"Bungou Stray Dogs" Anime Cast Announced

Captain Earth's Takuya Igarashi and Yōji Enokido are back at Bones writing and directing the adaptation respectively

The anticipated anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Hirukawa 35's Bungou Stray Dogs has introduced the ten voice actors set to play notable names from literature in the story of an orphan who becomes involved with a detective agency specializing in dangerous cases, notable for featuring Japanese seminal early 20th century writers. 


Star Driver and Captain Earth's Takuya Igarashi and Yōji Enokido are back at Bones writing and directing the manga adaptation respectively. 


In addition to the anime, the cast will be voicing the characters in an audio drama based on the manga's first volume, set to be offered for early pre-sales at Ikebukuro's Animate Girls Festival 2015 November 7th and 8th.


Cast includes:

Osamu Dazai -   series' lead detective - author of parable Run, Melos! and semi-autobiographical No Longer Human - Mamoru Miyano (Wooser; Steins;Gate's Rintaro Okabe)


Atsushi Nakajima - a starving orphan who when he saves suicidal detective - writer of Light, Wind and Dreams, based on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson - Yuuto Uemura 


Doppo Kunikida - a novelist and romantic poet who helped established the Japanese naturalist literary movement - Yoshimasa Hosoya (Attack on Titan'Reiner Braun)



 Ranpo Edogawa - author still influencial for his mystery and sci-fi genre work - Hiroshi Kamiya (Attack on Titan's Levi)


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


Akiko Yosano  - controversial pioneering feminist, pacifist poet - Yū Shimamura (Attack on Titan's Annie Leonhart)



Ichiro Tanizaki - Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara's Mikado Ryūgamine)


Naomi Tanizaki: Chiaki Omigawa (Soul Eater's  Maka Albarn)

Fukuzawa Yukichi: Rikiya Koyama (Ushio and Tora's Rikiya Koyama)

Ryunosuke Akutagawa: Kenshō Ono (Kurobas' Tetsuya Kuroko)



via Natalie


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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