Anime info from 9anime.to:
Title: Bunguo Stray Dogs (season 2)
Number of Episodes: 12
Premiered: Fall 2016
SYNOPSIS from 9anime.to:
Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They’re tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!(Source: MangaHelpers)
LIKENESS SCALE:(4.5 hearts)
On the Animation: The animation for this second season was as nice as the first. It had the special effects which popped. The opening and ending song for this season was good too. I loved the effects for the action scenes and when the characters use their special ability. I like how Atsushi has a blue-white shiny glow when he uses his special ability
On the Story Plot: In my opinion, the first season was just an introduction when compared to this second season. Dazai’s past with the port mafia was tackled in the first four episodes. Since Dazai is my bias for this anime, it gave me an insight on why he is a very complicated character. This season also answered a lot of my questions like:Why did Dazai leave the port mafia? How did he do it? Does he still have friends in the port mafia? and others.. I also love how the port mafia and the armed detective agency joined forces to destroy the guild. They set aside their differences which was great. There is also a teaser for a third season which I am hoping will happen
On the Characters: Atsushi and Akutagawa are characters which have lots of insecurities. Their insecurities make them team up and understand each other. The dealings with the port mafia and other gifted agencies have been exposed too. In regards to Dazai, his past was revealed. His past was dark yet his only friend made everything clear for him. This season also revealed that Dazai is the only one who could be the next ruler for the port mafia even if he does not like.
All in All: This second season gave this anime more substance. It has answered a lot of my questions. However, a lot of questions have sprung up because of the last episode. A third season is very possible and I would definitely watch it. I gave this anime a 4.5 hearts rating because it was better than the first season. The action and effects did not disappoint. Also, the story plot was very eventful that it would make you want to watch the season in one sitting. Although the story arc for Dazai’s past was in the middle of the Guilds vs Port Mafia vs. Armed detective agency arc, it did not disrupt the flow of the story. It made me more understand that there would always be differences between groups and that the best place to be is on the side who saves.