A new preview video and a new key visual have been released for Bungo Stray Dogs DEAD APPLE, an upcoming theatrical anime film based on the superpowered action novels & manga written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa about rival groups of detectives and criminals who use their superhuman abilities to wage war for control of Yokohama.
The exact details of the plot of DEAD APPLE are sparse, but so far the film seems to be a compilation of the first two seasons of the Bungo Stray Dogs TV anime with an added emphasis on the rivalries between Atsushi Nakajima and Ryunosuke Akutagawa and between Osamu Dazai and Chuya Nakahara. Crunchyroll describes the plot of the Bungo Stray Dogs TV series as follows:
Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the "Armed Detective Agency" said to solve incidents that even the military and police won't touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that's been terrorizing the population...
The main cast and staff of the Bungo Stray Dogs TV series are reprising their roles for the DEAD APPLE film, including director Takuya Igarashi, screenwriter Yōji Enokido, character designer / chief animation director Nobuhiro Arai, and animation production studio BONES. Bungo Stray Dogs DEAD APPLE will be released in theaters in Japan in 2018.
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