10 Best Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs You Must Watch

Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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“The action-comic story of how Nakajima Atsushi, an abandoned orphan, stumbled across a suicidal man Dazai Osamu consequently leading to his adoption by “Armed Detective Agency” who solves the cases which even police fear, leading to his action-packed journey through the world of masters of supernatural powers.”

The anime adaptation of Bungou Stray Dogs became a favorite among anime watchers worldwide since it premiered in April 2016 with its fantastic mashup of action, comedy, and mystery. For all weebs surfing through the internet, looking for some recommendations, here are a few anime like Bungou Stray Dogs that surely be a feast for you.

10. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia - Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Izuku Midoriya feels like an outcast, born as someone who lacks power in a world full of people with special abilities famously known as irks. But when he comes across his favorite hero, All Might, he is bestowed with the power of One For All and gains the potential to become the next number one hero.

Ultimately gets enrolled in UA High, a school for future heroes, where he embarks on a series of adventures with his classmates that change their lives. Both series are rich in the number of cast with unique action-packed comic events.

9. Noragami

Noragami — Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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In a world where humans wish gods to come and fulfill specific tasks and answer prayers, Yato, self-titled “delivery God,” a lower-level god, dreams of being one of the most successful gods in the world of deities.

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Their story begins when Hiyori Iki, who rushes to save him from a car accident, meets each other. Both anime are a great blend of action and comedy, mystery, with a large cast, rich plot, and hidden dark mysteries among comic events occurring in the story.

8. Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen - Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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An average seeming teenager Yuji Itadori has exceptional physical strength. Rather than spending hours in school outcast’s Occult Research Club, he comes across a life-changing event when his club managers get their hands on a sealed cursed object which unleashes the greatest terror when they break the seal. Both anime are similar in the mix of action and comedy, with characters having emotional backstories. 

7. Banana Fish

Banana Fish - Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Ash Lynx, a 17-year-old man brought up by mafia Dino Golzine, struggled to navigate his gang life when he encountered the phrase “Banana Fish.” Upon deciding to investigate the matter further, he encounters photojournalist Eiji Okumura, who embarks on the journey with Ash to uncover the truth about the life threat of Dino and his men. Both anime involve cool fighting scenes and an excellent plot revolving around gangs/mafias.

6. The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited

The Millionaire Detective — Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Detective Daisuke Kambe assesses human lives based on financial worth, even having no problem using fortune to solve the crime; he meets compassionate Haru Kato, who is sickened by Daisuke’s materialistic ways.

Can they stop butting heads and overcome their opposing worldviews to solve the precinct’s toughest crimes? Both anime revolves around detective agencies with comic relief. So, this one might seem similar if you’re looking for anime like Bungou Stray Dogs.

5. Psycho-Pass

Psycho Pass- Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Inspector Akane Tsunemori, righteous and justice-driven, uncovers the dark truths regarding Psycho-Pass, a means of measuring the mental stability and criminal intentions of individuals used in the Sibyl System.

After learning how abusing the system is, she begins to have a moral dilemma as an honest, virtuous woman who now sees the flaws in upholding a law that determines one’s societal value and right to live. Both anime revolve around case-solving, lots of action, and mystery. 

4. K

K - Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Under the guidance of kings, Japan regained its glory, which was disturbed when the Red King got murdered, claimed by a man named Yashiro Isana. This leads to struggle in Japan, where “Shiro,” a nondescript young man, seems to have no recollection of killing anyone living an unremarkable life in an island academy.

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To survive, he must prove his innocence, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of kings? Both anime have rich plot and cast with supernatural powers, with the story revolving around different fractions in the city struggling among themselves to fulfill their motives.

3. Hamatora The Animation

Hamatora- Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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The story revolves around the private detective duo of Nice and Murasaki, otherwise known as “Hamatora,” who, with their friends, run an agency at a café. When I came across the case of serial killing involving Minimum Holders like them who possess the abilities, the duo started drawing connections between murders and diving further to find the culprit/s.

Both anime are similar in the setup of detective agencies with comic spice in mid of severe situations and lots of mystery and action.

2. Durarara!!

Durarara!! - Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Ikebukuro, the downtown district of Tokyo, is infamous for its legends of sinister gangs and otherworldly entities. When a suspense-loving man with a less-than-thrilling existence comes across the fabled “Black Rider,” a motorcycle-riding, headless figure, strange events start to occur.

Both anime involve mystery, crime, detectives, and supernatural phenomena set against a cityscape.

1. Kekkai Sensen

Kekkai Sensen - Anime like Bungou Stray Dogs
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The breach between Earth and the netherworld leads to the coexistence of humans and all kinds of supernatural beings in the city of New York. The classified organization, Libra in the city is tasked with the job of maintaining peace and civility among citizens, which was later joined by not so ordinary guy named Leonardo Watch, leading to an action-packed journey with the group of monsters and madmen led by a powerful being known as King of Despair.

Just like in BSD, a group of eccentric people with supernatural powers struggle against crimes in the city, with a similar sense of humor and dark undertones.

Final Thoughts

There you go- the best anime like Bungou Stray Dogs. We enjoyed watching it and hope you do as well. Although we didn’t mention many similarities in every title, there are a few that might come as a surprise to you.

So, what do you think about the list? Do you have any other anime similar to Bungou Stray Dogs on your mind? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Anjali Sharma

Hi, I am Anjali Sharma.Currently i am pursuing Bachelor's degree in college. I have various hobbies and watching animes is a big part of them. Being an Otaku i take pride in being able to write about them and only wish I could continue this hobbie too.