Review: Bungou Stray Dogs – E.02

Did you like the first episode of Bungou Stray Dogs? Then you’ll continue to like the series with the second episode. For me, it was predictable and the attempts at humor continued to fail. White haired tiger dude, shows how little I care about learning his name, is given a place to stay and offered to join the agency. He turns it down and then the suicidal dude (who breaks his own character and is actually called on it by the way) offers to get him a job, but that there will be a test. If you can’t figure out that the very next thing that happens is part of the test, then this show is for you.

Bungou-Stray-Dogs-newThere isn’t enough originality to this show to make me want to watch more. I can understand why others would watch it. If it reminded you of another show that you liked, then it probably fills that gap pretty well. I know I’ve suffered through shows that reminded me of a different show I liked better because in a way it carries on those strong “feels” that you have for that show. It just doesn’t do that for me. Its following a formula and not trying to stray from that, but in doing so you have to wonder why there’s an inflated cast other than to give people cosplay options.

What it boils down to is that this show doesn’t tickle my fancy. It might tickle yours and that’s okay. Even though I found this episode predictable, it was still average. I wouldn’t score it down just because of my personal taste because what’s here is a competent second episode. In the end though, being average just isn’t enough to keep me interested.

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