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'Bungou Stray Dogs on Stage: Storm Bringer' announces cast for performances in June-July 2022

The play's story takes place one year after the Arahabaki Incident.

By: Nicole S. Castro on March 31, 2022 at 20:21 PHT

The Bungou Stray Dogs franchise is getting another live stage adaptation, this time with the title Bungou Stray Dogs on Stage: Storm Bringer.

As the title suggests, the Storm Bringer stage play will adapt the ninth light novel in the BSD series, whose events take place one year after the "Arahabaki Incident" covered in the 2021 stage play Dazai, Chuuya, Fifteen Years Old.

Below is the key visual for the stage play, featuring leading actor Keisuke Ueda, reprising his role as Chuuya Nakahara.

BSD Storm Bringer main visual | ©BSD Storm Bringer PROJECT

Performances will run June 24-27, 2022 at the Nippon Seinen-kan Hall in Tokyo, and on July 2-3, 2022, at the Higashi-Osaka Cultural Creation Hall (Dream House Large Hall).


  • Keisuke Ueda as Chuuya Nakahara

  • Yoshihide Sasaki as Paul Verlaine

  • Dai Isono as Adam Frankenstein

  • Ryujiro Izaki as Shirase

  • Hirotaka Kato as Ryūrō Hirotsu

  • Rui Tabuchi as Osamu Dazai

  • Masakazu Nemoto as Ōgai Mori

  • Yuki Kubota as Professor N

Photos of the cast in their character attire are in the official Tweet below:

Bungou Stray Dogs (Japanese: 文豪ストレイドッグス) is is a Japanese manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. It has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine Young Ace since 2012. Multiple light novels have been also been published by Kadokawa Shoten under their Kadokawa Beans Bunko imprint since April 2014. Both the manga and light novel English translations are published by Yen Press.

The TV anime adaptation by Studio Bones ended with three seasons as of 2019. A fourth season has been announced.

Staff (for stage play)

  • Original work: Bungou Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer (published in Kadokawa Beans Bunko)

  • Script/Performance Direction: Norihito Nakayashiki

  • Cooperation: Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa

Source: BSD Storm Bringer official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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