In lieu of the new season of Bungou Stray Dogs coming out in April I wanted to make a Top Ten Tuesday post pertaining to the supernatural powers used in the show. But first! Y’all need to watch the new teaser trailer for season 3 before we get into this list. You can do so right here:
YAAASSS! MY BODY IS READY. I’ve been so PUMPED for season 3 since last year when it was officially announced. If you didn’t already know Bungou Stray Dogs is one of my all time favorite anime series. I’ve written a few post on the series and have proclaimed my fond love for it over on Twitter like a million times. I would like to conjure up a more analytical post on it sometime in the future. Maybe I’ll work on that soon!
The first episode of season 3 will be out April 12th. That means Bungou gets the Friday slot…which I am totally okay with! I just hope spring season is a little more spread out throughout the week. I felt like winter season was kinda crammed together on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I need time to catch up on my shows dammit! Luckily, Sunday and Monday were pretty slow so I could keep up for the most part.
I want to thank my wonderful pal Alexie for helping me decided on today’s topic. I was thinking of doing this post after seeing the teaser trailer yesterday, but wasn’t 100% certain until Alexie confirmed the idea for me. I guess great minds do think alike! Today’s post will be my favorite powers each character uses in Bungou. I thought about ranking them from 1 to 10, but felt like everyone is unique in their own right…that…and I didn’t think it would be fair. This post will only pertain to the first two seasons and the Dead Apple movie. I have a feeling we will be getting new characters in season 3 and I can’t wait to see if my hunch is correct! I’ll have to update this post after the new season comes out.
Alright! Let’s do this before Dazai asks us to commit double suicide with him and it’s too late XD (P.S. these will be in no particular order and I apologize about the gif sizing being off! I hate when gif sizing isn’t consistent.)
1. Lucy’s “Anne of Abyssal Red”
^Lucy is soooo underrated in this series! Her power is dope af. I’m glad Atsushi was able to get through to her in the end.
2. Koyo’s “Golden Demon”
^I really hope we get to see more of Koyo in season 3. She is a freakin GODDESS! That…and I might have a thing for red/orange haired ladies 😉
3. Fyodor’s “Crime and Punishment”
^Fyodor…literally the master of crime and punishment (i.e. death). He’s cool, calm, and collected…buuuut also arrogant as all hell. Maybe that’s why Dazai nicknamed him the “Demon.”
4. Oda’s “Flawless”
^Oda’s character arc was bittersweet perfection.
5. Yumeno’s “Dogra Magra”
^Is Yumeno creepy or cute or possibly both?
6. Edgar Allen Poe’s “Black Cat in the Rue Morgue”
^Low-key thought Edgar and Dazai were the same person at first (like Dazai was pulling a prank). But Edgar’s little raccoon pal is totes adorbs :3
7. Atsushi’s “Beast Beneath the Moonlight”
^Hopefully Atsushi won’t be so useless in season 3!
8. Akutagawa’s “Rashomon”
^We love a moody and broody boy.
9. Chuuya’s “For the Tainted Sorrow”
^We also love sassy boys who are also classy.
10. Dazai’s “No Longer Human”
^Of course I saved the best for last! Because we all know Dazai is BEST BOY ❤
What is your favorite power in the Bungou Stray Dog universe? If you could have any one character as your partner who would it be? Are you excited for season 3?! YOU GUYS ALREADY KNOW I AM. Annnnd we all know what anime is going to be the BEST during spring season…tehehe. That is going to do it for me this Tuesday! I won’t keep you guys much longer. Let’s try to keep this outro short and sweet. Have yourself a good morning, day, evening, or night wherever you are in the world. Until next time my pandas! Ayano is signing off. MUAH!
Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them. If I find any links I will always post them (this usually entails fan art or any other work affiliated with an artist).