Anime Bungou Stray Dogs Watch Order

Beginner’s Guide to Complete Bungo Stray Dogs Watch Order

When you cross the supernatural genre with the awesomeness of nerdy detective work in the realm of shonen, you get Bungo Stray Dogs.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this is an interesting offbeat anime set under the aesthetics of the 90s animation style. Bungo Stray Dogs packs a serious punch of dark and brutal tale underneath all the drama, humor, and great action.

So far, Bungo Stray Dogs consists of four seasons of anime series and one season of a spin-off tv series called Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! It has also received one animated movie and an OVA. A live-action film Bungo Stray Dogs The Movie: Beast was released in January 2022.

Bungo Stray Dogs beautifully depicts any scene ranging from mundane stills of life to over-the-top supernatural action sequences. This anime will not fail to keep you hooked on the plot and its characters.

Let me give you the exact release and chronological order and help you decide how and where to enjoy this fantastic anime.

1. Chronological Order

  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu (OVA)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (movie)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (spin-off tv series)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 (Upcoming)

 2. Release Order

I. TV Series

  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1 (2016)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 (2016)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3 (2019)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 ( 2023)

II. Movie

  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)


  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu (2017)

IV. Spin-Off

  • Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (TV Series) (2021)

V. Live-Action Movie

  • Bungo Stray Dogs The Movie: BEAST (2022)

3. Where to watch Bungo Stray Dogs with English subtitles and dub?

You can stream the first three seasons of Bungo Stray Dogs on Crunchyroll and Funimation. The fourth season and spinoff series are only available on Crunchyroll, and the movie and OVA are currently unavailable.

TitleWhere to Stream with Eng subsWhere to stream with Eng dubs
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1-3Crunchyroll, FunimationCrunchyroll, Funimation
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4Crunchyroll--
Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!CrunchyrollCrunchyroll

4. Can you download and watch Bungo Stray Dogs offline?

Several websites offer download options with their different packages, and we have the readymade list right here:

WebsiteSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
CrunchyrollFan – $7.99/monthNo
Mega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
Ultimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes
FunimationPremium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per yearNo
Premium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per yearYes
Premium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per yearYes
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5. What to do if Bungo Stray Dogs is unavailable in your region?

A lot of anime are geo-blocked for several countries. If the anime isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block.

Beginner’s Guide to Complete Bungo Stray Dogs Watch Order
Bungo Stray Dogs | Source: IMDb

There are many paid VPN services available, but you also have free options at hand. You can also use free browser extensions VPNs that you will find in the extension store.

If you are accessing streaming websites from your phone, you will find several VPNs from the app store. The important thing is that Bungo Stray Dogs is present on Crunchyroll, and Funimations’ catalogs, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.

6. How Much Time Will it Take to Watch Bungo Stray Dogs?

To complete watching everything in the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise, you are looking at the total runtime of 25 hours and 6 minutes of nonstop binging.

The total runtime calculated consists of the four released seasons of the tv series, the animated movie and the unreleased live-action movie, the OVA, and the spin-off series.

Official Trailer | Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 – 2023 | English Sub

Let me give you the list of the runtime of each installment of this franchise.

  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1 – 276 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 – 276 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3 – 276 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 – 299 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple – 90 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu – 23 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! – 132 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs The Movie: Beast – 134 minutes
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 – N/A

7. Conclusion

The recommended watch order for this anime is the given chronological order.

It almost resembles the release order, and you can follow it, but remember that the animated movie is not intended to be watched before the second season.

The live-action movie BEAST is based on a different manga series and tells an alternate story where the roles get reversed. Watch it along with the spin-off series once you are finished with the main story.

Bungo Stray Dogs introduces an abundance of characters with distinct personalities who are roughly based on Japanese authors and poets.

With fantastic action scenes and some great humorous moments, this detective anime is an overlooked gem in the world of shonen and should not be missed at all.

8. About Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs is a manga series by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. It has also received an anime adaptation.

The story follows Atsushi, a weretiger, who later joins the Armed Detective Agency, where people with special abilities help keep peace in the area.

The agency faces peril from time to time and must rise up against all odds.


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