Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 Series Review

Overview: Season 1 ended with the Guild attacking the Agency and essentially declaring war. Season 2 continues following Atsushi (mostly) as he works with the Agency to protect the city. I reviewed this episode to episode if you want to check out my thoughts (which progressively got more negative as the series continued). Review (full … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 Series Review

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Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 24

Review: Apparently this show wants a season three as once again we've introduced a new villain in the dying minutes of this season. The thing is, after how unsatisfying this final episode was, I wonder how many viewers will stick through yet another season of messy tone and inconsistent story telling? And why is everyone … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 24

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 23

Review: Apparently this episode is everyone clearly and slowly state 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 … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 23

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 22

Review: The first half of this episode of Bungo was great fun. Rampo was doing his thing and coming to the realisation he doesn't have a gift and really not wanting to admit that. Okay, I just like Rampo so the diversion from the Agency/Guild/Mafia war to have a confrontation between two 'detectives' through the … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 22

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 20

Review: Bungo Stray Dog does a lot of things well, but it also has a lot of problems in terms of writing a cohesive narrative. We just seem to keep piling on more characters, abilities and craziness for the sake of novelty and for every explanation we get there's a whole bunch more questions (and … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 20

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 19

Review: Bungo Stray Dogs seems to be stepping back to end of season 1 style, which isn't too bad because it wasn't as though season 1 was terrible, but it just lacks the impact and punch that the start of this season gave us. Kunikida finally does something this season as does the sister obsessed … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 19

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 18

Review: Bungo Stray Dogs is going to get the award for most inconsistent not just in tone but in airing time the way this season is going. I could probably search and find out why the release date of the episodes has been all over the place but I'm really disinclined to bother. It just … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 18

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 17

Review: We have transitioned back to the present but this actually wasn't such a bad thing. Given at the end of the last season they had already introduced the Guild they didn't waste any time with introductions and just kind of plunged us straight into a three way war. It's amazing how much more tolerable … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 17

Bungo Stray Dogs Series Review

I watched this series week to week and if you want to see my thoughts on individual episodes, click here. Overview: Down on his luck orphan, Atsushi, rescues a man attempting suicide in a river and then finds himself working for the Armed Detective Agency, an agency comprised of unusual individuals with powers (and the … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Series Review

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 10

Review: While it seems late in the piece to reveal yet another antagonist (even though we knew someone had to have set the bounty) this episode worked very well. The balance of drama, action and comedy seemed to work this episode rather than having the show tearing itself in multiple directions all at once. It … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 10