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The Best Episodes of Bungo Stray Dogs

Every episode of Bungo Stray Dogs ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Bungo Stray Dogs!

Atsushi Nakajima was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Osamu Dazai, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!

Genres:AnimationComedyCrimeMysteryAction & AdventureSci-Fi & FantasyDrama
Network:Tokyo MX

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The best episode of "Bungo Stray Dogs" is "The Dark Age", rated 10/10 from 1 user votes. It was directed by Yoshiyuki Asai and written by Yoji Enokido. "The Dark Age" aired on 10/6/2016 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Nowhere to Return".

  • The Dark Age
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #1 - The Dark Age

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-10-06

    On a misty night, Oda Sakunosuke, Dazai Osamu, and Sakaguchi Ango meet as always at their usual bar. For the trio of Port Mafia members, it a night spent in camaraderie like any other, but Ango vanishes that very night. Oda is given a direct order from the Port Mafia boss to find Ango, but...

    Director: Yoshiyuki Asai

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • Nowhere to Return
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #2 - Nowhere to Return

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2016-10-07

    The reason that Odasaku went to a certain Western style restaurant was not just because of the curry. He is having the owner watch over a group of young children who had lost their parents two years ago in the war. Odasaku is trying to track down Ango, and remembers the time they first met. Meanwhile, Dazai manages to catch one of the Mimic soldiers alive in a trap he had set. However, once he gets there, all that is waiting for him is a corpse. Another figure was also waiting for him, his subordinate, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke.

    Director: Hiroki Ikeshita

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • A Room Where We Can Someday See the Ocean
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #3 - A Room Where We Can Someday See the Ocean

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2016-10-14

    The Port Mafia's council of five top executives has decreed that Mimic must be annihilated. In the ensuing battle, Odasaku has a fateful encounter with Gide, the leader of Mimic, who makes a cryptic prophecy. Night falls, and the usual bar now awaits Dazai, Odasaku and Ango...

    Director: Ikuro Sato

    Writer: N/A

  • The Conflict of Strategy
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #4 - The Conflict of Strategy

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2016-11-04

    Mori, the leader of the Port Mafia, sends a letter to Margaret M. and Nathaniel H., threatening to destroy them and the ship they are protecting.

    Director: Takanori Yano

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • Double Black
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #5 - Double Black

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2016-11-25

    The leaders of the Agency and the Port Mafia negotiate an alliance. Meanwhile, Dazai and Chuuya face off against Lovecraft.

    Director: Takanori Yano

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • Cannibalism (3)
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #6 - Cannibalism (3)

    Season 1 Episode 35 - Aired 2019-06-21

    Mori Ougai and Fukuzawa Yukichi fight to the death in a desperate bid to save the organizations they lead from falling into a devastating war.

    Director: Ikuro Sato

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • Echo
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #7 - Echo

    Season 1 Episode 36 - Aired 2019-06-28

    The gifted responsible for the virus is on the run as Nakagawa Atsushi and Akutagawa Ryunosuke chase after him. Meanwhile, the Detective Agency has the Rats’ hideout surrounded to try to capture Fyodor Dostoevsky.

    Director: Takuya Igarashi

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • A Perfect Murder and Murderer (2)
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #8 - A Perfect Murder and Murderer (2)

    Season 1 Episode 41 - Aired 2023-02-01

    The last page of the manuscript received by Poe appears to have been a photocopy. Rampo seems to know why, but there are still more mysteries surrounding the death of the author.

    Director: Masatoyo Takada

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • Bungo Hound Dogs
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #9 - Bungo Hound Dogs

    Season 1 Episode 48 - Aired 2023-03-22

    Suspecting that Lucy is cooperating with the terrorist organization known as the Armed Detective Agency, Jouno and Tetchou pay a visit to the cafe at where she works, in hopes of tracking down Atsushi and Kyouka.

    Director: Masatoyo Takada

    Writer: N/A

  • SKYFALL
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #10 - SKYFALL

    Season 1 Episode 49 - Aired 2023-03-29

    Teruko goes head-to-head with Sigma. Tachihara rethinks the Agency’s innocence after re-infiltrating the Port Mafia.

    Director: Takanori Yano, Takahiro Hasui

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • The Strongest Man
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #11 - The Strongest Man

    Season 1 Episode 50 - Aired 2023-07-12

    The members of the Agency, isolated and unable to communicate with each other, are victims one after the other of assassination attempts, thwarted in extremis by a mysterious guardian angel. Who is this ?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Answer to Everything
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #12 - The Answer to Everything

    Season 1 Episode 51 - Aired 2023-07-19

    As Fukuchi allies with plans to create an international anti-terrorist organization targeting Gifted, Atsushi and Rampo appeal to him for help. Rampo turns his immense detective abilities to the question of Kamui's identity, and the truth will change everything.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • HERO VS. CRIMINAL
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #13 - HERO VS. CRIMINAL

    Season 1 Episode 52 - Aired 2023-07-26

    Atsushi and Akutagawa find themselves cornered, with no choice but to fight Fukuchi and his seemingly insurmountable powers. Combining forces and trusting in one another, do they have what it takes to defeat the mightiest Hunting Dog?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • HERO WAR, GANG WAR
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #14 - HERO WAR, GANG WAR

    Season 1 Episode 53 - Aired 2023-08-02

    The last member of Decay of the Angel is revealed. Kamui continues to spread chaos. Tachihara entrusts Fukuchi with the information device containing evidence obtained at the Sky Casino, only to face devastating consequences.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • At the Port in the Sky (1)
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #15 - At the Port in the Sky (1)

    Season 1 Episode 54 - Aired 2023-08-09

    The Detective Agency races to stop Fukuchi from receiving the One Order, a devastating mind control weapon that will make his plans for world domination unstoppable.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rashomon and the Tiger
    8.3/10 314 votes

    #16 - Rashomon and the Tiger

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-06-09

    Dazai has a face-off with his ex-partner, Chuuya, as Chuuya attempts to uncover Dazai's true intentions for letting himself get captured. Meanwhile, Atsuhi faces Akutagawa's intense and inexplicable hatred for him, as the ship continues on to the meeting place where he will be handed off in exchange for the bounty on his head...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Teaching Them to Kill, Then to Die
    8.0/10 304 votes

    #17 - Teaching Them to Kill, Then to Die

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-05-26

    Dazai goes missing, but the Agency operatives feel it's just business as usual. Meanwhile, Atsushi accompanies Yosano Akiko on a shopping expedition, where they are suddenly plunged into the middle of a terrorist bomb threat by one of the Port Mafia...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past
    7.9/10 297 votes

    #18 - Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-06-23

    Francis, the leader of The Guild, a North American organization of gifted members, is the one responsible for the bounty on Atsushi's head. Fukuzawa refuses Francis's offer to buy out the Agency, but their agents begin to disappear...

    Director: Ikuro Sato

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • Murder on D Street
    7.8/10 317 votes

    #19 - Murder on D Street

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-05-05

    After repelling the Port Mafia's Black Lizards with deceptive ease, Atsushi is tasked with accompanying Rampo to a case. Skeptical of the self-dubbed great detective who seems to lack all common sense, Atsushi is about to witness Rampo's ability first-hand...

    Director: Hiroki Ikeshita

    Writer: N/A

  • Love for the Disease Called Ideals
    7.8/10 301 votes

    #20 - Love for the Disease Called Ideals

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-05-19

    Following the Azure Messenger's bomb threat, the Armed Detective Agency must race to prevent the deaths of hundreds, which would taint the Agency forever. However, Dazai's seemingly distracted by Sasaki Nobuko, the lone survivor of their raid on the abandoned hospital...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Beauty Is Quiet Like a Stone Statue
    7.7/10 286 votes

    #21 - The Beauty Is Quiet Like a Stone Statue

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-06-02

    Kyouka was made into an assassin by those who abused her ability, and Atsushi can't help but feel sympathy toward her. Unable to turn her in to the military police, Atsushi ends up taking her out on a date. Meanwhile, Akutagawa is busy berating his former supervisor--Dazai.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Yokohama Gangster Paradise
    7.6/10 332 votes

    #22 - Yokohama Gangster Paradise

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-04-21

    Now an official member of the Agency after passing their entrance exam, Atsushi is assigned to his first case right away with Tanizaki and Naomi. Though deceptively simple on the surface, there's more than meets the eye...

    Director: Kazuhiro Yoneda

    Writer: N/A

  • Fortune Is Unpredictable and Mutable
    7.4/10 397 votes

    #23 - Fortune Is Unpredictable and Mutable

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-04-07

    Driven out from his orphanage, Nakajima Atsushi wanders the streets of Yokohama on the bring of starvation. Determined to live, a chance encounter with a drowning stranger changes his fate...

    Director: Takuya Igarashi

    Writer: Yoji Enokido

  • First, an Unsuitable Profession for Her. Second, an Ecstatic Detective Agency
    7.4/10 278 votes

    #24 - First, an Unsuitable Profession for Her. Second, an Ecstatic Detective Agency

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-06-16

    In the aftermath of Atsushi and Dazai's abduction, the Agency must decide what to do with Kyouka, the loose end. Meanwhile, the Port Mafia also deliberates what to do with Akutagawa, now comatose, as his enemies seek vengeance...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Azure Messenger
    7.3/10 292 votes

    #25 - The Azure Messenger

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-05-12

    The Agency investigates a series of disappearances in Yokohama. Kunikida enlists the help of a hacker named Taguchi Rokuzou, but all they find are photos of the victims and mention of a mysterious figure called the Azure Messenger. They follow the trail of clues to an abandoned hospital...

    Director: Yoshiyuki Asai

    Writer: N/A