Bungou Stray Dogs: The most popular anime of Fall 2016


The last episode of Bungou Stray Dogs season 2 was released on 18th December 2016 and its characters have already dominated the Newtype chart  (Januray 2017 issue) for favorite characters voted by fans.

Bungou Stray dogs is also voted as number 1 anime show in Newtype

Male characters Female characters
1 Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs) Kyouka Izumi (Bungou Stray Dogs)
2 Sakunosuke Oda (Bungou Stray Dogs) Akiko Yosano (Bungou Stray Dogs)
3 Chuuya Nakahara (Bungou Stray Dogs) Saber (Fate/stay night UBW)
4 Mikazuki Augus (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans) Mitsuha Miyamizu (Your Name)
5 Taki Tachibana (Your Name) Kouyou Ozaki (Bungou Stray Dogs)
6 Kirito (Sword Art Online) Shinobu (Monogatari Series)
7 Atsushi Nakajima (Bungou Stray Dogs) Asuna (SAO)
8 Victor (Yuri on Ice) Rem (Re:Zero)
9 Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Bungou Stray Dogs) Tsubasa Hanekawa (Monogatari Series)
10 Char (Gundam) Ichiyou Higuchi (Bungou Stray Dogs)



Genre: Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural

Summary: Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage and on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide by jumping into the river. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special armed detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. Atsushi then joins the agency and participates in solving crime cases to protect the peace of their city.

Bungou stray dogs is indeed popular and loved for the fact that after season 1 was released at the beginning of 2016, the second seasons came out at the end of 2016. Bungou stray dogs owns its fame to its beautiful arts, character designs (mafia looks way too cool). And the fights are amazing and intriguing with tactics and actions.

Bungou stray dogs also have good opening and ending songs for both season. These songs perfectly suit the anime.

Opening 1: Trash candy by Granrodeo, Ending 1: Namae o Yobu yo (Call out the name) by Luck Life

Opening 2: Reason living by Screen Mode, Ending 2: Kaze ga Fuku Machi (Town where wind blows) by Luck Life again.


‘I heard that there’s a way to commit suicide by getting stuck in an oil drum’

The best of Bungou stray Dogs is Dazai Osamu. Dazai Osuma is the most favorite character for many reasons: he is handsome with cool outfit, he is perhaps the strongest character in the show with a sole desire is to die, he is funny and twisted. The pervert Dazai only has a small wish that he could meet a girl of his life who would commit a double suicide with him. ‘Yes. I may be a loser but I’m the best damn loser you’ll ever meet.’ Dazai is a fascinating character. Going from a loser, Dazai can also be sarcastic and profound.



In spite of his carefree nature he surely knows how to fight and use people wisely. Dazai has never missed calculate anything except his death possibility.  From a suicide freak, he can become a cool and reliable savior to his teammates.


He is unique and fun to watch. That is why Dazai is so lovable and popular.

If you have not watched Bungou Stray Dogs this year and have nothing better to do during Christmas and New Year holiday, this show will not let you down!

Merry Christmas!