【Coupling Column】Vol.3 Bungou Stray Dogs


This Coupling Column is written under the authors preference. We know all the Couplings in the world have full of freedom and love, and anybody has his/her own preference.


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Hello everyone! This is the serialized Coupling Column, where you feel like you know the details about now-hot Couplings! It’s vol.3 today! We’re featuring…!?”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Bungou Stray Dogs!! Season 3 of the Anime ended kind of half way so now we have a rumor that there will be Season 4, coming up!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “YEP! Bungou Stray Dogs is so popular now! How about the Couplings of such a popular Anime…???”




★Dazai Osamu (Bungou Stray Dogs) x Nakahara Chuuya (Bungou Stray Dogs)


The relationship of the two: Ex-partner, Present-rival








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “These two first met when they were 15 years old, a little before the main story started… Chuuya is a leader of the group, formed by the boys and the girls, and Dazai has already belonged to the Port Mafia. They join hands temporarily to solve the incident, creating a sensational headline.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “As a result, they were able to solve the incident, ending up creating a little friendship between them…!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But… then again, Dazai solicits Chuuya, who ended up being chased by the boys and the girls of his group, to join the Port Mafia. Chuuya daringly decided to join the Port Mafia… even though he knew Dazai was the one who led him to be chased.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Later on, he found out that everything was planned so it would prevent Chuuya, who had a superpower, being persecuted, and it would even protect himself… ,when both of them has already grown to be the best fighters in the Port Mafia. Chuuya, who has superpower for the attack, and Dazai, who has superpower that doesn’t work for the battle but for the knowledge of the traps or the fighting, have become a great partner!”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “….But then again, Dazai loves teasing people. On the other hand, Chuuya is not good at thinking deeply. Since Dazai always teases Chuuya, Chuuya swears that he will get him back someday.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “His mind never changed even after Dazai got out of the Port Mafia and joined the Armed Detective Agency, which is the hostile organization against the Port Mafia. No matter how much they grow, they help each other and never hesitate to fight against each other…”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “And then they are sometimes deceived by each other… yeah~, their relationship is that lovable.”







★Dazai Osamu (Bungou Stray Dogs) x Nakajima Atsushi (Bungou Stray Dogs)


The relationship of the two: Good boss and the subordinate








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Bungou Stray Dogs starts when these two encountered. That’s really true. Atsushi-Kun, who was starved, made a decision to become a criminal to survive, thinking ‘I’ll commit a robbery to whoever would pass here…!’, when he saw Dazai, who was trying to drown himself.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Of course Atsushi-Kun was not brave enough to commit a robbery and ended up saving Dazai. Dazai treated him Ochazuke (rice in green tea). This scene with Ochazuke looks so good that it always makes me hungry.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But this encounter turned into a great one for both Dazai and Atsushi-Kun. Atsushi-Kun, who was wandering about, not being able to control his superpower, joined the Armed Detective Agency, solicited by Dazai. Atsushi-Kun was finally able to find his new place to fit in.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “And Dazai started watching over Atsushi-Kun, who tried very hard but was a little clumsy. They fought together as a member of the Armed Detective Agency and helped each other… Above all, Dazai was expecting Atsushi-Kun to be the last card to deal with the ‘worst situation’, which Yokohama will have in time…”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But again! It’s the Boss, who tries to commit a healthy suicide, which would never hurt him. And here comes the subordinate who is freely controlled by the boss. These two are one of my favorite chara so I really hope their lovable relationship will continue forever…!”







★Akutagawa Ryuunosuke (Bungou Stray Dogs) x Nakajima Atsushi (Bungou Stray Dogs)


The relationship of the two: Very competitive rivals








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “The Couplings that I shared above had trust and weird friendship but these two are….”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “really serious rivals. It doesn’t mean they encourage each other and compete but they never want to lose.”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Akutagawa thinks that Atsushi-Kun was ‘recognized by Dazai, which He really wanted’. Akutagawa looked up to Dazai when he belonged to the Port Mafia, wanting to be recognized by Dazai someday… but it never happened. But when he met Dazai again a few years later, what he saw was Dazai, ‘praising’ Atsushi-Kun, who has lower superpower than him, complimenting ‘you are strong’.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Atsushi-Kun looked easily recognized by Dazai, who Akutagawa admires, even though to him, Atsushi-Kun didn’t make much effort…. Akutagawa never tried to forgive that.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Atsushi-Kun doesn’t even know what is in Akutagawa’s mind but Atsushi-Kun went head-to-head against him, thinking that he is unforgivable to his ‘Port-Mafia’-like attitude, where he takes the nefarious way and forces his buddies to commit a crime of killing someone, or else, they are not worth living a life.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Why couldn’t he just say ‘Just live’ to a crying girl, saying, ‘I don’t want to kill anybody anymore’? Atsushi-Kun just couldn’t forgive Akutagawa, who never cares about others, while having stronger superpower than him.”








Saori(゜∇ ゜) “In this way, their fateful confrontation became deep. Even so, they sometimes fought together even though they (especially Akutagawa) never tried to communicate with each other.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “But you know what? These two are actually incredibly strong! Atsushi-Kun is good at short-distance battle, while Akutagawa is able to do a long range-battle (middle to long). The combination of these two allows no blind angle, which overwhelms the enemies…!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “By the way, Dazai asked Atsushi-Kun how the pair-up with Akutagawa was and then… he said it was the worst and he would never want to pair-up with him again. Instantly. Yes, very instantly.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Both of them, though, admit with each other, understanding that everything, including their personalities do not match. They will never forgive to each other but they both do have strength and power. They swear to fight against each other six months from now, to become stronger and to ‘deny’ each other’s existences.”









Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Yep! This is all about Season 3! What is Season 4 going to be like…!! Why don’t you review Season 1 to 3, while waiting for another news of Season 4?”


 “All right then! We’ll see you sooon~!”


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