ODEX to screen Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple anime movie

Anime film opened in Japanese cinemas at Rank #7 during its first weekend on March 3.

Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on their Facebook page last week they will be releasing the anime film adaptation of the popular supernatural action series Bungo Stray Dogs in Southeast Asian cinemas.

The announcement comes after the licensor revealed last month that they will release Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation, which is the sixth anime film of the popular franchise.


The anime film is set to be released in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, but did not give any time frame on the movie’s premiere.

They will give more details of the upcoming screenings, including the premiere dates for each country, “once it is ready.”


©2018 Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa / PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA / Bungo Stray Dogs DA Production Committee

Power users around the world are suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene. At a request from Ango Sakaguchi, the Armed Detective Agency head out to investigate Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, a power user who calls himself “collector,” and a man suspected of being tied to the incident. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple is the anime film adaptation of a supernatural action manga series, written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, which has been serialized by Kadokawa Shoten magazine Young Ace since 2012. The manga currently has 14 volumes.

Takuya Igarashi, who directed the two television anime adaptations, returned to work on the anime film, while the movie’s scripts are handled by Yojo Enokido with Asagiri. Character designer Nobuhiro Arai returned to work on the movie, which was produced by anime studio BONES.

Yuto Uemura (as “Atsushi Nakajima”), Mamoru Miyano (as “Osamu Dazai”), Kisho Taniyama (as “Chuya Nakahara”), and Kensho Ono (as Ryunosuke Akutagawa”) reprises their respective roles in the movie.

The anime film Ranked #7 during its first weekend on March 3, and earned over JPY78 million (about PHP38 million) in 74 theaters in Japan.


Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia aired the first and second season of Bungo Stray Dogs in April and October 2016, as a part of the channel’s simulcast line-up.

The channel also aired the show’s original video animation, “He Walks Alone”, in August last year.