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Bunguo Stray Dogs (Season 1)


Anime info from
Title: Bunguo Stray Dogs
Number of Episodes: 12
Producers: Lantis, Glovision
Source: Manga

For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima’s orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.

While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.



Usually, before I would watch an anime which is from a manga, I would read the manga first. However, in this case I did the opposite. It was not that bad, I had fun. I actually liked the anime. It was action packed and the introduction of the characters were gradual. The main character who is Atsushi became a vital part of organisation which Dazai and Kunikida are from. They each have special gifts which help the government in one way or another. My favourite character would be Dazai even if his suicidal.


This anime was given a 4 hearts rating because the twelve episodes felt just like an introduction. I have high hopes for the second season. I would love to know the past of each character, most especially Dazai.


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