VIDEO: My Early 20th Century Japanese Literary Luminaries Can't Be This Cute

Doppo Kunikida, Kenji Miyazawam Ranpo Edogawa and Akiko Yosanao featured in "Bungo Stray Dogs"

For the release of volume three, Kadokawa has posted a promo for Kafuka Asagiri and Hirukawa 35's Bungo Stray Dogs, a supernatural mystery from Young Ace magazine about an orphan who becomes involved with a detective agency specializing in dangerous cases. The series is notable for featuring Japanese seminal early 20th century writers.




  series' lead detective


a starving orphan who when he saves suicidal detective


Doppo Kunikida - a novelist and romantic poet who helped established the Japanese naturalist literary movement


 Ranpo Edogawa - author still influencial for his mystery and sci-fi genre work

Kenji Miyazawa - beloved children's writer whose work has influenced anime greats like Hayao Miyazaki

Akiko Yosano  - controversial pioneering feminist, pacifist poet




Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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