Bungou Stray Dogs Review — C

Famous authors with magical powers fight in gang wars.

It wasn’t bad. It also wasn’t particularly good. It’s very similar to Kekkai Sensen in that there are a bunch of crazy characters with magical powers fighting to save the city. The “twist” (if you want to call it that) is that the characters are all famous authors.

This part was especially lame. For example, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s power is “The Great Fitzgerald”, and with it he spends money to gain more power as he cries about his wife. Melville has a giant blimp named Moby Dick. Lovecraft is a creep. You get the idea. Thematically, naming everyone after writers added nothing. I suspect the author just did it to help him come up with names and powers.

Some of the characters were entertaining, like the little girl above, but there were so many people that nobody got much time to shine. Excluding the main character, who was probably the most boring.

Mostly, I’ve already forgotten what happened. It was very similar to Kekkai Sensen in this regard too.

  • Storytelling – C – Little to make you actually care.
  • Voice – B – It does have some sense of style.
  • Characters – C – Lots of them, dumb author theme.
  • Attention Grab – C – Not boring. Not exciting.
  • Production – B – Looks fine.
  • Overall – C

Recommendations – Kekkai Sensen, Durarara

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