What is the current status of the renewal for Bungo Stray Dogs season 6, and when might it potentially be released globally and is there a release date for it
As the eagerly awaited season 5 finale of Bungo Stray Dogs is just hours away from release, fans are eager to know if there will be a season 6 and its potential release date worldwide.
Will Bungo Stray Dogs anime season 6 come, release date and plot story update
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Studio Bones, the production team behind this hit series, has not yet officially announced the renewal of Bungo Stray Dogs for its sixth season, leaving fans with a mix of hope and uncertainty.
While there is a strong possibility of the series returning for another season due to its continued popularity, it’s important to temper expectations regarding the timing of its return. The production of modern anime often hinges on two key factors: the broader franchise’s popularity and the availability of source material from the original manga or light novel series.
On one hand, Bungo Stray Dogs enjoys a significant following, as evidenced by its impressive ratings on platforms like MyAnimeList, AniList, and Anime Planet, as well as a respectable 7.8/10 on IMDB for the show itself. This level of popularity suggests that a sixth season could be well-received.
However, on the other hand, there is a significant obstacle to overcome. Bungo Stray Dogs season 5 is expected to adapt the manga up to chapter 110, the most recent chapter published in Japan as of September 4, 2023. Unfortunately, this leaves the anime without sufficient source material to continue the story without resorting to an original storyline.
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 6 Renewal
Given the constraints of needing source material to base the anime on, it’s highly unlikely that Studio Bones will proceed with the production of Bungo Stray Dogs season 6 until there is enough new content from the manga. This waiting game raises the question of when the potential release date for the sixth season might be.
While there’s no official confirmation of a season 6 release date, we can make educated predictions based on the production timelines of both the anime and manga. Season 4 was announced in November 2021 and premiered in January 2024, but it faced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast, season 5 had a shorter production cycle, with its announcement in March 2023 and a return to screens in July.
The main challenge for season 6 lies in the availability of new manga content. Season 5 adapted chapters 78-110, encompassing volumes 19-24. Assuming that Bones needs another six volumes to create sufficient source material for an 11/12-episode season, and considering the current rate at which the manga releases content (approximately every nine months per volume), it may not be until at least mid-2026 before there is enough source material for season 6.
In conclusion, while the possibility of another season of Bungo Stray Dogs exists, fans may need to exercise patience as they await its return, which could potentially be several years down the road.