Bungou Stray Dogs revolves around Atsushi, who seems to be the only one aware of the strange incidents of a mystical tiger in the orphanage.
After getting kicked out, he runs into supernatural detective Dazai and joins his firm solving the case.
This is a story that deals with supernatural investigators solving unusual cases and their fight against evil mafia organization.
Let’s begin with the top 10 list of anime that you should watch if you liked Bungou Stray Dogs.
Karneval displays one’s struggle to pursue a friend facing every odds in the way.
KarnevalAir Date: April 2013Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 13
Nai gets captive by a woman while searching for his precious friends. Meanwhile, Gareki, a cunning thief in the midst of robbing the woman’s house, agrees to help Nai escape from that ghoulish woman.
While on the run, they were found by “Circus,” a government defense agency fighting against human-eating “varuga.” They join “Circus” in hopes of finding Nai’s friend and soon begin to uncover the secrets of Kafka, a shadowy organization.
9Hamatora The Animation
Hamatora takes the theory of miracles to a level of supremacy.
Hamatora The AnimationAir Date: January 2014Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
“Minimum Holders” are a selected group of people with special powers to create small miracles known as “Minimum.”
The detective agency Hamatora located in a lone table at a Cafe, is composed of “Minimum Holder PI Duo” Nice and Muraski.
Soon they begin to receive jobs that have strange connections to a serial killer whose victims are all Minimum Holders. Their friend Art, a police officer, is also searching for the killer.
8Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is a unique story about a hitman teaming up with a detective.
Hakata Tonkotsu RamensAir Date: January 2018Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
The city of Fukuoka disguising itself in a peaceful mask is actually a house of dangerous individuals such as killers, detectives, and revenge seekers.
Among them lives Zenji Banba, a laidback detective who investigates hitmen companies.
Meanwhile, Xianming Lin is a cross-dressing male hitman who is ordered to assassinate Banba for his interference in an organization’s business.
When Banba arrives home and finds the hitman inside, he is shocked that the hitman proposes they team up.
Truth is far beyond what you see and hear, that’s what K reminds us.
KAir Date: October 2012Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 26
The individuals who have been bestowed with incredible supernatural powers are known as “Kings” accompanied by their clans.
A manhunt is underway for Yashiro Isana, who is falsely accused of a heinous murder of Red clansmen. While escaping, he comes in contact with the “Black Dog” Kurou Yatogami, a disciple of the seventh king.
Meanwhile, the current Red King, Mikoto Suou, faces his own imminent demise as a greater conspiracy unravels leading towards a war between the Kings.
6Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood Blockade Battlefront is a fantasy dealing with one’s prowess over God’s Eye.
Blood Blockade BattlefrontAir Date: April 2015Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
When a gateway between Earth and the Beyond opened three years ago, people and supernatural monsters are forced to live together in an impenetrable bubble around Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York.
After obtaining “All-seeing Eyes of the Gods” at the expense of his sister’s sight, Leonardo Watch goes to Hellsalem’s Lot to help her by investigating the power.
Soon he runs into Libra, an organization to maintain peace and unexpectedly joins their ranks.
Banana Fish depicts the arduous life of an escapee.
Banana FishAir Date: July 2018Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 24
Aslan Jade Callenreese, known as Ash Lynx, is a runaway, raised by the infamous godfather of the mafia, Dino Golzine.
While Ash was investigating a mysterious drug called “Banana Fish” at his hideout bar with his friends Shunichi and Eiji, the bar was raided by Dino’s men who kidnapped both of his friends.
Now he must find a way to rescue them and continue his investigation on “Banana Fish.”
Baccano! is a gem of a mystery dwelling with alchemy, survival, and immortality.
Baccano!Air Date: July 2007Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 13
During the early 1930s, the transcontinental train – Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey from Chicago. It will ultimately leave a trail of blood all over the country.
At the same time in New York, scientist Szilard along with his aide, Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir while, on the other hand, the war between mafia groups is getting worse.
The several seemingly unrelated events are the part of a much bigger story that culminate with the kindhearted thieves, Issac and Miria.
Noragami will teach you to pursue your dreams regardless of their difficulties.
NoragamiAir Date: January 2014Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 25
Yato is a minor deity and self-proclaimed “ Delivery God” who dreams of having millions of worshipers. He charges five yen apiece for doing odd jobs, for which his weapon partner keeps deserting him.
Hiyori Iki, a middle school girl, after getting hit by a car to supposedly save Yato, finds out that her soul is leaving her body. She demands Yato return her back to normal to which he agrees. Still, she has to find him a new weapon partner in exchange.
2Darker than Black
Darker than Black deals with a war in the shadows where justice doesn’t prevail.
Darker than BlackAir Date: April 2007Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 37
It has been 10 years since Heaven’s Gate and Hell’s Gate appeared in South America and Japan, respectively.
The Gate does not abide by the laws of physics and grants supernatural abilities to Contractors, who accept them by giving up their humanity.
In a Japanese city surrounding the Hell’s Gate, Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself at odds with Hei, an infamous contractor known as “Black Reaper.” Hei deals with those who threaten the existence of Contractors.
Your actions define your identity, not the other way around, Durarara!! depicts that through a headless protagonist.
Durarara!!Air Date: January 2010Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 4No. of Episodes: 60
The urban legend of the headless “Black Rider” riding a jet-black motorcycle is famous besides the many strange rumors in Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro.
Mikado Ryuugamine, longing for the excitement of city life, moves to Tokyo. On his first day in Tokyo, his wish comes true after witnessing the Black Rider.
But as supernatural events begin to occur, the colorful inhabitants are mixed up in a commotion breaking out in Ikebukuro.
There are some other series that closely resembles Bungou Stray Dogs, they are:
Trickster, Taboo Tattoo, Servamp.