Despite Both Manga and Anime Coming to an End, Bungo Stray Dogs Gives Spark of Hope to Eager Fans

Despite Both Manga and Anime Coming to an End, Bungo Stray Dogs Gives Spark of Hope to Eager Fans

Bungo Stray Dogs is a manga series written by Sango Harukawa and Kafka Asagiri that has been brought to life by Studio Nomad. The anime aired its fifth season from July to September 2023 and comprised 11 episodes. Unfortunately, the anime has adapted all the source material, with nothing available to convert into animation. However, fans have gotten a spark of hope from the last episode.

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Osamu Dazai in Bungo Stray Dogs

With the anime catching up to the manga and nothing left to adapt, fans were curious about what would happen to their beloved series and whether it would continue. However, the last episode of season 5 has confirmed that they can see their beloved characters on screen once again.

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Will Bungo Stray Dogs ever return?

Sango Harukawa and Kafka Asagiri wrote Bungo Stray Dogs, and it has been going on since 2011, with 110 chapters being published to date. The series has been adapted into anime by studio Nomad, which has converted 110 chapters into five seasons.

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The Kamui Revelation Arc and the Vampire Infection Outbreak Arc were the parts of the manga that were covered in Season 5, which consisted of 11 episodes.

With no source material to adapt from, viewers and fans needed clarification about whether they could see Dazai and the others ever again.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5

When the last episode ended, fans were shown a text that said To Be Continued, hinting that the series will return once again when there is enough source material to adapt.


There is no other information except this about the upcoming season release date, cast, staff, etc. Fans might be in for a long wait before they can see Bungo Stray Dogs back on their screens again.

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When will the upcoming season of Bungo Stray Dogs be released?

The series has a total of 61 episodes, along with 110 chapters being published by the author. No updates are issued by the author or the production company about the release dates or any other information that can give fans any expectations about what will come next.

However, as there is no source material to adapt from the anime, viewers will be required to wait for a long time before enough source material is available.

Bungo Stray Dogs
Bungo Stray Dogs

There is not a single chapter left from the manga to adapt, and it will take months until enough content can be converted into an anime.

The good news is that the manga is still ongoing, which indicates that fans will be able to see their characters back on their screens again.

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Source: GameRant 

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