Anime Spotlight: Bungo Stray Dogs
Hello Blerders and Nerders! I’m slowly getting back to consistent writing so I apologize both in advance and retroactively. I have a new goal with this particular segment. Instead of doing an Anime Spotlight every few weeks, I will do one every week of an anime suggestion. Maybe you have watched the anime, maybe you haven’t, either way, I’ll give my reasons why to watch an anime series. The anime may not always be a recent one so be mindful of the classics. Most of these won’t be long posts. It’ll be more so to put some anime series you haven’t heard of or heard little about to the forefront and hopefully on your watchlist! So let’s dive in!
I started watching Bungo Stray Dogs mainly by happenstance. I was bored and had just finished watching Hunter X Hunter for the 3rd time (don’t judge me) so I was in search of something different and new. A friend of mine had recommended a few anime series to me and this one stood out.
“The story centers on individuals who are gifted with super natural powers and use them for different purposes including holding a business, solving mysteries, and carrying out missions assigned by the mafia. The story mainly follows the members of the “Armed Detective Agency” and their everyday lives” – Source
Style-wise, this anime reminds me of DuraDura but with more of a plot and interesting characters. Something interesting about this anime is that each character is named after a literary legend; some well known here in the western hemisphere and others not so much (Rampo Edogawa, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Natsuhiko Kyogoku to name a few). This isn’t a long anime series to watch but there is a lot of content packed in each episode. The characters are fun to watch and interact with each other and they help move the story along. Like DuraDura, you can say there isn’t much of a story but the characters do follow along some sort of a plot.
I recently finished season 1 but haven’t started with season 2 because I got distracted by another new anime to watch (post coming soon for that as well.) I highly enjoyed this anime despite it’s sometimes confusing story and characters. I would recommend this for anyone one looking for a short, interesting anime. You can watch Bungo Stray Dogs via Crunchyroll/Vrv. I’m not sure if its on Hulu yet but I know it’s not on Netflix. Have you seen this anime before? What did you think? Leave your comments below! Until next time, Nerd Out!