Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 Release Date Confirmed Winter 2023

Bungou Stray Dogs season 4 is greenlit for release with a brand new trailer!

Every anime fan has at least one anime that they consider underrated. But if you’ve ever gone deep into the cracks and crevices of the anime community to see what others consider “underrated,” you may have heard the chants of everyone screaming “Dazai, Dazai, Dazai!!”.

At some point, you must have wondered who is “Dazai.” Why is he pulling so many girls? Well, to answer only one of those questions, Dazai is from the series called Bungou Stray Dogs.

Bungou Stray Dogs is an action-mystery anime based on the manga written by Kafka Asagiri and an anime adapted by Studio Bones. 

The story begins with our protagonist, Atsushi Nakajima, who is on the verge of dying from starvation due to his recent eviction from his orphanage. 

Just when he is about to bite it, a strange man appears to be drowning in a nearby river. Nakajima uses what little energy he has left to rescue this stranger, and it turns out he rescues Osamu Dazai, a suicide enthusiast as well as a supernatural detective. 

Dazai’s partner, Doppo Kunikida, shows up shortly afterward, and they all go out for a bite to eat. During their meal, the detectives tell Nakajima they are searching for a tiger that is loose on the streets of Yokohama. 

In a strange turn of events, the tiger is none other than Nakajima himself, even though he isn’t aware of his ability to transform into a tiger. Dazai sees potential in Nakajima, and with his supernatural ability and nowhere else to go, Nakajima decides to join their detective agency with his new fellow gifted friends to solve crimes and take down any supernatural enemies. 

The majority of the show focuses on the Agency fighting against Port Mafia, a criminal organization that wants Nakajima because of his ability to turn into a tiger. 

The appeal of Bungou Stray Dogs comes from its cast, its interactions, and its light heartedness. It’s also a nice bonus that it’s incredibly produced by studio Bones, who have given hit shows like My Hero Academia and Mob Psycho 100

In a similar fashion to series like Haikyuu or Boku no Hero, Bungou Stray Dogs feature aspects that make it appeal to a wide demographic. 

Bungou Stray Dogs features a mostly male cast like much other seinen or shonen anime, but here the characters have close and intimate bonds with one another. 

This may pique the interest of more than just guys who want to see other guys beating each other. Finally, the characters aren’t sexualized and used for fanservice which can put off many viewers.

Bungou Stray Dogs has completed three seasons, and fans were already demanding the fourth season. Are you a fan of Bungou Stray Dogs? If so, keep reading to learn more about the latest updates on Bungou Stray Dogs season 4.

Bungou Stray Dogs is rated 7.8/10 and ranked #852 with 1.1 million members on MyAnimeList.


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Bungou Stray Dogs Season 1 aired from 7th April 2016 to 23rd June 2016 for 12 episodes. The series was renewed for a second season which aired from 6th October 2016 to 22nd December 2016 for 12 episodes. Bungou Dogs Season 3 ran from 12th April 2019 to28th June 2019 for 12 episodes. 

On 7th November 2021, the show s’ official Twitter account announced the series renewal for a fourth season.

 On 6th August 2022, during the Crunchyroll Anime Expo 2022, Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 trailer was released, which confirmed Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 release date as January 4, 2023. Additionally, on 4th October a key visual for Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 was revealed.

Bungou Stray Dogs 4th Season is currently airing, and fans of the series are excited to see more of their favorite characters in action. The series premiered on January 4, 2023, and has already released 8th episodes, with the 9th episode set to air on March 4, 2023.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 1 7th April 2016
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2 6th October 2016
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3 12th April 2019
Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 January 4, 2023
March 29,2023

The fourth season of the series is being produced by Bones, the same studio responsible for the previous seasons. The animation quality is impressive, and the voice acting is superb, with the talented cast bringing their characters to life in a way that perfectly captures their personalities.

Overall, Bungou Stray Dogs 4th Season is off to a strong start, and fans of the series are eagerly anticipating more episodes and the exciting plot twists that the series is known for. With more episodes yet to come, it is shaping up to be another action-packed and thrilling season.

There is yet to be any confirmation on episode count and premiere date. You can watch the Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 trailer below:


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Bungou Stray Dogs manga is written by Kafka Asagiri and art by Sango Harukawa. It began serialization in Young Ace magazine since 2012. The manga has been collected into 22 volumes and 99 volumes, with the latest issue releasing on 4th March 2022. 

According to Oricon, Volume 22 was ranked 8th in Japan s’ Top Weekly Manga Ranking from 28th February 2022 to 6th March 2022. As of March 2022, the Bungou Stray Dogs manga series has sold over 10 million copies. 

Bungou Stray Dogs is rated 7.8/10 and ranked #852 with 1.1 million members on MyAnimeList.


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In the final episode of Bungou Stray Dogs season 3, “Echo,” Pushkin is chased by Atsushi and Akutagawa but gets interceded by Ivan Goncharov. Ivan calls out golems, using his ability to counter Atsushi and Akutagawa.

The duo decides to work together as Atsushi wears Rashomon and takes out Goncharov. Pushkin finds a way out but gets confronted by Agency and Port Mafia.

Dazai enlists Fitzgerald to predict Fyodor s’ plan and arrest him as the latter knows he controls the cameras around Yokohama.The episode ends with Atsushi and Akutagawa promising each other to have a battle after honing their skills within the next six months.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3 ended on Volume 13 and Chapter 54 of the manga, thus concluding the Cannibalism Arc.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 will most likely pick up from where season 3 left off and begin by adapting the Cannibalism Aftermath Arc.

This arc will feature a Rats in the House of the Dead organization member Mushitaro Oguri who can erase any evidence of a crime. He is responsible for framing Doppo Kunkidia while chasing Alexander Pushkin.Oguri will take on Ranpo Edogawa as the latter tries to free Kunikida from jail.



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Bungou Stray Dogs is directed by Takuya Igarashi and written by Yoji Enokido. Characters are designed by Nobuhiro Arai, and music is composed by Taku Iwasaki. Animation is developed by Bones.

You can find the list of Bungou Stray Dogs characters and voice cast below:

 Osamu Dazai Mamoru Miyano
 Atsushi Nakajima Yūto Uemura
 Ichiyō Higuchi Asami Seto
 Ryūrō Hirotsu Atsushi Ono
 Naomi Tanizaki Chiaki Omigawa
 Ranpo Edogawa Hiroshi Kamiya
 Kenji Miyazawa Hiroyuki Kagura
 Lucy M. Kana Hanazawa
 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa Kensho Ono
 Chūya Nakahara Kishō Taniyama
 Yukichi Fukuzawa Rikiya Koyama
 Kyōka Izumi Sumire Morohoshi
 Francis F. Takahiro Sakurai
 Junichirō Tanizaki Toshiyuki Toyonaga
 Motojirō Kajii Wataru Hatano
 Doppo Kunikida Yoshimasa Hosoya
 Akiko Yosano Yu Shimamura
 Michizō Tachihara Yuu Hayashi


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Fans of Bungou Stray Dogs would be delighted to see it back for a fourth season. Hopefully, it has the same bite as its previous installments.