Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Release Date, Studio, Where to Watch, Trailer, and Everything You Need to Know!

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Love it or hate it, Bungo Stray Dogs is a unique anime with a concept you can't easily forget. If you've been eagerly anticipating new content, here's all about Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4's release date, studio, trailer, and everything you need to know!

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What Is Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 About?

For the uninitiated, Bungo Stray Dogs follows a quirky detective agency whose members have supernatural powers.

But there's a catch, as each member of the agency is named after a famous Japanese author, including Osamu Dazai, Atsushi Nakajima, Ryonosuke Akutagawa, and others.

Each of the characters has a power that is related to their respective author's body of work, making for interesting intertextual elements.

In later episodes, the agency is faced with foreign detective forces based on writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Lucy Maud Montgomery, among many others.

Season 4, in particular, is expected to focus on the aftermath of the manga's Cannibalism arc (which was covered in its entirety in Season 3).

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As such, in Season 4, we expect to follow Ranpo Edogawa in his attempt to free Doppo Kunikida from prison, after the latter was wrongfully framed for murder.

The Cannibalism Aftermath arc of the manga is very short. From there on, we expect Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 to shift its focus to the manga's Hunting Dogs arc.

In it, the Armed Detective Agency is framed as a terrorist group, and a military unit, the titular Hunting Dogs, starts pursuing the agency members.

A new key visual has also been released. In it, we see Atsushi Nakajima, Akiko Yosano, Doppo Kunikida, and other members of the Armed Detective Agency fighting the members of Hunting Dogs.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Visual
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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Release Date

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Release Date
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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 will premiere on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

In Japan, Season 4 of the beloved show will come out at 11:00 PM JST on the same day.

If this remains correct, here are the release times of the show's premiere in different time zones:

  • Pacific Time: 8:00 AM
  • Central Time: 10:00 AM
  • Eastern Time: 11:00 AM
  • British Time: 4:00 PM

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Episode 1 COUNTDOWN

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Episode 1 COUNTDOWN

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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 is coming out shortly after New Year's Eve!

Where to Watch Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4

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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 will be available to watch on Crunchyroll for international audiences.

The fourth season of the fantasy anime was discussed at the 2022 Crunchyroll Expo, in a conversation with studio Bones president Masahiko Minami and Kadokawa producer Chiaki Kurakane.

Previously, Bungo Stray Dogs was also available on Funimation. However, after the Crunchyroll merger, the series is less likely to appear there as most people have already moved to Crunchyroll, which is now going to host most classic and new anime series.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Studio

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As was the case with previous seasons, Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 will be produced by studio Bones.

Bones is one of the most well-known anime studios, with titles such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as well as dystopian anime like Wolf's Rain.

More recent works of the studio include The Case Study of Vanitas and Mob Psycho 100 III.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Cast

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Cast Osamu
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As for the cast, returning members will likely include Mamoru Miyano (Rin from Free!, Joker from Black Butler) as Osamu Dazai, Yuuto Uemura (Thorfinn from Vinland Saga) as Atsushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi from Attack on Titan) as Ranpo Edogawa and all the other actors who voiced characters in previous seasons.

New additions include Shoya Chiba (Shin from 86) as Sigma, a character we can't wait to see animated.

Sigma is part of the Decay of the Angel group which also includes Kamui, Bram Stoker, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Nikolai Gogol.

But what about the Hounds? Yuki Kaji (Eren from Attack on Titan) will take up the role of Saigiku Jōno, a member of the Hunting Dogs' special units who possesses the ability known as "Priceless Tears."

Meanwhile, Tetchou "Tecchou" Suehiro, another member of the same group who possesses the ability called "Plum Blossoms in Snow," is going to be voiced by Youhei Akazami (also Ayumu from When Will Ayumu Make His Move?).

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 Trailer

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A new Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 trailer is now available.

The newest season will premiere shortly after New Year's Eve, so stay tuned for all the latest updates and follow us on Twitter for more info and news about the anime.

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