Bungou Stray Dogs Episode 8 Thoughts


Oh wow, look at me actually posting my analysis on time! I won’t babble too much like I tend to in the beginning of these! Let’s dive into Episode 8!

First of, I’m happy we got an episode about Akiko! I’ve been waiting to see her more. It was an extra dose of happiness for me since Junichirou also came back. Akiko is a really fun character too, scary but I think she’s one of those characters that you love or hate. It was pretty funny when poor unaware Atsushi got stuck with her and everyone else pretty much abandoned him.

Izumi Kyouka is also the most adorable thing, I knew I’d wind up loving her the moment she showed up. I was scared she was going to die but I’m glad she didn’t. I like the way she talks, it’s interesting. I wonder if she’ll always say her name and be like “I am/I have” when she talks about stuff. It’s still too soon to tell. Not only is she pretty much a cinnamon roll, but she is a huge badass too. Her ability was up there with how cool and powerful Junichirou was.

The bomber dude was strange but then again the whole port mafia only seems to go for a few types of people. Crazy people, but you can’t tell they are crazy. Or you can just look at them and be like “Yeah that’s dude off his rocker.”

Atsushi also had a nice moment of development. He against Kyouka was an epic fight and when he was under pressure to save her from the bomb, he managed to control his power and bring it out so he could save her. I think he also overcame a bit of his emotional baggage on top of it. We saw in this episode that he still sees himself as a curse and a burden but maybe Kyouka will help him with that down the line.

Of course, I saved the best for last. Dazai got kidnapped and is literally chained up to a wall with Ryunnosuke. I see a flashback to Dazai’s port mafia days in the future. That would be interesting to see. Also, I’m sorry I can’t help but mention this. Dazai looked super suggestive, especially with that smirk at the end. I bet there is already a smutty fanfic with Dazai and Ryunnosuke already. If not, there either already is on, or it’s being written right now. I’m not too worried about Dazai though, he’s a weirdo he’ll probably just smile his way through whatever Ryunosuke does, and most likely make a bunch of suicide quips and suggestive remarks.

I have to admit, though, even though Dazai isn’t typically my type of boy anime character, he’s probably my favorite boy character. You can totally tell since I rattle on about him the most. Hopefully, you all don’t mind that too terribly!

Aaaaand that’s about it for Bungou Stray Dogs today! This episode was more of a visual episode with fight scenes and stuff that need to be seen to be experienced and understood fully. I’m really excited for next weeks episode! Hopefully, I can get the post up in a timely manner like I did this week.

I’m not sure what other posts I might make in the next few weeks. There are a few reviews I can do but I want to review in a different format that allows me to more genuine and less wordy. We’ll see what happens! I’ve been spending alot of time being more leisurely as of late since school finally ended, but once I’ve had more time to decompress and such, I’ll probably want to write more since I’ll have more ideas and such.

With that, I bid you all adieu, for now~


2 thoughts on “Bungou Stray Dogs Episode 8 Thoughts”

  1. It is hard to feel any sense of danger surrounding Dazai’s capture given what he does to himself on a daily basis and survives. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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