Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 7

Review:

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.

4 thoughts on “Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 7

  1. I know that these two episodes are from the light novel, not the manga. I agree that the pacing is awkward! Trying to stuff five or six chapters in two episodes is hard. On top of that, these two episodes are just fillers!
    Aside from that, I was really surprised about the culprit. (considering I didn’t understand what was going on?) Also, the music in the episode was really good. I was mostly distracted by it! 🙂

    1. I had kind of assumed she had to be, given she didn’t seem ot serve any other purpose in the story. But, it still didn’t make a great deal of sense.

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