Popular anime, Bungou Stray Dog is what anyone would recommend to the fans of supernatural, action, and comedy genres. The anime is based on the manga written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. It was launched by Kadokawa Shoten in 2012 and serialized in the Young Ace magazine. By 2016, the manga was adapted into an anime adaptation and now, by 2021, the manga has been adapted for a live-action movie. The Bungou Stray Dogs movie is no surprise and several fans had been expecting it for a long while, especially with the several hints that the franchise was dropping. Now that it has been announced, we are more than excited to lay down all the details that have so far been made public by the creators.
Bungou Stray Dogs is a story about two organizations primarily: the Armed Detective Agency and the Port Mafia. These organizations comprise special individuals with supernatural abilities. The characters are based on real-life literary authors and their abilities have been derived from these authors’ most famed works. Bungou Stray Dogs has been created very cleverly, fitting factors of literature and mystery so well that it balances the elements of fiction and reality extremely well. Perhaps this is why the anime adaptation became widely popular among viewers of all ages.
Are you excited about the Bungou Stray Dogs movie? What is it going to be about? When will it be released? Who will star in it? Here is everything we know about the upcoming live-action Bungou Stray Dogs movie to keep you updated about the newest details.
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Bungou Stray Dogs Movie Officially Announced
The Bungou Stray Dogs BEAST movie has been discussed by the franchise several times. However, an official announcement was made on 10 September 2021 which confirmed the release of the upcoming movie. The movie will be titled “Bungou Stray Dogs the movie: BEAST”. Its announcement was made on the official Twitter handle of the movie, uploaded along with the first visual and a link to the movie’s official website.
映画 文豪ストレイドッグス BEAST
— 「映画 文豪ストレイドッグス BEAST」公式 (@bungo_movie) September 10, 2021
The tweet reads “No one knows the future”. The movie’s announcement also came with an exciting 7-day countdown, at the end of which the creators will reveal more information about the movie. A release date or trailer has not been dropped yet but we can expect them as the hype continues to build up.
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What Will The Movie Be Based On?
The upcoming movie is based on the light novel by the same name written by the original mangaka Kafka Asagiri. “Bungo Stray Dogs BEAST” is set in contemporary Yokohama, where literary masters such as Osamu Dazai, Chuya Nakahara, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Atsushi Nakajima, and Ranpo Edogawa fight using different abilities bearing the name of their work. Gaiden work. The light novel was published by Kadokawa Beans Bunko on April 1, 2019. This was a part of the bonus story titled ‘Beast: Akutagawa the White, Atsushi the Black’.
The plot is based in a parallel universe where Ryunosuke Akutagawa belongs to the Armed Detective Agency and Atsushi Nakajima is a fearsome member of the Port Mafia. Atsushi is infamously nicknamed the White Reaper and is renowned to be the strongest.
As per the Light Novel, Akutagawa seeks to save his sister from the notorious Port Mafia. The plot develops around the confrontation of the two characters but in a different universe. It is unclear if the movie will stick to the plot of the light novel strictly. However, let’s hope the upcoming Bungou Stray Dog Movie does justice to the source material sincerely.
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Staff and Cast
The staff and most of the cast have not been announced yet. Only the two main cast members have been revealed so far. Shohei Hashimoto will play Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Yuki Torigoe will play Atsushi Nakajima. The two actors also portrayed the same characters in the stage play. They made an announcement through Kadokawa in April 2020 in a video where they talked about their respective roles.
The main cast announces their roles and talks about the characters they will be playing.
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