After teasing the release of Bungo Stray Dogs manga in Indonesia, the Twitter account of Elex-Level Comic‘s editor reveals further information about the manga. On Tuesday (16/11), the account tweeted that the manga is currently in the translation process and planned to be published in the early half of 2022. In the reply, the account also mentioned that the manga could be published in bookpaper format.

Bungo Stray Dogs is a manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and drawn by Sango Harukawa, serialized in Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine since 2012. The supernatural battle manga features characters named after real-life literary figures from Japan and other countries, possessing special abilities inspired by the works of those authors. The main character of Bungo Stray Dogs is Atsushi Nakajima, an orphan who joins the Armed Detective Agency, a group of people with special abilities based in Yokohama, after encountering their members Osamu Dazai and Doppo Kunikida when they are investigating rumours about a white tiger loose in the city. The story sees Atsushi and the Agency become involved in conflicts with various organizations of special ability users.

The manga has been adapted into anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi (Ouran High School Host Club, Star Driver) at Studio BONES. The anime first aired in two parts in spring and fall of 2016, with the third season airing in spring 2019. The anime was shown in Southeast Asia by Aniplus Asia, while Netflix streams the second and third seasons. Igarashi also directed the anime film titled Bungo Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE, which premiered in Japan on 3 March 2018. The anime film was also screened in Indonesia in May 2018.

The series has spawned various manga and novel spin-offs, including a gag 4-panel manga Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! by Neco Kanai, which had its own anime adaptation in winter 2021; a manga adaptation of the DEAD APPLE film by Ganjii; and a spin-off novel Ayatsuji Yukito VS. Kyōgoku Natsuhiko by Kafka Asagiri that has its own manga adaptation by Oyoyo; to name a few. There are also stage plays based on the series and an upcoming live-action film featuring the stage play cast based on the novel Bungo Stray Dogs: BEAST, which reimagines the main character, Atsushi Nakajima, as a member of the Port Mafia while his Port Mafia rival Ryuunosuke Akutagawa is a member of the Armed Detective Agency.

Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics. Since 2005, Elex Media also published comics that were intended for adult audiences under the Level Comics imprint.

The Indonesian Anime Times.

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