Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 04, 2021 at 11:37 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's "Bungou Stray Dogs" franchise has revealed on Friday the manga cover for the 21st volume of the Bungou Stray Dogs manga series. The newest volume will be released in Japan on August 3.
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Last March, the manga underwent a one-month hiatus due to the upcoming release of the franchise's new light novel series titled "Bungou Stray Dogs: Stormbringer". The manga resumed its serialization last April.
The "Bungou Stray Dogs: Stormbringer" story takes place one year after the events of Dazai, Chūya, Fifteen Years Old light novel. The ninth novel series of the franchise is scheduled to be released on February 27, 2021 in Japan.
Bungou Stray Dogs is Japanese seinen manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. It has been serialized since 2012 in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine and has been compiled into 20 tankōbon volumes as of December 2020.
The series was adapted into a TV anime with three seasons. The first season consisting of 12 episodes aired in Japan on April 7, 2016 and ended on June 23 of the same year. The second season consisting of another 12 episodes aired from October 6 until December 22, 2016. Two years after, a third season was announced and aired from April 12, 2019 to June 28 of the same year consisting of 12 episodes. All seasons were produced and animated by Studio BONES under the direction of Takuya Igarashi and scripting by Youji Enokido.
The cast members includes Yūto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima, Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Doppo Kunikida, Sumire Morohoshi as Kyōka Izumi, Kensho Ono as Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Kishō Taniyama as Chūya Nakahara, Hiroshi Kamiya as Ranpo Edogawa, Hiroyuki Kagura as Kenji Miyazawa, Yu Shimamura as Akiko Yosano, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Junichirō Tanizaki, Chiaki Omigawa as Naomi Tanizaki and Rikiya Koyama as Yukichi Fukuzawa.
The series follows the members of the "Armed Detective Agency" throughout their everyday lives. The show mainly focuses on the weretiger Atsushi Nakajima, who joins others gifted with supernatural powers to accomplish different tasks including running a business, solving mysteries, and carrying out missions assigned by the mafia.