Kadokawa Covers Classics Of Japanese Literature With "Bungo Stray Dogs" Anime

Six volumes will be released on March 25th

This spring, a pantheon of Japanese literary legends gather to solve mysteries in the anticipated adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Hirukawa 35's Bungou Stray Dogsa 2012 manga that's already broken the 2.5 million unit milestone. For readers looking to check out the subjects' original works, on March 25th, Kadokawa Shoten is releasing a set of early 20th century classics featuring author/characters as adapted for the anime by Nobuhiro Ara.


The six books scheduled for 3/25 include:


Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's 1947 Chijin no Ai, known as Naomi or A Fool's Love in English - the story of a man's obsession with a Westernized "modan garu" or modern girl.


Nakajima Atsushi's Ri Ryo and Sangetsuki (The Moon Over the Mountain) - Short stories by the author known for his poetic approach to historical subjects


Osamu Dazai's semi-autobiographical 1948 No Longer Human - adapted into a 2009 manga released in North America by Vertical


Doppo Kunikida's Musashino, a 1901 collection of stories about people who have fallen behind the times


Ranpo Edogawa's The Case of the Murder on D. Hill - the seminal genre author's 1925 first appearance of private detective Kogoro Akechi


Ryunosuke Akutagawa's Rashōmon (partial inspiration for the Akira Kurosawa movie), Hana (the Nose) Imogayu (Yam Gruel) 1914-1916 short stories



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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