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The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs 

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Updated March 20, 2019 2.2k votes 658 voters 17.3k views 22 items

The noir feel of Bungou Stray Dogs paired with the detectives' supernatural abilities always makes the show such a delight to watch. It's different, interesting and certainly has a mystery behind each episode with an expansive plot that silently grows in the background. Once you've finished a series like this, it's hard to find other anime like Bangou Stray Dogs. Luckily, there are plenty of series that will help with your healing process!

Older series like Baccano! have the same kind of mystery and supernatural feel that Bungou Stray Dogs gave with a very different kind of story. Peculiar characters like Szilard and Ennis are relatively strange, but somehow relatable just like leading characters Osamu and Atsushi are. If you're looking for something that's a little more off-road, with a different approach than a detective based story, there are still plenty of shows that hold similar elements; Durarara!! is an excellent example. While it's not about detectives exactly, it still has a strange story that involves multiple people who find themselves in a web of a story that involves them all one way or another. It also doesn't hurt when a few of these have an appealing art style, much like Bungou Stray Dogs had.

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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Noragami is a Japanese manga series by Adachitoka. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in Japan beginning from January 5, 2014 to March 23, 2014, with a total of 12 episodes. ...more
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Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. ...more
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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
My Hero Academia is a 2016 anime series based on the superhero manga series Boku no Hīrō Akademia, written by Kōhei Horikoshi. Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student in a world where ...more
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Blood Blockade Battlefro... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen, lit. "Bloodline Battlefront") is a Japanese shōnen manga by Yasuhiro Nightow and 2015 anime series. Leonardo Watch is a young photographer ...more
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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. The series was aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina ...more
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Servamp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Servamp is a Japanese manga series by Strike Tanaka. An anime television adaptation began airing on July 5, 2016 and concluded on September 20, 2016 with 12 episodes. Mahiru Shirota is a normal ...more
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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Hamatora the Animation ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Sirius the Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Sirius the Jaeger is a Japanese original anime television series directed by Masahiro Andō and premiered from July 12 to September 27, 2018. In 1930, a group of Vampires leave China and flee to ...more
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Karneval is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Karneval is a Japanese manga series by Tōya Mikanagi. A 13-episode anime adaptation by Manglobe aired between April and June 2013. Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an ...more
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Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Akame ga Kill! is a 2010 Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. A young villager named Tatsumi travels to the Capital to raise money for his home ...more
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Katekyo Hitman Reborn! ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Darker than Black: Kuro ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Baccano! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United ...more
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Certain Magical Index is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
A Certain Magical Index is a Japanese light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, which has been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko ...more
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
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Taboo Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Taboo Tattoo is a Japanese action adventure seinen manga series written and illustrated by Shinjirō and 2016 anime series. Seigi receives a strange tattoo from a man whose life he saved. Soon, ...more
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Ouran High School Host C... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into an ...more
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The Law of Ueki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs
The Law of Ueki is a Japanese manga series by Tsubasa Fukuchi. It was first serialized in the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 2002 and ended in 2005. Sixteen tankōbon volumes was compiled ...more
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Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Bungou Stray Dogs