Bungo Stray Dogs (Season 1)

Such a lovable but strange bunch

I checked out Bungo after seeing Tweets about Season 2 episodes being aired, and I didn’t know that Season 1 had aired earlier this year! Talk about being behind the times.

But there is a good thing about that: you’re not aboard the live hype train and you can enjoy the anime without anyone spoiling stuff via Twitter. Although I am currently aboard the Yuri on Ice hype train. Quite a contradicting statement there…

Ok so Bungo. I’ve only seen Season 1 for now since Season 2 is still being aired (am I cheating?), and I love it. There are some parts I don’t like (we’ll get to that), but overall I do love Season 1.

Bungo is based on MC Nakajima Atsushi, the first orphan I’ve seen in anime and from what I can remember, and who has the strangest hairline ever. The poor kid is kicked out of his orphanage from the very beginning, and with no money and nowhere else to go, he decides to live his life on the streets, that is until he meets the very funny and strange Dazai Osamu after saving him from the river. Turns out he was trying to commit suicide, and failed at it. Continue reading