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Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4: Release Date, Finally Renewed

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Bungou Stray Dogs is an action and mystery anime series that first aired in the spring of 2016. We mentioned anime, but the series is based on Kafka Asagiri’s manga series, which has been airing since 2012. The manga series, which has circulated more than 6 million copies according to data as of 2018, is as popular worldwide as its anime. The anime of the series was created by bones studio, and Takuya Igarashi directed the series. We also know the studio from popular anime series such as Noragami and Mafia Psycho 100† The second season of the crunchy rolls The licensed anime aired right after the first season, and the anime’s third season met audiences on April 12, 2019, three years later. Made in collaboration with Bones and Nomad (Koikimo), ‘Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!‘, was added to the series’ products as a spin-off anime. After the spin-off, which aired on January 13, 2021, fans are excited about the fourth season, which is expected to be the sequel to the series. So has the anime been renewed for a fourth season?

What is the storyline of the anime?

What do you think when famous writers like Agatha Christie, Edger Allen Poe, Dostoevsky and Dan Brown come together? Of course, this is an impossible event, but impossible for an anime does not exist. Bungou Stray Dogs, which gives famous writers (or famous characters), especially Japanese names, to all its characters, entertainingly brings us famous names than ever with its action-packed content.

Atsushi Nakajima is a teenager kicked out of an orphanage, hungry and thirsty, with nowhere to go. A mysterious tiger invaded his orphanage, leaving the orphanage in financial difficulties. The orphanage, which has a savings policy, was the first to evict Atsushi. Thinking about what to do, Atsushi sits on the bank of the river and sees a drowning man in the river. Of course Atsushi saves this strange and eccentric man. However, the man who said he committed suicide brushes Atsushi well. This man introduces himself as Dazai Osamu and introduces Atsushi with his partner Kunikida Doppo, who is fed up with Dazai’s constant suicide attempts.

The photo from @Crunchyroll Collection / YouTube – Official preview of the 3rd season

During the chat, Atsushi learns from Dazai and Doppo that they are somehow interested in the mysterious tiger surrounding Atsushi. In addition, the duo are members of the “Armed Detective Agency”, which Atsushi learns about in the circulating rumours. When this is the case, Atsushi, who a few hours ago didn’t even know what to do, finds himself among strange people with strange powers, especially Dazai.

Will there be a fourth season of Bungou Stray Dogs?

On November 7, 2021, the news that made fans happy was shared on the anime’s official Twitter account. Bungou Stray Dogs has been renewed for a fourth season and a new visual has been shared! The announcement of the renewal, which drew attention to new enemies and new adventures, attracted a lot of attention. The new season date of the anime has not yet been shared, but will be announced to the followers in the coming months. “Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!”, as a spin-off of the series, will air in spring 2021. Production time is usually a little over a year. Based on predictions, we may see the new season of the anime in late 2022 or early 2023† Stay tuned for updates.



The manga, the original of the series, was written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. The series is published by Kadokawa Shoten and has been airing since December 4, 2012. The anime also has an English publisher. Thanks to Yen Press it is possible to follow the manga series in English. 20 parts of the manga series have been published so far and the 21st volume will meet its readers in the coming days (August 3, 2021).

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The first 3 seasons of the anime are based on the main manga series. The latest spin-off anime is based on a side story and adapted from the side manga of the same name. The third season of the anime was adapted to chapter 53, part 13 from the main manga.

Anime manga
Season 1 until full. 4 Ch. 16
Season 2 until full. 9 Ch. 37
Season 3 until full. 13 Ch. 53

BluRay/DVD Disc Sales and the Popularity of the Anime

Although the demand for disc sales has decreased with the increase of streaming platforms in recent years, the disc sales are still good data to compare with other anime released during the same period and to see its popularity in Japan. In general, an anime is expected to perform 4,000 sales on the average of the volumes for confirmation of the new season. Looking at the anime’s disc sales, we see that it achieved above-average sales for its first three seasons. While disc sales have dropped in the anime’s third season, we can’t say we’re hopeless for another season. On the other hand, “Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!sold only 1,261 units on average, but it should be considered separately as a spin-off.

Seasons Disc sales
Season 1 5,299
Season 2 4.954
Season 3 3.462
Spin-off Wan! 1,261

On the other hand, the official Twitter account of the anime is followed by about 473k people. That’s a perfect number of followers for an anime series. We can make a simple comparison to give you a better idea. The Promised Never Landwhich is also a very popular anime is followed by 316,000 people, or black cloverwhich is highly praised by anime fans and renewed many times is followed by 103k people. Bungo Stray Dogs is very popular in Japan and also around the world. This is also reflected in the strong search volume on Google. Anime is searched on Google as often as Re-run healer or dr. stone† By the way, on Myanimelist it shows as the 102nd most popular anime of all time.

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Popularity on Mynanimelist


Popularity on social media


Popularity on Google searches



Above average ratings (7.81 on MA, 7.8 on IMDb)

Good popularity

Success in disc sales

Multi-season continuity

Good Light Novel Sales (4+ million copies in print)

Major distributor like HBO Max

Enough availability of manga source material

Extra income with game / movies

Seasons Publication date
Season 1 Apr 7, 2016
Season 2 October 6, 2016
Season 3 Apr 12, 2019
Spin-off Wan! January 13, 2021
Season 4 Early 2023 (Expectation)


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