There are a lot of anime that I really love and enjoy. The story is on point and the characters are just awesome. So you can imagine my excitement that for the past few days Crunchyroll is talking about a movie night for Bungo Stray Dogs! Whooo! I’ve been waiting forever! (Okay not forever but a year and in anime terms that is like forever)
I click on the advertisement and surely it will come to a big city that is at least close to me…
Not even close. Sadness.
So yeah, now I guess I wait for a DVD? How long does that take?
So for now, I wait some more. Life of an anime nerd right?
I saw a lot of hype about “Bungo Stray Dogs” in my news feed and I put off watching it for a long time. I regret that. This anime has turned into one of my favorites. As mentioned in the last post I love strong characters and “Bungo Stray Dogs” delivers on vastly unique characters with really awesome magical powers.
When you watch the first episode it doesn’t seem unordinary then a few minutes the character Dazai floats in, hopefully you will begin to love him as much as I did. He in fact is my favorite character and as you watch there is an era of mystery about him. No one knows what he did in his previous job and there is such a slow build to this plot point and then when you hit season 2 there are 3 backstory episode just for him. They even have a special intro just for those episodes which are amazing and stand on their own.
I’m an English Lit major and their abilities, character traits, and names all have to do with classic authors in Japan and eventually other countries including the United States. How cool is that? I found myself pausing the anime so I could get a full description of their power and catch the authors name that they were referencing. It was a really cool use of mixing old authors with anime. Their powers were clever and the way their were drawn also references the authors work.
There are plenty of characters to love but it also has a rich world and the mystery behind why everyone is chasing after the main character, Nakajima. We won’t realize why until later in the season.
Nakajima at the start of season one has just been kicked out of the orphanage that had been plagued by a mystical white tiger. He doesn’t understand why he was singled out and throughout the anime he deals with the mental abuse he faced while he grew up. Nakajima tries to find worth in himself and then joins a motley crew that investigates cases that the police are not equipped for or can handle.
This is where you get to meet a rich assortment of characters that have different personalities and are lovable in their own way.
The art work is beautiful and the story is rich! I hope you enjoy “Bungo Stray Dogs” as much as I did!