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

Friday’s Feature: Consistently Inconsistent – Or Why I Would Struggle to Recommend Bungo Stray Dogs

I know I covered a lot of my issues with Bungo back when season 1 finished airing. In case you missed it here's a link to my review of the season. One of my biggest complaints then was the inconsistency of the series. So now that season 2 is done, has the issue been resolved? … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Consistently Inconsistent – Or Why I Would Struggle to Recommend Bungo Stray Dogs

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 21

Review: Things picked up again this week (no whale and no Atsushi really helped) and we saw an attempt at making an alliance with the Port Mafia by the Agency. What I like about this is that both sides know they are going to cooperate because they are kind of just used to one another … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 21

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 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 16

Review: This episode is all about triggering Dazai's transformation from Mafia to Armed Detective and so the inevitable has now occurred. This whole episode felt like a season finale and will undoubtably be the most intense episode for this week because most other shows aren't writing a climax into episode 4 of their run time. … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 16

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 15

Review: Oda's alive, though I'm guessing after the way this episode ended he probably wishes that wasn't the case. That was such a great episode. Even though you kind of saw where things were going to go for Oda after the fight with Mimic's leader it was still a beautiful emotional punch right at the … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 15

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 14

Review: So we're still seeing what happened in Dazai's past and I'm still much more interested in this than anything I saw in season 1.  That said, the end of the episode is one of those inevitable outcomes that you can see coming but still make you pay attention to exactly how it unfolds. I'm … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 14

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 12

Review: While offering no resolution to the overall plot (such as it is) this episode was quite satisfying. Events moved briskly as the Guild (who names these groups) attacked the Agency and the Mafia were mixed up in the story in a fairly satisfying way for once. The American Guild certainly didn't waste any time … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 12