Kodoani.com – The official Twitter account of the Bungō Stray Dogs franchise announced on Thursday that the manga Bungō Stray Dogs of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa will be on hiatus due to “certain circumstances.” The manga won’t have a chapter in the upcoming November issue of Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine on October 4.
The manga was previously on hiatus in January 2021 due to “circumstances”, including the authors’ involvement in the Bungō Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer novel.
The series revolves around an alliance of literary characters with supernatural powers. For example, in real life, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa wrote popular stories adapted for Akira Kurosawa’s Rashōmon film and Aoi Bungaku Series’ Jigoku Hen (Hell Screen) anime. In Bungō Stray Dogs, he has the ability to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, some of these writers solve mysteries as part of “Armed Detective Agency,” while others appear as villains.
The manga launched in Young Ace in December 2012. Kadokawa published the manga’s 22nd volume on March 4.
The first television anime adaptation aired from April to June 2016. The anime’s second 12-episode series aired from October to December 2016. The anime’s third season premiered in April 2019.
The fourth season of the anime will premiere in January 2023.
An animated film, titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, premiered in Japan in March 2018.
The manga also adapted a mobile game that launched in December 2017. Ambition released the game in English in July 2018. An OVA was published alongside the manga’s 13th volume in August 2017.