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Posted 10/5/16 , edited 10/5/16
For prior conversation in anticipation of the new season, see /forumtopic-965407/bungou-stray-dogs-2nd-season-anticipation




Synopsis

Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!






official site: http://bungo-stray-dogs.jp/


PV: https://youtu.be/mHli29Z6aLE



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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:05 (JST)
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural






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I saw the episode earlier on TV and well, from what it aired, it's a background story and I can't remember it from the manga.

Well, it's a solid start but hopefully they'll adapt the manga more faithfully.
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I wouldn't mind an entire season of Port Mafia Dazai.
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Starting this season off with Dazai backstory. Great way to end my Dazai withdrawal!

Author info dump:

Oda Sakunosuke – writer

Ability: Flawless (Ten'i muho) – Couldn’t find anything on the contents but it is the name of one of his works

Sakaguchi Ango – novelist and essayist

Ability: Discourse of Decadance (Darakuron) – examines the role of Bushido in WW2. It is widely argued that he saw postwar Japan as decadent, yet more truthful than a wartime Japan built on illusions like bushido.

Osamu Dazai, Sakaguchi Ango and Oda Sakunosuke were often grouped together as the Buraiha (the school of irresponsibility and decadence)

From wiki:
“A group of dissolute writers who expressed the aimlessness and identity crisis of post-World War II Japan. While not comprising a true literary school, the Buraiha writers were linked together by a similar approach to subject matter and literary style. The main characters in works of the Buraiha feature anti-heroes that are dissolute and aimless. Their work was based on criticism of the complete body of pre-war Japanese literature as well as American social values that were introduced into the Japanese society with the occupation. Their work did not appeal to any one particular group, and their range was not well defined.”

Notes from the first season relevant to this episode under the spoiler tag:

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This episode 13 was really great. Much better than anything from the first season which, I personally, found a little bit obnoxious and silly. Do not get me wrong I liked season 1. (I've watched it entirely). However, there are some issues on the first season that have been reduced here to certain extent:

1) Episodic nature. Not that one episode tells anything. I am just listing it cause I hate episodic series. Bungo is one of my treats, therefore episodic nature annoys me a lot.

2) Lack of character development in any real sense. Everything was so 2d sided and Black and White it pissed me off sometimes. Dazai got a very different perspective from the previous episodes. Also, much of the characters were only tropes and not real characters. They were putting it on a very boring way inside the series. Most of the characters were less than stereotypes. They were literal tropes. And, yes, it is a very downgrading aspect of the first season. This makes the series seem just...bland...

3) Tension. First season often got to many puns and very few tension and thrilling moments leading it to be very uninteresting at times. This first episode corrected it very well.

Also, the identity of the series is there. I really appreciate they have put an episode so different in tone without disrespecting what has been constructed so far.


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Osamu Dazai, Sakaguchi Ango and Oda Sakunosuke were often grouped together as the Buraiha (the school of irresponsibility and decadence)

From wiki:
“A group of dissolute writers who expressed the aimlessness and identity crisis of post-World War II Japan. While not comprising a true literary school, the Buraiha writers were linked together by a similar approach to subject matter and literary style. The main characters in works of the Buraiha feature anti-heroes that are dissolute and aimless. Their work was based on criticism of the complete body of pre-war Japanese literature as well as American social values that were introduced into the Japanese society with the occupation. Their work did not appeal to any one particular group, and their range was not well defined.”

I'll come back later and edit in a summary of my first season notes under a spoiler tag.


A very interesting piece of information, however, will it be relevant to this series? They just killed the american bunch like they were a sack of shit. And, yes, this is another complaint I do have with thbe series: anticlimatic nature.
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Didn't expect to jump into Danzai backstory right off the bad.

Was an interesting contrast t compared to her present day self. You could see it pop up once and a while but he still has that darkness around him with being in the port Mafia. I guess this story arc we will find out why he left the Port Mafia..
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Didn't expect to jump into Danzai backstory right off the bad.

Was an interesting contrast t compared to her present day self. You could see it pop up once and a while but he still has that darkness around him with being in the port Mafia. I guess this story arc we will find out why he left the Port Mafia..


That's what all of us are hoping to see.

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A very interesting piece of information, however, will it be relevant to this series?


I'm just providing additional context for those like me who want to know. I did it all throughout the first season as well. It helps make some of the show's decisions make more sense. It probably won't be referred to in the series directly but I haven't read the source material so I don't know for sure.

For example, in Dazai's case, the tone of his works never fit in with the rest of the authors in the Armed Detective Agency. The rest are all much more positive in nature. The members of Port Mafia introduced in the first season had works dealing more in horror and despair so it made a lot of sense that Dazai was a former Port Mafia member.

The works of the Buraiha are even closer related. They are dark works dealing with a specific time period and a more specific type of character. So you can assume that these are the people in the show that are closest to Dazai and to knowing who he is as a person.
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T1mered wrote:
A very interesting piece of information, however, will it be relevant to this series?


I'm just providing additional context for those like me who want to know. I did it all throughout the first season as well. It helps make some of the show's decisions make more sense. It probably won't be referred to in the series directly but I haven't read the source material so I don't know for sure.

For example, in Dazai's case, the tone of his works never fit in with the rest of the authors in the Armed Detective Agency. The rest are all much more positive in nature. The members of Port Mafia introduced in the first season had works dealing more in horror and despair so it made a lot of sense that Dazai was a former Port Mafia member.

The works of the Buraiha are even closer related. They are dark works dealing with a specific time period and a more specific type of character. So you can assume that these are the people in the show that are closest to Dazai and to knowing who he is as a person.



This is interesting for people like me who are into literature. Care toi explain about the works on ADA? Cause I am familiar with most authors on Mafia's side. Specially Akutagawa.
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I would like to think the time spent flushing out Dazai's backstory ties into The Guild somehow.

Funny to see Dazai isn't too different now versus his past self. His personality comes across as similar on the surface, but I know one of the biggest things on my mind last season was what made Dazai who he is and leave the Port Mafia.
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Was this anime only? I don't remember Dazai's background in the manga...


not that I'm complaining.
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Nogara-san wrote:

Was this anime only? I don't remember Dazai's background in the manga...


not that I'm complaining.


It looks like it's adapting one of the Light Novels (written by the same people as the manga) called Osamu Dazai and the Dark Era.
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ahhh. Ok. Cool.

thank you.
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T1mered wrote:

This is interesting for people like me who are into literature. Care toi explain about the works on ADA? Cause I am familiar with most authors on Mafia's side. Specially Akutagawa.


I can. I'll get back to you in a couple of days once I have time to go over my notes.
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gabuhaha wrote:


T1mered wrote:

This is interesting for people like me who are into literature. Care toi explain about the works on ADA? Cause I am familiar with most authors on Mafia's side. Specially Akutagawa.


I can. I'll get back to you in a couple of days once I have time to go over my notes.


Thanks a bunch.

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