Bungou Stray Dogs Watch Order

Bungou Stray Dogs is a fun anime to watch. The interesting setting, and the colorful characters, will keep us interested. Especially for fans of literature, because the various characters take names from various world writers, as well as abilities taken from the titles of their works.

Bungo Stray Dogs follows members of Busou Tanteisha or the Armed Detective Agency. The main objective of this private detective agency is to protect the city of Yokohama. In addition to having to solve various criminal cases, Busou Tanteisha is also often faced with international underground syndicates ranging from Russia to the United States.

This urban fantasy series focuses on Atsushi Nakajima, who joins forces with people with supernatural powers at Busou Tanteisha to complete various tasks, from solving mysteries to taking on missions to confront the mafia.

Bungou Stray Dogs Watch Order

Written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, Bungo Stray Dogs is an urban fantasy manga series published in Kadokawa Shoten’s seinen manga magazine Young Ace. Bungou Stray Dogs anime adaptation is well done by Studio Bones.

To watch the Bungou Stray Dogs anime series is actually quite easy, because the storyline runs linearly forward chronologically.

1. Bungou Stray Dogs (2016)

Bungou Stray Dogs (2016)
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Spring 2016
  • Streaming: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime, Funimation

While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi Nakagami saves an eccentric man named Osamu Dazai who is drowning. The encounter that would change his life.

Atsushi is forced to join the investigative agency Busou Tanteisha, investigating unusual cases that the police cannot handle, along with his many enigmatic co-workers and supernatural powers.

2. Bungou Stray Dogs 2 (2016)

Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season (2016)
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Fall 2016
  • Streaming: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

The Guild, an American organization, stepped in to stir things up in Yokohama.

Now Busou Tanteisha has to divide their attention between two groups, the Guild and the Port Mafia, which oppose their existence as well as conflict with each other.

3. Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu (2017)

Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu (2017)
  • Episodes: 1 (OVA)
  • Aired: 2017
  • Streaming: Crunchyroll, Funimation

A special episode when Busou Tanteisha members discuss the most suitable candidate for the next successor commander.

As usual, Doppo Kunikida carried out official duties as planned in his diary. Unexpectedly, a bomb-related incident occurred, challenging the ideal he had always upheld.

4. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)

Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)
  • Episodes: 1 Movie
  • Aired: 2018
  • Streaming: Crunchyroll, Funimation

An anime film from Bungou Stray Dogs, set in a large scale catastrophe is happening across the planet.

The user of a supernatural ability discovered after the appearance of a mysterious mist appears to have committed suicide, so Busou Tanteisha sets out to investigate this mysterious death.

The case appears to involve an unknown ability user referred to as “Collector,” a man who could be the mastermind behind the incident.

Busou Tanteisha inevitably has to work with the Port Mafia to solve this case.

5. Bungou Stray Dogs 3 (2019)

Bungou Stray Dogs 3rd Season (2019)
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Spring 2019
  • Streaming: Bilibili, Crunchyroll, Funimation

Flashback Osamu Dazai, who is still a new recruit, is assigned to investigate rumors related to a mysterious explosion that destroyed parts of the city many years ago.

Due to circumstances beyond his control, he partners with Chuuya Nakahara, the talented but impulsive leader of a rival clan known as ‘Sheep’ to uncover the truth behind the case and highlight the myth of Arahabaki.

Meanwhile, today, it’s business as usual once again for Busou Tanteisha. However, the peace did not last long, as both old and new enemies gathered their forces and prepared for the next battle.

6. Bungou Stray Dogs 4 (2023)

Bungou Stray Dogs 4 (2023)

The fourth season of the Bungou Stray Dogs anime which is scheduled to air next winter 2023.

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