We immediately pick up from the events of last week. No opening, just straight into the action.
Wait? Did I say action?
I meant we go straight into the characters arguing over various things while we wait for Rampo, the only one who can figure out anything, to phone in the location of the bomb. And then we race along to…
No, no, no. We talk on phones and then we go somewhere else.
Finally we do get some action and the ending is actually quite satisfying, however Bungo is once again plagued by pacing and tone issues. I know this is now the established style of this anime but I’m just not convinced it’s actually a good narrative style. My own feelings this week were that the detectives cut major corners on explaining any of the plot and because we wasted so much time on poor jokes in the beginning we then had to rush a conclusion that really could have had impact.
What do you think?
Bungo Stray Dogs is available on Crunchyroll.