Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 23 Review:
Apparently this episode of Bungo Stray Dogs is everyone clearly and slowly stating exactly what your personal hang up is and draw some sort of moral across the screen so that the viewers can’t possibly miss the message. While it is nice that Bungo decided not to be confused in terms of tone or story this week, the dragging out of this conflict on the Moby Dick was really quite depressing.
This battle is one of overpowered punches and occasional lengthy exchanges between any combination of the three main players which means it isn’t exactly compelling and what they are saying bordered on repetitive by the halfway point. I’m guessing we were supposed to see Atsushi and Akutagawa both help each other see what they were missing but mostly I just kind of wondered why Akutagawa didn’t use his gift to slice the Moby Dick into small pieces and call it a day.
Anyway, anyone who has paid any kind of attention to the opening already knows where this is going and the battle still didn’t conclude so mostly lets hope that we get something a bit more interesting for a climax next week.
Bungo Stray Dogs is available on Crunchyroll.
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