Bungo Stray Dogs Novels

Bungo Stray Dogs

English Title: Bungo Stray Dogs
Japanese Title: 文豪ストレイドッグス — Bungou Stray Dogs — “Literary Stray Dogs”
Author: Kafka Asagiri — 朝霧カフカ
Illustrator: Sango Harukawa — 春河35
Translator: Matt Rutsohn
Genre: Supernatural, Action, Mystery
Original Run: April 2014 – ongoing
English Run: August 2019 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Beans Bunko (Kadokawa Shoten)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 6 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 5 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $13 — Kindle $7 — Nook $8

Synopsis: Side stories for the Bungo Stray Dogs manga series, also written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa.

Volume 1 Synopsis: Doppo Kunikida is an idealist and a straitlaced detective at the Armed Detective Agency, an organization that takes on dangerous jobs even the police won’t handle. Everything in his life is going just as he’s planned…until one day, he’s paired up with the agency’s newest hire: a suspicious, eccentric, suicide-obsessed man named Osamu Dazai. Their first case together turns out to be far more complicated than Kunikida anticipated — and it looks like the detective agency’s sworn enemy, the Port Mafia, is somehow involved, too! Set two years before the events of the manga series, this is the tale of how two seemingly incompatible personalities end up forming the partnership that has made them one of Yokohama’s top detective duos!

Volume 1 — Osamu Dazai’s Entrance Exam
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Released August 20, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975303228

Volume 2 — Osamu Dazai and the Dark Era
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Released October 29, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975303242

Volume 3 — Origin of the Detective Agency: Untold Story
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Releasing February 18, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975303266

Volume 4 — 55 Minutes
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Releasing July 21, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975303280

Volume 5 – Dead Apple
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Releasing December 29, 2020 — ISBN-13: 9781975316570

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Related Manga (original source)
MAL Entry — Published December 2012 – ongoing (English release by Yen Press)
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Related Anime
Season 1 — MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired April 2016 – June 2016
Season 2 — MAL Entry — 13 episodes — Aired October 2016 – December 2016
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple — Movie — MAL Entry — Aired March 2018
Season 3 — MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired April 2019 – June 2019
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