New season scheduled to air in January 2023
At the Bungo Stray Dogs panel held at Crunchyroll Expo 2022, BONES President Masahiko Minami and producer Chiaki Kurakane revealed the latest trailer for Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4, alongside a brand new key visual and the announcement that the new season will premiere in January 2023.
Four new cast members were also announced, including:
Akio Otsuka (Batou in Ghost in the Shell) as Fukuchi Gen'ichirō
Makoto Koichi (Yuka Tokitate in I'm Standing on a Million Lives) as Teruko Ōkura
Takehito Koyasu (Zeke in Attack on Titan) as Nikolai G
Takeshi Kusao (Ladros in Black Clover) as Mushitaro Oguri
The latest season of Bungo Stray Dogs was originally announced in November 2021, with Crunchyroll confirming the new season will stream on the platform as it airs in Japan for users worldwide (excluding Asia).
The staff and cast from earlier seasons will return for Season 4, and are as follows:
- Director: Takuya Igarashi
- Series Composition: Yoji Enokido
- Character Designer: Nobuhiro Arai
- Art Director: Yumiko Kondo
- Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
- Music: Taku Iwasaki
- Animation Production: BONES
- Yuto Uemura as Atsushi Nakajima
- Mamoru Miyano as Osamu Dazai
- Sumire Morohoshi as Kyoka Izumi
- Kenshiro Ono as Ryunosuke Akutagawa
- Kisho Taniyama as Chuya Nakahara
Based on the manga written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, Bungo Stray Dogs aired its first three seasons between 2016-2019, as well as released the Bungo Stray Dogs - DEAD APPLE film in 2018. A spin-off series titled Bungo Stray Dogs WAN! also aired earlier this year. Yen Press releases both the manga and light novel adaptations in English.
Crunchyroll aired the anime and its spin-off as they aired in Japan, and describes the series as such:
“Your detective agency is a pride of the country.” It has been about a month since the Armed Detective Agency, in collaboration with the Port Mafia, won the "cannibalism" operation masterminded by the "Rats in the House of the Dead". The Armed Detective Agency was awarded the highest medal for safety contribution, the Order of the Azusa Bow of Exorcism, and was praised by the whole country. Then an urgent request from the government comes in. The four murders of the young senators were likened to the five signs of the mortality of the highest heavenly being of Rokudo Rinne, the Six Realms of Reincarnation. The Armed Detective Agency sets out to prevent the remaining murder from happening. “All forces must work together to prevent the attempts of the evil.” But it turns out to be a trap set by the cunning "Demon" Fyodor, who was supposed to have been captured...! Officials of the government are suspicious of the justice they uphold. A special unit of the military police, the "Hunting Dogs," is ready to take action. The "Decay of the Angel" are roaming the streets to bring about the destruction of the world. The Armed Detective Agency, which has been slandered by the public since its glory, faces new enemies one after another and its bottomless despair. With their friendship falling apart, will Atsushi Nakajima be able to overcome this unprecedented crisis? With no glimmer of hope in sight, the battle is about to begin…