expect that a fourth season is going to happen. There have been some rumors going around that suggest the fourth season will release sometime around 2020, if not, then by latest 2021.
Sadly, no trailer for the fourth season of 'Bungo Stray Dogs' is available as of now.
'Bungo Stray Dogs' is primarily a supernatural show that focuses on a group of young detectives who possess supernatural powers. The main protagonist of the show is Atsushi Nakajima. The show, in the beginning, centers around a seemingly normal orphanage from where Atsushi is kicked out because people suspected that he is responsible for the strange happenings in the surroundings. Since he has no food and has nowhere to go after being kicked out, he becomes very hopeless and depressed and is on the verge of death. But, his bad fate takes a turn as he is rescued by a man named Osamu Dazai. Soon enough, he learns that Osamu is a supernatural detective who is trying to solve the case of a mystical tiger, the same one that plagued Atsushi's orphanage. He readily agrees to help Osamu in his crime-solving venture. From there, he is joined by Doppo Kunikida and the trio are all set to solve the mystery. The show then follows the story of these detectives trying to solve the peculiar case. Later on, the show also explores the tension and the clash that happens with an American Supernatural Organization called The Guild.
The anime centers on a group of people who possess supernatural powers and they use them for a different purpose. Throughout the three seasons, there have been various characters but below we have given a summarized account of the main characters in the show down below.
Atsushi Nakajima- This character is named after the famous 20th-century author of the same name. Atsushi is the main protagonist of the show and the character is inspired by a book written by the writer himself. He is a part of the Armed Detective Agency. Prior to joining the organization, he used to live in an orphanage before he was thrown out. After this event, he was left traumatized and since then, he has been trying to find a reason in order to live. Throughout this, he slowly gets his confidence back in the process. He has the ability to turn into a White Tiger under the moonlight that possesses incredible strength, speed, regenerative capabilities, and durability. But, he has no control over this and doesn't remember his transformation. Later on in the series, he learns that he can transform his limbs into that of a tiger in order to enhance his physical abilities. Even though he's not a very confident man, he has a pure heart and fights for people who he loves and values.
Osamu Dazai- This character is voiced by Mamoru Miyano and is also named after one of the most well-known fictional writer in Japan from the 20th Century. Osamu is also a member of the Armed Detective Agency. He takes Atsushi under his wings and he is also known as a suicide maniac. His primary wish is to commit suicide one day and die alongside a beautiful woman one day. He is also described to be extremely cunning, intelligent, skilled, and brutal. He has the supernatural ability to completely negate any supernatural ability by touch.
Doppo Kunikida- The character is voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya and he is Dazai's assistant. He is described to have writing and planning everything. He has the ability to bring any object into existence by writing in his notebook.
The other characters of the show includes Ranpo Edogawa, Junichirō Tanizaki, Kenji Miyazawa, Akiko Yosano, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Kyōka Izumi, Kirako Haruno, Naomi Tanizaki, and Katai Tayama.