Bungou stray dogs or Bungo Stray Dogs is one of the few anime which deftly handles both the psychological-mystery and the action anime genres. This anime has captured my attention ever since the Odasaku vs Gide fight where both possessing similar abilities to look a few seconds into the future were let loose with guns.
Season 3 of Bungou Stray Dogs has proven itself to be forged from the same flame and bears the characteristics that made its predecessors so successful. The anime is still being directed by Takuya Igarashi.
The most striking aspect of this anime is the depiction of the antagonists under somewhat of a positive light sometimes where they have been shown to show sympathy and mercy in rare instances. Of course the Port Mafia is ruthless most of the times but there are instances of humanity from this otherwise gruesome organisation that might induce the shock factor in the audience.
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The best part yet is undoubtedly Chuyas inclusion into the Port Mafia and how he used his gravity manipulation power in fights is pleasing to the eyes too. The new comer this time is the proclaimed leader of the Rats of the Undead, Fyodor Dostoevsky. He beats one of the top executives of the Port Mafia by putting in little to no effort. Surely there is room for this character to develop in the anime, while in the manga, his powers have been revealed but the exact nature of these powers are still unclear.
In my opinion, this is going to be one of the most hyped reveals as far as this anime is concerned.
Bungo Stray Dogs makes it difficult for us to judge the direction of the plot since there are moments where it seems to have taken a random direction just to induce interest in the plot, though this too is a tool which many writers use to make the characters seem less monotonous .
Bungo Stray Dogs is very entertaining and is a good quick series to lend some time to.
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