Aniplus-Asia announced on Monday that it will air a simulcast of the third television anime season based on Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga. The simulcast will begin on April 12 at 11:00 p.m. GMT +8.
The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX on April 12 at 10:30 p.m., before airing later that evening on TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. The show will later air on WOWOW and tvk, and will stream on d Anime Store.
The cast and staff from the previous two television anime seasons and film are returning for the third season. Takuya Igarashi and Yoji Enokido return to respectively direct and pen the scripts for the season. BONES is also returning for the animation.
Kenichi Suzumura will join the anime's cast as the character Katai Tayama. Tayama is a hacker who has known Kunikida for a decade. A former Armed Detective Agency member, he now lives as a shut-in in his apartment.
GRANRODEO performs the opening theme song "Setsuna no Ai," and Luck Life performs the ending theme song "Lily." Both groups have previously performed theme songs for the previous television anime and the Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple film.
The manga centers around a league of literary figures with supernatural powers. For example, in real life, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa wrote acclaimed stories that inspired Akira Kurosawa's Rashōmon film and the Aoi Bungaku Series anime's Jigoku Hen (Hell Screen) arc. In Bungo Stray Dogs, he has the power to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, some of these writers solve mysteries as part of the "Armed Detective Agency," while others appear as antagonists.
The manga has inspired two previous television anime seasons, and an anime film. The first 12 episodes of the television anime series aired in April to June 2016, and Aniplus-Asia aired a simulcast of the anime as it aired in Japan. The second season (starting with the 13th episode) premiered in October 2016, and Aniplus-Asia again simulcasted the series.
The Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple anime film opened in Japan in March 2018. Odex screened the film in Southeast Asia.
Source: Aniplus-Asia Facebook page