“What’s in the middle”: Bungo Stray Dogs Creator Made Hilarious Comparison for Iconic Character After he Confirmed he Thinks of Dazai as a Donut

Bungo Stray Dogs Creator Made Hilarious Comparison for Iconic Character After he Confirmed he Thinks of Dazai as a Donut
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Recently, during the Anime Expo, Bungo Stray Dogs premiered its fifth season. The world of anime has seen several characters have become legends. People all over the world love these characters and form strong bonds with them. With different genres of anime, some people like adventure, some love horror, and some love action. But the list remains endless.

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Among those great and adored anime lies a certain Bungo Stray Dogs. It is an anime that is highly rated. Bungo Stray Dog has multiple seasons, and the manga is still going on. It is created by Kafka Asagiri. Kafka Asagiri’s popularity has reached the Western countries, too. Kafka Asagiri was present among the crowd. He was seen giving an interview, where he answered several questions about the anime.

Kafka Asagiri on Osamu Dazai and Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs
Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs is an anime about the “Armed Detective Agency” team working hard to make Yokohama safe from the mafia. It follows the action fiction genre, mystery genre and supernatural genre. The anime is directed by Takuya Igarashi and distributed by Aniplus Asia. Kafka Asagiri is the aithor and Sango Harukawa is the illustrator.

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With Bungo Stray Dogs entering its fifth season, Kafka Asagiri was asked about Osamu Dazai. The character is seen in several anime and manga. The Japanese audience is still fascinated with the character. He was asked how Dazai remains so fascinating. To this, Asagiri said that he thinks of Asagiri as a donut. No one can give a proper answer because there is no direct answer to that question.

Osamu Dazai
Osamu Dazai

Kafka Asagiri said, “I think of Dazai as a donut. What’s in the middle? No one knows. That’s something that not even director Igarashi knows, or the voice actor for Dazai, Mamoru Miyano. In the middle of that unknown is the question, “Why does Dazai want to die?” That core aspect about him is why everyone gets pulled into the rest of the story. Although, now that I think about it, are you talking about Dazai, the author, or the representations of Dazai in Bungo Stray Dogs? Because I have thoughts on both.”

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More on Kafka Asagiri’s Interview

Kafka Asagiri was asked which book inspired him to write classical literature. He answered Shusaku Endo and his story, Ryugaku. Asagiri dreams about implementing it into Bungo Stray Dogs. Out of all his characters, he was asked who was the easiest, toughest and most enjoyable to write. With a straight face, Asagiri answers Sigma, Ranpo, and Edgar Allen Poe, respectively.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5

The interview saw several exchanges of questions and answers. But none could reach the level of Osamu Dazai and Donut. It was unexpected. Bungo Stray Dogs is a serious anime, but Kafka Asagiri is hilarious, as always. His comparison of the main character to a donut will forever be one of the greatest and most hilarious answers during an interview.

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Source: Anime News Network

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Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.